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Posted by Mr. Chadwick, March 3, 2008 11:30pm | Post a Comment


Not sure if short lived subsidiary "American International Records" is the same as the "A.I.R." from the late 60's, but it's very likely.  The studio 54 comp had this custom jobber and the final image is a great example of the classic early Casablanca blue label design...



When studying the classic desert scene design, one will begin to notice many variations. Here's an interesting trio...A later period label, with mention of Polygram at the bottom.  Middle label bears the Fauves-Puma Records imprint, a pairing that was reported to have moved some 15 million units on this Santa Esmeralda hit!! Finally, the classic desert scene from the Village People's heyday, before "Can't Stop the Music" nearly did...



Chocolate City imprint, home of Cameo, Keb Mo, Brenda & the Tabulations, Parliament and as pictured here Vernon Burch...



A Trio of Kustom Kiss labels...Ace's solo LP, a platinum desert scene for the singles collection "Double Platinum" and a nice full band shot on this promo desert scene...



Clear sea blue 12" from hit soundtrack The Deep...



OK, that's it for now.  I'll leave you with this video of a fellow playing his copy of the much sought after 7"  (really, it's a very pricey item) "Theme Des Grands Fonds" or "Theme from the Deep"  I love the sounds on this song...

 

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