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Hit men

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“You Be A Disc Jockey”   Cameo Records   “Commercials – Interviews – Jingles – Weather Report – Time Check – Script”     U B A DJ!   Learn how to put the record on!   Drop the needle!   Use the mic!

(And you’ll hear the truth behind the secret world of real-life, pay-to-play DJs!     Here’s your chance to make extra money, coke, gifts, tickets, and hookers from record promoters peddling their sides.)

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Family feud

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“Karate for the Family”   An instructional record for the family that wants to learn to defend itself … from each other.   (Strangely on the great Latin Boogaloo label Cotique.)

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (58 votes, average: 3.79 out of 5)
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Raised on rock

Leo and Helen Dillon’s “Record School”

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The kids are alright

Frank Luther “Songs of Safety”, “Manners Can Be Fun”, “Health Can Be Fun”   Song-stories with orchestra and sound effects.   Vocalion Hi-Fi

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (42 votes, average: 3.62 out of 5)
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Yahoo! travel

Here’s one of a series of records “Cities At Night” that visits the red light districts, after hours clubs and pick-up joints of international cities including Hamburg, London, Tijuana, etc.   Collect them all.   “Your passport to the people and places of pleasure!”   Includes a track that promises to let you hear the sounds of “being hustled by two Stockhom Prostitutes posing as models!”   “It’s all here, ready willing and yours for the taking”

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (88 votes, average: 3.80 out of 5)
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Johnny bee good

“Teaching Johnny How to Become a Better Reader and S-P-E-L-L-E-R”

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Promises, promises

“Social Security.   Something you can depend on now.”   NOT.

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But who’s counting

“The Count Counts”   Sesame Street!   Blah!

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The wizard of osmosis

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“Learn While You Sleep”   Sleep Teaching:   A 20th Century Marvel.   Release the power of your subconscious mind.

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Elementary

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“Adventures in Music” RCA Victor. A box of three classical music 45’s produced to introduce second graders to the wonders of music. Every school used to have these boxey record players in classrooms and the library too. And just look at the fun that they’re having. Circa 1960.

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (23 votes, average: 2.87 out of 5)
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