Monday, September 7, 2009
Little Record, BIG Hit.
Here's an interesting record collecting curiosity. After going through some crates of recently purchased rock 45s, out fell this little guy.
The packaging looks like a type of seed pouch that a gardening center would carry. It's a Philco-Ford Corporation product ("Hip-Pocket Records") and the back instructs: "FOR SINGLE PLAY PHONOGRAPH ONLY". Inside, there is a fitted piece of paperboard and a four inch, two-sided flexi record. Side 1 is Van Morrison's "Brown-Eyed Girl" and Side 2 is "Midnight Special" by the same artist.
It's just too bad it couldn't have been a track by his earlier project "Them" or even a Van Morrison single off of Astral Weeks. Now THAT would be Hip (pocket)!