Saturday, August 20, 2005

Oodles of Doodles XCIII

This doodle is a detail of a clock face from Royale Concert Orchestra-An Hour Of Leroy Anderson And Dave Rose Tunes (Royale 1473, 1952). This appears to have been a cheapie release from way back in the early days of the LP. I'm afraid I can't even think of anything smart to say about it. That one girl does have a nice ponytail, I suppose. And the hair-do on the angel is rather interesting. Maybe I'll have better luck tomorrow.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Oodles of Doodles XCII

Here's an exotic scene from the back of Raul Diaz "El Mago" And Orchestra-Xochimilco (Capitol T10239). I can't pronounce Xochimilco, but according to the liner notes, it's a place south of Mexico City that features some beautiful floating flower gardens, hence this doodle of some floating flower gardens. Wait, it says here in the liner notes that it's pronounced so-chee-MEEL-co. There you have it. The artist's name on the doodle is Bob Thomas, but I'm not finding any hits that are obviously the same guy. Sorry about the rather poor quality of this scan, and the text over top of it. I can't airbrush them all as well as I'd like. But it's a pretty scene and well worth sharing. By the way, "El Mago" means The Wizard.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Oodles of Doodles XCI

Here's a doodle that seems at first glance to be from a video instead of a record. This scene comes to us from Dinah Shore-Moments Like These (RCA Victor LPM-1719, 1958). The reason for the early TV camera and boom mike is a tie-in with Dinah's then-current TV program, The Dinah Shore Chevy Show. In fact, the producer and director of that show, Bob Banner, wrote the liner notes for this LP. No info on the doodle though, as usual.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Oodles of Doodles XC

Here we go, 90 doodles later, and still going strong! How about a little something from Matlock himself? Andy Griffith-Just For Laughs (Capitol T962) is the source of this doodle. Andy put out several singles and LPs for Capitol in the late 50's and early 60's, right before he became a big time TV star. And once he left TV, he returned to music, singing gospel and country flavored stuff. I don't think this LP has been reissued in exactly this form, though, and if it has come out in any form, I don't imagine it came with this doodle. The doodles serve to illustrate some of the titles from the LP, such as Carmen, Romeo And Juliet, Conversation With A Mule, and Andy's biggest hit, What it Was, Was Football.

Oodles of Doodles LXXXIX

Much like this doodle from last week, the doodle above featured on an entire set of albums. In this case, the set was entitled Background Music-Music Blended To Mix Graciously With Social Gatherings, and was issued on Capitol Records. I scanned this one from Sweet And Sentimental (Capitol T473), and I also have Show Tunes (Capitol T378) & Light And Lively (Capitol T375). I'm missing Songs For Harmonizing to complete the foursome, but I've got my eyes open and I'm on the prowl. The artists vary from track to track, but all the tracks are by either Bill Loose And His Orchestra, Gardiner Gibbs And His Orchestra, Jack Stern And His Orchestra or Charles Romo And His Orchestra. The liner notes are the same on all, and feature the following:

With praise like that, how could you pass this up? Not much info on the web that I can find. A few sites have these for sale, and it looks like they were originally released on 10" vinyl. Absolutely no info on the doodle. That guy in the center reminds me a little of Uncle Moneybags from Monopoly, though.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Oodles of Doodles LXXXVIII

Perhaps you were wondering, but there is almost no planning whatsoever that goes into these doodles I post. If there was, I wouldn't have brought you this one today, since I posted one by the same artist just a little over a week ago. I wondered why the name sounded so familiar. But with that being said, these are still some pretty good doodles, and color too! From the front cover to Marjorie Meinert At The Lowrey Organ-Flying Fingers For The Fun Of It! (RCA CSP-116, 1965), these are five doodles that have absolutely nothing to do with the organ music inside. Don't ask me why they are there, but they are. This particular LP appears to have been an RCA Victor record club exclusive. I don't know if that means it was free to members, or could only be purchased by members. I'm sure it wasn't available at your local A&P though.

Pelican Sentinels-Classic Ernie

Here's another picture to tide you over until I get my camera back. These pelicans were guarding their respective pilings in the water off The Pier in St. Pete, Florida. It would be a much better picture without those boats pulling up in the background. But I'm not that ambitious in Photoshop.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Oodles of Doodles LXXXVII

This doodle is an odd mish-mash of different things meant to represent some of the songs on Stan Kenton-Stan Kenton's Milestones (Capitol T190). Would it help to know a couple of the song titles, like Peanut Vendor, Theme To The West or Bongo Riff? Does it make any more sense now? I didn't think so.

From The Hi-Fi

This is not normally a music blog (well, not a shared music blog, anyway), but since I featured the doodle (click the link for all the details about the LP) from the back of this LP, it hasn't been far from my turntable, my CD player, or my PC. So I've decided to share it out. If it goes well, and everybody loves it, maybe I'll share out more of the obscure, out-of-print LPs that I like to talk about here on the blog. I'm also sharing this because I could find so little info on the recording out there on the web, and everyone I played it for enjoyed it. Something to note on this LP is that tracks 4, 7 & 9 are written by Antonio Carlos Jobim. I don't know if the scan is detailed enough for you to be able to read that. If anyone comes up with a date for this record, please let me know.

So, without further ado, click here (or here) to download the LP via YouSendIt. The zip file contains all 12 tracks in MP3 format at 128Kbps, front and back cover scans, a detail scan of the doodle, and links back to my blog. If there is enough demand once the YouSendIt links expire, I may repost, but I make no guarantees.

The Third Week in August

Here's the latest calendar page for you folks. This is from MacDill Airfest 2004. Some of you who have followed the blog from the start might remember seeing loads and loads of pictures from this year's Airfest back in April. If you missed them, you really should go back and have a look. Pre-AirFest Blurb; Page 1; page 2; page 3; page 4; page 5; page 6; page 7; page 8; page 9; page 10; and a page of highlights from the previous year.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Oodles of Doodles LXXXVI

You've seen lots of other musical instruments, but how about these more exotic items from The Music Of Africa (BBC Records REC 130 M, 1971)? I can't even pretend to know the names of these instruments.

Oodles of Doodles LXXXV

This little slightly psychedelic doodle is from The 20th Century Strings Arranged And Conducted By Hugo Montenegro-Volume 1 Premiere Performance (20th Fox 3018). I don't think I've blogged any violin pictures yet, so here ya go! Beautiful picture of a girl on the front of this one, looks a little bit like a paint-by-numbers picture, though. I couldn't find many mentions of this LP anywhere on the net, short of a couple listings on GEMM. Maybe I should scan this cover and share it with you... How's this?