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Two records for car collectors and racing fans!   Top:  From the Sound Stories series of recorded documentaries covering great races from the past.  Here’s the Monaco Grand Prix 1959.  Bottom:  An Original TV Cast Recording from the animated British show “Supercar”.  These and a hundred more cool records from the LP Cover Lover collection are up on the auction block starting this weekend.

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The Crusaders

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Batman Theme  Friedel Berlipp Orchestra  Vogue Records

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Man in black

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One of my favorites as a kid.  Walt Disney’s ZORRO 

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Green day

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“El Incredible HULK” / “La Masa”   By Sandro on Belter Records (Spain)

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“Who WAS that masked man?”

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The Adventures of Zorro  Disneyland Records (France)  A beautiful gatefold sleeve with an illustrated storybook inside.  In French of course.

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Baby, let’s swing

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The UK release on Ember Records  The Batman Theme by Neal Hefti

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Doing Business As

In 1966, a toy company in Newark, New Jersey released a children’s record called Batman and Robin to cash in on the popular TV series . The music on the LP was credited to “The Sensational Guitars of Dan and Dale,” but in fact the band was one of the greatest uncredited session combos of all time, including the core of Sun Ra’s Arkestra and Al Kooper’s Blues Project. ‘Dan and Dale’ were actually blues guitarist Danny Kalb and Steve Katz (later of Blood, Sweat & Tears) on dueling guitars, while Sun Ra and Al Kooper take over organ duties (a Hammond B-3) and members of Ra’s Arkestra play sax. To keep the music licensing fees to a minimum, all the tracks were based on public domain items like Chopin’s Polonaise Op. 53, the horn theme from Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and the love theme from Romeo and Juliet, and generic rock riffs. It’s all instrumental, with the exception of the very funky Robin’s Theme, featuring an uncredited vocalist.  Other titles include:  ‘The Batman Theme Song’, ‘The Penguin Chase’, and ‘The Batcave’.  (via WMFU.com)

Members:  Bass – Andy Kulberg, Pat Patrick; Drums – Bob Blumenfeld: Guitar – Danny Kalb, Steve Katz; Hammond Organ – Sun Ra; Organ – Al Kooper; Saxophone – John Gilmore, Marshall Allen; Trumpet – Jimmy Owens, Tom McIntosh; Producer – Tom Wilson

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Leapin’ lizards!

UltraMan King Records (Japan) (1978)

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The lighter side of the Dark Knight

A complete set of Batman records from 1966!  Check out our friend Pat’s Batman collection too!

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Take it off! Take it off!

La Mascara Que Canta!  RCA Mexico    This reminds me of DeNiro as boxer Jake LaMotta in “Raging Bull” – over-the-hill and washed up, reciting poetry at a strip club.

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