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Tribal head

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Antill: “Corroboree” (Suite from Ballet) Sir Eugene Goosens Conducting The London Symphony Orchestra. Evererst Stereo.

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Satisfied and tickled too

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I love this guy.   So happy.   With his hookah pipe, round belly, turban and upturned moostache.   Sweet dreams Mustafa.

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African Suite

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Herbie Mann’s “African Suite” by Johnny Rae’s Afro Jaz Septet. United Artists (1959)

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Drum Shtick

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Kenya Records Presents Od Ogatu “The World’s Fastest Drummer”.   This is a beautiful, deep red, snake skin textured cover with gold embossed letters.   The songs include “Bongo Heat”, “Devil Dance”, “Virgin Rite” and “Wild Ecstasy.”   I think I found a site where you can here this: Click HERE.

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Nothing modest about him

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Fabulous Rhythms of Modesto. Great color on this one too.

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Banana split

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Another picture sleeve from Lp cover lover Ulf Gustafsson.   Photo by R. Carre.   On the Riviera label.

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If you love her, set her free

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China doll

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“Fais moi le couscous cheri”

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Bob Azzam picture sleeve on Festival from France.

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Jungle Fantastique!

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Bobby Montez “Jungle Fantastique!” on Jubilee (1958) The first and best of just five Latin jazz lps by West Coast vibist Montez. “African Fantasy,” “Jungle Sunset” and “Kon Tiki” are legendary jazz dance tracks.

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