R. Crumb

R. Crumb

The Complete Record Cover Collection

Book - 2011
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A collection of album cover artwork from a founder of the underground comix movement includes the cover art for Janice Joplin's 1968 album "Cheap Thrills" and classic old-time music collections "Truckin' My Blues Away" and "Harmonica Blues."

Norton Pub
Robert Crumb first began drawing record covers in 1968 when Janis Joplin, a fellow Haight Ashbury denizen, asked him to provide a cover for her album Cheap Thrills. It was an invitation the budding artist couldn't resist, especially since he had been fascinated with record covers-particularly for the legendary jazz, country, and old-time blues music of the 1920s and 1930s-since he was a teen. This early collaboration proved so successful that Crumb went on to draw hundreds of record covers for both new artists and largely forgotten masters. So remarkable were Crumb's artistic interpretations of these old 78 rpm singles that the art itself proved influential in their rediscovery in the 1960s and 1970s. Including such classics as Truckin' My Blues Away, Harmonica Blues, and Please Warm My Weiner, Crumb's opus also features more recent covers done for CDs. R. Crumb: The Complete Record Cover Collection is a must-have for any lover of graphics and old-time music.
A landmark work that pays splendid homage to a forgotten era of seminal American music.

Book News
Music enthusiasts and fans of Robert Crumb will delight in this compilation of Crumb's album cover designs, record labels, show posters, trading cards, portraits, and comics related to music and musicians. Containing over 267 images, mostly lent by long-term Crumb collectors Richard Kuiters and Cecile van Lijnden, this comprehensive collection also includes lesser known illustrations and rare works from other collectors as well as some additions from the artist himself. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This collection of album cover artwork from a founder of the underground comix movement features his cover illustrations including Janice Joplin's 1968 album Cheap Thrills and classic old-time music collections Truckin' My Blues Away and Harmonica Blues. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : W. W. Norton & Co., Inc., c2011
ISBN: 9780393082784
Branch Call Number: 741.66 C888r
Characteristics: [108] p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm. in container (26 x 26 cm.)


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Sep 12, 2016

Cheap Thrills was a Big Brother and the Holding Company album, Janice was a key part of the band, but the sum was greater than the parts.


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