Saturday, August 28, 2010

Setting the Record[s] for Diversity

The Beatles, Teresa Brewer, Elvis Presley, Perry Como.... only at casey/artandcolour, lol! Each of the group of four will open up larger-than-usual when clicked.

M Y   C O L L E C T I O N — A pretty diverse collection of 45RPM records from my collection. A couple of them are EPs, meaning they have more than one song per side, but most are the old 'usual' singles, with an A side and a B side. Besides these with colorful covers, I have close to one hundred additional 45s without any jackets at all. I'm not sure what happened to them, but I think a lot of them were bought with just paper sleeves protecting them, such as the Glen Campbell record above. 

Many of these have an eighty-five cent price sticker on the back, and the dates of the records are mid 1950s, which means they were probably bought at the PX at the Stuttgart, Germany US Army base. Even after my Dad retired from the service in the early 1960s, we continued to shop at the closest base to us, the Submarine Base in Groton, CT. Many of my Matchbox and Corgi Toys are from that PX, and we also shopped every few weeks for food at the Commissary, an absolutely huge grocery store on base. I really loved going to the base, as foreign as it seemed to me, with everyone walking around in uniforms, saluting each other. It was very clean and neatly kept up base with modern brick buildings, and good water views which usually included a submarine or three.

I have tons of newer 33s and older 78s with very cool artwork and photographs on their covers, and I'll scan those for a future post.

N O T E :  I'll be away from my computers this afternoon through evening, but I'll be [hopefully] getting some great photos for a future blog post. I'll "talk" to everyone when I'm back online!

16 comments:

  1. Your "cool"lections never cease to amaze! Holy time capsule, Batman!
    There are eBayer's out there that would go crazy over these 45's. The jackets are in such great condition. But alas, I'm showing my age to, I remember every one of them, and when they were released !

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  2. I'm right there with you in the "remembering" section Px...
    shall we dance again...like we did last summer???
    (please tell me you know where that's from or I'll seem loonier than ever!!)
    Have a good one everyone...looking forward as always to new pics Casey..

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  3. WEll maybe i HAVE lost it..i meant:
    Let's twist again, like we did last summer!
    oh boy...no coffee yet! Is that an acceptable reason?? :)

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  4. Good morning Mare !
    Chubby Checker - and that's WITHOUT coffee :)

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  5. Heck yes it's Chubby Checker!!! I'm hanging my head in shame and blushing! Hat's off to you for the memory that kicks in without coffee!! :)
    So, ya wanna twist again like we did last summer???? ha!
    mare
    oh, btw, when does YOUR blog start????????? just askin'!

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  6. I am going to be traveling for a year or so. I can't make the time commitment necessary even if I wanted to start one. Look at how much time it takes to participate in the blogs we belong too! And I want to maintain that. I have a few ideas up my sleeve but can't disclose them at this time. When I finally resettle a blog is a good possibility - God knows I'll have alot of interesting stories.

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  7. Px, sounds like a very exciting time for you!! You are SO correct in saying it takes a lot of time even to participate in a blog. If you ever do start a blog, I have a feeling it will be a great one!
    mare

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  8. PX, CHUBBY CHECKERS. DID YOU CALL ME CHUBBY CHECKERS? CHUBBY I AM, BUT CHECKERS I'M NOT. BELLY LAUGH ALL THE WAY TO THE STORE.
    BLOG, DID I HEAR THE WORD BLOG? NEVER. I'D NEVER HAVE TIME TO GO TO THE ONES I CHECK ON EVERYDAY. I DO LIKE SEEING WHAT EVERYONE LOOKS LIKE THOUGH.MARE AND ANNIE ARE JUST THE WAY I PICTURES THEM. CASEY TO ME JUST LOOKS LIKE AN ARTIST. THAT'S A GOOD THING. PLUS HANDSOME.

    GRANNY

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  9. I only have kind words for you Granny ! And the only way I picture you is in that hot rod wheelchair that Casey posted for you !

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  11. Oops, wrong link. I'll be fine.

    How 'bout a rocket powered Barcalounger?

    http://www.imagebam.com/image/253a0295171754

    There, that's better.

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  12. No Johnnie Ray, "The Prince of Wails?"

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  13. MARIUS, I'LL ORDER TWO JET CHAIRS,ONE FOR ME AND ONE FOR YOU.

    GENTLEMEN START YOUR ENGINES.
    EVERYONE OFF THE TRACK HERE COMES GRANNY AND MARIUS. I BET I KNOW WHO WILL WIN THIS RACE. ME.

    GRANNY

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  14. Funny you posted the "oldies" and "goodies", I was just reading an article about John and Yoko and how they met. It seems she liked his "wallet"...lol

    My friend's dad was a collector of '57 Chevys and he always played some Sinatra. Casey, which song of his do you like the most?

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  15. MARIUS, I WAS A JOHNNY RAY GAL. BOY COULD HE SING. LOVED HIM.

    GRANNY

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