Vintage Vinyl & LP Covers: Popular, Great American Songbook, and Easy Listening


Sinatra and Swingin' Brass
Frank Sinatra with Neal Hefti
Reprise 1962
Cover art by Jim Jonson.



Rosie Solves the Swingin' Riddle!
Rosemary Clooney with Nelson Riddle
RCA Victor 1961



If You Go
Peggy Lee
Capitol 1961



The Irving Berlin 100th Anniversary Collection
Various artists: Bing Crosby, Al Jolson, Linda Ronstadt, The Mills Brothers, Duke Ellington, Fred Astaire, et al.
MCA 1989



 My Kind of Music
Mel Tormé
Verve 1961



Mr. Entertainment
Sammy Davis Jr.
Decca 1961
Cover artist uncredited; likely James Meese.



If I Ruled the World: Songs for the Jet Set
Tony Bennett
Columbia 1965
Sealed in original shrink wrap.
On sticker: Promotional Album / Columbia Special Products



Day by Day
Doris Day, with Paul Weston
Columbia 1956



Day by Night
Doris Day, with Paul Weston
Columbia 1957



"That Bad Eartha"
Eartha Kitt
RCA Victor 1954



MORE Johnny's Greatest Hits
Johnny Mathis
Columbia 1959



Blue Swing
Eileen Rodgers
Columbia 1958



Portraits
Frank De Vol
Columbia 1958




Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Song Book
Ella Fitzgerald with Paul Weston and His Orchestra
Verve 1958
Two-LP set, gatefold sleeve.



Manhattan Tower
Robert Goulet with Gordon Jenkins
Columbia Masterworks 1964



Tonight at 8:30
Carol Lawrence
Chancellor 1960



Blue Midnight
Bert Kaempfert
Decca 1965



Nat "King" Cole Sings Ballads of the Day
Nat "King" Cole
Capitol 1956



Accentuate the Positive
Johnny Mercer
Capitol 1957
Cover art by Simon Vanderlaan.




Steve and Eydie
Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé
Coral 1960



Gisele
Gisele MacKenzie with Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra
RCA Victor 1958
Cover art by Jon Whitcomb.



Time to Dream
Les Paul and Mary Ford
Capitol 1957



Bill Frawley Sings the Old Ones
Dot 1957




Hooray for Love
Robert Clary, orchestra under the direction of Neal Hefti
Epic 1956



The Misty Miss Christy
June Christy
Capitol 1956



Jo Stafford Sings American Folk Songs
Jo Stafford, with Paul Weston conducting
Capitol 1950
10" LP



Fancy Meeting You Here
Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney with Billy May
RCA Victor 1958
Below: West German pressing.




Late Date With Ruth Brown
Atlantic 1959
In original shrink wrap.



Ray Charles and Betty Carter
ABC-Paramount 1961



Exotica
Martin Denny
Liberty 1957
This is a 1959 stereo pressing.



Stranger on the Shore
Mr. Acker Bilk
ATCO 1961



Twilight Time
The Three Suns
RCA Victor 1956



Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson
Ella Fitzgerald and Nelson Riddle
Verve 1962



Louis Under the Stars
Louis Armstrong
Verve 1958



Sarah Vaughan Sings George Gershwin, Volume Two
Mercury 1958



Songs by Mabel Mercer, Volume Two
Atlantic1954
10" LP
Cover art by Burt Goldblatt.



Wives and Lovers
Jack Jones
Kapp 1963



Born Free
Andy Williams
Columbia 1967
In shrink wrap with hype sticker.



The Best of Mancini
Henry Mancini
RCA Victor 1964



Sing to Me Mr. C.
Perry Como
RCA Victor 1961



Yes Sirree!
Earl Grant
Decca 1963
Cover art by James Meese.



Poetry in Ivory
Carmen Cavallaro at the Piano and His Orchestra
Decca 1957



The Voice
Frank Sinatra
Columbia 1955



Let's Fall in Love
Janice Paige
Bally 1956



Rhonda
Rhonda Fleming with Frank Comstock & His Orchestra
Columbia 1958
Promotional copy.




