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Crazy fingers

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Azarola  “Piano Loco”  Toreador Records

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Naughty by nature

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“Hombre Malo”  Serenata Records

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The Golden Rocket

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OLE REJSER TIL MANEN  TONO Records  (10″)  2 x 78RPM    Latest entry into the Hall of Fame.

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Joe Cocker’s Blues Band

Rag Goes Mad Front

Rag Goes Mad Rear

Here’s something really cool from LP cover lover, Anthony Hulme:  Hi Matthew,  This is reportedly the earliest recording by the late Joe Cocker.  Joe came from Sheffield, England and Sheffield University produced this EP of local bands in 1967 during University Rag Week in order to raise funds for local charities.  The tracks on the EP were recorded at ‘The Mojo’ a Sheffield nightclub founded by Pete Stringfellow.  (He of ‘Stringfellows’, London fame). The rest is history.

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Bench press

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Bubi, Bubi  Max Stadlmayr und Sein Ensemble  Philips Records (Germany)  For Jennifer, my love!

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Relaxing and thankful on Thanksgiving

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“Music for Relaxing (Vol. 1)”  Enoch Light Orchestra  Belter Records (Spain)   A sweet take on the Woody Herman album cover of the same title that we’ve posted in the past.  There’s something about girl lounging on pillows with records on the floor.  A theme that we see repeatedly on covers from around the world.  A nice cheesecake illustration on this one (Signed by VALTZ)

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Little Pepito

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“Little Pepito”  Digby Richards  Fontana Records (Portugal)  Hmmmm, looks a lot like Jerry to me!

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Fur square

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“Kool for Katz”  Dick Katz, Piano  PYE Records (UK)  Love the jazz cover art from across the pond.   This could also be a Squeeze picture sleeve!

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Horseplay

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Herb Pomeroy  “Jazz in a Stable Sounds From the Boston Scene”  Esquire (UK)  (1955)  Originally released in the U.S. on Transition Records.

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GNOM

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Polydor Records (Germany)

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