This bright green Flexi-disc was distributed to retail sellers and independent shops that sold the new Persil 65 washing powder. By answering three questions about the information heard on the record, these tradespeople could win two cars, a motor scooter or “31thousand other lovely gifts”. The first prize was a trip around the world.
Just like the sound of 1968 of GASAG and the Silk-Weavers of Krefeld sounded more like 1960, the uncredited group that recorded PERSIL`s Rhythm 65 sounded much more like 1955.
Well, swinging 1955 at least…
(Update 07/02/2009: Thanks Stefan for these nice high-resolution scans of the sleeves that I was missing! Double-click on them and they will get much bigger.)
My name is Andreas Michalke. I´m a cartoonist from Berlin, Germany and I like collecting records. Most of the records I find in thrift stores or at flea markets here in Berlin. I like a lot of music but I thought I`d focus on odd German records. Preferably with cartoon covers.
All my scans are high-resolution. If you double-click on them they will get much bigger.
1. I will not use material, that is already available in digital format elsewhere.
2.The artists I present are either anonymous or pseudonymous or dead or no longer active.
3. I feel that if nobody has cared to reissue a record in 50 years, it is fair to present it.
Note: Please don´t ask for re-ups. I don´t have time for that. What´s gone is gone.
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