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  • Various - Smoking Reefers and Kicking the Gong (CD)


    Whatever its nomenclature, entertainers have long enjoyed a ’special relationship’ with cannabis/marijuana, particularly musicians and singers, who’ve long delighted in extolling the joys of recreational drugs.

    This compilation deals with the leaf’s early years, when it was generally referred to as ’Reefer’ (sometimes, ’Gage’, ’Pot’, or ’Tea’), and was pretty much the exclusive domain of Jazz and Blues musicians.

    The oldest sides featured herein are a couple of the earliest known druggies’ anthems, ’Willie the Chimney Sweeper’ (an homage to smoking opium, a practice then widely known as ’kicking the gong’) and ’Dope Head Blues’.

    Some major artistes feature on this set, notably Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller, Champion Jack Dupree and The Ink Spots.

    Mind you, many of the song titles are a dead giveaway: ’Reefer Man’, ’Sweet Marijuana Brown’, ’Reefer Head Woman’, ’Who Put The Benzedrine In Mrs Murphy’s Ovaltine?’, ’The Reefer Song (If You’re A Viper)’, etc.

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  • Paulette Sisters - In The ’50s (CD)


    The Paulette Sisters were among the most prolific of all the singing sisters of the 1940’s, 50’s and early 60’s, recordings dozens of singles for such major labels as Decca, Columbia and Capitol, yet this is the very first CD compilation of their work.

    They were early protégées of Connee Boswell and backed her on several sides as a quartet.

    When one of the sisters left to get married, Connee coached them on becoming a trio like the Boswells.

    This new Jasmine set focuses on their 50’s material, with orchestrations by Mitch Miller, Percy Faith, Larry Clinton, Dave Cavanaugh, and Sy Oliver, all remastered in pristine digital sound.

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  • Various - Fool’s Gold: Lux And Ivy Dig Those Novelty Tunes (CD)


    Released March 25, 2022.

    • Think original Saturday morning Children’s Choice selections fed into a Crampsian cement mixer.

    • 25 madcap and eclectic novelty 45s gathered together for All Fool’s Day.



    • Think original Saturday morning Children’s Choice selections fed into a Crampsian cement mixer.

    • 25 madcap and eclectic novelty 45s gathered together for All Fool’s Day

    From an era where seemingly nothing was taboo on record, songs about worms, cannibalism, wildfowl on a rampage, wombats, mad people and deranged cats

    Including the “World’s Worst Record” according to Kenny Everett – The Legendary Stardust Cowboy’s superb ‘Paralyzed’

    Plus celebrity nonsense from Danny Kaye, Spike Jones, Brian Hyland, the voice of Mr Magoo Jim Backus and Sheb Wooley

    And obscure gems from Dicky Doo And The Don’ts, Sidney And The Chimps and The Joker

    Warning: May contain unfounded driving advice and anti-rabbit propaganda

    Remastered with sleeve notes by MOJO magazine’s Dave Henderson

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  • Various - Lux And Ivy Dig Crime Jazz – Film Noir Grooves & Dangerous Liaisons (CD)


    • Dramatic, dark and daring jazz compilation collected from a brace of late ‘50s exploitation movies and TV soundtracks

    • Featuring the masters of tension Elmer Bernstein and Henry Mancini plus a host of cameos from Miles Davis, Burt Bacharach to Andre Previn

    • Including the theme music from Dragnet, 77 Sunset Strip and Peter Gunn along with highlights from Touch Of Evil, I Want To Live, The Man With The Golden Arm and Johnny Staccato among many others

    Plus genre setting 45 gems ‘Harlem Nocturne’ and ‘Route 66’ plus obscure B- sides ‘Experiment In Terror’ and ‘Two Hour Honeymoon’

    The likes of Bernstein and Mancini were the backbone of crime jazz but just like the juxtaposition of plotline and sound, it’s the offbeat nuances that make it all the more spectacular.

    An audio masterclass for fans of drive-in movies and Alex Cox’s Moviedrome.

