Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always on the turntable. I have another edition of Thrift Store Finds. Had a bit of record hunting fun, on Thursday, while waiting for tires for our van. Spent a little bit of time at one of our antique stores in the Biltmore area, called Sweeten Creek Antiques.
There are several booths within the place that have records, including one booth that features nothing but records and some comic books. With all the 45’s marked down to a dollar apiece, I was able to spend a few moments and found a few interesting discs.
Here are the classic country releases I got:
Cal Smith “Country Bumpkin”
Charley Pride “Dallas Cowboys” b/w “When I Stop Leaving (I’ll Be Gone)”
Ernest Tubb “I Cried a Tear”
Kitty Wells “Amigo’s Guitar”
Ernest Ashworth “Talk Back Trembling Lips”
Kitty Wells “Lonely Side of Town” b/w “I’ve Kissed You My Last Time”
Johnnie and Jack “You Can’t Divorce My Heart” b/w “Baby, It’s in The Making”
Hawkshaw Hawkins “Bad News Travels Fast (In Our Town)”
Porter Wagoner “Your Love”
In addition, I grabbed a few “oldies but goodies”, too.
The Wilder Brothers “Timber” b/w “Yes and No”
Sam Cooke “Everybody Loves to Cha Cha Cha”
Sam Cooke “I Don’t Want to Cry” b/w “That’s All I Need to Know”
James Brown “Ain’t That A Groove Pts. 1 and 2”
Another case of quality trumps quantity. Next week, we’ll be in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, which has a great record store called Kilgor Trouts. Plus a few nice thrift stores and antique malls. I’m sure we’ll hit a few, and I know my daughter and I will make a trip to the record store. I’ll be reporting what we find in another Thrift Store Find.
Saving vinyl, one record at a time.
ABOUT YOUR HUMBLE 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.