Roslynn’s Fascinating Middle

So, after a particularly long dry spell of not finding anything of much note in the way of charity shop music, I finally came home with this hoard on Wednesday! A pre-dentist jaunt around Rayleigh’s charity shops proved most fruitful. I don’t usually look through the 7″ piles, but am very glad I did after finding a large selection of 1960’s children’s records and a couple of 1980’s picture discs.


Black Joy: 22 Hits From Original Soundtrack Of The Film

[Ronco, 1977]

This is a good find.


A Side B Side
  1. Jimmy Helms – Black Joy
  2. Labelle – Lady Marmalade
  3. Moments & Whatnauts – Girls
  4. The Drifters – Saturday Night At The Movies
  5. Johnny Nash – Tears On My Pillow
  6. Shirley & Company – Shame, Shame, Shame
  7. The Real Thing – Dance With Me
  8. The Three Degrees – When Will I See You Again
  9. The Cimarons – Living On The Dole
  10. Billy Paul – Me & Mrs. Jones
  11. Detroit Spinners – The Rubber Band Man
  1. Harold Melvin And The Bluenotes – Don’t Leave Me This Way
  2. Gladys Knight & The Pips – Midnight Train To Georgia
  3. The O’Jays – Darlin’ Darlin’ Baby
  4. Biddu Orchestra – Summer Of ’42
  5. The Real Thing – Lightning Strikes Again
  6. Aretha Franklin – I Say A Little Prayer
  7. Bill Fredericks – Love With You
  8. Ben E. King – Stand By Me
  9. Lee Vanderbilt – Lonely I
  10. Linda Lewis – It’s In His Kiss
  11. The Cimarons – Black Joy


Little Shop Of Horrors – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

[Geffen Records, 1986]



A Side B Side
  1. Prologue (Little Shop Of Horrors) – Bill Mitchell
  2. Skid Row (Downtown) – Ellen Greene, Rick Moranis
  3. Da-Doo – The Do Wops, Rick Moranis
  4. Grow For Me – Rick Moranis
  5. Somewhere That’s Green – Ellen Greene
  6. Some Fun Now
  7. Dentist! – Steve Martin
  1. Feed Me (Git It) – Levi Stubbs, Rick Moranis
  2. Suddenly, Seymour – Ellen Greene, Rick Moranis
  3. Suppertime – Levi Stubbs
  4. The Meek Shall Inherit – Rick Moranis
  5. Mean Green Mother From Outerspace – Levi Stubbs
  6. Finale (Don’t Feed The Plants)


Middle Of The Road …Music For Coming And Going

[Decca Phase Four, 1973]

Anything with s cheesy listening version  “Light My Fire” gets my vote!


A Side B Side
  1. Les Reed And His Orchestra With The Eddy Lester Singers – Good Morning Starshine
  2. Frank Chacksfield And His Orchestra – By The Time I Get To Phoenix
  3. Ray Martin Orchestra And Chorus – Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree
  4. Bryan Daly And The London Festival Orchestra – Wave
  5. Botticelli And His Orchestra – Song Sung Blue
  6. Maurice Larcange With The Roland Shaw Orchestra And Chorus – Live For Life
  7. Ted Heath And His Orchestra – Light My Fire
  1. Werner Müller And His Orchestra – Nights In White Satin
  2. Chris Waxman – What The World Needs Now Is Love
  3. Ronnie Aldrich And His Two Pianos With London Festival Orchestra And Chorus – Alone Again
  4. Edmundo Ros And His Orchestra – Up Up And Away
  5. Stanley Black And His Orchestra – These Boots Are Made For Walking
  6. Claude Denjean – Everbody’s Talking
  7. Mantovani And His Orchestra – Theme From Love Story


Fascinating Rhythm – Sid Phillips And His Band

[Contour, 1971]

Cheesy jazz clarinet style.


