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A Touch Of Tabasco, plus - The Velvet Lounge Rosemary Clooney & Perez Prado: A Touch Of Tabasco, plus - The Velvet Lounge Art-Nr.: BCD17144

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Eat To The Beat - Dirtiest Of Them Dirty Blues (CD) Various: Eat To The Beat - Dirtiest Of Them Dirty Blues... Art-Nr.: BCD16816

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Jump, Jive An' Wail - The Velvet Lounge Louis Prima & Sam Butera: Jump, Jive An' Wail - The Velvet Lounge Art-Nr.: BCD17203

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Double Features: Love In Las Vegas & Roustabout - The Original Collection #21 (CD) Elvis Presley: Double Features: Love In Las Vegas & Roustabout... Art-Nr.: CDBMG90622

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Comin' Home Baby Mel Torme: Comin' Home Baby Art-Nr.: CDCOL6548

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Play The Hip Hits Booker T. & The MG's: Play The Hip Hits Art-Nr.: CDSXD065

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Vol.4 (LP) Las Vegas Grind Various: Vol.4 (LP) Las Vegas Grind Art-Nr.: LPSTRIP004

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Vol.6 (LP) Las Vegas Grind Various: Vol.6 (LP) Las Vegas Grind Art-Nr.: LPSTRIP078

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Va Va Voom, Vol.5 - Oops! 16 Early 60's Instrumental Shakers Various: Va Va Voom, Vol.5 - Oops! 16 Early 60's... Art-Nr.: LPFLOR07

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Untamed Youth (EP, 7inch, 45rpm, PS) Mamie Van Doren: Untamed Youth (EP, 7inch, 45rpm, PS) Art-Nr.: 45PREPM11

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Burlesque (3-CD) Various: Burlesque (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CDBT3067

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(2013/Big Three) 60 Tracks, Digipack - Original recordings 1945-62 with a burlesquian flair! The perfect soundtrack for your own private Burlesque Show! MM/Bear Family Records
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Summer Bride (CD) Molly Moonstone: Summer Bride (CD) Art-Nr.: CDET6080

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(2016/El Toro) 14 Tracks - Fantastic debut album of the Burlesque Queen from Helsinki! Amazing mix of Rhythm'n'Blues, Rock'n'Roll and Soul influences with great diversity, it's a joyful listening!
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Untamed Youth (EP, 7inch, 45rpm, PS) Mamie Van Doren: Untamed Youth (EP, 7inch, 45rpm, PS) Art-Nr.: 45PREPM11

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Limited pink vinyl reproduction of this very rare 45 extended play album from 1957.
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Jungle Exotica Vol.1 (LP) Various: Jungle Exotica Vol.1 (LP) Art-Nr.: LPSTRIP005A

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(1997-Crypt) 20 tracks. Learn the 'Calypso Bop' today! Genius rockin' exotica compilation. A Must Have!**** First pressing stock copies - limited quantities
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Las Vegas Grind Vol.4 (Vinyl LP) Various: Las Vegas Grind Vol.4 (Vinyl LP) Art-Nr.: LPSTRIP004A

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(1992/Crypt) 20 tracks. Last stock copies of this rare first pressing album for a 'Oooba Goooba' price. Amazing vinyl full of Tittyshakers und Lounge Rockers. Is your 'Earthworms' collection complete?
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Va Va Voom, Vol.5 - Oops! 16 Early 60's Instrumental Shakers Various: Va Va Voom, Vol.5 - Oops! 16 Early 60's... Art-Nr.: LPFLOR07

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(2015/Floridita) 16 tracks - Volume 5 of the great 'Va Va Voom' Tittyshaker series including many obscure and hard-to-find goodies!
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Hillbilly Comedy Collection (2-DVD) Various: Hillbilly Comedy Collection (2-DVD) Art-Nr.: DVDVCI5309

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(VCI) NTSC, Code 1, not rated, english, color and b&w, contains the following complete movies: 'Las Vegas Hillbillys ' (1966) color, 85 minutes., 'Hilbillys In A Haunted House' (1967) color, 88 mins., both Country Music themed comedys...
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Vice Raid (1959) Mamie Van Doren: Vice Raid (1959) Art-Nr.: DVDMGM26208

