LOUIS ARMSTRONG PLAYS W.C. HANDY RARE '55 COLUMBIA "SIX EYE" MONO LP DG NM
  $   62

 


$   62 Sold For
May 23, 2014 End Date
May 18, 2014 Start Date
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WE CURRENTLY HAVE   NEARLY 400   LISTED ITEMS

 

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·       LOUIS ARMSTRONG – LOUIS ARMSTRONG PLAYS W.C. HANDY -  1954 COLUMBIA RECORDS MONO LP CL-591

 

·       GENUINE  U.S. PRESSING

 

·       VERY EARLY PRESSING CIRCA 1956/57 ON  RED AND BLACK COLUMBIA 'SIX EYE' MONO LABEL

 

·       SECOND VERSION OF THE COVER: THE BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS OF BOTH ARTISTS, NOT THE FIRST VERSION, WHICH SHOWING ONLY THE BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO OF LOUIS ARMSTRONG (WITHOUT W.C. HANDY) AGAINST THE WHITE AND ORANGE BACKGROUND

 

·       DEEP GROOVE PRESSING

 

·       THIS IS NOT AN IMPORT, RECORD CLUB RELEASE OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING.

 

·       ORIGINAL, THICK CARDBOARD COVER (AMERICAN STYLE)

 

·       ORIGINAL GLOSSY, LIGHTLY LAMINATED COVER

 

·       CLEAN, WEAR-FREE LABELS

 

·       THICK, HEAVY VINYL PRESSING

 

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

 

·       MATRIX NUMBER IN TRAIL-OFF VINYL (DEAD WAX) ENDS WITH '-1B/-2D'.  ON SOME LABELS,  SUFFIX '–1' DENOTES THE VERY FIRST, ORIGINAL PRESSING)

 

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

(Note: this is a REAL image of the ACTUAL item you are bidding on. This is NOT a "recycled" image from our previous auction. What you see is what you’ll get.  GUARANTEED!)

 

 

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This recording was not only Louis Armstrong's finest record of the 1950s but one of the truly classic jazz sets. Armstrong and his All-Stars (trombonist Trummy Young, clarinetist Barney Bigard, pianist Billy Kyle, bassist Arvell Shaw, drummer Barrett Deems, and singer Velma Middleton) were clearly inspired by the fresh repertoire, 11 songs written by W.C. Handy. Their nearly nine-minute version of "St. Louis Blues" (with witty vocals, roaring Young trombone, and a couple of long majestic trumpet solos) is arguably the greatest version of the oft-recorded song. Other highlights include "Loveless Love," "Beale Street Blues," and a romping version of "Ole Miss Blues." Essential music for all serious jazz collections.

 

(EXCERPT FROM AN ONLINE REVIEW BY SCOTT YANOW, ALL MUSIC GUIDE  /ALLMUSIC.COM/)

 

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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  (WEAK) NEAR MINT. Some VERY LIGHT AND SUPERFICIAL abrasions – mostly sleeve scuffs -  are (barely) visible, but are probably inaudible,  and do not affect visual integrity or beauty of the vinyl. The original luster is very much intact, and the vinyl shines and sparkles almost like new.

 

(b)          The record is STILL in its original inner, perforated plastic baggy, which has - apparently with success - shielded the record from the harmful impact of elements over many years!

 

(c)           The record has a "deep groove" (an indent in the label about 1/2-inch from the edge of the label, which on SOME labels is associated with very early or first pressings).

 

(d)          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!

 

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

 

 

·       COVER (THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, LIGHTLY LAMINATED, GLOSSY COVER):

 

THE COVER IS NICE --- ABOUT VERY GOOD++ (VG++).

 

The following flaws or imperfections are noted on the cover:

 

-        Cover has a partially split bottom seam (between 2 and 4 inches  / 5 to 10 centimeters)

 

-        Cover has a partially split spine (between 2 and 4 inches  / 5 to 10 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 3

 

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

 

-         The cover has a few tiny scratch marks on the front side  (nothing significant)

 

-         Cover has a few tiny wrinkles along the spine

 

-         Cover has some visible fraying/tattering on the spine and the bottom seam.

 

-         Cover has a visible "wrinkle"(crease)  in one of the corners.    (VISIBLE ON BACK SIDE ONLY)

 

-         Cover has two corners slightly worn / dinged  (nothing significant)

 

NO OTHER IMPERFECTIONS ON THE COVER:

 

-        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 writing

-        No stamps

-        No peel-off marks

-        No stains

-        No mold or mildew spots

-        No stickers or labels

-        No water damage

-        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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