Greetings from Asheville, good music is always found on the turntable. Things have been piling up, literally, here, the past couple of weeks, between audio book work, blogging, thrifting, and getting our eBay store up and going. During our thrifting time, I’ve run across quite a few “thrift store finds” to share with you, from the record bins. Too many for one post, so I’ll limit this posting to what I found during our Thanksgiving weekend in the Wilmington, North Carolina area.
With family around, we didn’t get to hit as many places as we’d have liked, but we did see a few places in Wilmington, as well as nearby Southport.
Here’s what I found, during the weekend…
I picked up a couple of nice 45’s for 50 cents each, at an antique place in Southport. They had regularly been around 4 dollars apiece, but they were running a “Black Friday” sale.
Jody Miller “Natural Woman” from 1974. Yes, a cover of the Aretha classic.
Spade Cooley “Lights Out” b/w “In the Chapel in The Moonlight” from 1950. I am pretty certain this was part of a multi-record set, as its number is 47-3196, and both 3195 and 3197 are also Cooley records.
I found one 78 at the same store as the 45’s. Not a country release, but a good one, nonetheless.
Roger Williams “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. From 1954, I believe this was his first single release, at least on a major label. Kapp, in this instance.
I was able to find a few nice albums, as well, over the two days.
The Best of The Blackwood Brothers Quartet – RCA Victor
The Bible Tells Me So – Roy Rogers and Dale Evans – Capitol
Gene Autry’s Golden Hits – RCA Victor – I was totally unaware that Gene had released anything with RCA.
Something Old, Something New, Something Blue – Sammi Smith – Mega
Rhythm, Sing Along with Mitch Miller and The Gang – Columbia
New Horizons – Connie Smith – Monument – This features her cover of Andy Gibbs’ “I Just Want to Be Your Everything”.
Charlie McCoy’s Greatest Hits – Monument
So, not a large haul, but I am still happy with my finds. However, things were just heating up. Wait until my next installment and you see what I have found since our return.
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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.