Mr. Langston Hughes

I just picked up a vintage copy of “The First Book of Jazz” by Langston Hughes (1955). The illustrations by Cliff Roberts are incredible. The style reminds me of one of my favorite jazz album cover artists Jim Flora. I found the illustration set here.

I’m a huge fan of these old Columbia and RCA vinyl covers by artist Jim Flora from the late 1940’s – 1950’s.  I found these on the official Jim Flora Website.

florabixtram

floraalex-kallao

Benny Goodman sketch

floracollaboration

floragene-krupa

florakid-ory-cover

floraMambo-print100

florapanic-is-on

florapete-jolly-duo

florasauter-finegan

florashorty-rogers

florapete-jolly-trio-coming-out-party