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August, 2009

Put that old record on

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Above: Los Incognitos “Boleros Para Ti”   Fuentes Records   Below:   “Fat Samba”

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These two seem to go together.

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Von Ryan’s Espresso

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Fernando Pessoa por Joao Villaret   Festa Records

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“They call me, Mister Lee Grant”

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Mr. Lee Grant (1967)   From the trickbag of DJ Mel James, a personal friend, a dedicated crate digger and sweet groove merchant from New Zealand.

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“I’ve told you this 100 times, never, never put daddy’s records in the EZ-Bake Oven!”

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ExSqueeze me?!?     Our Send in the Caption Contest Winner is….drumroll please….is Calzone!   (Calzone! also contributed a runner-up caption – “Baby’s First Broken Sternum LP”)     There are some sick, but very funny, (or funny, but very sick), people out there.   Good to know.     Thanks to everyone who played along.

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Ted Danson and friends

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“Let’s Make Music”   A Child’s Introduction to Rhythm and Melody with Ann Callender and Margaret Harmsworth   Wonderland Records

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March madness

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Jim Flora (edit: DID NOT) design this playful cover for Puppets on Parade (Organ Solos by Larry Ferrari) Vik Records   You can almost hear the music.   CORRECTION:   This is a Flora-inspired design credited to Jon Henry on the cover.

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Now let’s listen to this new George Carlin LP

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“Class, who can identify the verb in this sentence – I need a fuckin’ drink now,”

Elementary Grammer with Music: “The Parts of Speech”       “Sing and Learn with Rebecca Warden”   (Nice last name for a teacher.)

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The Reader

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“Best Loved Bedtime Stories”   Magic Key Records

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“MOM! Please! I’m rehearsing down here!!”

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Emil Nargi IS Elvis   “It’s Now or Never”   There are so many records by Elvis impersonators you can’t imagine.   Each one stranger than the last.   Emil looks like he could be one of the little dolls or porceline statuettes that my Grandma Loretta kept in a glass case.

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Hold me tight

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Cuban Rhythms for Dancing   Panart Records

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