Monday 18 January 2021

Cover Art and Artists - Vinyl Joblottin' ep.26

Each week on Vinyl Joblottin’ we buy a bundle of vinyl at auction (or find one in a record shop, charity shop, car boot sale, etc). The records are a slice of a collection, giving us a glimpse into a collector’s past. Then we spin each joblot into a theme for you.

Welcome to Vinyl Joblottin'
Listen to episode 26 here -

When I’m searching the vinyl joblots on sale each day, the art on the record sleeve is often an instant indicator of the era and genre. It can also be a shorthand for quality and is often the first thing that piques my interest. Spanning a 10 year period, 1953-1963, the cover art on these records come from 6 different artists, some well known, with others lost to obscurity. 

Alban Low is your Joblotter. Part of the 'A World in London' radio series. This Joblot of 6 records cost £16.30.

1. Embassy Stomp - Ambrose And His Orchestra
2. Lover Man - Charlie Parker Et Son Quintette
3. Blues For Some Bones - Charles Mingus Presents Jazz Workshop
4. Night And Day - Art Tatum, Ben Webster
5. Varsity Drag - Sid Phillips And His Band
6 St. Thomas  Sonny Rollins

This radio programme is part of the A World In London Radio Series, more information at

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