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Obscure album covers, by well-known artists

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OK, there's a million album covers out there, by thousands of cats, but I'm curious to see some I've never seen before, by some really core jazz artists, you know - the ones that we all think we've already seen everything by.

Here's one - yeah, it's a boot, but it's still a cool cover. Plus, there's a little bit of ring-wear visible, so this was a vinyl boot - which makes it way-cooler than some modern CD-boot cover.

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So, then, the ground rules are that the album cover has to be very cool, and very obscure, but by a well-known leader. (Actual covers from the LP-era are prefered over CD-only releases from the modern age.)

For instance, I'm guessing there are some cool Japanese-only alternate covers (for things also released here, but with more familiar covers), that might well qualify for this thread. Put your thinking caps on...

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I don't see the first two either.

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They're coming through just fine with my browser. Very cool! Thanks guys.

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I can see those. That Blakey is COOL!

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Here's one I'd never seen before...

(Sorry, couldn't link to it - had to upload it.)

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Maybe not so obscure to the old timers like me, but an alternate cove not normally seen. . . .

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This is the original Japanese cover, that is so very different from the American cd cover!

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Another Miles rare cover:

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Not lp, but the "Teo Macero Japanese" cd version of the Complete Plugged Nickel cd set, released in Japan several years before the Cuscuna produced American version. . . .

Never saw or heard it and wish I had!

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I have tapes of that Japanese "Complete Plugged Nickel" set (from a guy on the Internet, actually - it was BITNET back in those days - which will tell you how old those tapes are), and I nearly plunked down $250 for one back in the early 90's, before anyone had any idea it would be released in the U.S. -- and I'm DAMN glad I DIDN'T get it, when I had the chance. ;)

I used to have that same "Facets" album/cover on vinyl, and come to think of it - I might still have it. Hafta check...

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This is the "RVG living-room version" of the first Cannonball Savoy lp. . . the latest Japanese cd version I know of has this cover now:

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I've always liked this one:

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It's almost his birthday!

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That's a great one Lon (the Getz)!

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Anyone have the Beatles butchered baby dolls one? Been years since I saw that.

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Wow, found this HOT picture of Peggy Lee!

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OOPS focus Lon, ALBUM COVERS.

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Here's what I was looking for when I found the Lee:

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Oh the Horror! The Walrus was PAUL!

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Good one! Now, Sharkey is probably not considered a jazz "great" but . . . his Capitol lp covers ARE! Can't yet find an image though, so here's a Roulette (nice lp.)

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Aha! Here's one. . . .

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Gotta love the title on this one...

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...and this is just plain disturbing...

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I looked for this one for some time before the material was put out by Mosaic.

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