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

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To surf with love

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Johnny Fortune IS “The Soul Surfer”   Park Avenue Record   Johnny was born March 18, 1943 in Warren, Ohio. At age 12 he picked up his first guitar. At age 16 recorded recorded”Soul Surfer.” It quickly became a #1 hot. He wrote it in the back seat of the car on the way to the studio. Johny played guitar on Sam Cooke’s “Chain Gang” and Barbara George’s “I Know.” He was offered a chance to tour England with Johnny Burnette. He had to decline because he was under age. Johnny went on to play with such notables as: Terry Stafford, Glen Campbell, Barbara Stanton, Al “The Snake” Wilson, Jerry Hopkins, Harry Belefonte, Eddie Downs, Fabian, Ricky Nelson, Jerry Reed, Willie Nelson, Barbara Mandrell and The Drifters. He also performed with The Rondells, The Cornells, Dick & Dee Dee, The Standells, Brian Highland, The Crystals, Freddie Wheeler & The Petersons, The Tornadoes, The Three Beats and The Blenders.

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An Irish sitter (and his lab)

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Ross McGregor at the “Fun Maker” Wurlitzer (with his seeing eye dog and best friend).  Homespun Records (Australia)

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Hay Girl!

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“Country Girls”  20 Great Stars, Great Hits  A budget comp on Commonwealth Records (1978)   A bushel of babes in tube tops can sell this one.

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Twisting sisters

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The Recordmen with Lou Duke at the Organ!  A French sleeve from President Records!

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2016 Academy Awards invitation?

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Black-out  Copacabana Records (Brazil)  1950’s Sambas, Mambos and Boleros with voices

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Straw dags

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Tamoure a Tahiti  BAM Records (France)  Collected by Francis Maziere (early 60’s release)  What is Tamoure?

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Give the producer some

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RIP the great George Martin.  Here’s his own LP (and his play for some of the female fans the boys in the band had so easily!)  George Martin Instrumentally Salutes ‘The Beatle Girls’  United Artists Records  (1966)  It is the third of a series of albums by Martin featuring instrumental arrangements of Beatles songs (the others being “Off the Beatle Track” (1964) and “Help!”  (1965)

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Minute maid

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“Wake up Little Susie”  A Bell Records two-sided picture sleeve.  Only $.49 in the U.S.   Barry Frank covers the Everly Brothers hit  (1957)

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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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