8 more grand award covers

GA-250SD-GermanDrinking-CharlesEMurphy-SigridOwen1966

GA-252SD-Bongos-NoteFont-probCharlesEMurphy1960

GA-256SD-OrgansAndPercussion-CharlesEMurphy1961

GA-257SD-PercussionItaliano-SNeilFujita1961

GA-262SD-EltonBritt-RosalieAllen-CharlesEMurphy1961

GA-263SD-FerranteAndTeicher-CharlesEMurphy-SigridOwen1966

GA-265SD-MahaliaJackson-CharlesEMurphy1961

GA-266SD-GeorgeHamiltonIV-CharlesEMurphy1966

8 more, 1961 originals and 1966 reissues, designs by Charles E Murphy, S. Neil Fujita, Sigrid Owen

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

the next seven Grand Award records

GA-236SD-AllTheThingsYouAre-CasperPinskerJr

GA-237SD-HawaiiCalls-JerrySmith

GA-238SD-WithMyEyesWideOpen-TracySugarman

GA-240SD-SingASongWithKnuckles-JP

GA-242SD-SomethingToRememberYouBy-TracySugarman

GA-245SD-MoodsForModerns-TracySugarman

GA-248SD-JazzbonesConnected-IrwinRosenhouse

The next few Grand Award covers. Drawings by Tracy Sugarman, Irwin Rosenhouse, Jerry Smith, Casper Pinsker, Jr. Are any of these people particularly famous in this or some other field?

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

10 more Grand Award covers

GA-33-330-RosalieAllen-SonsOfSage-TracySugarman

GA-209SD-KnucklesOToole-Ragtime-CharlesEMurphy-SigridOwn1966

GA-209SD-KnucklesOToole-Ragtime-TracySugarman

GA-227SD-HappyChaChas2-ElmerWexler

GA-228SD-ShowSpectacular-TracySugarman

GA-229SD-Roaring20sIII-SandyHoffman

GA-229SD-Roaring20sInStereo-TracySugarman

GA-233SD-RomanSpectacular2-TracySugarman

GA-234SD-CoolOrgan-PeterPlasencia

GA-235SD-SingASongWithKnuckles-TracySugarman

10 more Grand Award covers. More Tracy Sugarman, Elmer Wexler, Peter Plasencia

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

the next ten Grand Award records

GA-33-320-ChimesAtChristmasTime-TracySugarman

GA-33-320-ChristmasChimes-TracySugarman

GA-33-323-PolkaParty-TracySugarman

GA-33-324-KnucklesOToole-vol2-TracySugarman-dark

GA-33-324-KnucklesOToole-vol2-TracySugarman-orig

GA-33-324-KnucklesOToole-vol2-TracySugarman-red

GA-33-327-Roaring20sVol1-TracySugarman

GA-33-327-Roaring20sVol1-TracySugarman-red

GA-33-329-WillieKnox-TracySugarman

Ten more Grand Award covers – Tracy Sugarman the artist, who did the layout of this cover is unknown to me.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Grand Award, David Stone Martin and a Rembrandt

GA-33-250-GermanDrinking-CharlesEMurphy-SigridOwen1966

GA-33-304-PorgyAndBess-DavidStoneMartin

GA-33-305-SentimentalSerenade-DavidStone

GA-33-316-ColemanHawkins-JazzConcert-DavidStoneMartin

GA-33-319-Beethoven5-Rembrandt

A Rembrandt that I overlooked last post. And two covers by David Stone Martin. And one by David Stone. David Stone Martin is the only person to draw on commission for Grand Award who is famous – no one but me seems to care about Irwin Rosenhouse, Tracy Sugarman, and Elmer Wexler. One of these, the Coleman Hawkins, is genuinely collectible – which is rare in my collection. Who is David Stone? I think from the drawing style it is not David Stone Martin, but could there have been two artists working for the same company with such similar names?

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Grand Award covers with famous paintings

GA-33-301-Leinsdorf-FarewellSymphony-Goya

GA-33-303-LewWhite-RomanticReverie-Cezanne

GA-33-306-BalletSuites-Degas

GA-33-308-PeerGynt-Cassatt

GA-33-309-Bizet-Hals

GA-33-311-ChildrensHour-Renoir

GA-33-312-RomanceOfTheWaltz-Renoir

When the company changed its name from Waldorf Music Hall to Grand Award records, they also went upscale a bit. And what could be more upscale than Renoir and Degas? So their earliest covers for Grand Award classical records were reproductions of famous paintings.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

One piece of music on EP and LP over the years

GA-33-314-EP2001-KnucklesOToole-TracySugarman

GA-33-314-KnucklesOToole-TracySugarman-01

GA-33-314-KnucklesOToole-TracySugarman-02

GA-33-314-KnucklesOToole-TracySugarman-03

GA-33-314-KnucklesOToole-TracySugarman-04

GA-33-314-MH33119-KnucklesOToole-TracySugarman-01

GA-33-314-MH33119-KnucklesOToole-TracySugarman-02

GA-33-314-MH45152-KnucklesOToole-TracySugarman

GA-209SD-KnucklesOToole-Ragtime-CharlesEMurphy-SigridOwn1966

GA-209SD-KnucklesOToole-Ragtime-TracySugarman

One drawing reproduced on numerous different covers on Waldorf Music Hall and Grand Award records. Tracy Sugarman was a great illustrator. Finally, a reissue in 1966 with a new cover.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment