Julie London – Julie is Her Name rare U.S. red vinyl stereo LP

Offered for sale is a rare red vinyl stereo U.S. copy of Julie London’s debut LP, Julie Is Her Name.

A limited number of copies of this 1955 album were pressed on both red and blue vinyl in 1960 to celebrate Liberty Records’ entry into the market for stereo records.

About this copy: This copy of Julie Is Her Name is a 1960 rechanneled stereo pressing on Liberty Records of an album that was originally released in 1955 in mono only.

The cover is VG+, with slight ring wear on the back cover.  There are no splits, tears, or writing, which is unusual for this title.  This is the correct cover for this LP, with “STEREO” printed on the front cover, which is missing on most black vinyl stereo copies of this album.

The red vinyl disc is VG+, with a single scuff on each side, likely from the inner sleeve.  There are no spindle marks on the labels; the record has clearly only been played a couple of times.

A nice copy of a very rare (and very good)Julie London LP.

Background:  Julie London may best be remembered today for her roles on television in the 1970s, but from 1955 through 1969 she cut nearly 30 albums for Liberty Records, most with alluring cheesecake covers.  Don’t be fooled by the covers, though – these are great recordings, especially her early work recorded with jazz ensembles.  Her debut LP, Julie is Her Name, featured Barney Kessell on guitar as well as her biggest hit, Cry Me a River.

While this LP was first issued in 1955 on the green Liberty label, it wasn’t released in stereo until 1960 on the multicolor label used at the time.  The stereo pressings of this album are rechanneled stereo.

In order to promote their new stereo releases, Liberty Records released a handful of titles on colored vinyl at this time, and Julie is Her Name was issued on both red and blue vinyl.

The red vinyl and blue vinyl copies are not equally rare; there are probably ten red vinyl copies for every blue one.

Allmusic.com gave Julie Is Her Name a 4 star review:

For a time, Julie London was as famous for her sexy album covers as for her singing. Her debut is her best, a set of fairly basic interpretations of standards in which she is accompanied tastefully by guitarist Barney Kessel and bassist Ray Leatherwood. “Cry Me a River” from this album, was her biggest hit, and her breathy versions of such numbers as “I Should Care,” “Say It Isn’t So,” “Easy Street,” and “Gone with the Wind” are quite haunting.

You can listen to “Cry Me a River” here:

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Liberty
Catalog Number:
LST-7027
Year of Release: 1960
Format: Stereo (rechanneled)
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Yardbirds – Over Under Sideways Down sealed stereo 1966 LP

yardbirds - over under sideways down u.s. stereo lp

Offered for sale is a rare sealed stereo copy of the Yardbirds 1966 LP, Over Under Sideways Down, with the record still sealed in the plastic inner sleeve.

About this copy: The copy offered for sale is an original 1966 stereo pressing on the Epic label.

As the inner sleeve is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.

The cover is VG+ with moderate ring wear on the back cover.  There is a punch hole in the upper left hand corner.

The seal on the plastic inner sleeve is fully intact with no rips or tears.

A gorgeous copy of a classic album that would be difficult to upgrade.

Background: While Over Under Sideways Down was the Yardbirds’ third LP released in the United States, the album (with a different title and slight track changes) was the band’s first studio LP be released in Britain.  For our money, it’s their best effort and one of the best rock LPs by any band of the 1960s.

It’s also the band’s only album with Jeff Beck playing on all tracks.

The mono and stereo versions of this album contain different mixes, and part of the stereo version is in rechanneled stereo.

The album peaked at #51 on the Billboard albums chart, though the UK version reached #20 on the British charts.

Like most of the band’s albums, Over Under Sideways Down wasn’t in print very long, for whatever reason, they’re surprisingly hard to find in playable condition.

You can listen to the title track here:

 

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Epic
Catalog Number:
BN 26210
Year of Release: 1966
Format: Stereo
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Janis Ian – For All the Seasons of Your Mind U.S. stereo LP

Offered for sale is an original U.S. stereo copy of For All the Seasons of Your Mind by Janis Ian.

About this copy: This copy of For All the Seasons of Your Mind is a 1967 pressing on the Verve Forecast label.

The cover is M- and still retains the original shrink wrap.

The disc is M- and looks like it may have been played no more than once. Clean disc!

A nice copy of a scarce Janis Ian LP.

Background: Released in October, 1967, For All the Seasons of Your Mind was the second album by then sixteen-year-old Janis Ian.

The album reached #179 on the U.S. album chart.

