Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of record covers from the golden age of LPs


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Masks are mandatory

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Los Angeles Enmascarados.  “Amigo” b/w “Juguette Caro”

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Schlagerrakete in my pocket

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“Schlagerrakete” Various Artists  Polydor Records (Germany) (1966).  Martin Lauer, Silver Dollars; Wencke Myhre, Geht, Ein Boy Vorbei; Roy Black, Ganz In Weiß; Connie Francis, Mein Herz Wird Warten.

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Let’s go crazy

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“Delirium in Hi-Fi”  Elsa Popping and Her Dixieland Band  Fontana Records (UK) 1959.  Jalousie-Tango; Beer Barrel Polka; Adios Muchachos-Tango; La Polka Du Roi.  Illustrated by the great William Steig (Father of jazz flautist Jeremy Steig, FYI)

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Davis’ Cup

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The Miles Davis Quintet  “Davis’ Cup”  “Bye Bye Birdie” b/w  “Dear Old Stockholm” Philips Jazz Gallery series – Philips Records (UK) Paul Chambers, “Philly” Joe Jones, Red Garland, John Coltrane, Miles Davis.   From the 1957 Columbia album “Round Midnight”.

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Praise the Lord – pass the ammunition

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Gery Scott Sings with Gustav Brom Supraphon Records (Czechoslovakia) Circa 1960.

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Gimme five!

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“Chicago Days” Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five … Vol. 1 Jazz Panorama Records (1951) Cover illustration by J. Lee Anderson.  Clarinet – Johnny Dodds Cornet, Lead Vocals – Louis Armstrong, Drums – Baby Dodds, Piano – Lil Hardin, Trombone – Kid Ory.   Nice drawing in the style of Virgil (VIP) Partch.  And not looking much like Louis and his Hot Five!

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Nosotros somos el mundo

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Los Mejores del Mundo Vol. 1. RCA Victor Records (Mexico)

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“I’ll date the guy with the best records”

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“Schlager Nach Wunsch”  Various Artist (1969) Amiga Records (Germany)

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The Best of (insert least favorite artist)

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“Torture”  Kris Jensen Sings  Hickory Records (1962).  A one-hit wonder, this inaugural release went to No. 20 on the charts on November 3, 1962

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Classic car tunes

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PORSCHE Al Caiola and his Orchestra “The World Famous Car Series – Vol. 2”  United Artists (Japan)

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