JOHN LEE HOOKER THE BLUES ORIGINAL 1962 CROWN MONO LP
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Â· JOHN LEE HOOKER - THE BLUES - 1962 CROWN RECORDS MONO LP CLP-5157
Â· GENUINE U.S. PRESSING
Â· VERY EARLY PRESSING CIRCA 1964 ON BLACK CROWN LABEL WITH MULTICOLOR LOGO
Â· ORIGINAL, THICK CARDBOARD COVER (AMERICAN STYLE)
Â· CLEAN, WEAR-FREE LABELS
Â· As far as we know, this album has NEVER been available on legitimate Compact Disc or in any other way, manner or format.
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This is one of the singularly historically important blues records: This great collection of early JLH recordings collects many of his pre-Chess and pre-VeeJay works, made for the fledgling "Modern" label. The songs here are stripped-down, unadorned, skeletal blues, mostly just John Lee Hooker's booming voice and bouncing guitar patterns. This is the spring-source of all his later recordings, and the root of much - if not all - of the modern blues and rock. Absolutely indispensable !!!! Miss it now and suffer with the Blues later!
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(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) 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 3:1.
(d) Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior, digital recording!!!
THE COVER IS NICE --- ABOUT EXCELLENT OR VERY GOOD++ (VG++).
The following flaws or imperfections are noted on the cover:
- Cover has a completely split bottom seam
- Cover has a partially split spine (between 1 and 2 inches / 2.5 to 5 centimeters)
- Minor shelf wear noted on the seams (nothing significant)
- Cover shows JUST A HINT of yellowing on both sides, apparently from aging.
NO OTHER IMPERFECTIONS ON THE COVER:
- No ring wear
- No cut-out (drill) holes.
- No cut-out corners
- No saw-marks or indents
- No dirt/dust rubbing stains (friction marks caused by rubbing against other covers)
- 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 bar codes
- No RIAA stamps or stickers.
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