Sunday, January 27, 2008

Ground Gripper Foot Exercise Record

( Naar de Nederlandse vertaling.)
Most of the time I spread my passion for jazz or jazz releated subjects on this daily Keep swinging blog, but I'm also fascinated by record collecting: like these great 1930s Durium cardboard advertisement records.
Thanks to Jerry from Amsterdam, I found an image of an early 17 cm ( 7-inch) Durium advertisement record made for the Ground Gripper Shoe Company Inc. . Now I have an image of this record, I have to revisited the discographical information for this record in the Durium Advertisement and Custom Records Discography for this record. The info on the record reads:

C 100 B 18 GROUND GRIPPER FOOT EXERCISE RECORD
DURIUM Reg US M’F’R’D BY DURIUM PRODUCTS CORPORATION

It is difficult to locate the recording date, as there are but few DURIUM advertisement records left from the DURIUM PRODUCTS CORPORATION that lasted until the summer of 1931. I think this one, which seems to be the start of a "new" series ( the matrix number C 100 (matrices) B (take) 18 (stamper) suggests so ) could have been released as one of the last items released by the corporation before it broke in the summer of 1931, as the new DURIUM PRODUCTS INC. had a serie of small advertisement and custom records, catalogued in an A, B, N and X -series. It is a fact that most of these records are much smaller ( 10 cm - 4-inch) (labeled as DURIUM JUNIOR), but in the X-series the later releases are the same seize as this item. This record might be the only one, up to now, from that C-series. It is a fact that the label looks like the early DURIUM PRODUCTS INC. labels.
On the reverse you can read: RIGID SHOES RUINING NATION’S FEET most foot troubles are caused by cramping the feet into unnaturally shaped shoes with rigid unyielding arches. Under these conditions the feet are unable to exercise, retain their muscular strenght or natural shape. The printed text on the reverse raises a corner of the veil about what's to be heard on the record itself: The exercises on this record are designed to help counteract the effect of improper footwear. ...... Exercise this way regularly, morning and night, bare footed. This is nature’s own method for assuring foot health. And of course you should find yourself a pair of Ground Gripper Shoes: And, the sensible second step is to wear Ground Gripper shoes, which are designed to give the toes plenty of room, to strengthen the arches, and to assure graceful balance and walking. ..... Exercise your feet regularly and better yet wear Ground Gripper shoes every day for foot comfort and foot health. Of course you can visit a Ground Gripper shoe shop to show your feet, where they will analyse your feet free and in a scientific way: If you feel Visit your Ground Gripper shoe store and have a Gripper Graph analysis made of your feet. This is the scientific way to find out what is wrong and how to correct it. There is no charge for this service. GROUND GRIPPER SHOES WITH THE FLEXIBLE ARCH For Men, Women and Children . Printed aroud the edge of the record: Exercise Your Feet Back To Normal Health. I believe that advertisements haven't changed in 80 years ..... If you love to read the complete printed text on the reverse, visit the site with the description of this record in my online Durium Advertisement and Custom Records Discography.

A 1929 share for the Ground Gripper Shoe company, Inc.

Thanks Jerry, for pointing me to this unpublished record label up to now. It has been inserted in my online discography. This contribution has also been published in my Hit of the week web log. ( http://hitoftheweek.blogspot.com/)

A lot of these small cardboard advertisement records are to be found on the Complete Hit of the Week Recordings, released on three ( number four is planned) 2CDs by Archeophone Records.

Keep swinging

Durium

keepswinging@live.nl

AT RANDOM:
WITCHCRAFT - OSCAR PETERSON Trio: Oscar Peterson piano, Ray Brown bass and Ed Thigpen drums. Recorded
in Paris on the 18th of May 1959


Time exposure for the 27th of January:
1928:

  • i ain't got nobody / third rail = california ramblers
  • make believe = paul whiteman o
Keep swinging

Hans Koert


keepswinging@live.nl

PLAYLIST

oscar peterson trio/with ray brown - ed thigpen 1959 = arturo sandoval/live at the hotel nacional - havana 1986 (2) = herbie hancock/takin' off (lp) = kenny dorham/round about midnight at the cafe bohemian (2) = jean-michel pilc trio/welcome home = miles davis/in person at the blackhawk, san francisco complete - volume 2 - saturday (2) = george van eps-howard alden/hand-crafted swing = west coast jazz live/the lighthouse concerts


Retrospect
Roda do Choro Longophon


Nederlands ( To the English translation )
De meeste onderwerpen in deze dagelijkse Keep Swinging web log gaan over jazz of aanverwante muziek, maar soms ook over het verzamelen van oude gramofoonplaten, zoals de kartonnnen Durium advertentieplaatjes uit de jaren dertig. Vandaag is het weer zo ver .......

