Friday, May 18, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Another quick doodle for you tonight, this time from a Columbia Records inner sleeve. Not sure of the year, but there is no mention of stereo. There is, however, a long boring paragraph about Variable Groove, a trick to increase the playing time on records. They brag about fitting 65 minutes of music onto a single 12" record. I bet that sounded great... Anyhow, the doodles you see are part of the little illustrations from the different sections on the sleeve. The top drawing illustrates "Music By The Hour", the one below is "Columbia High Fidelity" and the one at the bottom is "Take Care Of Your Records", but you know that because I didn't edit out the text. I always like these little guides that tell you how to handle your records. And yes, these were printed in blue! How cool is that? (There's a signature in there next to the guy's left foot, but I can't make anything out.)
This sleeve was inside Martyn Green With Lehman Engel Conducting The Columbia Operetta Chorus And Orchestra-Martyn Green's Gilbert & Sullivan (Columbia Masterworks ML 4643, 1953). So maybe 1953 is our date. That's awfully early. Somewhere I've seen records on Columbia that proclaim something about the tenth anniversary of the LP. I'm going to have to find one of those and see what the date it.
Posted by Ernie at 5/17/2007 06:33:00 PM
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Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Posted by Ernie at 5/16/2007 08:24:00 PM
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
I hate to do this to you, but I have to share the worst doodle ever with you tonight. From the flip side to Glenn Miller And His Orchestra-The Golden Hits From His Original Soundtracks (20th Fox Fox 1001, 1961), this is rough. I think I could have drawn something better than this, and I'm certainly no artist. I wouldn't have shared it at all, except for the picture below that came from the front cover. It's Glenn's band for '41 and '42. Look close on the upper left and you'll see Billy May! I had no idea that he played with Glenn Miller. I suppose the things I don't know could easily fill more than one book, but there are things I really should know. Ray Anthony is in there, too, but he doesn't impress me so much as Billy.
Posted by Ernie at 5/15/2007 08:43:00 PM
Monday, May 14, 2007
Posted by Ernie at 5/14/2007 06:20:00 PM
Sunday, May 13, 2007
The calendar picture this week is a shot of the drawbridge over Longboat Pass which connects Anna Maria Island to Longboat Key. That's a white egret in the foreground. You can't tell it from this picture, but their feet are bright yellow. It stands in sharp contrast to their black legs. I'm not sure if I had a point here, but if I did, it's long gone now...
Posted by Ernie at 5/13/2007 09:27:00 PM
Here are a great pair of doodles for you. Well, the car is actually a photograph, but the doodle part didn't make any sense if it wasn't in there. There's actually a credit for the car on the LP sleeve! It says "Sport Car: The Austin-Healey 100", and there's another picture of it on the front of the LP. You can tell it's the same couple in the picture below, or at least the same guy. Look close and you'll see he's wearing the same hat in both drawings. These wonderful doodles both come from the flip side of Andre Previn-Let's Get Away From It All (Decca DL 8131, 1955). This is certainly the first doodle from Previn, and one of only a handful from the Decca label. Exciting stuff, isn't it?
Posted by Ernie at 5/13/2007 08:45:00 PM
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