Ray Martin Pop Goes the Swingin’ Marchin’ Band

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Ray Martin, Pop Goes the Swingin’ Marchin’ Band, RCA-Victor LPM-1771, 1958. Songs are
Rock Around The Clock
Sail Along Silv’ry Moon
Cheer Leader Cha Cha
Lullaby Of Birdland
Witch Doctor
The Mexican Hat Dance March
Begin The Beguine
Who’s Sorry Now
April Love
Rock And Roll March
The Swingin’ Shepherd Blues March

I don’t know if this was a novelty then, taking pop songs and putting them to a marching band, but it’s what every high school marching band does now.

I’d sell this for $3 plus $4 shipping. I hate that I have to charge for shipping, but there’s no way around it.


Frank Sinatra – Nevertheless I’m in Love with You

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Frank Sinatra, Nevertheless, I’m in Love with You. Capitol-Pickwick SPC-3456. 1967.

I just sold this one and I should have kept it. Not that it’s worth any money to speak of. My grandmother who passed in 2000 gave it to me while I was still in high school. That’s when I was mostly into Boston, Led Zep, Scorpions, and a few oldies like Elvis or Chuck Berry.

“Why did you give me this Grandma?” “Because you collect records and anyone who collects records needs to have some Frank Sinatra.”

Well, it wasn’t till after she was gone that I started to truly started to appreciate Frank, Dean, and those guys. I eventually ended up with quite a bit of Sinatra, and so when a guy came over to the house and went through my albums picking out ones to buy, he took this one and several others. I could have pulled out any that I didn’t want to sell, and felt a tug when he had this one, but I let it go. It wasn’t my favorite (but it is a good one), and my kids won’t care about my little story, so why worry about it? I actually feel better about selling it now after confessing my silliness. But what a great photo of Sinatra on the cover.

Frank Sinatra – Tommy Dorsey

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Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra featuring Frank Sinatra. Coronet Records, CXS-186. 1963. I think I have this one in mono and stereo. I think I have I have a couple Sinatra albums in both mono and stereo. Not on purpose. I’m not that coordinated in my collecting, it’s just I happen to have picked them up along the way.

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The Versatile Henry Mancini

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Henry Mancini, The Versatile Henry Mancini and his Orchestra. Liberty LST 7121. 1957. I love this cover. And I love Mancini.

Admiral Stereo Advertising Album

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Admiral Stereo, Stereophonic demonstration record featuring the amazing Phantom 3rd Channel! “A Masterpiece in Precision Fashioned in Fine Furniture.” That’s right, you couldn’t carry music in your pocket, it was a piece of furniture. Admiral 738241. 1950s.

Photo from a cool blog at www.gadgetspage.com.

Artists include Lionel Newman conducting the 20th Century-Fox Orchestra, Henry Jerome and His Orchestra, Lenny Dee, Warren Covington and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, –and get this one– Bill Haley and His Comets!, Mishel Piastro and His Concert Orchestra (he must have more than one), Carol Burnett doing Sweet Georgia Brown (which many of you know the tune, the Harlem Globetrotters use it), Irving Fields Tria, Wayne King and His Orchestra, Jan Garber and His Orchestra, The Stratford Strings.