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Old 06-20-2006, 09:36 AM   #1
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'Bout time to marry one thread with another ...

What was your first LP ? .... when you had the worn out notes and a mountain of coins, the bravado to speak in a voice independent of parents and / or in concert with your friends before or after they had their copy .... dare to buy that #1 or travel your own road to the undiscovered country of someone new but with whom you connected ?

To sing with an abandon that spoke of your freedom as much as it did of your unknown direction.

What was your first album ?

When I'd saved the princely sum of $5 (an eternity in monies for a self enfored "servitude") I found my freedom in "Bridge over Troubled Water".

I'd love to hear yours ....

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Old 06-20-2006, 10:13 AM   #2
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My first album was, "Did She Mention MY Name" by Gordon Lightfoot. Before that it had always been 45 singles. From different artists mostly, The Beatles, and Glen Campbell.


I bought the LP to have the only Lightfoot song I knew at the time, 'Black Day In July.' That's the story in complete. The rest is history... JJ.
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Old 06-20-2006, 10:38 AM   #3
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I think one of my firsts was Magical Mystery Tour - The Beatles... love that album...

I saved for an eternity for it ....
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Old 06-20-2006, 11:06 AM   #4
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For me it was Glen Campbell's "Gentle On My Mind" album. There's just something about that song.....and its relevance has grown throughout the years, rather than diminish. It was quite a departure from the Lawrence Welk, Mitch Miller music that my mother played (although she did have a Johnny Cash album in there).

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Old 06-20-2006, 11:21 AM   #5
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Country Joe and The Fish 1967 "Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die"



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First one I bought myself...
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Old 06-20-2006, 11:44 AM   #6
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OK to combine this reply with an intended reply to another topic on "my favo(u)rite artist before Gord"
(or whatever it was) I well recall those heady days back in 1958 when us pop music fands at school in England discovered that a local couple having splashed out on an early new-fangled reel to reel tape recorder (possibly a Grundig TK20; see pictures at:-
http://home.zonnet.nl/jvschaik1/Grundig/bandrecorder/
had taped their extensive and fragile large black 12 inch 78s and were selling them off.My then favo(u)rite artist (until I discovered our poet emeritus in 1966) was the late great Buddy Holly and I bought a number of his hits on 78.(I now have no idea what happenned to them mostly broken I expect).In late 1959 fresh out of school and having commenced my apprenticeship at Rolls-Royce Limited in Derby (that's Dar-bee) I was able to afford the then 35 shillings (say US$3.00 in today's money) to buy my first ever LP:-

picture from very nice tribute site:-
http://www.pmoorcroft.freeserve.co.uk/bholly.htm
(with apologies for resorting to displaying yet another picture.Pictures speak louder than words)
As Mr Moorcraft says:-
"This album along with The Chirping Crickets is the reason 49 years later I am still a Buddy Holly fan. The two albums create the first group sounds that went beyond the boundaries of mere Rock'n'Roll, indeed they set the mould for youngsters to emulate the world over"
and therin lies a clue to my second LP!!
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Old 06-20-2006, 11:47 AM   #7
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I don't recall ever seeing a pic of Buddy Holly without glasses....interestng.
I'd never know it was him...
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Old 06-20-2006, 12:18 PM   #8
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His eyes looked crossed. Are you sure that's Buddy Holy, John?

