“Great Scott” The Bobby Scott Trio featuring Whitey Mitchell, bass and Bill Bradley, drums Bethlehem Records (1954) Design and illustration (in the style of David Stone Martin) by the legendary Burt Goldblatt. Liner notes by the great Ira Gitler ,(whom I’ve had the pleasure to meet and spend time with over the past 25 years). I love that after looking at records for more than 40 years (daily), that I can still find one like this that I’ve never seen!
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The Other Side of Benny Golson Riverside Records Design by Paul Bacon.
Silhouette Segments compiles radio spots by John Rydgren, the head of the American Lutheran Church . His radio show, “Silhouettes”, was the voice of hippies for God before anyone ever heard the word, “Jesus freak”. His psychedelic Christian Dj patter, in the style of Ken Nordine, is backed by fuzzy guitars and Summer Of Love grooves. A heady mix of peace, love, sex & Jesus. This and 100 other rare and unusual records from the LP Cover Lover archives are being put up for auction on eBay beginning on Monday, April 13th!
Guy Wernham “Contributions to the Delinquency of Minor Poetry” Private pressing on red vinyl Little is known about Guy apart from his work translating French literature. This is a one-of-a-kind, collector’s record of poetry in the beatnik style. This and 100 other rare and unusual records from the LP Cover Lover archives are being put up for auction on eBay beginning on Monday, April 13th!
“Prairie Dog” Duke Pearson with an octet featuing drummer Mickey Roker; Harold Vick on soprano; James Spaulding on flute and alto; bassist Bob Cranshaw; trumpeter Johnny Coles; tenor George Coleman; guitarist Gene Bertoncini; and Pearson on piano and celeste. Atlantic Records (1966) This is as fine as any date Pearson released for Atlantic, and grooves all the way through.
Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup Delmark Records “Look On Yonder’s Wall, Hand Me Down My Walking Cane” (1969). The human voice has rarely been as movingly rich as that of Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup nor has the human experience been so thoroughly mirrored as in the simple blues poetry of this big and gentle man from Mississippi. Some have commented that Crudup’s voice sounds similar to that of Elvis Presley but the truth is the other way around; Crudup wrote several of Presley’s hits and seems to have been an early Presley idol. – Delmark Records His last few gigs were with Bonnie Raitt. He passed away in 1974. You can see here in the design, the melding of blues legends into popular music and the youth culture of the sixties.