Tania Maria – Funky Tamborim [1984]

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Athens, Georgia – Hand selected vinyl for listening enjoyment on this first day of Fall. Really, there is nothing finer. Desolation Boulevard and On The Rise are old faves. Twins is an Ornette Coleman compilation of works from the 1960s and outtakes. The Fela Kuti/ Ginger Baker collaboration is new to me. Baker is featured on two tracks. I cannot wait to hear this cornucopia of sound.

Twins [Atlantic/ 1971] – Ornette Coleman

Desolation Boulevard [RCA/ 1974] – The Sweet

Live! [Regal Zonophone/ 1971] – Fela Ransome-Kuti and The Africa ’70 with Ginger Baker

On The Rise [Tabu/ 1983] – The S.O.S. Band

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Athens, Georgia – All hail the vinyl. I’ve got a few solid titles for listening to today. Please, let me share.

Rick James’¬†“High on Your Love Suite/One Mo Hit (Of Your Love)” is glorious. Know this. Rickie Lee Jones’ debut album was selected for no particular reason. Cecil Taylor. If you follow me here [or, on Instagram], you know I am a major fan of the eighty-eight year old avant-garde jazz pianist/composer. Taylor’s work is not for the faint at heart. Dark To Themselves is perfection.

evergreen + baby blue colorblocked “Ski Chalet Moto ’74” sunglasses

bamboo eyewear hardshell case

Bustin’ Out of L Seven [Gordy/ 1979] – Rick James

Rickie Lee Jones [Warner Bros./ 1978] – Rickie Lee Jones

Dark To Themselves [Onja/ 1976] – Cecil Taylor Unit

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Yesterday, all of this was on my porch. A sealed and addressed¬†box, sent through time and space. Not so freaky, my friend. New chapter. Different book. But, there’s that one passage which runs throughout regarding love and friendship. Smooshy, you are the best.

assorted goodies + goods

Over-nite Sensation [DiscReet/ 1973] Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention

June 1, 1974 [Island/ 1974] – Kevin Ayers/ John Cale/ Eno/ Nico

 

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“Today, a historic solar eclipse – with soundtrack brought to you by Farmer and Gryce. How’s that for something crisp and refreshing?”

Fentiman’s Rose Lemonade

Red + White + Blue paper drinking straws [Jonathan Adler]

When Farmer Met Gryce [Prestige Records/ 1955] – Art Farmer + Gigi Gryce

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“Late this afternoon, I scored this copy of ‘Cecil Taylor Unit’ for two dollars while thrifting. This title has been on my list forever. It’s in very good condition. (I) almost didn’t hang in there (i.e., keep crate digging) due to the copious amounts of empty covers. Far out, man.”

cobalt blue oversized Wayfayer-style sunglasses

1970s vintage woven sunburst totebag

Cecil Taylor Unit [New World/ 1978] – Cecil Taylor

Escape

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From the pages of assorted fashion tomes – high dollar, classic summer looks from forty years ago [August, 1977].

Live in it. Love in it. Swim in it.

Escape.

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jet black oversized cat-eye sunglasses

gold metal oversized triangle shaped hair barrette

black vegan leather choker with gold metal hardware

silver metal square brooch

lucite cane

Eric Dolphy at the Five Spot [Volume I] [Prestige Records/ 1961] – Eric Dolphy