Dankzij Jerry uit Amsterdam, vond ik een afbeelding van een kartonnen 17 cm Durium advertentieplaat gemaakt voor de Ground Gripper Shoe Company, Inc. . Nu ik voor het eerst het plaatje onder ogen heb, moet ik de discografische informatie in mijn online Durium Advertisement and Custom Records Discography voor deze uitgave wat aanpassen. Op het label staat:

C 100 B 18 GROUND GRIPPER FOOT EXERCISE RECORD
DURIUM Reg US M’F’R’D BY DURIUM PRODUCTS CORPORATION


Het is niet mogelijk om de opnamedatum voor dit plaatje precies te bepalen, aangezien er maar een paar plaatjes gemaakt zijn door de DURIUM PRODUCTS CORPORATION. Dit bedrijf bestond tot de zomer van 1931, waarna het failliet ging en overgenomen werd. Ik vermoed dat dit plaatje met het het nummer C 100 (matrix nummer) b (take) 18 (stamper (=stempel) ) gemaakt is in de overgangsperiode tussen beide firma's. De doorstart kreeg de naam DURIUM PRODUCTS INC., die een serie plaatjes uitgaf met het voorvoegsel A, B , N en X. Mogelijk dus, dat deze C 100 het eerste nummer is van de C-serie, waarvan, tot op heden, overigens, alleen dit ene plaatje boven water gekomen is. Hoewel de meeste van deze plaatjes niet groter waren dan zo'n 10 cm, en als DURIUM JUNIOR gelabeld werden, zijn er in de X-serie ook grotere uitgaven bekend; feit is in ieder geval dat het label weliswaar nog de oude firmanaam op het label heeft, maar de label kenmerken van een vroege DURIUM PRODUCTS INC. plaat heeft.
Op de achterkant staat te lezen: RIGID SHOES RUINING NATION’S FEET (= Stijve Schoenen Zijn Slecht Voor Onze Voeten). De gedrukte tekst vertelt ons wat er op het plaatje staat, namelijk oefeningen, om je voeten, die in veel te nauwe schoenen opgesloten gezeten hebben, weer nieuw leven in te blazen. Most foot troubles are caused by cramping the feet into unnaturally shaped shoes with rigid unyielding arches. Under these conditions the feet are unable to exercise, retain their muscular strenght or natural shape. The exercises on this record are designed to help counteract the effect of improper footwear. Gewoon elke ochtend en avond even de sokken uit en het plaatje opzetten. Exercise this way regularly, morning and night, bare footed. Uiteraard is de volgende stap om die te nauwe schoenen weg te gooien en Ground Gripper schoenen kopen. And, the sensible second step is to wear Ground Gripper shoes, which are designed to give the toes plenty of room, to strengthen the arches, and to assure graceful balance and walking. ..... Exercise your feet regularly and better yet wear Ground Gripper shoes every day for foot comfort and foot health. En als je wilt weten in hoeverre je voeten al geruineerd zijn, dan kun je in de Ground Gripper schoenenwinkel de problemen wetenschappelijk en gratis laten onderzoeken. GROUND GRIPPER SHOES WITH THE FLEXIBLE ARCH For Men, Women and Children. Rondom deze wervende tekst vind je de tekst: Exercise Your Feet Back To Normal Health (Maak Je Voeten Weer Gezond Met Deze Oefeningen). Leuk toch ..... wat is er eigenlijk veranderd in tachtig jaar reclame? Als je de hele tekst in het Engels wilt lezen kijk dan bij dit plaatje op de online Durium Advertisement and Custom Records Discografie.
Een aandeel van de Ground Gripper Shoe Company, Inc. uit 1929

Bedankt Jerry, dat je me op dit plaatje wees. Het label staat nu in de online discografie. Deze bijdrage is ook geplaatst in de Hit of the Week Web Log ( http://hitoftheweek.blogspot.com ) in het Engels.

Een heleboel van deze advertentieplaatjes zijn terug te vinden in The Complete Hit of the Week recordings, een set van (straks) vier dubbel-CDs uitgebracht door Archeophone Records.

Keep swinging

Durium

keepswinging@live.nl


AT RANDOM:
WITCHCRAFT - OSCAR PETERSON Trio: Oscar Peterson piano, Ray Brown bas en Ed Thigpen slagwerk.
Opgenomen in Parijs op 18 mei 1959


Tijdopname voor 27 januari:
1928:

  • i ain't got nobody / third rail = california ramblers
  • make believe = paul whiteman o
Keep swinging

Hans Koert


keepswinging@live.nl

SPEELLIJST
oscar peterson trio/with ray brown - ed thigpen 1959 = arturo sandoval/live at the hotel nacional - havana 1986 (2) = herbie hancock/takin' off (lp) = kenny dorham/round about midnight at the cafe bohemian (2) = jean-michel pilc trio/welcome home = miles davis/in person at the blackhawk, san francisco complete - volume 2 - saturday (2) = george van eps-howard alden/hand-crafted swing = west coast jazz live/the lighthouse concerts

Retrospect
Roda do Choro Longophon

Keep Swinging Oscar Aleman Flexible Records Choro Music Hit of the week - Durium

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Brenda said...

Hey I have about 20 of the Hit of the week albums.....one is numbered 1117 Sweetheart of my student days by Bert Hirsch another is numbered F-3-4 Lullaby of the leaves Betty Boop ........I have had them for 20 years, believe it or not they are in great condition. Cherokeebabe123@yahoo.com Thanks Brenda

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