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Don’t move or I’ll shoot!

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Another from our favorite classical music label Westminster   “Best Known Overtures”

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Serial life

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The Official Adventures of Flash Gordon Starring Buster Crabbe   (Astonishing tales on the Planet Mongo!) Leo Records   Not to be confused with Flesh Gordon the X-rated, 1974 remake.

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What a croc!

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“See You Later Alligator”     This is another in the series of twelve in a series from Broadway FunTime Records.   Each has an illustration on the cover signed by “Stauffer” – don’t know him but love the drawings on each of these records.   Search for “funtime” to see others up so far.

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Santa Jr.

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“Santa Claus Jr.”   Johnny Brandon   Laurie Records

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Oh my God!! He’s taking the kids!

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“Santa’s Surprise”   Parts 1 AND 2!   With Vocals! and FULL Orchestra!   A Record Guild Kiddie Record   (Parents Commended – so you know that its safe and you can be sure that Santa won’t surprise the kid’s TOO much.)

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Just gimme some Moe

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The 3 Stooges “Sing Happy Yuletide Songs with the Music Wreckers” Golden Records (1960)   Larry, Moe and Curly-Joe Wreck the Halls!

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“That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown!”

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“A Charlie Brown Christmas”   Charles Schulz   (Charlie Brown Records)   The 1966 Emmy and Peapody Award-winning, Primetime CBS-TV special that became an annual holiday ritual for kids of all ages.   Repelled by the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas.

The soundtrack by jazz composer Vince Guaraldi has become as well-known as the story itself.   In particular, the instrumental “Linus and Lucy”   has come to be regarded as the signature musical theme of the Peanuts specials. Additionally “Christmas Time is Here” has become a popular Christmas tune. A soundtrack album for the special was released by Fantasy Records and remains a perennial best-seller. (While the soundtrack contains some music that does not appear in the TV special, it also fails to include two musical themes which appear in the special. Both of those missing themes are, however, available on another album by the Vince Guaraldi Trio entitled Charlie Brown’s Holiday Hits.)

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Playground in my mind

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“After School Favorites”   Mercury Childcraft Records     Note the Record Care sticker with some of the basics of maintenance and handling such as “DO NOT place on or near heated surfaces”; ” Fingermarks and dust damage the playing surfaces”; and “Use caution when transporting”.

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Baby pin-up

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Ken Nordine and the Fred Katz Group. “My Baby” Dot Records (1959)   Ken Nordine is a voice-over and recording artist whose deep, resonant voice was featured in many commercials and movie trailers.  He attracted much wider attention when he recorded the aural vignettes on Word Jazz (Dot, 1957) and Son of Word Jazz (Dot, 1958).   His other albums in this vein feature Nordine’s narration over cool jazz by the Chico Hamilton jazz group, recording under the alias of Fred Katz, who was then the cellist with Hamilton’s quintet.

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Kids are us

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El Festival de los Ninos   Calesita Records   This one’s for you Fred at Frederator Studios if you’re listening!

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