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Babs

LP (Item 24119) Chiaroscuro, Early 60s/1981 — Condition: Very Good
$6.99 ...

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(€5.92 || £5.30 || ¥790) (approx.)

Hard to find reissue of one of Babs' earlier sides, recorded most likely for the Dauntless/Audio Fidelity label in the early 60s. The session appears to be a mix of live and studio tracks, with a group that features some of Babs' hip friends – like Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse, Roy Haynes, and Horace Parlan. Babs is in fine form on the album (is he ever not?) – and the record includes some of his best moody originals, like "Lullaby Of The Doomed" and "Lonely One" – plus more uptempo tracks like "Cool Cooking", "Speedy Gonzales", "Babs Mood For Love" and a hip rendition of "Le Continental". (Cover has light wear.)  © 1996-2017, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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.

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