Saturday, November 18, 2017

Any requests?

Maybe there's a certain album, genre, whatever you'd like to see featured, or featured more often. I have normal, mainstream albums too. If there's something you'd like to see in more detail, let me know and maybe I'll be able to provide more info. This could include re-scans of old posts as well. (The Karlins are due for a re-scan for sure! Just have to find the album first...)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Attack of the Gwyneth Paltrow Clone

See what you think...

When I first saw this album a couple of years ago, I thought 'wow, she reminds me so much of Gwyneth Paltrow!' Tall, slim build, long blonde hair, nice wide smile...

Then not too long ago, I saw this one...

I had no memory of who the first album was by, but I instantly recognized the woman and thought maybe this was a picture from the session just used on some other compilation. (I've seen that before)


Monday, November 13, 2017

Fasten your safety belts!

I dunno why I said that.

Anyway, I know I haven't been posting a lot lately, but today, I took tons of pictures in preparation for a new wave of posts. Looking forward to preparing them for y'alls! ;)

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Pinky and Perky

Her are Pinky and Perky, from the BBC children's show of the same name. Not sure what they mean by 'between these and the original sounds.' Perhaps their songs were re-recorded for the album and they're cheekily acknowledging it? (or they're saying that Pinky and Perky are not the original performers of "Yellow Submarine" and such)

Let's take a look at that sticker near the top.

W.H. Smith? Someone must've brought this 'across the pond,' as the kids say. To make sure, I'll consult the assistant.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

10 cents too much!

I guess I should start out by stating that I only got this as a sort of time capsule thing. I thought 'this is too weird/dumb not to grab!' It's probably the most controversial album I have, just because of the cover image. Nowadays, you'd [hopefully] only see blackface for comedic purposes, like some character on a sitcom accidentally gets something on their face that makes it look like blackface, and it's 'oh, you...' *cue laugh track* Anyway...

Not sure where the 10 cent sticker would've been from. Flea market? Anyway, I found this (and a few others similar to it, possibly the same artists) at the local Salvation Army, no doubt from one person's collection.

I think it's the same guys on the other minstrel albums. Definitely some cringe-worthy titles there, mixed in with some great ones. ("Beautiful Dreamer" is especially nice)

Unsurprisingly, as seen in the bottom left corner, this 1961 album is from England. (it says An Oriole of England Recording) While the Civil Rights movement was going strong in America, the BBC series The Black & White Minstrel Show was going strong in the UK, lasting until 1978! :o The first time I saw performers in blackface, or at least really took notice and understood the controversy, was on All in the Family, where Archie blacked up for a show with his Army buddies, much to Edith's dismay. (first time ever was probably seeing clips of Al Jolson)

More info on the history of minstrel shows here

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Standard cheesecakery, plus a bonus

Yep, another nice cover from one of the kings of cheesecakery, Klaus Wunderlich. No complaints. I think this may be the first Wunderlich album I've posted, but I can't remember. I have more!

The sticker on the shrink wrap (can't remember if it was sealed or just slit at the end) is the interesting part...

Just thought it was neat, and slightly weird, including the Doughter part. Father-Mother? Hmm... :p

Saturday, August 26, 2017

More Disneyland fun!

I'm back (no excuses for the lack of posts lately, though), and here's another from Disneyland Records. You know I love 'em!

Y'know, just before I started this post, I thought 'I'm going to look up where they got the name for the Chippendale dancers from,' hoping it wasn't from these two. Thankfully, they're named after Thomas Chippendale, a furniture designer. :p