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private38 085I cannot tell you anything about Burt Portnoy who designed this record album cover, but the design appears late fifties or early sixties.

private38 086It appears that Burt Portnoy was an accomplished designer but with a bit of a hodgepodge style, as we can see from this Sci Fi type cover below, from the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle. Apparently two different versions of this record were released but with the same cover according to this interesting collector’s site.

burt portnoy coverAmazing the information you will find on the web when you are not looking for it. Take it or leave it. Over one million people listened to this Mario Lanza version here of that classic O Sole Mio on YouTube. Yes, you doubters I do like Rock, Blues, Classical, Jazz and Mario!