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Ellingtonia '56

LP (Item 22891) Verve, 1956 — Condition: Very Good
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Hodges leads a core group of Ellington's best players – like Ray Nance, Cat Anderson, Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves, and others – through a nice set of swing tunes, laid out in arrangements that give the soloists lots of space, and which groove with a strong small group Verve mode. Titles include "Texas Blues", "The Happy One", "You Got It Coming", "Snibor", and "Hiya".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Yellow label Norgran pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear, aging, and some seam splitting.)

Very Good

  • Vinyl can have some dirt, but nothing major.
  • May not shine under light, but should still be pretty clean, and not too dirty.
  • May have a number of marks (5 to 10 at most), and obvious signs of play, but never a big cluster of them, or any major mark that would be very deep. Most marks should still not click under a fingernail.
  • May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well, with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song, but never throughout a whole song or more.
  • This is clearly a copy that was played by someone a number of times, but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.

Additional Marks & Notes

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