Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always on the turntable. We open our 2020 blogging season with a look at a recent thrift store find, or in this case, thrift store SCORE would be more appropriate. A couple of weekends ago, we did a little thrifting about thirty-five miles east of Asheville, in the town of Marion, North Carolina.
I have been hitting some home runs, lately, as far as country music is concerned. And the best result, no doubt, was Marion. There we scored twenty-five great country albums, along with another True Value Christmas release to add to my collection, as well.
Here’s a list of what we found…
Lynn Anderson – Lynn Anderson (self-titled budget release on Mountain Dew label); Keep Me In Mind; Outlaw Is Just A State Of Mind, Flower Of Love (Pickwick reissue of previously released Chart label issue)
Jim Ed Brown & Helen Cornelius – One Man, One Woman; Jim Ed & Helen; Born Believer
Red Foley – I’m Bound For The Kingdom (budget release on Vocalion); Songs Everybody Knows
Hank Locklin Sings Eddy Arnold
Slim Whitman – Mr. Songman; 15th Anniversary; Very Best Of
Anne Murray – Heart Over Mind; What About Me (Canadian issue); Anne Murray
Carl Smith – The Country Gentleman; Deep Water; Country On My Mind
Ray Price – Born To Lose (Harmony budget release)
Hank Thompson – Next Time I Fall In Love (I Won’t) (This is to replace another copy I have where the cover was badly damaged by moisture)
Eddy Arnold – Wanderin’ With; Sometimes I’m Happy, Sometimes I’m Blue
Jim Reeves And Some Friends
This Is Eddy Raven
Days like this one are what makes it worth the dig! Especially picking them all up for a 1.50 or less.
This is how we save vinyl, and country music, one record at a time.
ABOUT THY 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.