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Flip’n awesome

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A late career cover illustration from David Stone Martin (1981)  for the Flip Fhillips album “Flipenstein” on Progressive Records  The titles of the eight songs all have something to do with monsters of one sort or another.  Three standards — “Satin Takes a Holiday,” “Witchcraft” and “Ghost of a Chance” — are joined by five tunes written by Phillips; Vampire’s Dream,” “Dracula’s Dance,” “Ghoul of My Dreams,” “Hangman’s Noose” and “The Claw.”

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Lucky draw

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Lucky Thompson and Friends  “Kinfolks Corner”  Rivoli Records (1966)  WITH TOMMY FLANAGAN  FRANK ANDERSON  WALLY RICHARDSON

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Make mine a double

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Lester Young “The President”  Vogue Records  (France)  Pres with his famous pork pie hat and a drink in each hand.

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Slav to the rhythm

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Balkan Moods   Slavtone Records  A 3-disc,  78-rpm album of America’s finest tamburitza artists, know originally as the Crlenica Brothers Orchestra  The tamburitza is like a balalaika.

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Dr. Suze and Lewis Carroll

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Carl de Suze reading stories from the Walrus and Carpenter and Jabberwocky  Pathways of Sound Records

Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll

’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
      Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
      And the mome raths outgrabe.
“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
      The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
      The frumious Bandersnatch!”
He took his vorpal sword in hand;
      Long time the manxome foe he sought—
So rested he by the Tumtum tree
      And stood awhile in thought.
And, as in uffish thought he stood,
      The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
      And burbled as it came!
One, two! One, two! And through and through
      The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
      He went galumphing back.
“And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
      Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”
      He chortled in his joy.
’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
      Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
      And the mome raths outgrabe.
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“Ridin’ that train …”

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Puff ‘n Toot and other musical stories  Rocking Horse Orchestra & Chorus  Diplomat Records

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On the high C?

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Captain Snorter and the Incredible Christopher  Childcraft Records #28

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Off the chart

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Dave Brubeck Trio  Fantasy Records   Dave Brubeck – Piano; Ron Crotty – Bass ; Cal Tjader – Drums & Vibes   Another great Arnold Roth illustration.  One of a handful of Brubeck covers done by AR for Fantasy.

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I dream of Gigi

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“Music For That Wild Party”   Esquire Records (UK release of “Art Farmer Quintet” Prestige 7017) Art Farmer (t) Gigi Gryce (as) Duke Jordan (p) Addison Farmer (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 21, 1955   Cover art by Disley.

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Daddys home!

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Luz Bermejo  “Canciones Infantiles”  ECO Records  (Mexico)  I love the illustrations by this guy “D’Orsi on ECO covers!

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