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


Subscribe to feed Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Tumblr

A how-to for honkies

IMG_2086

“Soul Clap” Jim Jones and Chaunteys Sunglow Records (1967)  Or … what you get after unprotected trips to a Harlem whore house?

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (10 votes, average: 4.10 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Turntablists

IMG_2091

“Micro Live Sessions at the Hotel New Otani”  Eiji Kitamura & His All Star Sixtet with Vocal by Mari Nakamoto (Japan)

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (13 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Cantor culture

IMG_2098

Cantor Moshe Koussevitzky Sings His Most Famous Synagogue Masterpieces Volume 1

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (8 votes, average: 3.38 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Byrds of prayer

byrd singers

“Jesus is Coming Soon”  The Byrd Evangelistic Singers (with “Little” Kay Roberts)  DIY/Private press out of Soddy, Tennessee.  Kay was just 15 when she posed with sunglasses for this cover shoot (maybe she was eight miles high?!)

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (10 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

In the Year 2022

omicron

Omicron Visits Earth  Rege Cordic and Cast  RCA Victor Bluebird Records (1958)

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (18 votes, average: 4.56 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Khan artists

R-5733965-1523388618-8826.jpeg

Khan Bandhu “Offer Their First Record” EMI Records (India)  Harmonium – Ustad Rahman Quresh; Tabla – Ustad Nizamuddin Khan; Vocals – Mohammad Sayeed KhanMohammad Rashid Khan  Classical Indian Vocals (1976)

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (11 votes, average: 4.27 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

The Breakfast Club

muffins

Thee Muffins “Pop Up!”  (1966) Private pressing; only 200 or so manufactured, “FOR FAN CLUB USE ONLY”.  “10 Hits By One Of The Fastest Rising Groups In America”

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (19 votes, average: 4.68 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Cover Grill

cover grill

“For You Alone” Al Goodman RCA Camden Records (Not really the Rolls Royce of labels).

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (18 votes, average: 3.28 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Heavenly doll

IMG_4106

Les Folles Aventures D’Omer et de Jacques Courtois  “Omer en Synovie”  Polydor Records France (1959) Music By Jean-Jacques Perrey

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (24 votes, average: 3.88 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Fist Whistles and Spit Fiddles

IMG_4102

Nelson Barbosa “Gaita Gaita”  Inspiracao Records (Brazil)  Slang for Harmonica:  Mississippi Sax Ol’ Lickin’ Stick Misery Whistle Tin Sandwich French Harp Moustache Trimmer/Trap Pocket Piano Gob Iron
Harp Poor Man’s Saxophone Fist Whistle Soul Biscuit Pocket Orchestra Little Brass Band Poor Man’s Fiddle Blues Burger Cookie Cutter Lady Shaver Starvation Stick Ol’ in and out Box Blues Buzzer
Ten Holer Mississippi Spit Wagon Band in the Hand Moothie (Scottish) Mouth Organ Tone Bone Spit Fiddle Pocket Whistle Bitch Whistle Maniacs Dummy Spit Box Harpoon Snort Organ Toot Sweet

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (20 votes, average: 4.40 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...