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Karate boogaloo

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ULTRA MAN

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Look in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…

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Jesus and Superman!!   Reverend Danny Nance.

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Super boy

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You gotta hear these!   Christopher Hart   sings    

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with the St. Julian’s School Choir under the “leadership” of Maestro Cesar Batalha.   RT Records (1981)   Art:   Maria Lucia   / Photography:   Lourenco   (Portugal)   Thanks to lp cover lover, Paolo Martins for writing “Christopher Hart rocks all you teens out of your closet with his fabulous double 45.”

Gipsy Man:   Every kid dreams of freedom outdoors.

“I’m am the gayest Gipsy man that rides inside a caravan”

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The “B” side:

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Super Boy:   A song about British superpowers.

“I’m always so supreme when I have my daydream”

Paolo adds: Maestro César Batalha composed a lot of children music. He’s responsible for the theme of the band Onda Choc in the 90’s and several others. Onda Choc was a pre-teen cover band.   Gipsy Man was also sung in Portuguese and its melody spread everywhere where emigrants with children went.   A French friend of mine recalls the song in Portuguese as Little Gipsy Woman, not Man.     I’m not sure where Christopher Hart came in, but he’s British and probably sang in St Julians School Choir.   Maybe there was some effort to internationalize Maestro Cesar’s themes by bringing in some foreign singers.

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Bats out of hell

The Batmen “Batman” b/w “Tell Me Baby”   CBS Records   This band is from Germany.   Here’s a neat website about records inspired by Batman.

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Heros of the B3

Johnny “Hammond” Smith “The Stinger”   Prestige Records   (1965) Design/Pop Art:   Don Schlitten.   sDusty Groove says: A great little groover from Johnny Hammond Smith — and one of his rarest albums! The record may be rare because it’s got a strange cover that features a comic character that looks like the Green Lantern, and Prestige might have gotten nervous about copyright infringement.   Johnny’s in great form on the Hammond, and his combo really cooks nicely — with Floyd Smith on guitar, Earl Edwards on tenor, and Houston Person sitting in for the version of the title cut. The set features a great version of Smith’s groover “Cleopatra & The African Knight”, plus “Benny’s Diggin”, “There Is No Greater Love”, “You Don’t Know What Love Is”, “The Stinger”, and “Brother John”.

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Hercules, Hercules

“The Mighty Hercules” Golden Records. A Trans-Lux Television Presentation, Produced by Adventure Cartoons for Television Inc., The Mighty Hercules followed the adventures of mythology’s son of Zeus. Hercules traveled with his companions Helena, Newton a centaur, Prince Dorian and Tewt a satyr. The main recurring villain was Daedalius, the evil wizard. Other villains included Wilhemine the Sea Witch as well as the Mask of Vulcan. The theme song was by Johnny Nash. It was on the air from 1963-1966.

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Buck to the future

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Buck Rogers In the 25th Century.   An Original Radio Broadcast.   A George Garabedian Production.

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Spider Man

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Jazz vibist, Freddie McCoy “Spider Man” on Prestige (1966) Tracks are: Hav` Mercy; Yesterdays; The Girl from Ipanema; Spiderman; That`s all; Speak out, Deagan!

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Super group

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Songs and stories about The Justice League of America on Tifton Records.   Featuring the Flash, Wonder Woman, Plastic Man, Metamorpho and Aquaman and all the DC Comic superheroes.

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The Penquin

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