Fritz the Cat MEGA PACK
THIS IS A MIND BLOWING LOT. You get an original vinyl record of the soundtrack to Bakshi's classic Fritz the Cat. You also get the 1st Ed. Orig. Comic from the legendary R.Crumb. A VHS of the movie, AND a movie press book.
‘R. Crumb’s Fritz the Cat’ (1969) Original publication, not a re-issue. Good condition. 13" x 10". Complete and no tears or loose pages. Tight staples. This is the only edition of this comic. Never reprinted. 1st time Fritz appeared in book form.
‘Fritz the Cat’ (1972) Original release (not a re-issue) soundtrack album vinyl LP. Gate-fold edition. Good used condition.
Fantasy Records # 9406. This soundtrack to the early-'70s underground cartoon hit (based on an R. Crumb character) was produced by Ed Bogas and Ray Shanklin, who also ended up writing much of the material. Most of it's funky instrumental soul-jazz, with contributions by such noted players as Bernard Purdie (drums), Merl Saunders (organ), Melvin Sparks (guitar), and Chuck Rainey (bass); Cal Tjader plays vibes on his own tune, "Mamblues." It's well-suited for the kind of loose, Joe Cool ambience of the film; judged purely as soul-jazz, it's just average. Providing a bit of variety are cuts licensed from Bo Diddley ("Bo Diddley"), Billie Holiday ("Yesterdays"), and the Watson Sisters, who deliver a gospel-soul number.
‘Fritz the Cat’ (1972) VHS tape. VG condition. Plays well. Clean.
Movie Press Book (1972) Issued by studio to assist theaters with their advertising. 5 pages of ‘Ad-Mats’. 12 ads. Good condition, some staining. Note that in the advertisements Fritz’ hand is on the girl’s (Charlene’s) shoulder, not inside her shirt as in the original art. 14.5" x 10".