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
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> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Record Store Day
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> 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