James Brown – Excitement “Mr Dynamite” sealed U.S. stereo LP

james brown -excitement u.s. stereo LP

Offered for sale is a sealed U.S. stereo copy of Excitement “Mr. Dynamite” by James Brown.

About this copy: This copy of Excitement “Mr. Dynamite” is a 1965 pressing on the King label of an album that was previously released in 1962 under the title of Shout & Shimmy and in 1964 under the title Good Good Twistin’ With James Brown, each of which had a completely different cover from this one.

While the cover is marked stereo, we cannot be certain that the album will actually play in stereo.  It might be stereo, it might be rechanneled stereo, or it might be mono.  We can’t find much documentation on this one, but the album contains material that dates as far back as 1958, so it’s hard to be sure.

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

The wrap is fully intact except for tiny breaks at the two right hand corners and a s 2″ (5 cm) split at the mouth of the cover.

A nice copy of a rare James Brown LP that rarely turns up in stereo.  It’s the only copy we’ve seen.

Background: Released in 1962, Shout and Shimmy was a compilation album by James Brown, collecting tracks from his first four albums along with the then-new single “Shout and Shimmy.”

Allmusic.com gave the album a 3 star review:

On an album named after the R&B Top 40 title hit and featuring the 1961 Top Ten R&B hit “I Don’t Mind,” James Brown & His Famous Flames can be heard making music in the variety of styles — blues, Little Richard-style rock, doo wop — out of which they eventually would develop the James Brown funk sound of the mid-’60s.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: King
Catalog Number:
780
Year of Release: 1965
Format: Stereo
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Julie London – Latin in a Satin Mood original UK stereo LP

julie london - latin in a satin mood uk stereo lp

Offered for sale is an original UK stereo pressing of Julie London Sings Latin in a Satin Mood by Julie London.

About this copy: This copy of Julie London Sings Latin in a Satin Mood is a 1963 UK stereo pressing on the Liberty label.

The cover is VG+, with a small tear on the back cover and a date written in ballpoint pen.

The disc is VG, and close to VG+, with a few light marks on each side.  It plays well.

A nice copy of a scarce Julie London LP that is often sought out for the cover alone.

Background: Released in 1963, Julie London Sings Latin in a Satin Mood was the eighteenth studio album by jazz/pop singer Julie London.

The album did not chart.

Allmusic.com gave Julie London Sings Latin in a Satin Mood this review:

Exotic and Latin albums were big deals in the 1950s and early ’60s, and singers as diverse as Dean Martin, Lena Horne, and Peggy Lee were recording with castanets and bongo drums. Peggy Lee was so successful at the style that she cut two albums of light pseudo-Latin jazz in 1960. … Latin in a Satin Mood ends up sounding exactly like what it was intended to be — an aid to put a little vanilla Latin sparkle in suburban American bedrooms.

Country of origin: UK
Size: 12″
Record Label: Liberty
Catalog Number:
SLBY 1136
Year of Release: 1963
Format: Stereo
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Julie London – Julie is Her Name, Volume II original UK stereo LP

julie london - julie is her name volume II uk stereo LP

Offered for sale is an original UK stereo pressing of Julie Is Her Name, Volume II by Julie London.

About this copy: This copy of Julie Is Her Name, Volume II is a 1959 UK stereo pressing on the London label.

The cover is VG+ with a couple of creases in the lamination and a small (1 cm) tear in the upper right hand corner.

The rare stereo disc is VG++ and close to M-, with a couple of faint marks.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a terrific LP that is hard to find in stereo.

Background: Released in 1959, Julie is Her Name, Volume II was the seventh album by jazz/pop singer Julie London.

The album did not chart.

Allmusic.com gave Julie is Her Name, Volume II a 4 star review:

Julie Is Her Name, Vol. 2 may not be as fresh or unexpected as its predecessor, it actually stands up as a slightly stronger album. London’s breathy vocals aren’t that different, but she seems more confident and she swings more, even on the ballads. Howard Roberts may not have been a “name guitarist” like Barney Kessel, who played on the debut, but his work here is strong and bassist Red Mitchell lays an entire rhythm section worth of foundation for London to stretch out on. This album was also better recorded than London’s debut and the release has a fuller, richer sound to it.

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Country of origin: UK
Size: 12″
Record Label: London
Catalog Number:
SAH-U 6042
Year of Release: 1959
Format: Stereo
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Julie London – Latin in a Satin Mood original U.S. stereo LP

julie london - latin in a satin mood u.s. stereo lp

Offered for sale is an original U.S. stereo pressing of Julie London Sings Latin in a Satin Mood by Julie London.

