Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Like A Leaf Falls From A Branch...

Connie Francis record, 50 cents.

A few weeks ago, I was thumbing through the small stack of records at the thrift store when my sister asked me what I was looking for. 

Usually I'm just looking, assessing the typical inventory of Herb Alpert, big band compilations and old show tunes. But I actually did have a mission. I was looking for a Connie Francis record. I just love the sweetness of her voice. 

But it just wasn't to be. At least, it wasn't to be on that particular day. However, on my most recent visit to Goodwill, when I was about to call it quits after sorting through the massive piles of Engelbert Humperdinck LPs, I found it.

Connie's Greatest Hits.
Received by it's original owner: May 29th, 1963.
Thrifted by me: November 15th, 2012. 

Almost 50 years later and this record is still a hit in my book. And now for your listening enjoyment... my favorite Connie Francis tune.


Vanessa said...

I LOVE it when I find the record I crave. I go into little seizures of joy and scare people around me. I found a couple of long-desired Stevie Wonder and Prince records while prowling second hand. They are prized possessions :D

Jackie Jardine said...

That's too funny, Van. I like to call my reaction something along the lines of restrained joy. If I'm thrifting with someone, I'll let the freak flag fly. But when I'm thrifting alone and find something I wanted...especially when it comes to records...I try to keep my overwhelming joy in check lol. I did chuckle a bit when I found this Connie Francis record, just because I almost skipped over a pile of what I thought were all show tunes. Whew. Good thing I checked!

<3 Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting!