Reid Miles worked as art-director/graphic-designer for
Blue Note Records from about 1956 to 1966...Brilliant!
LP covers from AdamsMorioka’s blog Burning Settlers Cabin http://www.burningsettlerscabin.com/?tag=blue-note-records
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Midcentury Modern America : Marilyn Monroe meets Pierre Koenig.
An examination of advertising, architecture, art, design, music, performance, and the creative popular culture deluge, developed in the United States (specifically) during the 1950’s and 1960’s decades.
Jim Ward Morris (thesis) 2010.
Jim Ward Morris (thesis) 2010.
School Of Rock!
Many years ago, I first heard the line, “To change the system and to make a difference in this world you must be a part of the system." Well, today as I prepare for school...I prepare to make a difference.
Men who change diapers…change the world and make it better.
Men who teach...teach the world to change and make it better.
J W Morris
"To Sir With Love" 1967
Excellent movie about a public school teacher who makes life better.
When you’re lost in the rain in Juarez
When it’s Eastertime too
And your gravity fails
And negativity don’t pull you through
Don’t put on any airs
When you’re down on Rue Morgue Avenue
They got some hungry women there
And they really make a mess outta you
Now if you see Saint Annie
Please tell her thanks a lot
I cannot move
My fingers are all in a knot
I don’t have the strength
To get up and take another shot
And my best friend, my doctor
Won’t even say what it is I’ve got
The peasants call her the goddess of gloom
She speaks good English
And she invites you up into her room
And you’re so kind
And careful not to go to her too soon
As she takes your voice
And leaves you howling at the moon
Up on Housing Project Hill
It’s either fortune or fame
You must pick up one or the other
Though neither of them are to be what they claim
If you’re lookin’ to get silly
You better go back to from where you came
Because the cops don’t need you
And man they expect the same
Now all the authorities
They just stand around and boast
How they blackmailed the sergeant-at-arms
Into leaving his post
And picking up Angel who
Just arrived here from the coast
Who looked so fine at first
But left looking just like a ghost
I started out on burgundy
But soon hit the harder stuff
Everybody said they’d stand behind me
When the game got rough
But the joke was on me
There was nobody even there to bluff
I’m going back to New York City
I do believe I’ve had enough
Copyright©1965 Warner Bros. Inc, Renewed by Special Rider Music
I did not design this LP cover...but yet it is still extra cool (note the description HI-FI in the upper right hand corner). This midcentury album is way before the more popular STEREO version. I wish the term Hi-Fi (for HIGH FIDELITY SOUND) would make a come back.
mid-60's blackface tremolux amp made in Fullerton, CA.
early-60's blonde tremolux amp made in Fullerton, CA.