Sunday, January 06, 2008

Oodles Of Doodles CCCXXIV

Here are some more great doodles from a generic 78 RPM sleeve, this time on Columbia. All of these appear to be by the same artist. Look close at the piano in the great band scene above and you'll spot a D. Freeman. Being able to read it in that first doodle makes it easier to read in the bottom doodle of the dancers. Without the first one for reference, I was guessing it said Ferguson. Oh, well. No sign of Mr(s). Ferguson on the internets, but I'll keep hunting. You never know what's going to turn up out there. I believe there are similar sleeves from Columbia featuring doodles from Jim Flora out there, so keep your eyes open for those! My favorite doodle here is probably the nerd who's just sitting there listening to records instead of going out playing or dancing. *sigh* This sleeve lists catalog numbers for LP albums as well as 78 albums, so it can't be older than about 1949. But I suspect that's plenty old enough.

I posted another interesting doodle from a Columbia 78 sleeve here, and from an early Columbia LP inner sleeve here.


Lee Hartsfeld said...

Those are all way-familiar to me. Spooky, that we catalog doodles in our brains. (Well, I shouldn't generalize from my own experience.)

"Doodles in our brains" sounds like an idea for a horror movie.

I was noticing how much these look like Capitol label doodles. They're all like action shots. The idea being to make a plain, drab-looking combo (sleeve and record) spell excitement.

I suppose a sleeve for an Andre Kostelanetz 78 would depict people snoozing. (Sorry--uncalled for.)

Pete said...

Happy new year, Ernie! These are great!