Monday, March 12, 2007

Oodles Of Doodles CCXVI

Here's a rare color doodle for you. I think there have only been two or three doodles (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, OK 6) before this one that were in color, and some of them probably don't count for whatever reason. You may not count this one, since it's not really a pen-and-ink drawing, but it fits most of my other, rather loose, requirements. It's on the back of an LP from the right time period and I like it, so what more does it need. This is from a classical LP, which is also a little rare, but it's more on the popular side than most. The LP is Moon, Wind And Stars by Morton Gould And His Orchestra (RCA Victor Red Seal LM-2232, 1958). Look closely and you'll see a signature in the watercolor. It's a name that I've seen twice before (1, 2) on doodles I've shared here, which is another great reason for sharing it. I'm still not exactly sure of the name, and Google is no help for any variation I can come up with. It's either Mayelle Thompson or Mazelle Thompson, take your pick. But either way, it's a great addition to the doodle collection.

March Marches On

I know you've been eagerly awaiting the calendar page for this week, and here it is. It's a great shot of a flock of birds erupting into the air at sunset. I shot this out at North Lido Beach one night last year. A lady had let her dog loose, and it had run into the birds, causing them all to fly into the air at once. Pretty cool shot, eh?

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Deer Three

Did I mention I saw some deer in Ohio? Yep, I saw some deer in Ohio.

Another Demilio

I stumbled across another LP cover with artwork my the mysterious Demilio today. The picture above is from the LP Stanley Black And His Orchestra-Dancing In The Dark (London LL 1099). This one actually has a signature, unlike most. But the style is distinctive enough that I'm sure they are all by the same artist.
Previous posts showing other work by Demilio are:
Mantovani And His Orchestra-Waltz Time
Edmundo Ros And His Orchestra-Ros Mambos
Robert Farnon And His Orchestra-Two Cigarettes In The Dark
Stanley Black And His Orchestra-Some Enchanted Evening
And the only other info I've found on the web is here.

Volume 9 For Hi-Fi Living

Here's the ninth installment in the For Hi-Fi Living series, this time featuring the music of Irving Berlin. And if you believe the stuff you read on the back of LP jackets, these tracks were actually chosen by Mr. Berlin himself for inclusion on this record. Take that for whatever it's worth... Here's Jack Say And His Orchestra-The Girl That I Marry-The Music Of Irving Berlin-Vol. 9 For Hi-Fi Living (RCA Custom RAL-1009). Only three more to go, and we'll have the whole series!