Welcome folks to the wonderful world of bottom feeding record collecting! The purpose of this blog will be to survey the modest collection of lp records and cassettes that I've been easily able to acquire at local thrift shops and flea markets in my area of Central Pennsylvania, paying an average of fifty cents to a dollar a piece for them. For the most part my posts will focus on obscure and lesser known artists from the fifties all the way through the eighties, as well as bizarre oddities from private press and budget labels and whatever the heck else catches my fancy for one reason or another.
It Takes A Happy Man Blue Ridge Quartet Blue Queen Records 1102
from the back cover : The first song on side 2 of this album is "Wreck Of The Old Ninety Seven" sung by Elmer (dear old Dad) Deloach, one of the two bus drivers of the Blue Ridge. Dad is well known for his many, many years as a professional driver for another quartet. Dad can always be seen standing behind the record rack of the Blue Ridge with a big smile.
Adolf Hitler (The London Philharmonic) La Paloma (101 Strings)
a varied program of Stereo Dynamics! To Scare Hell Out Of Your Neighbors Somerset SF-11400 1962
By far, the thing that will scare the hell out of your neighbors the most about this record is its erratic choice of musical selections. This LP has it all! from classical, jazz and exotica, to easy listening and the creeping uneasy feeling that something unspeakably horrible could occur at any moment... Terrific old oddball cult record if you can find it!
On The Road Again Ray Clodoveo Accordion Orchestra Baldwin Sound Productions, Mechanicsburg, Pa. CS8474 from the back cover : The group has performed in many places in Central Pennsylvania at such places as Hershey Park, Hotel Hershey, Host Inn and the Penn Harris Motor Inn. All the members of the Accordion Orchestra live in the Harrisburg and Lebanon Pennsylvania areas.