Allmusic.com gave For All the Seasons of Your Mind a 4 star review:

Janis Ian followed up her self-titled debut with the appropriately trippy For All The Seasons Of Your Mind (1968). Her no-nonsensical approach and bellicose lyrical style was poignantly defined by the widely banned single “Society’s Child”, which dealt with interracial relationships. This refreshing candour was also featured on a number of other edgy sides from her previous disc such as the teenage hooker blues that Ian titled “Pro-Girl” or the socially and sexually combative “Too Old To Go ‘Way Little Girl”. On this disc, the singer/songwriter allows for a bit of psychedelic poetry to colour her commentaries. Again, she is accompanied by studio musicians whom Ian gives full and respective credit for their contributions — a rarity for many solo artists in the late ‘60s.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Verve Forecast
Catalog Number:
FTS 3024
Year of Release: 1967
Format: Stereo
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Duane Eddy – Songs of Our Heritage 1960 red vinyl U.S. stereo LP with poster

Duane Eddy - Songs of Our Heritage red vinyl u.s. lp

Offered for sale is an original red vinyl U.S. stereo pressing of Songs of Our Heritage by Duane Eddy, including the original poster.

About this copy: This copy of Songs of Our Heritage is a 1960 U.S. stereo pressing on the Jamie label.

The gatefold cover is VG++, with slight corner wear.  The almost-always-missing poster is still attached to the cover.

The red vinyl disc is VG++ and close to M- on side one with a couple of very light inaudible marks.  Side two is M-.  There is a single spindle mark on each label; the record has likely only been played once or twice.

A beautiful copy of a rare early rock LP and the only copy we’ve ever had for sale.

Background: Released in 1960, Songs of Our Heritage was the fourth album by Duane Eddy.  On this album, he covered traditional American folk songs.

The album reached #13 on the UK albums chart, but did not chart in the U.S.

You can listen to “Mule Train” here:

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Jamie
Catalog Number:
JLP-70-3011D
Year of Release: 1960
Format: Stereo
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Monkees – The Monkees sealed U.S. stereo Colgems LP

monkees - the monkees u.s. stereo lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed stereo copy of The Monkees, the self-titled 1966 debut album by the Monkees.

About this copy:  This copy of The Monkees is a U.S. stereo pressing on the original Colgems label, catalog number COS-101 RE.  This is the second version of the cover, with the corrected spelling for the song “Papa Gene’s Blues.”

As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably mint and unplayed.

The wrap is almost completely intact except for a very tiny break at the upper right hand corner.  It’s so small that we almost missed it.  There are no corner bends.

A gorgeous copy of a record that’s quite hard to find sealed.

Background: The Monkees, released in 1966, was the first of several best-selling albums by the made-for-TV band.  Backed by the Wrecking Crew, the band took the album to #1 on the U.S. charts, helped by the hit single “Last Train to Clarksville” as well as the theme song from the TV show.

Allmusic.com gave The Monkees a 4 star review:

The Monkees’ first album was a huge success, following on the number one single “Last Train to Clarksville.” The Monkees spent 78 weeks on the Billboard chart including an astounding 13 weeks at number one. The record wasn’t only a commercial juggernaut, it also stands as one of the great debuts of all time, and while the record and the group have faced criticism from rock purists through the ages, it stands the test of time perfectly well, sounding as alive and as much fun 40 years later.

You can listen to “Sweet Young Thing” here:

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Colgems
Catalog Number:
COS-101RE
Year of Release: 1966
Format: Stereo
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Monkees – The Monkees sealed U.S. stereo Colgems LP

monkees - the monkees u.s. stereo lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed stereo copy of The Monkees, the self-titled 1966 debut album by the Monkees.

About this copy:  This copy of The Monkees is a U.S. stereo pressing on the original Colgems label, catalog number COS-101 RE.  This is the second version of the cover, with the corrected spelling for the song “Papa Gene’s Blues.”

As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably mint and unplayed.

The wrap is 100% intact with no rips, tears, or holes.  There are no corner bends.

A nearly perfect copy of a record that’s quite hard to find sealed and likely your final upgrade.

Background: The Monkees, released in 1966, was the first of several best-selling albums by the made-for-TV band.  Backed by the Wrecking Crew, the band took the album to #1 on the U.S. charts, helped by the hit single “Last Train to Clarksville” as well as the theme song from the TV show.

Allmusic.com gave The Monkees a 4 star review:

The Monkees’ first album was a huge success, following on the number one single “Last Train to Clarksville.” The Monkees spent 78 weeks on the Billboard chart including an astounding 13 weeks at number one. The record wasn’t only a commercial juggernaut, it also stands as one of the great debuts of all time, and while the record and the group have faced criticism from rock purists through the ages, it stands the test of time perfectly well, sounding as alive and as much fun 40 years later.

