The Crazy Suburban Mom: Whole Lotta Vintage Shakin' Going On Today!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Whole Lotta Vintage Shakin' Going On Today!

Total impulse buy, I admit it....

I got this vintage record collection a few months ago because I couldn't resist. I mean, look at this ridiculously adorable little case it came in. What would you have done?
Okay, don't answer that.

There are over twenty 45's that seem to start in the 50's and end with the one Beatles record, Something. Only one record has a cover and some have someone's name written on or some scribbling.

What a time capsule, right? I can just imagine the teenager who this collection belonged to playing these - Because these were played. My son managed to play a few for me before he got distracted with his own life; they do need a good cleaning but what fun!

Look at the cover of this case, I'm thinking leather.


Could you resist those graphics? Not me...

Here's some of what's inside!

...with audio thanks to You Tube to rock the whole experience for you!

Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On, Jerry Lee Lewis
(What a pivotal record in rock music!)


You Send Me, Sam Cooke


Young Love, Tab Hunter


Sidewalk Surfin', Jan and Dean


Love Affair, Sal Mineo
Some call it the birth of Rap, some call it the worst song recorded..


You decide.

This was the only one with the original cover
My Own True Love, Jimmy Clanton


Blue Suede Shoes, Carl Perkins


Rock-a-Billy, Guy Mitchell


Sea of Love, Phil Phillips
Omg. I love this song, one of my favorites, ever.


Yeah, I know it's probably boring to you.
But it's beautiful.

Teddy Bear, Elvis
That's was mad charisma, Elvis has going in that video.


At the Hop, Danny and the Juniors


The Beatles, Something - The newest record of the bunch


It's so different from the others. Innocent still, I suppose.
But worldly, intimate - seductive, maybe
compared to the 50's music.

I never posted these, or even photographed them, because I really don't know what I want to do with the collection but Colorado Lady's Vintage Thingies Thursday Thrifted Thursday and Dalomba Days gave me an opportunity to at least share them.

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Kathy B! 10/1/09, 9:33 AM  

You seriously find the best stuff! I never find goodies like these. I think I'm looking in the wrong spots.

Kathi Fly 10/1/09, 11:06 AM  

Wow! What a find. Wouldn't they be great in an old jukebox?

Maureen 10/1/09, 11:19 AM  

Surely this was a prized possession for a young lady who took the time to keep it all neatly organized. Very sweet.

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood 10/1/09, 11:43 AM  

What fun revisiting these oldies. Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,

blueviolet 10/1/09, 11:45 AM  

That is really a fun find. I think I would have picked that up too!

The Crazy Suburban Mom 10/1/09, 12:02 PM  

I kind of love this thing although its not all that practical :) It makes me smile!

Jessica Cangiano 10/1/09, 12:29 PM  

You're a gal right after my own heart. I don't think I could have passed that collection up either. Records have such a sense of time-honoured soul that CDs and tapes could never in a million years begin to compete with.

Congrats on your wonderful find, honey!

♥ Jessica

@eloh 10/1/09, 12:58 PM  

Excellent find....what is that Elvis 45 worth?

Postcardy 10/1/09, 1:03 PM  

that looks like fun. Too bad the cover isn't in better condition.

The Crazy Suburban Mom 10/1/09, 1:04 PM  

Eloh - Not a clue. The thing with these records is, they were played and none are in unplayed condition. Also some were written on by the person who owned them... But there are over 20 of them and I'm pretty sure they would be original. I mean with the case thing, all of them and the age of the other things in the house... and I guess if there is value it's in the collection as a whole unit.

Anonymous,  10/1/09, 1:32 PM  

Are you saying that you have a RECORD PLAYER in your house --
and that that record player can PLAY 45s?
That it has a working needle?

Where do you go to replace a phonograph needle these days?

I'm astonished!

The Crazy Suburban Mom 10/1/09, 1:35 PM  

L - I got a player that converts vinyl into an MP3 so yes, actually I do. I don't have any idea where to replace the needle, I'm sure it would take some time to wear that out, its only a few years old and has been used rarely... But to get technical, I actually have another one that just...plays.


Kammy 10/1/09, 2:11 PM  

That is so cool - I wonder who collected them all very neat !

Coloradolady 10/1/09, 4:43 PM  

What a really cute case and a great set of records...I am sure all is the graphics on the cute.

Have a great Weekend and a wonderful VTT!

heidi 10/1/09, 4:48 PM  

I'll bet this girl had a killer Barbie case, too.

Man, music is such a far cry from music these days. Except, of course, for 'Disco Stick'.

Great find!!

LV 10/1/09, 4:52 PM  

You have a lot of great and collectors item finds. These are hard to find and you pay a big price. I say you have a real keeper here.

aggie 10/1/09, 4:55 PM  

WOW you have got some priceless goodies. I can remember having records like these. Guess that dates me but oh well. Great find.

~~Carol~~ 10/1/09, 5:19 PM  

Ok, I wouldn't have been able to resist that case of musical fun either! I love 45s. That's where all my allowance went, back in the early 70s!
Happy VTT!

one gal's trash 10/1/09, 5:42 PM  

Happy VTT and hope the needle is sharp on your record player!

Lidian 10/1/09, 5:42 PM  

That is one of the best vintage finds ever! You really are amazing! I love it, and have never seen anything like it. Too cool :)

icedteaforme 10/1/09, 9:33 PM  

I love this!!! what a great case! lucky you to find such a time capsule!!! we have tons of a college friends LPs from the 70s and 80s but nothing cool like that case, I prefer your era of vintage music myself!

Ulla 10/2/09, 5:08 AM  

What a collection! Too bad the original covers were not included, they would be vintage treasures too.

Pink Roses and Teacups 10/2/09, 9:21 AM  

What a neat collection! You really put a lot of work into this post. What fun memories. I am a baby boomer, and love the 50's music. Thanks for sharing!


Keetha Broyles 10/2/09, 11:37 AM  

Oh my goodness!!! WHAT a fun post - - - you YOU TUBED all those songs!!!

Hey, I'd have bought it all on impulse too.

T~T 10/2/09, 12:14 PM  

makes me wonder what I did with all my old 45s??? I left them in my parents house when I moved out?

Toronto Yardsaler 10/2/09, 5:27 PM  

Great album collection. You've got knack for finding great thrifty goods.
Have a fun weekend,

Theresa 10/2/09, 7:41 PM  

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Anonymous,  10/2/09, 7:48 PM  

What great finds! Love them all.

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