Louis Armstrong “White Christmas” / “Winter Wonderland” Decca Records (UK)
The Adventures of the Laughing Policeman Charles Penrose Columbia Records (UK) This song is credited to Mabel Anderson under the pseudonym Billie Grey, but the music and melody come from The Laughing Song, recorded by George W. Johnson in 1898. The song was first recorded as The Laughing Policeman by Charles Penrose under the pseudonym Charles Jolly in 1922. That version was released on Regal Records. A second version, the most common of the two, was recorded in 1926 and released on Columbia Records. In 1957 it was released on the EP The Adventures of The Laughing Policeman. Ringo Starr bought a copy of the single in 1955 which was most likely the 1935 re-release with Laughter And Lemons on the B-side.
“Great Scott” The Bobby Scott Trio featuring Whitey Mitchell, bass and Bill Bradley, drums Bethlehem Records (1954) Design and illustration (in the style of David Stone Martin) by the legendary Burt Goldblatt. Liner notes by the great Ira Gitler ,(whom I’ve had the pleasure to meet and spend time with over the past 25 years). I love that after looking at records for more than 40 years (daily), that I can still find one like this that I’ve never seen!
Record Condition: M- / Sleeve Condition: M-, in shrink Exceptional copy of this early cosmic psychedelia from northern California.
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