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Man or mouse

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A “concept” album for:   Swingers, flingers and ring-a-ding-dingers.   Losers, choosers and credit card boozers.   Psychotics, neurotics and whacked out erotics.   Mismates, blind dates and turned on roomates.

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“Music for RAT FINK Lovers”   Jackie Kannon Rat Fink Records (1964) A new musical experience in social decadence.   Copyright by Cockamamie Enterprises     When to Play This Album:   When she says “Yes”   When she says “No   When your wife is out of town …

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Preach brother preach

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Babs Gonzales “Voila”   Hope Records

1. Le Continental
2. Me Spelled, M-E, Me
3. Them Jive New Yorkers
4. Lullaby of the Doomed
5. The Preacher
6. A Nite in Tunisia
7. Movin’ and Groovin’

Babs Gonzales (vcl), Johnny Griffin (ts), Charles Rouse (cl), Les Spann (fl), Ray Crawford (g), Horace Parlan (p), Peck Morrison (b), Roy Haynes (d), The Modern Sounds (vcl). Arrangements by Melba Liston. Recorded in NYC, July 16, 1958.

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Baby pin-up

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Ken Nordine and the Fred Katz Group. “My Baby” Dot Records (1959)   Ken Nordine is a voice-over and recording artist whose deep, resonant voice was featured in many commercials and movie trailers.  He attracted much wider attention when he recorded the aural vignettes on Word Jazz (Dot, 1957) and Son of Word Jazz (Dot, 1958).   His other albums in this vein feature Nordine’s narration over cool jazz by the Chico Hamilton jazz group, recording under the alias of Fred Katz, who was then the cellist with Hamilton’s quintet.

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Leave it to the prose

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“Cool Prose For Kats”   Ric Records

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That’s Frankenfeld, Franken FELD!

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“Horror Skop 63”   Von Peter Franken…feld   (Germany)

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That’s Pete Best on drums

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Pinky and Perky’s “Beat Party”   Columbia/EMI Records

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Feat of Clay

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Clay Tyson “Digs The Beatniks”   “Spick-boo, dad!   Winley Records   (Check out his zoot suit!)

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Papa Joe’s A Go-Go

“Live! At Papa Joe’s Northern A Go-Go”   The Starliners

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Father Goose

Max Bygraves “Nursery Rhymes For Grown-Ups.   Decca (Australia)   Forgive me these other title considerations from a list of classic nursery rhymes:

All  Around  the  Mulberry  Bush / Bum,  Bum,  Baily  O! / Dickery  Dickery  Dare / Diddle,  Diddle,  Dumpling / Hart He Loves  the  High  Wood / Here  We  Go Round the Mulberry  Bush / Hey  Diddle  Diddle /Hokey  Pokey / Hot  Cross  Buns / Humpty  Dumpty / I Had  a  Little  Nut  Tree / I  Love  Little  Pussy / Peter,  Peter,  Pumkin  Eater / Peter Piper / POP!  Goes  the  Weasel / Ride  a  Cock  Horse / There  Was  A  Crooked  Man / This  Little  Piggy Went To  Bed / Wee  Willie  Winkie or maybe Where  is  Thumbkin?

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Village voices

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“Beat Generation” Jazz Poetry. Folk Lyrics. John Brent, Len Chandler and Hugh Romney at the Gaslight, Greenwich Village. Musitron Records.

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