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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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Head over heals

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Max Jacob and Fancis Poulenc   “Le Bal Masque”   Vega Records   Art by Joan Miro.

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Heavenly horns

Cool Gabriels Groove Records   (1956)   Andy Warhol illustration and design.

This rare and longtime hard-to-find album was conceived to show how enjoyable cool trumpets can sound. Featured “Cool Gabriels” are Conte Candoli, Nick Travis, Don Stratton, Bernie Glow, Phil Sunkel, Al de Risi and Dick Sherman.   With a rhythm section of Elliot Lawrence (p), Burgher Jones (b), Sol Gubin (d)

The tune contained in this album were selected specifically to give each “Gabriel” a chance to show his stuff and also to demonstrate the various moods that could be brilliantly exemplified with a trumpet ensemble. The fun that the musicians had making these recordings is apparent on every selection.

Elevation (Mulligan-Lawrence) 2:54 / Five O’Clock Shadow (Lawrence-Reichner) 3:56 / Happy Hooligan (Mulligan) 2:54 / Spooky (Cohn) 2:54 / Each Other’s Arms (Lawrence-Reichner-Glenn) 3:59 / The Swingin’ Scot 1 & 2 (Lawrence) 3:10 / Nick (Benson Brooks) 2:59 / Cupcake (Cohn) 2:59 / Mostly Latin (Lawrence) 2:21 / Love is Just Arround the Corner (Lawrence) 2:49 / Something Blue (Selden) 3:59

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Pictures at an Exhibition

George Siravo and His Orchestra   “Portraits in Hi-Fi”   Decca Records

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Daliwood?

“Dali in Venice”   London Records.   1962.

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Native dancer

Thunderbird Records Present “Indian Songs of the Southwest” (Gems for Collectors) Includes a paste on cover of native American art by Gerald Nailor from 1948. Interesting liner notes too.

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