Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of record covers from the golden age of LPs


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Phat Albert

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Albert Ayler  “Nuits de la Fondation Maeght Vol. 1”  (1970)  Shandar Records (France)  Ayler disappeared on November 5, 1970, and he was found dead in New York City’s East River on November 25, a presumed suicide.  He is buried in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Sharp dressed man

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“Gettin’ It All Together”  W.V. Grant   21st Century Christ Ministry Records

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Sad folk

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Cornelis Vreeswijk  Metronome Records  (Sweden)

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How’d a clown like that get a doll like that?

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“Invitame Bailar”  con el Conjunto Armonico Latino   Cisne Records (Mexico)

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Slaves to the ritmo

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“Ritmo Fascinador”   A compilation from Columbia Records (Argentina) of Latin American and American artists doing all kinds of dance songs from Fox Trots to “Rock”    One by Johnnie Ray.  Les Elgart, Sammy Kaye .. you get the picture.  This cover illustration is very similar, if not the same, as other U.S. releases.  Who can show us one?

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Baby, let’s swing

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The UK release on Ember Records  The Batman Theme by Neal Hefti

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Just the two of us

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“I’ll Never Be Lonely”  Jo and Jan  (The identical Cunningham twins from Pennsylvania known in evangelical circles as “the musical messengers)   I think this is amazing.  Quintessential.  Beautiful.  Frozen in time.

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Conga lioness

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Another great cover from Cuba and Kubaney Records!  This was a long time want list find.  “RITMO”   Tojo and his Orchestra

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The J3

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The Three Jacksons  Accordian Medley No. 46/47  Philips Records (France)

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Surely

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“As I Love You”  Shirley Bassey  Philips (UK)  1958

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