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.

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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 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.

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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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Richie Havens – Mixed Bag U.S. stereo LP

richie havens - mixed bag u.s. lp

Offered for sale is a U.S. stereo pressing of Mixed Bag by Richie Havens.

About this copy: This copy of Mixed Bag is a 1970 pressing on the MGM label of an album that was originally released in 1966 on the Verve/Forecast label.

The cover is VG with light ring wear and slight foxing on the back, but no tears, holes, or writing.  The cover has a banner that says, “The Woodstock Show-Stopper ‘Handsome Johnny’ Included In This Album!”

The disc is M- and appears to have had little, if any play.

A nice copy of a classic LP.

Background: Released in 1966, Mixed Bag was the debut LP by singer-songwriter Richie Havens.

The album reached #182 on the U.S. album charts, likely reaching that position in 1970 after Havens’ appearance in the Woodstock film.

Allmusic.com gave Mixed Bag a 4 1/2 star review:

Richie Havens’ finest recording, Mixed Bag captures the essence of his music and presents it in an attractive package that has held up well. A close listen to lyrics like “I Can’t Make It Anymore” and “Morning, Morning” reveals sadness and loneliness, yet the music is so appealingly positive that a listener actually comes away feeling uplifted. In fact, on most of the songs on this album, it’s the sound of Havens’ distinctive voice coupled with his unusual open-E guitar tuning, rather than the specific lyrical content of the songs, that pulls the listener in.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: MGM
Catalog Number:
SE-4698
Year of Release: 1970
Format: Stereo
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Richie Havens – Something Else Again U.S. stereo LP

richie havens - something else again u.s. lp

Offered for sale is an early U.S. stereo pressing of Something Else Again, the second album by Richie Havens.

About this copy: This copy of Something Else Again is a 1970 pressing on the MGM label of an album that was originally released in 1968 on the Verve/Forecast label.

The cover is M- and still has the original shrink wrap.   There is a small saw mark on the spine.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a scarce Richie Havens LP.

Background: Released in 1968, Something Else Again was the second album by Richie Havens.

The album reached #184 on the U.S. album charts.

Allmusic.com gave Something Else Again a 4 star review:

The sound here is more keyboard-heavy than its predecessor Mixed Bag, but Richie Havens continues in a similar vein with his distinctive smoky voice and thumb-fretted open-tuned guitar. “No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed” and “Don’t Listen to Me” are propelled by Warren Bernhardt’s percussive electric piano, while “Inside of Him” and “Sugarplums” are pretty ballads featuring the flute of Jeremy Steig. “The Klan” and “Run Shaker Life” are cut from the same mold as “Handsome Johnny,” the Woodstock show-stopper from Mixed Bag.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: MGM
Catalog Number:
SE-4699
Year of Release: 1970
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – The Piper at the Gates of Dawn UK stereo export LP

pink floyd - the piper at the gates of dawn UK export lp

Offered for sale is a UK stereo export pressing of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn by Pink Floyd, with “Odeon” stickers covering the Columbia logos on the labels and cover.

These pressings were exported from the UK to certain South American countries where the band’s albums would ordinarily appear on the Odeon label.

About this copy: This copy of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn is a 1978 pressing on the black and silver Columbia label, with gold Odeon stickers covering the Columbia logos.

The cover is VG, with a record impression and a bit of lamination cracking on the front cover and moderate ring wear on the back cover.

We believe that the paper inner sleeve is not original to this LP.

The disc is VG++ and close to M-, with a couple of light scuffs.  The record has clearly had very little play.

A nice copy of a rare Pink Floyd LP.

Background: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, released in 1967, was the first LP from Pink Floyd and the only album by the band to predominantly feature founding member Syd Barrett.

The album reached #6 on the UK album charts, but only reached #131 on the U.S. charts.

Allmusic.com gave The Piper at the Gates of Dawn a 5 star review:

 The Piper at the Gates of Dawn successfully captures both sides of psychedelic experimentation — the pleasures of expanding one’s mind and perception, and an underlying threat of mental disorder and even lunacy; this duality makes Piper all the more compelling in light of Barrett’s subsequent breakdown, and ranks it as one of the best psychedelic albums of all time.

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Country of origin: UK
Size: 12″
Record Label: Columbia/Odeon
Catalog Number:
SCX-6157
Year of Release: 1978
Format: Stereo
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(10cc) Graham Gouldman – The Graham Gouldman Thing U.S. stereo promotional LP

Graham Gouldman - The Graham Gouldman Thing LP

Offered for sale is an original stereo promotional copy of the 1968 LP The Graham Gouldman Thing by Graham Gouldman of 10cc.

This LP has stock labels, but there is a promotional stamp on the back cover.

About this copy: This copy of The Graham Gouldman Thing is an original 1968 pressing on the RCA label.

The cover is VG+ on the front and VG on the back, with slight ring wear on the back side.  The back cover is stamped, “Promotion Copy Not for Sale.”

The disc is VG++ and close to M-, with a couple of faint sleeve scuffs and one or two light marks on each side.  It’s a clean disc that has clearly seen little play.

A nice copy of a rare 10cc-related item.  This came out of our own collection and is the only copy of this album we’ve ever seen.

Background: Released in 1968 after he’d had some success writing songs for other people but before he’d had any success on his own, The Graham Gouldman Thing was the first solo album by Graham Gouldman, later a member of 10cc.

On this LP, Gouldman performs songs he’d written that were best known as hits for other artists.

Allmusic.com gave The Graham Gouldman Thing a 4 1/2 star review:

Gouldman issued this solo album in 1968, featuring his own versions of the hits “For Your Love,” “Bus Stop,” and “No Milk Today” with eight other original tunes. The album blends pensive, acoustic-guitar driven compositions with light orchestral arrangements. It’s a pleasant record, but ultimately does not measure up to the monster hit covers of his tunes.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: RCA
Catalog Number:
LSP-3954
Year of Release: 1968
Format: Stereo
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