    Remastered from the original sound source with sleeve notes by MOJO magazine’s Dave Henderson

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  • Various - Total Exotica – As Dug By Lux And Ivy (2CD) (CD)


    • The light and dark of exotica and easy listening, from ethereal Martin Denny- championed grooves to heavier jazz investigations into world music
    • As dug by The Cramps’ Lux and Ivy
    • Companion set to the successful ‘Pure Exotica’ of 2020

    Featuring key players in the genre from Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman to Les Baxter and Eden Ahbez

    With jazz exponents Esquivel, Ahmed Abdul Malik, Yusef Lateef and Cal Tjader

    Plus the incredible voices of Yma Sumac and Ethel Azama

    And a host of obscure gems from The Markko Polo Adventurers, Bill Russo, Bianchi, Henri Rene and Jack Marshall

    Includes the strange authentic instrumentation of Elisabeth Waldo and the luck strings of Henry Mancini

    Remastered from the original sound sources with sleeve notes by MOJO magazine’s Dave Henderson

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  • Various - Pure Exotica 2CD – As Dug by Lux And Ivy (CD)


    • Focussing on the recent resurgence of interest in exotica, space age bachelor pad music and the weird side of easy listening.

    • Both variations of the exotica genre as dug by much loved record collectors The Cramps’ Lux And Ivy.

    • Featuring the celebrated masters of the art; Martin Denny, Lex Baxter and Arthur Lyman plus rarities from the jazz world and journeymen exploitation experts including film composer Henry Mancini and sonic explorers Stan Kenton and Phil Moore.

    • One disc of sound effect-infiltrated easy listening plus a fine selection of darker, more intense sounds veering towards the weird and wonderful world of Nexotica.

    • Remastered from the original sound sources with sleevenotes by MOJO magazine’s Dave Henderson.

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  • Allison Mose - The Complete Atlantic / Elektra Albums 1962-1983 (6CD Boxset) (CD)


    Strawberry Records are proud to present the 12 albums that Mose Allison issued on Atlantic Records and Elektra Musician between 1962 and 1982 on 6CDs. This does not include “Greatest Hits” or “Best Of” albums which of course duplicated tracks from regular albums.

    • Although these albums have all appeared on CD reissues at different times over the years. This is the first box set to gather together all of the albums from this period in one set.

    • The original LPs are featured two per CD in chronological order. Produced by Bob Fisher whose detailed essay covers the entire history of Mose Allison’s career with quotes and endorsements from artists like Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, Pete Townshend, Georgie Fame, Van Morrison and many others who were inspired by his music. The booklet includes complete recording details and supporting personnel for each album along with numerous reproductions of advertisements, reviews and news stories from music industry magazines.

    • Designed by Michael Robson and mastered by Simon Murphy this is the definitive collection of this period of Mose Allison’s career.

    • Disc One contains the first two Atlantic albums “I Don’t Worry ‘Bout A Thing” and “Swingin’ Machine”.

    • Disc Two contains the albums “The Word from Mose” and “Wild Man on The Loose”

    • Disc Three features “Mose Alive” and “I’ve Been Doin’ Some Thinking”

    • Disc Four presents “Hello There, Universe” and “Western Man”

    • Disc Five opens with the live set, “Mose In Your Ear” and his last album for Atlantic, “Your Mind Is on Vacation”

    • Disc Six concludes the box with his two albums for Elektra Musician, “Middle Class White Boy” and a third live set recorded in 1982. This time from the famed Montreux Jazz Festival, “Lessons in Living” with sidemen, Lou Donaldson, Jack Bruce, Eric Gale and Billy Cobham.

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  • DeCastro Sisters - Cuban Nightingales – The Complete Rarities (2CD) (CD)


    The DeCastro Sisters are best-remembered today for their classic hit ’Teach Me Tonight’, but their careers actually spanned an amazing seven decades, from the mid-1940s to the early 2000s.

