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Sandwaves

“Scrambler”   World Pacific Records   (1964)   The Sandells first LP (The same group that scored the movie “Endless Summer”)

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Cat power

Here’s the soundtrack EP for Josephine Siao’s 1967 film The Golden Cat (飛賊金絲貓), another one of her sadly unavailable “Jane Bond” movies. (Pathe/EMI Records)   (China)     “Hear this at Soft Film and Explore the ephemeral past of Chinese entertainment from Hong Kong, the U.S.A., and around the world: vaudeville pioneers, flappers, aviatrices, burlesque dancers, hula hoopers, movie queens, sex bombs, jade girls, tomboys, pin-ups, sour beauties, girl jocks, swordswomen, and go-go girls.”

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Everybody must get stoned

Original Soundtrack   The Tziganes Gypsies   Music by The Motifs Folkloriques       AZ Records (1967)   (France)

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All the rage

“A Rage To Live”   Original Motion Picture Soundtrack with music by Nelson Riddle.   Theme by Ferrante & Teicher   United Artists Records   (1965)   Directed by Walter Grauman and starring Suzanne Pleshette as a woman whose passions wreak havoc on her life.   Based on the 1949 novel of the same name by John O’hara.

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Cliff Richard with strings

“Thunderbirds Are Go!”   Cliff Richard Sings “Shooting Star” with The Shadows   Columbia EMI Records (UK)   A 1966 film based on the popular British TV series featuring marionettes set in 2065 .

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The urge to merge

The Mating Urge   Original Soundtrack composed and conducted by Stanley Wilson (1959)

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Rita Hayworth’s burning bush

The soundtrack to the film “Fire Down Below”   Decca Records   (1957)   Rita Hayworth (on location in Tobago) with Jack Lemmon and Robert Mitchum directed by Robert Parrish.     The title song is sung by Jeri Southern.   Jack Lemmon composed and performed all of the harmonica themes in the movie and Robert Mitchum was so inspired by the Caribbean location that he recorded a – now classic – Calypso record.   (Check it out on LPCoverLover)

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Goldfinger

Shirley Bassey sings “Goldfinger” from the quintessential James Bond film of the same name from 1964.   Pictured is Sean Connery (the only real 007) with his trusty silencer.     This EP is from Mexico.

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Crouching tiger

Japanese animation soundtrack on King Records

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Elvis cover lover

Elvis covers Dylan: The soundtrack to “Spinout”   Elvis Presley’s 22nd movie.   RCA Records (1966)   Dylan once said that Presley’s cover of “Tomorrow Is A Long Time” was “the one recording I treasure the most.”   The song originally appeared on the album, Spinout. According to Ernst Jorgensen’s book, Elvis Presley: A Life In Music – The Complete Recording Sessions, it was recorded at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville, in late May, 1966.

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According to  Jorgensen’s’ book,    Presley got into  the song via  Charlie McCoy, who had previously  participated in the  Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde On Blonde sessions.   McCoy played the album Odetta Sings Dylan before an Elvis session, and Presley “had become taken with ‘Tomorrow Is A Long Time’.” Although it had been covered  by other artists, Dylan had not yet released a version.

Scotty Moore, Chip Young, and McCoy  grabbed their acoustic guitars, while Bob Moore played electric bass.    A tambourine was then added. “By take three, they had completed a gorgeous – and for Elvis, extraordinarily long – five-minute master.

“Elvis’ discography also includes covers of these Dylan songs ‘Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right’, ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ and ‘I Shall Be Released’.

“When I first heard Elvis’s voice, I just knew that I wasn’t going to work for anybody, and nobody was going to be my boss … Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail. I thank God for Elvis Presley.” -Bob Dylan

Dylan had this to say about Presley’s death:

It was so sad. I had a breakdown! I broke down… one of the very few times I went over my whole life. I went over my whole childhood. I didn’t talk to anyone for a week after Elvis died. If it wasn’t   for Elvis and Hank Williams, I couldn’t be doing what I do today.

“My mouth feels like Bob Dylan’s been sleeping in it.”   -Elvis Presley

On his recovery from a serious 1997 illness Dylan told the world, ‘I really thought I’d be seeing Elvis soon.

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