Buddy Holly – Buddy Holly and the Crickets 1962 stereo LP with shrink

buddy holly and the crickets stereo LP

Offered for sale is an original stereo pressing of the 1962 LP Buddy Holly and the Crickets by Buddy Holly and the Crickets.

About this copy:  This copy of Buddy Holly and the Crickets is a 1962 rechanneled stereo pressing of an LP that was originally released in 1957 with a different cover as The Chirping Crickets.

The cover is M- and retains the complete original shrink wrap.  There is a punch hole in the upper right hand corner.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.

A beautiful copy of one of the best rock and roll records ever made.

Background: After the death of Buddy Holly in 1959, his labels, Coral and Decca, made numerous attempts to sell more albums by repackaging old material and by digging through their vaults to find whatever unreleased material they could find.

One of their reissues was of the 1957 LP The Chirping Crickets, which had originally been released only in mono.  In 1962, they retitled the album as Buddy Holly and the Crickets and reissued it in both mono and stereo with a different cover.

Allmusic.com gave the album a 5 star review:

The debut album by the Crickets and the only one featuring Buddy Holly released during his lifetime, The “Chirping” Crickets contains the group’s number one single “That’ll Be the Day” and its Top Ten hit “Oh, Boy!.” Other Crickets classics include “Not Fade Away,” “Maybe Baby,” and “I’m Looking for Someone to Love.” The rest of the 12 tracks are not up to the standard set by those five, but those five are among the best rock & roll songs of the 1950s or ever, making this one of the most significant album debuts in rock & roll history, ranking with Elvis Presley and Meet the Beatles.

You can listen to “Maybe Baby” here:

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Coral
Catalog Number:
CRL 757405
Year of Release: 1962
Format: Stereo (rechanneled)
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Bob Dylan – Greatest Hits sealed original 1967 U.S. stereo LP with poster

bob dylan - greatest hits poster

Offered for sale is a still sealed stereo first pressing of the 1967 LP Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits by Bob Dylan, including the original poster.

About this copy:  This copy of Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits is a still sealed stereo first pressing, with the original KCS 9463 catalog number and the black hype sticker on the shrink wrap that lists both the mono and stereo catalog numbers.

Later issues had a maroon sticker, rather than a black one.

As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.  It should have the original Columbia label with the “360° Sound” logos (see photo for example.)

The shrink wrap is fully intact, with no rips, tears or holes.  There are two small corner bends.

A hype sticker is attached to the wrap that says “CONTAINS GIANT FULL-COLOR DYLAN WALL POSTER.”

See photo for example of the poster.

A nice copy of a terrific LP and the only sealed original stereo copy we’ve ever seen.

Background:

Bob Dylan took some time off after releasing Blonde on Blonde in 1966, largely because he was recovering from a motorcycle accident. Columbia records took advantage of his time off by releasing his first compilation LP, Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits. While the album was originally issued in both mono and stereo, the mono pressings were only available for about a year before being deleted with all other mono titles in Columbia’s catalog in early 1968.

Allmusic.com gave Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits a 5 star review:

Arriving in 1967, Greatest Hits does an excellent job of summarizing Dylan’s best-known songs from his first seven albums. At just ten songs, it’s a little brief, and the song selection may be a little predictable, but that’s actually not a bad thing, since this provides a nice sampler for the curious and casual listener, as it boasts standards from “Blowin’ in the Wind” to “Like a Rolling Stone.”

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Columbia
Catalog Number:
KCS 9463
Year of Release: 1967
Format: Stereo
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Bob Dylan – Greatest Hits original 1967 U.S. stereo LP with poster

bob dylan - greatest hits poster

Offered for sale is a stereo first pressing of the 1967 LP Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits by Bob Dylan, including the original shrink wrap and poster.

About this copy:  This copy of Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits is an original stereo first pressing, with matrix numbers ending in -1A.

The cover is close to M-, but has a bit of wear at the right hand corners.  The original shrink wrap is still included, and is fully intact.

The record, with the original 360° Sound labels, is M- and looks unplayed.  There are no marks on the vinyl or spindle marks on the label.

