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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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Subterranean haikus

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Guy Wernham  “Contributions to the Delinquency of Minor Poetry”  Private pressing on red vinyl  Little is known about Guy apart from his work translating French literature. This is a one-of-a-kind, collector’s record of poetry in the beatnik style.  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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I dream of Gigi

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“Music For That Wild Party”   Esquire Records (UK release of “Art Farmer Quintet” Prestige 7017) Art Farmer (t) Gigi Gryce (as) Duke Jordan (p) Addison Farmer (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 21, 1955   Cover art by Disley.

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Ain’t I’m a dog!

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“Prairie Dog”  Duke Pearson with an octet featuing drummer Mickey Roker; Harold Vick on soprano; James Spaulding on flute and alto; bassist Bob Cranshaw; trumpeter Johnny Coles; tenor George Coleman; guitarist Gene Bertoncini; and Pearson on piano and celeste. Atlantic Records  (1966)    This is as fine as any date Pearson released for Atlantic, and grooves all the way through.

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Dusty’s grooves

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DUSTY  Springfield  Born today in 1939  (Died in 1999)   “Where Am I Going”  Philips Records (UK)  Dusty’s third LP from 1967.

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Be sure to wear flowers in your hair

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Here is a 10″ LP from Romania, mid sixties with Margareta Pislaru.  – via LP cover lover, Peter

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