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“Was that the cupboard door?!”

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“Viva Cha Cha Cha”  Cuco Chicos  Columbia Records (France)

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Type A

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“Melodias de Ayer en Ritmos de Hoy”  Enoch Light Orchestra  Belter Records (Spain)

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Go Cart Chick

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“PISTAAA!”  LE ADVENTURE DI CALIMERO – VOL. 4  FONIT RECORDS (ITALY)

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Smooth operator

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“Smooth Sarah” Sarah Vaughan  Mercury Records EP (UK)  A cool 1959 EP of the divine Sarah Vaughan in a moment of repose – maybe listening to the playback at a recording session or backstage at at club gig .  Smoking and cigarette smoke are a recurring image in the history of jazz photography and therefore found on many classic record covers.  (Check our out “smoking section” for more!).

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Double vision

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Rene Cousinier “Histoires de Partour et D’Ailleurs”  A comedy routine on Fontana Records (France)  Released in 1959

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Psicotic reaction

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Geval Trio / Las Cuatro Plumas “PSICOSIS” Philips Records (Spain)  Released in 1962.  Hitchcock’s “Pyscho” came out in 1960.  This is a kinda creepy, kinda silly accordion/organ (?) number.  This one’s all about the cover!

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Talk to the hand!

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Peter Alexander  Polydor Records (Germany)

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I’m your puppet (don’t mess with me)

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Creepy.  We love these really odd records.  Scary dolls.  This children’s record is from Mascot Records in Denmark circa 1958.   The artist is Olaf Kjeldstrup but the real star is the ragdoll with the ukelele.

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I want to hold your hand

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Royal Straight Flush  Ruben Perez and his Orchestra  RGE Records (Brazil)  Winning!

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Called on the carpet

IMG_7802Monchito “Las Secretarias” Polydor Records (France)

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