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Open Fire Two Guitars

LP (Item 477560) Columbia, 1958 — Condition: Very Good

Sublime early work from Johnny Mathis – a session that really shows the jazzy charm he had at the start! The setting is as spare as you might guess from the title – no large orchestra, and instead just two guitars (played by Tony Mottola and Al Caiola) supporting Johnny's vocals in a very open-ended sort of way! Mathis' approach to the session is amazing – really stretching out with the lack of traditional structure, and really working those amazing tones and phrasings at a level that he would hardly ever match again on record. Titles include "Please Be Kind", "Embraceable You", "Open Fire", "Bye Bye Blackbird", "You'll Never Know", and "I'm Just A Boy In Love".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam held with clear tape.)

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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