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You Call It Madness!

LP (Item 373161) Regent, Late 40s — Condition: Very Good+

Sublime work from Mr B – a collection of his earlier Savoy singles, assembled for a wonderful 50s album on the Regent label – and featuring some of the best jazz-based work in the classic Eckstine mode! As is well known, Billy's group of the time featured nothing but top-shelf jazz players – and the nature of the tunes on the set really let the best solo work come to the forefront. There's almost equal parts horn and piano solos as there are Eckstine vocal passages on the album – and titles include "Last Night", "Long Long Journey", "All I Sing Is Blues", "A Cottage For Sale", and "You Call It Madness".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Green label Regent pressing. Cover has a name in marker on the back and a large center split in the bottom seam.)

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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