    Bear Family previously issued a collection of their Abbott and RCA recordings, but here gathered for the first time are the remainder of their vast catalogue, without duplicating a single track. Included are two complete stereo Capitol albums, the rest of their rare singles (including the stereo version of ’Teach Me Tonight Cha Cha’) and private demos from Peggy DeCastro’s personal collection.

    The Cuban trio had a style and sound unlike any other vocal group and they are displayed here in all their glory.

    Jasmine has restored everything with their meticulous work on two CD’s containing nearly three hours of music. Above all, the DeCastro Sisters are fun and guaranteed to give you an exciting listening experience.

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  • Prima Louis And Lily Ann Carol - Oh Marie! (CD)


    Before Keely Smith, there was Lily Ann Carol. When Louis Prima abandoned Dixieland and formed his first big band, the beautiful New York native was signed to be his star vocalist, and for more than six years – from 1940-1946 they were one of the most popular attractions in clubs and theatres across the country.

    Here gathered together for the first time are nearly all of their recordings and this is the very first collection to throw a spotlight on Lily Ann, who up until now has been something of a mystery figure.

    Among their wartime hits are ’Bell Bottom Trousers’, ’I’ll Walk Alone’, ’A Fellow on a Furlough’, ’Hitsum-Kitsum-Bumpity-Itsum’ ’The Lip’ and of course ’Oh Marie’

    All tracks have been restored here in sparkling sound on a jam-packed Jasmine CD, with Lily Ann not only singing beautifully, but keeping up with Louis in the humour department as well.

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  • Various - Mambo, Cha Cha Cha & Calypso Vol 4: European Session LP + CD


    Grouped together under one Caribbean banner, these typically Cuban melodies from the 1930s (Mambo) and
    ‘50s (Cha-cha-cha), further spicened with Trinidadian tunes from 1915 onwards (Calypso) bubble over to
    form a frothing tryptic of irresistible dance songs. First released in the States, these sunny melodies very
    rapidly spread around the world following the First World War…
    After having first explored a bouquet of female singers (Vol. I), followed by the wild extravagance of this music
    (Vol. II) and finally its links to Blues (Vol. III), El Vidocq here focuses on the impact and influences of Mambo,
    Cha-cha-cha and Calypso within other regions of the world. Volume quatro: Europe! A hip-swaying road trip
    through Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Germany and last but not least France. Benefitting from markedly
    mixed ensembles – for these countries often opened their arms to exiled musicians – the songs here
    spotlighted are all strongly influenced by the Caribbean while yet retaining their own national flavors.
    How can you not succumb to “La Suppa de Pichon” by Belgium’s Los Merecumbes, or to the “Cha Cha Twist” by
    Spain’s Margarita Sierra? You’re sure to ᴉOlé! the “Torero” by the UK’s very own The Southlanders, while
    shaking your bum to Bordeaux’s Ben y su Tumba and his fiery “Tequila” as audacious as the original by Chuck
    Where in the world are we? And when? What the hell are we doing?! Gracias, danke schön Jukebox Music
    Factory, for having once again shattered the yawnful space-time continuum!!

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  • Various - Sex-O-Rama LP + CD (LP)


    What a relief to escape the humdrum, to conquer one’s ennui, to spice up the too-long evenings stuck at
    home… Here’s a proposition: SEX-O-RAMA!!! Oh la la, such an aptly named compilation! Rascally El
    Vidocq this time dares to sway outside his comfort zone. Here humanity’s oldest obsession is tackled
    tastefully, with class. The selection is amusing, but ever well-meaning, for these songs are as stimulating
    to listen to as they are to dance to! Naturally, our intrepid collector had to roam beyond his habitual ‘50s
    and ‘60s, for the real sexual revolution did occur a tad later… A few seductive caresses of varying
    insistence (Michele Mercier, Geraldine), a few advances “in due and proper form” (naughty Prince Buster!),
    an eloquent series of moans and groans (Rita, Armando Travaioli, Noelia Noel), chance encounters
    (intransigent Jean Yanne)… not to mention a few exquisite parodies (Jacqueline Mayand and Bourvil, as
    drole as they are tender)… So hesitate no longer! Stop biting your lip! The sap is rising, as they say, so
    time for a change of ambiance… Time to slip on some SEX-O-RAMA!

