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Honky cats

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“His Grace is Sufficient for Me”  The Little Country Trio  Melody Records

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Ex-squeeze me!?

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Thanks to LP cover lover, Rob Keith, who we met at the WFMU Record Fair.  A collector of music from the North of Brazil, Rob sent us this nice one with this note:  Zezinho is a forró accordion player from the northeast of Brazil. His group was called “The Rat Pack of Forró.” Song titles include “Sweaty Women” and “Beautiful Balloons.” Forró is well known for double entendre wordplay, so the songs are probably what you would assume they are about… or not, depending on which way you decide to interpret them. The album is surprisingly good and well produced, recorded on 16 tracks in Rio.

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Happy Mother’s Day

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Songs for Swinging Mothers  One of the High In-Fidelity Records  (1962)  A series of comical cover-only “greeting cards”  Just a cardboard disc inside with liner notes to help you make your own mixtape:  “Suggested titles, suitable for enclosure in this Album Cover, are as follows:  “The Things We Did Last Summer”, “What Can I Say After I Say ‘I’m Sorry”, ” Get Me to the Church on Time”, “This Could be the Start of Something Big”, “Careless Love”, “Don’t Blame Me”, “Thou Swell” … get it?!

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Your mother should know

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“Dedicated to Mother”  By the Best of the Mummers AQUA STRING BAND  Sure Records   Share your collection with your mom this weekend.   Or better yet, get her flowers!

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My girl

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For a few dollars more

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I picked this up at the WFMU Record Fair last weekend – for only $4,000!   “Jazz Music for People Who Don’t Care About Money”  A wealth of great jazz by Bethlehem Records artists (who probably made pennies for all of their genius), Charlie Mingus, Howard McGhee, Conte Condoli, Sal Salvador, etc.

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Neeewwwwman

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Joe Newman  “I Feel Like a Newman”  Storyville Records (1956)  Featuring Joe Newman (trumpet, leader) with two jazz combos (octet on side one / quintet on side two). Among accompanying musicians a few jazz greats, as follows: John Lewis, Gene Quill, Freddie Green, Milt Hinton.

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Portrait of Jenny

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My heart belongs to Jenny!

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Witchy woman

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Wow!  Check out this super rarity from Japan — Elizabeth Montgomery (and Tabitha) from the TV show “Bewitched”  AND it’s a picture disc:

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Popaganda

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“You asked for more, Mr. DJ …”  Recorded in 1955  featuring contemporary pop stars of the day each singing the National Guard jingle, “You’re in Style”  (as in you’re in style, when you help your country’s defense forces)  “Every time you play this … platter you help KEEP YOUR GUARD UP”

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