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November, 2006

Viking quest

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Meet Me In Maoriland   Viking Records (New Zealand)

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Esquivel

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I believe this is one of Esquivel’s first lps. This one from his native Mexico. Esquivel enjoyed a huge revival in the 1980’s as the reigning king of the “space age bachelor pad” boom. His music can be crazy, sound effect driven experimentation, jazzy, vocalese or symphonic.

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Sophomore slump

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The Sophmores Vogue Disques

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The Art of Jim Flora

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Jim Flora created one of the first influential graphic styles for lp packaging in the early 1950’s. His illustrations were on hundreds of covers and his style was copied by others. There are books that collect his work.

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Looney Tunes

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Incredible Fingerless Fiddler

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Roy Thackerson “The Fingerless Fiddler”

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A pisser

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…Alfie

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Another classic cover featured in the book “Incredibly Strange Music”   Interesting that the dice are included.

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Robbie the Werewolf

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This is one of the rarest beatnik and monster-related lps. It was featured in the book “Incredibly Strange Music” (which is a guidepost to any collection like this). This is a small press, local record of a beat poet reciting in full werewolf get up at club in California in the early sixties.

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Julie Newmar

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How to Make Love to a Blonde  Gianni Monese and his Orchestra  Vox

A “how to” record every guy needs. This is Julie Newmar, a fifties pin-up queen and men’s mag mainstay. In the sixties she became Batwoman on the TV series “Batman”. Like the Bettie Page, a staple of any cheesecake collection.

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