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Heaven and Hell

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The devil’s in de tail

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Another nice illustration by French artist Sine.   Mario Bua et son Orchestre. “Cha Cha Chacrileges”

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The road to hell

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“Hades Highway” Len Barow   (Notice the little “Hades Highway Line” sign in the upper left corner)

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Rhythm Killers

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Rhythm Killers   Fermata Records

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The devil wears red pj’s

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Los 3 Pelos de Oro del Diablo y El Rey Pico de Tordo   Harmony Records

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Hot little mama

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Sound-O-Rama Presents The Windy City Four   “Don’t Let the Devil Ride”   This is a very rare soul-gospel lp that goes for hundreds of dollars when it seldomly comes on the market.   For me the value is in the cover – I’m a sucker for a hot girl in a devil costume.

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Truth or consequences

“It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie”   Bell Records.

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Heavenly horns

Cool Gabriels Groove Records   (1956)   Andy Warhol illustration and design.

This rare and longtime hard-to-find album was conceived to show how enjoyable cool trumpets can sound. Featured “Cool Gabriels” are Conte Candoli, Nick Travis, Don Stratton, Bernie Glow, Phil Sunkel, Al de Risi and Dick Sherman.   With a rhythm section of Elliot Lawrence (p), Burgher Jones (b), Sol Gubin (d)

The tune contained in this album were selected specifically to give each “Gabriel” a chance to show his stuff and also to demonstrate the various moods that could be brilliantly exemplified with a trumpet ensemble. The fun that the musicians had making these recordings is apparent on every selection.

Elevation (Mulligan-Lawrence) 2:54 / Five O’Clock Shadow (Lawrence-Reichner) 3:56 / Happy Hooligan (Mulligan) 2:54 / Spooky (Cohn) 2:54 / Each Other’s Arms (Lawrence-Reichner-Glenn) 3:59 / The Swingin’ Scot 1 & 2 (Lawrence) 3:10 / Nick (Benson Brooks) 2:59 / Cupcake (Cohn) 2:59 / Mostly Latin (Lawrence) 2:21 / Love is Just Arround the Corner (Lawrence) 2:49 / Something Blue (Selden) 3:59

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The Devil’s Hand

The Theme from “The Devil’s Hand” Original Soundtrack on Chess Records.   (1962)

A beside-the-point Batman connection:   Neil Hamilton (the ironic police commissioner in the BATMAN TV show) is highly amusing here as Mr. Lamont, a bloodthirsty devil figure extraordinaire. He runs a creepy doll shop during the day, but holds satanic blood rituals in the back room at night!

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Souled out

Gene Martin “My Soul Magnifies the Lord”   An A.A. Allen production on his evangelical Miracle Records label.   On red vinyl.

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Devil dog

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I love crazy classical music covers.   Like a desperate attempt to market “serious” music with jackets that might appeal to a larger audience of regular, simple folks.   For example, here’s some guy in a devil costume with a hot dog on a record of overtures by Offenbach, Rossini and others.   Thanks ABC Westminster.

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