the next few command records

Command-RS826-Sound35MM-SNeilFujita

Command-RS827-SomethingWonderful-CharlesEMurphy1961

Command-RS828SD-TonyMottola-GeorgeGiusti1961

Command-RS829SD-StrangeInterlude-SNeilFujita

Command-RS830SD-PersuasivePercussion4-CharlesEMurphy1961

Command-RS831SD-Sound35MMvol2-SNeilFujita1961

Command-RS832-DickHymanTrio-PaulDavis1961

Command-RS833SD-Vibrations-Chermayeff-Geismar1962

Command-RS834SD-ProvocativePercussion4-CharlesEMurphy1962

Charles E Murphy, Paul Davis, S Neil Fujita. I rarely can stand the music on Command records, Dick Hyman is an exception. Some of his work is to my taste.

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the next few command records

Command-RS818SD-BigBoldAndBrassy-SNeilFujita

Command-RS819SD-TempestuousTrumpet-SNeilFujita

Command-RS820SD-ReedsAndPercussion-SNeilFujita

Command-RS821SD-ProvocativePercussion3-JosefAlbers1961

Command-RS823SD-TonyMottola-reissue-CharlesESmith1963

Command-RS824-ProvocativePiano2-BarbaraBrownPeters

Command-RS825-DixieRebelsVol2-CharlesESmith1961

another Josef Albers one, and some S Neil Fujita

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josef albers, s neil fujita, paul bacon, charles e murphy

Command-RS811-ProvocativePiano-SNeilFujita1960

Command-RS812SD-BongosFlutes-Brownjohn-Chermayeff-Gelemar

Command-RS813SD-TwoPianosTwentyVoices-CharlesEMurphy

Command-Rs814-PertinentPercussionChaCha-GerryOlin

Command-RS814SD-PertinentPercussionChaCha-GerryOlin

Command-RS815-PersuasiveTrombone-CharlesEMurphy1960

Command-RS816SD-Mottola-RomanGuitar-PaulBacon

Command-RS817SD-PersuasivePercussion3-JosefAlbers

the next few command records.

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the next few Command records

Command-RS806-ProvocativePercussion-JosefAlbers-1959

Command-RS806SD-ProvocativePercussion-JosefAlbers-1959

Command-RS807-MrBig-IrwinRosenhouse-1959

Command-RS808-PersuasivePercussion-BarbaraJeanBrown

Command-RS809SD-Bongos-CharlesEMurphy

Command-RS810-ProvocativePercussion2-JosefAlbers

Command-RS810SD-ProvocativePercussion2-JosefAlbers

Command-RS810SD-reissue-ProvocativeStereo-TimBryant

Two more by Josef Albers, and others to fit in with that design philosophy.

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Command RS804SD reissue, not my copy

Command-RS804SD-The_Sound_of_Strings-reissue-Giusti

This is the reissue of the Sound of the World’s Most Precious Violins, vol. 2. The design is probably by Giusti, I don’t own it so I don’t know. The new design makes it fit in with the company’s overall approach to graphics.

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Command RS805 – not my copies

Command-RS805SD-Paperback-reissue-SNeilFujita

Command-RS805SD-PrivateLIfe-semiOriginal
I have never seen Command RS805 in person, Enoch Light The Private Life of a Private Eye. I don’t know who designed it. It does not look like any of the designers I am familiar with. The reissue was called Paperback Ballet, the design is by S Neil Fujita, who did the famous Time Out by Dave Brubeck on Columbia.

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Command Records 801, 802, 803, 804

Command-RS801SD-DixieRebels-CharlesEMurphy-1962

Command-RS801SD-DixieRebels-IrwinRosenhouse-1959

Command-RS801SD-reissue-TimBryant-RonKriss

Command-RS802SD-MillionDollarSound-1959

Command-RS802SD-MillionDollarSound-HermanReller-1961

Command-RS804-MillionDollarSound2-TracySugarman-1959

The company used Josef Albers for RS 800, 1959, and achieved mind-boggling success. Millions of copies sold of an lp of music that does not move me at all. Of course, musical tastes differ. For the next few releases, they relied on some of the designers they had worked with when they were Grand Award. Seeing the success of the Albers lp, they redesigned the covers of these other early lps to make them match the graphic approach of the Albers. By 1961 they had a uniform graphic presence.

I don’t have Command 803. According to http://www.bsnpubs.com/abc/command.html 803SD (stereo) is the same album as 804 monophonic.

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