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Marvin Gaye Passport on Antiques Roadshow

Courtesy of Antiques Roadshow
If you missed Antiques Roadshow this last Monday night, you missed a treasure found in a vinyl record. The title of the record that held Marvin Gaye’s 1964 passport for so long is still a mystery. Did the artist lose the passport or store it for safe keeping and later forgot about it? Perhaps, he gave it to the record’s owner as a keepsake. We may never know for sure.

This is an exciting example of what one might find while browsing the record stacks and estate sales. Perhaps there’s a picture, poster or letter that brings the past to life waiting for someone like you, a music lover. Vintage records sometimes have more than fantastic music.

Jen Kilzer

Courtesy Today.com
Courtesy Today.com


Italian soundtrack vinyl records for sale Morricone Bruno Nicolai Spaghetti Westerns

New Vinyl Arrivals at Turntabling

Italian soundtrack vinyl records for sale Morricone Bruno Nicolai Spaghetti Westerns

Turntabling has LOTS of new vinyl for sale. I’m experimenting with a new way to offer the vinyl for sale–you can send me an email to turntabling23@gmail.com and get a list of new arrivals, prices and grades for the vinyl AND send orders to the same address. Just be sure to send your Paypal address and a good physical address to mail LPs to!

These rare, cool, and hard-to-find LPs are offered on a first-come, first served basis. When they’re gone, they’re gone! Get them while you can, these are rare and harder to find by the day. I highly recommend ALL of these titles. Quite excellent, one and all.


Italian Girls Like Ear Catching Melodies (Various artists) Dagored NM- in shrink $38

Revolver soundtrack Ennio Morricone (Dagored) Sealed $45

La Ragazza Dalla Pelle di Luna (The Girl With The Skin of the Moon) soundtrack Piero Umiliani (Easy Tempo) $45

Agente Speciale LK (Lucky The Inscrutible) Jess Franco soundtrack (Dagored) Bruno Nicolai Sealed $45

La Donna Invisible soundtrack Ennio Morricone (Dagored) Sealed Italian import $40

Cat O’ Nine Tails soundtrack (Il Gatto a Nove Code) Ennio Morricone (Dagored) Sealed $38–cover is VG++. A bit of bowing from what looks like pressure from the shrink wrap?

Le Foto Prohibite Di Una Signora Per Bene (Forbidden Photos of a Woman Above Suspicion) soundtrack Ennio Morricone (Dagored) in Shrink Mint $40

My Delicious Spaghetti Western soundtrack Various Artists (Dagored) Mint minus $40

Other rare and wonderful things:

Mondo Candido Sountrack Riz Ortolani (Dagored) Sealed Vinyl LP $40

Il Dio Sotto La Pelle Soundtrack Piero Piccioni (Dagored) Sealed unplayed 2LP $40

Shogun Assassin (Wonderland Philharmonic Edition) New vinyl unplayed $30

Throbbing Gristle Second Annual Report Reissue NEW LP $39.00 Brand new, unplayed.

Throbbing Gristle Heathen Earth Reissue Brand new and unplayed $39.00

North By Northwest Original Soundtrack Bernard Herrmann ( Volume One Soundtrack Series Starlog/Varese Sarabande) Very Good Plus $26.00

From Beyond Soundtrack Richard Band (Enigma Records) Sealed $35.00

Deep Throat Part II Soundtrack (Light In The Attic) Sealed $40

These are just a small sampling of the rare, hard-to-get and just plain awesome vinyl records for sale via Turntabling.net. I add new titles quite frequently. You can also keep up with my latest vinyl finds on Instagram. Send your Paypal address, mailing addy and any special instructions to turntabling23@gmail.com. Sorry, I only accept Paypal for orders from Turntabling. Thanks for your interest and VIVA VINYL!

I also have HUNDREDS more titles for sale on Discogs at:


and on Etsy at:

–Joe Wallace

Italian soundtracks Dagored Records Morricone Bruno Nicolai Italian horror Giallo Spaghetti westerns

The Cramps Creature From The Black Leather Lagoon Vinyl LP

The Cramps always satisfy on vinyl–look at that cover art–but they go to insane extremes in the realm of moving pictures. Behold the QUITE NSFW video below and know that we’ve listed a vinyl LP copy of The Cramps Creature From The Black Leather Lagoon for sale in the Turntabling Etsy shop, first come, first served. Grab it while you can!

Back From Vinyl Road Rage, Turntabling to Resume Selling Vinyl

Back from Vinyl Road Rage V and the last week has been busy busy getting ready to start selling rare, vintage and just plain amazing vinyl records again. There have been a boatload of amazing new finds and there’s much to share. Stay tuned for updates on the latest vinyl for sale.

In the meantime here’s a little gallery of images from the road trip which covered one thousand miles from Chicago to Pittsburgh and back with plenty of stops in between. To view a larger version of each image, yes, just click on ’em…

Vinyl Road Rage Update

It’s been a while since there were any serious updates here…but I’m looking to alter that, especially in light of the developments with Vinyl Road Rage V as of late.

I’ve been contemplating doing an experiment–a spoken word tour of open mic nights along the vinyl road rage route that would have me on stage talking about the weird and wonderful vinyl finds I make on the journey. Vinyl Road Rage has always felt like some kind of band tour for me, but I never performed in any capacity along the way.

This year I’m looking to change that. I’m trying to find venues to hit on the route between Chicago and Pittsburgh, then from Pittsburgh to Minneapolis and beyond. Open mic nights are free-for-all, come one-come all type events (so it seems to me) so it will be interesting to do and even more interesting to see if there’s any interest in some form of fun discussion of vinyl records that involves weirdness, snotty humor and bad album covers.

