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August, 2013

Love me slender

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“Stay Slender” with MR. SLENDERIZER  “Exercise to delightful music”  Now there’s a novel idea!   For a “slimmer, trimmer, firmer you”  Thanks to Chris “Mr. Zing-erizer” at In Your Ear Records.

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Thank you Crumb!

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Too much pork for just one Ford

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“Pinky and Perky’s Pals”  Columbia Records (England) (1962)

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Atomic dogs

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Sooty sings “My Friend and I” b/w “Super Sonic Sooty Spug”  EMI Records (England)  (1973)  Sleeve Illustration  Joe Tattersall   Okay, so Sooty was a BEAR, not a dog (thanks).  We’re open to a better headline here!

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Eight miles high

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“On the Other Side”  The Byrants featuring HIS “gospel sax”!  Imperial Records

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It takes two to tango

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Emile Prud’homme et son Ensemble   “On Guinche chez Mimile”  Odeon Records (France)

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Guys och dolls

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Peter, sent us this Swedish 7″ from 1966.  “Barbie och Ken” b/w “Skipper”   Majbritt & Ronny  on SWES Records

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Glamping in the ’60s

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Surprise Partie Camping   RCA Victor Reocrds (France)

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A pool of talent

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The Dave Brubeck Quartet: Paul Desmond (alto saxophone) Dave Brubeck (piano) Ron Crotty (bass) Lloyd Davis (drums)   “The Trolley Song”  Fantasy Records (on Red Vinyl)  (1955)    What a fun, funny cover from photographer Bill Claxton.   I’m a big Paul Desmond fan.   (Not sure I need to see him shirtless though).  Read the liner notes  and listen here to the rehearsal takes of title track:

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Lothar and the hand people

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Andre Verchuren   “Les Doigts S’Amusent”   Festival Records  (France)

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