one of my favorite things to do is to go to a record store (or thrift store or anywhere that has records) and search for interesting LPs. there are many records that i would love to find by digging through questionable bins, but none more so than a record by mingering mike.

between the late 60s to the late 70s, mingering mike created fake records with full track lists and intricately crafted album covers. though these fake records did not contain the music of mingering mike, the care and effort put into the creation of each disc has made these records special in its own way. recently, these record findings have been compiled into a book and have been covered by various media outlets. i would love to one day come across an original mingering mike record so i can see for myself, the creativity and heart of a fictional soul legend. check out the website to see the extensive catalog (there is even an awesome bruce lee tribute album).

(picture from All Things Mingering)

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