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of new LIST #93 IS NOW POSTED!
"IN-SEASON" (DURING A LIST) ORDERING METHODS HAVE RETURNED.
Please be sure that I receive your order by 14 April, BUT SOONER IS BETTER,
ALWAYS ADVISED, and helpful to me. If I have a lot of the "work"
come sooner, the END PROCESS (shipping, notifying, etc.) is much easier
for me, and even more so during the last one-half of April.
USA BUYERS, PLEASE SEND YOUR ORDER VIA POSTAL MAIL, WITH PAYMENT (WHOLE OR DEPOSIT/PARTIAL).
This will assure your place in the general "sea" (is that a good word
for it?) of orders, AND your priority/main wants will also get good
consideration, etc. Without payment, your order goes to
the end of the queue, and your order isn't processed until the end of
April, resulting in your results from LEFTOVERS only. (Also true
that payment-first eliminates the challenges of setting aside
thousands-more quantities of records, at risk of misplacing entire
orders and such;
I've made that mistake perhaps four or five times I can remember, doing
it this way, in
decades. Also, if everybody wrote first, the additional
mailings/emails, filing of orders, etc. would add a "TON" of time to an
already-hugely-overloaded volume here.)
BUYERS please write first, and I'll tell you what I have (including
shipping). As much as possible, and while considering other
things, I actively make sure that the weight of your order doesn't go
"A LITTLE OVER" the needed weight, costing as much as $15 more
because I put one-too-many records into your order.
AND PLEASE, ALWAYS, include your POSTAL (SHIPPING) ADDRESS ON YOUR ORDER. IT WILL EVENTUALLY BE NEEDED (TO SEND RECORDS). PEOPLE DO MOVE, and I want to be assured that your records are being mailed savely and will not get lost.
Thankfully, the decades-long problem that
caused some OVERSEAS "parcel post" (NOW known as Priority Mail International) packages weighing more than 4 pounds
to get lost - or returned to
me three to seven months after shipment - appears to finally be solved.
Apparently they'd sit in Customs and the buyer would never get a notice
for the package, and it would come back to me "unclaimed" even though
the customer was trying to do anything EXCEPT ignore the package.
No amount of inquiry would ever locate the package...until it came back
Stateside, months later. I believe that "TRACKING" has improved
greatly even compared to only four or five years ago. This problem existed for more than 20 years,
FRANK MERRILL///SATURDAY NIGHT RECORDS, P.O. BOX 60113, Chicago IL 60660 U.S.A. **NEW ADDRESS**
been renting post office boxes for 49 years, almost nonstop - a short
hiatus in 1970 only. Four previous addresses in Michigan, Ohio,
and Macomb IL - in all cases, without exception, the Post Office LEAVES
A REMINDER about box rent. This time they didn't!
They left me reminders before March and September last year. NOT
THIS TIME...and as some are aware, my schedule was careening out of control
in the haste of trying to get my list done. I wasn't
thinking about the box rent (and it got paid before March last year
only because they DID send me a reminder) - OK they "comp'ed" me a few
weeks and May 1 is now the "anniversary" and I'm paying for a year at a
time this time. (01 March is actually an awful time for it to be
due.) So, I have to change addresses on all the catalogs...and I
have to send emails to ALL USA CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE EMAIL to tell them
that the address has changed, and the P. O. has said that my CHANGE OF
ADDRESS assures that I get future mail. The key to my P. O. Box was still working,
so that didn't arouse suspicion either. I thought the first thing
they do is change the locks? In the "off season" it's not unusual
for me not to get mail for a week or more, but I became suspicious when
somebody from Michigan told me he sent an order Monday and it wasn't
here Thursday (the 21st).
FOR THE NEXT WEEK, I'LL SEND EMAILS to all USA customers I hear from,
and tell them I got their order - and the same with any foreign who are
ordering via Postal.
You can also write me via postal mail, but email is much easier and it's faster. Much of this changes when NEW list is available in February or March.
Email Address: email@example.com PLEASE remove both 4's and copy/paste - I REMOVED the "active" link - to avoid "spambots."
[CLICK HERE] LIST INTRODUCTION, TABLE OF CONTENTS, ramblings, happenings, fun stuff, and other things.
[CLICK HERE] ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS, TIPS, SUGGESTIONS - OH HELL
I thought I changed everything - OK, here it is! This was
supposed to be redundant to the above, but it didn't get changed.
Oh, the perils of "ping-pong instructions" that flip back and forth
twice a year. In short, ALL USA ORDERS NEED "POSTAL (snail) MAIL"
with partial or full payment, and NON-USA all should write first.
If I hear from you before middle-April, you have as much a good chance
as anybody else.
PLEASE, ALWAYS, PUT *SHIPPING ADDRESS* on your email.
This is LIST #93 for 2019: THESE ARE NEW - new list available at last!
[CLICK HERE] HORROR, MONSTERS, HALLOWEEN -
This is a large section. Not as large as in 2018, but still large
because I put together all novelty records left over from lists prior
to #79, as well as some from elsewhere as I sorted other stuff. As
with a few other sections, I start with some 12-inch records, LP's and
Singles...and a couple Radio transcriptions (shows).
[CLICK HERE] WAR, VIETNAM, OIL CRISIS, HOSTAGES, SOLDIERS/PEACETIME, COLD WAR, ETC.
There was enough interest shown in these in 2018, that I am continuing
with this section. IT MAY NEVER BE THIS LARGE AGAIN but I guess that
depends whether I eventually list the stuff in my collection (which is
100% available). If you have a want list
for categories in this heading, please send it. I will make this
request only when I probably have "A LOT" MORE stuff I'm not likely to
list, under a heading. (I'll repeat this request in Novelty, Christmas ONLY - below.)
