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Brother, can you spare a dime?

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Juke-box Party No. 1  Philips Records (France)  This looks like a beautiful machine.  I know that here are those out there that can name the machine.  Anyone care to enlighten the rest of us.  Owning one is on my bucket list.  Better get going.

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Pixie cuts

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The Chet Baker Sextet  Music Records (Italy)  A Pacific Jazz Session from 1954 featuring Chet Baker (trumpet), Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone), Bud Shank (baritone saxophone), Russ Freeman (piano), Carson Smith (bass), Shelly Manne (drums).  Stella by Starlight, I’m Glad There is You, Tommyhawk and Dot’s Groovy.   I’m a fan of this EP cover design by Gian G. Greguoli.    Nicely captures the reflective, romantic mood of the music.

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An eyefull by the Eiffel

MDS00060Andre Popp!  Fontana Records (France)

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Boy’s in the hood

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Danny Boy et ses Penitents  Ripcordi Records (France) (1961)

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Green day

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“El Incredible HULK” / “La Masa”   By Sandro on Belter Records (Spain)

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Pick your poison

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Adriano Celentano  “L’unica Chance”  Clan Records

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Specs, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll

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I loved this song as a kid in 1967.  John Fred and His Playboys  “Judy in Disguise (with Glasses)”  This puke-green psycho-billy, titty shaker sleeve from Denmark is misleading as the song is a kind of bubblegum knock-off of  “Lucy in the Skies with Diamonds”.  The California Records label also a bit odd!

Judy in disguise, well that’s what you are
Lemonade pie with a brand new car.
Cantalope eyes come to me tonight
Judy in disguise with glasses.
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Bruno Mar … tino!

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Signed, sealed, delivered!

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The Letter  The Box Tops  EMI/Stateside Records (Australia)  (1967)  Nice cover art for this huge #1 song sung by 16 year-old Alex Chilton.  Love that opening drumbeat and classic first line “Give me a ticket for an Aero-plane”!  It’s been covered many times.  I’m most fond of Al Green’s early recording.

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That’s Mr. Cannibal to you!

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Andy Fisher  “Mister Cannibal” b/w “Computer Nr. 9″  Vogue Records (France)

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