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Coleman Hawkins & The Chocolate Dandies/Leonard Feather's All Stars

LP (Item 578052) Commodore, 1940/1943 — Condition: Sealed
Rare Commodore Records sides by Coleman Hawkins – including some never issued on 78s! The tracks here are pulled from two sessions – one in 1940 with Roy Eldridge on trumpet, Benny Carter on alto, Bernard Addison on guitar, John Kirby on bass, and Sid Catlett on drums; and from 1943 with Cootie Williams on trumpet, Edmond Hall on clarinet, Art Tatum on piano, Al Casey on guitar, Oscar Pettiford on bass, and Sid Catlett on drums.  © 1996-2024, Dusty Groove, Inc.

Sealed

This is what it says, that the record is still held fast in shrink-wrap. We tend to be pretty suspicious about these things, so if the shrink-wrap doesn't look original, or if the record seems to have undergone some damage over time, we'll probably take it out of the wrapper to ensure that it's in good shape — which is why we don't have more of these. In some cases the shrink-wrap may be torn in spots, but if it's not possible the record has been taken out and played, the record will still qualify as "Sealed".

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