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Burning love

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Two Cigarettes in the Dark   The M-G-M Strings conducted Leroy Holmes   M-G-M Records

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Johnny one note

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Andre Verchuren  Festival Records (France)

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“Yankees or Mets?”

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Osmar Navarro … e Voces  Chantecler Records (Brazil)

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“And the colored girls go doo-do-doo”

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Lou Reed  “Walk on the Wild Side” b/w “Perfect Day  RCA Victor (Spain)

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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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Everyone’s a DJ

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See more DJ’s posing.

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Catch a wave

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“I’m Going Home … To Watch the Flowers Bloom”   The Richys  (with 7 year-old Janell doing recitations)   “The Richys sing “up-to-date”, yet hold strongly to old-time convictions, which many have laid aside.”

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Go forth and multiply

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A cool little floppy disc set from France.  The illustration is signed Jean Effel.

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Leave my kitten alone

 

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“Cat at the Console”   Patty Hanley, Organist   International Records

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Two faces have I

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Pastor L.J. London  Sermon “How Many Faces Are You”  Recorded Live at the New Jerusalem Temple  (Detroit, MI)   Another great DIY cover from Pastor London.  See another on LPCL.

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