Take A Seat!

Another nice theme to collect are album sleeves with chairs on it. You see them often in the 1950’s and sixties. Sitting is a primary thing to do for humans. Take a seat, relax and just listen to the record you are playing. All kinds of chairs are used as style icons. Some factories were very proud to see them appear on album sleeves, like the famous chairs by Charles & Ray Eames or the butterfly chair by Jorge Ferrari Hardoy. The chair where Marilyn Monroe is sitting on is by far the most pictured chair, but i have chosen to leave these sleeves out of this list. There are also some cosy sofa’s included here.

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Marilyn Monroe on a chair in the late 1950’s

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Various – Amor Joven (Discos Music Hall 12025) 195.

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Jose Marinho E Seu Conjunto – O Globo (Sinter …) 195.

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Red Nichols And His Five Pennies – The Red Nichols Story; For Collectors Only (Brunswick BL-54008) 195.

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The Cambridge Strings – Blue Strings (London SLC-93) 195.

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Various Artists – Schlager-Magazin (Polydor LP 45.175) 195.

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Pierre Dorsey – Musique Pour Toi … (Vogue LD-296-30) 195.

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Robert Farnon & His Orchestra – Light n’ Easy (Richmond B-20033) 1952

 

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Melachrino Orchestra – Music For Daydreaming (RCA LPM-1028) 1954

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Melachrino Orchestra – Music To Work And Study By (RCA Victor LPM-1029) 1954

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Frank Chacksfield And His Orchestra – Waltzes To Remember … (London LL-1603) 195.

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Woody Herman & Erroll Garner -Music For Tired Lovers (Columbia CL-651) 1955

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Eddie Haywood – O Homem Do Piano (Decca DL- …) 195.

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Roy Edridge Quintet – same (Columbia 10″ LP 33C 9005) 1955

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Perry Como – Relaxing With … (RCA LSP-1176) 1956

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Harry Arnold And His Orchestra – Let’s Listen (Mercury MG20100) 195.

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Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Ella & Louis (Verve MG V-4003) 1956

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Kenny Drew – I Love Jerome Kern (Riverside RLP-12811) 1956

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Annie Ross – Annie By Candlelight (Pye GGL-0316) 1956

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Eddy Arnold – Anytime (RCA Victor LPM-1224) 1956

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Cyril Ornadel & His Westminster Orchestra Of London – So Nice To Come Home (Rama RLP- 5003) 1956

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Roy Eldridge – Rockin’ Chair (Verve MGV-8088) 1957

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Don Bradley & His Orchestra – Dream (Hifi Variety …) 195.

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Coleman Hawkins / Manny Albam – The Hawk In Paris (Vik LX-1059) 1957

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Lee Konitz Quartet – Tranquility (Verve MG V-8281) 1957

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Ze Maria – Voce Quer Dancar? (Internacional CID-27013) 1957

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Ray Ellis – In Wonderland (Columbia CL-993) 1957

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Charles Eames with DSR Plastic Chairs in the early 1950’s

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Pat Boone – “Pat” (Dot DLP-3050) 1957

 

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Vincent Lopez & His Orchestra – Moments To Remember (Waldorf Music Hall Inc. MHK-33-1214) 1957

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Dolf Van Der Linden – Ongetrouwd Man Kamer (Capitol T-10058) 1957

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Dave Pell Octet – I Had The Craziest Dream (Capitol T-925) 1957

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Jorge Ferrari Hardoy’s Butterfly  Chair 1938

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Sarah Vaughan & Her Trio – Swingin’ Easy (Mercury MG-36109) 1957

 

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Jane Powell – The Girl Most Likely (Capitol W-930) 1958

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Julie London – Julie (Liberty LRP-3096) 1958

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Mitzi Gaynor – Mitzi (Verve MG V-2110) 1959

 

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Chet Baker – … Sings (Riverside RLP-12278) 1958

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Chet Baker – Angel Eyes (Italian Celson LPQ-25005) 1959

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Helen O’Connell – Green Eyes (Vik LX-1093) 1957

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Beverly Kenney – Born To Be Blue (Decca DL-8850) 1959

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Chet Baker – Groovy (Not Now Music CD NOT3CD044) 2010

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Fontanna & His Orchestra / Rene Duval – Cafe Continental (Mastersel MS-89) 1958

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Eero Saarinen’s Womb Chair 1948

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Chet Atkins – Mister Guitar (RCA Victor LSP-2103) 1959 (version #1)

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Chet Atkins – Mister Guitar (RCA Victor LSP-2103) 1959 (version #2)

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The Four Freshmen – The … And Five Guitars (Capitol T-1255) 1959

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Vicky Lane – I Swing For You (RCA Victor LPM-2056) 1959

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Phil Harrios – The South Shall Rise Again (RCA Victor LPM-1985) 1959

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Various Artists – Ritorno Al Operetto Vol. 2 (Hollywood Hi-Fi HE 3011) 195.

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Van Daval – Julia Y Otros Exitos Mas … *RCA Victor AVL-3247) 195.

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Sonny King – For Losers Only (Colpix CP-402) 1959

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Richard Maltby & His Orchestra – Music To Recline By In A Berkline Chair (RCA Custom) 195.

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Various Artists – Music To Relax By In Your Barcalounge (Columbia) 195.

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Francois Chantal – Cafes Of Paris (Coronet CX-129) 195.

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Various Artists – Invitation A No. 6 (Teppaz Lyon 30.514) 196.

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Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra – Dinner For Two (RCA Camden CAL-307) 196.

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Henri Rene & His Orchestra – In Love Again! (RCA Camden CAL-312) 196.

