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Hip hora

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“Torah Lives and Sings” (and dances!)  Chaim Berlin

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Rock me to sleep

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Two of our favorite cover subjects wonderfully displayed here.  A real rarity from Sweden on RCA.  Borja Dagen “Med en Schlager”

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Let’s hear it for the boys

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“Ah!  Men”  Featuring 15 Supermen Singing 15 Romantic Songs.  With Tony Bennett, Jerry Lee Lewis, Brook Benton, Louis Armstrong and other “super” men.    Contour Records (UK)

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Kind of blue

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Jazz Collaborations (1955)  Charles Mingus and Thad Jones  Debut Records (Sweden)  Featuring “One More”; “I Can’t Get Started”; “More of the Same”; and “Get Out of Town”.   Also featuring John Dennis/Hank Jones on Piano; and Max Roach on Drums.  Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer;  Barry Ulanov – Liner Notes.

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Prison record

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Jailhouse Jazzmen  .. Storyville City Jail – File No: SEP 358  ( (1958)  Abbi Hübner, Claus Jürgen Möller, Klaus Geldmacher, Mihai Ampoițan, Tommy Ladnier)   Storyville Records (Sweden)

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In a sentimental mode

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Les Modes   “Mood in Scarlet”  Dawn Records  Julius Watkins (frh), Charlie Rouse (ts), Gildo Mahones (p), Martin Rivera (b), Ron Jefferson (b), Chano Pozo (bgos)

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Pistol Packin’ Mama

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The Jay Five!  And “A’one, a’two, a’three” !  Cornet Records (Germany)  Cheesey instrumental covers of 60’s pop songs like “Music to Watch Girls By”, “Sunny”,  “98.6”, “Black is Black”, etc.  But what a smokin’ cover!

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Please don’t bang that drum

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Francis Bay and his Orchestra  “Too Much Tequila”  Philips Records (France)

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Tough mothers

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“I (heart) Art Blakey”  “Tough!”  Chess Records (Netherlands)  Recorded in 1957 and first issued in 1966 in the US on Cadet Records …

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With Jackie McClean, Bill Hardman, Sam Dockery and Spanky De Brest as Messengers.

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