Posts Tagged ‘Calypso’

LP cover: the Calypso Genius volume 1

May 24, 2010

by The Mighty Sparrow, National Recording Company (Trinidad), 1966.

source: Global Groove

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More Olga Lehmann

May 22, 2009

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Olga Lehmann could have considered creating record covers for UK label Argo in the mid 50s as a sideline to her bustling career as a set designer for the stage, costume designer for film and book illustrator. It’s clear, however, that whenever she received an assignment from Argo it became an all-encompassing project: whether it was illustrating Dylan Thomas’ play for voices Under Milk Wood or music from Calypsonian Edric Connor (one example above), Lehmann took it upon herself to fit entire worlds into the 12 x 12″ format. No minimalist she.

Many thanks to Olga’s son Paul Huson for providing artwork for several of her LPs, and alerting me to the fact that her Wikipedia entry has been significantly upgraded and now includes a very detailed timeline of her marvelous career.