Monthly Archives: March 2011

mm 640s and mm650s, 1946

The next batch from my collection. The cover from mm653, Stravinsky conducts his Firebird, shows up later as an lp cover. I am always surprised at how few of these I have seen reused as lp covers.

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M620s and M630s

Steinweiss, 1946, at Columbia. 12 inch 78 rpm sets. I think 1947 is his peak year, these are also great.

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1946 – The first appearance of Steinweiss scrawl

Thanks to shellackophile http://shellackophile.blogspot.com, I now know that m592 was the first Steinweiss Columbia Masterworks in 1946. That is important, because m607 is the first Steinweiss 12 inch cover that I own that has the font “Steinweiss scrawl” on it. … Continue reading

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next 78 rpm 12 inch sets, and one 10 inch set

c-47 is a recently acquired 10 inch set of 78s on the columbia label, steinweiss design. The remaining three of these, m598, m601 and m605 are the next three 78 rpm 12 inch columbia sets I own. I had taken … Continue reading

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wow, the 1952 remington in print on cd

I just learned, in a link from the Remington site, http://www.soundfountain.org/rem/dongabor.html that the Remington/Plymouth/other budget labels (more on them months from now) Scheherazade was back in print on CD. The cover of the CD lifts a piece of Steinweiss’ artwork. … Continue reading

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Plymouth and Plymouth Merit version of the Remington Scheherazade

Remington was one of a family of labels that existed from the late 1940s into the early 1970s. Steinweiss told me, the one time I talked to him, that Remington had poor quality cover printing. Yet the Remington in the … Continue reading

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Steinweiss Scheherazade number 4: Remington

The fourth of the five Steinweiss designs for Scheherazade recordings that I know of. There is an excellent website on Remington records: http://soundfountain.org/rem/dongabor.html This cover is fascinating to me. The earlier cover is not by Steinweiss, nor do I think … Continue reading

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