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December, 2014

No time for pity

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“Don’t Pity Me”  Chris Miskelly and Betty Baker

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Maid in France

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Frank Pourcel   “Chanson Mood”  Angel Records (Japan)

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Vinyl resting place

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Ouvindo  Sulino e Marrueiro  Chanticleer Records (Brazil)  Click on the cover to make it bigger.  Check out her cool mod 50’s turntable.

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Jo Sony’s play station

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“Monsieur” Jo Sony  CBS Records (France)  Just hanging out around the house with the dogs.  Enjoying a cigar between songs on the old squeeze box.

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Street Art

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Art Carney “Music for Men Working”  A Columbia Records EP  (1955) Sidekick and neighbor Ed Norton to Jackie Gleason’s Ralph Kramden on the Honeymooners.  Seen here popping out of a manhole cover and singing “Song of the Sewer”  (on the Honeymooner’s he worked in the sewers and called himself  “an unground sanitation expert”).  Carney died in 2002.  He won a Best Actor Academy Award for his performance in 1974’s “Harry and Tonto”.   Here he is teaching Ralph to dance the “Hucklebuck”!

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Oh Vickie, you’re so fine

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Vickie on Upper Room Records, “Too Much To Gain To Lose”  We’re flipping over Vickie here.  I think we’ll be seeing this reproduced across the webisphere.  An instant LP Cover Lover Hall of Famer.  Happy Holidays.

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Take 5

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Ritmos Bailables No. 5  Belter Records

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Bench press

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Bubi, Bubi  Max Stadlmayr und Sein Ensemble  Philips Records (Germany)  For Jennifer, my love!

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Tiger, tiger

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Eternal sex kitten Ann-Margret poses (with another cool cat) on this sweet Japanese single  that I just picked up!

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Spinderella

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Pat Parker sings “Boywatcher” and “Warm Glow”  Accompanied by The Way Mates.  On Skyland Records

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