Monday, June 01, 2009

Go forth into the fields of England


No more lie-ins on Sunday mornings. The car boot sale season is upon us.

My first foray of the year and I am very pleased with my haul. This little collection set me back just £3.30p:

John Handy – Carnival (LP)
Joni Mitchell – The Hissing Of Summer Lawns (LP)
Colin Blunstone – Ennismore (LP)
Soul II Soul – Club Classics Vol 1 (LP)
Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel – White Lines (Sugarhill 12)

And Joni and Soul II Soul were in nice plastic jackets too.

In truth I did lie-in this Sunday. Just imagine what I might have found if I had been an early bird?

I have always treasured John Handy’s “Hard Work” album but somehow had never got round to buying it’s follow up “Carnival” – I think the cover always put me off, it strikes me as being a bit naff. But I now realise what I’ve been missing all these years. What’s in the grooves is seduction personified. Simply beautiful and a perfect soundtrack to a day bathed in warm sunshine.

And it only cost me 30p!

John Handy – I Will Leave You (mp3) 1977

John Handy – Love’s Rejoycing (mp3) 1977

"Carnival" is not available on CD as far as I can tell. You could pick up a vinyl copy here.

3 comments:

Davy H said...

Nice. 'On a day in June' indeed...

You did well huh?

See what you mean about that cover though. Shocker!

Darcy said...

Yes, a happy coincidence on the lyric(although it was of course still May when I actually bought the record).

And yes I think the boy done good, even if I say so myself. (playing Colin Blunstone now - another cracker).

Let's hope it doesn't turn out to be beginners luck. Another "boot" is already planned for next Sunday!

Kippers said...

I love boot sales but hate early mornings. Thank gawd then for the 'Lazybones' booter down my way which starts at around half ten of a Sunday morning. Lovely!