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Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up


Champagne Melodico  NESTOR CAMPOS  Victoria Records (Mexico).  Beautiful, luscious, rich, bright and golden.  A shining example of a nineteen-fifties “cheesecake” pin-up fashion beauty cover from south of the border.  Of course, there’s much more here if you like this – just click on the tagged categories.  And leave a vote for more if you like it.

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Lipstick, powder and paint


“Paris la Nuit”  Paul Mauriat y su Gran Orquesta  Bel Air Records (France)

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Besame smoocho


El Beso Robado (“Stolen Kiss”)  Cesar Castro  Fuentes Records (Colombia)  1958 issue of Mariachi, Ranchera, Corrido music.  Lovely shot of a Guacho couple on the ranch.

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Real Gone Daddy


PAOLA  Philips Records (France)

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Party gams


“Party Songs”  Norm Dombrowski and the Happy Notes  Gold Records “If I had my way, I would _____  all day!”

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Whiskey bent and heel bound


Flensburger Trinklieder Fontana (Germany) .

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The latin fringe


Las Potranquitas del Norte  Caliente Records (Columbia)  (1973) .  This is music from northern Mexico called, Norteno.   Norteno music revolves around the accordion, drums and the Baja Sexto (a big acoustic bass guitar) to produce a polka like sound.  Las Potranquitas add the electric guitar and bass.  Their music follows the traditional Notreno polka blueprint, but there are flashes of bubblegum pop and garage rock that poke through all the Oom-pah!.  Listen HERE.

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The first dance


Checked this off an old Want List.  Thanks Tony!  “Rockin’ with the Rockets”  Tony Crombie and his Rockets  Columbia Records (UK) (1957)  Tracks: Stop / Stick And Stones / Hear My Plea / Rock Shuffle Boogie / Forgive Me Baby / Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster / Red For Danger / Take My Love / Rex Rocks / Brighton Rock

Anthony John “Tony” Crombie (27 August 1925 – 18 October 1999) was an English jazz drummer, pianist, bandleader and composer.  He was regarded as one of the finest jazz drummers and bandleaders, and occasional but very capable pianist and vibraphonist, to emerge in Britain, and as an energizing influence on the British jazz scene across six decades.

In August 1956, Crombie set up a rock and roll band he called The Rockets, which at one point included future Shadows bassist Jet Harris. The group was modeled after Bill Haley’s Comets and Freddie Bell & the Bellboys. Tony Crombie and his Rockets released several singles for Decca Records and Columbia Records, including “Teach You To Rock” produced by Norrie Paramor, which is regarded as the first British rock and roll record and which made the Top 30 in the UK Singles Chart in October 1956.[2] He is credited with introducing rock and roll music to Iceland, performing there in May 1957. By 1958 The Rockets had become a jazz group, including Scott and Tubby Hayes.

The following year Crombie started another group, Jazz Inc., featuring pianist Stan Tracey. In 1960, Crombie composed the score for the film The Tell-Tale Heart and established residency at a hotel in Monte Carlo. In May 1960 he toured the UK with Conway Twitty, Freddy Cannon, Johnny Preston, and Wee Willie Harris.[5] On his return to England, he became the house drummer at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, where he accompanied visiting American stars like Ella Fitzgerald, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster and Jimmy Witherspoon. In September 1965 when Don Byas played at the club his performance was captured on tape, and is available on the CD, Autumn Leaves. Ronnie Scott announced the band saying: “…Tony Crombie is deputizing for our regular drummer, Jackie Dougan, who has unfortunately been taken suddenly drunk…” He also performed in Israel and the United States, and began writing for films and television. He also toured with artists like Lena Horne, Carmen McRae, Tony Bennett, and Jack Jones, and played piano on the Annie Ross album Skylark.

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What is succes?


Succes-Musette  Symco Records (France)  Musical stylings of one Luc Harvet son Accordeon et son Ensemble.  Kind of a beatnik vibe here.  I dig her red garter and checkered scarf and bangs!  Lucky Luc.

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Sea gals


Muchachas Guairenas  Berthica Medina y conjunto  RCA Records (Venezuela)

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