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JOHN LEE HOOKER – HOUSE OF THE BLUES – 1960 CHESS RECORDS MONO LP 1438
GENUINE U.S. PRESSING
VERY EARLY PRESSING
CIRCA 1962/63 ON ALL-BLUE CHESS LABEL WITH SILVER PRINT (THIS IS NOT A MID-60s
PRESSING ON BLUE-FADES-TO-WHITE LABEL).
MONSTROUSLY RARE MONO
PRESSING, MANY TIMES RARER THAN FAKE (“ELECTRONICALLY RECHANNELLED”) VERSION
THIS IS NOT AN IMPORT, RECORD CLUB RELEASE OR A
ORIGINAL, THICK CARDBOARD COVER (AMERICAN STYLE)
THICK, HEAVY VINYL
CLEAN, WEAR-FREE LABELS
THE RECORD HAS A 'SHELDON' MACHINE STAMP IN THE TRAIL-OFF VINYL
(DEAD WAX) AREA, WHICH IS GENERALLY CONSIDERED A PROOF OF AUTHENTICITY OF THE
FIRST PRESSING (WE ARE ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE THAT THIS
PRESSING WAS MADE FROM THE SAME STAMPERS AS THE BLACK LABEL PRESSING)
As far as we know,
this album is currently out of print and unavailable on Compact Disc, or in any
(►PLEASE SEE THE
IMAGE OF THE COVER, LABEL OR BOTH, SHOWN BELOW)
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is NOT a "recycled" image from our previous auction. What you see is what you’ll
This album collects the
1951-1954 efforts by the Hook. Some important titles here: an ominous
"Leave My Wife Alone," and the stark "Sugar Mama" and
"Ramblin' by Myself," and with Eddie Kirkland on second guitar,
"Louise" and "High Priced Woman."
(EXCERPT FROM AN ONLINE REVIEW BY BILL DAHL, ALL MUSIC GUIDE /ALLMUSIC.COM/)
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records are graded visually, and NOT play-graded!; we grade records under the strong, diffuse room light or discrete
WE GRADE THE VINYL AS STRONG VERY GOOD+ .
CAUTION: The vinyl is NOT MINT or NEAR MINT, but is nevertheless in a
very nice and clean condition. There are some surface marks and abrasions,
mostly light and superficial, although some may be longer than 1.1/4 inches (1
inch = 2.5 centimeters)
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!
Mono pressing of this title is much rarer, and by far more preferable to its FAKE ("electronically
rechannelled") stereo counterpart. We estimate that FAKE stereo copies of
this album outnumber monos by a ratio of at least 15:1.
Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior,
THE COVER IS NICE --- ABOUT VERY GOOD++ (VG++).
The following flaws or
imperfections are noted on the cover:
Back cover has some light yellowish stains, probably from
exposure to humidity (nothing
significant) (less than 5 square inch in size.
Cover has some writing on its back side (name of the
previous owner written in thin red marker, about ½ x 1 inches in size)
Back cover has a few yellowish dust speckles scattered here
and there (these tiny spots are not overly obtrusive or distracting)
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 both sides, apparently
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 4 (back side)
Minor shelf wear noted on the seams (nothing significant)
Cover has a few tiny wrinkles along the spine
Cover has a visible wrinkle (crease) in the cardboard base
on the front panel
NO OTHER IMPERFECTIONS
ON THE COVER:
No split seams
No cut-out (drill) holes.
No cut-out corners
No saw-marks or indents
No tearing: no chips, dents or nicks on the seams
No peel-off marks
No mold or mildew spots
No stickers or labels
No water damage
No razor marks, scratches, pressure marks, lines, streaks, or cuts.
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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