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Legendary Duke Ellington – In Memoriam

LP (Item 666740) Olympic, Early 50s — Condition: Near Mint-

With Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, and Cat Anderson on trumpets, Ray Nance on trumpet and violin, Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown, and Claude Jones on trombone, Otto Hardwicke on alto and bass saxophone and clarinet, Johnny Hodges on alto and soprano, Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet and tenor, Al Sears on tenor, Harry Carney on baritone, alto, and clarinet, Billy Strayhorn on piano, Fred Fuy on guitar, Junior Raglin on bass, Sonny Greer and Hillard Brown on drums, and Rex Stewart on coronet.  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Mid 70s issue. Cover has light wear.)

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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