This 1959 album was originally titled simply Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, but quickly became known as Moanin’ after the first tune on the LP, and was later reissued with that title.
The original cover features the artist name and catalog number in a very narrow column of text, causing “Messengers” to be split over three lines, with a mix of condensed and extra-condensed Franklin Gothic.
The reissue instead uses a single line of Grotesque No. 9 that spans the width of the cover.
The back cover is mostly Bodoni, apart from the song titles, set in Futura Bold, and the bottommost line in Vogue.