and yet more command records

Command-RS850-FarAwayPlacesVol2-Giusti-1963

Command-RS852SD-RomanAccordion-Giusti-1963

Command-RS853SD-RobertDeCormier-CharlesEMurphy-1963

Command-RS854SD-1963MostPopular-CharlesEMurphy-1963

Command-RS855SD-RobertDrake-RobertaPeters-CharlesEMurphy-1963

Command-RS856-Electrodynamics-CharlesEMurphy-1963

Command-RS857SD-UrbieGreen6tet-CharlesEMurphy-1963

Command-RS858SD-LeeEvans-CharlesEMurphy-1963

Command-RS859SD-DocSeverinsen-TorchSongs-Giusti-1963

The Command catelog is the greatest disconnect between great cover design and lousy music in all of recorded sound. Every once in a while I try to play one, and I never like the music. Eventually, starting around 1966, this is not the case for all of them anymore. Of course, both graphics and music are a matter of taste, and there must be people out there who liked the Command sound. On the other hand, I have NEVER seen a Command record in bad condition. The type of person who bought them either never played them or had great stereo equipment. Compare that to a hip label of the same time period – VeeJay, say, or King – finding a VeeJay record at a thrift shop for 25 cents in great condition is impossible. So perhaps people only bought Command records for the covers?

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the next batch of Command records

Command-RS838SD-PersuasiveTrombone-CharlesEMurphy-1962

Command-RS841SD-RomanticGuitar-SNeilFujita-1962

Command-RS842-DonLamond-Offbeat-SNeilFujita-1962

Command-RS842SD-DonLamond-Offbeat-SNeilFujita-1962

Command-RS843SD-Carousel-Mozelle-1962

Command-RS845SD-ParadiseIslands-Giusti-1962

Command-RS847SD-RomanticGuitar-CharlesEMurphy-1963

Command-RS848SD-ColoringBook-CharlesEMurphy-1963

Command-RS849SD-BobHaggart-Winnetka-SNeilFujita-1963

Nothing much to say about these. They would make excellent posters for the waiting room of a fairly sterile office environment, perhaps an attorney or an accountant.

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some Command records samplers and inner sleeves

Command-COM1SD-back

Command-COM1SD-introducing

Command-COM4SD-Sampler-CharlesEMurphy1960

Command-COM5SD-back

Command-COM5SD-sampler

Command-InnerSleeve01A

Command-InnerSleeve01B

Command-MD3SD-Magnavox-back

Command-MD3SD-Magnavox-sampler

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the next few command records

Command-RS836SD-RomanGuitarVol2-CharlesEMurphy1962

Command-RS836SD-RomanGuitarVol2-reissue-CharlesEMurphy

Command-RS839SD-RomeRevisited-reissue-CharlesEMurphy

Command-RS840SD-PlaysIrvingBerlin-CharlesEMurphy1962

Command-RS841-RomanticGuitar-SNeilFujita1962

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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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