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Margaret Plays The Musical Saw
Audiocraft Recording Co. Cincinnati, OH
Today's offering is a great local private press recording. Minty fresh vinyl and autographed!
The Musical Saw is the next best thing to the Theremin when it comes to "strange" music instruments. And it may be that Musical Saw recordings are rather more rare than Theremin.
There is a lot of information on the back cover. But one paragraph stands out. Margaret carries her saw in a gun case, which causes problems with security when she boards a plane for Burbank, California, to visit her daughter. Sometimes she must demonstrate that it really is a musical instrument.
That's why you do not see many traveling Saw players these days. They would all be pegged for terrorists, knocked to the ground and stripped search everywhere they went.
Cleans Up His Act
Koala Record Company 1980
Interesting cheesecake cover for this reissue of Tracy material which was released the year after he died at the age of 52.
Love this cover. The model is curiously "old" and I don't have any idea why Koala went with this image over any other cheesecake image as there is no connection between the cover and the material. The album contains some adult references, some off-color and politically incorrect jokes, but no bad language what-so-ever. It is not "XXX" by any means.
So it interesting to note the disclaimer on the back cover: The illustrations are a commercial concept for this album. Therefore we are unable to say that the illustrations represent a completely accurate presentation of the recording artist as he has or does now appear.
Interesting mid-60s release from a bargain basement budget label, Crown.
On the cover Crown features a hip 60s chick… while on the vinyl organ music from a well known silent movie and gramophone recording artist who passed away several years before this LP was pressed is presented for your enjoyment.
Needless to say... there is a complete disconnect from the groovy marketing pitch of the jacket photo and the conservative music contained within.