Tag Archives: Eugene Ormandy

ML4096 in all its glory

Here is MM785 – the 78 rpm set of Oscar Levant and Eugene Ormandy playing Tchaikovsky, and ML4096, the lp version of it. What makes this especially fun is that it illustrates everything Columbia was issuing in those days, other … Continue reading

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color variants – columbia ML 4020s in slight variations

In the 1800s postage stamps were issued to be useful, not to be collected. When a country reprinted a stamp, often a new color that was slightly different from the original was used. This leads to some valuable rarities. In … Continue reading

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My idea of fun – Columbia MM785 and its LP ML4096 in various covers

I now revisit one of the Steinweiss 78 rpm 12 inch set covers. A fun but not great design in my opinion. What makes it worth showing again are 5 different covers it came out under as an LP. Two … Continue reading

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my two earliest RCA 78 rpm sets to have cover designs

These sets originally were issued in 1936 and 1937. The covers were undoubtedly “tombstones” at the time. These are later issues with cover designs. I wish I knew who the artists and designers were. DM337 is the type of cover … Continue reading

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My remaining mm600s, 1947

It always amazes me how few of these covers I have seen reused on lp covers. Tastes change fast in graphic arts, so mostly covers don’t get used ten years later. They sometimes come back as nostalgia many years after … Continue reading

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