Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
A 1971 release from Jonathan King, at this time Jonathan King was issuing records under many names, the record would be climbing up the chart and as soon as it was found to be Jonathan King the record vanished from the chart, this release did not bother the UK chart.
Nemo - The Sun Has Got His Hat On
Sunday, 27 November 2011
I know which box my copy of this record is in, I will sort it out in the near future and scan the label, this record came from GEMM I had been looking for a copy for some time, as I had set up a watch list, when a copy was listed I got an email, I looked yes there was a copy but at £78 a little steep I thought, another email the next day a second copy at £12, before I could do anything both copies had been sold, another email a 3rd copy this time it was at £4 and also the other Jan & Kelly single I was after was there as well.
Jan And Kelly - And Then He Kicked Me
Jan And Kelly - And Then He Kicked Me
I had to go into Epsom today a number of the Charity Shops were open, I brought about 25 LP's and the same number of singles, this was one of the singles a Kingston trio release from 1963 that I had never heard.
Kingston Trio - Ally Ally Oxen Free
I have no details about this record, I think it comes from the mid 50's as most of the others in the batch that this one came from date from this period, like an idiot there were 2 gold print London 45's both dinked I did not but them as the price was a little high (they were £10 each) whereas the American records were 50p each. This record has about the least information on the label that I have ever seen.
Carl McVoy - Daydreamin'
Friday, 25 November 2011
This 1968 Demonstration record is unusual in that it is single sided, Decca issues single sided demonstration record in the late50's/early 60's, why this was issues as a single sided record is unknown to me, the record was not a UK hit.
I had a little bit of a disaster today when I went to the record deck some of the singles that were in a pile next to it had fallen down and knocked the tip of the stylus, a quick check and a replacement stylus and everything was up and running again, I thought that something like this would happen I had brought up a box to put the records in. The record are all Christmas ones I was getting ready to start posting from December 1st.
Deena Webster - Scarborough Fair
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
A 1972 release for Mike And Bernie Winters, like all their other releases this one failed to make the UK chart.
Mike And Bernie Winters - How I Love Them Old Songs
Sunday, 13 November 2011
Friday, 11 November 2011
Sunday, 6 November 2011
Janice was on one of the first Ready Steady Go shows where she took part in their version of Juke Box Jury where they marked the records out of five with her accent the phrase came out as "I'll give it fiove" there were lots of requests for her to come back and she was a regular in the panel on the show for many years, this record is from 1963 and is now getting hard to find, it failed to make the UK chart.
It was Ready Steady Go that caused one of those rows before Christmas over what program people wanted to watch on the only TV, my younger sister and me had the Radio Times and we wanted to watch the last episode of Dr Who - Daleks Invasion Of Earth 2150 being shown at about 13.30 Boxing Day, my elder sister who thought she was more sophisticated than the Herbert's (my younger sister and Me) wanted to watch Ready Steady Go on at the same time, saying it was the most important show of the year as they had all the No. 1 of the year on it. the argument was stopped by mother who said " We will, be at Aunt xxxx on that day so you will not be able to watch any thing on TV". well on Boxing Day my sister thought that they would watch Ready Steady Go as some of the Aunts were not that much older than her, came 13.30 we heard the Aunt who was hosting the event say to her son's you had better turn the TV on for Dr Who, the look on my sisters face priceless.
Janice Nicholls - I'll Give It Five