Monday, December 12, 2022

Music Album Covers with Five People on Them – Quintets – Part 1

Composite image of 25 album covers featuring five people on them.
Composite image of 25 album covers featuring five people on them.

This is post 1 of 3 showing music album covers with people on them - almost always five group members. These albums with quintets range from the 1940s to the 1970s. (post2, post3)

The main reason why we create these music mosaics, and share them, is that album covers are still a great way to discover new music. Our criteria for selecting albums in this post are that all members are shown on the cover, the cover is visually interesting, and it’s music we are familiar with. That said, it leaves out a lot. 

There are many (many) groups that have five more or less stable members, but they are rarely seen on the album cover. If they are pictured, it’s typically on a compilation. The Millennium Series is always good for a picture of the group.

There is also the question of fluctuating numbers of group members, sometimes 5 but sometimes less or more in the history of the group. If they are five members on the cover, we feature the album.

The order of the albums is more or less alphabetical. It’s hard to order by date when dealing with compilations.

Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers - Their Greatest Recordings
Herman's Hermits - Their Greatest Hits
Little Anthony and the Imperials - The Best Of
Los Zafiros - Mirame Fijo
Manfred Mann - The Best Of

Ohio Express - Yummy Yummy Yummy - The Very Best of the Ohio Express
Paper Lace - Greatest Hits
Paul Revere and the Raiders - The Essential Ride 63 - 67
The Cadillacs - The Very Best Of
The Cascades - The Very Best of the Cascades

The Clovers - The Very Best Of
The Danleers - The Very Best Of
The De Marco Sisters - It's Been a Long, Long Time
The Del-Vikings - The Best Of
The Delta Rhythm Boys - Dem Dry Bones

The Five Blind Boys from Mississippi - Encore Collection
The Flamingoes - The Very Best of.jpg
The Miracles - Hi We're the Miracles (1961)
The Modernaires - The Modernaires with Paula Kelly
The Moonglows - The Best of

The New Seekers - Gold
The Platters - The Very Best of
The Sunshine Company - Happy is the Sunshine Company
The Surfaris - The Best of the Surfaris
The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight

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