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“High Spirits”  (Blended by) The Sims-Wheeler Vintage Jazz Band  Polydor Records (Germany)

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Good rockin’ daddy

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Woody Herman  “The Herd Rides Again”  (1958)  Originally on Everest Records in the U.S., this is a glossy UK reissue from the World Record Club.  A reunion of Woody’s first “herd”.

Bass – Chubby Jackson
Clarinet, Saxophone, Vocals – Woody Herman
Drums – Don Lamond
Engineer – Dave Shirk
Guitar – Billy Bauer
Piano – Nat Pierce
Saxophone – Al Cohn, Danny Bank, Paul Quinichette, Sam Donahue, Sam Marowitz
Trombone – Billy Byers, Bob Brookmeyer, Frank Rehak
Trumpet – Al Stewart (3), Bernie Glow, Burt Collins, Ernie Royal, Joe Ferrante, Irwin “Marky” Markowitz*, Nick Travis

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Ballet of the dolls

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“The Swingin’ Nutcracker”  Shorty Rogers  RCA Records (UK) (1960)  Alternate UK cover art.”

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Smooth operator

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“Smooth Sarah” Sarah Vaughan  Mercury Records EP (UK)  A cool 1959 EP of the divine Sarah Vaughan in a moment of repose – maybe listening to the playback at a recording session or backstage at at club gig .  Smoking and cigarette smoke are a recurring image in the history of jazz photography and therefore found on many classic record covers.  (Check our out “smoking section” for more!).

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LP Cover Lover Auction Action!

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Here’s “Soul Sides” a funky soul jazz cut from Art Farmer’s “Gentle Eyes” 1972 album on Mainstream.  This and many other cool records from the LP Cover Lover archives are up for auction today here on eBay.  Dig it!

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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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Sophisticated Sassy

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Another pretty EP from a recent score of Jazz picture sleeves from the fifties.  Sarah Vaughan  “Imagination” on Mercury Records (1955)  From the liner notes:  “A pretty melody to Sarah Vaughan is a plaything to color, to add to, to take from, to twist into graceful new shapes.  It is her creativity and delightful musical imagination that sets her apart for the ordinary merchants of words and music”

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Men with horns

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“Riff Medley”  Conrad Gozzo and his Swing Wing  RCA Victor Records

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Cool Jolly

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Pete Jolly and His Trio  (w/Buddy Clark, Bass and Art Mardigan, Drums) RCA Victor Records (1955)  I picked up a bunch of nice jazz 45s with fun sleeves recently.  This has a nice 50’s beatnik quality to it and that cool line drawing style that David Stone Martin and Jim Flora made famous.  This one done by Romano Ross.

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Killing me softly

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“Speak Low”  Tempo Records (UK)  A nice compilation of Tempo jazz recordings.  “More Mood Music in the Modern Manner, featuring Victor Feldman, Jimmy Deuchar, Tubby Hayes, Dizzy Reece, Don Rendell, Ronnie Scott, Allan Ganley, Derek Humble, Tony Crombie, etc.”

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