In the days before beer pong and kegstands

Eddie Miller and his Blue Notes
“Frat Hop”
Tops #L1571

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The Original Animal House

The Mayfair ALL-STAR Orchestra
“Frat House Party”
Golden Tone #C 4020

MAILBAG:

Hi, I’m Guga from Sardinia, Italy. I came up in your site and it’s really great, I had a really great time. But I have a question. Is it just an impression of mine, or the people and the place in “Mayfair ALL-STAR Orchestra – Frat House Party” cover and “various – 12 top hits” are the same?!?

There is the same grey wall, the same green sofa and the same yellow/orange chair and the same plant behind the sofa. The dancing girl in 12 Top Hits is sitting on the yellow chair (notice the socks! :P) in Frat House Party, and her “mate” near her. The dancing girl in Frat House Party is (notice socks and shirt) on the sofa in 12 Top Hits near the dancing guy. And there’s another couple who probably doesn’t like dancing in both covers.

Is there a reason for that? Or is it just that publishers didn’t have a great sense for beauty?

– Guga


BR: Good eye, Guga. Many of these cheapo-o Tops/Mayfair records seem to have the covers shot on what I assume is the company loading dock. You’ll even see the same cover pic on two different records!

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They like me! They REALLY like me!

Bobby Krane & his Orch.
“Teen Age Dance Party”
Bravo! #K131

This cover exists for several different records.

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Real surfers don’t wear that much clothing.

The Centurions
“Surfers’ Pajama Party”
Del-Fi #1228
(John Spath collection)
MAILBAG:

“When Del-Fi Records released the one and only album by The Centurions, they mistakenly gave it the exact same cover and catalog number as the [Bruce Johnston] Surfers’ Pajama Party that is shown on your site… Needless to say, it was nearly impossible for anyone to order the Centurions album and they soon met the fate of so many other West Coast surf-rock bands (that is, until the overrated Quentin Tarantino and the underrated John Waters pulled tracks from the album for the films Pulp Fiction and Pink Flamingos, respectively.)”
–”Trash Toaster”

Although I first had this listed as the Bruce Johnston version, its actually the Centurions version! –BR

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chomp.

Tammy Faye
“Run Toward the Roar”
PTL#1820
1980

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Oops! There goes my sanity.

Jim & Tammy & Their Friends
“Oops! There Comes a Smile”
Singcord #ZLP 948
1975

“God’s Not Dead”:

 

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The Greatest Gospel Album Ever Produced

Tammy Faye Bakker
“The Lord’s On My Side”
PTL #RLP-1822
1980

From the Back Cover:

This is Tammy Faye at her best.

I’ve seen her soar like a bird in moments of joy.  I’ve seen her almost inundated in a torrent of disappointment and pain.  I’ve watched older people love her as their own.  I’ve seen the awe and respect the young have for her.  I’ve experienced her as a wife and mother of  my children.  She is complex, yet simple.  She is open to all that is new, yet deeply committed to timeless principles….

I personally think this is the greatest gospel album ever produced. But, of course, I may be a bit prejudiced since I am her husband.
–Jim Bakker

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Giggle You to Death

Tammy Faye Bakker
“Sings PTL Club Favorites”
NewPax #33044
1977

From the Back Cover:

“Tammy Faye is very likely to giggle you to death the first time you run into her in person. In a world that spins day after day with most people walkin’ around with a long face she definitely stands out as a living example of bubbling excitement.  She lives my a code that is best described in a new song… entitled “If Life Hands You a Lemon, Start Makin’ Lemonade”. 

–Gary S. Paxton

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erm… I think I’ll have the fish.

Elmer Wheeler
“Selling the Sizzle”
Success Motivation Institute #1315
1960

“Selling the Sizzle (excerpt)”:

Selling the Sizzle (excerpt)

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Bring on the diagrams

C. Sumner Wemp
“Love, Courtship, Romance, and Sex”
Prestige Prod. #10253
1971

“Love, Courtship, Romance, and Sex”:

Love, Coutrship…

sumnerwemp.com

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