Here's a pretty rare doodle from the Mercury label. Look close and you should be able to pick out quite a few characters here from popular children's tales. There's Pinocchio, Davy Crockett, the Big Bad Wolf, Jack & his beanstalk, Robin Hood and a few others. None of those characters appear on this record, though. The record is Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe & Legend Of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (Mercury SLP 114). There's no artist credited here, but the cover promises that each story is "dramatically enacted, accompanied by a 40 piece orchestra." Other than these doodles, the back of the record features little shots of all the other records in the series. The one I wish I had was the very last one listed, featuring Flight Of Friendship 7 & The Astronaut. You can grab pictures of some of the other records in the series, as well as some MP3 files here.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
And now, eight, count' em, eight doodles from the back of Bob & Ray On A Platter (RCA Victor LPM-2131, 1960). This record was in rough shape, but when I flipped it over and saw all these great doodles, I knew I had to get it. You get a little bit of everything here: An organ, a singer, people on the street, weather-girl, sports-guy, a DJ, a sax player, psychoanalysis, bank robber, another sportscaster and some cowboys. I can't think of any other comedy stereotypes that may be omitted from this lineup. OK, maybe a few, but not many. I'm afraid I don't know as much about Bob & Ray as I should, and I'm not sure this record will even play, but I hope to try and give it a listen soon. I hope it's as good as the doodles it spawned.
Posted by Ernie at 4/11/2007 09:29:00 PM
Since I've been posting doodles, I've stumbled across a couple of artists who show up time and again. Here is a doodle from one of those, the mysterious RR. I didn't even notice the initials until I had scanned the image in, and was tweaking it around for blogging. But there they are, big as day. I can't even remember how many doodles I've already posted by this fellow, but I'll try to link to a few of them (1, 2, 3, 4). Just for the record (ha-ha, get it, record?) this is from The Billy Graham Crusade Choir Sings For You (RCA Victor LSP-2499, 1962). Nice little church building there, with some rather interesting checkerboard accents.
Posted by Ernie at 4/11/2007 09:02:00 PM
Once again, I'm struggling to bring you a doodle that isn't on the RCA label. This one comes from the religious label, Word, which was (is?) based in Waco, Texas. What you're looking at is a sketch of the Opera House at the Seattle World's Fair from the back of Claiborne Brothers Quartette At The World's Fair (Word WST-8120-LP, 1962). You may not have known it, but that's where Seattle got their Space Needle from. See, you can learn something from a humble doodle. Also of note, look close and you'll see the initials CS in there at the lower right. No clue on who that might be, but we'll keep an eye out for those initials.
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Tuesday, April 10, 2007
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Monday, April 09, 2007
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Sunday, April 08, 2007
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