Well it sure has been a slow May. I got down to Texas but missed opportunities to check out a record store in downtown Dallas and more. I did stop into a thrift store in Plano Texas but they had no vinyl. I made it back to Buffalo NY as well as the Detroit area but I've covered those areas before. However I do have some interesting 'mailbag' topics that relate once again to my extensive documentation of barbershop vinyl.
As a kid I had a couple Shel Silverstein books and more recently I've watched my girlfriend's daughter discover his work. This message was a real thrill to get. I knew the album referenced right away and knew I did not have it but excitedly wrote back regarding the Four Renegades album where the arrangement was born, as well as the Vagabonds album where I first noticed this song. Alas, I was told that they already had those albums in the archive. Especially painful since I have not one but two spares copies of the Four Renegades record. So I am keeping a keen eye on ebay hoping to find this one so that I might donate it.
I got this message quite a while ago as you can see here but never mentioned it. The only thing better perhaps than an autographed copy is knowing you made this kind of contribution and got to chat (albeit electronically) with someone who knew the quartet closely.