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Adriano Celentano  “L’unica Chance”  Clan Records

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Specs, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll

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I loved this song as a kid in 1967.  John Fred and His Playboys  “Judy in Disguise (with Glasses)”  This puke-green psycho-billy, titty shaker sleeve from Denmark is misleading as the song is a kind of bubblegum knock-off of  “Lucy in the Skies with Diamonds”.  The California Records label also a bit odd!

Judy in disguise, well that’s what you are
Lemonade pie with a brand new car.
Cantalope eyes come to me tonight
Judy in disguise with glasses.
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Beware, soft shoulder ahead

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We’re back with a big new stack of great covers ready to post.  Here’s one off the top.  A sweet, sexy sleeve from France on the Barclay Records label.  Emil Stern’s “En T’attendant” (1957)

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Flip’n awesome

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A late career cover illustration from David Stone Martin (1981)  for the Flip Fhillips album “Flipenstein” on Progressive Records  The titles of the eight songs all have something to do with monsters of one sort or another.  Three standards — “Satin Takes a Holiday,” “Witchcraft” and “Ghost of a Chance” — are joined by five tunes written by Phillips; Vampire’s Dream,” “Dracula’s Dance,” “Ghoul of My Dreams,” “Hangman’s Noose” and “The Claw.”

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Lucky draw

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Lucky Thompson and Friends  “Kinfolks Corner”  Rivoli Records (1966)  WITH TOMMY FLANAGAN  FRANK ANDERSON  WALLY RICHARDSON

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Make mine a double

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Lester Young “The President”  Vogue Records  (France)  Pres with his famous pork pie hat and a drink in each hand.

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Slav to the rhythm

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Balkan Moods   Slavtone Records  A 3-disc,  78-rpm album of America’s finest tamburitza artists, know originally as the Crlenica Brothers Orchestra  The tamburitza is like a balalaika.

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A dish called Wanda

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Surprise-partie Chez Wanda!  Philips (France)  Oui, oui!  I love this one.  Not a beauty, just something about her.  Sucking in her cheeks for the instant “model” look.   Pouty lips.  Her narrowed eyes.  Hands behind her head like she just don’t care.  What do you chez, Wanda? 

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Trunk show

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Marc Aryan  “A Little Slow”  Pathe Records (France)

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Quacks

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