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


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Hay boy! Hay girl!

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Lonnie & Lottie  “Just Between the Two of Us”  The Sound of Country Music on Marathon Records (Canada)  “Good things come in small packages” says the line notes on the back cover.  A brother and sister act from Quebec pictured here in a barn on this 1972 release.  Tony’s been looking for this one for years and finally copped one for the collection last month.

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The stuff you gotta watch

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Buddy Johnson (with sis Ella on the mic)  “Walkin”  Mercury Records  (1957) A great swingin’ record with big band, honkin’ horns and smokin’ vocals melding R&B and blues into early Rock n’ Roll!  Art design by Darrill Connelly.  Woodrow Wilson “Buddy” Johnson (January 10, 1915 – February 9, 1977).  Nice review of the album with download here at the BeBop Wino blog.

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Hot to trot

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Los Trotamundos (The Globetrotters!)   “A Ritmo de CUMBIA”  Musart Records (Columbia)

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My happy home

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“Music for RELAXATION”  Viennese Symphonic Orchestra  Plymouth Records  Budget label EZ classical for those undiscerning hi-fi owners looking something to have on in the background.  Aural wallpaper someone once called it.  A good book for mom.  A smoke for dad.  Kids like it too!

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Hat trick

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“Memories in Rhythm”  Jimmy Smith, Piano  Meteor Records (South Africa)  NOT that Jimmy Smith.  Cool cover of Sophia Loren!   Amazing how labels around the world just appropriated images of Hollywood movie stars, starlets, pin-ups and models for their cover art regardless of the music within.  Sophia Loren, Bridget Bardot, Jayne Mansfield, etc. graced the covers of records from every continent throughout the Fifties and Sixties.  We collect them all!

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Clothes to you

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Black Slacks and Bobby Socks  HMV Records (UK)  Beautiful cover on this 1957 Rock ‘n Roll compilation featuring Joe Bennett and the Sparkletones, Danny and The Juniors, Earl Williams, Alan Dale, Johnny Janis, Hoke Simpson, Clint Miller, Jack Scott.

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Games people play

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GRAND SLAM RECORDS “Learn Bridge at Home” with Robert Lee Johnson in 8 Easy Lessons  Based on the latest GOREN point count system.  (1958)  Blue Vinyl!

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Outta Site!!

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Just four of the cool records that we’ve pulled from the LP Cover Lover bins up for sale on eBay now!  Check out LPCOVERLOVERONeBAY for these and others!

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Tchips ahoy

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“Dancing at the MOOG -O- THEQUE”  Bobby Setter and his group Cash and Carry  Including the million seller “Tchip Tchip”  Kilroy Records (Holland)  Synth artistry on the Moog from Belgium.

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Fine and mellow

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“Easy Does It”  Epic Records EP  Lester Young with Count Basie and his Orchestra  Illustration by Birger Roos . (1955)

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