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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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Sticky fingers

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“Cha Cha Cha” Orquesta America Vol. 1  Panart Records (Cuba)

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Party gams

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“Party Songs”  Norm Dombrowski and the Happy Notes  Gold Records “If I had my way, I would _____  all day!”

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Purple vibes

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“La Melodia Viajea”  Una Fantasia Musicall en Papel.  “Gran Concurso de Recordables”  Philips Records was one of the greatest all-time labels for music and graphics.  This EP is from Spain.  Cover art by J. Briones (with a clear tip of the hat to Jim Flora!)

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