Great private funk record here on the Hotlanta label. I have now owned and sold two of these... found this very rare sealed copy while on a digging trip recently

Great private funk record here on the Hotlanta label. I have now owned and sold two of these… found this very rare sealed copy while on a digging trip recently – Record has already sold.

A short story from the road here… went on an unexpected, spur-of-the-moment albeit short buying trip. Wound up at a couple dilapidated spots. One provided some interesting Brazilian bossa nova (1st press), the other held this record. In fact, during the same dig, I found an original Elvis on Sun 217. Crazy lucky find I suppose, but years back I would never know to continue digging when I’d be thumbing through one religious record after another. It wasn’t until I hit the black gospel albums that I had an idea that there might be some rare stuff in the mix. Turns out, I stopped digging rather abruptly when the proprietor of the establishment told me that they had 45’s they were about to put out. I quickly stopped my search through the LPs and hit the 45 boxes – where I’d find the Sun.

Not soon after, I paid the lady for the dozen or so rare 45s I’d found and then took a short walk back to my van. I was about to leave actually when I had a feeling I needed to go back to check through the LP bins. After going through about 400 or so, coming up with some interesting funk, I just about stopped once again as I was running low on cash. The stack I had picked out was full of average funk 12’s and some interesting black gospel. There was one more bin up top to go through and another on the floor beneath. Digging continues… until, in the top bin, I find a Gaston 12″ on Chocolate Cholly’s. Now I know there’s hope for another Gaston record. Sure enough, this sealed copy was in the floor bin, amongst white gospel and hillbilly titles. I was lucky… but then, there’s no telling how long the album had been there – waiting for me. I’m glad patience is one of my strong suits.

This is one of the best days I’ve ever had going record digging…
One to go down in the history books – or blogs 😉