Well it’s time to play a little (make that a lot) of catch-up on the ol’ blog. Let’s start with a little thrift shop action.
Thrifting is a regular thing for this family. I find records, regularly, that way, plus now that my wife and I have started our own little eBay store, it’s how we are stocking it (more on that in another post, found here).
One of my best scores, recently, came a few weeks ago at the Goodwill in Weaverville, North Carolina. Normally, 45’s aren’t seen much at our area stores (Asheville), but my daughter and I found us some good ones on this day! Technically, I found some good ones; she only picked up one, Bobby Sherman “Julie, Do You Love Me?”. Yes, you read that right. My 14-year-old daughter picked up a Bobby Sherman record. The Bobby Sherman teenage heartthrob…from 50 years ago! My teen daughter has nothing to do with today’s music, she only listens to oldies but goodies, both pop and country.
But I digress. Let’s take a look and see what we found in the rack…
I picked up a couple of vintage Buck Owens releases; “Your Tender Loving Care” and “Sam’s Place”. I had a copy of “Sam’s Place” many years ago, but in a moment of insanity, several years back, got rid of it (I had it on CD).
Bonnie Owens “Someone Else You’ve Known”, a non-charter from 1967. Bonnie’s backed by The Strangers on this record.
“Thanks To You For Lovin’ Me” was a Jerry Wallace release in 1972 that never charted in Billboard, but briefly appeared on the Cashbox chart.
Lynn Anderson’s cover of Lavern Baker’s classic “Jim Dandy” from 1971.
Glen Campbell’s “Oklahoma Sunday Morning” fills a hole in our Glen Campbell library. 1972 top 20 hit.
Lois Williams “A Girl Named Sam”, one of the answer songs to Johnny Cash’s “Boy Named Sue”.
1971 chart single from singer/songwriter Bobby Russell, “Saturday Morning Confusion”.
“Bus Fare To Kentucky” was Skeeter Davis’ next-to-last appearance on Billboard’s country top 40 chart from the Spring of 1971.
Another 1971, Johnny Bond’s “Here Comes The Elephants”.
I also found a 1972 hit from Hank Williams Jr., with Lois Johnson, “Send Me Some Lovin’.
A nice surprise find was the 1968 release from The Wilburn Brothers “The Shakiest Gun In The West”, the theme to the Don Knotts film.
“A Dozen Pair Of Boots” by Del Reeves from 1971.
Hank Snow’s “The Count Down” from 1966. By the way, in an upcoming post, I’ll share my summertime Hank Snow score.
Added some vintage David Rogers, as well. “Ruby You’re Warm” from 1971.
And last, but not least, an interesting record that I believe was a local release from the Houston area. It’s a cover of Nat Stuckey’s “Sweet Thang” by a Frankie & Johnny. It’s an interesting version that is completely different than Stuckey’s version or the Ernest Tubb/Loretta Lynn version. I’m not sure what you call it; a little country, a little rockabilly, pop, maybe even a touch of R & B thrown in, as well. It’s different.
I will have some more thrifting reports coming soon!
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.