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Heavenly doll

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Les Folles Aventures D’Omer et de Jacques Courtois  “Omer en Synovie”  Polydor Records France (1959) Music By Jean-Jacques Perrey

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Fist Whistles and Spit Fiddles

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Nelson Barbosa “Gaita Gaita”  Inspiracao Records (Brazil)  Slang for Harmonica:  Mississippi Sax Ol’ Lickin’ Stick Misery Whistle Tin Sandwich French Harp Moustache Trimmer/Trap Pocket Piano Gob Iron
Harp Poor Man’s Saxophone Fist Whistle Soul Biscuit Pocket Orchestra Little Brass Band Poor Man’s Fiddle Blues Burger Cookie Cutter Lady Shaver Starvation Stick Ol’ in and out Box Blues Buzzer
Ten Holer Mississippi Spit Wagon Band in the Hand Moothie (Scottish) Mouth Organ Tone Bone Spit Fiddle Pocket Whistle Bitch Whistle Maniacs Dummy Spit Box Harpoon Snort Organ Toot Sweet

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Q: How big is God?

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A: “Somebody Bigger Than You or I”  The Gospel Seekers  Finally, we have an album that answers the question that so many Xian records have posed – how big IS God?!

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Signifyin’ donkey

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Crazy Polish record with great, Seussian cartoon illustrations.  Have no idea what’s going on here, but I imagine some ancient East European children’s story, fable, fairytale?   On the MUZA records label from Poland.  (1971).  Maybe some out there can help?

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Planet Rock

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PLANET ROCK MUSIC HMV RECORDS (DENMARK).  Wow!  I love these old Outer Space, Spaceman records from the 50’s.  This EP is a comp of Pop Songs including “Red Planet Rock” by Don Lang, (Little Bitty Pretty One by Bobby Day; Alone by the Shepherd Sisters and Please Mister Brown by Alma Coogan) from Denmark and a really beaut!

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Helle yeah!

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(Missionary-evangelist) Dale V. Helle sings (“Let he that know best hold you …”)  “In The Hollow of His Hand”   Sacred Records

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Burnt weenies

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Castles in the Sand  “Seashore fun and frolic in songs for rhythmic play” CRG Records (“Voted the finest children’s records ever created”).  “For creative children whose parents want them to love, understand and grow with good music”.   This and many other vintage children’s (and ADULT) records are for sale on eBay here.

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Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up

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Champagne Melodico  NESTOR CAMPOS  Victoria Records (Mexico).  Beautiful, luscious, rich, bright and golden.  A shining example of a nineteen-fifties “cheesecake” pin-up fashion beauty cover from south of the border.  Of course, there’s much more here if you like this – just click on the tagged categories.  And leave a vote for more if you like it.

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Covid ready

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RYMDBRAK  Carl-Gustaf and Arne Karusell Records (Sweden)  (1957)

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French small fries

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Serge Prokofiev “Peter and the Wolf”   Microsillon Records (France)

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