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“And a one, and a two …”

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Bell Telephone Labs “Music From Mathematics”  (1960)  This is a piece of computer music history, with early examples of music generated by and performed on computers 50 years ago. Composers include Max Mathews, John Robinson Pierce, Newman Guttman, David Lewin, Lejaren Hilller, and S.D. Speeth. Booklet includes extensive notes, diagrams, photos, and score excerpts. NOTE: there is some overlap in content with the Decca records LP “Music from Mathematics,” (also posted here) but the two issues are not identical.

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Go forth and multiply

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A cool little floppy disc set from France.  The illustration is signed Jean Effel.

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“And Jesus slayed the dinosaurs”

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Home schoolin’ — A Bible Stori-Record A complete bible lesson for family listening and church school teaching

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Crest fallin’

“Edna and the Toothbrush”  Continental Records  Vinylite!

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Let’s talk about sex

“Plain Talk Sex”  POWER and PLEASURE  with notations by doctors!  Produced by the American Marriage Councelors Agency.   Discussion includes:  “Sexual Stimulation,” “Harmful Mistakes to Avoid,” “Sex Control in the Male,” “The Wedding Night,” and “Increasing Your Sexual Appeal, Power and Pleasure”.  A must-have for adults who are married or contemplating marriage (or just getting laid).

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Cole turkey

HOW TO:  “Stop Smoking by Cole”  An exhilarating technique!  Check out the smoking skull!  Looks more like an exorcism.

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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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Songs of consequence

“Learning About Health and Safety”     UltraSound       This kind of takes the fun out of getting a record and listening.

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Where there’s smoke

“The Story of Fire”   AGOO – The Hunter     A Listen and Learn Record       (1964)   Tells the history and story of man’s first use of fire and teaches the child the safety rules to prevent fire, and not to play with matches, etc.

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Practice makes perfect

“My Lips Are For Blowing”   Svetlana Gruebbersolvik   (Mock cover courtesy of the creative minds at Twisted Vintage)

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