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Royal Concert Of Duke Ellington Vol 1

LP (Item 362745) Aamco, Late 50s — Condition: Near Mint-

This one's always been a bit of an enigma – as the record's presented here with the auspicious "royal" title, yet contains no other liner notes to let you know where Duke's playing (if it's in fact a live set at all), when the recording happened, and who's in the band! The set's a pretty straightforward one – with Duke and the group working through some of their biggest numbers of the earlier years – all done in nicely-updated arrangements that feature some excellent solo work in the mode of the group's best 50s years. Titles on this first volume include "Cotton Tail", "Day Dream", "Jack The Bear", "Creole Love Call", "Unbooted Character", and "Stompy Jones".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Blue label pressing with deep groove.)

Near Mint - (minus)

  • Black vinyl that may show a slight amount of dust or dirt.
  • Should still be very shiny under a light, even with slight amount of dust on surface.
  • One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so. These marks cannot be too deep, and should only be surface marks that won't affect play, but might detract from the looks.
  • May have some flaws and discoloration in the vinyl, but only those that would be intrinsic to the pressing. These should disappear when the record is tilted under the light, and will only show up when looking straight at the record. (Buddah and ABC pressings from the 70's are a good example of this.)
  • May have some slight marks from aging of the paper sleeve on the vinyl.
  • Possible minor 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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