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Solo Piano

LP (Item 765478) ABC, 1955 — Condition: Very Good

Dave's 1955 debut for ABC Records – a date that features McKenna playing 13 shorter tunes – all handled in solo mode with a wonderfully sensitive touch – one that's never too sleepy, but which has a personal, up-close style that's really great. Dave nicely avoids cliches of other 50s soloists on his instrument – and has a great sense of rhythm on the keys without echoing too much of Tatum or Garner. Titles include "Blues Up", "Why Was I Born", "Deed I Do", "For All We Know", "Like Someone In Love", and "S Wonderful".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Cover has wear and pen with some tape along the top 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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