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October, 2011

Guitar pickup

Adriano Celentano   “Stai Lontana Da Me”   Ri-Fi Records (Milan)

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Hip hugger

“Tropico”  Jorge Ortega y su Orquesta  Another delicious Musart cover!

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Buzz cut

“Baby Sittin’ Boogie”  Buzz Clifford  Philips Records EP

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One foot in the grave

The Singing Steps  “Born To Die”

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Super Bad

“THE SUPER SUPER BLUES BAND”  Checker Records  HOWLIN WOLF!  MUDDY WATERS!  BO DIDDLEY!  A Mount Rushmore of Blues Legends!   In early 1967, Chess Records decided to shore up its fortunes by placing three of its aging stars in the studio to record together.  Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley and Little Walter played off each other on the session that would result in the Super Blues album which, in turn, would sell enough copies to keep the ball rolling and merit a second all-star session.

Later that year, Waters and Diddley were joined in the studio by the great Howlin’ Wolf who replaced the ailing Little Walter, for a similar blues jam session. With a top-notch band that included guitarists Hubert Sumlin and Buddy Guy (who also played bass), pianist Otis Spann, and drummer Clifton James, the trio of Chess legends laid down the songs that would become The Super Super Blues Band album.

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Hey Bartender!

Kim Cordell  “A Pub, A Pint and A Song”  Parlophone Reords (England)  (1966)  “Hey Bartender”

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Why are you?

“Why I Am An American”   Chuck Bisset tells.   Triumph Records

This record and many other covers seen here on LP Cover Lover will be for sale at the WFMU Record Fair on Saturday at Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 W. 18th Street, New York City.  Stop by and say hello!

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What time is it?

“Samba Time”  Egidio Bortoli and Latin American Rhythm  Spotlight Records (Australia)

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Again. Naturally.

David Whitfield  “Alone”  Decca Records (UK)  (1961) He was the first UK male vocalist to earn a gold disc; the first to have a hit placed in the Top Ten of the Billboard Hot 100; and the first artist from Britain to sell over one million copies of one disc in America!  Not bad if you have to be alone.

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I’ll have what they’re having!

“HAPPY MUSIC FOR HAPPY PEOPLE”  Bobby Roberts and his orchestra  (Shuffle Rhythms for Continuous Dancing)  Decca Records

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