Various Artists, Go Fly A Kite, General Electric Presents, 1966
So lets say you’re flipping through a $1 bargain bin somewhere and you see this odd looking cast album. Hmm, I think not, you’d say, and you pass. Then you come back a month later to the same bin and the record is still there. So you give it a quick glance, opening up the gatefold cover…
…And it looks like any standard college stage production of a Broadway musical. In fact, the cover says this was a souvenir of the Fifth Electric Utility Executives Conference, logically held in Williamsburg, Virginia from September 19-21, 1966. How exciting, and how is this even a thing that still exists!
But just as I was going to leave it behind for another few months in the $1 bin, I glanced at the cast. The second name listed caught my eye. This record features a pre-Rhoda Valerie Harper! And sure enough, the best friend a Minneapolis girl could hope to find shines through the bad production numbers. So it’s not the find of the century, but it’s still a pretty decent oddity to keep around.
Cost: $1, $722 Remaning