About this copy: This copy of Julie London Sings Latin in a Satin Mood is a 1963 U.S stereo pressing on the Liberty label.

The cover is VG+, with slight general wear.

The disc is VG on side one with a few light marks and an audible scratch through the last track.  There is a name written on the side one label.  Side two is VG+ with a couple of light sleeve scuffs.

A nice play copy of a scarce Julie London LP that is often sought out for the cover alone.

Background: Released in 1963, Julie London Sings Latin in a Satin Mood was the eighteenth studio album by jazz/pop singer Julie London.

The album did not chart.

Allmusic.com gave Julie London Sings Latin in a Satin Mood this review:

Exotic and Latin albums were big deals in the 1950s and early ’60s, and singers as diverse as Dean Martin, Lena Horne, and Peggy Lee were recording with castanets and bongo drums. Peggy Lee was so successful at the style that she cut two albums of light pseudo-Latin jazz in 1960. … Latin in a Satin Mood ends up sounding exactly like what it was intended to be — an aid to put a little vanilla Latin sparkle in suburban American bedrooms.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Liberty
Catalog Number:
LST 7278
Year of Release: 1963
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – A Saucerful of Secrets early UK stereo LP

Pink Floyd - A Saucerful of Secrets uk lp

Offered for sale is an early UK stereo  pressing of A Saucerful of Secrets by Pink Floyd on the black and silver Columbia label.

About this copy: This copy of A Saucerful of Secrets is a 1973 fifth UK stereo pressing of an album that was originally released in 1968.

This version does not have a flipback cover, has EMI logos at the top and the bottom of the label, and has an error on side two, where “Jugband Blues,” the third and final track on the side, is listed as track 4.

The cover is VG+, with slight corner and edge wear.  The original EMI paper inner sleeve is M-.

The disc is VG++ and close to M- with a couple of very faint sleeve scuffs.  There are only one or two spindle marks on the labels; this copy has been rarely played.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a terrific LP.

Background: Released in 1968, A Saucerful of Secrets was the second album by Pink Floyd, the first to include guitarist/singer David Gilmour, and the last to include founder/guitarist/singer Syd Barrett.

The album reached #9 on the UK charts but only reached #158 on the U.S. charts.

Allmusic.com gave A Saucerful of Secrets a 3 1/2 star review:

A transitional album on which the band moved from Syd Barrett’s relatively concise and vivid songs to spacy, ethereal material with lengthy instrumental passages. Barrett’s influence is still felt (he actually did manage to contribute one track, the jovial “Jugband Blues”), and much of the material retains a gentle, fairy-tale ambience.

 

Country of origin: UK
Size: 12″
Record Label: Columbia
Catalog Number:
SCX-6258
Year of Release: 1973
Format: Stereo
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Julie London – Lonely Girl U.S. stereo LP

Julie London - Lonely Girl U.S. stereo LP

Offered for sale is a U.S. stereo pressing of Lonely Girl by Julie London.

This 1956 LP was reissued in 1960 in rechanneled (fake) stereo.

About this copy: This copy of Lonely Girl is a 1960 U.S. pressing of an album that was originally released in 1956.

The cover is VG, with slight general wear, moderate edge and corner wear, and some writing on the back cover.  There is a punch hole in the lower right hand corner.

The disc is VG++ and close to M- with a couple of faint marks on each side.  There is an address label on the side one label.

A nice play copy of a terrific LP.

Background: Released in 1956, Lonely Girl was the second album by pop/jazz singer Julie London.

The album reached #16 on the U.S. album charts.

Allmusic.com gave Lonely Girl a 4 star review:

Liberty Records was pleasantly surprised when Julie London’s debut album was such a big hit. Julie Is Her Name did contain the hit single “Cry Me a River,” but each featured mellow jazz guitar and bass backing — which was considered commercial suicide in 1955. So, instead of changing direction and recording the follow-up Lonely Girl with a full orchestra, Liberty wisely allowed London to strip the accompaniment down even more on the album by dropping the backing down to one instrument. Lone guitarist Al Viola plays gentle Spanish-tinged acoustic behind the hushed vocalist, and it suits London perfectly.

 

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Liberty
Catalog Number:
LST-7029
Year of Release: 1960
Format: Rechanneled Stereo
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Julie London – Sex ’66 German-only stereo LP

julie london - sex '66 german lp

Offered for sale is an original stereo pressing of the German-only compilation LP Sex ’66 by Julie London.

About this copy: This copy of Sex ’66 is a 1966 German stereo pressing on the Liberty label.

