“Sea of Love” and “Rockin’ at Midnight”
Es Paranza / Atlantic Records
After Led Zeppelin dissolved, Robert Plant put together a secret lineup of all-stars to record as an R&B and rockabilly act and released these two hit records. I got much more interested in this when I learned the guitarist was Jimmy Page.
President Ronald Reagan
Reads Stories From The Old Testament
My strangest #TBT #Vinyl post so far. This 1954 recording of President Reagan reading Bible stories was released in ’84 on a small indie label — make that an extremely small indie label… It was pretty much the back of a record store in small town Dixon, IL.
This record was actually banned after a one million dollar lawsuit from RCA Records against some shady businessmen including the mayor! Read more about the small town scandal here from UPI’s archives.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Change of Heart
From the album Long After Dark
Backstreet Records / MCA
This is one of my favorite Petty tunes and was released on red vinyl in 1982. Due to the stickers on the label, this copy was obviously stolen from a radio station, most likely in the 1990s. I don’t know who would do such a thing.
You Better You Bet
From the album Face Dances
Polydor Records (UK)
Here’s The Who’s first hit post-Keith Moon. This is a Polydor Records version from the UK.
Looks like I picked this up at Appletree Records, DeKalb, IL