Monday, December 31, 2018

Christmas Doodles

I came home from the store today with the Mahalia Jackson Christmas LP shown above.  And it reminded me of the one shown below from Arthur Lynds Bigelow & Marjorie MacComb.  Both of them are on Columbia, and came out a year apart (1955 & 1956).  And they both have the cool little Christmas artwork at the top of the LP above an appropriate photo.  I'm wondering if this was a series that Columbia did for Christmas?  I know I've seen the Mahalia in another cover that has no doodle and a different picture, not sure which is the original, though.  Anybody aware of any Columbia Christmas issues from around this same time period that has something similar?  I need to go dig through the piles...

2 comments:

jelawmo said...

Jo Stafford's "Ski Trails" has a little doodle of a sleigh ride up top as well. It would have come out on Columbia around the same time.

Ernie said...

Yes! Exactly what I'm looking for! Thanks!

https://www.discogs.com/Jo-Stafford-With-Paul-Weston-And-His-Music-From-HollywoodNorman-Luboff-Choir-And-The-Starlighters-Sk/master/620043