Monday, 2 June 2014

LP Artwork: Latin Ala Lee


One of two Latin-themed albums Peggy Lee recorded for Capitol Records; the theme being Broadway hits styled with an Afro-Cuban beat. Latin Ala Lee was released in 1960 and won a Grammy for best artwork. The follow-up album, Ole Ala Lee, came a year later.

I've also added an example of one of the album's three EPs. Albums were expensive purchases in their early days and it was common practise the issue four of the (usually 12) LP tracks in this format.

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