Songs for Swinging Mothers One of the High In-Fidelity Records (1962) A series of comical cover-only “greeting cards” Just a cardboard disc inside with liner notes to help you make your own mixtape: “Suggested titles, suitable for enclosure in this Album Cover, are as follows: “The Things We Did Last Summer”, “What Can I Say After I Say ‘I’m Sorry”, ” Get Me to the Church on Time”, “This Could be the Start of Something Big”, “Careless Love”, “Don’t Blame Me”, “Thou Swell” … get it?!
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Art Carney “Music for Men Working” A Columbia Records EP (1955) Sidekick and neighbor Ed Norton to Jackie Gleason’s Ralph Kramden on the Honeymooners. Seen here popping out of a manhole cover and singing “Song of the Sewer” (on the Honeymooner’s he worked in the sewers and called himself “an unground sanitation expert”). Carney died in 2002. He won a Best Actor Academy Award for his performance in 1974’s “Harry and Tonto”. Here he is teaching Ralph to dance the “Hucklebuck”!
“Music for Relaxing (Vol. 1)” Enoch Light Orchestra Belter Records (Spain) A sweet take on the Woody Herman album cover of the same title that we’ve posted in the past. There’s something about girl lounging on pillows with records on the floor. A theme that we see repeatedly on covers from around the world. A nice cheesecake illustration on this one (Signed by VALTZ)
Bell Telephone Labs “Music From Mathematics” (1960) This is a piece of computer music history, with early examples of music generated by and performed on computers 50 years ago. Composers include Max Mathews, John Robinson Pierce, Newman Guttman, David Lewin, Lejaren Hilller, and S.D. Speeth. Booklet includes extensive notes, diagrams, photos, and score excerpts. NOTE: there is some overlap in content with the Decca records LP “Music from Mathematics,” (also posted here) but the two issues are not identical.