Vinyl Treats

You know me, I go home, have a root around and find something interesting to blog about whenever I go home!

And why should this time be any different?

When we had this glut of celebrities keeling over on us last year, I remembered that back in the day I would have bought the records of some of the singers. I wondered whether in the rubbish treasure my mum hoards keeps, those vinyls would be there.

Well they were, and so many more classics I hadn’t even known about before!

As she went to hunt down where my records were, she found a bag with some that had been hers when she was at school. My mum went to an English girls boarding school in Kenya when growing up, and the ‘Matron’ had to keep all their treats, be it edible ones or those things you wanted to listen to. On a weekend, Matron would allow the girls to take their special items, and mum had these 7 inch and 12 inch discs… some real classics!

I actually can’t believe she was into David Bowie!!

Then she hoiked out a little suitcase which held some records that my brother had entrusted in her care… (Mine had still not been found…)

The speeches of Winston Churchill surprised me!

After much huffing and puffing mum uncovered the precious old Technics stereo that we used to use back in the day. My brother has made them keep it, for him to have when he has his own house!  And inside, were all the records I remembered!

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I did squeal slightly as I came face to face with a giant arachnid!

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Thankfully he had departed this world already!

And so to the booty inside! My, what a truly 80’s set of albums!

There were singles too!

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And for you Eurovision enthusiasts, look what I found!

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A Beach Boys album too!

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There were children’s nursery rhyme records, and a mini top of the pops album which we used to dance around to too!

My Pops loved Kaoma and Lambada! He bought this himself!

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One day at school we had a second hand sale and I was so proud to buy my first single, New Edition’s Candy Rain… imagine my surprise and disappointment (Sorry God!) when out came a Hindu prayer instead!

And now I know where my love of Disco stemmed from!

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I even unearthed a ‘Listen and read along’ Lady and the Tramp from Walt Disney!

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This by no means exhausts what I found. There were loads of religious Records, and Hindi and Punjabi soundtracks too!

It was truly a trip down memory lane!!!

Any records there you remember?

65 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. aka Cibo the Anti-Pasti Poet
    Apr 28, 2017 @ 05:00:04

    A marvellous unearthing of some vinyl classics – I only have a few vinyl records now (recently purchased for me by Jane) and I lost a lot of ‘gems’ a long time ago – it was good to see yours – G:)

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  2. Denzil
    Apr 10, 2017 @ 19:04:59

    Quite a trip down memory lane!

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  3. lisakunk
    Apr 09, 2017 @ 20:20:20

    Having a husband who is a major vinyl collector, I called him in to see your collection. He says several of those are in his words, “very collecible” and probably pretty valuable. He’d never seen the Beach Boys compilation with other people and enjoyed seeing that. It’s great that you appreciate these old things as in this world of simple living, so many go into the trash or get scratched and unplayable. Enjoy.

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  4. Traci York
    Apr 09, 2017 @ 14:34:20

    Wicked awesomesauce! I’m so jealous of your stash! I had tons of vinyl from my grandmother, father, and my own that I hauled around with me in the early years of my marriage. Unfortunately, they were lost during a move in the early 2000s. pout

    One of my favorites was a Nik Kershaw single of the 80s wonder “Wouldn’t it be Good” that I bought during a high school trip to Paris.

    Oh, and I squealed a bit too when I saw your eight legged “friend” – lol!

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  5. noellekelly
    Apr 09, 2017 @ 13:30:42

    Wow, what an amazing collection!! So many memories there, music is so nostalgic! The only record I ever remember playing was the Monkees in my Nan’s house 🙂

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  6. Judy E Martin
    Apr 09, 2017 @ 13:15:17

    Oh what a treasure trove you uncovered Sis. I love a bit of Cliff and Elvis, and Bowie, and Madonna….the list goes on! Thanks for this lovely trip down memory lane! 🙂

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  7. Ritu
    Apr 09, 2017 @ 10:31:54

    It was so great…. Sitting in the cupboard under the stairs, pulling classic after classic out! I could have sat there for hours!!!