The poster measures 33″x22″  and  is M-, with no holes or tears.

A nice copy of a terrific LP and the nicest original stereo copy we’ve ever seen.

Background:

Bob Dylan took some time off after releasing Blonde on Blonde in 1966, largely because he was recovering from a motorcycle accident. Columbia records took advantage of his time off by releasing his first compilation LP, Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits. While the album was originally issued in both mono and stereo, the mono pressings were only available for about a year before being deleted with all other mono titles in Columbia’s catalog in early 1968.

Allmusic.com gave Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits a 5 star review:

Arriving in 1967, Greatest Hits does an excellent job of summarizing Dylan’s best-known songs from his first seven albums. At just ten songs, it’s a little brief, and the song selection may be a little predictable, but that’s actually not a bad thing, since this provides a nice sampler for the curious and casual listener, as it boasts standards from “Blowin’ in the Wind” to “Like a Rolling Stone.”

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Columbia
Catalog Number:
KCS 9463
Year of Release: 1967
Format: Stereo
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Dusty Springfield – You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me original stereo LP

dusty springfield - you dont have to say you love me lP

Offered for sale is an original U.S. stereo pressing of You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Dusty Springfield.

About this copy: This copy is an original U.S. stereo pressing on the Philips label.

The cover is VG++, with trace wear at the corners and a faint stain where a price sticker was removed.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.

A nice copy of a terrific LP.

Background: You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me was Dusty Springfield’s fifth album to be released in the United States.  The album was previously released under the title Ev’rything’s Coming Up Dusty, but was retitled after “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” became a hit.

The album reached #77 on the U.S. album charts.

Allmusic.com gave You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me a 4 1/2 star review:

If you overlook the title track, a pop hit in the manner of “Stay Awhile” et al, this is Springfield’s best R&B album of her early career. “Won’t Be Long” shows Springfield as a soul-shouter par excellence, now with the backing to match, a reasonable fascimile of an authentic American sound, and she alternates with her softer ballad singing.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Philips
Catalog Number:
PHS 600-210
Year of Release: 1966
Format: Stereo
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(Dusty Springfield) Springfields -Folk Songs From the Hills 1963 stereo LP

springfields - folk songs from the hills lp

Offered for sale is an original U.S. stereo pressing of the third and final LP by the Springfields, Folk Songs From the Hills, featuring Dusty Springfield.

About this copy: This copy is an original U.S. stereo pressing on the Philips label.

The cover is VG+, with slight ring wear.

The disc is M- on side one, and VG+ on side two, where there are a couple of likely inaudible marks.

A nice copy of an LP that’s hard to find in stereo.

Background: Folk Songs From the Hills was the third and final album by the Springfields before Dusty Springfield began her solo career.

You can listen to Greenback Dollar here:

 

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Philips
Catalog Number:
PHS-600-076
Year of Release: 1963
Format: Stereo
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Santo & Johnny – Around the World With… 1962 U.S. stereo LP

around the world with santo & johnny lp

Offered for sale is an original U.S. stereo pressing of Around the World With Santo & Johnny by Santo & Johnny.

About this copy: This copy is an original U.S. stereo pressing on the Canadian American label.

The cover is VG++, with faint ring wear and a couple of staple holes in the upper left hand corner.

The disc is VG+, with a few scuffs on side 1 and M- on side 2.

A nice copy of a scarce instrumental LP.

Background: Around the World With Santo & Johnny was released in 1963 and was the fifth album by the instrumental duo of brothers Santo & Johnny Farina.  The album did not chart.

You can listen to “Midnight in Moscow” here:

 

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Canadian American
Catalog Number:
SCALP 1008
Year of Release: 1962
Format: Stereo
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Bob Dylan – Greatest Hits 1970s U.S. stereo LP with poster

bob dylan - greatest hits LP

Offered for sale is a 1970s pressing of the 1967 LP Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits by Bob Dylan, including the original shrink wrap, hype sticker, and poster.

About this copy:  This copy of Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits is a 1970s pressing, but one that still included the poster.

The cover is close to M-, but has a bit of wear at the corners.  The original shrink wrap is still included, and the hype sticker that says “Contains Full-Color Dylan Wall Poster” is still attached.

