Thursday, October 23, 2008

Go Out On A Limb Musically

Let's face it -- there aren't too many of us who get excited at the prospect of purchasing LP records.  Vinyl is old technology.   But one of the joys of working with the donations is matching the niche buyer with the niche product, be it a book or record.   And if you are interested in niche music, or hearing the folk songs of the 60's in a sound authentic to the time, this may be the best format for you.  

Songs from a Colonial Tavern is from Colonial Williamsburg and would be a great teacher gift for someone who teaches about this era.  The LP is still shrinkwrapped.  It's yours for $24 at our Amazon storefront.  I can just imagine students working on American colonial history projects with this music in the classroom as a backdrop. 

Folk Song and Minstrelsy features Joan Baez, The Weavers, Pete Seeger, and others on four (4) LP's with a booklet of lyrics.  Do you have that one person in your family who joins you for the holidays and sings folk songs all the time?  You know this person -- the one who is great to have along on a camp-out for the singing around the campfire.  They're also the person that when you go to Potbelly for lunch is singing along with the person playing guitar in the loft.  Yeah -- that person!  This is the perfect gift for him or her. It's $30 at our storefront.

If one of these really strikes you as something you want, but you don't have the record player to enjoy them, there are several companies out there that can help you convert the vinyl recordings to a more current format.   Through the wonders of the internet and Google, you can find them!  Make that part of your gift for the holidays and you'll be a true hero.

As always, if you are a current Friend, you may contact us via e-mail at to purchase locally, saving shipping costs.

Incidentally, the FRRL does not accept donations of records anymore.  The exception is things like this -- so unique that it is worth our while to use the storage space for them while we try to match the buyer with the truly unusual product.


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