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Benny Goodman: Sextet Session

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Mar 3rd, 2014. Artwork published in .
    Benny Goodman: Sextet Session 1
    Source: http://www.marksimonson.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Mark Simonson:

    This Columbia Records Benny Goodman Sextet album seems to have some Joan Miró influence. Spaced out Bodoni Italic, dotted lines, bee-bop cartouches — what’s not to like? Notice how they advertise that the records are “unbreakable.” This must have been a big marketing issue at the time.

    According to collector Paul Morris, the cover was designed in 1946 by George Maas.

    Benny Goodman: Sextet Session 2
    Source: http://www.flickr.com Scott Lindberg. License: All Rights Reserved.

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    1 Comment on “Benny Goodman: Sextet Session

    1. patrick says:
      Mar 13th, 2014  4:18 pm

      Along with the tremendously pleasing design, this is an absolutely fantastic record— Slam Stewart on bass on a few tracks, if memory serves. The top image is from a vinyl record, hence “unbreakable” compared to the shellac 78s album pictured below. Shellac 78s shatter like glass. Vinyl records were a step up in durability, to say the least, and must have seemed miraculous in the time they were introduced. 

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