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August, 2010

Brother from another mother*&^#@!

Low Down and Dirty Richard & Willie     Dooto Records [1967]   Ventriloquist Richard Sandfield and his pal Willie.

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Stir it up

“Revista Musical NESCAFE” Vol. 1

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Hang it up

LP COVER LOVER loves this frame made for displaying and hanging your favorite cover art.   I recently got this easy-to-use, affordable and stylish art frame from a company called Rock on Wall Record Frames out of France.   Check it out.   I used mine for The Hanleys   “A Privilege, Lord” on Zion Records.

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I won’t dance

Una Noche en Buenos Aires   Columbia Records ARGENTINA

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The Tammi show

Tammi Terrell   “Irresistible”   Motown Records (1969)   “Irresistible” is a collection of Tammi’s solo releases including “I Cried,” “I Can’t Believe You Love Me” and “Come On And See Me.” “All I Do” which is my favorite Tammi Terrell solo recording, wasn’t released until 2002 in the UK (in the compilation A Cellarful of Motown!).

The song was written for her in 1966 by a sixteen year-old Stevie Wonder (with Clarence Paul and Morris Broadnax), and was recorded that year by Tammi and also by Brenda Holloway (also not released until 2005).   Stevie Wonder finally released his own version on the 1980 album “Hotter Than July.”   (Michael Jackson, Eddie Levert and Walter Williams of the O’Jays, Charie and Ronnie Wilson of The Gap Band and Betty Wright all provided background vocals!)

Tammi began her singing career in 1960.   In 1967, she met Marvin Gaye.   Their eternally beautiful and romantic duets include “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, “Your Precious Love”, “You’re All I Need To Get By”, “If I Could Build My Whole World Around You”, “If This World Were Mine” and “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” !

In late 1967, she collapsed on stage with Marvin and was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.   After eight surgeries failed to save her, Tammi passed away in March of 1970, causing Marvin Gaye to sequester himself from the studio until he returned with “What’s Goin’ On” in 1971.   Worse yet, her illness and death at just 24 years-old prevented her from realizing her potential as a solo artist.   “All I Do” is nice way to remember her.

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Betty or Veronica?

An audio comic book/musical from Archie Comics on Tifton Records with book, music and lyrics by Bean Clayton and Raol Alland   “Idol-ness in Riverdale” (no date on the record – early 70’s?)   The Archie look that I grew up with in the sixties and seventies was the work of pin-up and glamour girl illustrator Dan DeCarlo whose previous cartoons were most seen in the “adult” men’s digests of the Forties and Fifties (with titles like “Humorama”, “Gee-whiz”, “Eyeful of Fun” and “Romp” to name a few).     He toned down his sexy drawings to make the Riverdale teens suitable for young readers, but I’m sure that Betty and Veronica couldn’t help but spark many tween libidos – and Josie and the Pussycats – forget about it.

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Mod man out

Dick a la “Mod”   (Click for more Dick)

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Specs appeal

Vedettes A GoGo

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A classic breakfast

What were they thinking?     The “Best of Brahms”   Westminster Gold Records     Classical music for those on a budget or … Brahms for the poor (?)

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Ears in heaven

“By Grace We Sing”   The Grace Quartet   Harbor Records

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