Dinah, yes indeed!
Dinah Shore
Capitol 1959



Torch Time
Gogi Grant
RCA Victor 1958



Abbey Lincoln's Affair . . . a Story of a Girl in Love
Abbey Lincoln
Liberty 1957



Day by Day
Doris Day, with Paul Weston
Columbia 1956



Let's Fall in Love
Janis Paige
Bally 1956



All Alone by the Telephone
Polly Bergen
Columbia 1959



The Intoxicating Pearl Bailey
Mercury 1957



Sentimental Me
Gale Storm
Dot 1956



Mitzi
Mitzi Gaynor
Verve 1959



Your Number Please...
Julie London
Liberty 1959




The Intoxicating Pearl Bailey
Mercury 1957



Eydie in Love
Eydie Gormé
ABC-Paramount 1958



Indiscretion
Patti Page
Mercury 1959



You're My Girl: Romantic Reflections by Jack Webb
Jack Webb, music arranged and conducted by Billy May
Warner Brothers 1958



Two of a Kind
Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer
ATCO 1961



Tony
Tony Bennett
Columbia 1957



Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Johnny Mercer Song Book
arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle
Verve 1964



The Sweetheart Tree
Johnny Mathis
Mercury 1965



Starring Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire's 1935-38 Brunswick recordings
Columbia Masterworks 1973
Two-LP gatefold with booklet.
This is a circa 1980 CBS Masterworks reissue.



When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Bing Crosby
Decca 1956
Expanded reissue of a 1950 10" LP release.



In the Wee Small Hours
Frank Sinatra
Capitol 1955



Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians in Hi-Fi
Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians
Capitol 1957



Breezin' Along
The Four Lads
Columbia 1958



Hits from Hollywood
The Four Aces
Decca 1958



Voices in Modern
The Four Freshmen
Capitol 1955



Greatest Hits
The Brothers Four
Columbia 1962 (later '60s pressing)



The Sportsmen, Favorite Quartet of the Jack Benny Show
Tops 1958



A Song for Young Love
The Lettermen
Capitol 1962



The Mills Brothers in Motion
Dot 1969



Golden Piano Hits
Ferrante & Teicher
United Artists 1961



Sukiyaki and Other Japanese Hits
Kyu Sakamoto
Capitol 1963



Rydell at the Copa
Bobby Rydell
Cameo 1961



Jerry Lewis Sings Big Songs for Little People
Decca 1959



Heavenly Lover
Teresa Brewer
Coral 1959
Promo/sample copy.



Granted It's Gogi
Gogi Grant
RCA Victor 1960



The Hit Makers!
Les Paul and Mary Ford
Capitol 1953
10" LP



The Divine Sarah
Sarah Vaughan
Mercury 1955
10" LP



Softly
Dakota Staton
Capitol 1960



Moods in Music: Music for Relaxation
The Melachrino Strings and Orchestra
RCA Victor 1958
Expanded 12" reissue of 1952 10" LP.



My Heart Belongs to Only You
Larry Hovis with Jack Marshall's Music
Capitol 1959
(Son AJ's)



 Constance Towers Sings to The Horse Soldiers
Constance Towers
United Artists 1959




Calypso--Is Like So
Robert Mitchum
Capitol 1957




Cowboy's Lament
Gordon MacRae
Capitol 1957



Bing: A Musical Autobiography
Bing Crosby
Decca 1954
Five-LP box set, with booklet.



It's All in the Game
Tommy Edwards
MGM 1958



Teenage Party
The McGuire Sisters
Coral 1957



Sam Cooke at the Copa
RCA Victor 1964



Baxter's Best
Les Baxter
Capitol 1960
Cover art by Jim Jonson.



Beauty and the Beard
Al Hirt and Ann-Margret
RCA Victor 1964



Nice 'n' Easy
Frank Sinatra
Capitol 1960




Everybody Loves Somebody
Dean Martin
Reprise 1964
Cover art by Jim Jonson.




Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings the Complete "Dr. Dolittle"
Reprise 1967
Cover art by William George.




