THE MASTERSOUNDS"THE KING & I"1957 USA-DEEP GROOVED WORLD PACIFIC LABELS.NR.MINT

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  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Apr 08,2012
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A FANTASTIC RARE 1957 AMERICAN JAZZ LP IN NEAR MINT CONDITION FEATURING THE MASTERSOUNDS(LINE UP BELOW*).

"THE KING AND I"-

JAZZ VERSIONS OF THE FILM AND SHOW TUNES.

THE LINE UP ARE AS FOLLOWS:
*MONK MONTGOMERY(FENDER ELECTRIC BASS)

BUDDY MONTGOMERY(VIBES)

RICHIE CRABTREE(PIANO)

BENNY BARTH(DRUMS)

IF YOU LOVE RARE ORIGINAL AMERICAN 1ST PRESSINGS OF JAZZ LPs-YOU WILL WANT TO OWN THIS FABULOUS ALBUM.

AN ORIGINAL USA 1957 MONO WORLD PACIFIC"DEEP GROOVED"LABELS ISSUE WITH THICK VINYL:PJM 405.

HARDLY ANY SURVIVE,ESPECIALLY AS GOOD AS THIS EXAMPLE OF AN ALBUM THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN ISSUED IN THE UK BUT EVEN IF IT WAS, ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND IN 2012!

I CAN'T RECALL SEEING THIS ISSUE BEFORE IN MY 25+ YEARS AS A DEALER SPECIALISING IN JAZZ VINYL! THE RECORD IS IN NEAR MINT CONDITION!

I WOULD SUGGEST THAT THE MAJORITY WOULD STATE MINT BUT IN MY OPINION MINT DOES NOT EXIST UNLESS YOU HAVE A SEALED ITEM BUT THIS COPY WILL BE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO IMPROVE UPON SO DO NOT MISS OUT!

IN DEPTH SLEEVE NOTES

-PLEASE SEE THE 2ND PHOTO FOR THE TRACK LISTING!

AN ESSENTIAL ALBUM FOR ANY JAZZ MUSICIAN TO STUDY THAT MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE ON CD!

THE FIRST DECENT COPY TO BE SEEN ON EBAY OR ANYWHERE IN YEARS FROM A RELIABLE SELLER,JAZZ FAN AND LONG TERM COLLECTOR!

FROM THE COLLECTION OF FORMER ESQUIRE RECORDS AND MAJOR JAZZ COLLECTOR AND MUSICIAN,THE LATE PETER NEWBROOK WHO PRESERVED HIS RECORDS USING TOP OF THE RANGE EQUIPMENT.

HE HAD STRONG CONNECTIONS WITH MANY AMERICAN JAZZ RECORD COMPANIES AS HE ISSUED MANY AMERICAN ALBUMS ON HIS ESQUIRE LABEL,HENCE HAVING THIS COPY SENT TO HIM WAY BACK IN 1957!

THERE IS THE WORD"BULL"FAINTLY RUBBER STAMPED TWICE AT THE BACK WHICH WAS AN INDUSTRY CODING FOR PROMOTIONAL COPY!

DUE TO THE SIZE OF HIS COLLECTION AND BEING VERY BUSY,THE MAJORITY OF HIS LPs HAD LESS THAN HALF A DOZEN PLAYS-MAYBE AS FEW AS A COUPLE AND THIS LP LOOKS AND SOUNDS AS IF IT HAS ONLY HAD ONE OR TWO PLAYS BEFORE MY ONE TESTING PLAY! WONDERFUL QUALITY!

MANY SHOPS WOULD ONLY GET THESE IMPORTED LPs TO SPECIAL ORDER AND IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN DELETED WITHIN A YEAR IN THE USA DUE TO LIMITED SALES AND QUITE POSSIBLY NOT ISSUED IN THE UK ,BUT EVEN IF IT WAS,WOULD BE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND IN 2012!

AMERICAN PRESSINGS ARE MUCH HARDER TO FIND AS IN 1957,VERY FEW PEOPLE IN THE UK COULD AFFORD OR FIND THE SPECIALIST IMPORT SHOPS WHO COULD OBTAIN THEM-REMEMBER HOW STRICT THE IMPORT SYTEM WAS IN THE UK!

MANY WERE THROWN AWAY OR AT LEAST BADLY DAMAGED DUE TO FAST HANDLING AS OFTEN THE CASE IN RADIO STATIONS OR BUSY REVIEWERS! SO OFTEN THESE PRESSINGS WERE RUINED ON OLD EQUIPMENT-THIS ONE IS IN GREAT SHAPE!

THE PRINT RUN FOR THESE LPs WOULD BE A FEW THOUSAND AT THE VERY MOST AND OF COURSE HOW MANY SURVIVE IN NEAR MINT CONDITION APPROX. 55 YEARS LATER??

LOOK AT HOW BRIGHT AND COLOURFUL THE FRONT COVER IS-NO WRITING OR REPAIRS!

A 6 CM SPLIT AT THE TOP CENTRE EDGE

AN ALBUM THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN RARE IN NEAR MINT CONDITION!

THE MAJORITY WERE PLAYED ON RADIOGRAMS,PORTABLE PLAYERS AND EVEN THE MOST CAREFUL FANS WOULD HAVE PLAYED IT DOZENS OF TIMES,THIS COPY HAS HAD HARDLY ANY PLAYS AT ALL!

MANY COPIES WERE PLAYED AND RUINED IN ERROR ON HEAVYWEIGHT GEAR!

THIS ONE HAS BARELY PLAYED WITH GLEAMING SURFACES,NO SURFACE MARKS AND HARDLY ANY SURFACE NOISE WHATSOEVER!

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AN UPGRADER/ULTIMATE COPY -

THIS COULD BE THE ONE FOR YOU!

IT IS TIME FOR ANOTHER DELIGHT FROM ONE OF THE UKs LEADING RECORD EXPERTS/DEALERS.

THIS 1957 MONO LP HAS INSPIRING JAZZ MUSIC THAT YOU WILL WANT TO ENJOY AGAIN AND AGAIN!

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A JAZZ COLLECTORS DREAM-PLEASE READ ON FOR IN DEPTH DETAILS!!

I HAVE NOT FOUND SUCH BREATHTAKING QUALITY FOR AN AMERICAN LP OF THIS VINTAGE FOR QUITE SOMETIME.THEY ARE SIMPLY NOT TURNING UP AS FREQUENTLY AS THEY DID,EVEN FIVE YEARS AGO.MOST HAVE NOW LEFT THE UK FOR THE COLLECTIONS OF JAPAN,AMERICA AND THE FAR EAST NEVER TO RETURN TO THE SELLING MARKET.

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