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March 15, 2018

Early LP Record: 60 Amazing Photos of Vinyl Album Covers From the 1950s

Introduced by Columbia in 1948, the LP (from "long playing" or "long play") is an analog sound storage medium, a vinyl record format characterized by a speed of ​33 1⁄3 rpm, a 12- or 10-inch (30 or 25 cm) diameter, and use of the "microgroove" groove specification.

It was soon adopted as a new standard by the entire record industry. Apart from a few relatively minor refinements and the important later addition of stereophonic sound, it has remained the standard format for vinyl albums.

Take a look at these amazing photos from Classic Film to see the vinyl LP covers from the 1950s.

Tommy Dorsey Favorites, The Pied Piper's, circa 1950s

Hawaiian Holiday, Leni Okehu and His Surfboarders, circa 1950s

Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker, Suites 1 & 2, Anatole Fistoulari & Paris Conservatory Orchestra, circa 1950s

The Big Hits from Broadway, Cyril Stapleton & His Orchestra, circa 1950s

Jimmy Durante in Person, 1952

RCA Victor Presents Eartha Kitt, 1953

Jackie Gleason Presents Music, Martinis, and Memories, 1954

Romantic Melodies, Mantovani, 1954

The Family All Together, Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops, 1954

Levant Plays Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue, Oscar Levant, Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra, Model Suzy Parker on Cover, 1955

Martini Time, The Art Van Damme Quintet, 1955

Music of Cole Porter, Andre Kostelanetz & His Orchestra, 1955

Noel Coward at Las Vegas, 1955

Scheherazade, Zdeněk Chalabala & Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, 1955

Frankie Carle's Sweethearts, 1956

Jackie Gleason Presents Music For Lovers Only ; Music To Make You Misty, 1956

Passport to Romance, Percy Faith Orchestra, 1956

Songs of Christmas, Norman Luboff Choir, 1956

An Evening with Belafonte, Harry Belafonte, 1957

Door of Dreams, Joe Reisman & His Orchestra, 1957

Hymns We Love, Pat Boone, 1957

Loving You, Elvis Presley, 1957

Mambo Happy!, Perez Prado, 1957

 Melodies in Gold, Billy Vaughn Orchestra, 1957

The Eyes of Love, Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra, 1957

The Graduate (Original Sound Track Recording), Simon & Garfunkel, Dave Grusin, 1967

Walking Along Kicking the Leaves... Fred Lowery, 1957

Al Hirt's Jazz Band Ball, 1958

Coffee Time, Morton Gould & His Orchestra, 1958

Electrified Favorites, Steve Allen, 1958

Gaîté Parisienne / Gayne Ballet Suite, Boston Pops, 1958

Gaîté Parisienne, Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra, 1958

Holiday Abroad in London, Reg Owen Orchestra, 1958

Mantovani Waltz Encores, 1958

Moods In Music: Music For Reading, Melachrino Strings, 1958

Nat King Cole's Golden Hits, 1958

Ray Anthony Plays for Star Dancing, Ray Anthony Orchestra, 1958

'S Awful Nice, Ray Conniff & His Orchestra, 1958

The Classics Ala Dixie, Pee Wee Hunt, 1958

They Laughed When I Sat Down, Billy Rowland & His Thumbtack Piano, 1958

101 Strings Play the Sugar and Spice of Rudolph Friml, 1959

A Girl Is a Girl Is a Girl, Tony Williams, 1959

An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer, 1959

But Beautiful, The Norman Luboff Choir, Model Jessica Ford, 1959

Como Swings, Perry Como, 1959

Connie Francis Sings Italian Favorites, 1959

Dance Album, Ralph Martierie & His Orchestra, 1959

Faithfully, Johnny Mathis, 1959

Glow with the Mills Brothers, 1959

Hawaii in Stereo, Leo Addeo Orchestra, 1959

 Lure of Paradise, Andre Kostelanetz, 1959

Music of the Islands, The Mauna Loa Islanders, 1959

Pops Stoppers, Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra, 1959

Quiet Village, The Exotic Sounds of Martin Denny, 1959

 Respighi's The Birds / Brazilian Impressions, London Symphony, 1959

Strauss Waltzes, Andre Kostelanetz & His Orchestra, Model Anne St. Marie, 1959

That's All, Bobby Darin, 1959

This Is Darin, Bobby Darin, 1959

To Whom It May Concern, Nat King Cole, 1959

When We Were Young, The Voices of Walter Schumann, 1959



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