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Jazz Spectacular

LP (Item 565386) Columbia, 1955 — Condition: Very Good

One of the greatest records ever from Frankie Laine – a strongly jazz-based session, and one that really makes incredible use of Laine's powerful voice! The group here is led by trumpeter Buck Clayton – who's also at a bit of a high point in his career, and able to give Laine this warm, swinging groove that's quite different from both the dramatic pop of his early years, and the western-themed numbers of later – a rock-solid backing from which Frankie can really take off and soar! We're huge fans of Laine's big hits, but we especially love him here – and the backings also feature trombones from JJ Johnson and Kai Winding, and tenor from Budd Johnson too. Titles include "You Can Depend On Me", "That Old Feeling", "If You Were Mine", "Sposin", "Stars Fell On Alabama", "Until The Real Thing Comes Along", and "Baby Baby All The Time".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(6 eye pressing. Top seam is just starting to split.)

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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