Greetings from Asheville, where the good music is always on the turntable. Sunshine and 70 degrees made for a great day of thrifting and yard sale searching, today. And I found some really thrift store finds.
Things started, in the morning, where we went to a community yard sale in the Asheville neighborhood of Montford. It went well, finding three Buck Owens LP’s; Bridge Over Troubled Water, I’ve Got You on My Mind Again, and The Buck Owens Show – Big in Vegas. In addition, found the albums She Needs Someone to Hold Her When She Cries from Conway Twitty and Billy Walker’s When A Man Loves A Woman. Found four 45’s, as well. Jean Shepard “The Tip of My Fingers”, Del Reeves “But I Do”, Hank Snow’s remake of his 1959 hit “The Last Ride, and an unknown artist named Freddie King. The song is called “I’ll Stay (Because I Want You More)”.
One other interesting find at the community yard sale, several 1960’s-era Look magazines, and one Saturday Evening Post.
In the afternoon, we visited the Hospice Thrift Shop and our Habitat For Humanity Home Store. While not finding large amounts, what I did find were some awesome pickups. On the country music side, there was Susie Allanson’s Heart to Heart album. That album featured her hit cover of the Bee Gees’ “Words”, plus “Two Steps Forward and Three Steps Back”. Also, a 1963-ish Sons of The Pioneers release, Trail Dust. On the pop side, found a copy of Dean Martin’s 1972 Dino release, and Buddy Clark’s Greatest Hits. Buddy was a popular 1940’s vocalist who was tragically killed at the peak of his career in a plane crash in 1949. Buddy and The Pioneers came from Habitat, while Susie and Dino were Hospice finds.
Sometimes the best days aren’t due to quantity, but rather quality.
We’re saving vinyl, one day at a time.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mike the Country Musicologist is a lifelong music and radio fanatic, model railroader, lover of vintage agriculture, and big sports fan, including the Colts, Reds, Hurricanes, Pacers, Purdue & Butler Universities. He has collected records since childhood, focusing on classic country and top 40 oldies music. He convinced Vincennes University to give him an Associate’s Degree in broadcasting. He’s worked for several stations in Indiana and North Carolina. Be sure to follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.