Category Archives: Records

If you don’t want the peach, don’t shake the tree (Lyrics)

This past June, Radiola played “The Goose Hangs High” by Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians (1936). The song is about a woman leading a man on, and of course he complains about it. Classic. I loved it right away. … Continue reading

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Did Jimmy Dorsey Forge Tommy Dorsey’s Signature?

It is definitely fun to buy a collection of records and later discover an autographed record amongst the batch.  I only have two such “finds” right now: Stan Kenton and this one (“Tommy Dorsey”). I found this one in a … Continue reading

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Andy Senior – The Real Deal

Any of you who follow my blogging will know that Andy Senior (the radio DJ in Utica, NY), is the person that turned me on to collecting old records.  I just love his radio station “Radiola” on 365 Radio.  So … Continue reading

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Free Promo Soundsheets and Paper Records

(Click on the photo to enlarge it) Yes, it is true: companies used to give away cheaply-made free records to promote albums. At one time you could find them stuck between the pages of magazines, or in your mailbox along with … Continue reading

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Lesbian 1992 Square Record

(Click photo to enlarge it) Here is yet another obscure record that I have in my collection.  The song “I’ll Be A Homo For Christmas” pretty much explains the essence of this record.  It is clearly a piece of history … Continue reading

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“Nigger” in Old Music..(Lyrics)

People of my generation have been raised to consider the word “nigger” to be one of the most offensive words in the English language: perhaps THE most offensive.  From the time I was a child, I have been programmed to … Continue reading

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Bing Crosby (Decca) and Frank Sinatra (Capitol) Promotional Records

Pictured above are two “sample” or “promotional” records that I have. (click to enlarge) I do not know what these were used for.  Please send me a note if you have any information about how these were used.  (Thanks!) Here … Continue reading

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Paul Whiteman: A Keeper

This is one of those “Potato Head” records: a nickname other collectors have given these records due to the lovely cartoon head on the label. I bought this record in Provo, Utah last November for $1.00, and wow am I … Continue reading

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15 Lakeside Disc Records

As I mentioned in a previous post, one of my friends gave me a stack of 25 badly damaged old records.  Of those, 15 of them are one-sided Lakeside Disc Records. Lakeside Disc Records were sold through the Montgomery Ward … Continue reading

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Harry McClintock’s Songs about Bums

Last October I picked up this record at an Estate sale for .17 cents.  It was pretty cheap because it  was part of an album that had been deeply discounted on the final day of a two-week-long estate sale.  (Click … Continue reading

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