This was my sixth trip to McComb, I stopped in the day before the job to drop off my heavy equipment and noticed a thrift store and made a note to stop in when the drop was complete. I was not disappointed.
I found a total of four Eng records - two of which I had - and made away with the remainder. One was 'My Love' (one of the greatest Eng covers) and the other was his final album for Epic (it's pretty bad, and I am a hardcore fan). There was many, many 45s....since I don't care for those that much I half heartedly went through them just to pass the time.
I'd estimate I actually went through about 33% and in that time I found four Eng 7", two of which were jukebox 45s aka minialbums (5-6 songs on 33rpm). I am working on collecting these - one of them (Engelbert Humperdinck) I already have , with the picture sleeve. The other (The Last Waltz) I don't have but I wasn't keen on buying it as a naked platter. Both however were interesting really old looking blue Parrot labels I've never seen before. I went back to make sure the other two LPs I left behind (The Last Waltz and Release Me) weren't mono (neither was) then moved on. I left the four Eng 45s separate from the rest in the hopes that another rabid collector will find them and be grateful for my work.
I came across a copy of Ray Price 'For the Good Times' and was very tempted to buy it - I have a dub and I enjoy it, and I seem to come across this often. I decided not to in the end but before I rendered that decision, I checked the vinyl to make sure it was intact and not wrecked. There was inexplicably a second Ray Price LP in the same jacket! Bizarre!
|I found a couple LPs with these 'notes' on them. The previous owner used masking tape and wrote down which songs were good/bad....pretty weird.|
|Came across this gem, autographed and all!|
Well what do you know...a few days after I got home I got a call......I returned this voicemail and we had a long discussion in excess of 15 minutes. Suffice to say, when I head back out this way, I'll be calling my friend Terry up and trying to see his Castle of Records! And when I do - I will share it here.