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Butterfield Blues Band - Live

Butterfield Blues Band - Live

Authored By Johnny Blogger
This 1971 double album features the man who I like to call, the Hendrix of the harmonica. It's a fine Chicago blues record made special by Butterfield's wailing. You rarely see copies of this in the UK and it's hard to find, so the £20 list price for a mint copy may actually undervalue it [...]
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A Very Rare Record

A Very Rare Record

Authored By Johnny Blogger
This came to me yesterday from my new pal,the estimable John Boorman, who donated it to my retirement home for rare vinyl. First, it's lovely to see a Deram demo single - with that light blue label. This Mike Westbrook single is super rare and is listed at £200 in Record Collector. I think you [...]
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Love - Love Revisited

Love - Love Revisited

Authored By Johnny Blogger
Love's best compilation album came out in 1971 and features tracks from the first four albums. I like the gatefold sleeve on this and the checkerboard design. My copy here is a little scuffed on the sleeve but the record on red Elektra is in near mint. Expect to pay about £15-£20 for a top [...]
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Kossoff Kirke Tetsu Rabbit

Kossoff Kirke Tetsu Rabbit

Authored By Johnny Blogger
Recordedin 1971 and released the following yearafter Free had split following the failure of their Highway album, this slipped under the radar. But it's a lovely electric blues rock album with country tinges to it courtesy of B .J. Cole. Reportedly, Koss was nodding out between takes but his playing, at times, is incendiary. In [...]
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The Who - 1st German Album

The Who - 1st German Album

Authored By Johnny Blogger
This was a throw together of tracks from the first two albums from The Whoplus a single or two. My copy is beaten up, but I love the cover shot and the text. Quite a rate thing. A good copy in good condition might cost you up to £30
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Fotheringay

Fotheringay

Authored By Johnny Blogger
The first and only Fotheringay album is a lovely thing. I've gotthis first pressing on pink Island. It hardly sold any at all, as a result it's very rare. Hence, this is now listed as a £150 record
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John Martyn - London Conversation

John Martyn - London Conversation

Authored By Johnny Blogger
John Martyn released this, his first record in 1967. This is an exceptionally rare first pressing with the pink Island 'eye' symbol on the label. A mint copy would set you back at least £350 but this is a bit battered and thus only worth around £100. Better still, it's a great folk album.
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Ten Years After - Ten Years After

Ten Years After - Ten Years After

Authored By Johnny Blogger
The debut Ten Years After album came out in 1967 and is far more jazzy than many of their later albums. I'd wanted a copy for years but you never see it. Finally picked up a USA copy, much less rare than a UK copy - but it completed my TYA collection so I was [...]
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Deep Purple - New Live and Rare Vol. 1

Deep Purple - New Live and Rare Vol. 1

Authored By Johnny Blogger
As all record collectors know, when something is sold as officially 'rare' or as a 'collectors' item, they never are. So it is with Deep Purple - New Live and Rare Vol. 1. However,my purple vinyl copy is a bit more unusual than most copies of this. I still play this a lot because it's [...]
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Robin Trower - It's For You

Robin Trower - It's For You

Authored By Johnny Blogger
As a record collector, one of the great joys is finding rare records and this is quite rare, but it doesn't have much value, despite this. Many times you find that's the case - some artists are not collected and their work commands low prices as a result.Robin Trower is one of these, it seems. [...]
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Lita Ford - Kiss Me Deadly

Lita Ford - Kiss Me Deadly

Authored By Johnny Blogger
Some recordsembody a period of time so well and this from Lita Ford does exactly that, for me. The music is that classy, shiny, big hair pop-metal of the mid to late 80s, where the choruses are epic and the production puts lip gloss on everything. The picture sleeveis perfect for the time too - [...]
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Joe Bonamassa - Live From Nowhere In Particular

Joe Bonamassa - Live From Nowhere In Particular

Authored By Johnny Blogger
There are lots of Joe Bonamassa live albums and I have them all on vinyl. However, this one remains the best, I think. A superb version of Just Got Paid on it and my favourite outing for Sloe Gin. If you're looking to start buying his live material, this is where I'd start. Mind you, [...]
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The History of Dawn Records

The History of Dawn Records

Authored By Johnny Blogger
From making televisions and the unexciting beginnings of Petula Clark and Lonnie Doneghan to the freaked out acid folk of Paul Brett's Sage, the story of Pye Records and its Dawn Records offshoot is a peculiar one. Pye was a television and radio manufacturer in the Fifties but diversified into record label ownership with the [...]
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