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  • Various - Mambo, Cha Cha Cha & Calypso Vol 3: Blues Session! LP + CD (LP)


    El Vidocq pursues his ‘Mambo, Cha-Cha-Cha & Calypso’ voyage with this third, vitamin-D-rich ensemble: ‘Blues Session’. Following in the footsteps of the feminine first volume and insane second ensemble, he here explores the rawest roots of this warm, sun-drenched music. What a delight to discover these groovy tunes from the ‘50s and ‘60s uniquely fusing R’n’B, Rock n’ Roll and Blues. Memphis Slim, Johnny Otis and other legends here loosen up to welcome exotic south-of-the-border influences. Noro Morales and his piano return to their sunny roots,
    while Sir Lancelot’s voice accompanies a beach bonfire and Eddie Bo declares his love for island melodies… Jukebox Music Factory shares with you an austral archipelago of ageless charms!

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  • Williams Joe - Basie & Beyond 1955-1957 (CD)


    Here are 22 tracks illustrating Joe Williams’ transition from Count Basie’s greatest singer to a solo star in the jazz world. The set begins with 10 tracks from his tenure with Basie recorded between 1955 and 1957. The second half of this set features his debut LP released in 1957 ’A Man Ain’t Supposed to Cry’ which is featured in its entirety from tracks 11-22.

    This is a wonderful mix of rocking blues and sophisticated ballads from a performer of immense importance who after leaving his tenure with the Basie band in 1961 went on to record scores of excellent albums.

    Sit back and listen as Joe Williams wraps his rich baritone voice around these superb tracks.

    Fully detailed liner notes.

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  • Rhum Runners - Kick The Gong! (CD)


    Hieno albumi. Exotic Rock`n`Roll as it´s best! Real nice artwork by Mr. Marcel Bontempi.

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  • Various - Get ’Em Off! – Music for Strippers – From Burlesque to Strip Clubs (CD)


    28 tracks of music mostly from the world of jazz and r&b to take your clothes off to.

    No set of stripping music would be complete without the most famous song associated with the pastime, ’The Stripper’.

    8 of these titles come from a famous 1950s LP called ’How To Strip for Your Husband’ and most of the other tracks and artists come from the world of jazz and r&b.

    The music on offer here were the kinds of tracks that the performers themselves, certainly in America would choose for their musical accompaniment.

    Fully detailed liner notes.

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  • Leiber & Stoller Big Band - Good Rock and Roll for Dancing (CD)


    This is the first collection to combine the two legendary albums made by the great songwriting team of Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller.

    ’Scooby Doo’ was released in 1956 under Jerry Leiber’s name and it is chock full of, as the title suggests, ’Good Rock & Roll for Dancing’ which is all played by the cream of Los Angeles jazz men including Ernie Freeman and Plas Johnson. ’Yakety Yak’ followed in 1960 and includes 11 superb versions of their biggest hits including ’Bazoom’, ’Jailhouse Rock’, ’Hound Dog’ and of course ’Yakety Yak’ all played by what is essentially the Count Basie Band just without the Count himself. Great stuff!

    Fully detailed liner notes.

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  • Various - Terror From The Universe – Soundtrack From Beyond The Stars From Attic Of Lux And Ivy (CD)


    Countdown to oblivion on this 26-track collection spiked with sci-fi dialogue and filmed in glorious Crampovision.

    • Featuring wild rockabilly, unkempt rock ‘n roll, novelty 45s, queasy listening and plenty of wonky pop sounds all in awe of the march into space.

    • Including the weird and wonderful, mad scientists of sound, electronic innovators, easy listening space age pop and a homage or two to solar exploration.

