This weekend Megan and I happened to swing by the local thrift shop just to see what they had for records. We actually scored nicely, especially with the Bing Crosby Merry Christmas album (sadly not an original though). Not everything was the hit we thought it was though.
Apparently you have to look a bit closer sometimes as to what is actually in that record sleeve. For example I found Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 in the bin. I pulled out the record and gave it a quick look over. The center label did indeed say Tchaikovsky on it, but what I didn't notice at the time is that it said Tchaikovsky Serenade in C Major. Whoops!!!!! But, there was a plus out of this. On side B is a recording of Barber's Adagio for Strings. Also in that pile was a shellac 78 RPM copy of Rhapsody in Blue. Unfortunately, I cannot play that album and it appears to be incomplete. The shellac record though is thick and heavy. I honestly thought it was made out of metal when I first held it.
Some other nice finds in there though are a 1966 Best of Benny Goodman album, the Bing Crosby I mentioned above and this 1958 record called "Port Of Suez - Exotic Music Of The Middle East". How could we not buy it for the curiosity? We haven't listened to the album yet so perhaps this evening.