I got a turntable for my birthday and have slowly been building up a small record collection.
Last Saturday, our local public radio station had a pledge drive where local listeners could donate their old records, cds, movies and electronic equipment. Then, folks like me could come and buy it up at $1-$2 a pop. I spent about $35. Here's what I got:
Fiddler on the Roof Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Mary Poppins Original Cast Soundtrack
Boris Karloff reads Peter and the Wolf
Country's Greatest Hits
60 Years of Country Music
(Believe it or not, these are two I am most interested in and most excited about--We're not talking contemporary, corporate Country here, folks. We're talking roots music and I'm eating it up. I'm really excited about exploring roots stuff and part of that search starts here, I figure. It goes back to the early early stuff: Jimmie Rodgers, Carter Family, Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys, woo!)
60s & 70s
The Best of Buffy Sainte Marie (this is a wild card, actually--I've never heard of her, but she had a resonator guitar on the cover of the album and I thought, "eh--it's only a buck!"
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: 4 Way Street
John Denver- Back Home Again (with Grandma's Feather Bed!)
History of Eric Clapton
Beach Boys- Endless Summer (this is the only one I kind of regret--I should have got a real Beach Boys album, but I don't think they had any)
Hits collections from:
Gladys Knight & the Pips
Elton John- Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (this record has my favorite EJ song on it, "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" and really rad packaging. I have seen it in record stores for $15, I got it for $1)
Sweet Baby James
In the Pocket
(I have 5 JT records now)
Stevie Wonder: Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants (this one I'd never heard of, and was unopened. It's a soundtrack, I guess.)
Micheal Jackson- Thriller (Seth really loves the tune "Beat It"--he's gonna love Thriller)
Genesis- Invisible Touch (Probably the first record I ever listened to in it's entirety, 7 years old at Justin's house)
Tracy Chapman- Eponymous ('cause she's awesome)
Pretty eclectic little collection, eh? I'm having fun and all of this great music cost about the equivalent of two or three new CDs.
I also bought a pair of speakers for $5. Trying to think of a rig where i can set them up in the kitchen or basement and run them off my receiver's B channel.