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March, 2012

Legends of Hip Hop #6

“Peter Cottontail with many other children’s tales and songs”  The Tiny Town Orchestra  Moppet Records

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Easter promises

“Peter Cottontail”  Wonder Records

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Bunny wailer

“That Old Sax Magic”  Lew Quadling & the Sentimental Reeds  Capitol Records

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Can I get a life line?

Carnegie Pops   Columbia Masterworks EP

LP cover lover Tim Robbins writes us:  I wonder if you might happen to know anything about the artist that did this cover art. Or maybe steer me in the right direction?

You got me Tim, but It does say “monogram” on the cover where you’d expect to see the cover graphics credit.  Perhaps that was an illustration house or agency then?  Let’s phone a friend – Anybody out there know?

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Hip hugger

“C’mon … Get Happy!”  Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra  Capitol Records

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The baddest band in the land

Here are five classic, must-have, Isley Brothers albums from the 1970’s.   (From the top) Harvest for the World (1976 ) Including “Harvest for the World,” “People of Today,” and “Who Loves You Better” (and that’s just Side One);  3+3  (1973 ) Including “That Lady Parts 1 and 2,” “What It Comes Down To,” “You Walk Your Way” and “Summer Breeze”The Heat Is On (1975) Including “Fight the Power Parts 1 and 2,” and “For the Love of You Parts 1 and 2”Showdown (1978 ) Including “Take Me to the Next Phase Parts 1 and 2,” and “Groove With You” and Live It Up (1974) Including “Hello It’s Me,”, “Live It Up” and “Midnight Sky” on T-Neck Records/Epic.   The Isley Brothers:  Ernie, Ronald, Rudolph, O’Kelly and Marvin Isley with brother-in-law Chris Jasper produced one of the greatest soul sounds of all time — a distinctive blend of soul and funk and rock led by Ernie’s guitar and Ronald’s vocals.  These recordings can make you dance, break your heart or just thank god for their deep soulful emotion and joy.  And check out those outfits!

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Spring has sprung!

The Honeydreamers   “Brighten Up and Dance to Really Livin’ Music …  RKO Records

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When Irish eyes are smiling

An Irish Evening with Willie Brady  (Recorded in Ireland)   Avoca Records

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Green day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  “Music for Emerald Isle Leprechauns”  Recorded Live in Dublin’s swinging Irish Club by Brendan Hogan’s Ballinakill Ceili Band  Capitol Records

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Love thy neighbor

“Mi Vecino”  (“My Neighbor”)  Ivonne Moreira  Fadisa Records

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