(Black Oak Arkansas) Ruby Starr – Smokey Places Japan white label promotional LP with obi


An original Japanese white label promotional copy of the 1977 LP Smokey Places by Ruby Starr, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese white label promotional pressing of Smokey Places by Ruby Starr, best known as a vocalist for Black Oak Arkansas.

About this copy: This copy of Smokey Places is an original 1977 white label promo copy on the Capitol label.

The cover is VG+, with faint ring wear on the front and slight corner wear.  The obi and insert are M-.

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

A nice copy of a scarce (and pretty good) LP.

Background: Released in 1977, Smokey Places was the third (and best, in our opinion) of three albums that Ruby Starr recorded for Capitol Records in the mid-1970s, none of which reached the U.S. album charts.

Prior to that, she’d released an album in 1971 under the name Ruby Jones and had appeared as a vocalist on four albums by Black Oak Arkansas, including providing backing vocals on their 1974 hit, “Jim Dandy.”

After her Capitol LPs, she recorded two albums for private labels in the early 1980s.

You can listen to “Time to Hide” here:

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Capitol
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1977
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × .20 in