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45 Picture Sleeves

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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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RIP Lou

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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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Wax on

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“Music to Sell Bread By”  A promotional record from the Waxed Paper Merchandising Council!  A 5-minute radio show starring Eddy Howard and his Orchestra.  “Each theme closes with a hard-hitting sales message”

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Too much pork for just one Ford

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“Pinky and Perky’s Pals”  Columbia Records (England) (1962)

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Atomic dogs

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Sooty sings “My Friend and I” b/w “Super Sonic Sooty Spug”  EMI Records (England)  (1973)  Sleeve Illustration  Joe Tattersall   Okay, so Sooty was a BEAR, not a dog (thanks).  We’re open to a better headline here!

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