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I don't know if this has been mentioned; been lurking a long time and don't think I've seen it. ==>  https://musicbrainz.org/search 

On this site you can often find very complete cover art.  You can search by release name, artist, label, etc.  Once you drill down to the release you will see a cover art tab like this:   https://musicbrainz.org/release/609a8d38-fbfc-46e7-9473-9baca2ddfed2/cover-art

Check it out, great resource and includes many Mosaic booklets.  You can just download the jpeg files!  I find this very helpful for some Mosaic sets which are pricey:  if I can find photos of the booklet on musicbrainz, then I'm very ok with downloading cd quality files from Qobuz or Presto.


Here are a few more booklets:

Classic Artie Shaw Bluebird and Victor Sessions https://musicbrainz.org/release/50f5326e-1986-4261-8acb-0f08df692e77

Classic Columbia and Okeh Benny Goodman Orchestra Sessions (1939–1958) https://musicbrainz.org/release/0b51e423-6110-4445-9b6d-02e7a595a1f8

Classic Chu Berry Columbia and Victor Sessions https://musicbrainz.org/release/9c3f38c7-342b-4a2d-a160-6314abef8cf9/cover-art

The Argo, Verve, And Impulse Big Band Studio Sessions of oliver nelson https://musicbrainz.org/release/b456e37b-0506-4150-8693-8c8f595c554d/cover-art

The Quincy Jones ABC/Mercury Big Band Jazz Sessions https://musicbrainz.org/release/946c3804-cfd3-4a9e-93a5-653c724911b1/cover-art

The Verve/Phillips Dizzy Gillespie Small Groups Sessions  https://musicbrainz.org/release/609a8d38-fbfc-46e7-9473-9baca2ddfed2/cover-art

The Complete Clef/Verve Count Basie Fifties Studio Recordings  https://musicbrainz.org/release/28c2a16d-ce1c-4803-827c-74eb2b08ae33/cover-art

The Complete Roulette Dinah Washington Sessions  https://musicbrainz.org/release/54b77fd0-118f-4337-a776-e56bc81edc67/cover-art

The Complete Roulette Sarah Vaughan Studio Sessions https://musicbrainz.org/release/4bce627c-0f4d-4e79-a122-c8dfdb547cf5/cover-art

The Complete Blue Note Donald Byrd/Pepper Adams Studio Sessions https://musicbrainz.org/release/cc1484c5-c59f-439c-8fe3-a10763ab1b3a/cover-art

The Complete Columbia Recordings of Mildred Bailey https://musicbrainz.org/release/d6cd75d9-007d-4cb7-ab02-ae19944f77f0/cover-art

The Complete Peggy Lee & June Christy Capitol Transcription Sessions https://musicbrainz.org/release/e9883574-788e-4dd5-9b84-909b571e92ff/cover-art

The Complete Jimmie Lunceford Decca Sessions https://musicbrainz.org/release/7e0cf4e8-ca2d-4fc6-b519-dea789c6a82b

Classic Earl Hines Sessions 1928-1945 https://musicbrainz.org/release/5cd94980-bd83-4638-a194-f4b44eaa5eb9/cover-art

The Columbia and RCA Victor Live Recordings of Louis Armstrong and the All Stars https://musicbrainz.org/release/1f3ad4ea-004a-4ed5-b28c-a6375fb93e70/cover-art

The Limelight / Verve Albums - roland kirk https://musicbrainz.org/release/3e914b5d-cbd4-4058-8279-bfd33268a2a0/cover-art

The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia and RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946-1966 https://musicbrainz.org/release/d2b5c59c-8d02-4428-b71a-950ec2431ce5/cover-art


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Couple more tips.  Most of the time when you see albums on the Internet Archive the files are just 20 second samples.  But sometimes they aren't!

-This user on Internet Archive has posted some interesting files:  https://archive.org/details/@chief_kurtz (scroll down!)

-This query brings up postings with most of Duke Ellington on Chronological Classics: https://archive.org/search.php?query=chronological duke ellington&sin=

which can be downloaded as flac files (some only mp3).  As far as I know, Chronological Classics are/were a reprint series on material which is considered public domain in France. In other words Chronological Classics never owned any rights to this material. So I think it's probably ok to download these in order listen to the music as long as it's pretty old stuff and the players long deceased. I seem to end up buying more recent masterings of these once I get interested but this is a pretty good way to at least hear the music.    Note - you can also get pretty much all of the Benny Goodman Chronological Classics volumes the same way.



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