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RadioJonD - awesome finds!
AuntieMistletoeDear - vinyls are great! I've been thinking of starting a collection, but I need to get a turn table first.
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Nice! I find thrift stores hit and miss when it comes to used music. Glad you scored at the local Goodwill!

Used Christmas music I added to my collection in February from trips to Nashville, Tennessee and Birmingham, Alabama:

Bobby Sherman – My Christmas Wish (please don’t laugh, it was too cheap to pass up!)
The Christmas Jug Band – Uncorked (believe it or not, I didn’t already have this one!)
The Campbell Brothers – Sacred Steel for the Holidays
Luther Barnes – Christmas With
Mississippi Mass Choir – We Have Seen His Star
Santa Claws & The Naughty But Nice Orchestra - …And Christmas For All, The Holiday Tribute to Metallica
Len Maxwell – A Merry Monster Christmas (still shrink-wrapped – 75 Cents)
Tom Mason - The Holiday Slide Show
Various Artists - The Rounder Christmas Album, Must Be Santa (Another one I can’t believe I didn’t already have.)
Various Artists - Country Christmas Vol 1 (Giant Records) – (still shrink-wrapped.)
Various Artists (Country) – No Wrapping Required, A Christmas Album
Various Artists – Ladies Sing Christmas Favorites
Various Artists (mostly orchestral) – 15 Christmas Classics, A Yuletide Concert
Various Artists – Spinning With the Elves (a very nice homemade Christmas comp!)

These ranged in price from 25 cents to $6.95. The highest priced one was the Christmas Jug Band because I knew it was good and didn’t already have it.

Nashville:
The Great Escape - http://www.thegreatescapeonline.com/
McKay’s Used Books & CDs - http://www.mckaybooks.com/nashville.htm

Birmingham:
Renaissance Records - http://www.myspace.com/renrecordsbham
Charlemagne Record Exchange - http://www.myspace.com/charlemagnerecordexchange
Golden Pawn Shop, Hoover, AL

I also picked up Bob Hope’s “Hope For The Holidays” DVD for three bucks at the pawn shop.
Just by reading your post, I can feel the adrenaline rush that you must have felt when you found these.

I've been following through with my goal of finding and digitally transferring some classic Christmas vinyl without breaking the bank to do so.

I picked up a new turntable. This one has the ability to connect with a computer through a USB cord, but when I did my first transfer I wasn't happy with the quality. So, I upgraded the sound card in my computer (about 30 bucks at Walmart) and got some RCA cables to connect the turntable to the computer. I also obtained an awesome piece of software for doing vinyl transfers... Acoutica's 'Spin It Again'. So far I've done 3 vinyl transfers (getting my feet wet with some of my favorite semi-obscure rock albums from the 80s). Now, I'm no audiophile, but I am kinda picky with what I think sounds good or bad, and so far these transfers sound fantastic.

Concurrently, I've been gathering a nice collection of Christmas vinyl... records that have tracks that never made it onto the official CD releases, records that haven't made it to CD yet, or records that have been put on CD, but are out of print and if you wanted them would cost you a fortune. I've secured some of my favorites that I've found on sharity sites throughout the years. I've always wanted more than just mp3, so now I can transfer them in a full 24 bit/96kHz audio transfer that will be of higher rate than your standard CD's which are done at 16bit/44.1kHz. Overkill? Sure, it is... but I've always been one to turn the amp up to 11.

Maybe after the summer I'll look into a way to start my own 'sharity' resource so I can make these available to anyone who'd be interested.

Some of the albums I have on tap are...
Osmond Family Christmas - the 2 lp set with 20 tracks as opposed to the CD version that only has 12 tracks.
Johnny Mathis - Sounds of Christmas - The track 'Have Reindeer, Will Travel' never made it onto its CD counterpart 'Christmas With Johnny Mathis'.
Peter Wood Singers & Orchestra - Jolly Christmas Songs
Mike Sammes Singers - White Christmas
Living Voices - A Christmas Songbook & The Little Drummer Boy
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Just found the 'Christmas With Vera Lynn' lp online to add to my to do list for next season.
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April 2011 - Nashville, Tennessee USA

Yesterday, April 9, 2011, The Great Escape in Nashville, Tennessee held a sidewalk sale. Of the eighty-seven CDs purchased at twenty-five cents each for a total of $23.75, the following were Christmas.


An Evening in December - various Christan artists

MACountry CD MACS Volume XX 1995 - promotional CD Christmas edition of various County artists

A Christmas Album - Michael Crawford

The Four Seasons Christmas Album - The Four Seasons

Rusty Diamonds Records Vol-4 - Bangin' 'Round The X-mas Tree - various artists (metal)

Christmas Cheer - The Boxmasters (Billy Bob Thornton's band.)

Elmo Saves Christmas Holiday Favorites

A Reader's Digest Christmas (on Warner Resound 1997)

Christmas - Tim Zimmerman & The King's Brass

Yule Struttin' A Blue Note Christmas - various artists (Oops!, I already had this one!)

Gospel Singing Caravan Christmas Card - various artists (Christian)

Christmas - Kirk Franklin & Family

The Spirit of Christmas Volume One - Various Artists

Warner Bros. Records Presents: A Christmas Tradition (Volume II) - various artists (Country)

Wrapper's Delight Volume 1 - (promotional CD?) from Jones Broadcasting. Inc - various artists (all genres)

How The Grich Stole Christmas - 1995 PolyGram Records remaster

A Rock 'N'Roll Christmas II - various artists

Cledus Navidad - Ckedus T. Judd

Impressions of Christmas - Jay Patten

40 Years: A Charlie Brown Christmas -various artists

Harry For The Holidays - Harry Connick, Jr.

Christmas With Perry Como

A Country Christmas with the Stars of Branson - various artists (Country)

Christmas Carols of the Young Messiah - various artists (Christian)

Happy Holidays Y'all - Robert Earl Keen promotional CD with two versions


All but three CDs are without packaging (just CDs in light plastic slips) but I'm not complaining!


In addition I picked up these (with complete packaging) down the street at McKay's Used Books ,CDs., Movies, & More.

Toys For Tots Special Exclusive Edition 25 All-Time Christmas Favorites - various artists (25 cents)

A Jazz Christmas, A Windham Hill Collection - various artists (95 cents). Like to have killed me to pay 95 cents when I had bought so many for a quarter or less, lol!

Handel's Messiah-A Soulful Celebration - various artists (19 cents)

Raffi's Christmas Album - Raffi - (25 cents)

Dillard's Country Christmas Collection 1999 - various artists (19 cents). Dillard's is a clothing store in the U.S.

Stars of Christmas Volume 3 - various artists (5 cents). Even though you and I probably have all of these tunes on other CDs, for a nickle, I couldn't resist!
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That's weird... they had the CD that you are using for your avatar there.
I new it looked familiar... LOL!

The AC/DC cd is very weird, but a fun transition into Christmas... especially at work where I'm not quite ready to subject everyone to a blatant Christmas onslaught.
how cool is that
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Yule be busy spinning those tunes from now 'til Christmas (in July at least).

We don't have cool sales like that around here, but then again, we must have when a CD/DVD shop closed in the mall without me knowing about it. Doubt they had much of Christmas selection there this time of year though.
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Nice! Some gooduns in there (Harry Conick, smooooth) and is the Elmo one as 'interesting' as it sounds?!
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