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In the wee small hours

MDS00130

“John Louis Kell Plays a Little Piano”   DIY recording from Lookout Mountain, Tennessee  (1977)

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Lady bugs

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The Beetlettes!!  “Outside Carnegie Hall”  Assault Records  An “answer” record from a girl group I’ve never seen before.  Includes songs like “I Saw HIM Standing There” and “This GIRL” and “Yep, You CAN Hold My Hand”  Anybody ever seen this one?  Know anything about it?

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(Look out for) The Cheetah

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Paul Mauriat  Alta Fidelidad Records

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Hey bartender

MDS00079

“Cocktail”  Decca Records  (France)  Different orchestras playing Tangos, Fox-Trots, Rumbas and Boogie-woogie!

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Rockin’ bowler

MDS00087

“Solo Hits!  Vol. II  Orbe Records (Venezuela)  A compilation of artists like Los Angeles, Los Pasos, Los Pekenikes, Los Payos and Modulos.  Mid-sixties Latin American rock.

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Stop draggin’ my harp around

MDS00085

Raymond Devos  Au Theatre des Varietes  RCA/EMI Records (France)

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Brother, can you spare a dime?

MDS00077

Juke-box Party No. 1  Philips Records (France)  This looks like a beautiful machine.  I know that here are those out there that can name the machine.  Anyone care to enlighten the rest of us.  Owning one is on my bucket list.  Better get going.

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Man’s best friend

MDS00086

“Amigo Whiskey”  Cuarteto Radar  Peerless Records  “Have you met my friends Jack Daniels and Jim Beam?”

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Pixie cuts

MDS00080

The Chet Baker Sextet  Music Records (Italy)  A Pacific Jazz Session from 1954 featuring Chet Baker (trumpet), Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone), Bud Shank (baritone saxophone), Russ Freeman (piano), Carson Smith (bass), Shelly Manne (drums).  Stella by Starlight, I’m Glad There is You, Tommyhawk and Dot’s Groovy.   I’m a fan of this EP cover design by Gian G. Greguoli.    Nicely captures the reflective, romantic mood of the music.

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Them belly full

MDS00068

“A Wonderful Time”  The Whelchel Family    There are so many of these local Christian music records in dollar bins around the country, but some covers rise above and scratch one’s aesthetic itch to please on a higher level.  This one is rich in its simplicity and earnestness.  Also the fashion and hair and girth.

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