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8 more grand award covers

8 more, 1961 originals and 1966 reissues, designs by Charles E Murphy, S. Neil Fujita, Sigrid Owen

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Grand Award stereo, in numerical order

These are GA 201 SD to GA 214 SD. The original stereo versions and the 1960s reissues when I have them. Again, a great group of graphics if not individually stunning for the most part. Some great commercial artists.

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finally, a few more Command records

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Command 880s

The next Command records, 880 to 889 that I have. The Carol Channing one is kind of unique. I can’t imagine wanting to design it that way to sell records, but different covers work for different audiences in different time … Continue reading

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Command 870 to 879

the 870s, 1964 to 1965. While no individual cover on command moves me, the entire series has a certain industrial beauty that I love.

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finally, the next few command records

RS860 to RS669, 1964.

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and yet more command records

The Command catelog is the greatest disconnect between great cover design and lousy music in all of recorded sound. Every once in a while I try to play one, and I never like the music. Eventually, starting around 1966, this … Continue reading

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the next batch of Command records

Nothing much to say about these. They would make excellent posters for the waiting room of a fairly sterile office environment, perhaps an attorney or an accountant.

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the next few command records

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the next few command records

Charles E Murphy, Paul Davis, S Neil Fujita. I rarely can stand the music on Command records, Dick Hyman is an exception. Some of his work is to my taste.

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