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(MGM) NTSC, region code 1, not rated, black & white, english, 71 minutes, limited edition collector series.
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Born Reckless - 1958 (DVD) co-starring Tex Williams and Johnny Olenn Mamie Van Doren: Born Reckless - 1958 (DVD) co-starring Tex... Art-Nr.: DVDWB14253

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(Warner Archive) NTSC, Code 1, not rated, english, mono, b&w, 80 minutes.
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Sex Kittens Go To College! (1960) co-starring Conway Twitty (DVD) Mamie Van Doren: Sex Kittens Go To College! (1960) co-starring... Art-Nr.: DVDWB54307

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(Warner Archive) NTSC, Code 1, not rated, english, mono, b&w, 103 mins., extended international version. Great fun starring: Tuesday Weld, Mamie Van Doren, Mijanou Bardot (Brigitte's sister), Mickey Shaughnessy, Jackie Coogan, John...
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It's A Scandal - Songs For Soho Blondes (CD) Various: It's A Scandal - Songs For Soho Blondes (CD) Art-Nr.: CDFV180

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(2013 / Fantastic Voyage) 25 tracks, 1957-64, 8-page booklet. When Edgar Wallace meets Russ Meyer...Burlesque music and Pop from the dark corners of London's Soho with an erotic and criminal touch either. Late fifties-early sixties bunch...
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Ouch! Va Va Voom! #4 - 16 Early 60s Instrumental Shakers Various: Ouch! Va Va Voom! #4 - 16 Early 60s... Art-Nr.: LPFLOR06

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(2014/FLORIDITA) 16 tracks
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Die wilde, wilde Welt der Jayne Mansfield (Limited Edition) Jayne Mansfield: Die wilde, wilde Welt der Jayne Mansfield... Art-Nr.: DVD225193

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( 2013/BigBenMovies ) Biography / Portrait , 72 min , PAL 2 , Language: German , audio format: DD 2.0 Mono , limited to 1000 pcs
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Bombshells (2-CD) Various: Bombshells (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDFVDD122

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(2011/Fantastic Voayage) 40 tracks 2-CD
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And Here She Is Again 1961-1962 (2-CD) Ann-Margret: And Here She Is Again 1961-1962 (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDJAS788

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(2014/Jasmine) 49 tracks 1961/62
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Tattooed Lady...plus (Skeets McDonald & Friends) Various: Tattooed Lady...plus (Skeets McDonald & Friends) Art-Nr.: CDET1045

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(2013/EL Toro) 29 tracks (79:39). The Fortune label cult album plus bonus tracks! A fine selection of 1950s Country, Pre- Rockabilly & Hillbilly Boppers.
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Saboo!-Va! Vavoom!! Vol.3 Various: Saboo!-Va! Vavoom!! Vol.3 Art-Nr.: LPFR05

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(FLORIDARECORDS/2013) 16 Tracks - Fantastic early 60's tittyshaker, ryhtm and blues dance floor winners, hot garage combos and scorching instrumental rocker - made for the dance floor!
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Vol.5 (LP) Las Vegas Grind Various: Vol.5 (LP) Las Vegas Grind Art-Nr.: LPSTRIP075

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((Crypt) 18 tracks. 5th volume of this wacked series of 50s & 60s tit-wigglers. Exotic deluxe gatefold edition - remastered!
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Jungle Exotica Vol.1 (2xVinyl LP) Various: Jungle Exotica Vol.1 (2xVinyl LP) Art-Nr.: LPSTRIP005

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(2013-Crypt) 32 Tracks - New edition of "Jungle Exotica Vol.1!" - this double LP comes with a super nice deluxe gatefold-cover! This series takes the debauchery of Las Vegas Grind into! Bizarre, obscure and one-shot Rock 'n'Roll (?)...
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Jungle Exotica Vol.2 (LP) Various: Jungle Exotica Vol.2 (LP) Art-Nr.: LPSTRIP076

