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« on: October 21, 2005, 07:02 PM »
Got this link from a friend this morning.  Enjoy. . .

http://www.jimlawrence.net/LPCOVERS/LPcovers.html
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2005, 07:48 PM »
I was about to say that he got all of his content from http://bizarrerecords.com , but he has a couple of covers that I don't remember seeing either there or at Show And Tell Music, to which he links at the last page.  I do enjoy looking at bizarre record covers in any case.

Anyway, if you want more, go to  http://bizarrerecords.com]Bizarre Records  as I mentioned.  The webmaster is a serious, passionate collector who has a really neat interface with which to browse, and there's even a letters page from many of the cited artists, with most of the letters complimentary in nature!  There's also sound samples for many.

It was here that I learned of the "traveling family group posing in front of their transportation" genre.  And, yes, 70s religious disco exercise records.  The religious ones in general are something elseâ€"although, the singers on some of the more popular (read: covers regarded as weirdest) records are of decent quality, which I was interested to see.

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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2005, 10:40 PM »
"All My Friends Are Dead" by Freddie Gage -- I wonder who told him that was a GOOD idea? That's hilarious.

And that Herb Alpert cover (Whipped Cream & Other Delights)-- I still think that's the best album cover photograph there ever was. By anyone. Ever. Once you've seen it you never forget it.

Cool link, Dave.

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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2005, 01:26 AM »
And that Herb Alpert cover (Whipped Cream & Other Delights)-- I still think that's the best album cover photograph there ever was. By anyone. Ever. Once you've seen it you never forget it.



Second that!  My dad has that one...

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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2005, 08:37 PM »
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Second that!  My dad has that one...

EVERYONE's Dad had that one!!  ;)

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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2005, 08:53 PM »
EVERYONE's Dad had that one!!  ;)

Everyone's Dad?  Shoot, I have that one myself.   8)
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2005, 09:26 PM »
Second that!  My dad has that one...

Yeah, I've never forgotten that cover. After this thread reminded me of it, I e-mailed a photo of the cover to my older brother last night, asking him if he remembered it, too. I haven't heard back yet -- I guess he's still staring at it.

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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2005, 08:31 AM »
While the Herb Albert is a perrenial favorite, Jazz Music for Cops and Robbers gets my vote!!!

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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2005, 04:14 PM »
Everyone's Dad?  Shoot, I have that one myself.   8)

You're not alone, Louis - I still have mine, too.  Every time I have a piece of pie with whipped cream, I always think of that picture.  Wow,what a babe......

I'd have loooovvvveeeed to have been in that photographer's shoes on the day that picture was taken!!

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« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2005, 11:35 AM »
The music of Herb Alpert was probably some of the first music I'd ever heard growing up. My folks had his albums AND 8 tracks, I remember watching his specials on TV. Great stuff.

I do believe I can find their original of "Whipped Cream" if I dig through their record collection.

The other day I was in a record store and saw a newly released version commemorating the 40th anniversary of the original release.

A few items of trvia:

Hal Blaine played drums on the album.

The model was named Dolores Erickson, she was actually 3 months pregnant at the time of the shoot, but you couldn't tell from the results!!

They put a dollop of real whipped cream on her head but used shaving cream for the rest.

She has a website that shows this cover, and some others that she did way back.

http://www.whippedcreamlady.com/


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« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2005, 01:49 PM »
Very nice site!  That Nat King Cole cover on the first page of albums is just beautiful; probably my favorite.
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