Thank you, Mike,
Your comment meands a lot to me, I think that it was the bus, in the mid to late 1960's we had a used Dodge Polara, you gave to take into account, when the family went shopping, it was a big deal and involved putting on a clean shirt throwing some water on my head and combing out my hair, I used to count and study the year and all the pressings for the quarters, nickels and dimes and odd dollar to purchase my next LP or Single.
Glen Campbell help put LP's on the map for me, I remember quite distinctly in this order.
Glen Campbell Gentle On My Mind and By The Time I Get To Phoenix LP purchased with my allowance money and pulling weeds by fall of 3td Grade.
A bit of reprise here, Glen Campbell A New Place On The Sun purchased the summer before 4th Grade and Glen Campbell Hey Little One LP purchased Fall of 4th Grade.
Those first four albums took the course of one year to purchase.
I can remember thinking that I was moving up in life by purchasing Hey Little One.
You have to take into account, late 1968 everyone up here thought that Hubert Humphrey was going to win the bid for President, I can remember our Weekly Reader was sitting and waiting on our desk to explain Richard Nixon won the campaign.
But by that time I had purchased the LP Hey Little One and feeling like a man of the World, I was only a 4th Grader, the first group to hold class in a Portable on the Soccer Field, the first year that I joined Soccer Clun.
I can remember Bobby Box pointing through the metal screen of our Portable window, that the field is where we would have to run all the way up on end and backwards the other way.
But it was alright, Hey Little One had a way of bringing out the edgy tough side, and I would go on to play in Soccer Club the next three years.
What kind of ordained credit is that!
To this day, the back cover of Hey Little One resonates with me, i do believe that it is a high angle photograph taken from a tower in a switch yard.
And so, there must be some sort cosmic connection how an artist and a switch yard operate, always calling the shots and help move things along.
Lord know, it would only be a matter of time the Wichita Lineman LP would bust things wide open, capturing hearts and our attention for a long time.
And always the line or track stretching on, yes, it is the artist, more than the DJ who calls the shots~
The Glen Campbell Doscography took over three thousand hours to compile from Movember 2014 to July 2015.
I spent Father's Day 2015 to late July 2015 editing and crunching my facts, figures and numbers, there are a few warts it may have been an oversight to not include rarities like Bobby Gentry & Glen Campbell B side Walk Right Back.
But it got to the point for health reasons I had to release my findings or I may have spent the next year editing and polishing, and run the risk of turning to nothing more than vapors.
I am proud all my list match up for the most part, and it was in my destiny or stars to have somewhere speciaql to go and post all my glimpses or insights.
The other day, I manage to purchase the Glen Campbel & Diane Solomon 45 Single Picture Sleeve, The Bobby Gentry & Glen Campbell All I Have To Do Is Dream b/w Walk Right Back German 7 Inch Picture Sleeve and The Nitty Gritty Sounds LP.
And so, the magic continues, don't get side tracked.
Love the image of all the albums spread out along the floor... ooh... maybe we should set aside a time where no matter where we are or what we aredoing to agree to lay out all our treasures and say a prayer.