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(Crypt) 17 Tracks - ​This series takes the debauchery of "Las Vegas Grind" into Exotic Asia, the Deserts, and the Jungle! Bongos, ape-noises, fake-oriental chants, and maracas galore. Truly bizarre and ridiculous attempts at "Exotica" by...
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Teach Me Tiger! (LP) April Stevens: Teach Me Tiger! (LP) Art-Nr.: LP2011019

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(2012/Rumble) 12 tracks - Reproduktion des 1960er Imperial Albums!
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Zoo-Ba! Va Va Voom! #2 - 16 Early 60s Instrumental Shakers Various: Zoo-Ba! Va Va Voom! #2 - 16 Early 60s... Art-Nr.: LPFLOR004

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(2013/FLORIDITA) 16 tracks
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Play The Hip Hits Booker T. & The MG's: Play The Hip Hits Art-Nr.: CDSXD065

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all cuts are previously unreleased: Baby Scratch My Back, Harlem Shuffle, Hi-Heel Sneakers, Wade In The Water, Wang Dang Doode, Fannie Mae, etc.
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The E.P. Collection Vol.2 Earl Bostic: The E.P. Collection Vol.2 Art-Nr.: CDSEE720

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(1949-58 'King') (70.43/26)
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Pass The Soul - 25 Searing Soul Rockers (CD) Various: Pass The Soul - 25 Searing Soul Rockers (CD) Art-Nr.: CDPTS02

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(2004/PTS) 25 rare tracks, 1960s and 70s!
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The Fat Spy (0) Comedy Jayne Mansfield: The Fat Spy (0) Comedy Art-Nr.: DVDALP5438

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(2008/ALPHA) NTSC, Code 0, English, 1966, Color;
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Lady Of Burlesque (0) Movie/Spielfilm: Lady Of Burlesque (0) Art-Nr.: DVDALP3168

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Dark Angel 2-DVD (0) Limited Edition Bettie Page: Dark Angel 2-DVD (0) Limited Edition Art-Nr.: DVD900039

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(2006/CULT) NTSC, Color/B&W, English, 79 Min. starring Paige Richard Music by Chris Stein & Danny B.Harvey (Rockats) / Episodenfilm über das Leben der Pin-Up Legende inkl.nachgestellter 8mm Szenen plus Bonus DVD (63 Min.) mit...
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Coffy (1973) Pam Grier: Coffy (1973) Art-Nr.: DVD857835

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(2001/MGM) NTSC, Code 1, Color, English, 90 Mins.
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Pigtail - From Now On 7inch, 45rpm Don Schraier: Pigtail - From Now On 7inch, 45rpm Art-Nr.: REP19043

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Tittyshaker with STINGING GUITAR BREAK!
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Fingertips Bill Doggett & His Combo: Fingertips Art-Nr.: CS8882

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(COLUMBIA) 12 tracks, Doggett's 1963 Columbia album, featuring hot, spicy and groovy hammond moods! Recommended for all Instrumental, Soul and R'n'B freaks who don't only look for the classic usual stuff!NF
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Comin' Home Baby Mel Torme: Comin' Home Baby Art-Nr.: CDCOL6548

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(2004/COLLECTABLE) 12 tracks, original 1962; This original 1962 Atlantic Records album features inventive arrangements by immortal Jazz star Shorty Rogers.
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Ultra Lounge Vol.3 - Space-Capades Various: Ultra Lounge Vol.3 - Space-Capades Art-Nr.: CDP35176

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​(1996/Capitol) 18 tracks from the vaults of Capitol Records, atomic age audities and hi-fi jinks! Last copies!
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Incomparable (3-CD) Marilyn Monroe: Incomparable (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CDDEL800134

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(2012/IMC) 67 tracks
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Roustabout (Soundtrack, 180g Vinyl) Elvis Presley: Roustabout (Soundtrack, 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LP980221

