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Collage Daze

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“Advance Promotion” by Pato C.  Rowt Records (Uraquay).  According to Discogs, Pato C was an Argentine DJ, pioneer in Argentina in the edition of mixed discs and musical selector of rock & roll, funk, Latin and electronic music through his own label and other distributors in the 1970s to early 1990s.  So this is a vinyl mixtape with some cool soul and funk cuts.  We love the artsy, primitive collage cover!

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Footloose and fancy free

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“MUSIC FOR PLAYBOYS”  A nice copulation of jazz tunes like “Sport Car Races”, “Take the A Train”, “Dancing on the Ceiling”, “Latin Heat”, “Day Break” and other suggestive titles for … playboys!  This is from Brazil on the Chaindis Records label.  A little something here for foot fetishists too.  So make a martini, fire up the hi-fi and invite a friend over.

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For the articles

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“L’amour” b/w “Miguel e Isabel”  Luis Aguile  Tiffany Records (France).  (Whoever can tell me the year and month of this issue of Playboy wins!)

Sharon Tate on the cover.  March 1967.

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Tiger Beat

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“Que Me Coma El Tigre”  Beat Combo  Philips Records (Chile)   Illustration by an E. Julia but looks like it’s right out of an old Playboy.

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Preachin’ and teachin’

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Win with Irwin  Professor Irwin Corey (“The World’s Foremost Authority”) Campaigns at the Playboy Club  Atlantic Records (1960)  NYT Obit

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Groove me

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“Music for Play Boys”  Volume 5   Richard “Groove” Holmes  Prestige Records (Japan)

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A Lover’s Concerto

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Here’s a cool one on the Roulette label from Japan!  “To Play-Boys” or as it says in English on the back cover “Music for Playboys.”   There are many records from the 50’s, 60’s and even the 1970’s with that same inviting title.  This one is vintage mid-sixties and a new find for me.  The cover model is Italian actress Lisa Gastoni.    Wikipedia says: “The turning point in her film career was her role in Grazie, zia by Salvatore Samperi. (Ed., note: This may be a shot from that film.  Maybe some sleuth out there can tell me).  This would set the tone for the roles she would play for the next decade; bourgeois women who were seductive yet sexually frustrated, cruel and arrogant yet sad and sympathetic, manipulating the people around them to try and fill the emptiness in their own lives.  The music on this is by Sam Marowitz and Sonny Lester, I’m told, (I can’t read the liner notes), but the titles in English suggest, typical bachelor pad glory — “Moon Nocturne,” “Chivas Regal,” “Sounds in the Night” and “A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody”.

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Smash mouth

“Party for Playboys”   The Smash International Orchestra  (1969)  PLAY Records (Italy)

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A hunk of burnin’ love

“The Love Affairs of Don Juan”   Premier Records   (Vol. ii)

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How to catch a rabbit

“Laugh Along With The Kirby Stone Four at the Playboy Club – In Person”   Columbia Records

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