Saturday, December 10, 2016


Artist: Dee Dee Bridgewater
Album: Just Famly
Label: Elektra
Catalog: 6E-119
Year: 1978
Genre: soul
Grading: VG+ cover / VG+ LP
Cover Photo: not listed
Art Direction: not listed
Grade: **** stars

I've purposely avoided including cheesecake covers in this list.  There's nothing wrong with your standard metal band cover with a scantly clad babe sprawled on a hot rod, or straddling a guitar, etc.  There are literally thousands of such covers out there.  They're so common, they just don't rise above the noise.

The cover to Dee Dee Bridgewater's "Just Family" is something totally different.  Showing the silhouette of a very pregnant Bridgewater (with her second child), the cover certainly didn't leave a great deal to the imagination, but with the sun beaming down on her against the backdrop of a bright blue sky and an endless expanse of barren salt lake, it was striking cover.

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