Skip to comments.Lost in the 1950s- The Cherry Bowl Drive In [And record covers from my childhood]
Posted on 09/22/2013 10:08:53 AM PDT by Bender2
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“or even knew that Robert Conrad sang!!!”
Festus is the one that surprised me.
Ken Curtis “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” Festus Country
Neither do I!
With a few exceptions: Louie Prima, Porter Waggoner, Ferlin Husky, Lionel Hampton, Roy Orbison(as well as a few others) almost all of that stuff was crapola.
Jack Webb, Pepino from the Real McCoys, Jayne Mansfield... LOL
Hell, cat, I've got more than that right stacked in rows under my TV set. And some of these albums, we didn't own but I recall seeing at other people's houses or elsewhere in the 50s.
Such as this one... a 6-grade buddy of mine in El Paso sneaked out of his parents bedroom to show to me.
Or this one... that a 3rd grade classmate of mine brought to school for 'Show and Tell" in Natchez.
My! You had a lively family with a great sense of humor! LOL.
I was serious about my question. Was this record put out by some off shoot company that picked up recordings from other sources and grouped them on an album with their own graphics? I really can’t imagine Lawrence Welk, Pat Boone, or the Lennon Sisters approving that picture on their work.
I don’t think artists had the same control in the 50s over the re-recording of their work as they have today. I remember Christmas albums being sold by the “4 Roses Society” (a whiskey company and sold in liquor stores) that were marketed for very little money (a couple of bucks apiece) that were consolidations of many artists singing Christmas songs. No naked ladies on the covers. But, they were sold cheap to get people into the liquor stores. I had several because they were only a couple of bucks apiece, whereas an LP album at a music store might cost $10.
Gadzooks! Maybe we should re-name you... Doubtingcat?
But since you axe, although practically deaf, Johnnie Ray's tear-inflected delivery tabbed him as an early-'50s sensation and you may listen to him HERE
Is that our own Andy Griffith of Matlock fame?
I do remember reading one time that Griffith had been a music major in college. Ever since, I’ve noticed how often he incorporated a music theme into the various Matlock episodes.
Either he was conducting the church choir, or he was pickin’ on a guitar, or banjo, with some itinerant that he’d picked up and was defending. He was a good musician — at least the TV made him seem so.
That collection is a blast. Thanks for sharing.
Fantastic stuff, Bender2. Brought back many a memory. Thanks for doing all that work and for sharing it.
Is this Jayne Mansfield falling out of her dress?
Did you realize that she's the mother of Mariska Hargitay of Law & Order, SVU fame? I keep trying to see a resemblance between the two and can't -- other than their statuesue physiques. Facially, they don't look alike.
Be sure and check out their Facebook page, too. New, “cool” stuff every day.
Yes. I can see a resemblance to Mariska there. I think that they made a marketing descision the try to make up Jayne to look as much like Marilyn Monroe as they could.
Instead of replying in my normal way... I would say probably you are just way too young to recall the 1950s.
So, Michael, I will just pity you... You do not know what you missed--
Jack Webb smiling??!!! Jack Webb WITH A CIGARETTE??!!!
I bow my head. How could I forget the deaf screaming Johnny Ray, the very precursor of rock and roll screaming! He’s changed, that’s why I din’t wreckognized ‘im, that’s it!
Are you kidding me?! Between that one and Clint Eastwood, i almost never made it through the list. lol. Robert Conrad in "The Wild, Wild West"was one of my favorites growing up. I guess if you're a guy, though...
The Pat Boone album cover with the nekkid lady is racier than the Playboy one.
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