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Thursday, November 30, 2017

PRESENTING THE VAN IMPES

by Jack and Rexella Van Impe


CROWN V RECORDS
CV 1003



SIDE A:



THE ASSURANCE MARCH
THE OLD RUGGED CROSS
FOLLOW ME
YOUNG PEOPLE'S MEDLEY
JERICHO ROAD
SAVED

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SIDE B:



THE HOLY CITY
WONDERFUL GRACE OF JESUS
TRIESTE OVERTURE
NO ONE EVER CARED FOR ME LIKE JESUS
MANSION OVER THE HILLTOP
V IS FOR VICTORY

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Editor's note: I'm not really into television evangelists as much as I am the folksy ones on small town radio but Jack Van Impe is the exception. His pansophistic knowledge of The Bible and opposition to the New World Order are the main appeals but his sincerity in the message warms my atheist heart to overflowing. I even wrote Jack an e-mail 15 or so years ago that he read portions of on the air making me believe that he didn't actually have many viewers but who knows. It was an honor to be in his prayers despite not believing in the religious cause. The record is okay but nothing spectacular. Rexella sings better than I would have expected and Jack's playing is bit more frivolous than the dirges that I expected. After having a severely scratched and unplayable copy for years I managed to snag this at an estate sale recently for 50 cents. Score!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

RICHARD ELLSASSER PLAYS THE CONN ORGAN


by Richard Ellsasser


SACRED RECORDS
LPS 4039
STEREO
1964


SIDE A:



Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken (2:12)
Brother James' Air (3:00)
Once to Every Man and Nation (2:15)
Fairest Lord Jesus (3:13)
A Mighty Fortress (1:45)

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SIDE B:



The Lord's Prayer (3:18)
I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked (4:41)
Prelude on Greensleeves (5:20)
The Lost Chord (4:18)
Hallelujah Chorus ("Messiah") (3:40)

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Editor's note: despite this being a religious record the cover gave me the same spiritual feeling of greatness as Luther Henderson's hand-clapping slapper-do cover did. As with that recording I was also left disappointed here. Not because it isn't a solid effort but it promised more than it delivered. This one is heavy on the churchy feel when I wished to be irradiated by a steam piano from Hell. Oh well. I still like the cover. According to a classical music forum (: |) his album "Richard Ellsasser Plays the Baldwin Electronic Organ" was termed "ghastly". Which is all the more reason to track it down.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

ERVIN MONROE PLAYS SALON MUSIC FOR FLUTE

 with Fontaine Lang, piano


GOLDEN CREST RECORDS
RE-7064
STEREO
1977


SIDE A:



Pan (Pastorale) (3:10)
Offertoire (4:36)
Le Chant Du Vent (2:17)
Rossignolet (The Nightingale) (3:21)
Adago Nobile (4:13)
Pipeaux (2:11)

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SIDE B:



Romance / Hebrew Song (6:38)
Sketches for Flute Alone: No: I. Announcement (1:18)
Sketches for Flute Alone: No: II. Soliloquy (2:00)
Sketches for Flute Alone: No: III. Flirtation (1:27)
Sketches for Flute Alone: No: IV. Night-life (1:56)
Sketches for Flute Alone: No: V. Frolic (0:40)
Bolero (4:49)

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Editor's note: just because this dude gives the come hither look and has sassafras flow it takes nothing away from his ability to play. He's a renown flutist and there will likely be a copyright infringement claim against this post in due time. Nonetheless, you don't make a cover like that unless you want to make the cheesecake hall of fame.

Monday, November 27, 2017

CHARLENE PRICKETT DOES FLOORS AND AEROBICS


RUBICON RECORDS


SIDE A:



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SIDE B:



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Editor's note: Miss Charlene tries way too hard to be cool and sexy. It doesn't work. But it is kind of interesting in a very cheesecake sort of way.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

...TO GOD BE THE GLORY

by Bill Park with the Bob Cline Singers


RAINBOW RECORDS
R-2190
STEREO

SIDE A:



My Tribute (To God Be The Glory) (2:44) 
One Day Too Late (4:34) 
The King Is Coming (2:55) 
New 23rd (1:55) 
What About You (3:48) 



SIDE B:



Follow Me (3:45) 
Ten Thousand Years (3:05) 
It's A Privilege (2:49) 
Something Beautiful (3:40) 
This Could Be The Dawning (2:20) 


Editor's note: this guy has both a Morrissey and Elvis vibe going here. At least to me he does. His vocal inflections are the former and the timbre of the King. Of course, Bill is singing to the King of Kings. Which is something us heathens can't understand. Well, we could but don't. Either way, my daughter thinks Bill's caricature on the cover is creepy and gives this effort a thumbs down without even hearing it. Having heard Bill I can sing his praises in the affirmative.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

HESSE BETWEEN MUSIC

read by Fred Haines, music by the Group Between


CAEDMON RECORDS
TC 1516
STEREO
1977


SIDE A:



