This is a blog describing the descent into madness brought about by record collecting. It is primarily about the hunt, the smells, the disappointments, the excitement, and the random occurrences surrounding vinyl records. I listen to them too, a lot, but from my perspective the hunt is what makes collecting records an exciting hobby, although it may be maddeningly frustrating and incomprehensible to those around me.
On the hunt for:
Articles of Faith-Give Thanks LP
Bhopal Stiffs 10 song demo tape
Black Cat Bones-Barbed Wire Sandwich LP
Blues Creation - Live LP
Freddie Hubbard-Black Angel LP
Henry Franklin - The Skipper LP
Herbie Hancock-Flood LP
Mount Everest Trio - LP
Revenant - Prophecies of a Dying World LP
Sam Cooke-Ain't That Good News LP
Sam Cooke-Night Beat LP
Strike Under-Immediate Action 12" EP
The Effigies-Haunted Town 12" EP
The Virgil Lights - (anything else out there besides the 45?)
There was another record show in Albuquerque last week, and this was the first time I tried to look for gospel records at this show. I didn't do too well, and I'm not surprised, how many gospel records are floating around the southwest? I did find a few 45s from one seller, and since he didn't know anything at all about the records he had, I got a pretty good deal. This record here by Rev. Columbus Mann I got for free. I had never heard of him before, but after some checking around online after I got home (one of the few slightly successful gospel searches), the LP this single came from is a highly sought after and very expensive gospel gem. The first track is much better, check it out.
My search for the perfect gospel song continues. I've managed to start a small collection of 45s from the Memphis-based label, Messenger Records, and nearly every record from this label has ranged from decent to mind-blowing. The first track on this record, "what a meeting" is one of those mind-blowing tracks.
I don't know anything about this group. It is both incredible and frustrating how little is available online about gospel. This means to find anything, I have to just take a chance. Luckily, chance is exactly how I found this record. I purchased 3 45s on ebay for literally pennies from a seller who had a few gospel records. The Virgil Lights was one of those records, and while the other two (from The Jubilee Hummingbirds and the Sensational Six) were just ok, the first track on this disc made it all worth it. Enjoy.