Duke Ellington, Masterpieces, ( SEALED ) Original 1951
  $   91

 


$   91 Sold For
Aug 21, 2018 End Date
Aug 19, 2018 Start Date
$   70 Start price
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Description

The record is Sealed!  I am listing this record as used only to separate it from the (NEW) modern represses,

This is the real deal ! Original Columbia Pressing.

>>>Own A Piece Of Recording History<<<

The record is sealed, There is one small tear in the cellophane on upper right side.

There is some discoloration on back cover from age. Note: Sealed Original  * Rare *          

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About this record:

Recorded in New York on December 18, 1950 these four tracks were Ellington's first LP in the 12" format, issued on Columbia's Masterworks imprint, and it is among the earliest such LPs released by Columbia (1951). Containing three proven compositions, the fourth (The Tattooed Bride) was first played in 1948 in concert, and recorded in a studio session only now.

DUKE ELLINGTON'S FIRST 12 INCH LP ON A RARE ORIGINAL LABEL EX FIRST PRESSING!!!  THIS IS THE HOLY GRAIL OF ELLINGTON'S COLUMBIA LP'S!!!

The cover is VG+ ,Not bad for this 70 year old record  nice!!! A great copy of this incredibly rare 1st press LP!!! Don't let this super nice heavy vinyl deep groove mono copy get away!

 

DUKE ELLINGTON "MASTERPIECES" COLUMBIA DEEP GROOVE MONO 1E HOLY GRAIL EX!

The four selections contained here catapulted the Maestro Ellington into the LP era, as the great composer/arranger/pianist and his matchless orchestra took full advantage of the possibilities afforded by magnetic tape recording and the still-new 33 1/3 RPM LP to, for the first time, capture uncut concert arrangements of their signature songs.

 

Duke was joined for this album by a virtuoso supporting cast: Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (piano). Russell Procope, Paul Gonzalves, Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Hamilton (saxophone). Nelson Williams, Andrew Ford, Harold Baker, Ray Nance, William Anderson (trumpet). Quentin Jackson, Lawrence Brown, Tyree Glenn (trombone). Mercer Ellington (horn). Sonny Greer (drums). Wendell Marshall (bass). Yvonne Lanauze (vocals).

 

TRACKS:

 

MOOD INDIGO

 

SOPHISTICATED LADY

 

THE TATTOOED BRIDE

 

SOLITUDE

 

Masterpieces By Ellington shines from an astonishingly brief period of history that gave the recording industry two of its greatest achievements — the introduction of magnetic tape recording and the 33 1/3 LP, or long-playing record.

 

Four years. That's all it took to go from the discovery by Americans, of German advancements in the field of sound recording, to the marketing of tape decks in the U.S. by the Ampex company, to Columbia's unveiling of its 12” LP, and the first long-playing record to be sold to consumers.

 

The four selections contained here catapulted the Maestro Ellington into the LP era, as the great composer/arranger/pianist and his matchless orchestra took full advantage of the possibilities afforded by magnetic tape recording and the still-new 33 1/3 RPM LP to, for the first time, capture uncut concert arrangements of their signature songs.

 

Duke was joined for this album by a virtuoso supporting cast: Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (piano). Russell Procope, Paul Gonzalves, Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Hamilton (saxophone). Nelson Williams, Andrew Ford, Harold Baker, Ray Nance, William Anderson (trumpet). Quentin Jackson, Lawrence Brown, Tyree Glenn (trombone). Mercer Ellington (horn). Sonny Greer (drums). Wendell Marshall (bass). Yvonne Lanauze (vocals).

 

This album wouldn't have been possible without a chain of events starting at the end of World War II. Recorded in December 1950, just five years after Germany fell to the Allies, revealing the Germans' advances in magnetic tape recording, Ellington's master work holds its wonder still today and the recording quality hands-down betters the sound of many modern-day albums. 

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Goldmine Grading System:

  • Mint (M)   Absolutely perfect in every way. Certainly never been played, possibly even still sealed. (More on still sealed under "Other Considerations"). Should be used sparingly as a grade, If at all.
  • Near Mint (NM or M-)   A nearly perfect record. Many dealers won't give a grade higher than this implying (perhaps correctly) that no record is ever truly perfect. The record should show no obvious signs of wear. A 45 RPM or EP sleeve should have no more than the most minor defects, such as almost invisible ring wear or other signs of slight handling. An LP cover should have no creases, folds, seam splits or other noticeable similar defects. No cut-out holes, either. And of course, the same should be true of any other inserts, such as posters, lyric sleeves and the like. Basically, an LP in near mint condition looks as if you just got it home from a new record store and removed the shrink wrap. Near Mint is the highest price listed in all Goldmine price guides. Anything that exceeds this grade, in the opinion of both buyer and seller, is worth significantly more than the highest Goldmine book value.


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