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Morales Plays Latin Favorites

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jun 12th, 2019. Artwork published in
circa 1962
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    Spin-O-Rama S-88 (1962)
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Bart Solenthaler and tagged with “wycliffe”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Spin-O-Rama S-88 (1962)

    In 1962, Puerto Rican pianist and bandleader Norosbaldo “Noro” Morales (1912–1964) released an album named Morales Plays Latin Favorites on Spin-O-Rama Records. The cover shows an upright calligraphic face that was available from Filmotype as Zingo. The same face also appears in PLINC’s Alphabet Thesaurus Vol. 2 (1965) as “original handlettered design” under the name Wycliffe. It’s not clear which came first, or whether one of them is a knockoff. It could also be that the lettering artist licensed the design twice. Zingo/Wycliffe here is used in all caps.

    Two years later, Wyncote released an album with the same title, but a different track list. The cover of this release uses Latin Wide for the “Latin Favorites”.

    Spin-O-Rama S-88 (1962)
    Source: https://www.ebay.com bloustar (edited). License: All Rights Reserved.

    Wyncote W-9025 (1964)

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    • Filmotype Zingo
    • Latin Wide

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