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Folk Jazz

LP (Item 53698) Contemporary, 1959 — Condition: Very Good+

One of the few sides ever cut as a leader by west coast clarinetist Bill Smith – and a pretty groovy session that has the group performing jazz versions of folk tunes, a gimmick that was used briefly around the same time by players that included Harold Land and Benny Bailey. The quartet includes Jim Hall on guitar, who really makes the tracks sparkle – grooving in an open way that's like the best of his own records from the time – and rhythm is by Monty Budwig and Shelly Manne, both well suited to the project as well. Titles include "A Roving", "Greensleeves", "Blow The Man Down", "Go Down Moses", and "Three Blind Mice".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Yellow label mono pressing with deep groove! Cover has surface wear.)

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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