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March, 2015

Selling the sizzle

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Spring cleaning!  Some 7″ records and picture sleeves for sale at The Incredibly Strange and Exotic Marketplace!  $10 each.  Write to matthew@lpcoverlover.com if you’re interested!

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Latin (with an Irish) Twist

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LP cover lover, Jeff Missinne and Jerold Kress, of the web site The Crown Records Story  provided us with this:  “Latin Twist”  Louis Martinellie and the Continentals  Crown Records.  Most interesting because the model here is 50’s pin-up queen and TV’s Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, Irish McCalla.  Hard to tell from the photo (looks a little like one of the Mary Tyler Moore covers), but below is a  behind-the-scenes photo of the Latin Twist cover session courtesy of Sean McIntyre (Irish McCalla’s son).

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Jerold Kress ID’d the two guys in the photo; left in suit w/cigarette is Joe Bihari of Crown Records; right in shirtsleeves is Joseph (or Josef) Tauber, photographer.  “Photo from the estate of Irish McCalla, and McCalla Enterprises, Inc.” (McCalla Enterprises, incidentally, was a company Irish and her sister started in the 70’s to merchandise prints and ceramic plates of Irish’s work as a painter and illustrator.  Her talent was as impressive as her beauty, and friends who met her said she was also one of the nicest folks around.)  Thanks Jeff, Jerold and Sean!

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Fraus in frocks

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“The Christian Walk of Life”  as sung by THE SUNSHINE GIRLS   (The cast of Girl Interrupted?!)

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Out of the broom closet

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“Sooty and Sweep”  featuring “Sooty at the Organ” and “Bedtime with Sooty and Sweep”  Assisted by Harry Corbett   Fontana Records (UK)  Anyone remember this?!  Looks like a British “Lambchop” or “Capt. Kangaroo” – type thing.

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Queen of the desert island disc

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PLAY OUR NEW “NAME THAT CHICK” CONTEST NOW.  JUST CLICK ON THE “CHICKS DIG RECORDS” PAGE LINK ON THE LEFT SIDE TO ENTER TO WIN!

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Contest # 22: Name that chick!

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ANSWER:  [Unknown], Nico, Amy Winehouse, Eartha Kitt, Annette Funicello, Kathleen Hiughes and Priscilla Presley

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Sheena was a punk rocker

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This is Irish McCalla, TV’s original “Sheena, Queen of the Jungle,” at home with her hi-fi.   Thanks to long-time LP cover lover, Jeff for sending this one in and writing, “I checked the whole category to make sure you didn’t already have it…tough job, huh?”  That’s a lot of cheesecake to get through Jeff!

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Heeere’s Johnny!

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Two for Johnny!  “Johnny’s Magic Harmonica”  and “Johnny On His Bicycle”

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Doin’ the shag

MDS00336“Gospel Classics”  The Singing Peirot Family  (DIY)

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Gaelic, my boots

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Irish Rebel Ballads  Maeve Mulvany  Rex Records (Holyoke, Mass)   “Maeve has sung of our heroes in almost every village in Ireland … when she sings her long black hair tosses violently making her look like a dark eyed, angry angel, and she sings with bitterness of her country’s struggle for freedom.”

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