Skip navigation
Scripting is disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires JavaScript to function correctly.
Style sheets are disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires style sheets to function correctly.
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Enlarge       Note

Best Of Ella Fitzgerald (Decca)

LP (Item 570205) Decca/MCA, Late 30s/1940s/Mid 50s — Condition: Near Mint-
2LP Gatefold
(Early 80s MCA pressing in a non-gatefold cover. Cover has light wear and aging. Labels on Vinyl 2 have some spots of multi color marker and pen.)

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.



You might be interested


Vocalion, Early 50s. Near Mint-
(Early 70s abridged Japanese Victor pressing – MCL-1013 – in a flip-back cover. Cover has spotty discoloration from age.) LP, Vinyl record album
Verve, 1957. Near Mint-
(Cover has light wear, a trace of a sticker, and a track notes in pen.) LP, Vinyl record album

Ella Fitzgerald

Rodgers & Hart Song Book
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold
A classic vocal set from Ella – filled with standards from the Rodgers & Hart songbook – including "Isn't It Romantic", "My Romance", "Spring Is Here", "Thou Swell", "Bewitched", "Blue Moon", "A Ship Without A ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia, 1973. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold
A great set from Ella Fitzgerald – recorded at Carnegie Hall during a stretch when Fitzgerald was hitting new worldwide fame, and singing a lot of groovy contemporary tunes – but done here in a very old school style that hearkens back to Ella's earliest days in the jazz world! The ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella In London
Pablo, 1974. Very Good+
Something groovy always happens to Ella Fitzgerald in London – and in the 60s and 70s, the city became home to some of her best post-Verve recordings! This date's a compelling live performance recorded at Ronnie Scotts in 1974 – with backing by a quartet that includes Tommy Flanagan on ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella At Duke's Place
Verve, 1965. Near Mint- Gatefold
A beautiful classic from mid 60s Verve – and the kind of a session that we wouldn't have expected to come off so well! In a style they were using with older artists at the time, Verve brought Ella and Duke into the studio together – with Duke's band and compositions providing the ... LP, Vinyl record album

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday Story
Decca, Late 40s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold
(MCA black rainbow label pressing. Cover has split top seams, corner bump & bend, light ring & edge wear, small tear on the back at the opening.) LP, Vinyl record album

Al Hibbler

Best Of Al Hibbler
MCA, Late 50s. Near Mint- 2LP
(MCA rainbow label pressing.) LP, Vinyl record album
Decca/Stanyan, 1958. Near Mint-
(70s pressing.) LP, Vinyl record album

Felicia Sanders

That Certain Feeling
Decca, 1958. Very Good+
With orchestral backing conducted by Irving Joseph. Titles include "It Never Was You", "Music, Maestro, Please", "I Happen To Like New York", "That Certain Feeling", "Summertime", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
MCA (Japan), Early 50s. Near Mint-
Great work from Rose Murphy – one of the most unique talents of her generation, and an artist with a style that's really unlike anyone else we can think of! At one level, Murphy's a great pianist – ala Hadda Brooks – but she's also got a high range of singing, with vocals that ... LP, Vinyl record album

Midas Touch

Midas Touch
Decca, Late 60s. Sealed
A lovely vocal chorus album, with kind of a mix of Sunshine Pop and easy modes – all set to arrangements by Al Ham! Titles include "Quentin's Theme", "Jean", "Sweet Caroline", "Yesterday When I Was Young", "My Cherie Amour", "Everybody's ... LP, Vinyl record album
 



⇑ Top