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New LP Cover Lover eBay Listings

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Up Now on eBay here!  Get Happy… 

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LP Cover Lover’s Covers

IMG_3126Groove Vinyl makes our favorite sleeves to cover and protect your records…IMG_3128There are a few different styles for LP’s and 45’s..IMG_3129We’re fond of the heavy vinyl “Jimmy Hat” sleeves …IMG_3130These fit tight and make your records look shiny and new! …IMG_3131They even make them for double albums …IMG_3132LPCoverLover says keep your covers clean & protect your wax w/ Groove Vinyl

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Funny business

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Check out the newest eBay additions up NOW!

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Blues for Sale!





Just two more days to pick up one of these amazing, vintage early 1960’s original Prestige Bluesville and Candid Records pressings!  These and many other records from our collection are up for sale on ebay here:  https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?item=253309304692&_ssn=lp-cover-lover&_sop=16   Check them out now.  You’ll cry the blues if you miss out!

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Bright and oily


“La Route Joyeause”  A neat promotion package of 7″ flexi-discs issued by Esso Oil with musical nods to various regions of France.  (Thanks for the comments.  They looked like lemons to me!)

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Auction Action Now


Check out this rare exotica piece POLYNESIA by BUDDY COLLETTE SEPTET and 100 other records from the LP Cover Lover archives up for sale and auction HERE now!

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Shake, Rattle and Rooooll another one



La Societe Anonyme des Anciens Etablissements and the Braunstein Freres  and Zig-Zag cigarette papers present “Zig-Zag en Musique”  Calypso, Cha Cha, Fox and Samba under the artistic direction of Pierre Spiers.  Surprise Party Zig-Zag (France)  Jean Effel cover illustrations (really?!)  (We welcome any clarification on all of this from any of our french-speaking friends!)

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A Capitol idea!




I found the final piece to my puzzle this week!  Appropriately it was the December 1969 release with Santa on the cover – the final issued comp from Capitol records that year and the center image that tied the whole year of covers together.  And on the back cover “Merry Christmas from Capitol.”  These kind of promotional compilations showcasing individual tracks from the labels stable of recording artists was de rigueur for the day.  And many had cover themes that tied the year of monthly releases together, but this collection is the best (and only 12-month puzzle I know of).  I was at Groove Merchant on Haight Street in San Francisco a while ago and they have this complete puzzle nicely framed on the wall.

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Soft Sell


Here’s a departure from our many years of posting interesting cover art – the inner sleeve.  I found this one today and it made me nostalgic for those innovative years during the 1960’s when the record labels hired young people to do the marketing and gave them the freedom to be creative and groundbreaking, irreverent and anti-establishment.   You can see this in the packaging, liner notes, advertisements, billboards, promotions and collateral of the time.  Unfortunately, when the business got so big and bloated in the mid-seventies, the crazies that were running the asylum got put back in their rooms and corporate suits took back the reins.   Here’s an example from the guys in the marketing dept. of Buddah Records.  (Click on the cover to enlarge!)

“Temporary Sleeve”

“We sat around for a couple of weeks, here in our offices, trying to figure out what to put on our album sleeves.  It wasn’t easy.  We didn’t want to do a hard sell, the old “show-them-the-other-album-covers” approach … and we didn’t want to get esoteric and cute.  So we blew it!  We didn’t have it ready in time to go to press.  So we did this.  A non-sleeve … the softest sell in music business history.  Just let us say, however, that the album you are now holding is only part of THE BUDDAH GROUP.”

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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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