Just kidding!! :D

[ June 20, 2006, 12:50: Message edited by: Jessi -Joe ]
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Old 06-20-2006, 12:43 PM   #9
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Eyes looks good here.
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Old 06-20-2006, 12:49 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by Jessi -Joe:
His eyes looked crossed. Are you sure that's Buddy Holy (sic), John?
Of course I am
it is admittedly a rare picture but I have 2 cherished copies of the vinyl and can assure you that they contain genuine Holly standards like Peggy Sue, Everyday, Rave On and the one that the Beatles made a remarkably close tribute cover of "Words Of Love"
and they are 100% Buddy
Hoewever that is quite possibly the only photograph ever published showing Buddy glassless


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Old 06-20-2006, 12:53 PM   #11
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I was just kidding John. Of course its Buddy Holly.
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Old 06-20-2006, 01:01 PM   #12
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Jees, that Grundig TK 20 looks good. Wish I had one in good working order, I have some old reel to reel tapes that I wouldn't mind listening to. It's been 25 years at least since I listen to them.
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Old 06-20-2006, 01:25 PM   #13
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Quote:
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Jees, that Grundig TK 20 looks good. Wish I had one in good working order, I have some old reel to reel tapes that I wouldn't mind listening to. It's been 25 years at least since I listen to them.
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You should try http://www.ebay.com
just enter
"reel to reel recorder"
There are currently 200 items on offer
including this
"SUPERB GRUNDIG TK18 REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDER"

picture (not on corfid) displayed to help J-J
Oops that one is on offer from the UK
But there are no less than 131 results from a similar search on http://www.ebay.ca
I bouht a good working old Phillps machine a few years back as I wanted to digitise some old tapes I had made in Montreal
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Old 06-20-2006, 01:29 PM   #14
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Thanks John ,I will try them but I dont buy much stuff on the computer. But Thanks anyway I will check them out... JJ.
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Old 06-20-2006, 04:08 PM   #15
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cloud 9 - george harrison
traveling wilburys volume 1
temple of low men - crowded house


all on the same day as a birthday present in 1988
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Old 06-20-2006, 05:28 PM   #16
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Shadows-I only had GGI at the time, a gift from a friend. In the record store, I stood amazed at all the CDs to choose from, but in the end, went with Lightfoot's newest offering...and since it was 1982...and that was the start of a beautiful departure...
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Old 06-20-2006, 09:54 PM   #17
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The first LP I ever bought with my own money was Elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii." Saved money from my paper route and I was eleven years old at the time (1962). Good topic!
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Old 06-20-2006, 11:31 PM   #18
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I received many LPs as gifts, but the first ones that I bought with my own money were "Meet The Beatles" and Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit In The Sky" - 50 cents each at a neighbor's garage sale when I was 8 (1970)
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Old 06-21-2006, 03:11 PM   #19
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First LP was Sit Down Young Stranger. I had finally babysat enough and convinced my mother to take me with her to town. I had no idea who Gord was at the time, but I didn't want to tell my mother that. It was an interesting record cover.
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Old 06-21-2006, 03:20 PM   #20
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Quote:
Originally posted by Janice:
I received many LPs as gifts, but the first ones that I bought with my own money were "Meet The Beatles" and Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit In The Sky" - 50 cents each at a neighbor's garage sale when I was 8 (1970)
omigosh i LOVED "Spirit in the Sky!"!
lol
and I was SO much older than you Janice! (and still am!)
lolol
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Old 06-22-2006, 10:41 PM   #21
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Oh wow! Lemmee think back here.

If you're talking rock and roll,then my first in 1979 would be "Sessions Records:40 Golden Hits". I've talke of this before but,overal,that 3 record set is the one. Lots of great #1 hits and top tens from the 1950s to (1 song from 1971).

For "kiddie" LPs,it would be,"Toys R'Us presents,"A Merry Geoffory (Giraffe) Christmas". A spoken record where actorsd play the family of giraffes celebrating the hoidays. :D Geoffrey's the one you see on signs outside the store. Hoo-boy! :D

My first LP of a recording act was,"Donny and Marie:New Season". Loved 'em..really loved Marie!
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Old 06-22-2006, 11:54 PM   #22
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Quote:
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omigosh i LOVED "Spirit in the Sky!"!
lol
and I was SO much older than you Janice! (and still am!)
lolol :D [/QB]
You might have been a little older than me back then, Char, but I surpassed your 39 years some time ago
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