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78 RPM

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I see little people

“Hallowe’en” Composed and Narrated by Lionel Barrymore Story and Lyrics by Dailey Paskman. MGM Records

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“Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt”

“Three Wise Monkeys” for $.29. A Tops For Tots 78 record. “See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil”

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The devil you know

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TV’s “Truth or Consequences” game show host Ralph Edwards “acts as Master of Ceremonies for an evening of hilarity”   “Let’s Have a Party – A Complete Program of Games, Stunts and Contests” on Mercury Records.   An album of 78’s.

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Space cadet

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“Space Songs” “Trip in a Rocket Ship” and “On the Moon” Peter Pan Records. A 7″ 78 RPM record. Just $.29.

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Lee Wiley

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Two rare Lee Wiley 78’s on Schirmer from Vintage Vanguard. Wiley was the first singer to do songbook albums. I’ve always liked her version of “Careless Love,” but she’s was always good. A later Lp “West of the Moon” (1956) is worth finding.

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Early album cover art

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This generic album cover was made to hold 78’s (which were often released in brown paper sleeves without cover art) It wasn’t until the late forties/early fifties that illustration and then photography were used to package individual records.

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William Steig cartoons

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“Lonesome Octopus”

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Talking Comics was a series of 78’s on the Belda Records label that came with a comic book and sheet music so you could play along. The record was a narrated story with music.   This cartoon looks like a precursor to Hanna-Barbera’s great Squidly-diddly (who shall be featured here soon)!

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Little piggies

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Pee Wee and Mugsy

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A 78 album cover by David Stone Martin on the DISC label.   A collection of traditional jazz legends.

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