MICHAEL POMEROY, Night Train, 1962

discount-disc-labelI bought close to 200 records on this trip, 180 45´s and 20 Lp´s. The most I´ve ever bought on a trip. The majority were 50 cents to 1 dollar. And because airlines let you take  only one bag I had to carry most of them onto the plane. It was real work getting those records home.

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On the last day in Brattleboro the nice owner of  In the Moment offered me another 50 records for 2 dollars that came with a record rack. I already had 150 and wasn´t sure about that, but then Julia gave in and I got them. Now I´m happy I did.records-with-rack

Also in this metal rack were seven Discount Disc 6-song EP´s,  typical drugstore records. Not in the best shape, but for less than 5 cents a piece, I´m not complaining. That´s less than one cent for a song. Try to beat that iTunes!discount-discs

Discount Discs were manufactured by Pickwick International Records, the originators of budget records. Lou Reed got his start in the music-business, working as a staff songwriter for Pickwick. He didn´t write any of these though, because they´re all cover versions of hit songs. You will probably recognize most of them.

So, give these 45´s,  that seem doomed to be discount records forever,  a chance. The songs are great!

Not as blazin´fast as the James Brown 1962 version but still real cool instrumental version of  Night Train:

MICHAEL POMEROY, Night Train, 1962

Pretty close to the Orlons original:

THE DISCOUNTS, The Wah-Watusi, 1962

Get it. It´s good and it´s free:

THE DISCOUNTS, Green Onions, 1962

Nice instrumental version of Chubby Checker´s hit record:

THE DISCOUNTS, Limbo Rock, 1962

Again pretty faithful cover of  the Dovells:

THE RAMRODS, Hully Gully Baby, 1962

Instrumental version of the Blue Belles:

THE RAMRODS, I Sold My Heart To The Junkman

Nice rough version of the Contours hit:

THE TRIANGLES, Do you Love Me, 1962

Sounds more like Frankie Lymon than Chubby Checker:

TUBBY CHESS, Dancin´Party, 1962

Despite the name this version sounds more like the Isley brothers:

THE ENGLAND BROS., Twist & Shout, 1962

Dee Dee Sharp recorded the original:

JEWEL-PEARL, Gravy For My Mashed Potatoes, 1962

Freddy Cannon:

MEL BROWN, Palisades Park, 1962

Thurston Harris:

DICK CRAWFORD, Little Bitty Pretty One, 1962

Jimmy Clanton:

FRANKIE MILLS, Venus In Blue Jeans, 1962

Joanie Sommers:

IRIS BURKE, Johnny Get Angry, 1962

Dion:

ARTURO, Little Diane, 1962

Originally sung by Johnny Western, from the TV-show Have Gun Will Travel:

WAYNE ARMSTRONG, Ballad Of Paladin, 1962

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