Look Over Your Shoulder

July 21, 2008

John Munro died in an automobile accident on January 11, 1969. His parents put out this record and the funds were used to establish the John Munro Memorial Teaching Scholarship at McNeese State College in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The first side is originals and the second covers. Munro looks very all american boy but with a subtle squareness and the cover photo looks suspiciously christian. It is very straight ahead folk music but he throws some neat sounding echo on his vocals on the title track. According to the liner notes he played every Friday and Saturday evening at the Harlequin Steak House. The university’s website outlines how it changed from an english teaching scholarship to a music scholarship which seemed appropriate. Strangely it has now been changed to the department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science. The steak house is still there.

Price: Can’t remember but from looking at the cover not more than $2.00
Location: America

An Empty Road Behind Love
An Empty Road Behind Love (Trasheye)


July 20, 2008


After a grand taxi ride to a small village in the mountains, I looked around town for something to eat. I went in to a store to buy straight razors but the old guy had two boxes of 45s. I bought about 30 of them.

Place: Taroudannt
Price: Ten dirhams

Matt Brown version

Ord Sisters

July 3, 2008

Christian or not? Either way sounds pretty good to me but I’m a sucker for duets and I really like their tomboy style sweaters and haircuts. This was recorded at Studio “A” and is on Studio “A” Special Records catalog number SA 8301 right out of Parry Sound, Ontario.

Location: I can’t remember which Canadian thrift store I bought this at.
Price: Sticker is still on. 49 cents

By My Side