Western Playhouse: Adapted From Classics Illustrated: Lion Records (rare)
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Western Playhouse: Adapted From Classics Illustrated: Lion Records (rare) :
You are buying an LP called WESTERN PLAYHOUSE : Songs and Stories of the Great Wild West adapted from CLASSICS ILLUSTRATEDMAGAZINE and produced by Lion Records in 1960. I would like to quote from Dan Malan's Complete Guide to Classics Collectibles, Volume 1: U.S. Classics Illustrated & Related Collectibles published in 1991: page 95: "In 1958, the next wave of CI A/V items began, the LP era. From 1958-1960, they(Gilberton) came out with a new LP every Christmas. The first LP was the JUNIOR LP, with Robert Q. Lewis narrating 12 JRS: 502, 504,505, 506, 509, 512, 513, 514, 520, 524, 531, 535. Then in 1959 came 'Space Stories and Sounds,' with Bill Stern narrating CI#s 124, 133, 138, &144. I donot know what JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH has to do with space, so we just call it the Sci-Fi LP. In 1960, the Western Playhouse LP featured Bob Wilson narrating CI#s 96, 112, 121, 129, plus portions of SPCL titles thrown in for good measure. These three early LP's were all by Lion Records, and are VERY RARE( my caps). THE WESTERN LP IS THE RAREST, with four known copies (three of which are actually Canadian), while the others have 5-10 known copies. They have been selling in the $100-$300 range."
Description: Jacket: In VG condition:The jacket (apparently) had seam splits and were neatly taped closed .The jacket is clean but has some surface wear. There are no paper tears. The upper right corner and lower left corner of the front cover have some creasing.
Description: Vinyl LP: In VF condition: The Vinyl Lp is clean and glossy and has no scratches or marks that would affect play. There are superficialmarks from sliding in and out of the sleeve.
Record number: L70103 Date: (1960) Produced : MGM (Leo the Lion) RECORDS Product: Stories and songs from the Wild WestSide 1: OLD CHISHOLM TRAIL-sung by Len Stokes Side 2: MOONLIGHT ON THE PRAIRIE-sung by Len Stokes THE STORY OF WYATT EARP THE STORY OF DANIEL BOONE THE BIG CORRAL-sung by Carter Farriss THE BLUE TAIL FLY-sung by Len Stokes THE STORY OF BAT MASTERSON THE STORY OF DAVY CROCKETT HOME ON THE RANGE -sung by Len Stokes WHOOPEE-TI-YI-YO- sung by Carter Farriss THE STORY OF WILD BILL HICKOCK THE STORY OF KIT CARSON ALL DAY IN THE SADDLE-sung by Carter Francis GOOD-BYE, OLD PAINT- sung by Len Stokes THE STORY OF JIM BOWIE RED RIVER VALLEY-sung by Carter Farriss
Stories adapted by Roberta Strauss from Classics Illustrated