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Brother, can you spare a dime?

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Juke-box Party No. 1  Philips Records (France)  This looks like a beautiful machine.  I know that here are those out there that can name the machine.  Anyone care to enlighten the rest of us.  Owning one is on my bucket list.  Better get going.

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Man’s best friend

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“Amigo Whiskey”  Cuarteto Radar  Peerless Records  “Have you met my friends Jack Daniels and Jim Beam?”

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Pixie cuts

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The Chet Baker Sextet  Music Records (Italy)  A Pacific Jazz Session from 1954 featuring Chet Baker (trumpet), Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone), Bud Shank (baritone saxophone), Russ Freeman (piano), Carson Smith (bass), Shelly Manne (drums).  Stella by Starlight, I’m Glad There is You, Tommyhawk and Dot’s Groovy.   I’m a fan of this EP cover design by Gian G. Greguoli.    Nicely captures the reflective, romantic mood of the music.

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Them belly full

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“A Wonderful Time”  The Whelchel Family    There are so many of these local Christian music records in dollar bins around the country, but some covers rise above and scratch one’s aesthetic itch to please on a higher level.  This one is rich in its simplicity and earnestness.  Also the fashion and hair and girth.

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The beach is back

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Philips record compilation from France with a cut by Brigitte Bardot.  Nice cheesecake cover with portable turntable from the 1960′s.

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A perfect 8 1/2

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Photo by Jerry Schatzburg     (Blonde on Blonde outtake)

My newest, favorite sexy starlet, Italian actress Claudia Cardinale.  A poor man’s Sophia Loren?  A rich man’s dream?  I first saw her in the western The Professionals with Burt Lancaster and Lee Marvin.  She was also in Fellini’s 8 1/2 and the Pink Panther with Peter Sellers (who also recorded with and loved Sophia Loren btw).  Her photo was also featured on Dylan’s Blonde On Blonde album,  then it was removed making the original issues more valuable.  Anyway, she’s beautiful and it’s nice to see her on the cover of this Japanese record.  Perhaps a scene from one of her films?  Can anyone help with that?

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An eyefull by the Eiffel

MDS00060Andre Popp!  Fontana Records (France)

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Boy’s in the hood

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Danny Boy et ses Penitents  Ripcordi Records (France) (1961)

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Puss n’ Boobs

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(We’d also accept Kitties n’ Titties)  “Organo Romantico”  Leon Segovia  MATE Records  (1975)

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Don’t fear the Reeperbahn

 

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“Vom Hofbrauhaus zur Reeperbahn”  Odeon Records (Germany)

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