Thursday, August 30, 2007

Jo Basile - Accordion de Paris (1959)


I like how whoever was responsible for this album cover figured that your average suburban 1950s businessman or homebody wouldn't have a damned clue that an album was supposed to be French in origin if they didn't make it really blatantly obvious. I mean, playing a game of "count the stereotypes" is yielding scores I previously thought were unattainable. Unfortunately, these same marketers made a crucial error in assuming that your average white suburban individual of the 1950s would be interested in music from a bunch of Frenchies in the first place. Ah, c'est la vie.

1 comment:

Richard Gagnon said...

Uninterested? Oh, I don't know. Considering how often I've seen it around, and how many sequels it yielded, I'm pretty sure it did fine in the marketplace.

Good record too. Mine has a different, much better cover, though. Half-drawing, half photo.