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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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Bump and grind

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“Musica Del Palodemayo / Costa Atlantica de Nicaragua”   Performed by Grupo Gamma   Sonorama Records  (Costa Rica)    Listen HERE!

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Add Rock

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4 Disques pour savoir … la table de multipication   Magnard Records (France)

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Dance across the floor

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A beautiful cover from Brazil on Polydor Records.  Captures a fifties jitterbug thing but with a raw Latin American vibe.  “Dancando na Gafieira”  By Santana & Seu Regional Moderno

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