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Happiness is a thing call Joel

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Joel Stafford and The Starlighters  on Joel Records!  Looks like Joel ate the Starlighters for lunch.

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Choice of Colors

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The Mood in Mood  “The Victor Mooding Orchestra”  Victor Records (Japan).  Featuring “Red”, “White”, “Green” “Purple”, “Black”, “Blue”, “Brown” and a bonus extra cut, the unreleased studio version of “Yellow”.

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Parks and Reconstructionism

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“Songs of DELIVERANCE” By Evangelists Pam and Wayne Parks  Private Press Recording out of Cincinnati.

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Tiger Beat

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“Que Me Coma El Tigre”  Beat Combo  Philips Records (Chile)   Illustration by an E. Julia but looks like it’s right out of an old Playboy.

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Esme moves in to pick up the party

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“Balliamo con le Canzoni di Adamo”  Georges Jouvin, Yvette Horner, Oscar Saintal and others on this Pathe EMI Records compilation from France.

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Puff piece

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Maxim Saury  “A Mezzeluci”  Regal EMI Records (Italy)

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Juke Box Saturday Night

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Desfile de Exitos  (“Hit Parade”)   Velvet Records (Cuba)

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Tony’s got it (but I want it)

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“I’ve Got It”  The Singing Parkers  Gospel Key Records (Bakersfield)   I love the dramatic lighting on the sisters’ cascading curls, their intense gazes, their shiny dresses, their heads held high in the brilliant glow of a divine presence.

Another great “hair piece” find from LP Cover Lover founder and master vinyl archeologist Tony Valenti.

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When in Rome

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“Cavalcata di Motivi”  Barimar e L’allegra Brigata with Tony Martucci  RCA Records (Italy)  Great overhead shot of 1950’s record party – in Italy.

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Blue jean bop

IMG_0883Los Teen Tops “Rock”  Fontana Records (Spain)

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