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Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Milan Hulsing asked me to go with him to a flea market last week. I know that place: I have bought some great stuff there. But I couldn’t go, so I asked Milan to buy a few records for me. You know my taste, you can always buy a pile of records anywhere of the kind that are featured in this Soundtrack.
Last night Milan brought the records that he bought for me. It are four LP’s and one 12 inch record. Making scans of LP covers is a lot of work. Because my scanner is A4 size, I have to make four scans, and then put them together. That is about fifteen minutes work for each cover, and if want to do all four LP covers that would take more than an hour. The LP´s are worth it, but they will have to wait till I have a bit more time. The 12 inch is my favourite find:
And here is the back cover:
On the LP are six songs from ”Once in a lifetime”, the Edsel Dealer announcement Show that was held in 1957 in New York, Detroit, Chigago, New Orleans and San Francisco. There is no info on the record about the writers, composers or musicians. All the songs are about Edsel cars, of course , but I had to choose one, so this as today’s soundtrack:


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I have several of these advertisement records with songs from shows that were organised for dealers. It seems that especially American car manufacturing companies liked to make these records in the sixties. But I also have heard other product show records, made by Coca Cola, DuPont, etcetera. Enough for a CD compilation.

Comments:

Robert lombardi

2011-10-08 01:15:43

Hi, I was just browsing the web and came across your page with this Once in a litime Edsel record. I was wondering if you would be interested in selling it ? Thank you

michael

2012-01-24 19:05:31

Are you still looking for this album?

Robert Lombardi

2012-05-28 18:20:53

Yes , I am still looking for this album. Are you interested in selling ? You can contact me @ botsnbklyn@aol.com

Thank you

Steve Young

2013-12-03 04:30:07

You might be interested in the new book about these show, “Everything’s Coming Up Profits—The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals,” which I co-authored. We discuss the Edsel record. Would love to hear what else you have. Check out industrialmusicals.com!

Steve Young

2013-12-03 04:31:33

You might be interested in the new book about these show, “Everything’s Coming Up Profits—The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals,” which I co-authored. We discuss the Edsel record. Would love to hear what else you have. Check out industrialmusicals.com!

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