You can listen to “Sweet Young Thing” here:

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Colgems
Catalog Number:
COS-101RE
Year of Release: 1966
Format: Stereo
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Barry McGuire – Eve of Destruction sealed U.S. stereo LP

Barry McGuire - Eve of Destruction U.S. stereo LP

Offered for sale is a still sealed original U.S. stereo pressing of the 1965 LP Eve of Destruction by Barry McGuire.

About this copy: This copy of Eve of Destruction is a 1965 U.S. pressing on the Dunhill label.

As the album is sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is fully intact except for tiny breaks at the upper and lower left hand corners.  An original price sticker is attached to the wrap.

There is a bit of ringwear on the shrink wrap.

A nice copy of an album that is rarely found in good condition, as this cover is prone to cover wear.

Background: Released in 1965, Eve of Destruction was the second album by Barry McGuire.

The album, which was the highest-charting album of McGuire’s career, reached #37 on the U.S. album chart.   The title track reached #1 on the U.S. singles chart.

Allmusic.com gave Eve of Destruction a 4 1/2 star review:

“Eve of Destruction” was so present on the airwaves at its height in 1965 that as it ended play on one station, it would start up on another, a dominating hit single which charted higher than any protest song written by Bob Dylan, the man whose own “Masters of War” must have inspired P.F. Sloan’s classic protest song. …. At least his reading of Sylvia Fricker’s “You Were on My Mind” is original enough, though McGuire can’t hit the notes the We Five’s Beverly Bivens easily reached. The pulsating cover of the Ian & Sylvia tune doesn’t come close to the We Five’s arrangement and majesty which charted simultaneous with “Eve of Destruction,” but it works so much better than the “imitation Bob” which permeates this package. The Beach Boys took the traditional “Sloop John B” Top Three in 1966, but McGuire did it first, and he also pre-dated Gladys Knight with a version of the standard “Try to Remember” ten years before she brought the title to popular radio. It is these three notable other covers which succeeded for Barry McGuire and indicated his potential.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Dunhill
Catalog Number:
DS-50003
Year of Release: 1965
Format: Stereo
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Jimi Hendrix – Axis: Bold as Love original U.S. stereo LP

Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold as Love original U.S. stereo LP

Offered for sale is an original stereo U.S. pressing of Axis: Bold as Love by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, on the original tri-color Reprise label.

The tri-color label was only used for a few months after the album’s December, 1967 release and was replaced by the orange/brown “two-tone” label.

About this copy:  This copy of Axis: Bold as Love is an original U.S. stereo pressing on the original label.  The cover is VG++, with slight corner wear.  The original Reprise inner sleeve is included and has no wrinkles or splits.

The disc is M-, with a couple of faint inaudible scuffs from the original paper inner sleeve.  There is a stamped “O” in the dead wax, indicating that it was pressed at the Capitol Records Jacksonville, Illinois pressing plant.

The record looks as though it may have been played once or twice and then filed away.  Clean disc!

This copy comes from our own collection and is the nicest copy we’ve ever had for sale.

Background: Axis: Bold as Love, released in December, 1967, was the second album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience.  The album reached #2 on the UK charts and #5 in the U.S., where it has since been certified 5 times platinum by the RIAA.

The album was originally released on the three-color Reprise label, but that label was changed to a two-color label not long after the album’s original release date.

Allmusic.com gave Axis: Bold as Love a 5 star review:

Jimi Hendrix’s second album followed up his groundbreaking debut effort with a solid collection of great tunes and great interactive playing between himself, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell, and the recording studio itself. Wisely retaining manager Chas Chandler to produce the album and Eddie Kramer as engineer, Hendrix stretched further musically than the first album, but even more so as a songwriter.

It’s our favorite Hendrix album, and it’s also the best-sounding of the three albums he released in his lifetime.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Reprise
Catalog Number:
RS6281
Year of Release: 1967
Format: Stereo
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Julie London – Julie is Her Name rare U.S. red vinyl stereo LP

julie london - julie is her name red vinyl u.s. lp

Offered for sale is a rare red vinyl stereo U.S. copy of Julie London’s debut LP, Julie Is Her Name.

A limited number of copies of this 1955 album were pressed on both red and blue vinyl in 1960 to celebrate Liberty Records’ entry into the market for stereo records.

About this copy: This copy of Julie Is Her Name is a 1960 rechanneled stereo pressing on Liberty Records of an album that was originally released in 1955 in mono only.

