December 7, 2019
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I have a lot of records. I don’t have as much as some, but what I have a like…a lot. I actually donated a few thousand LPs to Radio Valencia about 7 years ago, but turns out most of that music was shlocky 70s and 80s classic rock dreck and no one wanted it. I can’t blame them, neither did I. I’m way beyond quantity over quality.
I own about 2000 LPs today of multiple genres. And I purchase 4-8 LPs a month from numerous records stores around the East Bay and San Francisco. I have a rule that whenever I’m going to purchase at least three items, one of those items needs to be of an international variety, and one needs to be a compilation.
Now, there are varieties of comps that one could choose. There are record label “Best of..” comps, artist tribute comps, reissue comps, geographic comps, genre-centered comps, era comps, and rare never released and b-side comps. The latter are my favorites. Clubs have been known to put out comps as well. When crate digging, finding the perfect comp can really make my day.
On this show I feature some real tasty treats from all areas mentioned above. A two hour special only scratches the surface of the music I have (pun intended). Links are provided for your convenience.
FYI: ONLY TOUCH THE EDGE OF YOUR VINYL. The oils from your fingers will harm the grooves. You have been warned.
Hell’s Kitchen Radio with John Hell
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