Saturday, July 02, 2005

Oodles of Doodles XXIX-Christmas In July


To celebrate a little bit of Christmas in July, we're going to bring you a month of Christmas doodles. And to make it even more special, we're starting out with out first color doodle! This image is from the flip side of Jimmy Roselli-The Christmas Album (United Artists UAL 3538, 1966). I don't know much about Mr. Roselli, other than he appears to be an Italian crooner along the same lines as Dean Martin.
We'll try to bring you more Christmas related doodles as July wears on, and for more Christmas related fun, click on over to FaLaLaLaLa.com. It's the place to be when you aren't gathered around the Christmas tree singing carols.
For those of you who may just be tuning in, these little doodles you see here are all collected from the backs of old vinyl LPs in my collection. There are plenty of websites out there that feature the fronts of some of these same classic LPs, but nobody has seen fit to share the little pen-and-ink doodles that decorated the backs of the LPs. Cheaper to print than full-color photos, and often more decorative, these doodles hit their peak on the RCA-Victor albums of the late 50's and early 60's. But many other labels used similar drawings, and for many years. We hope you enjoy them!

Now, go watch Live 8!

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