Peer Gynt by Edvard Grieg Suite No. 1 performed by the Cromwell Symphony Orchestra and Suite No. 2 performed by the Sussex Symphony Orchestra Camden Records A budget label with what looks like a Jim Flora illustration. Jon Henry is credited on the bottom front cover, but perhaps he art directed? Looking for a Flora expert (Irwin Chusid are you there?)
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“MEMORABLE MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES” VARIOUS ARTISTS Rare Jim Flora cover on CAMDEN Records
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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.