haven't posted in this thread in a minute, but you know the digging never stopped.
as it turns out, there's a half decent record shop in the city about an hour away that has about 15,000 45s by my estimate... that nobody even thinks to look at.
here's the catch: they charge *25 cents* apiece!!!
i've taken 5 trip down there so far, and sit and dig for about 3 or 4 hours each time...
usually come away with about 100 45s each time, but still have yet to actually go thru the whole lot of them.
imagine, 100 45s for $25!
best part is, the records are mostly all from a now defunct radio station, and most are *minty-fresh* condition Canadian pressings and come in those cool old school green cardstock sleeves. i have found a couple that had been taped into the sleeves with packing tape... unfortunate, but once the tape is cut, the wax inside is just like the day it was made. f***ing unreal.
so, my funk/soul 45 collection is getting solid, and i have disco on lock. even found OG copies of 'Rapper's Delight' and 'Brass Monkey'. i'm headed back there saturday to dig thru it some more, and instead of just taking music i want, i'm going to look for any old thing that is in NM condition... there's lots of old rock n roll and country records in there that i haven't really bothered with.
now that is what i call a *SOUND INVESTMENT*