Pete Jolly Duo RCA Victor EP (1955) Jim Flora artwork available here.
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“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 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.
“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!