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Koltanowski Teaches Chess  Vol. 1  “My Approach to the Game”   Concept Records (1960)

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Let’s go Mets!

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Let’s go Mets  ‘a sports documentary’  Actual play-by-play recordings of the Mets greatest games plus the voices and sounds which are a part of the Mets history.  Featuring Linsey Nelson, Bob Murphy and Ralph Kiner, the voices of the Mets.  (Shout out to my brother-in-law Christopher Granozio, who has been working in the Mets broadcasters’  box all season!)

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Everybody’s talkin about the Mets

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Terry Cashman is Talkin’ Baseball with Mets greats Rusty Staub and Keith Hernandez.  “For Mets Fans”  (1988)

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Let the games begin!

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“Take me Out to the Ball Game” and other children (and adult) favorites!  Peter Pan Records

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Knight moves

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STABLE MATES.  Savoy Records   (1960)   One side of the album includes Yusef Lateef’s first recordings as a leader doing three of his exotic/hardbop compositions recorded with Curtis Fuller, Louis Hayes, and Hugh Lawson.   The other side features arrangements of original tunes by AK Salim – featuring an octet that includes Kenny Burrell, Tommy Flanagan, Johnny Coles, and Johnny Griffin.  Oddly, the record doesn’t refer to the most excellent Jazz standard “Stablemates” by Benny Golson (recorded just a couple years earlier), but just to the fact that Lateef and Salim were both in the Savoy “stable” of artists.

(On a personal note, I recently started playing chess again as an adult for the first time since I was a teenager captivated with the televised Bobby Fisher – Boris Spassky world championships.  Now I’m playing multiple games a day on line with a friend in London.  I never stopped listening to Jazz however.)

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Hey Driver!

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Arnold Palmer presents “Music for Swinging Golfers”  Mark 56 Records  (1960)   Songs include:  “Birdies Back in Town”, “Here comes the Bogie Man”, “Eagle Rock” and my favorite “Tee Fore Twosome”  Another great illustrated cover from VIP

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Rockin’ bowler

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“Solo Hits!  Vol. II  Orbe Records (Venezuela)  A compilation of artists like Los Angeles, Los Pasos, Los Pekenikes, Los Payos and Modulos.  Mid-sixties Latin American rock.

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A pawn in her game

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“Music for Intelligent Young Ladies”  Willy Albimoor and his Orchestra ARC Records (London)  (1963)  Albimoor played in Brussels – (not chess but club dates and on radio and television) – before cutting this debut disc in Gr. Britain.

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Get your yo-yo’s out

“Yo-yo, Ye-ye” b/w “Bum-Ban-Ban-Ban”   Kinita on Philips Records (Spain)  (1969)  “No one can be a ye-yé without playing with a yo-yo. The yo-yo of the ye-yés, the ye-yés of the yo-yos,”   While real fame eluded her, this song, Kinita’s final single, was a hit.  Then like the yo-yo itself, she went out of fashion and slipped quietly back into obscurity.  Attempts to find the singer have failed and she remains a mystery.  The B-side is “Bum ban Ban ban,” a version of British singer Lulu’s, Boom Bang-a-bang,”  Kinita also achieved some notoriety for her numerous and complicated hairdos, earning herself the nickname ‘the princess of lacquer’.   She has a Tina Turner thing going on here I think.

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