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When Doves Cry

Prince

Shocking to read the news today that Prince has died at 57.  Too soon.  RIP

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Easy listening

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Two cool Decca sleeves from South Africa in the early 60’s.   Paul Evans on one and Carl Dobkins, Jr. b/w Brenda Lee on the other!  I didn’t know Paul Evans, but discovered he recorded Midnight Special (which I knew well as a CCR song).  Brenda’s “Sweet Nuthin'” is a fave.  Check her out Here!

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Bump and grind

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“Musica Del Palodemayo / Costa Atlantica de Nicaragua”   Performed by Grupo Gamma   Sonorama Records  (Costa Rica)    Listen HERE!

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Add Rock

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4 Disques pour savoir … la table de multipication   Magnard Records (France)

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C here

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Here’s a super rare one – Tommy Flanagan’s “Over C’s”  Prestige Records (1957)  It was Flanagan’s debut album as a leader, and was recorded overseas, in Stockholm, and issued on 3 EPs in Sweden, on Metronome.   Those EPs are also highly collectible.  The trio is rounded out with Wilbur Little and Elvin Jones.  Here’s Willow Weep For Me!

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Ch-check it out

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Koltanowski Teaches Chess  Vol. 1  “My Approach to the Game”   Concept Records (1960)

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To surf with love

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Johnny Fortune IS “The Soul Surfer”   Park Avenue Record   Johnny was born March 18, 1943 in Warren, Ohio. At age 12 he picked up his first guitar. At age 16 recorded recorded”Soul Surfer.” It quickly became a #1 hot. He wrote it in the back seat of the car on the way to the studio. Johny played guitar on Sam Cooke’s “Chain Gang” and Barbara George’s “I Know.” He was offered a chance to tour England with Johnny Burnette. He had to decline because he was under age. Johnny went on to play with such notables as: Terry Stafford, Glen Campbell, Barbara Stanton, Al “The Snake” Wilson, Jerry Hopkins, Harry Belefonte, Eddie Downs, Fabian, Ricky Nelson, Jerry Reed, Willie Nelson, Barbara Mandrell and The Drifters. He also performed with The Rondells, The Cornells, Dick & Dee Dee, The Standells, Brian Highland, The Crystals, Freddie Wheeler & The Petersons, The Tornadoes, The Three Beats and The Blenders.

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An Irish sitter (and his lab)

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Ross McGregor at the “Fun Maker” Wurlitzer (with his seeing eye dog and best friend).  Homespun Records (Australia)

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Hay Girl!

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“Country Girls”  20 Great Stars, Great Hits  A budget comp on Commonwealth Records (1978)   A bushel of babes in tube tops can sell this one.

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Twisting sisters

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The Recordmen with Lou Duke at the Organ!  A French sleeve from President Records!

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