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I have one ‘club’ lp, specifically: https://www.discogs.com/Nitty-Gritty-Dirt-Band-Uncle-Charlie-His-Dog-Teddy/release/6334051

 

Picked it up for about $10, and it sounds pretty decent (the guitars in particular)... 

 

Whats the story with club LPs as they are often a fraction of the price of their non-club counterparts?

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The older “World Record Club” lp’s, with the symbol of two globes on top of each other (or whatever it is) are surprisingly good.  Common op-shop finds, especially classical.  Not to be dismissed as poor quality, despite being pressed for the mass market......

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I always assumed the club LPs were the same product, just with some different labelling.  I never took out a record club membership, but looked into it a few times over the years.  The ones I looked at sent you an album every month.

My Mum was a 'World Record Club' member for a short time in the early 60's and got a nice little collection of Classical LPs.

 

As for 'Uncle Charlie And His Dog Teddy'.  That's a genuine work of art.  The mix of full length songs, and the snippets of Uncle Charlies songs and words is just magic.

A muso friend of mine, Dave Diprose, says this record changed his life.

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Just now, surprisetech said:

I always assumed the club LPs were the same product, just with some different labelling.  I never took out a record club membership, but looked into it a few times over the years.  The ones I looked at sent you an album every month.

My Mum was a 'World Record Club' member for a short time in the early 60's and got a nice little collection of Classical LPs.

 

As for 'Uncle Charlie And His Dog Teddy'.  That's a genuine work of art.  The mix of full length songs, and the snippets of Uncle Charlies songs and words is just magic.

A muso friend of mine, Dave Diprose, says this record changed his life.

I love it. I grabbed it as my parents had it when I was growing up... I played Mr Bojangles to death as a kid, but I agree, it’s a stunningly good folk rock album.

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Do not dismiss club records.  World Record club quality is as every bit as good as the original.  

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There were a series  of  articles by one of the founders of WRC , John Day , back in 2014.

Some can be quite valuable , due to differences to the standard releases. 

https://www.discogs.com/Small-Faces-The-Best-Of-The-Small-Faces/release/4614206

 

https://www.discogs.com/The-Rolling-Stones-Out-Of-Our-Heads/release/6024933

 

https://www.discogs.com/Slim-Dusty-Sings-His-Favourite-Songs/release/7090921

Edited by EV Cali

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10 minutes ago, furtherpale said:

I love it. I grabbed it as my parents had it when I was growing up... I played Mr Bojangles to death as a kid, but I agree, it’s a stunningly good folk rock album.

Since you love that album, if you haven't come across them already, check out Ozark Mountain Daredevils - 'It'll shine when it shines' and Fleetwood Mac's - 'Bare Trees'.

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Just now, surprisetech said:

Since you love that album, if you haven't come across them already, check out Ozark Mountain Daredevils - 'It'll shine when it shines' and Fleetwood Mac's - 'Bare Trees'.

If it’s on either Tidal or Qobuz I’ll cue it up tonight.

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I was a member from the 70s 

 

1 minute ago, surprisetech said:

Ozark Mountain Daredevils

 

Think the words to this song is OZD
Work your fingers to the bone- and what do you get - boney fingers 😃

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Another thought,  alternate releases by clubs and also budget labels often retain their original quality.    For example, I have some records on an Australian budget label "Summit"  that seem to be as good as can be.

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Did a test a few years ago on a classical lp,

wrc V 1 st pressing uk,

same stamper, numbers ect 

market value( sold on e bay)

wrs $180... uk $800 +

yes there was a very small difference in sound,and I am saying very small,after multiple A,B testing,

of corse this would vary with any pressing,from different plants,

I know which I would have wrc !

By the way test was done on Wilson watt  5,

there are some real gems well worth the hunt,

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3 hours ago, furtherpale said:

If it’s on either Tidal or Qobuz I’ll cue it up tonight.

wow you are paying for Tidal and Qobuz?

