Thursday, December 14, 2006

Keno? No, KE-Notes!

Here's an interesting record that sort of fits in with that record I brought you from Snap-On earlier. This is a recording of a chorus made up of office workers from the advertising agency Kenyon & Eckhardt in the late fifties. A brief introductory track tells the story of this group, practicing all year long, then going from floor to floor bringing holiday cheer to the many people working at McMahon and Tate. No, wait, Kenyon And Eckhardt, I mean. I guess things were different in the fifties. I like the photo on the back. There's such a wide range of expressions there. One guy in the front is really belting it out, one poor woman is falling asleep, one woman seems frightened by the camera, one woman is nearly cropped out of the picture, it just gets better and better the more you look at it. And surprise! Pull out the vinyl and it's green! Cool! And only one side! So why don't you download and listen to the sounds of 1959 office life from Merry Christmas With The KE-Notes (Olmstead Sound Studios OSS-2267, 1959).

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