Saturday, October 06, 2007
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Friday, October 05, 2007
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Thursday, October 04, 2007
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Why go to a Broadway show when you can hang out here at the blog and see great scenes like this from Broadway? And if you have this record, you can also listen to the great music from the Great White Way, or at least any great music that came out between 1946 and 1956. This is Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians-Decade On Broadway '46-'56 (Capitol T788). I couldn't begin to tell you what shows are represented in this doodle. I'm going to guess The Mikado, My Fair Lady, maybe The King And I? Just guesses, I have no idea, really.
Posted by Ernie at 10/04/2007 07:15:00 PM
Posted by Ernie at 10/04/2007 07:02:00 PM
Here's my first doodle of radio towers. I've brought you a TV aerial before, but never radio. These must represent the towers used to broadcast the contents of the record, called Back To The Bible Broadcast (RCA Victor LPM-2128, 1960). This broadcast was apparently hosted by Dr. Theodore Epp from Lincoln, Nebraska, and featured Bible Broadcast Male Chorus, Quartet, Choir and someone named Rosella. Not sure what to make of this, especially on a major label. It looks more like the stuff you'd find on Word or Light. But at least we get a tag, Sacred Souvenirs.
Posted by Ernie at 10/04/2007 06:47:00 PM
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
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Posted by Ernie at 10/03/2007 06:51:00 PM
This simple doodle is from the back of Eddie Haywood With Joe Reisman And His Orchestra-The Keys And I (RCA Victor LPM-1900, 1959). Nothing fancy, but it's quite effective. The cover is quite nice too, but I didn't scan it in. Sorry. I did grab the RCA tag from the front for you, though. Piano Magic, it says.
Posted by Ernie at 10/03/2007 06:30:00 PM
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Posted by Ernie at 10/02/2007 09:07:00 PM
I know it's getting late in the day, but I wanted to make sure I get a doodle or two up for you today. This pair of doodles is from another record in Capitol's Capitol Of The World series. I believe they were in cahoots with EMI at the time, which gave them access to music from pretty much everywhere in the world, so they covered their bases pretty well in this series. This record, featuring Italy, is Italy Dances! by Gigi Stok's Orchestra (Capitol T10184). I can't tell you much about it, other than it has a nice dancing doodle.
Posted by Ernie at 10/02/2007 09:00:00 PM
Monday, October 01, 2007
Here's another great dancing doodle for you, this time from the flipside of Let's Dance With Johnny Long And His Orchestra (Forum SF 9050). I grabbed this one out of the stack tonight to record a track for Halloween. I recorded it, cleaned it up, went to save it, then realized I'd recorded it last year. But I got a better file this time, so I just saved it right over top of the original. There is an illustrator credit on the LP, which I think applies to the doodle. The name is Jerome Martin. Not as good as some of the other stuff I've posted, but not bad.
Posted by Ernie at 10/01/2007 08:44:00 PM
Four tries to get this doodle posted. Blogger is having issues again. But I think the wait was worth it. This is the first doodle I've posted that features a rocketship! The first scuba diver! The first scooter! The first iron! And certainly the coolest car, TV and house! It's got just about everything, even a tag on the front, Great Hits-Great Feyer. All this goodness comes from George Feyer-Today's Hits-Tomorrow's Memories (RCA Victor LSP-2051, 1959). The more I look at all the icons in the doodle, the more I think they would make a great set of Monopoly tokens. I guess they already did the iron though. But their car isn't as cool as this one.
Posted by Ernie at 10/01/2007 07:57:00 PM
I'm going to post the second set of calendar pages for this month on this first day of the month this time instead of waiting until the last day like I did last month. Nothing like learning from your mistakes, I suppose. These pictures are from the little CD-sized calendar I produced last year. The pictures themselves are reruns from previous large-format calendars, but you may not have seen the pictures before if you weren't an avid reader of the blog. The shot above is Cleveland's Terminal Tower, as seen through the glass ceiling of the mall below. And the night shot below is the clock tower on Daytona Beach. Trust me, there's a famous beach in the background, you just can't see it in the dark.
Posted by Ernie at 10/01/2007 06:30:00 PM
First of the month means you get extra calendar pages. This time it's the big 11x14 shots that decorate the walls at my office. The shot above is an old picture of some blossoming water lillies in a drainage pond in Lakewood Ranch here in Florida. I seem to remember the pond was gone last time I drove by, a victim of progress, no doubt. The shot below is one of my favorites from a visit to Ohio a couple of years ago. That's the bridge for Route 82 crossing over the Cuyahoga River. It was a great day to shoot such a scene, no breeze at all to disturb the water, and no clouds in the sky to disturb the endless blue.
Posted by Ernie at 10/01/2007 06:20:00 PM
Posted by Ernie at 10/01/2007 06:08:00 PM
Wow! It's another great Fall picture this week for the calendar picture. You don't get color like this in Florida, let me tell you. This was on the side of the road in the Cuyahoga Valley in Ohio last year. It only lasts for a week or so, but it sure is great during that short time. Wait, I want to say it again. Wow!
