Pete Jolly Duo RCA Victor EP (1955) Jim Flora artwork available here.
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Jim Flora cover for Columbia Masterworks Richard Strauss by Eugene Ormandy, Conductor and The Philadelphia Orchestra
“Polka Party” Andre Musette Orchestra RCA Camden Records Illustration by Jim Flora
A rare example of illustrator Jim Flora’s work on this Columbia Records 78RPM 10″ record album, “Come to the Circus”
Jim Flora (edit: DID NOT) design this playful cover for Puppets on Parade (Organ Solos by Larry Ferrari) Vik Records You can almost hear the music. CORRECTION: This is a Flora-inspired design credited to Jon Henry on the cover.
Jim Flora illustrates Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel/Death and Transfiguration RCA Victor (Red Seal) LM-1891 (1955) NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini, conductor
“After the Riot at Newport” The Nashvilled All-Stars RCA Victor Cover art by the always whimsical and wonderful Jim Flora. (1960) A weird collection of western swing and be-bop by Hank Garland, Chet Atkins (guitars), Gary Burton (Vibes), Brenton Banks (violin, piano), Floyd Cramer (piano), Bob Moore (bass), Buddy Harman (drums), Boots Randolph (tenor sax).
Songs include: “Relaxin’” (Jimmy Guinn); “Nashville to Newport” (Chet Atkins); “Opus de Funk” (Horace Silver); “S’Wonderful” (Gershwin); “‘Round Midnight” (Monk); “Frankie and Johnny” (Traditional); “Riot-Chous” (Hank Garland, Boots Randolph).
The All-Stars Newport Jazz Festival performance was cancelled after the infamous 1960 “riot” that caused George Wein and organizers to shut down the festival. The band performed never-the-less at one of those Newport mansions where they recorded this record. George Wein wrote the liner notes.
Dr. Seuss’ “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins” Paul Wing with Music and Sound Effects. RCA Victor EP. Only $.79 for “up to 16 minutes”. A rare Jim Flora picture sleeve.
A nice Jim Flora illustration for RCA Victor and The Philhormonia Orchestra’ s “La Boutique Fantasque”
“Inside Sauter-Finegan” A common, yet remarkable Jim Flora cover on RCA Records. (1954) This is Sauter-Finegan’s first 12-inch LP. It was packaged with a gatefold cover of a sort peculiar to RCA Victor at the time – the record is removed from an opening at the inside spine of the spread-open cover. There was no danger of a record falling out of one of these covers. Here you can buy the T-Shirt!