Category Archives: The Vinyl Court

The Vinyl Corner: Dan Mariska and the Boys Choir – Bummer Songs

Artist: Dan Mariska & The Boys Choir Album: Bummer Songs (2013) Purchased at: Live show at Rendezvous (St. Joseph, MO) for $15 Dan Mariska and his band passed through St. Joe last year, hitting The Rendezvous with touring partners See … Continue reading

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The Vinyl Corner: Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy – Hatchetations

Artist: Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy Album: Hatchetations (2013) Purchased at: Live show at First Ward (St. Joseph, MO) for $15 Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy is a band that works their asses off. They are road warriors living out … Continue reading

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The Vinyl Corner – The Louvin Brothers – Tragic Songs of Life

Artist: The Louvin Brothers Album: Tragic Songs of Life (1956) Purchased at: Goodwill (St. Joseph, MO) for $2 Ira and Charlie Louvin are classic Grand Ole Opry style county. With a strong gospel upbringing and training, their harmonies fit perfectly … Continue reading

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The Vinyl Corner: Possessed By Paul James – Live at Antone’s

Artist: Possessed By Paul James Album: Live at Antone’s (2011) Purchased at: From artist at a live show (Kansas City, MO) for free Possessed By Paul James is in fact the one-man-band Konrad Wert. He plays acoustic guitar, banjo and … Continue reading

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The Vinyl Corner: Amy Winehouse – Back To Black

Artist: Amy Winehouse Album: Back To Black (2006) Purchased at: Hastings (St. Joseph, MO) for $11 Amy Winehouse was far more than a mid 2000s chart sensation. With her sophomore album “Back To Black” in 2006 she was catapulted into … Continue reading

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The Vinyl Court: Nilsson – Schmilsson

Artist: Nilsson Album: Schmilsson (1971) Purchased at: Yard Sale (Gower, MO) for $1 Harry Nilsson is a forgotten character in the history of rock in many ways. Palling around with The Beatles and enjoying radio play on several songs hasn’t … Continue reading

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The Vinyl Court: William Elliott Whitmore – The Early Years Box Set

Artist: William Elliott Whitmore Album: The Early Years Box Set (2014) Purchased at: WilliamElliottWhitmore.com for $50 William Elliott Whitmore is a Midwest treasure. His simple delivery of raspy vocals with a kick drum and banjo or guitar is about as … Continue reading

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The Vinyl Court: Buck Owens -Best of Buck Owens Volume 1

Artist: Buck Owens Album: The Best of Buck Owens (1964) Purchased at: Treasure Island Thrift Store (Maryville, MO) for $1 I’ll admit it; I really didn’t understand what country music was for a long time. I thought Garth Brooks and … Continue reading

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The Vinyl Court: Rock and Rollin’ with Fats Domino

Artist: Fats Domino Album: Rock and Rollin’ with Fats Domino (1956) Purchased at: Yard Sale (St. Joseph, MO) for $.50 Every once in a while a stack of yard sale vinyl yields more than Glen Miller and Herp Alpert albums. … Continue reading

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The Vinyl Court: Blake Mills – Heigh Ho

Artist: Blake Mills Album: Heigh Ho (2014) Purchased at: Trade with another collector Blake Mills is a name you may not have heard much but you’ve likely heard his guitar playing before. He was in the band Simon Dawes before … Continue reading

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