Offered for sale is a copy of the 1971 double compilation album How Are Things In Your Town? by Ken Nordine, including a test pressing of the first disc and a promo-only poster.
This set consists of the stock 2 LP set, a single-LP test pressing of the first disc of the 2 LP set (sides 1 and 4 only) in a plain white cover, and a poster.
About this copy: This copy of How Are Things In Your Town? is a 1971 U.S. pressing on the Blue Thumb label.
The cover is VG++ and close to M- with slight corner wear. There is a punch hole in the upper right hand corner.
The test pressing cover is VG++ with slight ring wear. The label copy sheet is attached. The promo-only poster is M-.
The test pressing disc is M- and has labels indicating that it was pressed at Columbia Records’ Santa Maria, California pressing plant.
A nice copy of a pretty good Ken Nordine album.
Background: Released in 1971, How Are Things In Your Town? is a double compilation album containing tracks from the following albums:
- Word Jazz (1957)
- Son of Word Jazz (1958)
- Next (1959)
- Word Jazz, Volume II (1960)
Also included is “Pacing,” which was previously unreleased.
Short of spending a zillion dollars on all of the original albums, this is one of the best ways of getting your mitts on a substantial chunk of Ken Nordine’s original Word Jazz recordings…Because Nordine’s band changed a few times over the course of those albums, there’s definitely a mixed bag approach to the album, especially since the tracks do not appear chronologically; most of the tracks feature Nordine in his usual mode (telling a story over a jazzy backing track), while a few of them have Nordine interacting with soundscapes instead.
You can listen to “Flibberty Jib” here:
|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Record Label:||Blue Thumb|
|Year of Release:||1971|