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What is succes?

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Succes-Musette  Symco Records (France)  Musical stylings of one Luc Harvet son Accordeon et son Ensemble.  Kind of a beatnik vibe here.  I dig her red garter and checkered scarf and bangs!  Lucky Luc.

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I like New York in June

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Dennis Lotis sings “How About You?”  Nixa Records (England)  I never heard of this guy before but thought it was a cool cover.  Seems he had a long successful career on the other side of the pond as a concert performer, recording star and in films.  Listening to a few cuts here, I can’t say I’d put him on before a dozen other more famous crooners.

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Virginia Slims down

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Marie Jose  Festival Records (France)

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Sinner man

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“Cigarettes and Whiskey”   Jean Roderes.  Festival Records (Belgium)

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After one too many drinks!

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Tony pulled this one out from right under my nose at the last WFMU record fair.   What a find!  Wins for most category tags.  Creepy and wonderful.  Best Canadian cover I’ve ever seen.  “Pour Tout Le Monde”  Les Ventrillaires  Montagnard Records   This is a Canadian comedy label that put out lots of “adult” comedy records – like our Dooto or Adam and FAX labels in the states.

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Pick your poison

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Adriano Celentano  “L’unica Chance”  Clan Records

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Chain smoker

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Burning love

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Two Cigarettes in the Dark   The M-G-M Strings conducted Leroy Holmes   M-G-M Records

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Tumbling dice

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The Mike Sammes Singers  “Taking A Chance On Love”  Fontana Records (UK)

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“Ceci n’est pas une pipe”

K.C. Douglas  “The Country Boy”  Arhoolie Records  (1974)

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