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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.
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!
Lemonade pie with a brand new car.
Cantalope eyes come to me tonight
Judy in disguise with glasses.
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.