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October, 2013

Hat trick

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Dante Santoro  “Flauta Magica”  Sinter Records (Argentina)

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Off the chart

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Dave Brubeck Trio  Fantasy Records   Dave Brubeck – Piano; Ron Crotty – Bass ; Cal Tjader – Drums & Vibes   Another great Arnold Roth illustration.  One of a handful of Brubeck covers done by AR for Fantasy.

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Jesus presents …

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The Singing Evangels  “The Eternal Journey”

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Raw talent

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Cuerdas de Oro del Caribe (“Golden Strings of the Caribbean”)  Nieves Quintero

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Ultimate spinach

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Popeye  King Features (1964)  Song and story “Skin Diver” (my favorite) b/w “Fleas a Crowd”  $.49 only!   (Hey, wait a minute.  Popeye is smoking his pipe with his nose?  Eh, what do kids know anyway.)

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Girls with pearls #12

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Ritmo Alegre  Cantan Los Bohemios  Tequendama Records

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Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up

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A good egg

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Humpty Dumpty’s Album for Little Children  Bud Collyer  RCA Records (1958)  Bud Collyer supplied the voices of both Superman and his alter ego Clark Kent. A highlight of every Superman episode was the moment when Clark Kent transformed into Superman, an effect which Collyer conveyed by shifting voices while speaking the immortal phrase “This looks like a job for Superman!”. (Collyer’s voice deepened by an octave while making the transition from one identity to the other.)  Collyer went on to host Beat the Clock, and in 1956, became the host of To Tell the Truth on CBS.

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Grazin’ in the grass

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The Bachelors  “Bachelors’ Girls”  Decca Records (Australia)  A couple of notes of interest.  I believe that Jimmy Page plays on this and one of the “girls” on the cover is “Miss Lovey Kravezit”, Dean Martin’s secretary in “The Silencers”.

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I dream of Gigi

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“Music For That Wild Party”   Esquire Records (UK release of “Art Farmer Quintet” Prestige 7017) Art Farmer (t) Gigi Gryce (as) Duke Jordan (p) Addison Farmer (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 21, 1955   Cover art by Disley.

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