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May, 2020

Bandstanders

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Rock-a-Hits  A compilation of 1950’s pop songs by Cadence Records stablemates The Everly Brothers, The Chordettes, Johnny Tillotson and Link Wray (“Rumble”).  This a one in a series that the label put out with great teen covers (e.g., “Rock-a-Ballads”).   The two on the cover here are Justine Carrelli and Bill Cook “two swinging young Philadelphians … well known all over America as two of the best dancers ever to hit Dick Clark’s famous American Bandstand.”

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Footloose and fancy free

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“MUSIC FOR PLAYBOYS”  A nice copulation of jazz tunes like “Sport Car Races”, “Take the A Train”, “Dancing on the Ceiling”, “Latin Heat”, “Day Break” and other suggestive titles for … playboys!  This is from Brazil on the Chaindis Records label.  A little something here for foot fetishists too.  So make a martini, fire up the hi-fi and invite a friend over.

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Gingham style

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Karin & Popcorn LSM Records (Norway) (1977).

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Bound for glory

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Gospel According to Nina Simone  Trip Gospel Records  (1973)…

A1 Anytime, Anywhere
A2 Sunday In Savannah
A3 You Can’t Hide
A4 Nobody’s Fault But Mine
A5 To Be Young, Gifted & Black
B1 Brown Baby
B2 Sinnerman

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Cool for Cats

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Michele Morgan “Sings for Kids” Festival Records (France)

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Razin’ Cain

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SATAN! We’re going to tear your Kingdom Down.  The Young Adult Choir of the First Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church, Baltimore, Maryland.

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Fossil record

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“Operatic Heroes and Villians”  Norman Treigle  Westminster Records

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Take the A Train

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“A Visit to Jazzland”  A sweet 10″ compilation of swing jazz from Philips Records (Holland).   Jimmy Lunceford, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, Bunk Johnson, Bix Beiderbecke, etc.

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Spanish spy

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Cassen “Jaime Bonet en el Banquillo” b/w “James”  IFI Records (Spain). 1967 Soundtrack

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Twistin’ ‘Round the World

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“Ritmos en Orbita” Music Hall Records (Argentina) A killer compilation of Latin American Rock and Roll and Twist tracks by Los Crazy Boys, Los Dukes, The New Boys and others!

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