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New Book Release: R. Crumb The Complete Record Cover CollectionMusic // Monday, 29 Aug 2011
We just received an advance copy of a great new book, Norton & Co's R. Crumb: The Complete Record Cover Collection. The content of the book extends back to 1966, when Janis Jopllin asked Crumb to draw the cover of her legendary record, Cheap Thrills.
The entirety of the books features Crumb's work with a forgotten era of blues, country, and jazz, as well as covers for the Grateful Dead, Frank Zappa, Artie Shaw, and Memphis Minnie. In short, the book covers over 45 years of R. Crumb record covers. And Crumb is a collector of old-time records, so surely this book means a lot to the influential artist.
R. Crumb: The Complete Record Cover Collection will be released in November 2011.