Mid-Century Album Covers – Volume 17.

by Amy Collier

Septet – The New Sound of Art Van Damme / Columbia Records, 1964
Cover photo by Fred Schnell, Globe

Licia Albanese in Highlights from Puccini’s Madame Butterfly / RCA Victor, 1954

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 / Decca Records, 1951
Cover art by Erik Nitsche

Erroll Garner / Columbia Records, 1953

Ellis in Wonderland / Columbia Records, 1956
Cover photo by Phil Stern

Luther College Choir in Europe / RCA Victor, 1967

Kostelanetz – Carmen / Columbia Records, 1955
Photo (left) by Krieger
Photo (right) from the book, ‘La Fiesta Brave,’ The Art of the Bull Ring, Barnaby Conrad

Frank Rosolino – I Play Trombone / Bethlehem Records, 1956
Leichman & Seide

Cuttin’ The Boogie: Piano Blues and Boogie Woogie, 1926–1941 / New World Records, 1977
Cover art by Alexander Calder, ‘Horizontal Spines’; sheet metal, wire and rods, sheet aluminum
Cover design by Elaine Sherer Cox

Rodgers & Hart – Percussion & Strings / Time Records, 1960
Cover design by Burt Goldblatt
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A mix of bold graphic, typographic and/or photographic album covers from the 1950s and 1960s; well, with the exception of one 1970s cover I slipped in the set.

>> See previous album cover features here + flickr

[ All work & images © ]
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Editor’s note:
This marks the final post of this nature on AQ-V as I have decided to wrap up this enjoyable four year long chapter of blogging and move toward other projects. This decision comes after much consideration. I will be making a formal announcement sometime next week.

Thank you for a great run!
–Amy

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