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Coin Operator: A Brief Overview Of Jukebox Mini-Albums

Back in February, I went in with a few other dealers on a collection of 20,000 7″ records. As it turns out, a good majority of these came from a defunct Jukebox distrobution company in upstate New York. While a good majority of these records were common crud, a few boxes were full of strange […]

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Field Notes: A Few Recent Finds

This past month has been good for me for records. I’d like to share some of the more interesting finds recently as things to look out for in the field. The Bass & McFitz – Wine Around This Barbados originated cover of House Of Pain’s Jump Around really speaks for itself. The beat is strong […]

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Cheaping Out: Budget Label Exploitation Releases

Why spend time and effort hunting down unique talent when you can ride the coat-tails of what’s trending? This is the general thought process that seemed to go into Cash-In/Exploitation records put out by Budget labels. For the most part, these releases are not very interesting inept covers of popular songs kept closely to the […]

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Recorded From Client’s Furnished Tape: Century, RPC and Mark

With the relatively recent release of the book Enjoy The Experience, there has been some renewed interest in privately pressed records. In the glory days of record pressing, one used to be able to send a tape off to a company and have returned a full pressing of sometimes as a handful of records. The […]

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Cylinders: More Than A Series Of Tubes

As some of you may have noticed, I’ve been flooding the databases with cylinder recordings. I figured I would take some time to bring everyone in on what I’ve been working on and what I’ve learned so that if you see any in the field or if you have a collection yourself that you’re trying […]

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Check out this track.

George Perry – Super Hit I don’t have much to say about this one and neither does the rest of the internet. Private Boston Outsider Boogie? Do you know anything about this? Do you know anything like this? Drop some knowledge in the comments.

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Spring Cleaning: Reporting Listing Violations

In light of it being nearly spring, I’m going to bring up a type of spring cleaning that helps the marketplace: reporting listing violations! When listing items, the item you have must match the release page exactly, including reissues, promos, color, year, country, etc. If a listing does not exactly match the release page, it […]

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Highlights Of Bill Cosby’s Singing Career

There really isn’t much that needs to be said about this so much as it needs to be experienced. Some say it shouldn’t have been done, some say it was the best thing to ever be recorded. At the end of the day, however, it exists. With that, I feel the need to inflict share […]

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Health Concerns For Record Dealers

As a record dealer and collector for many years, I’ve faced many health hazards for what seems like a somewhat safe activity. With some proper action and preparing, most of these issues can be negated. Every dealer who’s been around long enough has stories about going into moldy basements or dusty attics when digging for […]

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5 Ways To Ensure Smoother Transactions For Buyers And Sellers

As a buyer and seller of many years on Discogs, and now staff member, I have learned a great deal about working with people to successfully complete transactions, even when problems arise. The key to a successful transaction is communication and breaking through the barriers that arise, such as language, record grading strictness and shipping […]

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