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(Music On Vinyl-Sony) 11 tracks, RCA's legendary movie soundtrack from 1964, exclusively remastered, 180g audiophile vinyl pressing! MM/Bear Family Records
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And God Created Woman - Soundtrack 180g Vinyl Brigitte Bardot: And God Created Woman - Soundtrack 180g Vinyl Art-Nr.: LPRED180

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(Dagored) Original soundtrack by Paul Misraki to the same titled movie by Roger Vadim. Although Brigitte Bardot was already famous in France, this is the movie (known as "And God Created Woman" in the USA) that made Bardot an...
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Cocktail Capers - Ultra Lounge, Vol.8 (CD) Various: Cocktail Capers - Ultra Lounge, Vol.8 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDP37596

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(1996/Capitol) 18 tracks
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Vol.4 (LP) Las Vegas Grind Various: Vol.4 (LP) Las Vegas Grind Art-Nr.: LPSTRIP004

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(2013/Crypt) 17 Tracks - Legendary excotica compilation - tittyshaker madness. Re-mastered, super deluxe Gatefold edition with updated photos. Yet more wacked, honk’n’grind sax/guitar/grunt-laden buttshake tunes from the 50s & early 60s.
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Vol.6 (LP) Las Vegas Grind Various: Vol.6 (LP) Las Vegas Grind Art-Nr.: LPSTRIP078

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(Crypt) 16 tracks - Legendary excotica compilation - tittyshaker madness! re-mastered, re-comped, gatefold deluxe sleeve.
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Double Features: Love In Las Vegas & Roustabout - The Original Collection #21 (CD) Elvis Presley: Double Features: Love In Las Vegas & Roustabout... Art-Nr.: CDBMG90622

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(1996/BMG-NL) 23 Tracks - 1964, soundtrack reissue of 'Love In Las Vegas' aka 'Viva Las Vegas' and 'Roustabout' on one CD!
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Va-Va-Voom - Screen Sirens Sing (Vinyl 2-LP) Various: Va-Va-Voom - Screen Sirens Sing (Vinyl 2-LP) Art-Nr.: LPRNTA1999

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(Rhino) 24 tracks, original 1950s and 1960s bombshell Pop vocal with a touch of Jazz! Original RCA Victor, Original Sound, Columbia, Coral, MGM, and Capitol recordings! Pink vinyl custom pressing, gatefold cover with LP-sized 8-page...
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Busts Up Las Vegas (CD) Jayne Mansfield: Busts Up Las Vegas (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMISS005

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(1998/MISS) 18 tracks
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Too Hot Too Handle - Picture Disc Jayne Mansfield: Too Hot Too Handle - Picture Disc Art-Nr.: LPMISS005

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(Miss) 16 Titel
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50th Anniversary (Ltd. Picture Disc) Marilyn Monroe: 50th Anniversary (Ltd. Picture Disc) Art-Nr.: LPCLP8202

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LP on CLEOPATRA RECORDS by Marilyn Monroe - 50th Anniversary (Ltd. Picture Disc)
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Girls! Girls! Girls! - The Best Of Burlesque! Various: Girls! Girls! Girls! - The Best Of Burlesque! Art-Nr.: LPGAMC232

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Las Vegas Grind! Vol.3 Various: Las Vegas Grind! Vol.3 Art-Nr.: LPSTRIP003

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(CRYPT) 20 Songs - Legendary excotica compilation - tittyshaker madness!
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Las Vegas Grind Vol.1 (LP) Various: Las Vegas Grind Vol.1 (LP) Art-Nr.: LPSTRIP001

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(Crypt) 16 tracks 1950/60s - Exotic deluxe gatefold cover - remastered! Stone-cold classic nutso comp and pretty much the birth of the entire retro-burlesque movement.
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Vol.2 (LP) Las Vegas Grind - Louie's Limbo Lounge (LP) Various: Vol.2 (LP) Las Vegas Grind - Louie's Limbo... Art-Nr.: LPSTRIP002

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(Crypt) 17 tracks - Gatefold Cover, second pressing, re-mastered for super-sound! Legendary excotica compilations - tittyshaker madness!
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Vol.15, Ultra Lounge - Wild, Cool & Swingin' (CD) Various: Vol.15, Ultra Lounge - Wild, Cool & Swingin' (CD) Art-Nr.: CDP53411

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CD Compilation on EMI RECORDS by Various Artists - Vol.15, Ultra Lounge - Wild, Cool & Swingin' (CD)
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Ultra Lounge - Christmas Cocktail Various: Ultra Lounge - Christmas Cocktail Art-Nr.: CDP52559

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Burlesque Music and erotic culture

A ''wild'' field of musical styles, books and DVDs - Burlesque

 

What is Burlesque? 

