Garage Sale Vinyl

Longtime Ink 19 contributor Christopher Long consumes music primarily the way the good Lord intended: on warm and cozy, old and scratchy vinyl. In this weekly column, Chris reveals his most notable vintage LP discoveries as he visits the garage sales, thrift stores, and flea markets of Florida’s sunny Space Coast. Drivers beware, he refuses to pick a stylistic lane. Buyers be wise, he rarely pays more than a buck or two for these timeless treasures.

Garage Sale Vinyl: The Partridge Family

Garage Sale Vinyl: The Partridge Family

Garage Sale Vinyl

In this final installment of his year-long series, Christopher Long rediscovers a true pop-rock treasure — a well-loved, six-dollar vinyl copy of Sound Magazine, the 1971 stinger from The Partridge Family.

Garage Sale Vinyl: Graham Parker

Garage Sale Vinyl: Graham Parker

Garage Sale Vinyl

After a decades-long pursuit, this week Christopher Long FINALLY discovers and brings home a TRUE gem — an extremely clean vinyl copy of Squeezing Out Sparks, the 1979 classic from Graham Parker — on the cheap.

Garage Sale Vinyl: Ian Hunter

Garage Sale Vinyl: Ian Hunter

Garage Sale Vinyl

This week Christopher Long grabs a bag of bargain vinyl from a flea market in Mount Dora, Florida — including You’re Never Alone with a Schizophrenic, the classic 1979 LP from Ian Hunter.

Garage Sale Vinyl: The Time

Garage Sale Vinyl: The Time

Garage Sale Vinyl

Feeling funky this week, Christopher Long gets his groove on while discovering a well-cared-for used vinyl copy of one of his all-time R&B faves: Ice Cream Castle, the classic 1984 LP from The Time, for just a couple of bucks.

Garage Sale Vinyl: Bonnie Raitt

Garage Sale Vinyl: Bonnie Raitt

Garage Sale Vinyl

Ever-focused on finding (affordable) vinyl treasures, Christopher Long returns this week with his latest gem — a reasonably well-cared-for LP copy of The Glow, the 1979 studio classic from Bonnie Raitt.

Garage Sale Vinyl: The Beatles

Garage Sale Vinyl: The Beatles

Garage Sale Vinyl

This week Christopher Long visits his local flea market and comes home with a banger — an early vinyl pressing of the Beatles 1970 classic, Let it Be — for a buck!

Garage Sale Vinyl: Bob Seger

Garage Sale Vinyl: Bob Seger

Garage Sale Vinyl

This week Christopher Long takes another cozy stroll down memory lane, reflecting fondly on first being exposed to the music of Detroit rocker Bob Seger, circa ‘76. Fast forward a couple of lifetimes, and Chris scores a reportedly hard-to-find used LP copy of Night Moves at a local thrift joint for just a couple of bucks. “Come to Poppa,” indeed!

Garage Sale Vinyl: Charlie Rich

Garage Sale Vinyl: Charlie Rich

Garage Sale Vinyl

After a near-50-year search, this week Christopher Long finally brings (back) home a well-cared-for used LP copy of Behind Closed Doors — the iconic 1973 breakout record from country music legend Charlie Rich — for three bucks.

Garage Sale Vinyl: Earth, Wind & Fire

Garage Sale Vinyl: Earth, Wind & Fire

Garage Sale Vinyl

Following his recent unexpected concert experience, Christopher Long digs out his much-loved All ‘n All LP — the 1977 classic from Earth, Wind & Fire — a slightly abused copy he procured a while back from his GF in a savvy trade-out.

Garage Sale Vinyl: Chicago

Garage Sale Vinyl: Chicago

Garage Sale Vinyl

Just when he needed it most, Christopher Long stumbles across a super-cheap, poorly aged original vinyl copy of Chicago II, the classic 1970 sophomore LP from, well, you know.

Garage Sale Vinyl: Cherie Currie

Garage Sale Vinyl: Cherie Currie

Garage Sale Vinyl

This week Christopher Long brings home a doozie. FULL DISCLOSURE: he didn’t discover it at a garage sale, and it sure wasn’t cheap. However, the near-mint copy of Beauty’s Only Skin Deep, the debut 1978 solo LP from Cherie Currie, is his most sought-after score of 2023!

Garage Sale Vinyl: Linda Ronstadt

Garage Sale Vinyl: Linda Ronstadt

Garage Sale Vinyl

This week, Christopher Long nearly fights a famed rock star in defense of his 1970s pin-up princess. To prove his point, Chris goes into his own garage and digs out his musty vinyl copy of the self-titled 1972 alt. country classic from Linda Ronstadt.

Garage Sale Vinyl: KISS, The Solo Albums

Garage Sale Vinyl: KISS, The Solo Albums

Garage Sale Vinyl

This week, cuddly curmudgeon Christopher Long finds himself feeling even older as he hobbles through a Florida flea market in pursuit of vinyl copies of the four infamous KISS solo albums — just in time to commemorate the set’s milestone 45th anniversary.

Garage Sale Vinyl: Jimmy Buffett

Garage Sale Vinyl: Jimmy Buffett

Garage Sale Vinyl

Following the shocking and heartbreaking passing of music icon Jimmy Buffett last weekend, Christopher Long found himself (once again) perusing near-endless used record bins at a beachside Florida thrift joint, where he stumbled upon a pristine copy of Son of a Son of a Sailor, Buffett’s classic 1978 LP — for just $10.

Garage Sale Vinyl: Laura Nyro

Garage Sale Vinyl: Laura Nyro

Garage Sale Vinyl

Sometimes you’ve got to look back several decades to discover fresh “new” music. And this week, Christopher Long stumbles accidentally upon a true vinyl treasure — a clean copy of Eli and the Thirteenth Confession, the critically acclaimed 1968 sophomore set from Laura Nyro — for only three bucks!

Garage Sale Vinyl: Styx

Garage Sale Vinyl: Styx

Garage Sale Vinyl

This week, vinyl geek Christopher Long scores a six-dollar bargain: a near-mint condition LP copy of Crystal Ball, the butane-burning 1976 classic from Styx. Dude, got any reefer?

Garage Sale Vinyl: Nick Gilder

Garage Sale Vinyl: Nick Gilder

Garage Sale Vinyl

This week, Christopher Long reflects fondly on his misfit tweenage daze, as he discovers a reasonably healthy used vinyl copy of City Nights, the 1978 sophomore set from Canadian pop-rock kingpin, Nick Gilder — for just six bucks!

Garage Sale Vinyl: Nancy Sinatra

Garage Sale Vinyl: Nancy Sinatra

Garage Sale Vinyl

This week, Christopher Long once again gets hoodwinked by his principal “dealer.” As a result, he scores a fabulous fix —an original vinyl pressing of Nancy’s Greatest Hits, the 1970 compilation LP from Nancy Sinatra — for just six bucks!

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