Monday, October 29, 2012

Wallace Berman's cover for Be-Bop Jazz Volume Two



Sadly I missed out in obtaining the above image.  Its a 78 rpm release of a recording with Charlie Parker - the first time I believe he as appeared on record.   The other "first" is that the cover was drawn by Wallace Berman, my Dad, when he was a teenager.   Very rare, in fact the package here photographed didn't have the disks inside.  Nevertheless it would have been great to have this, but at the same time I have no regrets.  The memory of something (even if its true or false) is more important than the object.   But i have to say I am rather proud that my Dad is both on the cover of Sgt. Pepper as well as being involved in Parker's first recording for a label.   That's pretty great.

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