I’ve got about 20 albums all set aside for the first of these experiments, which I plan to do here in Chicago very soon. I’ll keep you posted on that and will be posting dates and times soon.

In the meantime, I do plan on resurrecting the WTF Records posts here and yes, the BOOK version of WTF Records is NOT dead…it’s just been a bit dormant lately as I’ve been swamped with school (I’m doing coursework in the Sound Design program at Tribeca Flashpoint Media Academy) and paying the bills….

Stay tuned for Vinyl Road Rage dates as well as the spoken word dates and times–Chicago is first, I plan on hitting one a week (at a minimum) to warm up for Vinyl Road Rate. Stay tuned!

Joe Wallace

The Golden Turkey Awards Vinyl LP



Music from The Blob, The Creeping Terror, AND Plan Nine From Outer Space? Ohhhhhh yessss. A great vinyl find indeed. I could NEVER part with this one! It’s music of the spheres alright….but only if the spheres are owned by a vinyl-collecting mad scientist with delusions of godhood. This is not a bad thing.

I was shocked and amazed to discover this treasure at a record show over the winter. Needless to say, I scooped it up immediately.

–Joe Wallace

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Turntabling Wants To Buy Your Record Collection

I do buy record collections and you can contact me about selling your vinyl at jwallace@turntabling.net. What I am looking for: post-punk, soundtrack LPs, new wave, unusual records of any kind, spoken word, experimental, ambient, electronic, lounge, and especially horror and science fiction related vinyl. What I am NOT looking for and will NOT buy for any reason: Broadway and show tunes records, country, hip hop made before 1993, and especially classic rock albums. No. Don’t even bother with these titles, please!

Here are some of the vinyl records I am currently looking for specifically, but please don’t hesitate to get in touch about any of the records you’d like to get rid of!

Shangri-La Records Memphis Tennessee

One of the best stops in the December 2011 edition of Vinyl Road Rage was the Memphis Tennessee record store Shangri-La Records.

For those just joining us, Vinyl Road Rage is Turntabling’s annual cross-country road trip to find the coolest record stores in the USA. Shangri-La Records, at 1916 Madison Avenue in Memphis, was definitely a “mission accomplished” moment in that regard.

For some reason, most of the best record stores found during Vinyl Road Rage are basically converted houses. Maybe it’s the large number of rooms packed full of vinyl, plus the attention to detail that most of these stores pay to the whole record shopping experience….whatever the reason, Shangri-La Records is one of those stores that makes a road-weary traveler remember why an extended journey in search of cool vinyl records is a good thing to do.

Shangri-La Records has a very respectable 80s alternative/New Wave/Industrial section and the soundtrack selections were pretty excellent, too. There is a staggering amount of vinyl to look through here. Dedicated crate diggers, don’t bother coming in as a first-timer until you have an extended amount of time to marvel at all this.

And like all truly great record stores, it’s a friendly, chatty place. Shangri-La has a high pain threshold for vinyl geek chattiness–kudos to the poor soul running the show when the most socially awkward record shop denizens in the USA are firing non-stop questions at light speed. Maybe this store should be renamed “Patience Of A Saint Records” instead.

There were some excellent rarities, some common-but-collectible finds, and a great selection of new releases and re-issues. The Sun Ra spoken word titles on display there were of particular interest, and reasonably priced. All in all, a most satisfying stop indeed. Don’t pass up a chance to stop at Shangri-La, it’s aptly named.

–Joe Wallace

Sun Ra Plays the Batman Theme?

Of all the vinyl finds I’ve had lately, one of the most surreal has to be this French repressing of this Batman and Robin album, complete with the Batman theme.

Re-issued by Klimt Records years ago in France, this record brought in some serious firepower as session musicians, namely members of the Al Kooper Blues Project and the Sun Ra Arkestra including Sun Ra himself on the Hammond B3. The original album gives no clue to the super-session nature of the album, but Klimt sets the record straight with a complete roster of players on the back cover.

That roster included Sun Ra, Al Kooper, Steve Katz, Pat Patrick, Marshall Allan, Danny Kalb and others.

According to blogger Ryan Masteller at Critical Masses, at least one of those players truly hated doing the sessions. Maybe they were underpaid, or had an angry martinet type running the show, or perhaps they were forced to do the music wearing tights and cowls? We may never know.

I’d never heard of this until I spotted it in the bins a few weeks ago. I was so amazed that I had to grab one. The album is a cash-in, made during the Adam West Batman period.

What’s really funny about that to me, at least where the actual Batman theme song is concerned, is that when you watch the end credits of any Batman episode, when they get to the music portion, there is a LYRICS credit.

Yes, somebody actually got paid to come up with “Batmaaaan. Da-da da-da- da-da-da….(repeat until your face falls off)…BAT MAAAAAAANNNNNNN”

But back to the record. The musicians are credited on the cover as “Dan and Dale”. On the flip side, the French pressing reveals that it’s actually Sun Ra and various other names (something not found on the original, heh).

All things considered, this is one super-oddball find and while some uber-collectors are no doubt tapping their foot and clucking at me finding this only years after the fact, collectors be damned. You take the weirdness where you can find it. I was quite pleased to score this and nominate it for “most mind-bending vinyl find of the month”. Sun Ra and Batman. It doesn’t come any further out of left field than that.

(Side note–I do have a copy of the Sun Ra Plays Batman & Robin on auction at eBay. When it’s gone, it’s gone!)

–Joe Wallace