Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Record Shopping In Brussels

7''s From Flea Market at Place du Jeu de Balle In Brussels

A weekend in Brussels with friends. A walk through the huge Gare du Midi food market followed by a browse at the flea market at Place du Jeu. All 7''s in mint condition bar a price sticker mark on Egyptian Reggae and I think the Que Sera Sera sticker is going to be a killer to get off, all in all though, a great haul. Some of these tunes will be broadcast on the show in the coming weeks.

Henry Mancini and His Orchestra and Chorus -
Theme From Borsalino b/w Theme From Love Story (1970)

Diana Ross - Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where Your're Going To) (1975)

Mitch Miller and the Sing Along Chorus -
Les Canons De Navarone Philips Super EP (1961)

Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers - Egyptian Reggae (1977)
The follow up to Roadrunner, the instrumental Egyptian Reggae was a version of Earl Zero's None Shall Escape the Judgment.

Topol - If I Were A Rich Man (1971)

The Box Tops - Neon Rainbow (1967)
The follow up to The Letter and was also written by Wayne Carson Thompson. It never sold as many copies as The Letter but it's still absolutely magical. 

"The city lights, the pretty lights, They can warm the coldest nights
All the people going places, Smiling with electric faces.
What they find the glow erases, And what they lose the glow replaces, and life is love,
In a neon rainbow, a neon rainbow."

The Delfonics - Ready Or Not Here I Come (1968)

Daniel White - Belle et Sebastien EP (1965)
A gorgous EP from 1965, five tracks from the television show based on Cécile Aubry's novel of the same name. Belle & Sebastian took their name from the series.

Maurice Jarre - Mourir a Madrid EP (1963)
Maurice Jarre's theme to the Frédéric Rossif's 1963 French documentary about the Spanish Civil War. Mourir a Madrid (To Die In Madrid) was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and the English version was narrated by John Gielgud. The EP's sleeve features a sketch by Pierre Teulon based on Robert Capa's famous photograph. 

Robert Capa - Death of a Loyalist Soldier (1936)

Doris Day - Que Sera Sera EP (1956)
Que Sera Sera and We'll Love Again from Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much and b/w Let It Ring and Love's Little Island. Que Sera Sera gave Ray Evans and Jay Livingston their third Academy Award for Best Original Song.

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