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  8. Phil Taylor
    Apr 09, 2017 @ 10:29:22

    This is an awesome post! Brings back great memories!

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  9. thebeasley
    Apr 09, 2017 @ 10:13:49

    I LOVE this. I love me some vinyl. Your Mum’s collection is quite frankly AWESOME. And your marvellous 80s/90s collection is just perfect. We have a lot of the same stuff. Brilliant.

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  10. andrewcferguson
    Apr 09, 2017 @ 09:30:31

    Nice post. I read somewhere yesterday that they’re creating a sculpture of Bowie’s iconic Aladdin Sane lightning makeup. If I find it again, I’ll let you know…

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  11. Persia
    Apr 08, 2017 @ 22:11:27

    Oh, Ritu. You made me laugh. Candy Rain/Hindu Prayer. Great collection. The good old days…

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  12. Ann GrubbsnCritters
    Apr 08, 2017 @ 12:01:51

    How cool! (except the giant spidey!) That’sounds so vintage and nostalgic.Oh man! Kylie! You cant find them these days.
    I remember seeing Kiss, Black Sabbath and Pink Floyd from my dad’s collection when I was kid. He have them away… If I had known!

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  13. Cory Melancon
    Apr 08, 2017 @ 11:34:42

    What great taste you have Ritu really good stuff, talk about preservation some of those looked as new as a reissue

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  14. vanbytheriver
    Apr 07, 2017 @ 23:34:05

    So fun to have saved all of that vinyl, and the stereo ! They are making a comeback, I really miss the art of the album cover. And…we never put our turntable away.

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  15. syl65
    Apr 07, 2017 @ 23:16:25

    My head is spinning Sister!! So many treasures!! Dr. Zhivago …wow! Even a prehistoric spider!

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  16. pranabaxom
    Apr 07, 2017 @ 20:00:11

    What a treasure.
    I wish I would have dropped in while I was there😉

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  17. Erika Kind
    Apr 07, 2017 @ 19:40:21

    Oh, how cool, sis! I have a whole load of records too as you can imagine. At least 20 to 25 only MJ and Jackson Five. The soundtrack of Rocky 4 is a red record and the cover of MJ’s Bad is the record itself…. if you know what I mean. They were so cool!

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  18. Jess T.
    Apr 07, 2017 @ 19:25:10

    I, too, stole my mom’s village people record. The pictures inside are great for decorating my dorm too 🙂

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  19. sheldonk2014
    Apr 07, 2017 @ 19:20:54

    I used to love the smell of an album
    When it was first opened up

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  20. Becky Ellis
    Apr 07, 2017 @ 19:04:54

    Long live rock and roll! Disco fever! Love this post – we have all of our vinyl records from the 1960’s and 70’s and the turntable to play them!

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  21. willowdot21
    Apr 07, 2017 @ 18:51:25

    Fabulous, i have taste in coming not only with you Sis but all your family even your Dad, remember I chose The Lambarda one last month…. Like you not sure on Winnie’s speeches. 💜💗

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  22. trentpmcd
    Apr 07, 2017 @ 18:34:11

    Sorry, but your mom’s Bowie album is the best of the lot 😉 (I do have a lot of 80s vinyl, but I still like 70s Bowie.)

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  23. desertcurmudgeon
    Apr 07, 2017 @ 18:19:55

    What a treasure trove of musical artifacts! “Arrival” by Abba was one of the first records I ever owned.

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  24. The V Pub
    Apr 07, 2017 @ 18:18:43

    I loved Alladin Sane! The music was great, and the play on words – a lad insane – always a mused me. 🙂

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  25. Shivangi
    Apr 07, 2017 @ 18:17:56

    Long da lashkara made me smile. Great nostalgic post😀

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