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Sticky fingers

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“Cha Cha Cha” Orquesta America Vol. 1  Panart Records (Cuba)

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In one Pierre and out the other

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Pierre Dac  Panache Records (France).  André Isaac (August 15, 1893 Châlons-sur-Marne, France – February 9, 1975 Paris, France), better known as Pierre Dac, was a French humorist. During World War II, Pierre Dac was one of the speakers of the BBC’s Radio Londres service to occupied France.  He produced a series of satirical songs which were broadcast on the station. After the war, he participated in a comic duet with the humorist Francis Blanche.

Dac is also the creator of the comic term “Schmilblick”.

The Schmilblick is an imaginary object first described in a nonsense prose by the French humorist Pierre Dac during the 1950s. According to its creator, the Schmilblick can be used in almost any occasion, therefore being strictly indispensable.

The Schmilblick resurfaced in 1969, in a TV show by Guy Lux and Jacques Antoine entitled Le Schmilblic (sometimes spelled Schmilblik or Schmilblick). The aim of the game was to guess the name of an object given some of its characteristics (color, shape, use and so on).

The word quickly became very popular in French language and was sometimes used as a synonym for thing or stuff, or something designating a strange or unknown object.

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Up jumped Spring!

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Joe Loss and his Orchestra  “Top Pop Dance Party”  EMI Columbia Records (UK)

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Van life

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A beautiful, first issue of the Decca Records UK release of Van Morrison and Them LP “Them Again”  Decca LK 4751 (1966)  Original UNBOXED red Decca label and in the original FLIPBACK cover.  Cool cover photo of Van (barely a man).  This was released on Parrot Records in the States.

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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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