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Men with horns

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“Riff Medley”  Conrad Gozzo and his Swing Wing  RCA Victor Records

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Smoke gets in your eyes

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“Stop Smoking thru Self-Hypnosis”  Baron Von Brenner, Master Hypnotist  From the “Scientific Suggestion Institute”!

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Let’s hear it for the boys

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“Ah!  Men”  Featuring 15 Supermen Singing 15 Romantic Songs.  With Tony Bennett, Jerry Lee Lewis, Brook Benton, Louis Armstrong and other “super” men.    Contour Records (UK)

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I’m looking through you

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“You Are Being Invaded By Demons”  A sermon by Bro Maze Jackson  “preached live at Jesus rally”!

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Cliff banger

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“Expresso Bongo!”   Cliff Richard from the movie of the same name (1959)  Columbia Records (UK)

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C here

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Here’s a super rare one – Tommy Flanagan’s “Over C’s”  Prestige Records (1957)  It was Flanagan’s debut album as a leader, and was recorded overseas, in Stockholm, and issued on 3 EPs in Sweden, on Metronome.   Those EPs are also highly collectible.  The trio is rounded out with Wilbur Little and Elvin Jones.  Here’s Willow Weep For Me!

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Hebrew nationals

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For Young Ears  A compilation of pop from Israel circa 1970.  A recent pick from DJ Sheila B on her WFMU radio show “Sophisticated Boom Boom”  (Listen here and every Friday from 3 – 6PM)

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Burt offering

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“Great Scott”  The Bobby Scott Trio featuring Whitey Mitchell, bass and Bill Bradley, drums  Bethlehem Records (1954)  Design and illustration (in the style of David Stone Martin) by the legendary Burt Goldblatt.  Liner notes by the great Ira Gitler ,(whom I’ve had the pleasure to meet and spend time with over the past 25 years).  I love that after looking at records for more than 40 years (daily), that I can still find one like this that I’ve never seen!

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RIP designer Paul Bacon

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The Other Side of Benny Golson  Riverside Records  Design by Paul Bacon.

Paul Bacon OBIT.

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Left of the dial

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Silhouette  Segments compiles radio spots by John Rydgren, the head of the American Lutheran Church . His radio  show, “Silhouettes”,  was the voice of hippies for God before anyone ever heard the word, “Jesus freak”. His psychedelic Christian Dj patter, in the style of Ken Nordine, is backed by fuzzy guitars and Summer Of Love grooves.  A heady mix of peace, love, sex & Jesus.  This and 100 other rare and unusual records from the LP Cover Lover archives are being put up for auction on eBay beginning on Monday, April 13th!

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