the next few Columbia ML series, Jim Flora and George Herriman

The first three of these are a design by Jim Flora in 3 different colors. I don’t usually like Flora, but I love series designs made to make the buyer want all three.

Following this is an lp recording of Archy and Mehitabel. This is some wonderful hip poetry that appeared in serial form in New York in the 1940s, was collected into books with illustrations by George Herriman, who drew the comic strip Krazy Kat. Then they dramatized it, and made these lps with Herriman illustrations. It is worth showing all sides of the packaging, for the wonderful drawings by Herriman. The OL version has the same inserts as the ML.

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2 Responses to the next few Columbia ML series, Jim Flora and George Herriman

  1. rockdoc999 says:

    Collecting records with a number of cover variations can be a hobby in itself. In modern times this trick has been used by artists and record companies to tempt punters into buying several copies of an LP or CD. The largest number of cover variations I have so far discovered were the six variations of Led Zeppelin’s “In Through The Out Door” (a Storm Thorgerson/Hipgnosis creation). Otherwise three to four different cover varieties are most common; like Debbie Harry’s “Rockbird”, Genesis “Acabab” or “Billy Karloff & The Extremes’ “Let Your Fingers Do The Talking” (another Storm Thorgerson/Hipgnosis creation). Michael Jackson did it, as, more recently did Arcade Fire. There are probably loads more,,,

    • recordcovers says:

      one of the Police albums has 16 I think. I could look it up, but am too lazy. This is a modern trick, I am more interested in covers that changed because they were in print for a while. None of those Police covers is interesting, in fact if the books hadn’t said there were a lot I would never have noticed.

      thanks for writing, to each his or her own in record collecting.


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