    • With Sun Ra And His Arkestra, primordial Theremin grooves, madcap rock ‘n’ roll instrumentals, George Martin in disguise, the legendary Basil Kirchin, guitar supremo Les Paul, Moondog and Esquivel among many others.

    • Remastered from the original sound sources with sleevenotes by MOJO magazine’s Dave Henderson.

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  • Dors Diana - Swinging Dors – Expanded Edition (CD)


    Blonde Bombshell DIANA DORS is one of a handful of big-name, bill-topping ’Hollywood Golden Era’ actresses who were greatly underrated as singers, and as a result made very few records.

    Consequently her recorded legacy is minimal, running to little more than the sides gathered together on this set.

    This compilation is built around her highly-regarded LP ’Swinging Dors’, recorded for Pye Records in 1960, which has become a collectors’ item over the ensuing years.

    Also included is another serious collectors’ rarity, an earlier 78rpm single, ’I Feel So Mmm……’ / ’A Kiss And A Cuddle’, from 1953, alongside a track from a 1955 musical comedy, and five live performances from 1950s U.S. television shows.

    A special ’bonus track’ features the soundbed to a short 1956 television interview with Bob Hope, on American TV.

    This is a wholly unique compilation as this body of work has never been thus collated before, while the live TV performances have never previously appeared on CD.

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  • Martin Dean - That’s Amore Baby! – The Great Hit Sounds Of… (2CD) (CD)


    Like the other legendary members of ’The Rat Pack’, the eternally cool Dean Martin really needs no introduction but in case you didn’t know… Dean Martin was a major star of records, stage, screen, radio, television and night clubs as a singer, comedian, dramatic actor. How’s that for a start?

    Here we have some of his very best recording sessions of the ’50s and early ’60s including the major hits: ’That’s Amore’, ’Memories Are Made of This’, ’Standing on the Corner’, ’Innamorata’, ’Young and Foolish’, and ’Return to Me’.

    Along with the hits there are also many of the most popular songs of the ’50s. However one the greatest features of this set has to be the inclusion of the full length album ’This Time I’m Swingin’!’ recorded with the gifted Nelson Riddle and in glorious stereo!

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  • Martin Dean - Joins Reprise (CD)


    When Frank Sinatra launched the Reprise label in 1961, his friends and cronies gradually signed for the label; DEAN MARTIN was a case in point, joining their roster in early 1962, upon the expiry of his Capitol contract.

    This compilation features his first two Reprise LPs, ’Dean Martin – French Style’ and ’Dino Latino’, the latter being a collection of largely Spanish favourites; both albums would be successfully reissued after Dino hit big with ’Everybody Loves Somebody’, a couple of years hence.

    Also included, as bonus tracks, are Dino’s first few Reprise singles, ’Tik-A-Tee, Tik-A-Tay’, ’Just Close Your Eyes’, ’From The Bottom Of My Heart (Dammi, Dammi, Dammi)’, ’Who’s Got The Action?’, and ’Sam’s Song’ , the latter a duet with Sammy Davis Jr.

    This is the first time this body of work has been thus compiled, while the bonus tracks are notoriously difficult to find elsewhere on CD.

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  • Various - Headin’ For The Christmas Ball (CD)


    1-CD with 24-page booklet, 31 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 minutes.

