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BAM! ……………….. BAM!

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“Cartoons in Stereo”  Comedy Strips with Sound Effects!  Audio Fidelity Records   Cover Drawing by Ted Schaap.  Effects by Bob Prescott.  Voice by Cy Harrice.

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Creepin’ ‘n’ peepin’

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“La Hora de la Salsa”  Radiodifusora Venezuela  Fania Records  Wow!  Peep this cool cover from Venezuela with cuts by Ralph Robles, Louie Ramirez, Pacheco and Ray Barretto among other latin stars!

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Ex-squeeze me!?

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Thanks to LP cover lover, Rob Keith, who we met at the WFMU Record Fair.  A collector of music from the North of Brazil, Rob sent us this nice one with this note:  Zezinho is a forró accordion player from the northeast of Brazil. His group was called “The Rat Pack of Forró.” Song titles include “Sweaty Women” and “Beautiful Balloons.” Forró is well known for double entendre wordplay, so the songs are probably what you would assume they are about… or not, depending on which way you decide to interpret them. The album is surprisingly good and well produced, recorded on 16 tracks in Rio.

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Heeere’s Johnny!

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Two for Johnny!  “Johnny’s Magic Harmonica”  and “Johnny On His Bicycle”

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Mr. Big Stuff

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“Las SuperFavoritas del Gigante”  Zafiro Records  DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN CLICK ON ANY LPCOVERLOVER POST TO MAKE IT … BIGGER!?

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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

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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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