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April, 2008

Lido shuffle

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Here’s a pretty 45 cover called Exitos de Italia on the Belter label from The Percy Trout Hour.

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Pigging out

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This is a Jimi Hendrix bootleg called “GOOD KARMA I”, featuring Hendrix recorded live at The Berkeley, California Community Theatre on May 30, 1970, released in this Collectors Item version by the TRADEMARK OF QUALITY folks. The cover features the classic underground illustration work of William Stout. The tracks are: FIRE, JOHNNY B. GOODE, HEAR MY TRAIN A COMIN’, FOXY LADY, and FREEDOM.

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Hanging with the band

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STAG PARTY RECORD #6 “Spice After Hours” Featuring Wild Party Songs. FAX Records

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Mom’s the word

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Jackie “Moms” Mabley at The Playboy Club. Chess Records. (1961) Moms debuted in the twenties with Butterbeans and Susie at the Cotton Club, suffered racism on the chitlin circuit, was a regular at the Apollo for years and her album sales in the sixties made her the highest charting comedienne in Billboard history. I seem to remember her on TV doing the Merv Griffin, Mike Douglas talk show circuit. I think she took her teeth out and talked funny. A legend.

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Lp cover..

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“Lover” Jean Houben at the Organ A Masterpiece Hi-Fi Record.

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Hoop dreams

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Another Annie Cordy and another Hula Hooper.   On the French Columbia label.

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Wild times in suburbia

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Party Time Nos. 1 & 2. German Telefunken. Fifteen minutes and a few bottles of wine later, Fritz brought out the rhythm instruments to try and get something going. I gotta get Party Time No. 3! (Or I may just have to make it myself)

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How you doin’?

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“Picking Up Girls Made Easy” (1975)   Check out the liner notes!

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Folk art

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“Square Dances” Vol. 1 Woodhull’s Old Tyme Masters. Calls by Floyd C. Woodhull.   Camden Records.   If anything could make a square dance it was the art of Jim Flora!

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Black Soul Explosion

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