Posts Tagged ‘LP covers’

LP cover: Help!

August 8, 2011

The Beatles on Capitol, 1965.

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LP cover: Ghesseye Do Mahi

March 11, 2011

Gougoush on Ahang Rooz (Iran), 1960s

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LP cover: I Can’t Stand Myself When You Touch Me

February 14, 2011

James Brown on King Records, 1968

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LP cover: Dit “Farka”

February 8, 2011

Ali Toure on Sonafric (France), 1979

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LP cover: Patato & Totico

February 2, 2011

Carlos (Patato) Valdez and Eugenio (Totico) Arango, Verve Records, 1968.

LP cover: MPB4

July 3, 2010

MPB4 on Elenco (Brazil), 1966. Design: Estúdio ID.

LP cover: Brasil a Jato

June 5, 2010

Maestro Enrico Simonetti e Orquestra RGE on Dimsa (Mexico, licensed from RGE Brazil), 1959. According to Zecalouro at Loronix: “This LP was released by RGE to celebrate Brazilian commercial aviation, something very common in the 50’s… The cover shows a Caravelle from Varig Airlines.”

LP cover: The Congregation

March 21, 2010

Johnny Griffin on Blue Note (USA), 1957. Design: Reid Miles, illustration: Andy Warhol.

LP Covers: Global Tour part 2

July 8, 2009

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Covers culled from the mad record bazaar called the Internet.

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BYG Actuel Jazz LP Covers

April 3, 2009

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So I’m in a bit of a purging phase, going through the stacks of records and books here trying to determine what’s essential and what can be parted with. When confronted with the small collection of BYG Actuel LPs I accumulated a while ago I had to balance their hipness factor (high) with the number of times I’ve listened to them in, say, the last five years (low). BYG was the Parisian home for a number of adventurous artists from the US and elsewhere in the late 60s, issuing a string of records that only the bravest of American labels (Impulse, for a minute, was approaching there; Blue Note, for a second) would contemplate releasing. Known for their striking, semi-uniform front covers, I’d forgotten how great the back covers were, often a dramatic full-bleed shot of the artist in question. So here’s a little salute to them. (I’m holding on to Don Cherry’s Mu parts 1 & 2 – brilliant minimalism that still sounds fine today.) (And if you need any of these for YOUR collection, you can place a bid on eBay until April 7 at 7 PM PST!)

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