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Frenchette

The timeless beauty of Brigitte Bardot.  Cine Musique de France   Philips Records (Japan)

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Spy vs. Spy

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.   “Theme Song” b/w “The Vagabond” by the Gallants   (l-r)   Leo G. Carrol, Robert Vaughn (Napoleon Solo) and David McCallum (Illya Kuryakin)   The series which ran on NBC stations from 1964 – 1968 included contributions from James Bond creator Ian Fleming, Robert Towne (Chinatown) and Sci-fi author Harlan Ellison.   U.N.C.L.E. of course stands for the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement.   U.N.C.L.E.’s archenemy was a vast organization known as THRUSH.   The original series never explained what the acronym THRUSH stood for, but in several of the U.N.C.L.E. novels   it was expanded as the Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity.   THRUSH’s aim was to conquer the world.     I learned about the cold war from watching TV like this.     (I’ll post the equally awesome “Girl from U.N.C.L.E.” album soon)

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Sandwaves

“Scrambler”   World Pacific Records   (1964)   The Sandells first LP (The same group that scored the movie “Endless Summer”)

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Cat power

Here’s the soundtrack EP for Josephine Siao’s 1967 film The Golden Cat (飛賊金絲貓), another one of her sadly unavailable “Jane Bond” movies. (Pathe/EMI Records)   (China)     “Hear this at Soft Film and Explore the ephemeral past of Chinese entertainment from Hong Kong, the U.S.A., and around the world: vaudeville pioneers, flappers, aviatrices, burlesque dancers, hula hoopers, movie queens, sex bombs, jade girls, tomboys, pin-ups, sour beauties, girl jocks, swordswomen, and go-go girls.”

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Everybody must get stoned

Original Soundtrack   The Tziganes Gypsies   Music by The Motifs Folkloriques       AZ Records (1967)   (France)

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All the rage

“A Rage To Live”   Original Motion Picture Soundtrack with music by Nelson Riddle.   Theme by Ferrante & Teicher   United Artists Records   (1965)   Directed by Walter Grauman and starring Suzanne Pleshette as a woman whose passions wreak havoc on her life.   Based on the 1949 novel of the same name by John O’hara.

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Cliff Richard with strings

“Thunderbirds Are Go!”   Cliff Richard Sings “Shooting Star” with The Shadows   Columbia EMI Records (UK)   A 1966 film based on the popular British TV series featuring marionettes set in 2065 .

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The urge to merge

The Mating Urge   Original Soundtrack composed and conducted by Stanley Wilson (1959)

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Rita Hayworth’s burning bush

The soundtrack to the film “Fire Down Below”   Decca Records   (1957)   Rita Hayworth (on location in Tobago) with Jack Lemmon and Robert Mitchum directed by Robert Parrish.     The title song is sung by Jeri Southern.   Jack Lemmon composed and performed all of the harmonica themes in the movie and Robert Mitchum was so inspired by the Caribbean location that he recorded a – now classic – Calypso record.   (Check it out on LPCoverLover)

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Goldfinger

Shirley Bassey sings “Goldfinger” from the quintessential James Bond film of the same name from 1964.   Pictured is Sean Connery (the only real 007) with his trusty silencer.     This EP is from Mexico.

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