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Twisting sisters

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The Recordmen with Lou Duke at the Organ!  A French sleeve from President Records!

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2016 Academy Awards invitation?

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Black-out  Copacabana Records (Brazil)  1950’s Sambas, Mambos and Boleros with voices

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Straw dags

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Tamoure a Tahiti  BAM Records (France)  Collected by Francis Maziere (early 60’s release)  What is Tamoure?

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Give the producer some

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RIP the great George Martin.  Here’s his own LP (and his play for some of the female fans the boys in the band had so easily!)  George Martin Instrumentally Salutes ‘The Beatle Girls’  United Artists Records  (1966)  It is the third of a series of albums by Martin featuring instrumental arrangements of Beatles songs (the others being “Off the Beatle Track” (1964) and “Help!”  (1965)

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Minute maid

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“Wake up Little Susie”  A Bell Records two-sided picture sleeve.  Only $.49 in the U.S.   Barry Frank covers the Everly Brothers hit  (1957)

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Hebrew nationals

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For Young Ears  A compilation of pop from Israel circa 1970.  A recent pick from DJ Sheila B on her WFMU radio show “Sophisticated Boom Boom”  (Listen here and every Friday from 3 – 6PM)

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Spirits in the dark

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“L’esprit de Paris”  Mode Disques (France)  Compilation of artists including Francis Blanche, Jacques Fabbri, Jean Constantin, Peirre Louki, etc.

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Feed my Frankenstein cake

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Happy Birthday!  A Columbia Records flexi-disc (“Record Card”) featuring voices by Mel Blanc and Lennie Weinrib as Dr. Frankenstein, Frankenstein’s monster and his assistant!

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Dance across the floor

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A beautiful cover from Brazil on Polydor Records.  Captures a fifties jitterbug thing but with a raw Latin American vibe.  “Dancando na Gafieira”  By Santana & Seu Regional Moderno

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This old mouse

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“El Viejo Raton ”  Perico Records (Puerto Rico)

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