Mae West, Way Out West, Tower T-5028, 1966
I had heard of this record long before I found a decent low priced copy it. Miss West was the original Vamp of Vaudeville, a huge star of the screen in the 20s and 30s, and 72 years old in 1966 when she tried to stay relevant and record a rock and roll album. It sounds exactly like all of that rolled up into one album.
A previous owner thought so much of this record that it was more useful as a coaster then as an entertainment vehicle. Still, I found it to be the perfect amount of wrong that I’ll look for a much better copy and cherish this one until I do. It’s everything I love about fun vinyl that have music you can’t find any other way.
Tower was Capitol’s second label in the 60s. It released records by second-tier artists, B-Movie soundtracks, and experimental groups. Mae West fit perfectly into this island of misfit toys kind of label. I’d love to collect everything the released!
Cost: $2, $927 Remaining