Monday, February 11, 2013

It's February 11 and we're in the middle of back-to-back snowstorms with more coming this weekend.The USPS was closed on Saturday due to the snowstorm "Nemo" so there was much to ship today.

Just a coincidence, but the Hank Ballard single is called "The Switch-A-Roo"---- the Rock-A-Teens single is called "Woo-Hoo"---- and the sheet music sale for today is "Hi-Diddle-Diddle." It's a real day for baby talk!

The vintage Mentor Paperback is called "Man Makes Himself." That little box with the triangle window is a replacement needle for a record player.

This Louis Armstrong album came out while he was still alive but his popularity was dwindling and few people knew he practically created the art of jazz improvisation. Bessie Smith did not live to see her music revived in this Columbia Records box set of 78 rpms from the 1940s.

It was a light day for "print." Life was a weekly magazine and Horizon was a monthly history journal. Hardcover and paperbacks were also among today's sales.

Just a few of the LP albums that shipped today. The four Jimmie Davis LPs you see were from Gov. Davis's own personal collection. He was a teacher and a professional musician and a politician and a songwriter and performer among other things.

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