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Various Artists – As You Like It (Decca LF-1298) 196.

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Maurice Patton And The Melodions – One To Nine Walkin’ Patrina A Go-Go (…) 196.

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The Rhythm Maniacs – Exitos Del Momento (Belter 7″ EP 51.322) 196.

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Manny Albam – Double Exposures (Top Rank RS-613) 1960

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O.S.T. – Hawaiian Eye (Warner Bros. W-1355) 1960

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George Shearing & Nancy Wilson – Swingin’s Mutual (Capitol T-1524) 1961

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Leroy Holmes – Music For Crazy Mixed-Up People (MGM E-3608) 196.

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Sexteto Borinquen – Recordando El Ayer (Suyo SLP-1009) 196.

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Robert Johnson – King Of The Delta Blues Singers (Columbia CL-1654) 1961

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Lee Morgan – Expoobident (Vee Jay VJLP-3015) 1961

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Various – Danse Party Chez Dany Saval (Philips P-08439L) 1961

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Howlin’ Wolf – same (Chess LP-1469) 1962

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Johnny Griffin Quartet – The Kerry Dancers And Other Swinging Folk (Riverside RLP-9120) 1962

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Ahmad Jamal – All Of You (Argo LPS-691) 1962

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Wanda Jackson – Rockin’ With Wanda (Capitol T-1384) 1962

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Ray Conniff, His Orchestra & Chorus – The … Hi-Fi Companion (Philips 2LP B 47063/4 L) 1962

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Ann Margaret – … (Victor 7″ single SS-1510 ) 1962 (?)

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Robert Goulet – Sincerely Yours (Columbia CS-8731) 1962

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Charlie Barnet – ?!?!?!?!?!?! (Ava AS-10) 1962

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Brigitte Bardot – Brigitte (Philips 10″ LP 76.569 R) 1963

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Bert Henry – The Hard Way (Fax FAXLP-3005) 1963

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Siobhan McKenna & Cyril Cusack – The Chairs (Caedemon TRS-232) 1963

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Eames Lounge Chair 1956

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Walter Wanderley E Portinho – Orgao Sax Sexy (Philips P 632.721 L) 1964

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John Barry – Plays 007 And Other ’60’s Themes For Film And Television (Ember NR 5025 / El Records CD) 1965

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The Animals – Animalization (MGM SE-4384) 1966

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Bob Dylan on a chair

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Gunter Kallmann Orchestra & Chorus – In Hollywood (Four Corners Of The World FCS-4254) 196.

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How To Succeed In The Business Without Really Trying, O.S.T. by Various Artists (United Artists UAL-4151) 1967

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Rita Moss – Superb (Dot DLP-839) 1968

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Various – Stereo A La Carte (Decca S 16800-P) 1968

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Various – Stereo A La Carte 2 (Decca S 16850-P) 1968

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Various – Stereo A La Carte 3 (Decca S 16 860-P) 1969

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Miki & Griff – Those Rocking Chair People (Major Minor SMLP 55) 1969

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April Stevens – Intimate Songs (…) 196.

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Lee Hazlewood & Ann Margaret – The Cowboy & The Lady (LH LHI S-12007) 1969

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Various Artists – Philco Thinks Of You First … In Hollywood (Columbia Special Products CSPS 3630) 196.

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Round Chair by Eero Aarnio 1956

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Manuela – ABC (Telefunken 7″ single U-56114) 1970

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Delaney & Bonnie – To … (Atco SD-33-341) 1970

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Jerry Reed – Ko-Ko Joe (RCA SHP-LSP-4596) 1971

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Rocky Roberts – Ma Non Ti Lascio; Appassionatamente (Durium CN-A-9311) 197.

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Gene Farmer – Calypso Gene On The Scene (Dore LP-330) 1973

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Elza Soares – same (Tapecar LP-X-23) 1974

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Elton John – The Fox (Rocket Record Company TRAIN 16) 1981

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Camerata Canada – Musical Chairs; A Classical Music Fantasy For Children (Kids Records KRL-1003) 1982

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Belinda Carlisle – Belinda (I.R.S. IRS-5741) 1986

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Let’s Go Bowling – Music To Bowl By (Moon Ska MR‒027) 1991

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Tori Amos – Me And My Gun (East West CD Single YZ-0618 CD) 1991

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Brigitte Bardot – Best Of … (Philips 532 350-2) 1996

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Nathalie Merchant – Ophelia (Elektra 7559-62196-2) 1998

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Dimitri From Paris / Various – Music For The Playboy Mansion (Labels CDVIR105) 2000

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Eric Clapton – Me & Mr. Johnson (Reprise 9362-48423-2) 2004

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Diana Krall – Christmas Songs (Verve B0004717-02) 2005

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Amy Winehouse – Back To Black (Island 171 304-1) 2006

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Muse – Black Holes & Revelations (Warner Bros. HEL3002CDX) 2006

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Janine Jansen – same (Decca 475 011-2) 2003

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Janine Jansen – Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (Decca 475 6188) 2004

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Janine Jansen – Tchaikovsky (Decca 478 0651) 2008

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Spoon – Transference (Merge MRG-365) 2010

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Dwele – Greater Than One (EOne EOM-CD-2434) 2012

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Branford Marsalis Quartet – Four MF’s Playin’ Tunes (Marsalis Music MARS-0018) 2012

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Adult – The Way Things Fall (Ghostly International GI-181) 2013

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Oddities – The Good Fight (Mellow Music Group MMG00068-1) 2015

 

 

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Tom Waits with a chair

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