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eight recent acquisitions – some definitely Steinweiss

These are eight recent acquisitions. Even though I am trying to get out of collecting, I can’t resist a Steinweiss of the golden age in as good condition as the Don Baker. Of the rest, Buddy Greco is signed Joe … Continue reading

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seven recent acquisitions, probably Steinweiss

Even though I am trying, slowly, to get rid of my collection, I still acquire lps that are Steinweiss, or probably Steinweiss. I no longer buy 78 rpm sets, I really have no room for those. Here are 7 recent … Continue reading

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gigi and other shows

I have already posted a cover for a record that has music from Gigi and from My Fair Lady. Here are four more similar records – music from Gigi and one to three other shows. The one for Gigi/The Music … Continue reading

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Major Label versions of Gigi

It wasn’t just bargain labels that cashed in on whatever was possible. Here are RCA and Columbia, the two giants, and some other good quality companies recording the songs from Gigi in various formats to make a buck. One of … Continue reading

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another recent purchases – Hansel and Gretel by Darrill Connelly

The history of lp record covers in the first 5 years 1948 to 1953 fascinates me. Here are two quasi-generic covers for the same music both linked to Alex Steinweiss. The new one, on the left, has Steinweiss’ squares generic … Continue reading

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anita bryant on samplers

My final entries for Anita are her on samplers. I showed one or two of those before. One of these is Word, made especially for an evangelic organization. The other two are CBS, , made for Christmas. One is CBS’ … Continue reading

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anita bryant 5 – the last columbia and first harmony

the last columbia is her 3rd religious album. the cover does not do much for me, compared to the last two Christian ones. But pity the poor designer, forced to come up with something new for a product that is … Continue reading

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Anita Bryant 4 – faith and belief

The next three Columbia Anita Bryant lps. Her most popular era was over. From now on, the main marketing push was about her belief system. I think the first two of these are the perfect covers for what Columbia was … Continue reading

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anita bryant 3 the next two columbias

The next two Columbia records Anita Bryant lps. I don’t have the ABC Stories of Jesus, pictured on the back of Greatest Hits. Again, nice serviceable vernacular covers of their period, 1963.

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anita bryant 2 – the first 3 columbia lps

storm thorgerson, great designer and writer about design, claims there was no good design in the early 1960s. there is always good design, appropriate to its era and to the product being sold. Columbia records had wonderful covers in 1962. … Continue reading

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