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It’s Twizzle time

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“The Adventures of Twizzle”  Words by Roberta Leigh  Music by Leslie Clair  Orchestra by Barry Gray  RCA  Records  (UK)  Featuring Footso the cat (A Shaggs “Foot Foot” connection?)  Twizzle is actually a superhero (“able to make himself tall as a tree”) with unlimited powers.

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I spy a 45

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CBS Special Products (UK)  Specially created for Carr’s “Sports” biscuits (?)  “Themes from James Bond Films”

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Dese bones gonna rise again

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Little Gerhard  “Rockin’ Ghosts”  Karusell Records (Sweden) (1956)

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To the Batmobile Robin!!

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Batman/Secret Agent Man  The Clee-Shays  Union Records (Japan)

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Smoke gets in your eyes

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“Stop Smoking thru Self-Hypnosis”  Baron Von Brenner, Master Hypnotist  From the “Scientific Suggestion Institute”!

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Jazz royalty

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Ella and Louis Vol. 3  Karusell Records (Sweden) (1957)  Under a Blanket of Blue / Can’t We Be Friends // April in Paris

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Hands off my girl

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The latest addition to my growing collection of records in praise of MY Jennifer, Jenny, Jenn!  Here’s talk show host Mike Douglas singing “Here’s to My Jenny”  Epic Records (c. 1966).  This song is super sappy… but that’s what Jenny can do to a guy!

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Atomic cocktail

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“Witch Doctor”  Jacques Helian et son Orchestre Match Records  (France)  A crazy Rock n’ Roll record from 1958!  (See the comments for a listen).

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Top of “pops”!

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Louis “Pops” Armstrong on the French Odeon label.  Saint Louis blues / Mahogany Hall Stomp // After You’ve Gone / I Can’t Give You Anything But Love  (1954).  Louis was both pure joyful entertainment and the highest level of artistry.  For five decades he was an American ambassador around the world for the music he helped create.  In and out of style, he remained true to himself through the worst Jim Crow racism and blew down barriers with his genius.  Good to go back and listen still!

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A change is gonna come

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Flat Tire  The Del Vikings with Carl Stevens and his Orchestra  Mercury Records (France)

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