Ten more Grand Award covers – Tracy Sugarman the artist, who did the layout of this cover is unknown to me.
Lovely late fifties artwork spoilt, in my opinion, by the frames. Check Klaus Voormann’s first covers for Coral Records’ series of EPs entitled “Pioneers of Jazz” for a similar style of drawing. I wonder if Klaus had seen these Grand Award covers. Probably not as they weren’t easily available in Europe.
Rockdoc – thanks. I looked at your post on Voormann. http://rateyourmusic.com/list/rockdoc/klaus_voormanns_record_cover_art/
Great stuff. Especially those PIoneers of Jazz, a wonderful series. Reminded me of the work David Anstey would do in the early 70s for Savoy Brown records. As for those Grand Award frames, I have a love/hate thing about them. They are better than the same drawings when the same company used them under the name Waldorf Music Hall. And I love series covers. But they are also kind of annoying. I keep imagining the same covers drawings with different graphics around them, and imagine they could be a lot better.
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