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December, 2011

This little piggy

Another Puerto Rican Christmas record.  “Navidad en el Batey”  Pablo Elvira  Fragoso Records

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Babe in toyland

Alegria y Ritmo  Tropical Records  (Columbia, S.A.)

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Sometimes you got to cry a little

“Pathetique”  Tchaikovsky  Philharmonia Orchestra – Nicolai Malko, Conductor  RCA Victor  From a series “Building a basic record library”.

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“Here’s to a good polka!”

“Wine, Girls, and Good Times”  Li’l Richard and his Polka All-Stars  Chicago Polkas Records (1976)   I love this one!

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Heat wave

El Unico Maso Rivera  “CALIENTITO”

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“Get your raggedy ass out of bed”

Children’s Bedtime Stories  One of a series of covers on Robin Hood Records with illustrations by Gene Stauffer.

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A ZZ Top Christmas

Les Chaussettes Noires on Barclay Records

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Another side of Santa

Olga and Tony  “Santa Claus A-Go-Go”

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Squirrel biz

From Canada on ARC Records its “Christmas with the Chippers’!

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Holiday jeer


Stan Freberg   Green Christmas and The Meaning of Christmas  with the Jud Conlon Chorale and Billy May’s Music.   Capitol Records   “Ho Ho Ho there Matthew, I just found this at an antique store in Healdsburg, Ca.  Good buttoned-down cover.  Be sure to read Stan’s anti-commercialism screed on the back.   Merry Christmas!  Nick in Santa Rosa, Ca.”

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