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Cherry baby

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This just in!  “Dream”  Don Bradley and his Orchestra  Variety Records (Brazil)

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A Capitol idea!

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I found the final piece to my puzzle this week!  Appropriately it was the December 1969 release with Santa on the cover – the final issued comp from Capitol records that year and the center image that tied the whole year of covers together.  And on the back cover “Merry Christmas from Capitol.”  These kind of promotional compilations showcasing individual tracks from the labels stable of recording artists was de rigueur for the day.  And many had cover themes that tied the year of monthly releases together, but this collection is the best (and only 12-month puzzle I know of).  I was at Groove Merchant on Haight Street in San Francisco a while ago and they have this complete puzzle nicely framed on the wall.

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Amor mio

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Hiroshi Watanabe “Latin Best 10”  Victor Records (Japan)

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Hot to trot

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Los Trotamundos (The Globetrotters!)   “A Ritmo de CUMBIA”  Musart Records (Columbia)

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Spanish fly girl

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Tesoro de Exitos (Treasure of Hits)  Volume 1  Spanoramic Records  The cover model is none other than Miss High Fidelity 1959!  Another girl on pillows with records on the ground.

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Rosalina come out tonight

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Rosalina Neri  Carisch Records (Italy)  Neri was an Italian actress who started in films in the late fifties and had a Marilyn Monroe thing going on.  She looks pretty hot and sultry on this picture sleeve.  Caught my attention.

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Killing me softly

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“Speak Low”  Tempo Records (UK)  A nice compilation of Tempo jazz recordings.  “More Mood Music in the Modern Manner, featuring Victor Feldman, Jimmy Deuchar, Tubby Hayes, Dizzy Reece, Don Rendell, Ronnie Scott, Allan Ganley, Derek Humble, Tony Crombie, etc.”

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Absolutely Fab

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Fabiana . Con las orquestas de Jose Sabre Marroquin y Jorge Ortega  Musart (Mexico)

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8 on the floor

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Pladetoppen Snurrer!   1959 pop compilation on Odeon Records (Denmark)

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Looking for spare change?

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King Records (Japan)

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