The cover is M-, with a tiny dent in one corner.  There is no ring wear, no writing, and no splits, which is unusual for this title.

This is the correct cover for this LP, as the colored vinyl copies said “STEREO” on the front cover, and most black vinyl stereo copies did not.

The red vinyl disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Beautiful disc!

A beautiful copy of a very rare (and very good)Julie London LP and the nicest copy we’ve ever seen.

Background:  Julie London may best be remembered today for her roles on television in the 1970s, but from 1955 through 1969 she cut nearly 30 albums for Liberty Records, most with alluring cheesecake covers.  Don’t be fooled by the covers, though – these are great recordings, especially her early work recorded with jazz ensembles.  Her debut LP, Julie is Her Name, featured Barney Kessell on guitar as well as her biggest hit, Cry Me a River.

While this LP was first issued in 1955 on the green Liberty label, it wasn’t released in stereo until 1960 on the multicolor label used at the time.  The stereo pressings of this album are rechanneled stereo.

In order to promote their new stereo releases, Liberty Records released a handful of titles on colored vinyl at this time, and Julie is Her Name was issued on both red and blue vinyl.

The red vinyl and blue vinyl copies are not equally rare; there are probably ten red vinyl copies for every blue one.

Allmusic.com gave Julie Is Her Name a 4 star review:

For a time, Julie London was as famous for her sexy album covers as for her singing. Her debut is her best, a set of fairly basic interpretations of standards in which she is accompanied tastefully by guitarist Barney Kessel and bassist Ray Leatherwood. “Cry Me a River” from this album, was her biggest hit, and her breathy versions of such numbers as “I Should Care,” “Say It Isn’t So,” “Easy Street,” and “Gone with the Wind” are quite haunting.

You can listen to “Cry Me a River” here:

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Liberty
Catalog Number:
LST-7027
Year of Release: 1960
Format: Stereo (rechanneled)
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Julie London – Julie is Her Name rare U.S. blue vinyl stereo LP

julie london - julie is her name blue vinyl U.S. lp

Offered for sale is a rare blue vinyl stereo U.S. copy of Julie London’s debut LP, Julie Is Her Name.

A limited number of copies of this 1955 album were pressed on both red and blue vinyl in 1960 to celebrate Liberty Records’ entry into the market for stereo records.  The blue pressings are considerably rarer than the red ones, which are themselves rare.

About this copy: This copy of Julie Is Her Name is a 1960 rechanneled stereo pressing on Liberty Records of an album that was originally released in 1955 in mono only.

The cover is VG-, with some stains on the back cover, some edge wear, and a repaired 5 1/2″ (14 cm) seam split on the top edge near the mouth.  This is the correct cover for this LP, as the colored vinyl copies said “STEREO” on the front cover, and most black vinyl stereo copies did not.

The blue vinyl disc is VG and approaching VG+, with a number of light hairlines, but no deep scratches.  It still has lots of shine and plays well.

A nice, if imperfect, copy of a very rare Julie London LP and the only blue vinyl copy we’ve ever had for sale.

Background:  Julie London may best be remembered today for her roles on television in the 1970s, but from 1955 through 1969 she cut nearly 30 albums for Liberty Records, most with alluring cheesecake covers.  Don’t be fooled by the covers, though – these are great recordings, especially her early work recorded with jazz ensembles.  Her debut LP, Julie is Her Name, featured Barney Kessell on guitar as well as her biggest hit, Cry Me a River.

While this LP was first issued in 1955 on the green Liberty label, it wasn’t released in stereo until 1960 on the multicolor label used at the time.  The stereo pressings of this album are rechanneled stereo.

In order to promote their new stereo releases, Liberty Records released a handful of titles on colored vinyl at this time, and Julie is Her Name was issued on both red and blue vinyl.

The red vinyl and blue vinyl copies are not equally rare; there are probably ten red vinyl copies for every blue one.

Allmusic.com gave Julie Is Her Name a 4 star review:

For a time, Julie London was as famous for her sexy album covers as for her singing. Her debut is her best, a set of fairly basic interpretations of standards in which she is accompanied tastefully by guitarist Barney Kessel and bassist Ray Leatherwood. “Cry Me a River” from this album, was her biggest hit, and her breathy versions of such numbers as “I Should Care,” “Say It Isn’t So,” “Easy Street,” and “Gone with the Wind” are quite haunting.

You can listen to “Cry Me a River” here:

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Liberty
Catalog Number:
LST-7027
Year of Release: 1960
Format: Stereo (rechanneled)
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