Monthly Archives: September 2011

Columbia SL103 La Traviata – design by steinweiss, drawings by Darrill Connelly

The front cover of SL103 La Traviata is signed steinweiss. But the drawing looks much more like Darrill Connelly. The inside drawings are clearly Connelly. His style is unique. Advertisements

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Columbia SL series, 1948 or 1949

Here are three Columbia SL series releases. Note how the third one was once SL-4, and also was SL104. I assume SL-4 is earlier. Mostly sticker covers, probably Steinweiss. SL104 is signed Steinweiss.

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OL4850 and ML4850 – Kismet by Al Hirschfeld and Alex Steinweiss

Posted only a day or two ago, one of the last Steinweiss covers for Columbia. Not signed by him, but hard to imagine it being anyone else. Al Hirschfeld did the drawing, and signed it. Here is the OL version … Continue reading

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Columbia OL series – Pal Joey

Columbia had, for a while, a numbering system starting with OL, dedicated to soundtracks or shows. Many of these were records that also appeared as ML with the same numbers. Here is OL4364 in three color variants, plus its ML4364 … Continue reading

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the end of an era – 15 years of steinwiss designs for columbia

these are not the last steinweiss designs on columbia that I will be posting. I still have to do the OL and SL series ones – soundtracks and operas. But these are the last chronologically. these are mid 1950s, and … Continue reading

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Next two Steinweiss covers – note gap in numbers

ML 4400 is the last Steinweiss from the era when he did lots of them for Columbia. After that he worked for them sporadically. There is a large gap in the numbers. For both of these his signature changed back … Continue reading

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The next Steinweiss, three versions

Here is one cover in three versions. Two slight color variants, and then a copy with a sticker that says Hi-Fi. I would love to know if Hi-fi really meant anything, or it was just a marketing gimmick.

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