Gino Vannelli – Black Cars

There were many musicians that are flashes in the pan.  In the late 70’s Gino Vannelli had a rich sound that was hard to peg.  He had a sting of ballads but his up tempo stuff was more interesting to me.  He was reclusive in a time when pop stars were seeking the media.  He was different if not odd.  By the mid-80’s he was turning into a “pop” star.  He read his own press.  Black Cars was his last hit that I’m aware of.  It was not his best effort.  (I’ll see if I can find a better video.)

LP sells for $155,401


Forty years after it was made, The Velvet Underground’s first recording has become a financial hit — in cyberspace.

Bought for 75 cents four years ago at a Manhattan flea market, the rare recording of music that ended up on the influential New York band’s first album, “The Velvet Underground & Nico,” sold on eBay for a closing bid of $155,401.

The buyer is a mystery, only identified by the eBay screen name: “mechadaddy.”

But a greater mystery endures: How did the 12-inch, acetate LP end up buried in a box of records at a flea market? more


My luck I would see the LP and think it was some type of China copy and would have put it back.