Burlesque was and still is a specific sort of entertainment presented in theatres featuring its main attraction, the striptease. Those Burlesque shows presented female erotic dancers who did not take off all clothes completely but some specific. Just to strip off gloves could have been an erotic attraction. 

 

The first Burlesque shows

Burlesque was originally a humorous stagy presentation with bizarre elements of parody. The name comes from the Italian word 'Burla' which means 'hoax', practical jokes. Variations of Burlesque shows existed all over Europe in the 17th century including the Vaudeville shows in France. The displacement from provocative parodic comedy to salacious erotic shows was carried out in London, England, in the mid-19th century when the original Burlesque show was combined with revue elements to give it an erotic connotation with a rising popularity within Britain's working class. Such a transformation also happened with the French Vaudeville shows at about the same period. 

 

The beginning of American Burlesque

 

The first American Burlesque shows evolved close to the American Vaudeville from guest performances by British and French Travesty showcases in the second half of the 19th century while the modern Burlesque as a stage show is mainly influenced by Paris Vaudeville theatres such as 'Moulin Rouge' and 'Folies Bergère' imitated by the 'Ziegfeld Follies' in the early 20th century.

The popularity of early American Burlesque was rising quickly through its nationwide presentations within 'Carny-Shows' of traveling circusses. The 1920s and 30s saw the first heyday of American Burlesque especially when the Minsky brothers opened up the first legendary Burlesque temple ('Minsky's Burlesque') in New York City, 1925. Interrupted by World War II, Burlesque was tentatively re-animated as a support service for U.S. troops stationed overseas. 

 

The post-war years, late 1940s - early 1960s

 

Since then Burlesque exists in a great variety of different forms which integrates the Pin-Up culture of the 1940s and 1950s. Major Burlesque stars and starlets became immense popular starring not only in theatres but also on celluloid. Hollywood created plenty of now legendary Burlesque movies  aside the beginning of the porn movie industry. There were Bettie Page, Tempest Storm and Lily St. Cyr and even Mamie van Doren and Jayne Mansfield acted burlesque in some movies during the 1950s and early 1960s. 

 

The sexual revolution and Neo Burlesque

 

The sixties saw another heyday of Burlesque popularity. Even Elvis Presley starred in a movie thematizing 'Carny-Shows' and a little Burlesque called 'Roustabout'. The 1960s also brought us Russ Meyer's titty shaker cult movies and the sexual revolution. The result was that Burlesque became less popular due to major distribution of pornography on one hand and the feminist movement on the other. The 1990s saw a great Burlesque comeback that was started in the capital city of Burlesque, Las Vegas, Nevada, under the headline of New Burlesque or Neo Burlesque with such stars as Dita von Teese. Today nostalgic Burlesque shows are existing all over the world.

 

Burlesque culture at Bear Family Records

 

We have a great variety of popular and rare products regarding Burlesque shows and its history in place. We do not only offer books what you might have thought! We also include reproductions of original 1950s Burlesque movies on DVD and of course the music on CD albums and on vinyl as 45rpm singles and vinyl LP albums! We got the legendary 1962 Burlesque smash 'The Stripper' by David Rose & His Orchestra in our program as well as the cult series 'Las Vegas Grind', erotic compilations with female stars like Jayne Mansfield, Marilyn and Diana Dors and a striptease classics collection on the compilation 'Take It Off'. You'll find the so-called 1960s 'titty shakers' in our stock and the British compilation 'It's A Scandal! Songs For Soho Blondes'. And there's so much more to be found! So don't hesitate, dive deep into the history of Burlesque and female erotic dance shows! The Swallows vocal group once sang 'It Ain't The Meat, It's The Motion' – how true it is!

