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December, 2010

Jazz licks for Spotnicks

The Impertinent SPOTNICKS in Jazzland   SweDisc EP   (Sweden)   Courtesy of Lp cover lover, ULF

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Smooth operator

Jonah Jones   “I Dig Chicks!” Capitol Records     This one is in the Hall of Fame.   I’ve had this record since I was a kid.     I would sit on the floor listening with the cover on my lap dreaming of getting a job as a construction crane operator some day.   Incidentally, this album won the Grammy for best Jazz Group Performance of 1958.   (Seems hard to believe considering the amazing jazz that was being recorded that year by Miles, Monk, Mingus, etc., etc.!)

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Orange crush

“Dance, Oh Pretty Woman”   The Hipster Singers   Gala Des Varietes Records   (France)     A great exploito pop comp from mid-sixties France.     The cigs and plastic on the floor, the sleeping pup, the bare stocking feet …

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Swede emotion

Modern Sounds:   Sweden   Lars Gullin Quartet and Quintet   Contemporary Records   (Available now on eBay from Otis Records)

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Leatherette

“I’d Rather Fight Than Swish”   Camp Records

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The urge to merge

The Mating Urge   Original Soundtrack composed and conducted by Stanley Wilson (1959)

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In space no one can hear you ho-ho-ho!

Space Age Santa Claus by Ross Christman with Patty Marie Joy and the Hal Bradley Orchestra   Delhi Records

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Hans down

“Hans en Grietje” – a 7″ record and book from Amsterdam.   This is the flexi disc cover.   The 10-page book has a spindle hole though every page.   Sweet old school fairy tale illustration.

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Where there’s smoke

“The Story of Fire”   AGOO – The Hunter     A Listen and Learn Record       (1964)   Tells the history and story of man’s first use of fire and teaches the child the safety rules to prevent fire, and not to play with matches, etc.

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Take me to the pilot

“JET SCRAMBLE”   Sounds of an Air Defence Command Mission   (from General Electric)   “Dedicated to America’s Defense”   Recorded by Emory Cook (The Cook label produced many sound effect and documentary records)

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