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IMO, This has to be the coolest record company logo.

As we all know, LED ZEPPELIN recognized the coolness of this logo.

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Thinking about it, I can't recall ever having seen a cooler logo. I will try to take note of any interesting ones in the near future...

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Gosh man, is this nerdy or what?

They may not be cool, but fun and nostalgic

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Hey, those certainly are different. I remember the Elton John one.

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At 57 I'm old enough to clearly remember that one from my childhood

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I am sure you haven't seen such one ever before:

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Don't remember that one. lol! gotta brush up on my Bulgarian record companies.

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Ah, Holland and Dozier, 1967... Good times

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What a trip down memory lane this thread is.

I grew up relatively poor, addicted to music from around the age of four. Records were few and far between around our house. As soon as I could earn a little money, I'd spend every dime on records.

One summer evening in 1970, I was sitting on the front porch listening to the radio. Karl, who lived 4 doors down, was walking across the lawns, right toward me. Karl was in his early forties and was a hard drinkin' man who worked in a paper mill and lived with his invalid mother. It seemed to my fourteen year old mind, that the only thing Karl hated more than life itself, was smart ass kids like me. Karl was wearing his work cloths, carrying a large box, which he set at my feet. He just stood there and stared at me for a bit, then kicked at the box with his steel toed boot, causing the flaps to pop open. I couldn't see inside the box, and I was afraid to look. Karl was drunk as hell, the stench of 8 hours in the mill and 4 at the Club 96 was overpowering. As I leaned forward to take a peek in the box Karl spoke: "Dem's records in dere. A friend of Mom's what works at a radio station gives 'em to me. Dis ain't my type of music, so I thought you might enjoy it." I said thanks, and Karl turned and walked back home.

The box contained 259 45's. Early rock, blues, soul, r&b and some country from about 1950 to 1969. Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Slim Harpo, Little Walter, Martha and the Vandella's, The Temptations, Merle Travis, Lefty Frizell, and everything else I had been listening to late at night on AM radio for all of my brief life. It took me four or five trips to carry all those records down to my basement room, they wouldn't all fit on the little shelf with my record collection, and my Panasonic stereo, so I set them in stacks on the floor. My dad shouted down the stairs that it was late and I should use my headphones. I decided I would just grab ten records, with my eyes closed and play them. The one on top was "Bernadette".

Karl's liver failed a few years later. RIP, Karl.

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you guys need to get the documentary "Desperate Man Blues"

http://www.dust-digital.com/dmb.htm

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you guys need to get the documentary "Desperate Man Blues"

http://www.dust-digital.com/dmb.htm

I've seen it. Great story, but I found Joe to be sort of a sad character.

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What a trip down memory lane this thread is...

...Karl's liver failed a few years later. RIP, Karl.

A beautiful trip down Memory Lane for us too! Thanks for sharing!

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What a trip down memory lane this thread is.

I grew up relatively poor, addicted to music from around the age of four. Records were few and far between around our house. As soon as I could earn a little money, I'd spend every dime on records.

One summer evening in 1970, I was sitting on the front porch listening to the radio. Karl, who lived 4 doors down, was walking across the lawns, right toward me. Karl was in his early forties and was a hard drinkin' man who worked in a paper mill and lived with his invalid mother. It seemed to my fourteen year old mind, that the only thing Karl hated more than life itself, was smart ass kids like me. Karl was wearing his work cloths, carrying a large box, which he set at my feet. He just stood there and stared at me for a bit, then kicked at the box with his steel toed boot, causing the flaps to pop open. I couldn't see inside the box, and I was afraid to look. Karl was drunk as hell, the stench of 8 hours in the mill and 4 at the Club 96 was overpowering. As I leaned forward to take a peek in the box Karl spoke: "Dem's records in dere. A friend of Mom's what works at a radio station gives 'em to me. Dis ain't my type of music, so I thought you might enjoy it." I said thanks, and Karl turned and walked back home.

The box contained 259 45's. Early rock, blues, soul, r&b and some country from about 1950 to 1969. Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Slim Harpo, Little Walter, Martha and the Vandella's, The Temptations, Merle Travis, Lefty Frizell, and everything else I had been listening to late at night on AM radio for all of my brief life. It took me four or five trips to carry all those records down to my basement room, they wouldn't all fit on the little shelf with my record collection, and my Panasonic stereo, so I set them in stacks on the floor. My dad shouted down the stairs that it was late and I should use my headphones. I decided I would just grab ten records, with my eyes closed and play them. The one on top was "Bernadette".

Karl's liver failed a few years later. RIP, Karl.

Thanks for sharing that story with us.

Mark

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How about this one- always loved it:

Also very nice in an understated way...

Even more graphic:

And of course, a true classic!

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Steve is one of my favourites

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How about this one- always loved it:

Yeah, I forgot about the I.R.S. label. It seems they were one of the first independent labels to come forth.

And the Blue Note is a classic!

Also very nice in an understated way...

Even more graphic:

And of course, a true classic!

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