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.
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
Alive (45 rpm single)
From the album TenEpic Records
This rare 45 of Pearl Jam’s first release was a promo-only single with “Jeremy” on the flip-side.
Chess Is Back
Chess Records / Sugar Hill Records
This promo-only LP for in-store play compiled 50’s and 60’s tracks from Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Chuck Berry, and other Chess artists.
Looks like it I got this in the used bin at Record Rev in DeKalb, IL!
From Branch to Branch
Emerald City Records / Atlantic
I haven’t figured out Leon Redbone, but I like him. Here’s a great record of standards, jazz, ragtime, country, and other.
(Live) At The Hollywood Bowl
Capital Records / Apple Records
Vinyl release: 1977
Digital release: 2016
Usually I go for the vinyl version of any record, but in this case the digital re-release is far superior in audio quality and has several extra tracks.
But reproducing the original cover would have been cool instead of the new cover tying the album to the new Ron Howard documentary, Eight Days A Week.
Stop Making Sense
Great live band made a great live album. That is all.
Rush meets MTV!
My favorite Trick studio album.
Rolling Stones Records
Tattoo You was released 35 years ago today. This was my first Stones record; it’s still my favorite.