Rhythm Band had dis-banded though a few of those players still appear on the LP, including drummer James Gadson and keyboardist Gabriel Fleming. The album was a realization of the kind of compositions Wright had been pushing towards throughout the early s: long, exploratory grooves that gradually unwound themselves. The shortest song on here clips in under 3 minutes but that's the exception: most of the other songs are between minutes, with one song - "Nonsense" - taking up nearly 17 minutes and all of an entire side of vinyl.
The album yielded no major hits though " A Mother's Love ," a slinky jam from the album's second half, found future life in various hip-hop samples. The album's cover features a bit of photographic magic, with Wright appearing in three different locations within the same panoramic shot.
This came courtesy of Michael Lawton , a pioneering panoramic photographer whose patented Cirama camera was used for the shoot. Lawton explained, in layman's terms, how the shot went down: "it's a scanning camera.
Film's going one direction, camera's going another direction, but you can slow this camera down, as much as 8 minutes or more. As the camera goes by, it's only looking at 3 or 4 degrees of angle. Some surmise Wright's cover may have inspired the panoramic gatefold cover for The Beastie Boys' album, Paul's Boutique but Lawton himself only ever did this one album project; by , his now-famous shot of Skylab launched a decade-long career at National Geographic.
Several of the Wright Sound, Inc. Here's what he had to share:. The Search: The building featured behind Wright, on the cover, has such a distinctive shape and color that it was easy to be mislead into thinking it was the Beverly Laurel Motor Hotel.
Fans of Swingers may recognize the hotel's lobby-level cafe. However, while the buildings looked to be a match on first glance, once Bobby began shooting, he immediately noticed: "it's not the same building. We were stumped; the Hotel had been our main lead and now we weren't sure where to go. As we walked in that direction, we looked on the north side of the block and there it was: the cover building, albeit now in a dull gray instead of the vibrant yellow and blue color scheme it boasted in the early s.
We crossed the street to where Lawton would have had this camera set-up and Bobby took a picture of the same block, now nearly 40 years later. The Verdict: The stores have changed but the basic architecture of both sides of the street remain the same. With the right panoramic feature on your phone, you could try to duplicate the shot '71 El Dorado, not included. Rumsey was a drummer and bassist, originally from Imperial County, who relocated to Los Angeles in the s.
In , Rumsey came across The Lighthouse , a Polynesian-styled bar on the Hermosa Beach Pier and convinced the owner to let him play there. By , Rumsey formally organized the Lighthouse All-Stars, one of the best known of the so-called "West Coast" jazz bands of the era.
Music For Lighthousekeeping was the band's last recording for the Contemporary imprint and enjoys a reputation as one of the band's better excursions into Latin-influenced fare. Jazz critic Ted Giola wrote a book about the West Coast jazz scene and sent me his take on the cover via email: "[Contemporary Records] wanted to evoke the mystique of the West Coast.
What they did in the s was no different than what Capitol Records did a decade later to sell surf music around the world Many photos were posed on the beach or in some stereotypically West Coast setting. The photos were supposed to present a fantasy image rather than reality The Search: As Giola indicates, the lack of an actual lighthouse at The Lighthouse meant that Rumsey had to turn 10 miles down to the coast, to the southwestern-most point in L. There, at Point Vicente , is a modest but elegant lighthouse, originally opened in Rising feet above sea level, the lighthouse sports a 5' lens , originally crafted in Paris in and came to L.
The lighthouse is open to the public The Verdict: You can duplicate the album cover shot but only on the second Saturday of each month - or the first Saturday in March. The original American incarnation of the series aired locally from to on the Boston station WCVB ; in , Norman Lear took over production, and a recast version aired nationally in the television season.
Facing cancellation, the series was then acquired by a Canadian firm who moved the production to Toronto , Ontario and recast it again, and lasted one more season as a Canadian series before ending its run in The series was the first " interactive " sitcom, depicting a middle-class St. Louis family. Each minute episode was split into two parts; the first half was a vignette dramatizing the events in the lives of the Baxter family, and the second was a live studio audience " talk show " segment where audiences were given the opportunity to participate and voice their opinions about the issues raised in that week's episode.
The Baxters were an "average" middle-class family living in a suburb of St. Naomi Derin Altay , was their adopted year-old daughter, Jonah Chris Petersen was their year-old son, and their youngest, Rachel Terri Lynn Wood was their year-old daughter.
The series followed the Baxter family as they dealt with various important and, in some cases, controversial, issues of the day. In one episode they were faced with whether to commit Mother Baxter to a nursing home; in another, whether the fact that Jonah's teacher was a homosexual would harm their son; and in another, Fred faced a dilemma over whether to turn a small, money-losing apartment house he owned into condominiums, thus forcing out some of the tenants.
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