I Left My Heart in San Francisco
Tony Bennett
Columbia 1962



September in the Rain
Dinah Washington
Mercury 1961



Julie Is Her Name
Julie London
Liberty 1955



Julie Is Her Name, Volume Two
Julie London
Liberty 1958



America I Hear You Singing
Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Fred Waring and The Pennsylvanians
Reprise 1964



Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers and Hart Song Book
Ella Fitzgerald
Verve 1956
Two-LP set w/ laminated gatefold sleeve.
Another set w/ orange label variation (below).




The Divine Sarah Vaughan
Mercury 1960



Calypso
Harry Belafonte
RCA Victor 1956
Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
RCA Victor 1956



The Hi-Fi Nightingale
Caterina Valente
Decca 1956



"Prez"
Perez Prado
RCA Victor 1957



More Old Sweet Songs
Frank De Vol and His Rainbow Strings
Columbia 1960



Warm
Johnny Mathis with Percy Faith and His Orchestra
Columbia 1957



Sweet and Low Down
Jackie Cain and Roy Kral
Columbia 1960



Two on the Aisle
Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé
United Artists 1962



Blame It on the Bossa Nova
Eydie Gormé
Columbia 1963



Carol Burnett Remembers How They Stopped the Show
Decca 1961
This is a 1963 first stereo pressing.



Ramblin' Rose
Nat "King" Cole
Capitol 1962



How Sweet It Is - for Lovers
Jackie Gleason
Capitol 1966



Music for Lovers Only
Jackie Gleason
Capitol 1952
10" LP



Songs I Sing on the Jackie Gleason Show
Frank Fontaine
ABC-Paramount 1963



Hawaiian Blossoms
Haleloke Kahauolopua; Arthur Godfrey on Ukulele
Columbia 1951
10" LP



Living a Lie
Al Martino
Capitol 1964



Twilight on the Trail
Bing Crosby
Decca 1958
Compilation LP comprised of songs originally released on 78 rpm shellac records.



Club Durant
Jimmy Durante
Decca circa 1950
September Song
Jimmy Durante
Warner Brothers 1963
Cover art by Fred Williams.





Bergen Sings Morgan
Polly Bergen
Columbia 1957



Music, Music, Music
Teresa Brewer
Coral 1955



You're My Girl
The Norman Luboff Choir
RCA Victor 1961



Somebody Loves Me
The Ray Conniff Singers
Columbia 1961



Give the Lady What She Wants
Lena Horne
RCA Victor 1958



Maria Cole
with Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra
Dot 1960
On blue vinyl.



Latin ala Lee!
Peggy Lee
Capitol 1960



Wonderful Day
Doris Day
Columbia Special Products 1961
Part of a promotional campaign for Imperial Margarine and Doris' then-current motion picture release, Lover Come Back.



September of My Years
Frank Sinatra
Reprise 1965
Cover art by George Bartell. 



I Wanna Be Around
Tony Bennett
Columbia 1963



Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book
Ella Fitzgerald with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra
Verve 1959
Five-LP box set with book and 45 rpm EP.
Cover art by Bernard Buffet.
Below: Single LP gatefold version (Volumes 1 and 4), sold individually.





Melodies in Gold
Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra
Dot 1957



Jump Up Calypso
Harry Belafonte
RCA Victor 1961



The Dean Martin TV Show
Dean Martin
Reprise 1966
Cover art by Bernie Fuchs.




Harpo
Harpo Marx
Mercury 1957



Is That All There Is?
Peggy Lee
Capitol 1969
Cover art by William George (detail below).




Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back
Frank Sinatra
Reprise 1973



Della
Della Reese
RCA Victor 1960



Quiet Village: The Exotic Sounds of Martin Denny
Liberty 1959 (1960 issue)



Saturday Night with Mr. C.
Perry Como
RCA Victor 1958



Dance Time
Harold Smart and His Orchestra
Richmond/London 1958



Gormé Sings Showstoppers
Eydie Gormé
ABC Paramount 1958



The Songs of Academy Award Winner James Van Heusen
Pearl Bailey
Roulette 1964



Esther Phillips Sings
Atlantic 1966



Bing Crosby Sings Cole Porter Songs
Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra
Decca 1953
Compilation of recordings previously released on 78 rpm records.
10" LP



