Over at my pad on a recent Sunday afternoon, DJ ChaseOne has his battery-operated portable turntable on the floor next to his metal box of seven-inches, playing cuts and talking shop about crate-digging for rare grooves -- limited pressings of old funk and soul records -- and the gems he's found. He pulls out an original 1973 record by a Wichita, Kansas, outfit called Chocolate Snow, a jazzy funk cover of the Beatles' "A Day in the Life." He found one of these for two bucks in a thrift store some time ago, then turned it around and sold it for $1,400 on eBay. "Listen to that; it's filthy," he exclaims, and he's right. I've never heard $1,400 worth of... More >>>