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December, 2010

Young Miles

Miles Davis   Vogue Records EP   from England   (Blue Note recordings)

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Hammond cheese

“The Many Moods of Ethel Smith”   Decca Records

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Nice and greasy

Pianist Harold Mabern “Greasy Kid Stuff”   Prestige Records Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 26, 1970

Lee Morgan (tp) Hubert Laws (fl, ts) Harold Mabern (p) Ivan “Boogaloo Joe” Jones (g -1) Buster Williams (b, el-b) Idris Muhammad (d)

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And they called it, puppet love

“Sunny Sounds” with Ann Marie & Jackie

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Who’s the clown in the brass section?

“E O Pahaco O Que E’?”   (Brazilian)

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Stripe Polka

“Polka Party”   Andre Musette Orchestra   RCA Camden Records   Illustration by Jim Flora

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Rita Hayworth’s burning bush

The soundtrack to the film “Fire Down Below”   Decca Records   (1957)   Rita Hayworth (on location in Tobago) with Jack Lemmon and Robert Mitchum directed by Robert Parrish.     The title song is sung by Jeri Southern.   Jack Lemmon composed and performed all of the harmonica themes in the movie and Robert Mitchum was so inspired by the Caribbean location that he recorded a – now classic – Calypso record.   (Check it out on LPCoverLover)

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Ten cents a pop

Festival San Remo 1961   Fonit Records

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Street tart

Jair Pimentel   “Pintando O Sete”

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Like AT&T for iPhones

“The New Adventures of Vitorio”     Odeon Records (Brazil)

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