On one of my grand research surfing adventures, I came across this awful album cover and added it to my archive of bad LP art.
But when I later googled around for info on the performer, Rex Jameson, I was touched to read some details of his tragic and troubled life, and to discover that there is a biography about him which sounds utterly fascinating. Here is one excerpt from a description of his biography on Amazon UK.
Weak willed and easily lead, Mrs Shufflewick was a red-nosed, drunken old cockney who liked nothing better than to prop up the bar of her local while sipping large gin and tonics, Guinness, port and lemon or anything else that came to hand. She would tell outrageous stories about her private life to anyone who cared to listen and invariably, at the end of a disastrously alcoholic evening, would end up stark naked - all but her hairnet - on top of a 29 bus.
In real life, Mrs Shufflewick was the glorious creation of Rex Jameson, a music hall great and one of radio and TV's most original and brilliant comics. Shy, difficult, bisexual and alcoholic, his private and public life often reached spectacular highs and appalling lows.
Check out The Amazing Mrs Shufflewick on Amazon.
Thanks to the miracles of the Internet, you can also download or listen live to the Mrs. Shufflewick LP.