Various Artists, MGM Parade Of Stars, MGM SNP-90569, 1965
There are a lot of record label compilation albums, but this is one of the weirdest ones I’ve ever seen. It’s for that rare music listener who likes Connie Francis and The Animals, plus Show Tunes and Latin Punk Rock, but also Boy Bands and Orchestras. Luckily, MGM didn’t really try to sell this album.
This actually an ad for the Capitol Record Club. You would join the club and something this would be your sign up bonus. MGM was thoughtful enough to make the whole back cover an ad for their own artists’ fully priced albums. Stereo cost $1 more!
At least this is a stereo copy. Hearing I’m Into Something Good in original stereo is well worth it, as is The Osmond Brothers (without Donny) singing along to a groovy version of Downtown. I don’t usually go for these kinds of records, but I’m glad I did.
Cost: $2, $797 Remaining