Command 880s

Command-RS879SD-ANewConcept-Giusti-1965

Command-RS880SD-CarolChanning-Entertains-CharlesEMurphy-1965

Command-RS882SD-Discotheque2-Giusti-1965

Command-RS883SD-DocSeverinsen-HighWide-CharlesEMurphy-1965

Command-RS883SD-DocSeverinsen-HighWide-CharlesEMurphy-dark

Command-RS884SD-RobertDeCormier-Heritage-CharlesEMurphy-1965

Command-RS885-TonyMottola-Command-CharlesEMurphy-1965

Command-RS887SD-MagnificentMovieThemes-CharlesEMurphy-1965

Command-RS888SD-TonyMagnante-Romantic-CharlesEMurphy-1965

Command-RS889SD-TonyMottola-MexicoSA-Giusti-1965

The next Command records, 880 to 889 that I have. The Carol Channing one is kind of unique. I can’t imagine wanting to design it that way to sell records, but different covers work for different audiences in different time periods. Perhaps it was an influence on King Crimson’s first album cover? :)

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Command 870 to 879

Command-RS872SD-TessieOShea-Cheers-CharlesEMurphy-1964

Command-RS873SD-Discotheque-Giusti-1964

Command-RS874SD-RayCharles-LonesomeLovers-Giusti-1964

Command-RS875-DickHyman-Kaleidoscope-CharlesEMurphy-1964

Command-RS876SD-RayCharles-Command-CharlesEMurphy-1964

Command-RS877SD-TonyMottola-Paris-CharlesEMurphy-1964

Command-RS879SD-ANewConcept-Giusti-1965

the 870s, 1964 to 1965. While no individual cover on command moves me, the entire series has a certain industrial beauty that I love.

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finally, the next few command records

Command-RS861SD-LewDavies-Cheerful-CharlesEMurphy-1963

Command-RS862-DickHyman-Fabulous-CharlesEMurphy-1963

Command-RS863SD-Rome35MM-Giusti

Command-RS864SD-TonyMottola-Sentimental-CharlesEMurphy-1964

Command-RS864-TonyMottola-Sentimental-CharlesEMurphy-1964

Command-RS865-DeCormier-DanceGal-Giusti-1964

Command-RS866SD-YoungLovers-CharlesEMurphy-1964

Command-RS867SD-Dimension3-CharlesEMurphy-1964

Command-RS868SD-CommandPerformances-CharlesEMurphy-1964

Command-RS869SD-CharlesMagnante-Fiesta-Giusti-1964

RS860 to RS669, 1964.

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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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