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Relaxing and thankful on Thanksgiving

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“Music for Relaxing (Vol. 1)”  Enoch Light Orchestra  Belter Records (Spain)   A sweet take on the Woody Herman album cover of the same title that we’ve posted in the past.  There’s something about girl lounging on pillows with records on the floor.  A theme that we see repeatedly on covers from around the world.  A nice cheesecake illustration on this one (Signed by VALTZ)

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“And a one, and a two …”

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Bell Telephone Labs “Music From Mathematics”  (1960)  This is a piece of computer music history, with early examples of music generated by and performed on computers 50 years ago. Composers include Max Mathews, John Robinson Pierce, Newman Guttman, David Lewin, Lejaren Hilller, and S.D. Speeth. Booklet includes extensive notes, diagrams, photos, and score excerpts. NOTE: there is some overlap in content with the Decca records LP “Music from Mathematics,” (also posted here) but the two issues are not identical.

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I dream of Gigi

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“Music For That Wild Party”   Esquire Records (UK release of “Art Farmer Quintet” Prestige 7017) Art Farmer (t) Gigi Gryce (as) Duke Jordan (p) Addison Farmer (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 21, 1955   Cover art by Disley.

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Wax on

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“Music to Sell Bread By”  A promotional record from the Waxed Paper Merchandising Council!  A 5-minute radio show starring Eddy Howard and his Orchestra.  “Each theme closes with a hard-hitting sales message”

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We’ll be back next week!

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Green day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  “Music for Emerald Isle Leprechauns”  Recorded Live in Dublin’s swinging Irish Club by Brendan Hogan’s Ballinakill Ceili Band  Capitol Records

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Enrico suave

“Enrico Plays For Girls”  Enrico Neckheim  Europhon Records (Amsterdam)

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Isn’t it romantic?

“Music To Make LOVE By”  The Syd Dale Orchestra   Surprise Records (UK)   What’s on your playlist?

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(“Somebody shoot me please”)

“Stories for Rainy Days”  Frank Luther  Song Stories with Music and Special Effects  Decca’s Vocalion Records

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Happy Anniversary LP Cover Lovers!

We must have been daydreaming ourselves!  This cover was our first post on November 23, 2006 – now just more than 5 years ago!  Some stats:  4,000 posts / 8,000 comments /2.2 million visits /1.5 million unique visitors from 225 countries, territories / 7 million page views.  Thanks to everyone that has stopped in for a look, hung around for some laughs, followed us on Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter, joined the conversation and become friends over the years.  Here’s to more LP cover appreciation to come in 2012 and beyond!!

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