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July, 2013

“And the colored girls go doo-do-doo”

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Lou Reed  “Walk on the Wild Side” b/w “Perfect Day  RCA Victor (Spain)

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Ain’t I’m a dog!

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“Prairie Dog”  Duke Pearson with an octet featuing drummer Mickey Roker; Harold Vick on soprano; James Spaulding on flute and alto; bassist Bob Cranshaw; trumpeter Johnny Coles; tenor George Coleman; guitarist Gene Bertoncini; and Pearson on piano and celeste. Atlantic Records  (1966)    This is as fine as any date Pearson released for Atlantic, and grooves all the way through.

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Everyone’s a DJ

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See more DJ’s posing.

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Catch a wave

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“I’m Going Home … To Watch the Flowers Bloom”   The Richys  (with 7 year-old Janell doing recitations)   “The Richys sing “up-to-date”, yet hold strongly to old-time convictions, which many have laid aside.”

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Go forth and multiply

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A cool little floppy disc set from France.  The illustration is signed Jean Effel.

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Leave my kitten alone

 

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“Cat at the Console”   Patty Hanley, Organist   International Records

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Two faces have I

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Pastor L.J. London  Sermon “How Many Faces Are You”  Recorded Live at the New Jerusalem Temple  (Detroit, MI)   Another great DIY cover from Pastor London.  See another on LPCL.

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I need more triangle!

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Gossamer Wump  (Told by Frank Morgan)   Music by Billy May!  Capitol Records (1949)

GOSSAMER WUMP wanted to play the triangle ever since he watched a marching band. So his mother packed up 27 peanut butter sandwhiches and put them and his dog George into a suitcase and sent them to the famous music school to study playing the triangle. After ten years Professor Cutty Nutty Dump felt GOSSAMER was doing very good but GOSSAMER had to leave as he was out of sandwhiches. Well he got a job in Gaylord Gout’s band but was fired after hitting Gaylord on the head with his triangle’s hammer. But GOSSAMER wasn’t discouraged and decided to go to the big city and went to see the Famous conductor Sanislof Hudnutt and was immediately hired to play a solo. GOSSAMER was so excited that he forgot to put on his belt so he had to hold up his pants with one hand and every time he played the triangle he would let go of his pants; they would fall down; he would strike the triangle and then grab his pants and pull them up again. Well, finally the whole audiance was laughing and poor GOSSAMER ran from the stage in disgrace. However a very important man followed him and because he felt that GOSSAMER was so good he offered him a job. Now, you’ve probably heard GOSSAMER because everytime the icecream wagon goes by, “DING, DING, DING”, that’s GOSSAMER WUMP

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A woman’s prerogative

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A rare EP that was only released in Sweden which features the extremely in-demand northern soul / new breed r&b / mod dancer “I Changed My Mind Jack” by Jo Ann Campbell.  One of the hottest floor fillers around.   Another answer song to Ray Charles’ “Hit the Road, Jack”   Juke Box Records (1962)

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How dry I am

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“Dem Dry Bones”  / “Camptown News”   Peter Pan Records  (1960)

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