Tag Archives: vintage advertising

I’LL TAKE THEM ALL (1947)

Nothing more than a one-page ad listing the new issues for the Signature label — an impressive roster of jazz stars — with an appropriately modest description by the label’s founder Bob Thiele.

But the real treat is a little portrait (new to me) of a typically elated Leo Watson.

Now I have to go to my local record dealer, which isn’t going to be easy.

May your happiness increase.

THE MAGIC OF TECHNOLOGY, OR SOMETHING LIKE IT

My friends had hinted that my tubes were growing weaker, but I ignored them.  However, I knew deep down inside that I needed a new set of RCA Radiotrons:

Now all I need is a tube radio that broadcasts 1932 Bing Crosby.  First the Radiotrons, then the rest is easy.

May your happiness increase.

CLASSIC BLUES, SNAPPY TODDLE, and A DOWN HOME CHANT

From eBay: an original paper sign for QRS piano rolls, nicely preserved, just the thing to hang over your piano if you like CLASSIC BLUES or perhaps SNAPPY TODDLE . . . by the master of jazz piano, James Price Johnson.  It’s a bit early in the day for SNAPPY TODDLE, but it will be possible after breakfast.  Hail James P.!

I’ll bet that the store where this advertisement was displayed had a wonderful section of those race records, too — Paramounts and Gennetts.  Where’s my time machine and my largest suitcase?