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East Village Record Sale – This Sunday!

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NYC RECORD SALE THIS SUNDAY

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111 E. 12TH STREET.  BETWEEN 3RD AND 4TH AVES.  10AM – 6PM  THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND!

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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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Ice Ice Baby!

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Martin Böttcher  … Weils Freude Macht!   “Langnese Romantic Places” / “Greensleeves”  Released by Langnese Eiskrem  (Germany)  Flexi Disc  (1965)

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Let’s make a record!

Denon Makes a Happy Family  (Singapore)  This promotional 45 from Denon came with an entry form for a contest to find the best home Karaoke recording!

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No more ripping pages from phone books

Our friends at the rad record site The Vinyl District have developed this awesome app to help record hounds sniff out record stores whereever we go!  Check it out here:  RECORD STORE LOCATOR

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Hollywood slingin’

“Philco Thinks of You First….In Hollywood”   One of a series of promotional records released by Columbia Records Special Products for the consumer electronics manufacturer Philco (a division of Ford) each spotlighting one of their stereo and TV consoles coupled with a groovy cover girl (this one curled up in a mod, fur sling chair).  Contains cheesy-listening tunes from movies of the day like “Funny Girl” by Barbra Streisand, “Exodus” by Percy Faith and “Days of Wine and Roses” by Ray Conniff Singers.

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“The Finest Name on Record”

Columbia Records sleeve for 78 R-P-M records (ca. 1953)  This drawing was used by The Clash for the cover art of their London Calling single:

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Feel the burn

Personal Power through Creative Selling   Elmer G. Letterman, World’s Best-known Insurance Salesman     Released by the Success Motivation Institute!   But holy shit!   That’s an atomic bomb!   I don’t think any insurance policy will cover that.

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Record Sale – Sat. April 30th!

We’ll be selling boxes and boxes of LP COVER LOVER records tomorrow SATURDAY, APRIL 30TH at the world famous Billy’s Antiques on Houston Street (just off Bowery) in New York City’s Lower East Side.

Come on down between 1PM and 6PM and say hi to me and Tony and pick up some great records (and covers!) for cheap.

Tiffany and Courtney, above, both scored at the last sale.

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