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Carving Bird

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Charlie Parker on Verve/Barclay Records (France)  Lover Man, etc.  With his quintet featuring Red Rodney, John Lewis, Ray Brown and Kenny ‘klook” Clark.

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Watercolor memories

“Acker in Paris”  Mr. Acker Bilk   Stern Musik Records (Germany)  (1965)

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Blues and the Abstract Truth

Zoot Sims “The Art of Jazz”  Seeco Records  With Bob Brookmeyer, Milt Hinton, Gus Johnson and John Williams  (1963)

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Let’s dance

David Bowie   “Without You”   b/w “”Criminal World”   EMI Records   (1983)   Keith Haring illustration.     (Personal aside:   I saw Keith Haring twice, once, in 1982 when he came up to Bard College and covered the art center with his graffiti of   radioactive babies.   Then again in 1989 (the year before he died) at the big Andy Warhol retrospective at MOMA.   Okay, maybe not a classic anecdote, but there you go.)

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Rhythm notion

Piano Percussion In Rhythm   Arthur Cohen   ACORN Records   Cover design by Frank Parisi

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Street tart

Jair Pimentel   “Pintando O Sete”

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Hang it up

LP COVER LOVER loves this frame made for displaying and hanging your favorite cover art.   I recently got this easy-to-use, affordable and stylish art frame from a company called Rock on Wall Record Frames out of France.   Check it out.   I used mine for The Hanleys   “A Privilege, Lord” on Zion Records.

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Worlds of whimsy

Check this out! John Purlia’s Wonderland of Wind-up Fun John uses great old LP covers as backdrops for his colorful diaramas of miniatures, toys, blocks, doll heads, coins and whatever else he finds.   Eye candy galore!

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Indiana wants me

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“Blues Helping”   Love Sculpture   Rare Earth Records (1967)   Love Sculpture was a British band that formed in Cardiff in 1966 out of the remnants of another local band called The Human Beans. The band, featuring lead guitarist Dave Edmunds (Right), John Williams on bass, and drummer Bob “Congo” Jones disbanded in 1970 after two LPs, this is their first. (Edmunds then went on to success with the number one song “I Hear You Knocking” and “I Knew the Bride (When She Used To Rock and Roll)” and then with Nick Lowe formed the band Rockpile.)

“Blues Helping” is pretty straight forward British blues rock with covers of “Summertime,” “Wang Dang Doodle,” and “Shake Your Hips”

Below is Robert Indiana’s “Love Sculpture” located on the corner of 6th Avenue and 55th Street in Manhattan, NY.

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Below is the album cover for “Renegade” by Rage Against The Machine which parodies the “Love” sculpture.   (Neither Robert Indiana nor Rage have any other connection with the “Blues Healing” LP that started this ramble.   None that I know of that is.)

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When I paint my masterpiece

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Federico Moreno Torroba y su orquesta en Pinceladas Musicales de Agustin Lara   TK Records

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