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
source: remember the record shop?
Okay, busted. This is not actually vintage. It's Rose McGowan and it seems to fit.
from a 1953 magazine