Friday, June 15, 2007
CRUMB CARDS: EARLY JAZZ GREATS
by Robert Crumb $10.95
Publisher: Kitchen Sink
In 1982, Yazoo Records issued a 36-card set devoted to early jazz greats. Illustrated by cartoonist Robert Crumb in an atypical painterly style, America's homegrown genuises were featured in loving portraits of jazz in this distinctive set of trading cards. This set has now been re-issued. It features such luminaries as "Bix" Beiderbecke, Coleman Hawkins, "Jellyroll" Morton, Louis Armstrong, "King" Oliver, Jack Teagarden, "Duke" Ellington, Sidney Bechet, "Fats" Waller, Bennie Moten, Benny Goodman, and 25 others.
I have had these cards for 20 years but just recently figured out who produced the artwork!