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Your cash ain’t nothing but trash

“Money is to Burn”   (Cookin’ the books?   Fiscal inferno?)

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Strange times

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Conjunto Antonio Mafra   “7 e pico 8 e coisa 9 e tal”   Orfeu Records

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The day after Christmas

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Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty /Prokofieff: Peter and the Wolf   Acorn Records (A budget label that produced some memorable covers including one with Bettie Page)

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Wanted man

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“Sing It Again, Sam!”   The inimitable song stylings of Sam Sacks   Arliss Records   For those unfamiliar with the wonder of WFMU’s Beware of the Blog let this be a welcome introduction.   Go to BOTB and listen to Sam’s fantastically awful mauling of standards.   A private recording on par with the best of the worst from Mrs. Miller, Lucia Pamela and Florence Foster Jenkins.   I gotta find a copy!

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Hand jive turkeys

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“Today’s Top Hits” by the HOMESTEAD (?) on Homestead Records (of course) 1979   Featuring bad recreations of chart toppers of the day, like Randy Newman’s “Short People,” one of the greatest politically incorrect songs of all time.

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Big fish

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“Wailin’ with Winnie”   Winnie Gould with Larry Fontine and his Orchestra Bel Canto Records

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“MOM! Please! I’m rehearsing down here!!”

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Emil Nargi IS Elvis   “It’s Now or Never”   There are so many records by Elvis impersonators you can’t imagine.   Each one stranger than the last.   Emil looks like he could be one of the little dolls or porceline statuettes that my Grandma Loretta kept in a glass case.

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Its a gas! gas! gas!

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“Music for Cooking with Gas” featuring the Harry Fields Quintet

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I’m in you

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“What do you know about DEMON POSSESSION?”   POSSESSED – by GOD or demons?   On POWER Records

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Look in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…

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Jesus and Superman!!   Reverend Danny Nance.

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