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Drum Boogie

LP (Item 49787) Clef, Early 50s — Condition: Near Mint-
A great little record that features Krupa in two modes – trio and sextet. The trio sides feature Teddy Napoleon on piano and Charlie Ventura on tenor and baritone on tracks that include "Stardust", "Perdido", "Drum Boogie", and "Fine's Idea" – and without a bass, there's a bit more freedom in the sound of these tunes than you might expect. The other two tracks on the set – "Capital Idea" and "Paradise" – feature a sextet with Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Teddy Wilson on piano, and Willie Smith on alto sax, and as with the rare bits of Smith's work from the time, his work on alto is worth the price of the album alone!  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Mono MGM pressing. Cover has light wear and aging, with a small sticker spot and ink stamp in back.)

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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