As every spoon collector longs to go to a new state, every vinyl collector has a wish list. Here are a few of the records I wouldn’t mind adding to my collection
1. Elvis Presley’s First Album: Elvis is easily defined as one of the most defining artist of the 20th century. He pioneered the Rock and Roll movement and was a legendary performer. There’s a lot of repressings of this album, but I’m searching for the first, which will one day cost me a pretty penny.
2: Johnny Cash and His Hot Blue Guitar: Cash’s persona and artistry is one that intrigues me. He is a genius song write and storyteller. Although he was often troubled, he influenced the music industry all around.
3. The Supremes, Meet The Supremes, 1st Issue: There are two versions of this album: one where the three original Supremes are sitting on stools in three separate pictures and one with a group photo. I want the one with the stools. It’s very rare and also has many repressings, but I just know one day I am going to find it on eBay for that right price.
4. Dusty Springfield, Dusty in Memphis: I just recently discovered Springfield and I find her voice intoxicating. I can’t put my finger on it, but I love it. I have read that this is one of her most heralded recordings. I have my local record shop on it (Trolley Stop Record Shop is one of the best in the OKC metro).
5. The White Stripes, Elephant: This is my only modern want at the moment. I see it all the time at the local record store, but I always have a ton of other records in my hand and can’t afford its high price tag. Nonetheless, one of these days I will attain this album and bask in the greatness of Jack and Meg White.
These are just a few of the albums I am currently searching for. It’s quite an eclectic collection of titles, ranging from rockabilly, country, soul, pop, and alternative. If you have any leads let me know and I’ll pass it on to my mother.