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French small fries

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Serge Prokofiev “Peter and the Wolf”   Microsillon Records (France)

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Rear Window

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Ludio Ruzzier  Vendette Records  (Italy)

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All Lives Matter

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“Black and White” featuring “Black is Beautiful, White is Beautiful,” “All Abroad (sic) the Friendship Train” and “Move a Little My Way”.   “Storysongs and music for children about brotherhood and sisterhood”.   Peter Pan Records.  As necessary today as ever!

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Lipstick, powder and paint

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

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Besame smoocho

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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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Dreamboat Annie

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Ann-Margret “Hey, Little Star” b/w “Man’s Favorite Sports”  RCA Victor (Japan)  Hard to find a bad photo of Ann-Margret.  Here’s a cute one from the early Sixties.  Japanese record companies put out beautiful, high-quality covers featuring American movie stars and models in the Fifties and Sixties.  You can see many of them on this site!

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Divorce Україна Style

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Divorce UKRAINIAN Style  Roy Mykytyshyn and Friends  V Limited Records (Canada).  This and 300 other fun records from the LPCL library are up for sale on eBay now.

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Never Can Say Goodbye

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Benny Mussolini’s Genoa speech from May 1938 on this two-sided hit single from Italy.  Learn from history.

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Step kids

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“Papa Aime Maman” (Papa loves Mama) Les Scarlet / “Dumollet Trip” Andre Girard.   Panorama Records (France)

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Dark end of the street

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Jovita Luna in “Marcela’s Other Me” a Spanish film soundtrack picture sleeve from 1961.  RCA Records (Spain)

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