ELLA FITZGERALD LULLABIES OF BIRDLAND RARE ORIG 1956 DECCA MONO LP BLACK LBL N/M

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Start Price: USD 25
End Date: 2012-09-02
Start Date: 2012-08-23
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ELLA FITZGERALD LULLABIES OF BIRDLAND RARE ORIG 1956 DECCA MONO LP BLACK LBL N/M


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·       ELLA FITZGERALD – LULLABIES OF BIRDLAND – ORIGINAL 1953 DECCA RECORDS MONO LP DL-8149

 

·       ORIGINAL U.S. PRESSING

 

·       ORIGINAL BLACK, NON-GLOSSY (MATTE)  DECCA MONO LABEL WITH SILVER PRINT

 

·       DEEP GROOVE PRESSING

 

·       FLAT-EDGE PRESSING

 

·       THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, FIRST U.S. PRESSING; THIS IS NOT A REISSUE, AN IMPORT, OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING.

 

·       THICK CARDBOARD COVER, AMERICAN STYLE

 

·       BEAUTIFUL, WEAR-FREE LABELS

 

·       THICK, HEAVY VINYL PRESSING

 

·       MACHINE-STAMPED MATRIX NUMBER IN TRAIL-OFF VINYL (DEAD WAX) OF THE RECORD

 

(PLEASE SEE THE IMAGE OF THE COVER, LABEL OR BOTH, SHOWN BELOW)

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While Ella Fitzgerald would continue to records critically and commercially acclaimed albums after her DECCA tenure (1945-1955), notably for Norman Granz` Verve family of labels, many Jazz vocals aficionados, ourselves included, feel very strongly that she reached her creative and artistic peak during these early years, in which she recorded five albums for DECCA.

 

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·                               CONDITION:

 

·                               RECORD

 

 (IMPORTANT NOTE: unless otherwise noted, ALL records are graded visually, and NOT play-graded!; we  grade records under the strong, diffuse room light or discrete sunlight)

 

(a)          WE GRADE THE VINYL AS EXCELLENT. This is one of those albums that are somewhat difficult to grade. It is somewhere between VG++ and NEAR MINT, just a notch below NEAR MINT. A few light abrasions ARE visible, but they are extremely shallow, superficial  and only moderately visually distracting (nothing significant).For the most part, the vinyl looks impeccable without any MAJOR visual flaws or imperfections. Much of the original luster is intact, and the vinyl shines and sparkles almost like new.

 

(b)          The record is pressed on a beautiful, thick, inflexible vinyl, which was usually used for the first or very early pressings. Usually, the sound on such thick vinyl pressings is full-bodied, vivid, and even dramatic. Do not expect to obtain such a majestic analog sound from a digital recording!

 

(c)           The record comes in the original stock inner sleeve.

 

(d)          This is the original deep groove pressing.

 

(e)           This is the original flat-edge pressing

 

(f)            True Stereo copies of this album are NOT known to exist.

 

(g)          Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior, digital recording!!!

 

 

·       COVER

 

THE COVER IS NICE --- ABOUT EXCELLENT OR VERY GOOD+++.

 

The following flaws or imperfections are noted on the cover:

 

-         Cover has a partially split bottom seam (less than 1 inch / 2.5 centimeters)

 

-         Cover has some light ring wear (nothing significant); On the scale from 1 to 10 (1 being the least, and  10 being the most severe), we assess the severity of ring wear as 2 (front side) and 3 (back side)

 

-         Back cover has circular tarnish (grayish, dust-covered sections, which closely follow the contour of the record),  probably caused by friction or by rubbing against other covers during the storage. The tarnish is similar in appearance to a common ring wear, but, UNLIKE ring wear, these grayish areas may be possible to clean up with a minor effort and with a right cleansing solution.

 

-         Cover shows some light yellowing on back side, apparently from aging  (nothing significant).

 

-         Minor shelf wear noted on the seams (nothing significant)

 

NO OTHER IMPERFECTIONS ON THE COVER:

 

-        No cut-out (drill) holes.

-        No cut-out corners

-        No saw-marks or indents

-        No wrinkles or creases

-        No writing

-        No stamps

-        No tearing: no chips, dents or nicks on the seams

-        No peel-off marks

-        No stains

-        No mold or mildew spots

-        No stickers or labels

-        No water damage

-        No razor marks, scratches, pressure marks, lines, streaks, or  cuts.

-        No warping

-        No wax, glue, paint or liquid drops on the cover

-        No glue traces or wax residue.

-        No bar codes

-        No RIAA stamps or stickers. 

 

 

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