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Mmm, bop

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Dizzy Gillespie and his Orchestra  Horizons du Jazz #9  RCA Records (France)  1963 release of material from 1946 – 1949

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8 on the floor

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Pladetoppen Snurrer!   1959 pop compilation on Odeon Records (Denmark)

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Preachin’ and teachin’

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Win with Irwin  Professor Irwin Corey (“The World’s Foremost Authority”) Campaigns at the Playboy Club  Atlantic Records (1960)  NYT Obit

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Moonlight Mel

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Mel Torme “Swingin’ on the Moon”  A World Record Club Release from the UK of the 1960 Verve release below.

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Groove me

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“Music for Play Boys”  Volume 5   Richard “Groove” Holmes  Prestige Records (Japan)

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To the Batmobile Robin!!

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Batman/Secret Agent Man  The Clee-Shays  Union Records (Japan)

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Smoke gets in your eyes

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“Stop Smoking thru Self-Hypnosis”  Baron Von Brenner, Master Hypnotist  From the “Scientific Suggestion Institute”!

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Jazz royalty

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Ella and Louis Vol. 3  Karusell Records (Sweden) (1957)  Under a Blanket of Blue / Can’t We Be Friends // April in Paris

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I like it like that

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“As You Like It”  Decca Records (UK)  (1957) Mantovani:  Around the world / Mandolin Serenade; The Beverley Sisters:  Mr. Wonderful; Frank Chacksfield:  Your Love is My Love; Winifred Atwell:  Streets of Sorrento; Cyril Stapleton:  Forgotten Dreams; Vera Lynn:  The Faithful Hussar: Edmundo Ros: Go Home Baby, Go Home

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The latin fringe

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Las Potranquitas del Norte  Caliente Records (Columbia)  (1973) .  This is music from northern Mexico called, Norteno.   Norteno music revolves around the accordion, drums and the Baja Sexto (a big acoustic bass guitar) to produce a polka like sound.  Las Potranquitas add the electric guitar and bass.  Their music follows the traditional Notreno polka blueprint, but there are flashes of bubblegum pop and garage rock that poke through all the Oom-pah!.  Listen HERE.

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