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July, 2009

Its a gas! gas! gas!

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“Music for Cooking with Gas” featuring the Harry Fields Quintet

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Star dreck

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The Green Slime (from the 1968 MGM Motion Picture)

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“Where’d Mac learn to do that?”

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Hector Varela El As Del Tango Y Su Orquesta Tipica   “Que Tiempos Aquellos”   Tangos De La Guardia Vieja   Columbia Records Agentina!!

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Shrimp campy

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Shrimpenstein was on KHJ channel 9 in LA from 1966 to 1968. This is the opening theme sung by Dr. Von Schtick (Gene Moss in a bad Boris Karloff imitation and the Tijuana Bats.

The hosts were Gene Moss (Dr. Von Schtick) and Jim Thurman (voices). Shrimpenstein was a miniature Frankenstein monster (a ventriloquist dummy who was “created” when jellybeans were thrown into the Monster Machine) Moss and Thurman wrote the Roger Ramjet cartoons and did advertising campaigns, mostly for radio. Moss later did voice-overs for LA’s channel 2 news and Disney/Touchstone pictures previews.   Thurman also wrote and did voices for Sesame Street.

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It’s that roadside dining, day after day

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lsp-4746-img551Bud Brewer sings “Big Bertha, The Truck Driving Queen”   RCA Victor   DynaFlex   1972

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I LIKE IKE

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IKE QUEBEC   “TENOR SAX”   BLUE NOTE Set 102.   Ike Quebec (ts) Roger Ram Ramirez (p) Tiny Grimes (g) Milt Hinton (b) J.C. Heard (d)   WOR Studios, NYC, July 18, 1944   Songs include: Topsy/Cup-Mute Clayton/If I Had You/Hard Tack/Sweethearts on Parade/Dolores     Three 78 RPM Recordings – Record #’s 510, 515, 516.

These sides were released “for the jukebox market” in the late fifties as 45’s by Blue Note records and lead to new session work and some brilliant albums as a leader in 1961 -62.   His comeback was cut short by lung cancer in 1963.

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Bedtime stories

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“My Heart is an Open Book”   Value Records

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“The winner goes on first”

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Dois Bicudos “Os Dois Velhinhos”

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Putting on -aires

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The Gospelaires “His Name is Jesus”

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Three’s company

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The Arnold Trio featuring “Jesus Will Love Me The Same”   Check out Bob Selcoe’s Black Gem Records if you’re interested in buying records like these.

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