Saturday, November 25, 2006

CLM Industries - Christmas 1961 - SINGLE

This little gem was found on eBay earlier this year. At first, I didn't know anything about it because the auction description was vague at best but the scan of the label is what caught my attention.

I placed a bid and did a Google on "CLM Industries". I scrolled down on the first page of results and it came back:

CLM Industries - Maker of Toronto and Chicago warning sirens during the Cold War. One was most famously featured in the 1980 film "The Blues Brothers" used as a vehicle mounted PA system.

So this record had that going for it.

The eBay auction ended without a whimper and several days later I received the record.

The flip side was "The Sounds of Christmas" - reprinted from their 1959 Christmas brochure. It sounded very familiar and I began wondering why it did.

Earlier this month, our neighbor Lee at his blog posted six Line Material 45s released through the years. And those record label scans he posted looked awfully familiar. That fact was confirmed when Brainwerk posted this tidbit at his blog - almost the same exact label!

C is for Canada. L is for Line. M is for Material. I never claimed to be the sharpest tool in the shed and this proves it folks!

So for all you Line Material completists out there, here is my (unknowing at first) contribution to a subgenre that keeps expanding:

CLM Industries - Christmas 1961 - SINGLE

Happy listening...



X Esquire said...

I've got the 1962 "Let's Trim The Christmas Tree" track on my blog, plus a link to several others here:

These are the only ones I know of so far.

Paul F

CaptainOT said...

Paul - Thanks for the link! I might just try to compile all of these singles - what the hey!


Lee Hartsfeld said...

Thanks for bringing these back for 2007!


CaptainOT said...

Lee - Thanks for posting your still amazing Line Material stuff at your blog!

Feel free to include this in your vast collection!


New Brunswick Barry said...

If anyone is still interested in these CLM Industries Christmas singles, I've just come across a copy of their 1964 issue, entitled "The Story Of Santa Claus." The B-side is the French translation, "L'histoire de Père Noël."