Charles Mingus – Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus

This is my record; just took it out of the shrink wrap today. It’s been waiting patiently. Oh, so patiently. I don’t know why I came so late to Mingus. The man’s a genius. Love this recording.

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Henry Mancini – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Another of my folks’ records. It saw a lot of play as well. I heard this was one of Dad’s favorite movies.

Joe Henderson – You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To

One of Mom’s records; apparently a Christmas gift to herself, December 17th, 1962. It’s seem substantially more play than the three records previous records of my dad’s.

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Beach Boys – Surfin’ USA

My mom purchased this for my dad for his birthday, January 11th, 1964. I’m playing it, 56 years later.

The Ventures – Walk Don’t Run

Another one that I reckon was dad’s. Like “Whipped Cream,” I doubt this one’s seen a turntable since last millenium.

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Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass – Whipped Cream and Other Delights

It’s been a month of Sundays since I had my turntable set up, since I didn’t have a good place to put it. That changed today with the installation of a dedicated turntable shelf. I decided to check out this copy of “Whipped Cream and Other Delights,” which I presume belonged to my dad. It doesn’t seem like a record my mother would have purchased. I bet this is only the second or third time it’s been played, and I bet it hasn’t seen a turntable in a half century.

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Stone Soup (Carrie Newcomer) – Long Fields

My dad got this from one of the guys that worked in the shop, Larry Smeyak. Maybe you’ve heard of him? He played guitar for Stone Soup. This is a wonderful record.

Neko Case – Canadian Amp (EP)

Dexter Gordon – Go

Larry Young – Unity