Aphorism/Clouds/Allegory (4:10)
Whistlin'/Life Story Briefly Told/Jesus Was Twelve (2:24)
From Martin's Diary (1:20)
Happiness/The Essential (0:56)
Chinese Legend (2:47)
Suicide (10:41)   

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SIDE B:



The Ballad Of The Classical Poet/A Poke In The Eye (3:04)
World Betterment/Marx And Me (2:13)
Organ Playing/Consciousness (7:23)
The World Is Lying Broken (1:26)
The Ferryman/Siddhartha's Face (6:50)
Death Song Of The Poet (1:44)

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Editor's note: this is a great record in spite of itself. Being that Hesse's words are way too emo for the music and the music isn't exactly Mozart. But somehow if you want a hipster sound and pre-beatnik words you've arrived. What I'm saying is that I like the concept but not so much the content if that makes sense.

Friday, November 24, 2017

MR. SPOCK'S MUSIC FROM OUTER SPACE

by Leonard Nimoy


DOT RECORDS
DLP 25794
STEREO
1967


SIDE A:



Theme From "Star Trek" (2:04)
Alien (1:57)
Where Is Love (1:50)
Music To Watch Space Girls By (2:17)
Beyond Antares (2:03)
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Earth (2:12)

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SIDE B:



Mission Impossible (1:58)
Lost In The Stars (2:25)
Where No Man Has Gone Before (2:24)
You Are Not Alone (2:02)
A Visit To A Sad Planet (2:50)

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Editor's note: Apparently you don't have to like Star Trek to enjoy Leonard Nimoy's albums. The other one that I have is good as well. It almost makes me want to find more but I won't seek it out unless it's way on the cheap. Like 25 cents cheap. I'll come across it eventually. It's a pretty rough copy but this is an archivist's post not a fucking hipster lounge. Buy your own shit if you don't like it.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

FROM THE HEART OF A PEOPLE

by Emma Schaver


MERCURY RECORDS
MG 20052


SIDE A:



Shir Hashirim
Kinneret
Nigun
Drei Yingelech
Tsvei Vaise Toibn
Reisala

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SIDE B:



Ani Maamin
Wiglied
Es Brennt
Nirkoda
Partisanen

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Editor's note: I don't really listen to much music preferring rabid right wing talk radio (think Alex Jones) over the melodic sounds of rapists, drug addicts and sexual deviants. I barely remember listening to this one and probably won't revisit it any time soon. I do recall that the first track was the standout and the rest seemingly the standard fare pseudo opera stuff that sophisticated folks are agog over. Since I have a Jew fetish and even a little of the race in my blood I will give this one a nod in the affirmative.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

THE REGIMENTAL BAND PIPES & DRUMS OF THE SCOTS GUARDS

Captain J. H. Howe, musical director

LONDON INTERNATIONAL SERIES
SW99324
STEREO
1963


SIDE A:



An Occasional Fanfare   
A Scottish Celebration   
Broadswords Medley
Pentland Hills
Tobert Burns Selection  
Band And Pipes Medley  
Finale

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SIDE B:



Holyrood March
The Conundrum March
South Rampart Street Parade
Band And Pipe Selections
Quick March
Lili Marlene
Medley

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Editor's note: MAKE WAY FOR THE QUEEN'S GUARD! Up until recently I had been under the impression that these guys were docile figureheads in the security force for the Illuminati German-bred Queen. 'Tis not so! Well, they are part of the New World Order but hardly docile. These guys, when prodded become quite violently verbose and will knock a mutha down. Especially if you stand in their way when they are marching. And rightfully so! They are performing a duty and morons on holiday or out for a laugh should be no deterrent to their obligation. The music? Eh, not my favorite. But after watching a few hours of footage of these guys raging on YouTube I have new-found respect for them.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

LEARN CODE THE EASY WAY

by Radio Shack


ARCHER RECORDS
20-025


SIDE A:



Lesson 1-5

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SIDE B:



Lesson 6-10

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Editor's note: back in her heyday I used to purposely listen to Alanis Morissette against my will so that if I was ever in a position of being tortured by the Illuminati I would be able to sustain any abuse. I received the same aural nausea listening to this.

Monday, November 20, 2017

CANDY THE TALKING DOLL

by Muriel Linton and Grace Copeland


RITE RECORD PRODUCTIONS
AR 769



SIDE A:



CANDY SINGS HER THEME SONG
AN INTERESTING DIALOGUE
A RIDDLE FOR CANDY
CANDY SINGS A FAVORITE SONG
CANDY TELLS A STORY
SONG: DEAR JESUS WALK WITH ME
THE MEANING OF THE TRINITY
MISS LINTON AND CANDY SING A DUET

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SIDE B:

