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Fine and mellow

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“Easy Does It”  Epic Records EP  Lester Young with Count Basie and his Orchestra  Illustration by Birger Roos . (1955)

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Men with horns

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“Riff Medley”  Conrad Gozzo and his Swing Wing  RCA Victor Records

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Cool Jolly

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Pete Jolly and His Trio  (w/Buddy Clark, Bass and Art Mardigan, Drums) RCA Victor Records (1955)  I picked up a bunch of nice jazz 45s with fun sleeves recently.  This has a nice 50’s beatnik quality to it and that cool line drawing style that David Stone Martin and Jim Flora made famous.  This one done by Romano Ross.

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It’s Twizzle time

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“The Adventures of Twizzle”  Words by Roberta Leigh  Music by Leslie Clair  Orchestra by Barry Gray  RCA  Records  (UK)  Featuring Footso the cat (A Shaggs “Foot Foot” connection?)  Twizzle is actually a superhero (“able to make himself tall as a tree”) with unlimited powers.

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Badly drawn boy and girl

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“Noviembre 32”  Son-Art Records (Mexico)  A comp from 1969 including covers of “ob la di, ob la da” and “I say a little prayer”, etc.  Cool sketchy marker illustration.

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Major Tom Dooley

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Amazing!  Spaceway Ballads “Folk Songs of the Rocketmen (Circa 2075 AD)  On Ficker Records (out of Old Greenwich, Connecticut!)

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Me at work

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Pedago Scolavox  (France)

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Welcome to the working week

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Tempo Records sooths (sic) you with “Music For The Tired Businessman”   “How GOOD can modern Music Be?”  Really smooth vocals by Francis Farwell with the Edward Kay Ensemble (1952)

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Sinner man

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“Cigarettes and Whiskey”   Jean Roderes.  Festival Records (Belgium)

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Sea gals

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Muchachas Guairenas  Berthica Medina y conjunto  RCA Records (Venezuela)

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