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

Monday, July 24, 2017

And now for something [a bit] different...

Thought I'd share today's Dark Side of the Horse comic, as it describes a condition many of us share. ;)

Please check out the strip HERE. (and a little more info here) It's very fun and creative!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Revenge of the Mini Pops

Jump? Hmm, well, they try and make a good likeness of the musicians, but that does not even slightly look like Van Halen.

Anyway, these were all over the place in the 80s, including tons of commercials and videos. They were pretty cute, to be honest, but I never really got into it myself. I would've been more into Chipmunks covers. ;)

Interesting text justification there. Aww, lookit little Sade. :)

And hey hey, it's a gatefold! A Quality record indeed!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

World's Greatest Lover?

Somewhat standard cheesecakey fare here, but man, such beautiful colors! Really a standout for that reason, I reckon.

Decent likeness of Mr. Gleason here, who was described on All in the Family as the world's greatest lover or something like that. Maybe I'll try Googling it to find out for sure...

Hmm, can't find anything, but I'm pretty sure it's in the episode with the swingers, and I'm pretty sure it's Vincent Gardenia who says it. I don't have time to look right now, but if you wanna see for yourself, the episode is easy to find on YouTube and comes highly recommended! ;)