UNPLAYABLE

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Editor's note: this is an amazing record with an even better cover. Religious propaganda for little children and when you think about it that's the perfect time to indoctrinate them. Which sounds like a terrible thing to say until you look at the shape of our society minus religion. Humans, not unlike wild animals, need to be curtailed by some powerful force or they degenerate into cataclysmic mental dildos with sexual perversions galore. Which is not a bad thing in itself when you have a rational society full of purposely moral people. But we don't so you either have God or gulags, tyranny or T. Rex. And I ain't talking about a band.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

PIZZA PARTY

featuring Joe Biviano


DAVIS RECORDS
JD - 106
1957


SIDE A:



TARANTELLA
MARIA MARI'!
PIZZA PIE POLKA
VIENI SUL MAR
MAMA
TOO FAT POLKA

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SIDE B:



BEER BARREL POLKA
CIRIBIRIBIN
LA SPAGNOLA
FUNICULI, FUNICULA
O SOLE' MIO
LA SORELLA

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Editor's note: the main attraction here is the ridiculously large pizza and not so much the polka. Not that polka doesn't have it's place in the drunk pantheon of heathen Pollocks it just doesn't stand out here. Another thing that does stick out is that a handful of people couldn't put down their goddamn smoke for a minute for a photo with the world's largest pizza. Or better yet they could but chose to look kewl. Horrible, disgraceful savages.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

STEEL GUITAR

 by Speedy West


CAPITOL RECORDS
T1341



SIDE A:



SPEEDIN' WEST
RAILROADIN'
WEST OF SOMOA
CAFFEINE PATROL
OUR PARADISE
FLIPPIN' THE LID

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SIDE B;



THIS AIN'T THE BLUES
STAINLESS STEEL
STEALIN' MOONLIGHT
TRUCK DRIVERS RIDE
SUNSET
STEEL STRIKE

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Editor's note: great album. I swear that track 3 on side B or one in that vicinity sounds an awful lot like Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes. Well, at least the guitar parts do. Which wouldn't be surprising because Speedy West is pretty much brilliant.

Friday, November 17, 2017

THE GRAND PRIX OF THE UNITED STATES 1960



RIVERSIDE RECORDS
RLP 95021
STEREO
1960



SIDE A:



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SIDE B:



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Editor's note: as soon as I saw this in the quarter bin at the thrift store I knew I had a winner. The call of the race is excellent as are the in-race interviews with drivers. If I actually liked car racing I'd probably be more excited about this but it is only a record.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

BENNY AND JOANNE SING PRAYING AND WEEPING

 by Benny Amburgy and Joanne Cook


JEWEL RECORDS
LPS 730
STEREO
1977


SIDE A:



PRAYING AND WEEPING (3:09)
THAT SAME ROAD (2:36)
I WANT TO STROLL OVER HEAVEN WITH YOU (2:25)
ON THE HILLS OVER THERE (2:19)
THANK YOU LORD (2:52)



SIDE B:



HE DIDN'T COME DOWN (2:42)
STILL I BELIEVE (3:03)
MAMA NEEDS NO MARKER (3:01)
ONE DAY AT A TIME (3:15)
I'M READY TO GO HOME (1:50)




Editor's note: this is a solid Christian album with a country-folk twang to it. As with most of these self-published LPs the title track is the strongest song with the others serving as fillers. While Benny's Southern style is a bit overbearing it's not unlike the country of that time period. Joanne sings perfectly in accompaniment as Jesus strums along. My favorite part of this record though is the poor spacing on the cover as well as the gesticulating Christ imploring the Heavens. I implore you to share this record with all 6 of your friends.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

WHO IS THE ALCOHOLIC?

by Gert Behanna


WORD RECORDS
W-3358
1965




SIDE A:



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SIDE B:



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Editor's note: I've had this record in cue for a few years but it's a warped copy that skipped with my old turntable so I didn't post it though it seems to play passably through on my new ION record player. This is a fairly standard staple in many collector's stash mainly for the odd-ball attraction that it was/is but it's a decent record for the message itself. The factors for alcoholism haven't changed much in the past 100 years although science now calls this addiction a disease due to its destructive nature. I don't think it's a disease in itself but it becomes one for the addict once it wholly consumes their life. But I'm not here to bring down your mellow so listen on.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

MOVING ON!

by Lenny Dee


DECCA RECORDS
DL 74890
STEREO
1967



SIDE A:



THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (1:55)
I WILL WAIT FOR YOU (2:25)
BORN FREE (2:00)
MUSIC TO WATCH GIRLS BY (2:40)
HOW INSENSITIVE (2:55)
GEORGY GIRL (2:05)

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SIDE B:



DAYDREAM (1:50)
SWEET MARIA (2:15)
SO WHAT'S NEW (1:52)
I WAS KAISER BILL'S BATMAN (2:10)
EDELWEISS (2:13)
WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL (2:10)

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Editor's note: I don't know what that duck call rapido is but it titillates me, friends. And that chortling organ with its machine gun warbling makes me want to post 10,000 records in a week. Lenny Dee's bad-ass and despite ignoring most of his records any future sifting that feature excellent album covers will purchased without question.