Audio Fidelity Scooter Series

The Audio Fidelity label was very keen to produce series of albums with a similar theme. One of their most successful ones was the so called ‘scooter series’ they made for the albums of the French born accordion player Jo Basile. The image of a macho man on front with a beautiful lady in nice clothes on the back of a scooter was a great find. The touristic image was adopted to the local traditions of the city the couple visited. In Rome we see a living chicken in the bag, in Paris a string of garlic, in Rio balloons and bananas, in Moscow a Russian coffeepot, in Berlin beer and sausages, corncobs in Mexico City and a matador and a duck on the one in Madrid. The accordeon is of course a standard instrument on all covers. One sleeve was made twice with the same record number on it. A US and a Mexican version perhaps. It has probably nothing to do with censorship. All records were made with love …

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AFLP 1822/AFSD 5822 Rome With Love – Jo Basile, His Accordion & Orchestra

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AFLP 1938/AFSD 5938 Paris With Love – Jo Basile, His Accordion & Orchestra

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AFLP 1939/AFSD 5939 Rio With Love – Jo Basile, His Accordion & Orchestra

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AFLP 1940/AFSD 5940 Moscow With Love – Jo Basile, His Accordion & Orchestra

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AFLP 1944/AFSD 5944 Berlin With Love – Jo Basile, His Accordion & Orchestra

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AFLP 1946/AFSD 5946 Mexico With Love – Jo Basile, His Accordion & Orchestra #1

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AFLP 1946/AFSD 5946 Mexico With Love – Jo Basile, His Accordion & Orchestra #2

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AFLP 5947 Acapulco With Love – Jo Basile, His Accordion & Orchestra

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AFSD 6190 Madrid With Love – Jo Basile, His Accordion & Orchestra

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Various – The Magnificent Sounds Of Guitar! Mandolin! Accodion!(Audio Fidelity 3LP 50.2002)

 

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Various – Jazzville 4 (Dawn DLP-1122) 195.

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Tony Spumoni & His Bisquit Tortoni – Tony Leaves For Italy (Colonial COL-LP-141) 195.

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Cambridge Language Series; Learn Italian Volume 2 (CLS L-122) 195.

 

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Jean Shrimpton for Lambretta #1

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Jean Shrimpton for Lambretta #2

 

 

 

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Bobby Darin – Tuya En Septiembre (Gamma GI-171-004) 195.

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Filastrocche Malitoze – 1e 2e Parte (…)

 

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Various Artists – Vote! Que Mulher Bonita! (Continental LPP-3028) 195.

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Sonny Criss – Go Man! It’s … And Modern Jazz (Imperial LP-9020) 1956

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Count Basie – Basie Rides Again (Verve MV-2643) 1957

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The Delta Rhythm Boys – same (Elektra EKL-138) 1957

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Theodore Bikel – An Actor’s Holiday With … (Elektra EKL-105) 1957

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The Playmates – At Play With The … (Forum SF-9012) 1958

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Conjunto Farroupilha – Gauchos Na Cidade (Columbia LPBC-37027) 1958

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Don Elliott – Music For The Sensational Sixties (Design DLP-69) 1958

 

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The Twins; Jim And John – Teenagers Love … (RCA Vivtor LPM-1708) 1958

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The Gaylords – Let’s Have A Pizza Party (Mercury MG-20356) 1958

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The Gaylords – That’s Amore (Mercury SR-60102) 1959

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Nova Geracao Em Ritmo De Samba (Copacabana CLP-11158) 1960

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Luiz Roberto – Velha Guarda Em Bossa Nova (Continental LPP-3135) 1960

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Bo Diddley – Have Guitar Will Travel (Checker LP-2974) 1960

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La Menace; O.S.T., by Andre Hoessein (Fontana 7″ EP 460761-ME) 1961

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O.S.T. – Jessica (United Artists UAL-4096) 1962

 

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The Ventures – Going To A Ventures Dance Party (Dolton DST-8017) 1962

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Quartetto Cetra – Non E Colpa Della Spyder (Ricordi SRL-10-253) 1962

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Various – Judokadanse (Vega ABC-1506) 196.

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The Singing Nun, O.S.T. (MGM S1E-7 ST) 1966

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Debbie Reynolds – The Singing Nun: Dominique (MGM 7″ single K-13492) 1966

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Luther Henderson & His Orchestra – Bravo Giovanni (Columbia …) 196.

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Jean Shrimpton for Lambretta #3

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Will Glahe – Akkordeon Pops 1 (Decca SLK-16777-P) 1972

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Jean Shrimpton for Lambretta #4

 

 

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The Who – Quadrophenia (Track Record 2657013) 1973

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Nils Tibor – Hammond Hitparade Vol. 6 (Telefunken ND-694) 1977

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Los Placebos – Lambrettaska (…)

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Various – Blue Mambo (Blue Note CD 724352345120) 2000

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Roy & Yvonne – Moving On (Liquidator LQ-069) 2014

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Various Artists – Nigeria Freedom Sounds! Popular Music And The Birth Of Independent Nigeria 1960-1963 (Soul Jazz SJR-LP341) 2016

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The Headcoatees – Gotta Move (Munster 7″ 7059)

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Justin Oh – The Time Traveller (Arrival Silka W-04)

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