Colored Vinyl – We’re An American Band – Grand Funk

Now these fine ladies, they had a plan, they were out to meet the boys in the band, they said, “Come on dudes, let’s get it on”, and we proceeded to tear that hotel down

It was July 1973 and the song “We’re An American Band” was all over the radio. I purchased the Capitol album and was shocked when I got home and opened it up. I found a bright yellow vinyl record inside with a custom label. The only colored records I had ever seen were some of the children’s records my Mother bought me as a child.

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Stacks of 45’s – Summer Breeze/East of Ginger Trees

Jim Seals and Dash Crofts were both born in Texas, Seals in Sidney and Crofts in Cisco.

When I was young before I had cassettes, the only good way of making a playlist of songs was to stack 45s on the turntable. I would arrange for them to play my favorite songs in my favorite order. These posts are about records I had in my stacks.

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Radio Favorites – Mother and Child Reunion

“But I would not give you false hope
On this strange and mournful day”

As a record collector, I went out and hunted down a lot of my favorites but obviously came nowhere near getting them all. These are some of the favorites that I didn’t own at the time.

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Broken Records Bought During WWII?

Get in step. Join the Record Parade. Bring your old records back to your dealer now.

Back during WWII, it was difficult for the record manufacturers to obtain shellac to press new recordings. This started a campaign for people to bring in the old records, even broken, to be re-melted and re-recorded.

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Stacks of 45’s – Groovy Grubworm/Moose Trot

I’m a Grubworm

When I was young, before I had cassettes, the only good way of making a playlist of songs was to stack 45s on the turntable. I would arrange them to play my favorite songs in my favorite order. These posts are about records I had in my stacks.

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