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Clowns and the Circus

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How’d a clown like that get a doll like that?

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“Invitame Bailar”  con el Conjunto Armonico Latino   Cisne Records (Mexico)

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Who’s the clown in the brass section?

“E O Pahaco O Que E’?”   (Brazilian)

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Send in the clowns

Tony is the undisputed king of the clown covers.   Here’s an amazing example – Brazilian popular clown Carequinha, in a flying saucer!   It’s great when categories cross-pollinate (where do you file this one?).

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Just shoot me

Martin Ljung   “KanonKungen”   on Knappupp Records (Sweden)

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Flora good time

A rare example of illustrator Jim Flora’s work on this Columbia Records 78RPM 10″ record album, “Come to the Circus”

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Today’s sports page headline?

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The Tiger Tamer Monitor Records (1958) The Georgian Radio Symphony Orchestra

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It’s Lamar tine!

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Another nice illustration of Lamartine on the same Copacabana label from Brazil

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Merry pranksters

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Jim Flora illustrates Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel/Death and Transfiguration RCA Victor (Red Seal) LM-1891 (1955)   NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini, conductor

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The Court of King Momo

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“You never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns, when they all did tricks for you”

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Everybody loves a clown

Carequinha sings “A Praca” and “Ye Ye Ye Baiano”

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