A Side B Side
  1. Fascinating Rhythm
  2. My Way
  3. When My Sugar Walks Down The Street
  4. Comin’ Through The Rye
  5. Can’t Buy Me Love
  6. Toffee-Nose
  1. On A Clear Day
  2. Dream A Little Dream Of Me
  3. Loch Lomond
  4. Who’s Sorry Now
  5. Camptown Races
  6. Apple-Pie

Portrait Of Roslynn – Roslynn Geller Her Harp and Trio

[Columbia, 1968]

This album is much better than I thought it would be. A good mixture of cheesed up and relaxed harp sounds. It’s directed by my favourite cheesy composer Geoff Love, and includes the classics “Tijuana Taxi” and “Spanish Flea”.


A Side B Side
  1. Tijuana Taxi
  2. And I Love Her
  3. Dancers Of El Paso
  4. Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)
  5. Yesterday
  6. More
  7. Come To Me
  8. Bend It
  1. Portrait Of My Love
  2. I Want To Hold Your Hand
  3. Three Coins In The Fountain
  4. Spanish Flea
  5. Autumn Leaves
  6. Winchester Cathedral
  7. Somewhere My Love
  8. Walk With Me

Symphonic Rock – Vienna Symphony Orchestra

[Stylus Music, 1987]

Well worth the £1.00 I spent on it for Rock Me Amadeus alone!


A Side B Side
  1. Rock Me Amadeus / The Classic Touch
  2. Kyrie
  3. Brothers In Arms
  4. St. Elmo’s Fire
  5. Private Dancer
  1. Welcome To The Pleasuredome
  2. Hearts On Fire (From Rocky IV)
  3. The Power Of Love
  4. A View To A Kill
  5. A Night In Vienna


Welcome To Camberwick Green

[MFP, 1966]

The quality of the record isn’t the best, the music being louder than the narration, but it’s a lovely thing none the less. I bought it to replace the version I already own which has a ripped cover. Unfortunately both LP’s are in “well loved” condition so I now need to decide which one is slightly better and re-charity the other.


A Side B Side
  1. Opening Music
  2. Music Box 1
  3. Peter The Postman
  4. Post Office Reel
  5. Peter The Postman
  6. Mrs Honeyman
  7. Mr Carraway
  8. Dr Mopp
  9. Mickey Murphy
  10. Driving Along
  11. Jonathan Bell
  12. Peter The Postman
  13. Pippin Fort
  14. Captain Snort
  15. Driving Along
  16. Helicopter
  17. Mr Dagenham
  18. Camberwick Green
  19. Music Box 2
  1. Opening Music
  2. Music Box 1
  3. Windy Miller
  4. Thomas Tripp
  5. Dr Mopp
  6. Driving Along
  7. PC McGarry
  8. Crockett’s Polka
  9. Roger Varley
  10. Chatter, Chatter
  11. Mickey Murphy
  12. Driving Along
  13. Fishing
  14. Camberwick Green
  15. Music Box 2


Gala Goldentone Records

I almost didn’t buy these. It wasn’t until I peeped inside one of the covers and discovered what I expected to be 7″ black vinyl was actually bright red 6″ plastic! Another surprise was that they are 78 rpm, which luckily I have a compatible player in the attic. The series was released from 1960-64, and featured 54 different records. I found seven in their covers and another two hiding inside Old MacDonald’s Farm!




I also found a couple of picture disc’s (Madness & The Kids From Fame) and a US remix of Wham Rap, all from 1982.

The Kids From Fame – Mannequin

The photo on the Fame single is as awful as the song and video, but I couldn’t resist it! This picture disc is a UK limited edition, taken from The Kids From Fame Again album.


Madness – Our House

This picture disc single is also a limited edition and features infinity better images and music! It also features some kind of food residue on one side, but that will wipe off.


Wham! – Wham Rap [Special US Remix]

This was Wham’s second single and features the cheesy rap stylings of George Michael.