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Happy Mother’s Day

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Songs for Swinging Mothers  One of the High In-Fidelity Records  (1962)  A series of comical cover-only “greeting cards”  Just a cardboard disc inside with liner notes to help you make your own mixtape:  “Suggested titles, suitable for enclosure in this Album Cover, are as follows:  “The Things We Did Last Summer”, “What Can I Say After I Say ‘I’m Sorry”, ” Get Me to the Church on Time”, “This Could be the Start of Something Big”, “Careless Love”, “Don’t Blame Me”, “Thou Swell” … get it?!

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For a few dollars more

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I picked this up at the WFMU Record Fair last weekend – for only $4,000!   “Jazz Music for People Who Don’t Care About Money”  A wealth of great jazz by Bethlehem Records artists (who probably made pennies for all of their genius), Charlie Mingus, Howard McGhee, Conte Condoli, Sal Salvador, etc.

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Music to spank by

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“Jugando Con Cleta”  Penaranda y su Acordeon  Span(k)oramic Records  14 Bombas!

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Street Art

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Art Carney “Music for Men Working”  A Columbia Records EP  (1955) Sidekick and neighbor Ed Norton to Jackie Gleason’s Ralph Kramden on the Honeymooners.  Seen here popping out of a manhole cover and singing “Song of the Sewer”  (on the Honeymooner’s he worked in the sewers and called himself  “an unground sanitation expert”).  Carney died in 2002.  He won a Best Actor Academy Award for his performance in 1974’s “Harry and Tonto”.   Here he is teaching Ralph to dance the “Hucklebuck”!

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Relaxing and thankful on Thanksgiving

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“Music for Relaxing (Vol. 1)”  Enoch Light Orchestra  Belter Records (Spain)   A sweet take on the Woody Herman album cover of the same title that we’ve posted in the past.  There’s something about girl lounging on pillows with records on the floor.  A theme that we see repeatedly on covers from around the world.  A nice cheesecake illustration on this one (Signed by VALTZ)

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“And a one, and a two …”

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Bell Telephone Labs “Music From Mathematics”  (1960)  This is a piece of computer music history, with early examples of music generated by and performed on computers 50 years ago. Composers include Max Mathews, John Robinson Pierce, Newman Guttman, David Lewin, Lejaren Hilller, and S.D. Speeth. Booklet includes extensive notes, diagrams, photos, and score excerpts. NOTE: there is some overlap in content with the Decca records LP “Music from Mathematics,” (also posted here) but the two issues are not identical.

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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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Wax on

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“Music to Sell Bread By”  A promotional record from the Waxed Paper Merchandising Council!  A 5-minute radio show starring Eddy Howard and his Orchestra.  “Each theme closes with a hard-hitting sales message”

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We’ll be back next week!

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Green day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  “Music for Emerald Isle Leprechauns”  Recorded Live in Dublin’s swinging Irish Club by Brendan Hogan’s Ballinakill Ceili Band  Capitol Records

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