posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 06:08 PM
I was walking down the High Street of my local town yesterday and walked passed a music shop that sells guitars, keyboards, drums and the like. At
the side of the main entrance to the shop I noticed out of the corner of my eye an A4 piece of paper with the word FREE written on it in thick felt
pen. As I looked down again I noticed that there were two piles of old records just sitting on the step. Anyway, as I looked closer I realized that
the records were old 78’s, and then I thought, I am having these, they are free, why not?
I love old retro/vintage stuff and delving through old times passed, this was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down, after all, you never know what
you may find do you?
Anyway, I went and got some strong bags from a shop because one 78 record is heavy let alone loads of them in bulk. I filled up the bags with the
records and walked to the bus stop to go home, they were so heavy I thought my hands were going to fall off. I eventually got home just holding off a
heart attack from my on the spot work out session and counted out on the kitchen table that there were nearly 150 records. Some of the artists on the
records I had never heard of so I decided to put to one side the artists that I had come across or heard of before.
Here is a list of some of the records that I put to one side. I can’t work out what the A or B side is so I have divided the track listings with a
forward slash. I have also added the record label next to the artist in brackets. I can’t seem to find any dates of issue on the records.
I just wondered if there were any members here on ATS who may have knowledge of how to find out if any of these records are worth any money. I am
pretty good when it comes to furniture and clothing, but I don’t know much about 78 records.
So can anybody out there shed any light whatsoever on the records below? I am intrigued by the Les Paul record, but I think that is more to do with
Les Paul (Capitol) By the light of the Silvery Moon/Walkin and Whistlin
Bing Crosby (Brunswick) White Christmas/Let’s start the New Year Right
Gracie Fields (Regal/Zonophone) Land of Hope and Glory/The Holy City
Frank Sinatra (Columbia) I’ll make up for Everything/Christmas Dreaming
Frank Sinatra& the Andrews Sisters (Brunswick) Have I told you Lately that I love you/Quicksilver
Lonnie Donegan (Pye/Nixa) My Dixie Darling/I’m Just a Rollin Stone
Johnnie Ray (Columbia) The Lady Drinks Champagne/Give me Time
Al Jolson (Brunswick) When I leave the world behind/I wish I had a girl
Spike Jones and his City Slickers (HMV) A serenade to a jerk/Leave the dishes in the sink
Vera Lynn (Decca) When they sound the last all clear/Goodbye Heartaches
David Whitfield (Decca) Dance Gipsy Dance/Answer me
Benny Goodman (Parlophone) A Smo-o-o-oth One/Good enough to keep
Spike Jones and his City Slickers (HMV) Lulu had a baby/I went to your wedding
Bing Crosby (Brunswick) Someday sweetheart/Let me call you
Bing Crosby (Brunswick) Marcheta/Can’t read this side
Josef Locke (Columbia) My heart and I/Goodbye
Bing Crosby (Brunswick) Girl of my dreams/Mary’s a grand old name
Bing Crosby (Brunswick) Going my way/Swinging on a star
Bing Crosby (Brunswick) If I had my way/Wrap your troubles in dreams
Bing Crosby (Brunswick) Lights out the Reveille/You and I
Josef Locke (Columbia) Goodbye/My heart and I
Al Jolson (Brunswick) Anniversary Song/Avalon