Beatles With Records – Part Ten

Thanks to two very observant readers here are two updates for The Beatles With Records – Part Eight.

In that post there is a great image of the very early Beatles on stage. Behind them is a curtain with lots of record covers pinned to it:

(click image to see a larger version)

We got to identify a fair few of the LP covers that you can see in this picture (in previous posts on this subject – see below for links). However, there was one that I couldn’t quite make out. Have a look at the cover in the picture above between John and Paul. Turns out – and thanks to reader Jorges Morales – that it’s this LP from 1956:

It’s The Modern Jazz Quartet’s “Fontessa” – [SD 1231] on Atlantic Records.

“Fontessa” is a 1956 album. It was the first of the MJQ’s albums released on Atlantic.

The Modern Jazz Quartet would much later briefly become signed to the Beatles’ own Apple record label in the late 1960’s. They had two records released by Apple in 1969 – “”Under the Jasmine Tree” and “Space“:

We’ve been able to identify one other LP cover in a picture on The Beatles With Records – Part Eight. It is from this one below of Ringo at home with his mother and father:

We were able to identify that Ringo was holding the self-titled James Ray LP “James Ray“.

But look closely at the record player/radiogram on their left-hand side. On the floor they’ve got some LP covers lined up against it. On the very far right of the photo just under the radio dial (partly obscured) you can just spot a copy of “James Brown – Live at the Apollo” from 1962:

Thanks so much to Lammert for that info – and if you have any other LP covers you can identify in the “Beatles with Records” series please email me at:

You can see the other parts in “The Beatles with Records” series here:  Parts 123467 , 89111213141516 and 17.

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