Ella Fitzgerald – Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! original Japan LP with obi

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An original 1963 Japanese pressing of Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! by Ella Fitzgerald, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! by Ella Fitzgerald, including the rare original obi and lyric insert.

This copy, while nearly 60 years old, looks virtually new.

About this copy: This copy of Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! is an original 1963 pressing on the Verve label.

The flipback cover is M-, with no fading or discoloration and an 11-63 date on the bottom. The obi is M-.

The insert is M-.  The original paper inner sleeve is included and is VG+, with a few wrinkles.

The disc is M-. with a couple of very faint scuffs from being removed from the original paper inner sleeve.  The record has likely only been played once or twice.

A beautiful copy of a terrific LP and one that is almost impossible to find in this condition.

Background: Originally released in 1961, Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! was the 18th album that Ella Fitzgerald recorded for Verve Records.

The album has long been highly regarded by audiophiles, as it is a well-recorded album. gave Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! a 3 star review:

Another typically wonderful LP of Ella Fitzgerald in her prime, Fitzgerald is joined by pianist Lou Levy, guitarist Herb Ellis, bassist Joe Mondragon, and drummer Stan Levey. Fitzgerald is in fine form on such numbers as “A Night in Tunisia,” an emotional “You’re My Thrill,” “Jersey Bounce,” and “Clap Hands! Here Comes Charlie.” Although not reaching the heights of her live performances, this is an excellent (and somewhat underrated) set.

You can listen to “Night in Tunisia” here:

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Verve
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1963
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in