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Sunday, September 30, 2007
I think Switzerland is a good place to end today's Doodle Fest. I wanted to see if I could post ten different doodles in a day, and this is number 10. It takes a bit of work to get these things scanned in and cleaned up, and Blogger is still giving me trouble with the picture uploading. But I've managed to overcome all of those issues, and get ten doodles up today, plus three other posts. That's not too shabby, especially considering I've been averaging one or two posts a week for the past two months. This great scene comes from the various artists LP A Visit To Switzerland (Capitol T10264). It's part of the Capitol of The World series, many of which featured a great doodle on the flipside. Hope you're enjoying these great little artworks!
Posted by Ernie at 9/30/2007 07:41:00 PM
Here's a hip doodle that's sure to get you out on the floor. These two swinging youths are from Bill Justis-Tamoure-Pipeline-Bill Justis Plays 12 Top Tunes (Smash MGS 27036). I just love doodles that feature folks dancing, and these two are no exception.
Update-I think I've posted too many doodles. I completely missed the fact that we've seen these exact two folks on another LP from Bill Justis. Go check it out! I guess I need to try and keep up with the archives a bit better.
Posted by Ernie at 9/30/2007 07:35:00 PM
Posted by Ernie at 9/30/2007 07:26:00 PM
How about a couple of flappers for a doodle? Don't think I've seen that before around here. These girls come from the back side of Jo Ann Castle-Ragtime Piano Gal (Dot DLP 3249). Don't miss the cigarette in the long holder being smoked by the girl in the back playing the piano (presumably Ms. Castle). Remember, this was probably the early 60s, when such a thing might have been OK. But not anymore.
Posted by Ernie at 9/30/2007 07:17:00 PM
I don't think I've posted many anthropomorphic animal doodles, so here's a nice one for you. This comes from an LP by The Grasshoppers called Sing Along With The Grasshoppers (Spin-O-Rama S 91). Not the fanciest of LPs, and certainly not from the fanciest of labels, but at least this one has content on the flip side. Many of these budget LPs sport ads or generic label information on the back side. This one also features lyrics to some of the public domain songs so you can sing along with the Grasshoppers! FYI, the names of these guys are Dennis, Archie & Rickey. Now you know.
Posted by Ernie at 9/30/2007 06:40:00 PM
Here's a little something else I've been procrastinating about. These are two calendar images that I should have posted back at the beginning of September with the other monthly calendar pages. But I haven't gotten around to it until today, the last day of the month. Sorry about that. The shot above is sunset over Lake Erie, as seen from the waterfront behind the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. I always thought that was a great picture. The shot below, which is no less a great picture, is a detail of a bougainvillea blossom. It's really small in real life, each of those white bits being at-most a quarter inch in diameter. I shot this three or four years ago down on Gasparilla Island, near Boca Grande here in Florida.
Posted by Ernie at 9/30/2007 04:06:00 PM
Posted by Ernie at 9/30/2007 04:02:00 PM
Here are some RCA Victor tags that I scanned more than a year ago, but never got around to posting. Sometimes I procrastinate a little... At the rate I'm going, I may get all of these collected up by the year 2217. Maybe. Let's see, where did I start? Oh, Hi-Fi Drums comes from The Guy Warren Sounds-Themes For African Drums (RCA Victor LPM-1864, 1959).
Next up is some Instrumental Dance Music from the various artists LP The Dancing Beat Of The Swing Bands (RCA Victor LSP-2090). Those bands include Larry Elgart, The New Glenn Miller Orchestra, Urbie Green, Sid Ramin, Buddy Morrow and Billy Butterfield.
More "Last Date" Piano come from Floyd Cramer, of course, and his album On The Rebound (RCA Victor LPM-2359, 1961).
The Singing Cowboys are members of The Ralph Hunter Choir and the album is The Wild Wild West (RCA Victor LPM-1968, 1959).
Posted by Ernie at 9/30/2007 03:45:00 PM
Here's a slightly weird doodle from the back of Chet Atkins-The Most Popular Guitar (RCA Victor LPM-2346, 1961). It wraps all the way around three sides of the back of the LP, and there was plenty of text in the middle. It's obviously some of the same doodles cut and pasted in various combinations, but I wanted to show you the whole thing as it appeared on the LP. Why do I say it's weird? I don't know exactly, it just strikes me as odd. I don't know that Chet Atkins was ever as popular as, say, Eric Clapton, so who might be carrying around signs saying Vote Chet? I'm thinking these must be RCA executives. Anyhow, I previously shared a Chet Atkins Christmas doodle with you here.
Posted by Ernie at 9/30/2007 03:31:00 PM
Three hours later and Blogger seems to be behaving a little better with uploading pictures. While it's working, here's a quick pair of doodles for you from the flipside of Franz Hertzman And His Orchestra-Music For A German Dinner At Home (RCA Victor LPM-1935, 1959). This is part of a series of records that feature music for different kinds of meals. I previously posted both a doodle and a tag from a barbeque related edition, and I've got a Japanese one around here somewhere, too. The artist is a person named Dillon, who we've seen before a couple of times around here (and who I suspect you'll see again come Christmas, but I don't want to get ahead of myself...). The RCA tag is one of the few I've seen that repeats itself, "Dinner Music" being the same on all the records I've seen from the series.
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