Additional information about this, The Coasters vinyl art.
The Coasters – The Artist
The Coasters are an American rhythm and blues/rock and roll vocal group who had a string of hits in the late 1950s. Beginning with “Searchin'” and “Young Blood”, their most memorable songs were written by the songwriting and producing team of Leiber and Stoller. Although the Coasters originated outside of mainstream doo-wop, their records were so frequently imitated that they became an important part of the doo-wop legacy through the 1960s.
Poison Ivy – The Song
‘Poison Ivy’ is a popular song by American songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. It was originally recorded by the Coasters in 1959. It was popular in both the UK and the US. This was their third top-ten hit of that year following “Charlie Brown” and “Along Came Jones”. The song discusses a girl known as “Poison Ivy”. She is compared to measles, mumps, chickenpox, the common cold, and whooping cough, but is deemed worse, because “Poison Ivy, Lord, will make you itch”. According to lyricist Jerry Leiber, “Pure and simple, ‘Poison Ivy’ is a metaphor for a sexually transmitted disease”.The song also makes references to other flowers such as a rose and a daisy.
The Ivy Leaf – The Shape
This record has been crafted into the silhouette of an Ivy leaf. Hedera, commonly called ivy (plural ivies), is a genus of 12–15 species of evergreen climbing or ground-creeping woody plants in the family Araliaceae, native to western, central and southern Europe, Macaronesia, northwestern Africa and across central-southern Asia east to Japan and Taiwan. On level ground they remain creeping, not exceeding 5–20 cm height, but on suitable surfaces for climbing, including trees, natural rock outcrops or man-made structures such as quarry rock faces or built masonry and wooden structures, they can climb to at least 30 m above the ground. Ivies have two leaf types, with palmately lobed juvenile leaves on creeping and climbing stems and unlobed cordate adult leaves on fertile flowering stems exposed to full sun, usually high in the crowns of trees or the tops of rock faces, from 2 m or more above ground. The juvenile and adult shoots also differ, the former being slender, flexible and scrambling or climbing with small aerial roots to affix the shoot to the substrate (rock or tree bark), the latter thicker, self-supporting and without roots.
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