Thursday, December 3, 2009

a curiously sinister lachrymosity

Detail, Okeh Records retail banner for then-new (1943) 78 rpm disc "Born To Lose" by Ted Daffan's Texans. The grieving beau has an odd tic: crying out of one eye, thereby expressing semi-sorrow over the loss of his gal.

The full banner was reproduced in our second anthology, The Curiously Sinister Art of Jim Flora.


Harley said...

There's a tear in my beer, 'cause I'm cryin' for you dear."
-Hank Williams Sr.

J.D. King said...

Keep 'em comin'!

AB said...

Haven't you ever heard the expression, "crying-in-your-beer-country-music"? Flora's cartoon demonstrates this was current as early as 1943.