July 7, 2016 No Way Out

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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.

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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.

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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!

Today’s Summary:

Cost: $2, $927 Remaining

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