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Tango and Castro

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Attilio and His Tangos Orchestra  “Dracula Tango”  Vogue Records  (France)  Bernard Monie illustration (1974)

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You Go To My Head

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DRUNKS “Hilarious off-guard encounters with inebriates”!  Collected by Sheldon Allman.  Del-Fi Records.  Actual man-in-the-street type recordings of drinkers gone too far.  Sheldon is the guy behind a couple of LP Cover Lover hall of famers – the outer space classic “Folk Songs For The 21st Century” and the 1961 monster spoof record “Sing Along With Drac” (also on Del-Fi).

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… for a covid and rainy day

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“Save Up Your Pennies”  b/w  “Daydreaming Danny”  Mel Blanc  Capitol Records “Learning is Fun” Series

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Take the A Train

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“A Visit to Jazzland”  A sweet 10″ compilation of swing jazz from Philips Records (Holland).   Jimmy Lunceford, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, Bunk Johnson, Bix Beiderbecke, etc.

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Twistin’ ‘Round the World

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“Ritmos en Orbita” Music Hall Records (Argentina) A killer compilation of Latin American Rock and Roll and Twist tracks by Los Crazy Boys, Los Dukes, The New Boys and others!

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She Came in Through the Bathroom Window

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Franco Trincale  “Terroni e Polentoni a Montecatini”  Fonola Records (Italy).  This has something to do with Southern Italians (Terroni) and Northern Italians (called Polentoni because they eat Polenta up there?) at a spa in Tuscany but obviously there’s a lot more going on here!

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Beware repeated listening!

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Mother Goose Jamboree Kiddy Go (Crazy) Records

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Felonious Monk

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Scenes From an Italian Restaurant

IMG_8648Giorgio Gaber “Trani A Go-Go”.Ricordi Records (Italy)

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Before “Social Distancing” we had social dancing

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Danzones  Marimba Lira de Chiapas de los Hnos. Meda U.  Guitarra Records (Mexico).  I don’t know the name of the cover artist though it’s a very familiar style that I see on many other latin records.  Can anyone help?

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