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January, 2009

Hunk du jour

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“For Women Only”   Spicy Songs Sung by Saul T. Peter (!)   Davis Records   Songs include “Ooooh, Have I Got Hot Nuts For You”, “He’s the Queen of Fire Island”,   “She Loves Her Peter” and the classic “The Horse With the Hansom Behind”.

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My sweet Lourdes

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‘A Stay-At-Home-Do-It-Yourself Pilgrimage to Lourdes”   The Rev. Dr. Frederic J. Nelson, Tour Guide.   For armchair, er, wheel chair, travelers.     Courtesy of Lp cover lover,   Art Scott.

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Smokestack lighting

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“Music for the Night”   “Une Heure de Slow”   Ducretet –   Thomson   A nice French record of jazz with players including Lucky Thomson,   Zoot Sims, Guy Lafitte, etc.

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“When I say hey, you say hooo!”

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Edmund Hockridge Sings For You (Thanks to Lp cover lover Lemoncat for sending in)

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After glow

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Easy Listening

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Thanks for the mammaries

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Japan’s Hi Records “Couple Series”

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Jenny never ate the last wing again

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“Panic   The Son of Shock”   The Creed Taylor Orchestra (1959)   The follow up to “Shock” (1958) also by big screen composer Kenyon Hopkins.   A series of short stories with weird music, scarey sound effects and a jazzy beat including “Out of this World”, “The Prison Break,” “Rain,” “The Operation.”

According to an interview with record collector Mickey McGowan for Re/Search Magazine’s Incredibly Strange Music issue, Volume 1, “The Creed Taylor Orchestra made SHOCK Music in Hi-Fi, which bore a warning, “Don’t dare listen to his music alone!” It’s a masterpiece from the beginning, starting with loud heartbeats. “The Crank” effectively conveys the fear which a crank phone call can inspire. “The Secret” features a man and a woman laughing conspiratorily, and raises the question: “Is a secret still a secret once it’s told.” Creed Taylor’s follow-up album was Panic: the Son of Shock. Both of these LPs should also be credited to the film composer KENYON HOPKINS….You hear heavy breathing, whispering, clapping, heartbeats, shudders, screams – a whole gamut of effects. – From a neat site called Movie Morlocks.

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Electro-ro Rosie

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“Electronia”   Luis Enriquez and his Electronic Men   (RCA Italiana)   After the Jetsons went off the air, Rosie hung up her apron to dabble in electronic music.

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Family feud

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“Karate for the Family”   An instructional record for the family that wants to learn to defend itself … from each other.   (Strangely on the great Latin Boogaloo label Cotique.)

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Off the strip

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“The World of Las Vegas”   “Night Club Music”   Las Vegas & Country Western   Words and Music by Ken (Nevada) Maines.     Smile Records   A DIY effort that has gotten some recognition in outsider and incredibly strange music circles.   Includes the frightening

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Side One is the Vegas side with song titles like “Freemont Street” and “$$$ Signs.”   Side Two is the Country side with “Shooting…” “You Made a Fool Outa Me” and the unexplainable “Oy Vey, What a Dream”.

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