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One track mind

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Col. Pickens “How to Win at the Racetrack”  Victory Records  Sid Stone (“famous TV pitchman”) narrates Pickens method for handicapping, finding the spot play, etc.  “The Secret is Out!”  This one’s dedicated to Tony’s mum who at 90 is still drinking martinis, hitting the track and picking winners.

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Games people play

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GRAND SLAM RECORDS “Learn Bridge at Home” with Robert Lee Johnson in 8 Easy Lessons  Based on the latest GOREN point count system.  (1958)  Blue Vinyl!

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Ch-check it out

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Koltanowski Teaches Chess  Vol. 1  “My Approach to the Game”   Concept Records (1960)

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Who are you calling a varmint?

“Secrets of Successful Varmint Calling”  by Johnny Stewart  From 1957 out of Waco, Texas

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Puppy love

“How To Housebreak Your Dog in Less Than One Week!”  Colette Melville   Listen to it here!

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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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How to rock in six easy steps

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J.P Teaches You To Rock!! (Columbia Records)

Step 1.   The overexcited greeting

Step 2.   A little air guitar

Step 3.   Laugh at a joke

Step 4.   Lay your cards on the table

Step 5.   “I’m totally broke!”

Step 6:   Always finish with Jazz Hands…

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Here’s one for the Phillies

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“Hear How To Play Better Baseball”   Listen to the fine points of America’s national game taught by Ralph Houk, Manager of the New York Yankees!   Carlton Records “Hear How” Series   (It’s game two of the World Series – 7th inning and the Yanks lead 3-1)

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Ted Danson and friends

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“Let’s Make Music”   A Child’s Introduction to Rhythm and Melody with Ann Callender and Margaret Harmsworth   Wonderland Records

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Learn to beat the rap

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“Law, You and NARCOTICS”     Walter E. Hurst   One of a series of do-it-yourself legal topics on Law-U Records.

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