THIS IS PART 4 of the Avid Record Collector’s Price Guide to Wild In The Streets. It addresses in detail the four albums associated with that movie and its music. The first three parts have been published, and with this part I finally get around the a labelography and price guide for the records. So, here are the most detailed listings that I could compile … CONTINUE READING
WHILE I WAS PLAYING with countless themes in search of a new look for Rather Rare Records over the past few weeks, I posted a page with a note of apology and explanation for all to see.
To make the post eye-catching, I found this killer painting by Michael Sowa titled “Frohe Ostern” (“Happy Easter”), and used it as the page’s featured image.
I really like … CONTINUE READING
THIS ARTICLE ADDRESSES BRIAN WILSON and the inspiration for his legendary SMiLE album. It bears the unwieldy title of “On Brian Wilson And SMiLE (A Convoluted Conversation Part 3),” because it is the second of a three part article. Please find Parts 1 and 2 and read them before continuing with this article.
This is the cover for Capitol DT-2580, the Beach Boys SMILE. It … CONTINUE READING
IF YOU’RE ON FACEBOOK, you’ve received requests from friends to “like” a page of theirs. These “likes” are the surest way to have your page “shared” and circulated on that social media platform. I receive a few each week, and I always have a look at these new pages—so it was that I discovered Bravata.
People launch these to display their photography, their hobby, their … CONTINUE READING
MY FIRST PUBLISHED PIECE was with the Wyoming Valley West High School newspaper, where I was the nerd who got the gig of reviewing records. That was 1969 and, like most nerds with super cool record collections, I wrote condescending reviews of records that all my non-nerd classmates bought. I remember damning Glen Campbell (in the ’60s, teens actually bought Glen Campbell albums and … CONTINUE READING
FRANK DANIELS HAS BEEN COLLECTING RECORDS for a long time. Somewhere along the way, he started collecting all sorts of record-related data and information. For years now, he has been researching, compiling, assembling, and publishing several incredibly detailed and accurate Frank Daniels discographies (listings of records) and labelographies (breakdowns on the visual changes in the label designs of a given record company).
Here, for the … CONTINUE READING
BUYER SCAMS ON EBAY and other seller sites are recognized, if poorly addressed by those sites. In my article “Ebay Buyer Scams And Shipping Items Internationally,” I wrote about these issues and an altercation that I had with a buyer in Europe who I believe was trying to pull such a scam. I said that safeguards needed to be put in place to … CONTINUE READING
The Both Sides Now website was instrumental in locating many of these titles.
The reader should assume that every boxed set below includes a booklet of liner notes and photos.
Count Basie: The Count Basie Story
Roulette RB-1 (mono) and RBS-1 (stereo)
Genre: Jazz (modern)
Boxed set of two records.
Stan Getz: Stan Getz At Large
Verve MGV-8393-2 (mono)
Genre: Jazz … CONTINUE READING
EBAY IS THE PLACE TO SELL and has been for years and years! But sellers quickly learn that Ebay goes out of its way to protect and even placate buyers—regardless of the patent absurdity of some of their claims against the seller! Everything from Ebay’s flawed feedback system to the almost open-ended return policy favors the buyer. And then there are the Ebay buyer scams … CONTINUE READING