 

 

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29 minutes ago, Demondes said:

wow you are paying for Tidal and Qobuz?

 

 

Yup.

 

The way I think about it is that one MoFi record a month is still far more expensive.

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I have a treasured WRC release of The Cannonball Aderley Quintet album Mercy, Mercy, Mercy. Besides the Adderley brothers Julian (Cannonball) and Nat on sax and horn, and Vic Gatsky (bass) and Roy McCurdy (drums), it features a young, pre-Weather Report, Joe Zawinul. Fabulous music and great sound. And a little humour, too.

Everybody should have a copy in at least one format.

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5 hours ago, Full Range said:

Think the words to this song is OZD
Work your fingers to the bone- and what do you get - boney fingers 😃

Can I quote Pauline? Please explain. :)

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3 minutes ago, surprisetech said:

Can I quote Pauline? Please explain. :)


Sure go for it 

I know that those words are from an actual song 

But think or unsure if it’s by the Ozark Mountain Daredevils 

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6 hours ago, furtherpale said:

I love it. I grabbed it as my parents had it when I was growing up... I played Mr Bojangles to death as a kid, but I agree, it’s a stunningly good folk rock album.

Have a listen to the version of Mr Bojangles on this

David Bromberg played and toured with Jerry Jeff Walker and gives an explanation of how the song was written 

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1 hour ago, keyse1 said:

Have a listen to the version of Mr Bojangles on this

David Bromberg played and toured with Jerry Jeff Walker and gives an explanation of how the song was written 

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Wow... something not on Tidal OR Qobuz :/

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1 hour ago, Full Range said:


Sure go for it 

I know that those words are from an actual song 

But think or unsure if it’s by the Ozark Mountain Daredevils 

Thanks. Got it.  It's one of Hoyt Axton's, not the Daredevils.

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22 minutes ago, furtherpale said:

Wow... something not on Tidal OR Qobuz :/

He is one of America’s finest musicians and has been around for 50 years

Played on and produced a Bob Dylan record that was never released in 1990 or so

I thought he would be on One of them

Try utube 

Well worth tracking down

one of my favourite records and one I have played on a regular basis over 50 years or so

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7 minutes ago, keyse1 said:

He is one of America’s finest musicians and has been around for 50 years

Played on and produced a Bob Dylan record that was never released in 1990 or so

I thought he would be on One of them

Try utube 

Well worth tracking down

one of my favourite records and one I have played on a regular basis over 50 years or so

I just grabbed a NM 1st press as it was so cheap, and the seller had another album I was after.

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1 minute ago, furtherpale said:

I just grabbed a NM 1st press as it was so cheap, and the seller had another album I was after.

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also on here on tidal

but well worth buying

some great live stuff as well as Mr Bojangles

The Tennessee Waltz 

Sharon

And a great song Diamond Lil “ and a man should never gamble

with more than he can afford to lose”

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48 minutes ago, keyse1 said:

 

also on here on tidal

but well worth buying

some great live stuff as well as Mr Bojangles

The Tennessee Waltz 

Sharon

And a great song Diamond Lil “ and a man should never gamble

with more than he can afford to lose”

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Good chance I’m going to like the album after hearing this... I’ll PM you to sell it if I don’t :’D

Edited by furtherpale

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10 hours ago, furtherpale said:

I have one ‘club’ lp, specifically: https://www.discogs.com/Nitty-Gritty-Dirt-Band-Uncle-Charlie-His-Dog-Teddy/release/6334051

 

Picked it up for about $10, and it sounds pretty decent (the guitars in particular)... 

 

Whats the story with club LPs as they are often a fraction of the price of their non-club counterparts?

I know this is completely off topic but I can’t let someone extoll the virtues of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band without asking do you know this one

Not just a great record but one of historical importance being the first gathering of traditional crew cut whiskey drinking old time country music players and the long haired dopers of young people I love with country music

Some of the best acoustic music you will ever hear

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