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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Are We Live???

I was shut down for at least a few days due to malware in one of the third-party ads but I seemingly have access now. You?

Thursday, January 10, 2019

HAPPY ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE LORD

by Joe Dailey & Friends


ALBA HOUSE COMMUNICATIONS
AN930
STEREO
1975


SIDE A:



Happy Are The Children of the Lord
God Is Love
Prayer For Peace
Our Father (Prince of Peace)
A Light Will Shine

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SIDE B:



We'll See The Light
The Christ Hymn
New Life Hymn
Commitment Song
Blessing

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Editor's note: had I not heard Carey Landry's "The Spirit is a Movin'" before this I might be more kindly inclined to like it but I find it derivative of that record. Which is an ignorant statement since I know little about either of the LPs and for all that I do know this could have preceded the aforementioned. No matter. I've heard both and this is the lesser of the two.

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

BAR MITZVAH FAVORITES

with the Marty Levitt Orchestra featuring Harriet Kane


FIESTA RECORD COMPANY
FLPS 1590
STEREO


SIDE A:



My Bar Mitzvah Boy
Zol Zein Mit Mazel
Sunrise-Sunset
Oy Vei Is Tsu Mir
Tumlers Buglar
Neyer Yid
To Life (L'Chayim)

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SIDE B:



Litvak Polka
Shir Hashirim
Bar Mitzvah Hora
Mom-e-le
Tango Naturno
Mein Zindele

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Editor's note: the first side of this record was interesting music-wise though the oompah variant was a bit overtaxing. By the second side I wanted to hurl it into space. Luckily, the Chinese now own that, too. I still like the idea of this LP just the sounds of it all that much.

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

A FUN EVENING...DON HAYES AND HIS BALDWIN ORGAN & PIANO

by Don Hayes


ART RECORDS
ALP 63 S
STEREO
1963


SIDE A:



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SIDE B:



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Editor's note: despite the excellent cover this record is fairly shoddy. The sound is low, the crackle is high and Don's jokes fall flat despite his own self-congratulatory laughter. That doesn't mean I don't like the package, because I do, it just could have used a professional tuning. Either way, if you need a rekindling of old Fort Lauderdale this takes you to The Mark "21" Lounge and the nightly tunings of Don Hayes.

Monday, January 07, 2019

GOD'S ANGRY MAN: THE LIFE STORY OF DICK PALMER

by Dick Palmer


CROWN SACRED RECORDS
CS-1001-LP
STEREO
1960s?


SIDE A:



God's Angry Man

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SIDE B:



That's Enough
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Heaven Came Down and Glory Filled My Soul
Give Me Jesus
I'll Never Worry
To Be Used of God

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Editor's note: Dick Palmer's story of redemption and the horrors of prison is a good listen though it also sounds like any other tale of that ilk. But since he was local to the Detroit area it works out in my favor. The second side sounds like kids, probably his, singing in the vein, though not in the same league, of "I Like God's Style" just not as rockabilly or as clunky. Either way you've once again been given more than you gave back.

Sunday, January 06, 2019

BAROQUE MUSIC FOR RECORDERS

Concentus Musicus of Denmark Under The Direction of I. K. Mathiesen* and A. H. Mathiesen


NONSUCH RECORDS
H-71064
STEREO
1971


SIDE A:



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SIDE B:



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Editor's note: what could be more annoying than a bunch of professional musicians playing recorder flutes? The correct answer is nothing. Well, maybe except for a gaggle of kids performing with those same instruments. It's all the same to me either way. Oh yeah, I didn't feel like typing in the tracks. Not that anybody here has the ear for such finery anyway.

Saturday, January 05, 2019

SONGS OF WESTERN BIRDS

by Donald J. Borror


DOVER PUBLICATIONS
22765-O
STEREO
1971


SIDE A:



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SIDE B:



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Editor's note: how is that one can find companion pieces to records eight years apart and not feel some kind of synchronicity in the world? I mean, I just as easily could have found the same bird record twice but in all of my years of scrounging through thrift store bins I always seem to find another part of a series. So it is. That's where the connection stops because I can hardly tell one bird apart save for maybe a bluejay or a dove. The rest? No clue. Such is my expertise in most things.

Friday, January 04, 2019

TOUCH TYPING MADE SIMPLE



NO LABEL
33 1/3
1960


SIDE A:



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SIDE B:



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Editor's note: my love of typewriters goes back further than records by about a handful of years. I think I had a typewriter by the time I was 4-years-old and have gone through word processors, computers, manuals and now cellphones typing away the word fantastic. That's what I do. Now do what you do best and mooch this record. Just note that there are periods of silence for typing exercises. It threw me off the first go around and I ended up re-recording SIDE A because I wasn't paying attention. Just as I wasn't paying attention in school and forewent typing training but can somehow type without looking at the keys without being able to identify any keys beyond the obligatory QWERTY.

