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Picked up these CDs/Vinyls this morning after work. The new Black Country Communion album “BCCIV” and the Suzi Quatro Best Of set “Legends”.

Feels good.

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TributetoLH 

Not sure when this tribute album for British singer/bandleader Les Humphries was released, but my guess would be 1974 or 1975. Cheap compilations like this rarely have much information, and this is no exception. However, I did spot Barbi Benton on the cover, which made it a sure thing to have in the old collection. She was a Playboy model (July 1969, March 1970, May 1972 and January 1975, according to Wikipedia) and country singer in the first half of the 70´s, and she had a huge hit (that I quite liked) in Sweden with a song called “Ain´t That Just The Way” (she performed it in a McCloud episode, which helped). Her name is not mentioned on this LP cover.

As for Les Humphries, he had many hits with his Les Humphries Singers outfit, of which I really liked a song called “Mama Loo” (1973) that featured singer John Lawton (soon to be part of Uriah Heep). I was just a kid back then, this stuff was all over the charts. Some of it was OK though.

I kind of like this album, or album cover I should say.

Raquel on vinyl

Posted: August 14, 2012 in Chicks on vinyl

This LP is probably quite rare and could well be a collectors item outside of Sweden. Amazingly, it was put out by a label formed by a now defunked mall chain called Åhlens in cooperation with another chain called Tempo that still exists. The label is called Inter Disc, it would seem.

In any case, the shot of Raquel Welch on the front, credited to a photographer called Pierluigi on the the back, is fantastic. The cover was created by Thure O. Åberg.

No date of release is visible but this should be late 60´s or possibly early 70´s. The track list is quite impressive, it really is a good compilation. The songs picked were:

“Bridget The Midget”, “Great Balls Of Fire”, “Rock Around The Clock”, “Jailhouse Rock”, “Long Tall Sally”, “Roll Over Beethoven”, “Shake Rattle And Roll”, “Rip It Up”, “All I Have To Do Is Dream”, “Whole Lot Of Shakin´Going On”, “Tutti Frutti”, “Hound Dog”, “Good Golly Miss Molly”, “Dream Baby”, “Be-Bop-A-Lula”, “See You Later, Aligator”, “All Shook Up”, “Dizzy Miss Lizzy”, “Blue Suede Shoes”, “What I´d Say”.

And to think that I got this for nothing on a second hand store. How great is that? I wonder if Raquel Welch ever got to see a copy of this?

Collecting vinyl

Posted: August 14, 2012 in Chicks on vinyl

I never knew that Country music could be this fun, but obviously I need to start a collection on vinyl right now. I found this old gem (late 60´s) in a second hand store a couple of weeks ago and it really is a sweet cover (the image continues on the back but it is not a gatefold sleeve).

EMI (Regal) in London put this collection out and it must have been quite an attraction in the old record shop back in the day. It was all in good fun and it was just a sign of the times that product was marketed in this fashion. Not sure if EMI (or anybody else) would market Country hits quite like this anymore, but if that is indeed the case then my money is in the good old days.

I wonder if this title went out Stateside as well or if the cover was done in the UK specifically for this product? Whoever the photographer was, he or she must have had a good time at work that day.

Not sure if I could ask a model to get rid of the pants when I photograph a Wild West heroine these days (as I have been known to do), but you never know.