Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Oodles of Doodles XCVIII


As the elusive 100th doodle gets closer and closer, I'm trying to cram more and more special stuff in here. So today, I present not one, not two, but three albums worth of doodles from my new favorite doodle-meister, Webley Edwards. You can read all about Webley over at Space Age Pop, but the short story is that Webley hosted a radio show from Hawaii that popularized the islands music and culture for many years, both before and after Hawaii became the fiftieth state. The first doodle above comes from Webley Edwards Presents Hawaiian Strings (Capitol SM-1152). Webley wasn't really a performer, these records only collect some of the music he helped to popularize. He did work with many of the artists and songwriters to be sure that the music said 'Hawaii'. These next two doodles come from Hawaii: The Island Of Dreams-Webley Edwards & His Hawaii Calls Orchestra (Pickwick SPC-3062). Again, I don't know that Webley had a whole lot of musical involvement in this, even though it's listed as his orchestra. The LP lists a whole plethora of artists, the last one of which is Webley. So maybe he did do something. The last two instruments listed as being played on the album are "Actual sounds of native birds, waves on Waikiki Beach". I don't think you can get those at the local music store...


And that leaves the rest of the doodles below, all of which come from the back cover and inner gatefold of Let's Sing With Hawaii Calls (Capitol KAO 1518). As far as doodle quantity goes, I really hit the jackpot with this one. The inside of this sleeve is littered with doodles surrounding all the lyrics to all the songs. And they're an odd brownish color. It's a little bit darker in real life than what you see on the scans, and I know the scans aren't even all the same, but this was as close as I could get. So have a look see at all the great images below, and imagine yourself on a spectacular beach covered in black volcanic sand with a drink in your hand. Ahhhhhhh........




1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What lovely doodles!