Thursday, January 03, 2019

THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER

by the Peter Pan Players and Orchestra


PETER PAN RECORDS
45-689
45 RPM


SIDE A:



THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER

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SIDE B:



THE FARMER IN THE DELL
OLD MAC DONALD HAD A FARM
HERE WE GO 'ROUND THE MULBERRY BUSH

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Editor's note: hopefully this triggers some negative reaction from some factions of the snowflake generation that hates themselves but loves everything else. Myself, I don't stand or salute for either anthem. Not because I have some animus against them but rather against the great ignorant population at large that has turned our country into a ghettoized version of Canada.

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

HEY, MISTER!

 with Danny Thomas and others


AISAC-ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL
AR 725
1960s


SIDE A:



Spiritual Medley
Johnny Guitar
Wishing Tree
Bugle Call Rag
Chop Chop

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SIDE B:



Wake Me At Midnite
Balln' the Jack
Donde Estas
Tom Cattin
Hey Mister

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Editor's note: I saw this in an estate sale preview a month or so ago and, of course, nobody else wanted it except me. Seeing as television is inundated with both sick children and abused dogs on the hour this album has relevancy in today's terms. Plus Danny Thomas was from Detroit and the singer and musician shown on the back cover are both natives to the city as well so it fits into my want list.

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

OATMAN...PAST & PRESENT

featuring various voices


NO LABEL
9870
1977


SIDE A:



Introduction (1:30)
Young Oatman (4:00)
The Miner (4:32)
Gold (3:42)
Suburban Oatman (2:29)
The Market (4:18)

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SIDE B:



Away From It All (10:47)
The Burros (3:08)
Nuttin' To Do (1:18)
Ain't Been Scratched (2:39)
Conclusion (1:40)

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Editor's note: I love this record but...there's a huge scratch at the end of the second side that audibly skips a time or twelve in the very last minute. Sucks donut? I mean, I'm not from Arizona and know nothing about Oatman but I always like some aural history and the blip at the end kills some of that joy. Oh well.

Monday, December 31, 2018

MUSICAL REFLECTIONS

by Rome Boy's Choir


BOYS' CLUB CHOIR
STEREO
1972


SIDE A:



WONDERFUL DAY LIKE TODAY
SHALOM
THE SWEETHEART TREE
FEELING GOOD
BORN FREE
BYE BYE BLUES
HAPPY WANDERER

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SIDE B:



CONSIDER YOURSELF
KYRIE ELEISON
DONA NOBIS PACEM
FRERE JACQUES
PEOPLE
FIFTY NIFTY UNITED STATES
LET THERE BE MUSIC
RED, WHITE & BLUE MAGIC

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Editor's note: another failed cover photo by yours unruly [sic] but I may get around to re-shooting it. Either way, I like the cover. The music is okay as well but I have always much preferred female choir over males even though boy's voices are generally passable for female at a young age. Honestly, I don't really care either way.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

DIXON DUETS

by George and Charlene Dixon


WEST FAMILY RECORDS
CSW 4671
MONO


SIDE A:



I'LL NEVER BE LONESOME AGAIN
WHAT A FRIEND
THE TOUCH OF THE MASTER'S HAND
NEAR THE CROSS
YOU'LL KNOW WHEN JESUS SAVES YOU

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SIDE B:



HE CAME TO MY RESCUE
ZION'S HILL
JESUS SIGNED MY PARDON
THE LAST MILE OF THE WAY
NATURALIZED FOR HEAVEN

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Editor's note: as you'll hear, George is the more accomplished singer of the duet. Or maybe Charlene is just trying not to show him up. Either way they love Jesus. You might, too. I love the simplicity of the cover if nothing else.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

AESOP'S FABLES

narrated, sung and composed by Marshall Izen


COLUMBIA RECORDS
CR 21538
STEREO
1972


SIDE A:



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SIDE B:



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Editor's note: while you're listening to this I'll be in the process of driving back to Detroit from Knoxville with my Clone. Thanks to technology and a little pre-planning I can do such things without having to pull over or crash the car. Of course, back in the heyday of this blog (although I think my finds these days are much better) I used to pre-plan and post as such weeks in advance. Now I'm prattling.

As for Aesop and his tales, this is not my first or last foray into the genre. A more mechanical and less jovial rendering was posted here in 2010.

Friday, December 28, 2018

MUSIC FROM HAIR

 by The Sunshine Generation


PICKWICK RECORDS
SPC-36558
STEREO
1979


SIDE A:



AQUARIUS
I GOT LIFE
FRANK MILLS
HAIR
BE-IN (HARE KRISHNA)

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SIDE B:



WHERE DO I GO?
EASY TO BE HARD
GOOD MORNING STARSHINE
THE FLESH FAILURES

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Editor's note: I went on a recording spree during my two days off for Christmas and its Eve and this is one of the dozen LPs that made the cut. Not because of the content but mostly due to the excellent cover which is not reflected in my shoddy camera work. That'll need a do-over. The music is forever pressed into the wax and there will be no altering its dirty hippy content. I found it a bit simplistic with a dirty Marxist sitting in the grass and rotting with the scents of sandalwood and body odor but catchy in a few places as well. Overall, I'd just as well throw it into a volcano but that same sentiment could be reserved for a few trillion people past and present, too.