Saturday, May 03, 2008

A trip to the record store

On a recent work trip to Ann Arbor the other day I snuck off to a few record stores and picked up these great L.P.s.

George Jones - I'll Share My World With You (Purchased at Encore Records for $10). This one, on the Musicor label, was my favorite pick of the day. Lot's of great (and humorous) tunes like these:

George Jones – I Don't Have Sense Enough (To Come Out Of The Pain)

George Jones – When The Wife Runs Off

Jeannie C. Riley - Harper Valley P.T.A. (Purchased at Wazoo Records for $5). I mostly bought this one for the cover, but it's actually pretty interesting. (Read the AMG review.) Here is a Tom T. Hall-penned track that gives the back story about Shirley Thompson, who, as you all know from the album's title track, "sure uses a lot of ice whenever [her husband's] away":

Jeannie C. Riley – Sippin' Shirley Thompson (buy album)

Ernest Tubb - Ernest Tubb And His Texas Troubadours (Purchased at Wazoo Records for $3). I always pick up a new Tubb album whenever I see one. On this one, from the Vocalion label, Ernest shows his sensitive side:

Ernest Tubb – You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry

Buck Owens - In Japan! (Purchased at Wazoo Records for $4). I loved the cover on this one too. It's funny to hear Buck speak really slow English to his Japanese audience (not on this track).

Buck Owens – Roll Out The Red Carpet (buy album)

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear Wazoo Records is still around. I spent many hours there when I should have been in the library studying...

Marc

Anonymous said...

Great tracks by George Jones I hadn't heard before - thankyou.

More power to your blogging elbow. A great country website.

Regards, Lynchie from Aberdeen

Paul said...

Wazoo records is almost exactly the same as it was 20 years ago. It was like stepping back in time (wearing the body of a fatter, balder guy).

Anonymous said...

Thanks and hugs for another great song from Jeannie C. Riley's Harper valley p.t.a. elpee. The title song a few weeks back was such a nice discovery and I secretly hope you'll remember this jewel of a record again sometime in a not too distant future with another song. Wink wink, nudge nudge...

Aljaz

Paul said...

Well, if you're giving out hugs, I guess I can come up with one more from Ms. Riley: Jeannie C. Riley – The Cotton Patch

Anonymous said...

Ah, bliss. Knowledge, taste, wit and heart in one person. I salute you, sir and don't go anywhere.

Aljaz

Brendan said...

great eye for good records. i would love to flip thru your vinyl!! hey i was listening to the sundazed cd of Buck Owens carnegie concert over and over about 4 or 5 times this w/e!

Hazy Dave said...

Heh, I picked up that Harper Valley PTA album on 8-track a year or two back for 25 or 50 cents. It's an amusing listen. (Yes, I keep a working 8-track player in the basement for entertainment while making sawdust and breaking things!)

skinnyGLASSESgirl said...

great blog! i love trips to my local thrift where I score tons of old country records. they are few and far between these days tho.