Cuttin' Capers
Doris Day with Frank De Vol and His Orchestra
Columbia 1959



A Thousand and One Notes
John Scott Trotter
Warner Brothers 1958



Only the Best
Ferrante & Teicher
United Artists 1965



Ring Around Rosie
Rosemary Clooney and the Hi-Lo's
Columbia 1957



A Swingin' Affair
Frank Sinatra
Capitol 1957



This is Sinatra!
Frank Sinatra
Capitol 1956



Sammy Davis, Jr. at Town Hall
Sammy Davis Jr.
Decca 1959



Paul Robeson
Chant du Monde 1958
This is possibly a later pressing.
10" LP



That's All
Bobby Darin
ATCO 1959



Moon River & Other Great Movie Themes
Andy Williams
Columbia 1962



Sincerely Yours…
Robert Goulet
Columbia 1962



The Mancini Sound
Henry Mancini, His Orchestra and Chorus
RCA Victor 1968



Big Screen, Little Screen
Henry Mancini, His Orchestra and Chorus
RCA Victor 1972



Tony Bennett's Something
Tony Bennett
Columbia 1970



Point of No Return
Frank Sinatra
Capitol 1962



Hits by Hibbler
Al Hibbler
Decca 1958



Lights Out, Sweet Dreams
Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra
Decca 1961



The President's Favorite Music
various artists
RCA Victor 1956



The Life Album of Presidential Campaign Songs:
Sing Along with Millard Fillmore
Life magazine 1964




Everybody Cha Cha!
The Fred Astaire Dance Studio Orchestra
RCA Camden 1959
With booklet insert.



That Travelin' Two-Beat
Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney with Billy May
Capitol 1965
Cover art by George Bartell.



The Classic Della
Della Reese
RCA Victor 1962
Cover art by Mike Ludlow.



Hail, Sousa!
University of Michigan Band
Vanguard 1968



Banjo on My Knee
John Cali
Mercury 1959



Sing Along with Connie Francis
Connie Francis
Mati-Mor Superecords 1961



Green Eyes
Helen O'Connell
Vik 1957



Can't We Be Friends?
Jane Powell
Verve 1956




Cozy
Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé
United Artists 1961



Together on Broadway
Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé
Columbia 1967
It's Us Again
Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé
Mati-Mor Superecords 1962



No One Cares
Frank Sinatra
Capitol 1959
Only the Lonely
Frank Sinatra
Capitol 1958
Cover art by Nick Volpe.




At the Opera House
Ella Fitzgerald
Verve 1958



The Party's Over
Polly Bergen
Columbia 1957



Songs I Wish I Had Sung the First Time Around . . .
Bing Crosby
Decca 1956



Mr. Easy
Jesse Belvin
RCA Victor 1960



Songs by Burke and Van Heusen
Lena Horne
RCA Victor 1959



An Evening with Jayne
Kurt Jensen and His Orchestra
Hollywood 1958




Calendar Girl
Julie London
Liberty 1956




Dino Latino
Dean Martin
Reprise 1962
Cover art by Jim Jonson.



Ring-a-Ding Ding!
Frank Sinatra
Reprise 1961
Cover art by Nick Volpe.



Swing Softly
Johnny Mathis
Columbia 1958



Burl Ives Sings . . . for Fun
Burl Ives
Decca 1956



Concertos for You
Liberace and Paul Weston
Columbia 1954



Easy to Remember
The Norman Luboff Choir
Columbia 1955
But Beautiful
The Norman Luboff Choir
Columbia 1959


Below: cover of mono pressing.




Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings
Bing Crosby and Buddy Bregman
Verve 1956



The Columbia Album of Irving Berlin
Frank DeVol and His Orchestra
Columbia 1958
Two-LP set, gatefold sleeve.



Classics with a Chaser
Caterina Valente, Werner Müller
RCA Victor 1960
Cover art by Len Goldberg.



"Danny Boy" and Other Songs I Love to Sing
Andy Williams
Columbia 1962



Come Fly with Me
Frank Sinatra
Capitol 1958
Cover art by Jim Jonson.



The World We Knew
Frank Sinatra
Reprise 1967
Cover art by Bernie Fuchs.
In original shrink wrap.



Holiday in Europe
Bing Crosby
Decca 1962
Cover artist uncredited; probably James Meese.

 

All records are from the collection of Jon Oye.

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