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Park Avenue Hillbilly

LP (Item 478962) Capitol, Early 50s — Condition: Very Good

Wonderful work from Dorothy Shay – a very unusual singer for her time, and in a backwards way, almost a force in mainstreaming country music in later years! As the title implies, Dorothy's a bit of a "Park Avenue Hillbilly" – in that she sings country themes, but in a style that's less hillbilly and more in the mode of some of the straighter female vocalists of the time. She's working here with orchestral backings from Buddy Freed, with a sound that gives another take on the term countrypolitan! There's 12 tracks in all, including "Mountain Gal", "Mama Goes Where Papa Goes", "The Saga Of Jenny", "Experience", "Feudin'", "Country Girl", "Lucy Medley", "Whatever Happened To The Man That I Married", "Stouthearted Men", "Other Woman", "Uncle Fud", and "Efficiency".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Red label Harmony pressing. Cover has a small split on the top seam and some light aging.)

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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