Monday, April 10, 2006
Does It Get Any Better Than This?
This weekend, I went to my first record show, where I spent the Easter Shoe Fund on the following treasures:
Rev. C. L. Franklin: I Will Trust In the Lord. Battle Records, 1962.
Ray Charles and his orchestra: What'd I Say. Atlantic, 1959.
The Womack Brothers: Yield Not to Temptation. SAR Records, 1961.
Harry Belafonte: An Evening With Belafonte. RCA Victor, 1957.
The Delfonics: Ready Or Not Here I Come. Philly Groove Records, 1968.
The Delfonics: Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time). Philly Groove Records, 1970.
The Delfonics: Walk Right Up to the Sun. Philly Groove Records, 1971.
The proprietor, a cool aging hippie-type who looked a lot like Jim Henson, saw me deliberating and gave me a great deal (Thanks, Marty! See you next year. . .). And you wouldn't believe what I had to leave behind--some Sam Cooke, Clara Ward, et cetera.
I finally dragged myself over to one more booth, where I bought the following LPs:
Louis Armstrong With the Sy Oliver Choir and the All Stars: Louis and The Good Book. Decca Records, 1958.
Lena Horne: Give the Lady What She Wants. RCA Victor, 1958.
Della Reese: Melancholy Baby. Jubilee Records, 1957.
Come Easter Sunday, I'll be wearing my pink church girl suit with old shoes and a big smile--that is, if I can just find a good record player . . .
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