Artful Conception #4: Chicks & Records

I was going to call this post "Chicks with Discs", but, mercifully, I realized this might be easily misread.  Anyway, the topic of today's post is very simple: women and their records. As long as there's been records, there's been pretty women poised alongside them.  The image of a young woman and a stack of wax is music ephemera at its best.  So, what inspired me to write such a post? A quote from an erudite wordsmith by the name of Snoop Dogg:

“How many ugly women selling records? None! Only the pretty ones sell records. Beyonce, Mary J, Keyshia Cole, the ugly ones don’t sell. I ain’t gon say no names, but they don’t sell records. They just be singing their little hearts out, but they don’t get no sales, cause they ugly."

Bravo, dear Snoop. He has articulated very clearly and succinctly the well known fact that "sex sells", and it is as applicable to records as any other product.  So, without further ado, here's a gallery of images of pretty ladies and records. Enjoy.

Source for next 3 images: Retro-Vintage-Modern Hi-Fi

Okay, busted. This is not actually vintage. It's Rose McGowan and it seems to fit.

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Farbor Sid has a regular feature on his blog called "Put the Needle in the Groove" which spotlights women and their vinyl.

image source: Jezebel

the vertical record player - what a concept

image source: WFMU

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from a 1953 magazine

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  1. Oh come on, Chicks with Discs just about made me fall out of my chair laughing! Next time don't chicken out like that. These photos are excellent, as usual. Who is that beautiful creature in the second (B/W) photo?

  2. Snoop don't be readin' dem papers, yo?

    Susan Boyle's album sold 701,000 copies in the US its opening week, according to the New York Times. In fact, the Times informs us that this is the biggest opening week sale for a debut artist since Snoop's own debut in 1993.


  3. Why is the lady in the 2nd pic from the top draped in bacon?

  4. I collect these kinds of photos too. Also women with books, women with cars, etc.

    But about your post, what about Janis Joplin? Or that was in the day when radio ruled, not TV or internet visual mediums.

  5. Man do I miss record stores.

  6. Beatifull very good shares.Thank you.

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