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Skary monsters

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From Sweden,  Skräck, Spöken, Rysare   (Horror, Ghosts, Thrillers)  Stig Järrel   Marilla Records (1973)   Stig Järrel was a respected Swedish actor on stage and in the movies. He did both comedic and dramatic roles.  (Thanks LP cover lover Martin!)

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Hey Driver!

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Arnold Palmer presents “Music for Swinging Golfers”  Mark 56 Records  (1960)   Songs include:  “Birdies Back in Town”, “Here comes the Bogie Man”, “Eagle Rock” and my favorite “Tee Fore Twosome”  Another great illustrated cover from VIP

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Them there thighs

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Three lovely ladies with long legs on these 45 sleeves from Belter Records (Spain)

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Sweet sole man

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Rufus Thomas “Crown Prince of Dance”  Stax Records  A great double-sided cover of the “prince” in full flight and resting on his deserved throne.  From 1974.  Enjoy “The Funky Bird” here!  (A follow up to “Do the Funky Chicken” from 5 years earlier!)  In the lyrics Rufus says “I’m going to jump on him with both feet” – seems apropo of the cover.

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BAM! ……………….. BAM!

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“Cartoons in Stereo”  Comedy Strips with Sound Effects!  Audio Fidelity Records   Cover Drawing by Ted Schaap.  Effects by Bob Prescott.  Voice by Cy Harrice.

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“Play this one!”

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I picked this up in London a few weeks ago.  A nice little EP with a photo I’d never seen.  Here’s Coleman Hawkins in 1955 on Vogue Records (UK).    (A1) It’s Only A Paper Moon;  (A2) I Surrender Dear;  (B1) Bah-U-Bah  (B2) Sophisticated Lady

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Creepin’ ‘n’ peepin’

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“La Hora de la Salsa”  Radiodifusora Venezuela  Fania Records  Wow!  Peep this cool cover from Venezuela with cuts by Ralph Robles, Louie Ramirez, Pacheco and Ray Barretto among other latin stars!

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Ornette was the answer

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R.I.P. Ornette

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RIP designer Paul Bacon

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The Other Side of Benny Golson  Riverside Records  Design by Paul Bacon.

Paul Bacon OBIT.

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4 on the floor

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Top 4 , No. 8   Various Artists   Columbia Records (Denmark)  1960   Featuring Big Ben Banjo Band: Marina;  The Avons:  Seven Little Girls Sitting in the Back Seat;  Bill Forbes:  Too Young;  Edie Calvert:  Jealousy

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