JOHN LEE HOOKER How Long Blues LP 1964 FONTANA MONO 1st Press

End Price: GBP 155
(USD 222)
Start Price: GBP 3
End Date: 2015-09-07
   
Start Date: 2015-09-04

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Number of bids: 7
Country: Great Britain
Auctioned at:     ebay

JOHN LEE HOOKER How Long Blues LP 1964 FONTANA MONO 1st Press

Genre Blues
Sub-Genre Electric
Speed 33RPM
Record Size LP (12-Inch)

On offer here is a VERY rare LP (especially in this condition!!!!) by John Lee Hooker called "How Long Blues" (NOTE - for some reason in the UK Record Collector this LP is completely mis-titled 'The Folk Blues Of Hooker' - which is obviously NOT correct!) and is an ORIGINAL 1964 UK MONO 1st Pressing on the 1st Press Fontana label!!!!  THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND!!!!  THIS IS ONE OF JOHN LEE HOOKERS RAREST UK LPs EVER - AND VIRTUALLY NEVER TURNS UP FOR SALE!!!!  JUST TRY AND FIND ANOTHER ONE!!!!  BACK IN 1964 WHEN THIS LP WAS FIRST RELEASED IN THE UK, IT ONLY EVER SOLD IN ABSOLUTELY TINY AMOUNTS AND WAS ALMOST IMMEDIATELY DELETED!!!!  AS A RESULT IT IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND INCREDIBLY HARD TO LOCATE TODAY!!!!  NOT ONLY BUT THIS LP IS IN ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT CONDITION - AND HAS BARELY BEEN PLAYED AT ALL!!!!  JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICTURES!!!!  THIS IS THE ORIGINAL 1964 UK MONO 1ST PRESSING ON THE 1ST PRESS FONTANA LABEL, 1ST PRESS INNER SLEEVE, AND 1ST PRESS LAMINATED MONO COVER!!!!  THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY!!!!  This is the ORIGINAL Fontana UK 1st Pressing from 1964 and is in BRILLIANT condition!!!!  The record is pressed on THICK quality vinyl. The Cat. No is 688 700 ZL  on the ORIGINAL 1st Press Fontana label (see picture) and is a UK MONO 1st Pressing!!!!

The record labels are in AWESOME condition (see pictures) with NO wear, NO writing, and barely ANY spindle marks AT ALL!!!!  IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT THIS RECORD HAS BARELY BEEN PLAYED AT ALL!!!!  The vinyl is in SUPERB condition!!!!  Most of these 60s LPs had been to a lot of wild parties and are usually found totally worn out, and almost unplayable. This one is NOT and has NO scratches, NO hairlines, NO scufflines, only 2 or 3 ULTRA light TINY surface traces, and only a VERY few of the lightest paper scuffs only visible under light!!!!  ITS AS SIMPLE AS THAT!!!!  THE RECORD STILL RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL 'JUST PRESSED' LOOK AND LOOKS SUPERB!!!!  It is also great to find that the playing of the record is as STUNNING as the visual!!!!  It plays with NO pops, NO sticking, NO jumps, barely ANY crackle AT ALL, and only some EXTREMELY low level background sound on the run on grooves & gaps - NOT in the music AT ALL!!!!  The sound quality is simply SUPERB with NO groovewear and NO distortion either!!!!  The record must grade Excellent+ if not better!!!!  SUPERB RECORD!!!!  Believe me this record is NOT overgraded in ANY way!!!!  I use STRICT RC grading standards - it is not in my interest not to!!!! Brillant!!!!  The record also comes in its ORIGINAL 1st Press inner sleeve which is in SUPERB condition!!!!  The ORIGINAL 1st Press Laminated MONO Cover is in BRILLIANT condition!!!!  It has NO edge wear, NO spinal wear, only VERY slight corner wear (NOT through the colour!), only a VERY few light creases (cover is VERY flat looking indeed!), VERY shiny laminate, NO splits, only some very VERY minor evidence of 'tipping in' to the corner tips, NO annotations, only 1 TINY laminate lift in 1 corner, and NO writing!!!!  The opening edge is beautifully straight with barely ANY feathering AT ALL!!!!  Even the unlaminated back of the cover is in SUPERB condition with NO grubbyness, NO yellowing, NO rubbing, NO ringwear, and NO writing!!!!  The cover must grade Very Good++++ if not better!!!!  BRILLIANT COVER!!!!  THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY!!!!

HAVE A LOOK AT MY PICTURES - I DO MY BEST TO SHOW THE RECORD FROM ALL ANGLES AND MAKE THE PICTURES AS CLEAR AS POSSIBLE - THERE IS NOTHING TO HIDE!!!! It really is a GREAT looking LP and it is truly rare to find any copies of this MEGA RARE LP!!!!  THIS WILL BE YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO BUY AN ORIGINAL 1964 UK MONO 1ST PRESSING OF "HOW LONG BLUES" BY JOHN LEE HOOKER, IN ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT CONDITION!!!!  Dont forget to take a look at all my other items including many other TOP LPs and contact me with any queries you may have.  Postal discounts for multiple buys are always available - and I guarantee to ALWAYS undercharge on postage!  Paypal, Bank Transfers, Cheques, International Money Orders, and Postal Orders accepted. Thanks for looking! Cheers!!!!!

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On 22-Feb-15 at 04:51:54 GMT, seller added the following information:








PLEASE NOTE - I may be called in for an operation on Monday should the opening arise.  If so, there maybe a slight delay of sending of up to a week (but clearly it is likely to be far shorter as recovery times are thankfully quicker in this day and age).  Of course, I will still be contactable even in the hospital bed.  I will also schedule more auctions in advance anyway, so there will still be something to look at next week! 

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