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Nothing earth shattering but I was happy for my first trip out in a decade. In particular I was really happy to get the Howard Roberts record. And Tomita’s version of Claire de Lune is my favorite. And the Gary Burton record is mostly weirdo jazz but his version of Norwegian Wood is beautiful. And the Herbie Mann record doesn’t suck either, believe it or not. His version of “I’m coming home” is good.I probably spent more than I should have and there were a few duds (not pictured). One of those Timmy Digalot RULES- just because it has the word “soul” or “funky” does not mean it will have soul or be funky. Even if there are Afros on the cover.
I was thinking about this again the other day and what a genius album cover it is. The photographer was a guy named Jim McCrary and if you look him up on 'scogs the number of album covers he photographed is astonishing:
Anyways, they had this young and presumably pretty model, and then they got this belt buckle, and I imagine they went back and forth on how to pose the model but still make sure you can see the belt buckle and then somebody had the idea of zooming in, and just getting that sexy hip curve, and then they all high five and get ready to take the shot - but wait a second. Old Jim notices a bit of camel toe happening in the model's jeans. He pauses and wonders to himself "do I say something? is that creepy? Am I allowed to say Camel Toe? Is it worse if I photograph it and don't say anything at all? Will she be mad??"
Well old Jim took the picture without saying anything. The album comes out. Camel Toes prove surprisingly popular and the album sells well. The model - we don't know her name - takes one look at the album cover and is shocked and furious. Not only can you not see her face, but they appear to have zoomed in on her camel toe instead. Why didn't anyone tell her??? This was supposed to be her big break! She was supposed to be the next Whipped Cream And Other Delights Girl!! She calls her agent immediately and demands that her name not be associated with it. And that is why she is not credited. She is now a chain smoker in a truck stop in Idaho. She wears sweatpants. Exclusively.
I just made all of that up, but it all adds up so i'm just gonna say it is true.
I'll stand by for Mr. Scott himself to arrive.