The disc is VG++, with a couple of sleeve scuffs.  The record clearly has had little play.

The poster measures 33″x22″  and  is VG+, with a 1 1/2″ tear in the top seam and a couple of tack holes in the two upper corners.  The poster has also yellowed a bit.

A nice copy of a terrific LP.

Background:

Bob Dylan took some time off after releasing Blonde on Blonde in 1966, largely because he was recovering from a motorcycle accident. Columbia records took advantage of his time off by releasing his first compilation LP, Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits. While the album was originally issued in both mono and stereo, the mono pressings were only available for about a year before being deleted with all other mono titles in Columbia’s catalog in early 1968.

Allmusic.com gave Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits a 5 star review:

Arriving in 1967, Greatest Hits does an excellent job of summarizing Dylan’s best-known songs from his first seven albums. At just ten songs, it’s a little brief, and the song selection may be a little predictable, but that’s actually not a bad thing, since this provides a nice sampler for the curious and casual listener, as it boasts standards from “Blowin’ in the Wind” to “Like a Rolling Stone.”

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Columbia
Catalog Number:
JC 9463
Year of Release: 1970s
Format: Stereo
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The Sunshine Company – Happy Is… 1967 stereo LP

sunshine company - happy is the sunshine company LP

Offered for sale is an original U.S. stereo pressing of the 1967 sunshine pop LP Happy is the Sunshine Company by the Sunshine Company.

About this copy: This copy is an original U.S. stereo pressing on the Imperial label.

The cover is M- and retains the original shrink wrap.  Unlike most copies, this one does not have a punch hole in the cover.

The disc is  M- and looks unplayed.

A nice copy of a terrific sunshine pop LP.

Background: Happy is the Sunshine Company was the first of three LPs by the California pop group, and their most successful.  They’re often compared to the Mamas and the Papas.

The LP reached #126 on the U.S. charts, helped by the single “Back on the Street Again,” which reached #36 on the U.S. singles charts.

You can listen to “Back on the Street Again” here:

 

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Imperial
Catalog Number:
LP-12359
Year of Release: 1967
Format: Stereo
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Billy Vera & Judy Clay – Storybook Children 1968 stereo LP

billy vera & judy clay - storybook children LP

Offered for sale is an original U.S. stereo copy of Storybook Children by Billy Vera and Judy Clay.

About this copy: This copy of Storybook Children is an original U.S. pressing on the Atlantic label.

The cover is VG+ and retains the original shrink wrap.  There is a punch hole in the lower left hand corner and a bit of wear on the upper right hand edge where the wrap has been torn.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.

Background: Storybook Children was the only LP issued by the duo of Billy Vera and Judy Clay, though Vera went on to modest success in the 1980s with his #1 hit “At This Moment.”

You can listen to “Storybook Children” here:

 

 

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Atlantic
Catalog Number:
SD 8174
Year of Release: 1968
Format: Stereo
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Blues Project – Live from Town Hall 1967 stereo LP

the blues project live at town hall lp

Offered for sale is an original U.S. stereo pressing of The Blues Project Live at Town Hall by the Blues Project.

About this copy: This copy is an original U.S. stereo pressing on the Verve/Forecast label.

The cover is M- and still retains the original shrink wrap.  There is a punch hole in the lower left hand corner.

The disc is M-, with a couple of faint sleeve scuffs.

A nice copy of a scarce LP.

Background: The Blues Project Live at Town Hall was the band’s third LP, and it didn’t particularly resonate with buyers and was quickly deleted, though “Flute Thing” occasionally got airplay, and still does on satellite radio.

Allmusic.com gave The Blues Project Live at Town Hall a 3 star review:

Released just after Al Kooper left the band, one imagines that neither he nor the other members of the group were pleased with this LP. According to Kooper, it was a pastiche of studio outtakes and a few live performances, and only one of the songs was actually recorded at New York City’s Town Hall.

Country of origin: UK
Size: 12″
Record Label: Verve Forecast
Catalog Number:
FTS 3025
Year of Release: 1967
Format: Stereo
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