Some of the 'pop' seems a little corny, but Vera Lynn can put Diana Krall etc in her place with almost the same repertoire. Jaques Brell I have been looking for for >30Y. A 'best of ' is easy but that's not what I want. Timy Yuro is awesome too, it's from 1962 and sounds great. So does Franky Lane (Rawhide, yiiiihaw!).
Many of the classical records were from a provincial phonotheque (lp-library) with great taste and many stickers and near mint. Some others are old and played. I give them the TLC they deserve, cleaning, destickering, mending, new inner sleeve when needed and the shine like new. If they are really battered I use woodglue to clean them and that gets the most out of them. A mono LP with lots of noise still manages to sound very good strangely enough because the music is in the middle going deep and the noise is from the sides.
It does pay to keep looking in old stuff.
Edited by ]eep - 9/22/14 at 7:19am