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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Organ Moods - Jerry Thomas

Till There Was You
Organ Moods
Jerry Thomas
Strand SLS 1081
1963

Great cover on this budget label, discount bin album from Strand. Strand was originally distributed as a full-priced label by Decca, but quickly became budget, cutting corners anyway they could. In this case they mislead the buying public with this cheesecake cover. The music is very easy listening and may only put your Grand Mother in the mood.

There is a bit of a mystery in that I've seen another cover with the same catalog number (the stereo version) with the model pushed up more into the into the frame and the word "STEREPHONIC" removed at the top to be replaced with "HI FIDELITY" overprinted just below the "cellophane" dress topper.

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous cover! I always wonder who the models were. I found out recently in Cool and Strange Music mag that the Herb Alpert 'Whipped Cream" girl is also on the Sandpipers 'Guantanamera" cover! How fun!!

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