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“And a one, and a two …”

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Bell Telephone Labs “Music From Mathematics”  (1960)  This is a piece of computer music history, with early examples of music generated by and performed on computers 50 years ago. Composers include Max Mathews, John Robinson Pierce, Newman Guttman, David Lewin, Lejaren Hilller, and S.D. Speeth. Booklet includes extensive notes, diagrams, photos, and score excerpts. NOTE: there is some overlap in content with the Decca records LP “Music from Mathematics,” (also posted here) but the two issues are not identical.

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Cool Collie

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“The Singing Sheppards at Home”  Heart Warming Records   Why not get a Sheppard?

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Cactus flower

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“Corridos del Norte”  Peerless Records (Mexico)

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The blind leading the blind

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“Songs for Children to Know”  Robin Hood Records  Love this series (do a search for Robin Hood here)

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Something’s not kosher here

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“Jewish Wedding Dances ” Tikva Records  Fun with photoshop!

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Accidents will happen

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“Let This Be a Lesson to You (Drunk Driver)”   Tommy Ellison  Atlanta International Records (1990)  The harrowing story of deadly car crash with a twisted ending.

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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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Blues march

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“Music to Chase the Blues Away”  Michel Attenoux and his New Orleans Orchestra  (1956)  Felsted Records (UK)

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Bewitched, bothered and bewildered

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Rodgers and Hart’s “Pal Joey”  The film score by Stanley Applewaite and Orchestra  On budget label Design Records.  (1957)

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Pick your poison

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Adriano Celentano  “L’unica Chance”  Clan Records

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