Monthly Archives: April 2011

Victor 78 rpm 12 inch sets, 1942-1943

My next three sets. The first one is the original issue, with a front and a back cover. They are color variants. The next two are later reissues, with the RCA Victor logo, from 1946 or later. I would love … Continue reading

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Two more Victor (NOT RCA Victor!) sets, 1941-1942

Thanks to shellackophile.blogspot.com I know a lot more about RCA covers than I did two months ago. These are the next two that I have acquired – 1941 and 1942 for the original music. At that time the record label … Continue reading

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Two RCA covers, 1941

These two recordings were issued in 1941. I assume these are the original covers, because they both have the design on the front and the back. I think DM815 is wonderful, the one on the flying record. Is it the … Continue reading

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rca 78 rpm sets of music originally from 1938-1940

Five 78 rpm sets on RCA. The music was originally issued in 1938-1940, but I do not believe these covers date from then, but rather from the mid 1940s. Only DM515 is signed by the artist – Stahlhurst. I only … Continue reading

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record cover books

There are a surprising number of books on record covers. Perhaps there are a surprising number of books on anything you care to name. 🙂 I own about 50 such books. Some of them are specific to particular cover designers … Continue reading

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DM358 with two different covers, one possibly steinweiss

DM358 – Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Jesus Maria Sanroma at the piano with Arthur Fiedler conducting the Boston Pops, was first issued in 1937, probably with a generic “tombstone” cover. Here are two later issues of the same recording – … Continue reading

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my two earliest RCA 78 rpm sets to have cover designs

These sets originally were issued in 1936 and 1937. The covers were undoubtedly “tombstones” at the time. These are later issues with cover designs. I wish I knew who the artists and designers were. DM337 is the type of cover … Continue reading

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