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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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It’s gonna take a miracle

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Bert Tenzer  “600 Second Miracle” – Rare, weird, thriller psych narrative on one-sided lp.

THIS AND 100 MORE RECORDS FROM THE LP COVER LOVER COLLECTION ARE BEING AUCTIONED OFF NEXT WEEK.  More news to come!

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Pews, love and understanding

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“Count Your Blessings”   Willie Sutherland w Frank Coutts   Grampian Records, Scotland.  (1972)  From LP cover lover Dave Bruce:  By way of a little “thank you” for your super site, here’s a scan of my best candidate for a “wake up sweating” record. I rescued it from a charity shop.  If you weren’t scared of Scotchmen before this, you should have been.

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Selling the sizzle

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Spring cleaning!  Some 7″ records and picture sleeves for sale at The Incredibly Strange and Exotic Marketplace!  $10 each.  Write to matthew@lpcoverlover.com if you’re interested!

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Latin (with an Irish) Twist

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LP cover lover, Jeff Missinne and Jerold Kress, of the web site The Crown Records Story  provided us with this:  “Latin Twist”  Louis Martinellie and the Continentals  Crown Records.  Most interesting because the model here is 50’s pin-up queen and TV’s Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, Irish McCalla.  Hard to tell from the photo (looks a little like one of the Mary Tyler Moore covers), but below is a  behind-the-scenes photo of the Latin Twist cover session courtesy of Sean McIntyre (Irish McCalla’s son).

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Jerold Kress ID’d the two guys in the photo; left in suit w/cigarette is Joe Bihari of Crown Records; right in shirtsleeves is Joseph (or Josef) Tauber, photographer.  “Photo from the estate of Irish McCalla, and McCalla Enterprises, Inc.” (McCalla Enterprises, incidentally, was a company Irish and her sister started in the 70’s to merchandise prints and ceramic plates of Irish’s work as a painter and illustrator.  Her talent was as impressive as her beauty, and friends who met her said she was also one of the nicest folks around.)  Thanks Jeff, Jerold and Sean!

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Fraus in frocks

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“The Christian Walk of Life”  as sung by THE SUNSHINE GIRLS   (The cast of Girl Interrupted?!)

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Out of the broom closet

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“Sooty and Sweep”  featuring “Sooty at the Organ” and “Bedtime with Sooty and Sweep”  Assisted by Harry Corbett   Fontana Records (UK)  Anyone remember this?!  Looks like a British “Lambchop” or “Capt. Kangaroo” – type thing.

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Queen of the desert island disc

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PLAY OUR NEW “NAME THAT CHICK” CONTEST NOW.  JUST CLICK ON THE “CHICKS DIG RECORDS” PAGE LINK ON THE LEFT SIDE TO ENTER TO WIN!

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Heeere’s Johnny!

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Two for Johnny!  “Johnny’s Magic Harmonica”  and “Johnny On His Bicycle”

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