20 posts categorized "Music"

Roaring 20s!

Roaring 20s  Billy Randolph and the High Hatters Album Cover

Roaring 20s
featuring
Billy Randolph and the High Hatters
 
Excerpt from back cover:

"But what of the music of this frantic and frentic era?  The songs were those of the flapper ... the one with the stockings rolled "below" the knee.  The hip flask ... and long cigarette-holder (for women had just started to smoke in public).  The songs of the era were bright and slightly fragile.  The melodies that depicted wild life on the campuses of America.  The songs from the smoke-filled cabarets of the major cities.  The spots where for a price, the most beautiful dancer in the show would bathe in a bowl of champagne...for the exotic enjoyment of the elite.  An era running full speed toward destruction.  Not knowing it.  But laughing and singing as they went..."

I pulled the album out of the cover and began to laugh~~it's candy apple red see-through vinyl....perfect!

xx ~ Michelle


Be There at Five

Conversational Music Be There At 5 Glenn Osser vintage Album Cover 

Conversational Music
Be There at Five
conducted by
Glenn Osser


Excerpt from back cover:

"The cocktail hour is the vine-clad bridge in the day of the active modern.  It separates and it connects the two distinct parts of the well-ordered life.  It is the hour to gently close the work-day when the world makes its demands upon the person; it opens those hours when the person may make his demands upon the world.  It is the bridge into the evening, into relaxation, into the world of intimates, into privacy...The cocktail hour is a time that every zestful modern owes to himself.  It is a time for discovery of new moods, of desires, sometimes of new people, an hour to pool the feelings of separate souls.  This, then is music for five o'clock until..."

I could not have said it better myself...despite the hint of chauvinism...I see two glasses on that table.

xx ~ Michelle


Paris Is For Lovers

Paris For Lovers Eddie Barclay and his Orchestra vintage Album Cover 

I love vintage album covers.  I buy them simply because I love the cover.  They have some fabulous vintage fashions & settings, and are almost always romantic.  Oh, and the music is wonderful!  Because that's why we buy an album, right?  

I have an online colleague/mentor who is fortunate enough to be heading off to "The City of Love" soon so I thought I would begin a series of vintage album covers with this beauty:

Paris for Lovers
featuring
Eddie Barclay and his Orchestra

Bon voyage, Jody!

xx ~ Michelle