In our original article on Cann’s we showed the interior of the shop. Neil Anderson has let me have a much clearer version of this photo. A couple of people commented on the sleeves in the racks after the article but I thought I would hold fire until I could post this. And like others I couldn’t resist the challenge of seeing if I could identify a few more sleeves! So here is a list of those which rang bells. If you can spot any more let me know. By sharpening up the images I was able to read a display at the back of the shop which is dated 1972, so I figure that gives us an accurate date for the photo.
A – Dubliners
B – Superbad / James Brown
C – Peddlers / Suite / 1972
D – Deep Purple / In Rock / 1970 (I bought this album locally in 1970, possibly from this very shop).
E – Raph McTell / You Well Meaning Brought Me Here / 1971
F – Moody Blues / A Question Of Balance / 1970
G – Memphis Slim / ?
H – Retrospect / ?
I / J – Johnny Cash
K – Various soundtracks – Goldfinger, Maginficent Seven, John Barry, Paint Your Wagon, Kelly’s Heroes, Henry VIII, My Fair Lady, Easy Rider
L – Ray Coniff
M – Cat Stevens / Catch Bull At Four
N – Byron Lee / Jump Up
O – The Old Kent Roadsters
P – Roy Orbison / Early Orbison
Jeremy Morewood has since picked out ‘Hold Me’ by Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra [directly below (P)] – and on sale too! Another great Polydor sleeve (more on the site). I’ve also just spotted a Judy Collins sleeve, below Cat Stevens (M). It’s what would have been then her new (May 1972) compilation Colours Of The Day. Not sure how I missed it before…
Neil also had a later advert for the shop which he let me borrow.
Cann also did a tie-in with Sheffield’s morning broadsheet, The Telegraph, which ran a record review page in their Saturday edition. The Telegraph sponsored plastic record sleeves with their details on, and Cann’s gave these out to customers in the early seventies. They still turn up in second hand stores in the area!