One of our local used record sellers had a “spring cleaning tent sale” in his back yard last weekend.
Jim promised “thousands of $1 LPs … under the tents!!” Indeed, Jim had lots of swell stuff.
When I was done rummaging through the boxes in the two tents, I had 20 albums for $20. That’s the raw material for a brief series of posts that begins … now!
Welcome to the first installment of 20 Songs from 20 Albums for $20.
Nothing real deep here. Just enjoy the tunes, coming at you more or less at random, the way I came across all these goodies under the tents.
“You’re the Love of My Life,” the Spinners, from “Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow,” 1977. Out of print. The link is to a CD release with this album and part of another Spinners album, “Labor of Love,” from 1981.
Great opening guitar riff and horn charts on this classic slice of Philly soul.
A nice, nasty bit from the place where Philly funk meets James Brown.
“Always Something There To Remind Me,” R.B. Greaves, from “R.B. Greaves,” 1969.
R.B. covers the great Burt Bacharach-Hal David tune.
“See Saw,” Tom Jones, from “I (Who Have Nothing),” 1970. Out of print, and not on any CD release I can find. However, it is on “This Is Tom Jones,” a 2007 DVD release of some of his classic TV variety shows.
TJ covers a little bit of Memphis soul by Don Covay and Steve Cropper.
More to come! (As soon as I rip them.)