Vikki Dougan - Nicknamed "The Back" because of her dresses that were more than backless - they were cut down to just above the gluteal cleft, causing quite a commotion. The Limeliters wrote a song titled "Vikki Dougan" to commemorate this phenomenon, in which they sing of her "callipygian cleft" ("callipygian" meaning "having shapely buttocks") and beg her, "Vikki, turn your back on me". Measurements: 36-20-36 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
Sun Ra and his Arkestra featurig John Gilmore on Tenor Sax I don’t have any information about this as I don’t have the disc, just the cover, which is “homemade.” The back is all pasted over with gold foil and the front has hand-coloring and some stickers. I think that this covered one of Sun Ra’s records on Saturn. Any Sun Ra followers out there that can shine some light here?
#1 philipp says:
November 1st, 2009 at 7:10 am
It’s Super-Sonic Jazz, Sun Ra’s first record on his Saturn label. The title has been covered by the blue tape in your scan. The record originally came out in 1957 with a different cover. This one is the 1968 edition. Details, plus lots more Sun Ra minutiae, found here — http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~campber/sunra.html. Look about half-way down the page for a minty fresh scan of this record cover.
#2 Carl Howard says:
November 1st, 2009 at 7:42 am
All of that is right, and this is also a fairly early release on El Saturn, with the band still in Chicago. For most of his career, Ra favored private releases and even favored raw, primitive recording conditions – even though, being the consummate jazz outsider, these conditions were as frequently motivated by finances as by design.
Because records like this were sold by The Arkestra at shows, and because they were hand covered like this, copies and track lists varied widely for years, making documentation sometimes quite difficult.
#3 lpcoverlover says:
November 1st, 2009 at 9:17 am
Fantastic! Thanks Phillipp and Carl. Carl, so perhaps the hand-crafted cover with the foil and stickers was sold this was at a concert? (Vs. the god-forbid thought that some kid at home defaced his dad’s valuable record?
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