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Neapolitan Nights

LP (Item 6992) Prestige, 1963 — Condition: Very Good

Moody set of tracks that has Willis' fat tenor sound fronting a little combo on a set of "Italian" standards like "Arrividerci Roma", "Volare", "Al Di La", plus the original "Verdi's Vonce". Bucky Pizzarelli's on guitar, to give the LP a "Neaopolitan" flavor, but the resultant sound is more like a bossa groove, than it is something that an Italian singer would sing to. Gildo Mahones is on piano, and he works to keep a nice soul jazz edge, and Montego Joe plays conga to liven things up a bit.  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Black & silver label stereo NJ pressing, with Van Gelder/Stereo stamps. Cover has a lightly bent corner at the top left and some splitting in the bottom seam.)

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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