tough love

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John Gimenez
“Pick Up On This, Kid”
Word # 3456

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From the liner notes:

“I was a stinkin’, filthy, no-good junkie, twisted out of my mind.  Up tight.  Bound by dope.  A chronic addict.  A chronic criminal.  A chronic liar.  There was no way out.  The doctors said it.  The narcos said it.  My family said it. 
It was my sister’s boyfriend who gave me my first taste of marijuana.  I was not quite ten at the time…  I was out of my mind!  I never forgot the beating I got when my father found out.  Man!  I was sick!… Kept throwing up, falling down, getting up…  laughing all the time my father was hitting me.”

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watn2s1John was a member of the Addicts.
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Hö hö hö

ragnarssonÓmar Ragnarsson
“Krakkar mínir komið þið sæl”
1965. SG – Hljómplötur #SG=006

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So this is the first record I have found from Iceland (unless I have some Sugarcubes hiding somewhere).  When I find records like this, I always imagine what a strange journey they must have had over the last half-century, being crated around the world from Reykjavík to a thrift store in Houston, Texas.

I was trying to discover if this was a Christmas-themed record, I found that this LP has its own page on the Icelandic Wikipedia! I google translated it to save you the trouble:  (And, yes, it’s a Christmas record)

My kids Hello 33-rpm LP record issued by SG – records in 1965. On her moves Omar Ragnarsson Christmas songs for children – Telpnakór assistance – exposure and conducting: Magnus Ingimarsson. Drawing on the front did Halldor Petursson. Photo on the back took Kristjan Magnusson. The album was taped in Broadcasting. 

This album has ten songs suitable for children, light verses, which will be reliable all for fun. The first of the count naught, for three verses by Thorstein Ö. Stephensen, transferred in a children broadcasting for over two decades. Verses Thorstein impressed the young generation and the rake probably also the young generation, who listen to this album.

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Ómar Ragnarsson is now an Icelandic politician and founder of an environmentalist political party.

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I can haz armageddonz?

Rexella Van Impe
“Rexella Sings… Children’s Songs!”

Yes, It’s THAT Rexella, wife of televangelist Jack Van Impe.

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Stripping Santa

Six Million Dollar Man
“Hear 4 Exciting Christmas Adventures”
Peter Pan #8208
1978

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–Elves Revolt
–The Toymaker
–Christmas Lights

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I bet this guy drives a winowless van.

Harry Secombe
“Christmas Cheer”
Philips #BL 7747

With the angels

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Knocking out your tooth (decay)

Muhammad Ali
“Ali & His Gang vs. Mr. Tooth Decay”
St. John’s Fruit & Vegetable Co.
1976

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I choose Truth

Don Ray Williams
“I Dare You”
Bible Visual Aids #102-3 95

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The Original Papa Smurf

Geir Børresen og Smurfene
“I Smurfe-land”
dB #004
1978, Norway

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Still Smurfy

 

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Vamos a la Escuela

Cepillin
“Vamos a la Escuela”
Orfeon #LP-16H

“Vamos a la Escuela”:

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Cepillin, aka Ricardo Gonzalez, was a popular TV clown in 1960′s Latin America. He started out as a kids’ dentist in Monterrey, Mexico. “Cepillin” translates roughly to “little toothbrush”.

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Sheltered in the Arms of Dickens

Fred Dickens
“Sheltered in the Arms of God”
Gospeltone #196

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