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Staff worker

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Generic EP sleeve from RCA Victor (Brazil)

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Caption Contest #33

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“More Trumpet Treasures”  Hymie Baleson  Gallotone Records (South Africa)  There’s a lot going on here!  Looking for a caption please!  (Winner gets any record currently listed by lpcoverlover on eBay!)

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Mister Fantasy

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Music To Read JAMES BOND By  United Artists (UK)  A compilation of hip, spy movie music by the likes of John Barry, Neil (sic) Hefti, Billy May, Al Caiola, Perez Prado, Riz Ortalani.   Cool instrumentals for those wanting to get into James Bond’s shoes for the night.  Songs to set the mood include: “The Coolest Pad”; “Love Goddess”; “Pin Up Girls”;  “Johnny Cool”; “Goldfinger”; “Scene of the Crime”; etc., etc.  Bachelor Pad meets How to Pick Up Girls with a literary premise.  There are many, many of these spy-themed and James Bond inspired LPs from the sixties and seventies.  There are even two volumes from United Artists with the same title released in the US that have a different track listing.  This is a recent discovery and one of our favs!

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Comin’ home baby

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Waiting For You Emil Stern Felsted Records (UK)

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Bettie Page discovery

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Wow!  A new find here.  A very rare Bettie Page EP cover from Mexico.  Kiko y Beto “Censura C” on Philips (1966) .

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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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