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Little Deanie

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“Deanie”   Heaven’s Hall of Fame!!

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Spirit in the sky

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“Heaven’s Satellite”   with The Good News Singers from Bakersfield, California.   Vision Records   This one is highly sought after and rarely found.

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Dream baby

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“Music To Dream By”   Valentino and His Orchestra     GMS Records     An exceptional example of a 1950’s cheesecake cover on a record of quite unexceptional music.   Looks quite common but it’s really very rare.

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Rock n’ Roll camp

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Here’s my copy of Esquerita! (1959)   Capitol Records   Esquerita was an obvious influence on Little Richard.   Like Richard, a flaming, shrieking, piano-pounding rock and roll originator.   Amazing that he was on Capitol records with label mates like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Peggy Lee.   I put this one in a nice wood frame I found in a Berkeley record shop.

Tracks include:   Hey Miss Lucy / She Left Me Crying / Hole In My Heart / Believe Me When I Say Rock ‘n’ Roll / I Need You / Why Did It Take You So Long / Get Back Baby / I’m Batty over Hattie / Gettin’ Plenty of Lovin’

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Platinum blonde

Here’s a rare one for sure.   This is Jayne Mansfield in fine form on the cover of a British compilation called “5 Star Party”   featuring cuts by Cliff Richard and the Shadows, Eddie Calvert, Russ Corway, The Dave Clark Five and Victor Silvester.   Columbia EMI Records.

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How to pick up chicks

Kool and the Gang “Live at the Sex Machine   Blue Elephant Records

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Aces over

“Jalaito Sabroson”   Los Ases del Ritmo   Tropical Records

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Look up

“Speak Low” Hal Otis and His Orchestra Westminster Hi-Fi. Jayne Mansfield doesn’t have to say anything at all.

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Come fly with me

“Jaleo de Roock!”   Vik Records   (Can anyone help me find another copy?)

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Three of the ten commandments

Bill Haley and his Comets Decca Records. (1955) Includes “(We’re Gonna) Rock Around the Clock” the song that introduced rock & roll to White America. “Rock Around the Clock” was a modest hit until the song was used as the title track of “The Blackboard Jungle” some 12 months later. His next record was a cover of Joe Turner’s “Shake, Rattle and Roll’ which was a top ten hit and the first rock & roll record to sell a million copies!

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