Saturday, October 08, 2005

Oodles of Doodles CXXXVI


I've got a great doodle for you today, along with a great LP cover and another of those RCA tags that are a favorite of mine. This sketch is by Lou Myers (a veteran of at least two other doodles around here) and is featured on the flip side of Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra-Chile Con Cugie (RCA Victor LSP-1987, 1959). (You saw Xaviar Cugat before around here, in a self-sketched doodle, no less!) The cover is a beautiful classic like so many of the RCA covers of the period. Take a close look and you'll see the chile pepper in mid-fall, a chicken in the crook of Cugie's arm, and a busty model with no shoes on. It doesn't get much better than this. And to top it all off, we get a tag that days "Mexican Fiesta". By the way, that price tag says that this LP originally cost $2.35, but it was crossed out and a hand-written price of $1.25 got air-brushed out by me. Not a bad find for the dollar I paid, either.

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