[CLICK HERE] COUNTRY AND WESTERN (pre-1965)...AND TRUCKIN' (all eras) - You
will see a LOT of Fifties, and definitely you'll have fun here if you
collect this genre. There are 200 or maybe 250 records in this
section, I think. Except TRUCKIN', almost everything is older
[CLICK HERE] MOVIE/TV MUSIC, PERSONALITY - This section is fairly small, but there are some pretty strange PS items in here, etc.
[CLICK HERE] POP, EASY LISTENING, JAZZ - This is probably the smallest section of this genre that I will ever run on any list...but still look.
[CLICK HERE] NOVELTY OF ALL TYPES, TRIBUTES, POLITICS, BREAK-INS, BEATLES, ETC. - If
you also consider the separate HORROR and WAR sections above to be
novelty, I have no doubt this section is the largest list of novelty
ever put on a sales catalog in world history. There are actually
MORE novelty records on this catalog (when including all of these) than
the entire total of Nonchart records that were ADDED this year to the
items I brought forward from last year's list. DO NOTE THAT MY
*ENTIRE BEATLES NOVELTIES* COLLECTION IS FOR SALE ON THIS LIST (the
45's, at least). Some were "filed" there for decades and they
turned out not to be related, or instrumentals, etc. and usually those
were moved to Nonchart. THE BEATLES NOVELTY SECTION INCLUDES THE
"HOLY GRAIL" BONNIE JO MASON and plenty of garage, surf, etc. You
can have a LOT of fun here! Also, as in the Horror section, some
LP's and 12-inch stuff are listed. (I SHOULD IMPORTANTLY NOTE
THAT BEATLES-RELATED STUFF IS LISTED IN THE NONCHART 12-INCH
SECTION.) This section retains the usual categorical headings.
which I've been using on the last ten lists or so. If
you have a want list
for categories in this heading (EXCEPT Beatles and Break-Ins, where
I've now or last year listed my entire collection), please send
it. In other sections there are **TENS OF THOUSANDS** of records that will NEVER be listed, so please go ahead and ask.
[CLICK HERE] "FIRST" (ORIGINAL) LABELS FOR "HOT 100" CHARTED HITS - This section is shrinking, because now it’s entirely repeated records – WITH SLASHED PRICES!!! What
you couldn’t afford last year, you can probably try now.
[CLICK HERE] "BILLBOARD-CHARTED" RECORDS/ARTISTS **ALL CHARTS EXCEPT COUNTRY** - EVERYBODY SHOULD LOOK! THIS
MAY BE THE BEST LIST OF CHARTED HITS ON A SALES CATALOG IN HUMAN
HISTORY. Possibly more than 5,000 titles are listed on here! Almost
all of is "MINT STUFF" earlier than the 1970s! Some rather surprising rare records actually
charted, especially when I added in
SOUL/R&B and BUBBLING UNDER.
I’ve kept this section extraordinarily
heavy with Bubbling Under, for those collecting that chart. This section has two parts. First part is the “SUPER-RARE”
charted records, and the second part is a lot of the “cream of the crop” from
my personal collection,
as well as
other incidental charted records. Not giving label/number
(because you already know it, generally) allowed me to list an
additional 3,000 titles. This section will always be large on all
[CLICK HERE] HUGE NONCHART SECTION - THIS SECTION IS WILD!! Yes, I processed a few tons of records to gather good
stuff for this list. I may not have as
much soul and garage stuff as last year, but still a lot...well, the soul, YES I do! This
section is smaller
than in most previous years, but that doesn't mean it's not LOADED.
This section became small when the Charted and Novelty sections became
so huge - so, in general, in this section there ARE records "brought
forward" from last year, but the great majority of records added this
year are $10 and higher, so the quality should be a lot of fun for you.
[CLICK HERE] CHRISTMAS AND OTHER HOLIDAYS AND CELEBRATIONS - A
scattering of three or four Easter records in an ocean of Christmas
stuff. This is one of my largest sections of Christmas music ever, and
hundreds that I've never listed before, because parts of my COLLECTION
are on it, F through M. This was the last section on the list and it
"depended on" ALL the sections preceding it, but I managed to turn out
a respectable section. I could have had a few more, but I was out of
steam - and time. If
you have a want list
for categories in this heading, please send it, because I have a few
thousand Christmas records which will NEVER be listed. (This is the
last heading I'll advise this for, because not I've covered everything
in my collection.)
RECORDS in the "PUNK" selection BELOW **ARE NOT ON ANY PAPER CATALOG**, and NO DISCOUNT ON THESE. There will never be a paper catalog for these.
[CLICK HERE] PUNK/NEW WAVE/POWERPOP/ALTERNATIVE - At
least 1,500 items listed. MANY rare & at least 90% are older
than 1985!! NOT discounted, though I was hoping to entirely
update this and include discounts/revisions when applicable, as these
have been around for a few years.
"ARCHIVES DISCOUNT SECTION"///20,000+ more RECORDS FOR SALE///PERMANENT DISCOUNT 30%:
NONE OF THESE ARE ON PAPER CATALOGS, NOR EVER WILL BE.
[CLICK HERE] GOSPEL AND RELIGIOUS 45's -
You will find about 500 or 600 records in this section. Contrary
to my usual approach, THESE are listed by LABEL instead of by artist.
[CLICK HERE] THE VINYL VAULT: 45RPM ARCHIVE, ALL TYPES!! - This link will take you to a page which has LINKS to AROUND 20,000 MORE RECORDS of all types!
additional documents will be added to the Vinyl Vault section after
2016. What you see, is all there will be. I will
periodically update these documents so they can "closely" reflect what
is here, as close to 100% accurate as errors permit.