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Esme moves in to pick up the party

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“Balliamo con le Canzoni di Adamo”  Georges Jouvin, Yvette Horner, Oscar Saintal and others on this Pathe EMI Records compilation from France.

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Juke Box Saturday Night

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Desfile de Exitos  (“Hit Parade”)   Velvet Records (Cuba)

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When in Rome

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“Cavalcata di Motivi”  Barimar e L’allegra Brigata with Tony Martucci  RCA Records (Italy)  Great overhead shot of 1950’s record party – in Italy.

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Carr crashes

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Cookie Carr  Melodias Inolvidables N. 4  Belter Records (Spain) .

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Kissin’ and Twistin’

IMG_0108“Let Us Dance”  with Karel Vlach and his Orchestra Supraphon Records (Czech Republic)

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Ballet of the dolls

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“The Swingin’ Nutcracker”  Shorty Rogers  RCA Records (UK) (1960)  Alternate UK cover art.”

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Pressure drop

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Francis Blanche “A la Galerie”  Vogue Records (France)

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Staff worker

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Generic EP sleeve from RCA Victor (Brazil)

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Frenchette

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Zacharias and his magic violins  Polydor (France)  A jug of wine, a cigarette and a pile of records.

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Every picture tells a story

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“An Hour of Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes”  Uncle Mac “the storyteller”  Plymouth Records  Cool illustrations on this old children’s album cover (signed “Rado”)

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