September 08, 2009

Indian Giver by 1910 Fruitgum Company

Robert D. Sanchez writes:I found this on Google when I was searching for the bubble gum group 1910 Fruit Gum Company. They played nonsensical songs like 123 Red Light and Simon Says.

This was from a cover of their album called Indian Giver. Can you say stereotypes kids?
1910 Fruitgum CompanyThe 1910 Fruitgum Company (often shortened to 1910 Fruitgum Co.) is an American bubblegum pop band of the 1960s. The group's biggest hits included "Simon Says," "1, 2, 3, Red Light," "May I Take A Giant Step," "Special Delivery," "Goody Goody Gumdrops," and "Indian Giver." Guitarist Frank Jeckell claimed to have adopted the name from a candy wrapper that he found in his attic.Comment:  I had this album cover in my collection of images already, but I didn't realize what it was. I thought it was some sort of advertisement for an actual Fruitgum Company product.

For more on the phrase "Indian giver," see Simpson:  "I'm Not an Indian Giver." For more on the cover's stereotypes, see The Big Chief and Indian Women as Sex Objects.

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