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Easy Living

LP (Item 24189) Regent, 1956 — Condition: Very Good+

Mary Ann McCall never cut very many records in the 50s – but all of them are pretty darn great, and this one's no exception! The set's a great balance of mainstream swing vocals and slightly more soulful arrangements – penned and led here by Ernie Wilkins, and played by a group that includes Zoot Sims, Seldon Powell, Pee Wee Moore, Nat Pierce, and Kenny Clarke. McCall romps easily through the upbeat numbers – giving them a feel that's lively, but never too playful – and she burns even better on the mellower tracks, which make good use of her slightly-dusky vocals. Titles include "Mean To Me", "Shake Down The Stars", "It's Been So Long", "Deed I Do", and "It's You Or No One".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Green label pressing with wide deep groove. Vinyl has a mark that clicks just a bit on "Deep Purple". Cover has some light stains and small tears in back.)

Very Good + (plus)

  • Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
  • Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
  • Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail.
  • This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have some signs of use (although not major ones).
  • May have slight surface noise when played.

Additional Marks & Notes

If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.



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