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Carless whisper

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The Carless Torch  Dorothy Carless with the Barney Kessel trio   HiFi Records (1956) .  Torchy standards and 1940’s vocal pop and jazz by the British singer including “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye,” “My Old Flame,” “I’ll Never Be the Same,” and “Here Lies Love.”

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Dese bones gonna rise again

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Little Gerhard  “Rockin’ Ghosts”  Karusell Records (Sweden) (1956)

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Screen icon #82

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Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s on the cover of this pretty Capitol Records release from Japan.  “Screen Top 10” (circa 1962)

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Badly drawn boy and girl

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“Noviembre 32”  Son-Art Records (Mexico)  A comp from 1969 including covers of “ob la di, ob la da” and “I say a little prayer”, etc.  Cool sketchy marker illustration.

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Lady in red

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Dance with Robledo and His Group Volume II  Alta Fidelidade Records (Brazil)   Look at the sheen on the dress and on that bass with it’s mirroring curves. Luscious!

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Major Tom Dooley

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Amazing!  Spaceway Ballads “Folk Songs of the Rocketmen (Circa 2075 AD)  On Ficker Records (out of Old Greenwich, Connecticut!)

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Mmm, bop

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Dizzy Gillespie and his Orchestra  Horizons du Jazz #9  RCA Records (France)  1963 release of material from 1946 – 1949

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8 on the floor

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Pladetoppen Snurrer!   1959 pop compilation on Odeon Records (Denmark)

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Preachin’ and teachin’

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Win with Irwin  Professor Irwin Corey (“The World’s Foremost Authority”) Campaigns at the Playboy Club  Atlantic Records (1960)  NYT Obit

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Moonlight Mel

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Mel Torme “Swingin’ on the Moon”  A World Record Club Release from the UK of the 1960 Verve release below.

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