Thank Wally, It’s Anti-Static Mrs Mills!

I’ve had quite a dry run of late where charity shops are concerned, so was determined to buy something a few weekends back no matter what! I came up trumps with five LP’s and an (empty) WHSmiths anti static turntable mat sleeve.


Mrs Mills “Look Mum – No Hands!” [1967]

“Fortunately for all who enjoy cheerful and extremely listenable piano-playing. Mrs. Mills has a pair of hands well able to supply that commodity! One glance at the jolly photograph on the other side of this cover tells us that the enclosed LP will be happy-go-lucky and entertaining – just like Mrs. Mills herself! – and the selection of tunes are favourites which all the family will enjoy . . . ‘Swinging’ Grandparents can recapture the days of their youth with tunes like YES SIR, THAT’S MY BABY and OH, JOHNNY! OH, JOHNNY! OH!; ‘With-It‘ parents will feel nostalgic when they hear I’M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE and UNFORGETTABLE; and ‘Switched-on’ (or whatever the current vernacular Is!) teensters will want to dance to these versions of chart-successes WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL and GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME . . . So, Mum, organize a jolly family get-together or party, spin this record on the turntable, and watch everyone join in the fun!”

Side A Side B
  1. Put Your Arms Around Me Honey
  2. Everywhere You Go
  3. I’m In The Mood For Love
  4. Yes Sir, That’s My Baby
  5. The Nearness Of You
  6. It’s Been A Long Time
  7. Moonlight And Roses
  1. Oh, Johnny ! Oh, Johnny ! Oh !
  2. Just For A While
  3. Give Me The Moonlight, Give Me The Girl
  4. Unforgettable
  5. Winchester Cathedral
  6. Green Green Grass Of Home
  7. I’m Nobody’s Baby

Original Movie Soundtrack “Thanks God It’s Friday” [1978]

Unsurprisingly, the “bonus 12 inch single” was missing (Donna Summer “Je t’aime… moi non plus”). It’s a good double soundtrack album with funky artwork!


Side A Side B
  1. Love & Kisses: “Thank God It’s Friday”
  2. Pattie Brooks: “After Dark”
  3. Donna Summer: “With Your Love”
  4. Donna Summer: “Last Dance”
  1. Paul Jabara: “Disco Queen”
  2. Cameo: “Find My Way”
  3. The Commodores: “Too Hot ta Trot”
  4. Wright Bros. Flying Machine: “Leatherman’s Theme”
  5. Marathon: “I Wanna Dance”
Side C
Side D
  1. Sunshine: “Take It To the Zoo”
  2. Santa Esmeralda: “Sevilla Nights”
  3. Love & Kisses: “You’re the Most Precious Thing in My Life”
  1. D.C. LaRue: “Do You Want the Real Thing”
  2. Paul Jabara: “Trapped in a Stairway”
  3. Natural Juices: “Floyd’s Theme”
  4. Diana Ross: “Lovin’, Livin’ and Givin'”
  5. Thelma Houston: “Love Masterpiece”
  6. Donna Summer “Last Dance”

Gene Autry’s “Christmas Cracker” [1966]

I bought this mainly because of the cover artwork. I’d have been set if looking specifically for Christmas albums, as there were dozens!

Side A Side B
  1. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  2. Nine Little Reindeer
  3. Jingle Bells
  4. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
  5. Up on the House Top
  6. Sleigh Bells
  1. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  2. Silent Night
  3. Joy to the World
  4. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  5. Away in the Manager
  6. What Child Is This

Wally Whyton’s “Children’s Party Time” [1982]

“The ideal party time record – with fun games on back!”

Side A Side B
  1. The Bear Went Over The Mountain
    In And Out The Window
    Everybody Likes Saturday Night
  2. We’re Off Ina Motorcar
    Did You Ever See A Whale
    If You’re Happy And You Know It
    One man went to mow
  3. Tokyoky Fair
    Oh My Darling Clementine
    I Wish I Was Single Again
  4. She’ll Be Coming Round The Mountain
    A Horse Named Bill
    Buffalo Gals
  5. Christmas Is Coming
    Jingle Bells
    We Wish You A Merry Christmas
    There’s A Party Here Today
  6. Susie Had_A Baby
    King Kong Kitchie
    Little Brown Jug
  1. Down In Demerara
    Oh Dear What Can The Matter Be
    Suckin’ Cider
  2. What’ll We Do With The Baby-O
    Early One Morning
    Who Will Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet
  3. Gimme Crack Corn
    The Merry Go Round
    Yankee Doodle
  4. Chewing Gum
    Polly Wolly Doddle
    The Twelve Days Of Christmas
  5. I’ll Tell My Ma
    Skip To My Lou
    Down In The Valley

Beatrix Potter “The Tale Of Peter Rabbit, and Other Stories.” [1978]

Side A Side B
  1. The Tale Of Peter Rabbit
  2. The Tale Of The Flopsy Bunnies
  3. The Tale Of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle
  1. Appley Dapply’s Nursery Rhymes
  2. The Tale Of Two Bad Mice
  3. The Tale Of Mr Jeremy Fisher
  4. The Tale Of Ginger And Pickler

WHSmiths “Anit Static Turntable Mat”

I bought this purely because of the cover graphics as the mat itself was nowhere to be seen!