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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Dot Records Does Christmas

Some Yuletide LP albums from Dot Records of yore are highlighted in this colorful ad from TV Guide for December 15, 1962. This vintage advertisement gives a glimpse at the artwork as well as the artists that were being presented for Christmastime that year. Though some of thee covers and the singing stars they represent may have been somewhat forgotten over the sprawling decades they are still timeless, as this ad attests.  In operation from 1950 through 1977, the Dot label was revived just this year. Interestingly, the Christmas LP ads of the 1960s usually spiced things up by adding one or two non-holiday albums and this ad is no exception. Included is the 2-LP set of the original soundtrack score of The Ten Commandments (1956) by Elmer Bernstein—but perhaps this shouldn't be too surprising as Paramount Pictures (the studio behind The Ten Commandments) owned Dot records at the time.

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