Hmm. Twice in the last 24 hours, I’ve broken my rule of not buying any more music . Last night I picked up a couple of nice things at Kim’s, who were having a half-price sale. They figure the ‘lounge/incredibly strange music’ revival is long gone, clearly, since as well as what I picked up, I saw Henry Mancini’s Touch of Evil score, and a few Bruce Haack albums, all very cheap. I also just popped into Academy again. It is by some distance the best used CD store I’ve ever been too. I should stop going there.
Compilation - Harry Revel/Les Baxter: 'Music out of the Moon/Music for Peace of Mind/Perfume Set to Music' (CD; Request; 1954-1956)
Compilation - Nancy Sinatra: 'Nancy & Friends' (CD; Marginal; 1966-1972)
Cool - this doesn't seem entirely legal, but it does contain the whole of Nancy and Lee and Nancy and Lee Again. I've been trying to pick the latter up on vinyl for a few years. As a bonus, there's 'Things', sung with Dean Martin, and 'Feeling kinda Sunday' and 'Life's a trippy thing', sung with Frank Sinatra.
I haven't listened to this too much yet, but I particularly enjoyed 'Got it together', where Nancy and Lee have a conversation about how they're getting old. Also great are 'Big red balloon' and 'Down from Dover'.