Thursday, July 30, 2015

Popular Cartoons 8

Here's some more gags from the July 1973 issue of Popular Cartoons that I've been posting every Thursday. The previous one is here which leads to the one before it which leads to the one before it and so on.

This cartoon is by Len Herman.
Jefferson Machamer
Reamer Keller
Bill Ward
Don Orehek
Jack Cole

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Giggle Comics #52, 1 of 3

Here is the first part of American Group's Giggle Comics from 1948.

I believe this cover, the inside cover, and lead story were by Dan Gordon
The inside front cover was often for American Comics Group's other titles.
Like my disclaimer on the side says, there are standards we wouldn't conform to today. This comic is almost seventy years old and as such reflects times when we as white people didn't know any better, and portrayed non-whites as inferior beings. Much of the greatest media and literature of the past has such negative caricaturing, which though problematic does not take away from the rest of its artistry. To deny it ever existed would be to erase history. While it is true that some ethnic groups were persecuted more than others, and believe it or not I do some cherry picking, it doesn't always cover everything. You have every right to be offended, just keep in mind it's a story about bubble gum and the maid is incidental.

Now back to our story.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Magic Whistle Radio Hour 31

Things I've collected over the years or acquired on mixtapes and comps or gathered from the internet or the library or my parents' attic. I make no claims to "discovering" or "owning" anything. Neither do you. It's whatever I feel like playing that week. Things that may or may not be familiar. Who knows? Past weeks here too. Just type "Audio" in the search engine. You can right-click this if you want to save a zip file (containing an mp3 of the file) for later. Here what information I was able to find:

KATHY LINDEN- Billy (1958)
BOB BUNNY- The Joker
TRAILER- Last House On the Left (1972) LI'L SMOKEY MILLER- Cotton Patch
LOUIE & THE FAT MEN- Fat Man (1961)
LOUIS JORDAN- Psycho Loco (1949)
LYNDA LAYNE- I'm Your Pussycat (1966)
MICHAEL RUSSO- She Lets Me Watch Her Mom and Pop Fight
   from LP MAD Twists Rock N Roll, 1962
DAVID SEVILLE- Mediocre (1958)
MIKE CURB CONGREGATION- (Nixon Now) More Than Ever (1972)
MR. SPEAKER- The Change
NATE HERMAN- You Don't Have To Look At Pictures
   from National Lampoon Radio Hour, 1973
PORKY & PETUNIA PIG- Would You Like To Take A Walk
   from Naughty Neighbors, 1939
TRAILER- Pick Up On 101 (1971) MAE QUESTAL- At the Codfish Ball
   from Red Hot Riding Hood, 1943
ROBERT MITCHUM- The Ballad Of Thunder Road (1960)
ROY C- Shotgun Wedding (1965)
TRAILER- Schlock (1973) THE EDSELS- Shaddy Daddy Dip Dip (1962)
DAVE TRAVIS & THE PREMIERS- I Don't Like Him (1963)
COUNT VON COUNT- Song Of the Count (1976)
STAN AND DOUG- Sweet Sixteen (Is A Horrible Age) (1972)
THE SURFSIDERS- When I Grow Up To Be A Man
   from LP The Surfsiders Sing the Beach Boys Songbook, 1965
UNKNOWN- Open Letter To A Teenage Daughter (c. 1945)
   party record supposedly done by Canadian DJ

TRAILER- The Happening (1967) BLINKY ALLEN- The Battle Of Beatnik Bay (1961)
ROCK ROLL- The Bedrock Twitch
   from The Flintstones, 1962