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I think this is perhaps one of the strangest album covers ever — not sure what the bikini-clad dancer Dali painting is doing on a cover with the self-proclaimed “King of Organ” complete with crown and robe, but here we are, and I like it here! The music is top-notch with snappy arrangements of some standards of the day, pretty lively stuff.

Have a listen to Brazil:

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KingOfOrgan.zip (37MB)

Side One
Sweet Georgia Brown
Tea for Two (Cha-Cha)
Moonglow and Theme (from “Picnic”)
Josephine
Jalousie (Tango)
Bye Bye Blues

Side Two
Five Foot Two Eyes of Blue
Brazil
The Breeze and I
Happy Organ
The Shiek of Araby
Mighty Low

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