Saturday, July 19, 2014

Saturday Morning Estate Sale: Marian & Jimmy McPartland

This Jazz Royalty couple lived and died in our town...

Margaret Marian McPartland, OBE (née Turner;[1] 20 March 1918 – 20 August 2013), was an English-American jazz pianist, composer and writer. She was the host of Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on National Public Radio from 1978 until 2011. (read more, courtesy wikipedia)

The Estate Sale was today. (but the lines to get in were long.)
So we took a walk around the block and saw this Mark 1 Yellow Mustang.
And this Red Chevy Impala. Hello Gorgeous!

THIS is the room that most people were interested in... it had an intense vinyl & cassette collection that spanned the decades.... some were autographed.

I was interested to see this Miro in person...

And this Don Kassel. (He did album cover art for so many artists)

"High As a Kite" by George Wettling 1952

My Friend Terry went back to swipe this beauty...

Piles of collateral about their life's work.

 (I have piles of collateral too, but IT IS MY LIFE'S WORK.)

This room was haunted by all-nighters from the past...

I could have spent all day thumbing through these old music mags...

1967 Down Beat: the 32nd Annual Reader's Poll.

I came home with this, after all that.

 Thing 3 asked me what it was, and I said:
"It's an ashtray."
He said:
"What's that?"


Magpie said...

so awesome.

Anonymous said...

Wow! How cool. She was an awesome lady. So talented. Gone but never, ever forgotten. RIP.