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Let’s go crazy

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“Delirium in Hi-Fi”  Elsa Popping and Her Dixieland Band  Fontana Records (UK) 1959.  Jalousie-Tango; Beer Barrel Polka; Adios Muchachos-Tango; La Polka Du Roi.  Illustrated by the great William Steig (Father of jazz flautist Jeremy Steig, FYI)

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Davis’ Cup

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The Miles Davis Quintet  “Davis’ Cup”  “Bye Bye Birdie” b/w  “Dear Old Stockholm” Philips Jazz Gallery series – Philips Records (UK) Paul Chambers, “Philly” Joe Jones, Red Garland, John Coltrane, Miles Davis.   From the 1957 Columbia album “Round Midnight”.

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Gimme five!

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“Chicago Days” Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five … Vol. 1 Jazz Panorama Records (1951) Cover illustration by J. Lee Anderson.  Clarinet – Johnny Dodds Cornet, Lead Vocals – Louis Armstrong, Drums – Baby Dodds, Piano – Lil Hardin, Trombone – Kid Ory.   Nice drawing in the style of Virgil (VIP) Partch.  And not looking much like Louis and his Hot Five!

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Nosotros somos el mundo

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Los Mejores del Mundo Vol. 1. RCA Victor Records (Mexico)

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In the Year 2022

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Omicron Visits Earth  Rege Cordic and Cast  RCA Victor Bluebird Records (1958)

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Q: How big is God?

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A: “Somebody Bigger Than You or I”  The Gospel Seekers  Finally, we have an album that answers the question that so many Xian records have posed – how big IS God?!

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Signifyin’ donkey

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Crazy Polish record with great, Seussian cartoon illustrations.  Have no idea what’s going on here, but I imagine some ancient East European children’s story, fable, fairytale?   On the MUZA records label from Poland.  (1971).  Maybe some out there can help?

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Planet Rock

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PLANET ROCK MUSIC HMV RECORDS (DENMARK).  Wow!  I love these old Outer Space, Spaceman records from the 50’s.  This EP is a comp of Pop Songs including “Red Planet Rock” by Don Lang, (Little Bitty Pretty One by Bobby Day; Alone by the Shepherd Sisters and Please Mister Brown by Alma Coogan) from Denmark and a really beaut!

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Helle yeah!

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(Missionary-evangelist) Dale V. Helle sings (“Let he that know best hold you …”)  “In The Hollow of His Hand”   Sacred Records

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Burnt weenies

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Castles in the Sand  “Seashore fun and frolic in songs for rhythmic play” CRG Records (“Voted the finest children’s records ever created”).  “For creative children whose parents want them to love, understand and grow with good music”.   This and many other vintage children’s (and ADULT) records are for sale on eBay here.

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