 

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Burlesque Music and erotic culture

Burlesque Music and erotic culture

A ''wild'' field of musical styles, books and DVDs - Burlesque

 

What is Burlesque? 

Burlesque was and still is a specific sort of entertainment presented in theatres featuring its main attraction, the striptease. Those Burlesque shows presented female erotic dancers who did not take off all clothes completely but some specific. Just to strip off gloves could have been an erotic attraction. 

 

The first Burlesque shows

Burlesque was originally a humorous stagy presentation with bizarre elements of parody. The name comes from the Italian word 'Burla' which means 'hoax', practical jokes. Variations of Burlesque shows existed all over Europe in the 17th century including the Vaudeville shows in France. The displacement from provocative parodic comedy to salacious erotic shows was carried out in London, England, in the mid-19th century when the original Burlesque show was combined with revue elements to give it an erotic connotation with a rising popularity within Britain's working class. Such a transformation also happened with the French Vaudeville shows at about the same period. 

 

The beginning of American Burlesque

 

The first American Burlesque shows evolved close to the American Vaudeville from guest performances by British and French Travesty showcases in the second half of the 19th century while the modern Burlesque as a stage show is mainly influenced by Paris Vaudeville theatres such as 'Moulin Rouge' and 'Folies Bergère' imitated by the 'Ziegfeld Follies' in the early 20th century.

The popularity of early American Burlesque was rising quickly through its nationwide presentations within 'Carny-Shows' of traveling circusses. The 1920s and 30s saw the first heyday of American Burlesque especially when the Minsky brothers opened up the first legendary Burlesque temple ('Minsky's Burlesque') in New York City, 1925. Interrupted by World War II, Burlesque was tentatively re-animated as a support service for U.S. troops stationed overseas. 

 

The post-war years, late 1940s - early 1960s

 

Since then Burlesque exists in a great variety of different forms which integrates the Pin-Up culture of the 1940s and 1950s. Major Burlesque stars and starlets became immense popular starring not only in theatres but also on celluloid. Hollywood created plenty of now legendary Burlesque movies  aside the beginning of the porn movie industry. There were Bettie Page, Tempest Storm and Lily St. Cyr and even Mamie van Doren and Jayne Mansfield acted burlesque in some movies during the 1950s and early 1960s. 

 

The sexual revolution and Neo Burlesque

 

The sixties saw another heyday of Burlesque popularity. Even Elvis Presley starred in a movie thematizing 'Carny-Shows' and a little Burlesque called 'Roustabout'. The 1960s also brought us Russ Meyer's titty shaker cult movies and the sexual revolution. The result was that Burlesque became less popular due to major distribution of pornography on one hand and the feminist movement on the other. The 1990s saw a great Burlesque comeback that was started in the capital city of Burlesque, Las Vegas, Nevada, under the headline of New Burlesque or Neo Burlesque with such stars as Dita von Teese. Today nostalgic Burlesque shows are existing all over the world.

 

Burlesque culture at Bear Family Records

 

We have a great variety of popular and rare products regarding Burlesque shows and its history in place. We do not only offer books what you might have thought! We also include reproductions of original 1950s Burlesque movies on DVD and of course the music on CD albums and on vinyl as 45rpm singles and vinyl LP albums! We got the legendary 1962 Burlesque smash 'The Stripper' by David Rose & His Orchestra in our program as well as the cult series 'Las Vegas Grind', erotic compilations with female stars like Jayne Mansfield, Marilyn and Diana Dors and a striptease classics collection on the compilation 'Take It Off'. You'll find the so-called 1960s 'titty shakers' in our stock and the British compilation 'It's A Scandal! Songs For Soho Blondes'. And there's so much more to be found! So don't hesitate, dive deep into the history of Burlesque and female erotic dance shows! The Swallows vocal group once sang 'It Ain't The Meat, It's The Motion' – how true it is!

 

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