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First, Lasting & Always

LP (Item 447642) Savoy, 1947 — Condition: Near Mint-

Early recordings by Johnny Hartman – a variety of material, most originally issued as singles during the late 40s. Backing is by swinging small groups that include players like Cozy Cole, Tyree Glenn, Tony Mottola, and Sanford Gold – and the arrangements are a bit more hard-edged than some of Hartman's later work, which really brings out a different side of his style. 10 tracks in all, including "Why Was I Born?", "Why Must I Be Tormented"?, "What's To Become Of Me?", "I'll Never Smile Again", "I Let a Song Go Out Of My Heart", "There Goes My Heart" and "Sometime Remind Me To Tell You".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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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