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command classics begin

In 1961 Command launched its Classics line. Here are Command Classics CC1002 to CC 11010 complete. The covers of the original issues are amazingly nice – really high quality paper materials, made into bound books. Design of the series by … Continue reading

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the next few command records

another Josef Albers one, and some S Neil Fujita

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josef albers, s neil fujita, paul bacon, charles e murphy

the next few command records.

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the next few Command records

Two more by Josef Albers, and others to fit in with that design philosophy.

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Command Records 801, 802, 803, 804

The company used Josef Albers for RS 800, 1959, and achieved mind-boggling success. Millions of copies sold of an lp of music that does not move me at all. Of course, musical tastes differ. For the next few releases, they … Continue reading

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some Command Records packaging

Some Command packaging. A few early sampler albums, showing the different things they were attempting to reinvent themselves. An inner sleeve. I don’t know who did their logo, but it is a large step upwards in branding from what they … Continue reading

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Command Records, 1959, and Josef Albers

Josef Albers, famous painter, was hired by a cheapo label to change their status among record companies. This move was a total success. The label was once known as Waldorf Music Hall, then as Grand Award. I will go back … Continue reading

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