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Doggin’ around

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One-sided advertising record for the Oscar Mayer company with versions of the “I’d Love to Be an Oscar Meyer Weiner” jingle done in different styles from around the world.  “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!’  (1967) . Put out by the J. Walter Thompson agency.

Track Listing:

  • Tijuana – styled after the currently popular Tijuana sound. It uses the “mariachi” trumpet over a “rock” rhythm section. It’s a sing-a-long.
  • Dixie – Traditional Dixieland sound. A basic rhythm section and some strong brass in the front line. In true Dixie fashion, everyone tried to get in the last note.
  • Bossa Nova – The cool sound. A lush guitar against a bossa nova rhythm and a gal who really delivers a song.
  • Gary and the Hornets – A nationally known rock and roll group does it. And remember, these kids are 8, 13, and 14 years old.
  • Motown – Soul sound. There’s a Memphis bass pattern around the hand clapping that says rhythm’s the thing.
  • Country & Western – Nashville sound all the way. That means at least four guitars, a lot of echo, and some ah in the background.

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New eBay Auction Starts Tonight!

These and many more great LPs from the LPCoverLover archives are going up on the auction block tonight August 5th!  Check out the booty and bid before the 12th!  Happy digging!  

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New LP Cover Lover eBay Listings

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Up Now on eBay here!  Get Happy… 

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LP Cover Lover’s Covers

IMG_3126Groove Vinyl makes our favorite sleeves to cover and protect your records…IMG_3128There are a few different styles for LP’s and 45’s..IMG_3129We’re fond of the heavy vinyl “Jimmy Hat” sleeves …IMG_3130These fit tight and make your records look shiny and new! …IMG_3131They even make them for double albums …IMG_3132LPCoverLover says keep your covers clean & protect your wax w/ Groove Vinyl

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Funny business

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Check out the newest eBay additions up NOW!

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Blues for Sale!

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Just two more days to pick up one of these amazing, vintage early 1960’s original Prestige Bluesville and Candid Records pressings!  These and many other records from our collection are up for sale on ebay here:  https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?item=253309304692&_ssn=lp-cover-lover&_sop=16   Check them out now.  You’ll cry the blues if you miss out!

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Bright and oily

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“La Route Joyeause”  A neat promotion package of 7″ flexi-discs issued by Esso Oil with musical nods to various regions of France.  (Thanks for the comments.  They looked like lemons to me!)

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Auction Action Now

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Check out this rare exotica piece POLYNESIA by BUDDY COLLETTE SEPTET and 100 other records from the LP Cover Lover archives up for sale and auction HERE now!

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Shake, Rattle and Rooooll another one

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La Societe Anonyme des Anciens Etablissements and the Braunstein Freres  and Zig-Zag cigarette papers present “Zig-Zag en Musique”  Calypso, Cha Cha, Fox and Samba under the artistic direction of Pierre Spiers.  Surprise Party Zig-Zag (France)  Jean Effel cover illustrations (really?!)  (We welcome any clarification on all of this from any of our french-speaking friends!)

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A Capitol idea!

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I found the final piece to my puzzle this week!  Appropriately it was the December 1969 release with Santa on the cover – the final issued comp from Capitol records that year and the center image that tied the whole year of covers together.  And on the back cover “Merry Christmas from Capitol.”  These kind of promotional compilations showcasing individual tracks from the labels stable of recording artists was de rigueur for the day.  And many had cover themes that tied the year of monthly releases together, but this collection is the best (and only 12-month puzzle I know of).  I was at Groove Merchant on Haight Street in San Francisco a while ago and they have this complete puzzle nicely framed on the wall.

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