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April, 2013

Polka with strings

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Mellodies of Dick Kossins  Bel-Air Records  That’s Dick’s wife Marian Kossin’s pulling the strings on the cover.  Big band Polka from the Mellody Bar in Chicago.

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Cuttin’ a rug

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Danzones a su Gusto  Various orchestras  Musart Records (Mexico)  Cover illustration signed “Landa”

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Master Norman Bates

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Tony Perkins  FIRST ROMANCE / NO, NO, NO / SHE USED TO BE MY GIRL / THE PRETTIEST GIRL IN SCHOOL  RCA Records  (Germany)  (1957)

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Happy, ah, um, birthday Mingus

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Jimmy Knepper or  Willie Dennis (tb) John Handy (as, cl) Booker Ervin (ts) Curtis Porter (ts, as) Horace Parlan (p) Charles Mingus (b) Dannie Richmond (d) recorded NYC, May 5 & 12 1959   UK first pressing (1959) on Philips black labels of Columbia CS 8171

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Monsters of country

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Buck Owens and the Buckeroos  “It’s a Monster’s Holiday”  Capitol Records (1974)   A rare monster and country combination!   I love me some Buck Owens.

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A breadth of fresh hair

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Sacred Hymns by Benny and Nola   (Thanks to Adam in Berlin)

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Dusty’s grooves

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DUSTY  Springfield  Born today in 1939  (Died in 1999)   “Where Am I Going”  Philips Records (UK)  Dusty’s third LP from 1967.

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Waiting on a friend

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“My Friends Call Me Chuck!”   Chuck Mummert   (Thanks for sending in Matt)

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Happy Birthday Jani!

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TGIF

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Weekend in Musica!!  (Italy)

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