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A couple of my favorite altered record covers:

1) a copy of "It Crawled Into My Hands, Honest" by the Fugs, with a library card and pocket still attached, showing that it was once part of a church library

2) a old home made replacement cover for "Homage to Africa" by Sunny Murray. It's plain white with the name/title and a crude drawing of a human skull in profile, and a note that helpfully points out that the shape of the continent of Africa kind of looks like a skull. Whoever made that was high.

One that is strange is my copy of "Music is the Healing Force of the Universe" by Albert Ayler. Inside the gatefold are a couple of handwritten things. One looks like a signature, but not by Albert; it isn't easy to read, could be some previous owner's name, or possibly the signature of Stafford James who plays on that record. The other looks like it says "Starwatcher", which is intriguingly similar to an Ayler song on a different record, "Sunwatcher".

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A couple of my favorite altered record covers:

1) a copy of "It Crawled Into My Hands, Honest" by the Fugs, with a library card and pocket still attached, showing that it was once part of a church library
 

OMG - That's the greatest thing ever!

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Dec. 25 1958

Carol Jessica Thornton

Carol,

I only hope that when you become moody,  you will play this record. Remember the wonderful times we have had as we have double dated, both this past summer and fall.

Love always,

Fay Mallette Stubbs

Underlined in the same ink is the song title "Secret Love".

http://davidwier.com/family/wier/aqwg21.htm

I guess the moral of the story is to not let your Robert Farnon records end up in Half Price Books if you have any secrets.

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Resurrecting a moribund thread, I today bought some records, including Ornette Coleman's "Chappaqua Suite".

 

The inner sleeves of UK CBS LPs of that era had "The Sound Of Entertainment" printed around the label cut out. A previous owner had struck a line through "entertainment" and written "DISCORD" above. Made me smile. 

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On 7/28/2015 at 5:05 PM, JSngry said:

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Underlined in the same ink is the song title "Secret Love".

http://davidwier.com/family/wier/aqwg21.htm

I guess the moral of the story is to not let your Robert Farnon records end up in Half Price Books if you have any secrets.

Wait, so Faye was 9 years old when she wrote this?

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The plot thickens...

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Took delivery today of a copy of Brubeck Quartet - The Riddle. There's a strip of braille on the back cover.

Thankfully I work with braille readers so I'll be able to solve the mystery. My bet's on "The Riddle" 

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Pablo record signed by Count Basie and Freddie Green for $3.50... 

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10 hours ago, russes01 said:

Pablo record signed by Count Basie and Freddie Green for $3.50... 

Wow!

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I have a used LP which I purchased in the store closing sale of the Music Exchange, which was a long time, very large Kansas City used music store. 

The LP has handwriting on the back by the artist (an obscure musician, I can't remember his name), warmly presenting this copy of his album to Jay McShann.

In other words, Jay McShann or his family dumped it off at the Music Exchange after receiving it.

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I found used LPs very cheaply which turned out to be autographed by Manny Albam and Stan Gets.

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