Just when I was starting to get that “Oh no, my records are lost in the post!” feeling, the postie arrived today with two brown parcels; one from the states and one from the UK.
It’s my own fault for buying records over the Christmas/New Year break when the country is covered in six inches of snow and temporary posties are slinging parcels in the bin.
I don’t know why I always think they have gone astray, I have only ever lost 2 packets in the post (both from the states). Unfortunately, one of these was Troy Dodds – Try My Love – El Camino DEMO! And it had only cost about two thirds of the price I would have to have paid in the UK for it. The guy definitely sent it but it was on one of those wierd insured systems where it is tracked out of the country of origin and then vanishes until the postie brings it and you sign for it. Never understood the point of this service and I’m sure someone nicked my record in this country once they saw the value of the insurance.
Anyway, enough moaning, back to what arrived today!
First is a record I’ve been trying to find for years: Young Jessie – Big Chief (King Of Love) – Mercury 71985 WLP. A wilder bit of R&B you will not hear, probably not to everyone’s taste. This is a really hard record to find in any condition and is expensive if you want someone to let go of it (£200 – £250 at least). Mine is VG and cost me about a third of that, it crackles and pops but I don’t care! Click [here] to listen.
Next is a record that I first heard on one of the regular CD swaps back in November 2008. I’ve already got a copy but it is getting some plays and I’ve already sold two others this year so this is one for the sales list. It is Carolyn Cooke – I Don’t Mind – RCA 8553 and it is absolutely pristine. I’ll put up a sound file when I list it on the site but there is a snippet [here] from a previous copy.
I’ve got some more on the way too so the postie will be grumbling about me more than usual this week.