The cover is VG, with slight general wear, particularly at the edges and corners, and a small 1/2″ (1 cm) tear at the mouth.

The disc is VG++ and very close to M-, with a couple of minor inaudible scuffs.  There are one or two spindle marks on the labels.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a scarce Julie London LP.

Background: Released only in Germany in 1966, Sex ’66 was a compilation album that more or less said out loud what everyone was thinking when they saw the cheesecake covers Liberty Records was typically releasing for Julie London’s albums.

Tracks are:

  • Be Mine Tonight
  • I’ll Be Seeing You
  • Love Letters
  • Midnight Sun
  • Blue Moon
  • Sway
  • I Wanna Be Around
  • I Left My Heart In San Francisco
  • Vayo Con Dios
  • Days Of Wine And Roses
  • More (Theme From Mondo Cane)
  • Besame Mucho
  • Charade
  • I Remember You
Country of origin: Germany
Size: 12″
Record Label: Liberty
Catalog Number:
SML 84072
Year of Release: 1966
Format: Stereo
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Julie London – Julie is Her Name U.S. white label promotional stereo LP

Julie London - Julie is Her Name U.S. white label promo lp

Offered for sale is a U.S. white label promotional stereo pressing of Julie London’s debut LP, Julie is Her Name.

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++ and close to M-, with slight edge wear and a dented corner.

The white label promo disc is M-, with no spindle marks on the labels and just a couple of very faint sleeve scuffs on the vinyl.  The record may be unplayed.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a terrific LP that’s quite hard to find as a clean promotional copy.

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.

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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New Christy Minstrels – Tall Tales! 1963 U.S. stereo red vinyl promotional LP

New Christy Minstrels - Tall Tales! u.s. red vinyl lp

Offered for sale is an original U.S. stereo red vinyl promotional copy of Tall Tales! Legends and Nonsense by the New Christy Minstrels.

This album was issued on red vinyl both mono and stereo; the stereo version is quite rare.

About this copy: This copy of Tall Tales! Legends and Nonsense is a 1963 U.S. stereo pressing on the Columbia label.

The cover is VG, with quite a bit of edge wear, especially on the spine.  There is a sticker on the back cover that says “For Demonstration Use Only – Not for Sale.”

The red vinyl disc is VG+ with a couple of light marks on each side.  There are a few spindle marks on the labels.

It’s a fairly clean disc that plays well, and is the only red vinyl copy we’ve ever had for sale.

Background: Released in 1963, Tall Tales! Legends and Nonsense was the third album by the New Christy Minstrels, a group that at various times had Barry McGuire (on this LP), Kim Carnes, Gene Clark, and Kenny Rogers as members.

Allmusic.com gave Tall Tales! Legends and Nonsense a 4 1/2 star review:

By the time that the acoustic folk collective known as the New Christy Minstrels released their third long-player, Tall Tales! Legends and Nonsense (1963), the band had been together under the direction of Randy Sparks in several different configurations for less than a year. During that time, however, they had established themselves as a formidable aggregate of collective musicianship. Their multi-faceted talents were likewise prominently featured during the first season of the highly rated weekly network musical/variety Andy Williams Show. Their slightly offbeat brand of innocuous and infectious folky fun is at the heart of this release.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Columbia
Catalog Number:
CS 8817
Year of Release: 1963
Format: Stereo
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Julie London – For the Night People U.S. stereo beige label promotional LP

Julie London - For the Night People U.S. promo lp

Offered for sale is an original U.S. stereo beige label promotional copy of For the Night People by Julie London.

About this copy: This copy of For the Night People is a 1966 U.S. stereo pressing on the Liberty label.

The cover is VG+ with light general wear, mostly at the edges and corners.

The beige label promo disc is M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a scarce Julie London LP.

Background: Released in 1966, For the Night People was the twenty fifth studio album by Julie London.

The album did not chart.

Allmusic.com gave For the Night People a 4 star review:

For this album, the West Coast arranger and bass player Don Bagley combines an excellent jazz trio with subtle string charts that never swamp the intimate feeling of the disc. London came to fame by recording stripped-down sessions with just guitar and bass, so it makes sense that on For the Night People, an unidentified jazz guitarist gets to solo throughout the album. … This album is a must-have for Julie London fans and thankfully she worked with Bagley again on the more upbeat but no-less-languid Nice Girls Don’t Stay for Breakfast, which keeps the guitar heard here, but after the title track replaces the strings with a jazz organ and horn.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Liberty
Catalog Number:
LST 7478
Year of Release: 1966
Format: Stereo
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