Greetings from Asheville. From time to time, I will make some posts, related to our eBay store, Mike and Ally’s Haul, Y’all. Today, I want to share some of the records that we have for sale in our eBay store (as of Sept. 9, 2020).
Still – Bill Anderson
I have a nice copy of Bill’s 1963 release that is in the mono format. “Still” was a #1 country hit, as well as Bill’s only top ten pop hit. Also worth a listen is his cover of “The Reverand Mister Black”. Record is very clean. I am unsure of it’s exact age, but it has to be a pre-1969 release, since the major labels had pretty much discontinued mono releases by then.
Interested? Click here.
Lot of 3 Albums by Sylvia, Kathy Mattea, and The Whites.
3 albums from the 1980’s era that I randomly put together for this listing, and yet, it is a great example of the variety of sounds that could be found in 1980’s country. Just Sylvia was a 1982 release that would prove to be Sylvia’s biggest-selling album, and features her biggest hit, “Nobody”. Classic example of the country-pop sound of the era.
Also in the lot is Kathy Mattea’s self-titled debut from 1984. This one is also a little more towards the country-pop sound, though the majority of her hit material leaned more towards traditional, with even a touch of folk, at times.
Old Familiar Feeling from the Whites is traditional country all the way. Released in 1983, it was their first major label album, and features four of their hits.
All three are in very good condition, little-to-no noise. Click here to go to the link.
2 Tennessee Ernie Ford Gospel Classics
Had Mitch Miller not already been using the “sing along” phrase, Ol’ Ern could have easily used that for these two 1960 albums. As it is, they wound up titled Sing A Hymn With Me and Sing A Spiritual With Me. Both of these albums are in great condition. I have run across these LP’s numerous times when thrifting and record hunting, however, these are the only two I’ve come across with these fancy covers. The covers feature an attached songbook/hymnal that included the words and music for the tracks on each album. Pretty cool! I’ve not been able to find out much about these particular covers, unfortunately. I’m not sure if they were limited editions or perhaps something that was done when the albums were initially issued. Whatever the story, you just don’t see these covers very often. Click here for the link to these.
Jack Greene, Jeannie Seely
Every once in a while, I will run across an album or two that are still sealed. Such is the case with this one. Hard to imagine an album going fifty years like that, but this one has.
Jack Greene and Jeannie Seely are one of country music’s underrated duets, as this album shows (I have a copy I sometimes spin). The highlight is their hit single “Wish I Didn’t Have To Miss You”, which just missed number one on the Billboard country music charts. Click here for the link to this album.
I Know You’re Married But I Love You Still by Red Sovine
Speaking of still sealed albums, here’s another one, and it’s an album that’s kind of hard to find sealed or unsealed. This Red Sovine album first appeared in 1970, his final Starday release before a short stint with Chart Records, after which he returned to Starday. The title track is a single that I would include on any list of “should’ve-been-a-hit” (might be a future post, there). Click here to see our eBay listing for this album.
From time to time, I’ll post some more of our albums that are listed on eBay. Many are country, but not all. As of this writing, we also have albums listed from the likes of Horst Jankowski, Marshall Crenshaw, Al Martino, Billie Eckstine, Edie Adams, and Andre Kostelanetz, among others. Some of the other country albums include Statler Brothers, Jean Shepard, Lynn Anderson, and Donna Fargo. If interested, click here to see them.
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.