I live in Philly where we have a dozen used record stores but only ONE
store that celebrates RSD and it's mostly rock issues. So I don't go.
I sold my Last Waltz CD set on Amazon about three years ago got bored with
I got the CD version of the Charlie Poole from Tompkins Square and
submitted my review for my June column. It's interesting. But- as I point out in
my review - TSR is trying to get everyone to buy DIGITAL and said there will
be no more physical copies going out to Media Folks (that kills a lot of
Folk DJ play for them as DJs want physical CDs.). Go figure. Meanwhile
Marshall Wyatt who released WONDERFUL "Cluck Old Hen" Cd - is so analog, he
doesn't accept credit cards, just checks (But you can find the Cd on Amazon that
does take CCds!).
My take on RSD is that it's to make money for the record companies, not the
stores. And the day after RSD, most customers don't return and spend their
time reselling the stuff on Ebay. In a few years Sound Archives are going
to have to catalog these "promos" as RSD items.
Just my take.
In a message dated 4/23/2013 10:09:57 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
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On the Charlie Poole LP, let me know if "May I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight
Mister" sounds as wowy as my copy does.
I highly recommend the Willie Nelson Demo Session LP on Sugar Hill. These
consist of demos Willie recorded for other artists (including the original
recording of "Crazy" that was played for Patsy Cline). Nice, complete inner
liner notes as well.
Another great piece is a 45 EP of 4 instrumentals recorded by Chet Atkins
between 1957 and 1960. Three of the four tracks were previously unissued.
The other is "Blackjack," which is only found on an obscure RCA Camden LP,
which I don't even have (and I consider myself an Atkins completist). My
friend John Sellards did the design of the EP picture cover, in the style of
what RCA was doing at the time. They even use a replica of the early '60s
RCA label design, although the vinyl is pressed in a brilliant red. I got my
copy for $13.95, but copies on eBay have been going as high as $52.00. If
you can score this one, it's a nice pickup.
I wasn't able to find the Tompkins Square 78 Joe Bussard recorded, but
that should turn up fairly easily in the next few weeks.
> Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:05:32 -0400
> From: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Record Store Day
> To: [log in to unmask]
> I was surprised no ARSC List chatter this year. One man's opinion, I
thought the list was very lame,
> but there were some surprises in the store. Columbia/Legacy put out
three Miles Davis albums in
> mono, and I didn't see them on the RSD website list. I was happy to get
those, the sound and
> pressing qualities are excellent. The other interesting items I found
were from Rough Guides -
> Psychedelic Brazil and Latin Psychedellia. The LPs were great on their
own, but the download codes
> got all the tunes plus bonus albums in both cases.
> At all the places I checked in the metro NYC are and upstate all the way
to Rochester, very few
> copies of The Last Waltz soundtrack. My local record store guy said he
had tried three different
> avenues with Warner Music to get copies, all to no avail. His
demographic is in the bullseye for
> that album, I was far from the only middle-aged guy grumbling that none
were available. There were
> also no copies of the Charlie Poole reissue album down here, but my
friend in Rochester scored a
> copy for me. Meanwhile, there were multiple copies of the Flaming Lips
LP set that sat in the rack
> unsold. Also the $15 (!!) Jimi Hendrix single (that's right, 15 clams
for two songs, both of which
> have been issued elsewhere).
> Interested to hear what others saw/heard/bought.
> -- Tom Fine