Thursday, April 30, 2015

Absolutely stunning.

This is one of those covers where you're flipping through a stack at the thrift store and you go 'whoa...' Nice cover (and interesting name), though the way the words are presented are a little hard to read.

I really need to listen to this one, especially after finding out the following...

She's an incredible opera singer! (on the floor, no less!) Though it's not exactly my go-to style of music, I can certainly appreciate the talent. (in fact, the opera aspect of the band Diablo Swing Orchestra is what really makes me love them) Hearing her sing the less demanding spirituals must be amazing. What a woman!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Mr. Dressup, Part 2

I've posted my other Mr. Dressup albums already, but it never hurts to post another one. ;)

"Big enough...cake or what?!" - Pee-wee Herman

A LOT of kids learned—and still remember—"Down By the Bay" as sung by Mr. Dressup. :)

The gang's all here. :) Alligator Al's signature is interesting.

This post makes me want to add the back covers to my previous Mr. Dressup post...someday.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

How romantic...

You guys think you're so cool with your fancy sports cars, but what the ladies really love [apparently] is a combine harvester! Check out the cartoons below from the back cover for proof. (?)

So, thanks to Tony Baylis, I guess I can officially say I have an album featuring a Sousaphone!

L.L. Combine H. ;)

More info on the band, still going strong, here. And here's a live performance of "Combine Harvester":

Friday, April 24, 2015

Palm trees and pasties

I've posted about Johnny Pineapple before, but there certainly is a big difference in the covers...

Hoo boy, is it hot in here or am I sweating? 

Take a look at that other post and you'll see they were probably going for another demographic with this one. Certainly less, how shall we put

Forgets to mention that he is not averse to cheesecakery. ;)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Little people?

Between the odd composition of the cover (harsh lighting in a hay loft?) and the opening line of that back cover info, I thought 'are they little people?' But according to pictures on this excellent page, I think not. Smaller than average, maybe, but uh...big on talent. Heh.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Dave & Sugar

 I'd been wanting to post this for a long time, but I didn't know if I could make it look presentable enough. (too dark to photograph well) Well, enough's enough! (and it actually turned out fairly decent!)

I like how the girl on the left is looking away, but the other seems amused by Dave. What is she thinking, I wonder... I'm amused by how much he reminds me of Earl Camembert. ;) Albums like this were pretty common in the 70s and this is one of them.

Who loves ya, baby?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Oh, for Pete's [Dragon]!

I really need to watch this again. It has been way too long and it was a huge favorite growing up.

I believe there are pages missing in my copy. :-/

I saw the pictures and thought 'oh yeah, Mickey Rooney is in it!' Yeah, it really has been a while... :p

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Typical polka shenanigans

I said 'typical' in the title because, though fun, this cover isn't really unique in the genre. These types of bands drove and drove and drove, and this was a typical annoyance they had to deal with, especially in the pre-cell phone days out in the middle of nowhere. At least they can have a laugh about it. ;) (and practice a bit at the same time, apparently!)

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Rusty's Knockers


If not rolling on the floor (ROF, presumably L), then certainly tapping each other on the nose with mallets. An interesting reaction to a comedy album.

Some primitive photo retouching going on there, to freaky effect.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Mouse Factory

Excellent, vivid cover! Love the unique way they did Mickey's eyes, too.

The little weirdo that owned this before seems to have been desperate for paper or something.

This is from 1972, and I only saw repeats growing up. (I was born in 1977) However, there's a new version every decade, and I've seen versions spanning at least three of them. I think it's still on!

Interestingly, as I learned on TCM, Davy Crockett, in it original TV airings, wasn't really a big deal. However, they turned a few of the episodes into a movie (Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier), which kids would see over and over again on weekends, and it became a PHENOMENON. (caps added to emphasize how HUGE it was)(further caps added to emphasize hugeness)

Here's an interesting read about a very different Davy Crockett, one of his relatives.

And here's an intro to the series, featuring Wally Cox: