streamlined figure

Paul Fogarty
“Famous Forty Exercises for Streamlining Your Figure”
Streamline PF-1000

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the many arms of Vishnu

Vickie Hanson
“Aerobic Glow”
DaySpring #4111

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that’s kara-TE!

Steve Linnegar
Narrated by Mike Faure
Music By Snakeshed
“Karate Moves: The Mystical World of Karate”
GNP Crescendo #GNPS 2176

From the Back Cover:
This record is a vivid audio documentary on the mystical world of karate. It is a revelation to the layman and a great motivating vehicle to the karate student!

“The KIA Scream”:

“The KIA Scream”

 “Karate Moves” / “In The Wind” (excerpt)

“Karate Moves” / “In The Wind” (excerpt)

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ask mom before cutting up the living room carpet

Sharron L. Lucky
“Carpet Square”
Melody House #31

“The Carpet Twist”:

The Carpet Twist

From the Back Cover:
“The student will find the short nap carpet easier to use in doing the carpet square activities. Shag carpet is not recommended.”

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el Richard Simmons de Mexico

Profesor Vellanoweth

“Gimanasia en su Hogar volumen 2″
Discos Columbia

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I’m a Believer in paternity tests

Various Artists

“Special Believercise”
Dayspring Records

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lines & curves


Debbie Drake w/Noel Regney & his orchestra
“Feel Good! Look Great!”
Epic #LN 24034

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I was finished in 2.

“:20 Minute Workout”
Ronco #RTV2007

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False Advertising!!!

original post: False Advertising!!!

“Budget Labels” were known to capitalize on any craze, be it a dance, sound, or star. Recently I went through by budget collection to find a certain kind of budget record – those with fake or misleading names.

Check out “Enchanted Strings” by David Rose, legendary bandleader and writer of “The Stripper”. Or is it? A closer look reveals the record is actually by The Stradivari Strings (“one of Europe’s finest pop string orchestras” , AKA a collection of anonymous, underpaid studio musicians.) The back cover reveals that “Davis Rose, himself, has selected the songs.” Probably written on a napkin at a cocktail-bar meetup with the label owner. (Spin-O-Rama #S 103)

“Kentonality” seeks to capitalize on the progressive jazz craze of the 1950s, featuring “compositions” by Stan Kenton, Peter Rugolo, and others. Unfortunately, Stan and Pete were unavailable for the record – you’ll have to settle for The Francis Bay orchestra. At least this record gives us some real info about the performers. (Omega # OSL 27)

If the organ stylings of Ken Griffin are more your thing, you’d be tempted to pick up “Cocktail Time”. After all, it is in the “Ken Griffin Style”. Of course you have to read the fine print to discover that it’s actually recorded by one “Ashley Tappen”. (Somerset SF-27500)

At least the above artists got a shout-out on the record. “A Tribute to Hank Williams” does not even give us the name of the lonely honky-tonkers performing on the record. (International Artists AK-195)

Likewise with the not-quite-the-Beatles “That English Sound”. (Modern Sound MS 552)

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Why is The Man keeping Roosevelt Franklin down?

This is a repost from the old BizarreRecords blog

Roosevelt Franklin
“My Name is Roosevelt Franklin”
Sesame Street

Roosevelt Franklin was screwed from the start.
As the token black muppet on the early days of Sesame Street, he was made to carry to weight of the entire race on his spindly, turtlenecked shoulders. Wee Roosevelt, who said his first name first and his second name second, was always getting into trouble. He hung out with his brother, sister, main man Mobity Mosley, and some Mexican kid.

“Roosevelt Franklin Counts”

This album, a 1974 reissue of 1971′s “The Year of Roosevelt Franklin”, is voiced by Matt “Gordon” Robinson. Someone saw fit to make a front cover that looked like a mugshot from clown jail. Roosevelt lasted only a few years on the Street. Apparently, complaints were made that Roosevelt was a bad negro stereotype and a poor example for children. I’ll let you be the judge.

“The Skin I’m In”

Matt Robinson as Gordon, with an orange Oscar.

Roosevelt music is funky, jiving step up from the usual Sesame Street fare. We can only guess what he might have done with a disco album.

Mobity Mosley meets Surfin’ Bird on “Mobity Mosley’s Months”

Roosevelt & Abeceto sing about sharing on “Halfies”

Safety is the theme with “Safety Boy Blues”. “A city street is like a beehive… where the bees have gone out of their minds”

Back to learnin’ with “Roosevelt Franklin’s Alphabet”

Wikipedia on Roosevelt Franklin.
Matt Robinson died of Parkinsons disease in 2002.

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