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March, 2010

Romeo’s tune

Une Soiree Au Cafe Montmartre Avec Romeo Perusse   (Thanks to Guy who writes, I noticed you have a Romeo Perusse album in the collection and I have one too. It was my grandfather’s album, despite him not speaking French. Haha.)

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Bikini wax

From Thailand.

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Color him genius

Al Green’s 2nd album, 1969’s “Green is Blues.”   His first on Hi Records and first time with co-writer/producer Willie Mitchell and the tight arrangements of Memphis’ renowned Hi Rhythm Section   Includes a mix of a originals and great covers done with “The Memphis Sound.” “Talk to Me”;   Smoky Robinson’s “My Girl”; the Box Tops’   “The Letter”; a funky James Brown-inspired “Get Back Baby”; the Beatles’ “Get Back”; and Gershwin’s “Summertime,”   done with a slow, mellow stream as opposed to Billy Stewart’s rat-a-tat version from a few years earlier.   This is a variation of the original cover, but a nice one that captures in the spotlight the glistening, clench-fisted soul of Green’s deep emotional delivery.   “A young man who is a red hot rhythm and blues singer with a difference that is gonna be greatly dug by all who tune an ear to the variegated tones and shades of this album”.   – Original liner notes, 1969.

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Flora good time

A rare example of illustrator Jim Flora’s work on this Columbia Records 78RPM 10″ record album, “Come to the Circus”

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Hammer time

Jack Hammer   “The Wiggle” / “Wiggling Fool”     Vogue EP France

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Did someone say … COCK FIGHT!!?

“Pelea de Gallos”   Canta Lola Beltran   Peerless Records (Mexico)

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Very rare

Kool and the Gang “Raw Hamburger”     From K to the G’s debut LP (1969)   Released stateside on the De-Lite label. (This Gemini released picture sleeve might be from Norway.)

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One, two, cha cha cha.

Vogue The Picture Record discs

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Janey’s got a gun

“Devil’s Gun”   C.J. & Co.   Disco club hit circa 1978.   Great Jane Fonda/Barbarella cover shot.   Atlantic Records.

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“Which way to Highway 1?”

“Mr. Eliminator”   Dick Dale and His Del-Tones   Capitol Records (1964)   The king of surf guitar!

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