    • A nostalgic and varied Christmas compilation, not only for the holidays, either danceable or dreamy with a mixture of swing and jazz, rhythm & blues and crooner pop! 
    • Bear Family’s latest edition of ’Season’s Greetings’ for 2020!
    • Nostalgic Christmas with 31 Lindy Hop-Jitterbug-Boogie-Jive and Easy Listening rarities of the years 1940-1967!
    • Among them the title song Christmas Ball, as well as the B-side of the rare 1951 Coral single of the Georgie Auld Orchestra with the great singer Bill Darnel, never before on CD!
    • Knuckles O’Toole & The Brigadiers’ version of Jingle Bells is also included, as well as New Year’s goose bumps classic Auld Lang Syne in the worn version by Guy Lombardo, and the famous version of the classic Sleigh Ride in the interpretation of orchestra leader Leroy Anderson, also known from the movie ’Polar Express’!
    • Besides The Andrews Sisters there are more ladies with their great voices, above all the stunning Dinah Washington, the crooner lady Dorothy Collins and last but not least Kay Martin, who makes it quite slippery and erotic.
    • They are joined by Jerry Lewis, Cary Grant and Mickey Rooney, three movie stars from Hollywood’s golden era with their really rare recordings!
    • Also available as LP (BAF18070)
    Christmas Ball!
    With this compilation we want to give more exuberance to the celebration of love, although some of the songs are nostalgic and dreamy and you might even feel transported back to your own childhood. This Christmas disc invites you to the Christmas ball, to dancing, to swinging, to contemplation and cheerfulness among family members, friends, like-minded people and guests. This music brings glamour into every hut, with all the candles, lights and crackling stoves, while outside it is snowing and stormy…
    Again a parade of rarities for Christmas
    As always, part of the concept is to focus on rare recordings that are not found on every Christmas collection. Accordingly, you should definitely get the previous ’Season’s Greetings,’ because then you can listen to all the CDs one after the other staying in Christmas fever. Some of the tracks are on CD for the first time. For example both sides of a single by the Georgie Auld Orchestra with the fantastic singer Bill Darnel, which was released on Coral at that time containing its title song Christmas Ball, as well as the B-side, It Ain’t Snowin’ Outside. Some exotic components come from The Surfers with Hawaiian sounds and The Enchanters with a mix of doo wop and mambo! For a laugh, the CD also contains a series of novelty recordings, from well-known and unknown greats like Barry Gordon, The Lennon Sisters and Kay Martin. Who remembers the touching Christmas movie classic with James Stewart? This film tempted us to involve some top movie stars with their comedic talents from Hollywood’s golden era: Cary Grant, Mickey Rooney and Jerry Lewis! Rare recordings, but listen for yourself! Of course, the CD also comes with liner notes for each song, rare photos and many illustrations in the 24-page booklet!
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  • Various - Swingin’ Dick’s Shellac Shakers Vol. 1+2 – Hot Jive, Jumpin’Jazz & Big Band R&B 78’s (CD)


    Inspired by the beat of the big band and the swingin’ hot rhythms of the Thirties and Forties…. This collection of swing comes from the vaults of “Swingin’ Dick’s 78 Social”.
    Renown the world over as “The Original Gramophone Operative”, Swingin’ Dick shares his collection of shellac shaking phonographic 78rpm records for your edification. Join the enigmatic Dick as he spins his unique brand of Hot Jive and R&B Swing, 10 inches at a time!
    This compilation of 78s will have you jumpin’ and jitterbugging to the sounds of a bygone era, in all it’s gramophonic glory. – A 2-on-1 CD will be released at the same time.

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  • Various - Lux And Ivy Dig The Beatniks: A Collection of Finger Lickin’ Grooves, Deep Thinkin’ Diatribes and Exploitation 45s (2CD) (CD)


    A double CD featuring a host of classic beatnik 45s as dug by The Cramps’ Lux and Ivy.

    • Featuring super rare sides, weird pontification, finger clicking hipness, deep thinking diatribes and the inevitable mention of goatees on a set of suitably ginchy grooves.

    • Including Edd ‘Kookie’ Byrnes, Don Morrow, Langston Hughes, Slim Gailliard, the late great Ken Nordine, Rod McKuen, Cal Tjader, Babs Gonzalez and a host of others searching for the “cool”.

    • With revered beat poets Kenneth Patchen and Lawrence Ferlinghetti set to jazz and mindless tunes by Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge and Bob Dorough among others.

    • Featuring a blast on novelty 45s from Cacique And His Tribe, The Jokers, The Expresso’s, Honkers, Dick Summers, Three Bips And A Bop, Steve Allen and Sylvester Statuslack Hup.

    • Remastered from the original sound sources with sleevenotes by MOJO magazine’s Dave Henderson.

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