Sunday, February 17, 2019

Colorado Springs High School Audio Annual (1956)

So last week I found myself in an antique mall, one of which I hadn't visited for about a year. I struck out finding any new vinyl additions. On my way out, I spotted a 1956 Colorado Springs High School annual. The sticker said "1956 CSHS Yearbook, with RARE RECORD included!"


Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Elk Bugles L-O-V-E Episode


Every Thursday from 4:00 -5:00 pm (MT) Elk Bugles is the Colorado music show featuring the little-known vinyl of the state. Tune in every week to hear unknown and unheard Colorado vinyl records, from the 1930s to the 1980s – the records missing from the state’s music history books.
On today’s show it's all about L-O-V-E... 
(click link to the show - Episode 17)

No Sweeter Love
Mac McClanahan

Boy and Girl in Love
Jim and Lyn

Loving You
Joe Diamond

Another Love
CD Draper

Cause I’m Loving You
The Marvells

Can’t Buy Love

Your True Love
Bob and Shirley

Give Back My Love
Maxine Watta

Whispering Your Love
Patti Jo and the Teardrops

Beware My Love
Vicki Martin

Gonna Have Love
Judy Summers

Sunday Kind of Love
The High Seas

Howlin’ Lovesick Blues

Punishment of Love
Don Rutherford

To My Darling with Love
Rodeo Jim Peters and the Western Ramblers

Do You Really Love Me
Don Sloan

I Want the Whole World to Love You
JJ Dickens and the Barrier Breakers

Lover’s Eyes
Dody and Barbara Weiger

Oh Love Divine
Isi Doro

Walk In Love
Terry Collard

That’s the Way my Love Is
The Trolls

No Credit
Joey Buffalo and Sonics

Thursday, February 7, 2019

In the year 2525 with Littleton's Goddard Middle School


Viking I - Robert Goddard Middle School, Littleton
John Law 30536
 Hey all!

I love school choir records. Just love 'em. The kids on these recordings sing with either a serious heartfelt, or a "why bother, this is an easy credit," intent, which makes these so worth the hunt.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Matt Jerman

"Gone (Everything's Gone Since You Went Away)"
Minnie Anaya and Matt Jerman

I've become obsessed with Colorado-published sheet music (as evident in one of my previous blog posts). Expect to see these finds intermingled on here).  Last weekend, I scored a nice cache of Pueblo-area pieces, including this one, from Matt Jerman and Minnie Anaya.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Super Bowl Game of Love

I'm indifferent about the "big game," on Sunday. So here's a little esoteric, football-themed, Colorado country twanger, by Chris Taylor.

More on this record HERE.

Yet another year of the Broncos "rebuilding," means I can do something else with my time. I mean, the commercials are already available for viewing, days before we have to wait for them to appear during the game (the Stella Artois Big Lebowski / Sex in the City ad is my early favorite).

Don't get me started on the halftime show. Short of resurrecting Prince, or a surprise Led Zeppelin reunion, I've been unimpressed with the mid-game entertainment, since the stunning five years of Super Bowl halftime perfection, ten years ago:

2009 - Bruce Springsteen
2008 - Tom Petty
2007 - Prince
2006 - The Rolling Stones
2005 - Paul McCartney

OK, Lady Gaga, in 2017 was the exception of halftime show drought.

Well... if I have to choose - Go Rams!

Monday, January 28, 2019

Tolbert R. Ingram Publishing, Denver

Hey all! So, I'm diggin' at the big Colorado Springs city-wide garage sale event, last weekend, and I spot this fantastic Denver-published sheet music, "In Colorado Where the Wild Flowers Grow"... and then I found another... and another. I noticed the name Tolbert R. Ingram on all of them, so I thought I better further investigate.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Souvenir Funeral Records of Hofmann Mortuary, Denver want to relive the funeral of your dearly departed? The folks at Hofmann Mortuary, Denver got ya covered, with a 78rpm recording of the service!

Yes folks, this Colorado-related record find actually had me gaping like a Rocky Mountain trout, when I spotted it.

Apparently Hofmann provided the families of the deceased with a souvenir of the funeral. No clue how many of these recordings exist. I did a pretty exhaustive search, to find out if other funeral homes also did this, and could find no other.

According to the Colorado Funeral Directors Association, Hofmann Mortuary was originally located at 301 Broadway (1906), then later relocated to 601 Broadway (1921). It stayed in business, until 1964, when the property was demolished, to make way for office buildings.

Founder Caspar Hofmann passed away in 1957.

Sadly, there are no photos of the original business. According to another site, the building had "a pitched roof, with light and medium dark blond brick. On the front was a Hofmann sign, with clock in the center of 'Hofmann (clock) Mortuary'. The was neon lit in soft neon colors, the clock also had a swing pendulum."