Corby's Orbit

Corby's Orbit
Listening in All the High Places illustration by John Kricfalusi

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Vintage Vinyl Paradise

1.      People who don't need air, food or money are sometimes referred to as vinyl collectors. As many as had heard were at CKLN today to pick up legendary amounts of rare and immaculate records, from over 30 years of programming in local community radio at their Vintage Vinyl Sale. Labelled "CRFM" or "CKLN Do Not Steal", thousands of disks passed into private collections and dealerships, at prices that would make a yard sale regular hesitate to bargain further.
        Surprising quantities of classical, soundtrack, jazz and even mainstream titles were stacked on floors, tables and corners amongst the alt. rock, funk and roots music that the station rose to prominence with in the 80's. (Hmm... not much reggae at all! ) The avalanche of Canadian content was inspiring, setting off memories of bands long forgotten. (Damn! Why didn't I grab that Vital Sines record?). Whole catalogues of artists were on sale. I realized that I had bought many of these titles from hearing them on CKLN in the first place.
      What DID I pick up? 
      Thanks for asking! 
      Here's an insight into my programming from now 'til Christmas:

1    Andre Previn  - Irma la Douce sdtrk. (scratchy but nice)
2.       Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – New York Scene ( Live meditations with Blanchard, Mulgrew Miller, Donald Harrison)
3.       Bill Connors  -  Of Mist and Melting
4.       Bonnie Raitt  -  Home Plate (Her best band: Freebo, John Hall, Bill Payne, Gary Mallaber and Jim gordon's horns)
5.       Captain Beefheart Tribute Album, V.A.  – Fast ‘n’ Bulbous
6.       Carmen McRae -  Carmen Sings Monk ( Immaculate, one of the best jazz vocal albums ever made.)
7.       Crosby / Nash  -  The Best of… 
8.       David Bromberg  -  My Own House / Sideman Serenade
9.       Don Pullen / George Adams Quartet  - Song Everlasting
10.    Ed Bickert /Rob McConnell  -  Mutual Street (against all odds, the sweet interplay of trombobe and guitar duets)
11.    George Winston / Darol Anger / Mark Isham – Country
12.    Hot Tuna – Double Dose (Live)
13.    J.D. Souther  - Home By Dawn
14.    Jack Bruce / Robin Trower – Truce
15.    James Newton  -  Echo Canyon  / James Newton
16.    John Bottomley  -  Library of the Sun
17.    John Sebastian  -  The Four of Us  /  Real Live
18.    Kalahari Surfers – Living in the Heart of the Beast
19.    King Biscuit Boy w. Crowbar  - Official Music (Almost whooped when I saw this one)
20.    Kronos Quartet  -  White Man Sleeps
21.    Laura Nyro  - Season of Lights (Live)
22.    Maria Muldaur  -  Sweet and Slow
23.    Maxine Sullivan  -  1944-1948
24.    Mike Murley –The Curse
25.    Mimi Farina  -  Solo
26.    Muddy , Koko, Willy Dixon Etc. – Blues Deluxe
27.    Nadine Sutherland  -  Until
28.    Norman Blake & Tony Rice  -  Blake & Rice 
29.    Paul Kelly and the Messengers – So Much Water So Close To Home
30.    Paul Winter  - Earthbeat (with Russian Choir )
31.    Phil Ochs   - A Toast to Those Who Are Gone
32.    Ranking Roger  -  Radical Departure
33.    Richard Burton – The World of Dylan Thomas
34.    Rick Roberts – The Best Of…/ Windmills
35.    Ricky Skaggs & Tony Rice  - Skaggs & Rice
36.    Susannah McCorkle  -  No More Blues (with Emily Remler on half the record)
37.    The Double Six of Paris - The Double Six of Paris
38.    The Go-Betweens  - liberty Belle & the Black Diamond Express
39.    Tom Rush  - Ladies Love Outlaws
40.    Plus many e.p.’s and compilations 
     I would have gotten more, but, seriously, I took all I could carry.

             Thanks to Mike and Chris (above) and Jacky for organizing a smooth, fun and unique shopping experience.

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