Offered for sale is a red vinyl mono Japanese pressing of Something Cool by June Christy, including insert and the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Something Cool is a 1969 Japanese pressing of an album that was originally released (in this form) in 1955.
The cover is M-, with a couple of minor indentations on the top edge, but no wear.
The obi is M-; the “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, has been removed. The lyric insert is M-.
There are two hype stickers on the cover – one says “Capitol Jazz Must Item Series” and the other says “S.J. Seal of Approval.”
The red vinyl disc is VG++ on side one, with a one or two faint small marks. It’s very close to M-. Side two is M-. The record appears to have only been played once or twice.
A nice colored vinyl copy of a classic Jazz/pop LP.
Background: Something Cool was the first and best-known album by Jazz singer June Christy. Originally released in 1954 in mono with seven songs, the album was expanded to eleven songs in 1955.
In 1960, all eleven songs were re-recorded in stereo, and for many years, the stereo re-recording was the only version of the album that was available anywhere.
June Christy’s Something Cool, originally released as a 10″ LP in 1954, single-handedly inaugurated the cool jazz vocal movement. Christy had been a star vocalist with the Stan Kenton Orchestra in the late ’40s, enjoying major hits with “Tampico” and “Shoo Fly Pie & Apple Pan Dowdy.” Soon after she left the band, she began working with key Kenton arranger Pete Rugolo and a slew of top West Coast studio musicians (including her husband, tenor saxophonist Bob Cooper) on her first solo album for Capitol Records. The result was Something Cool, which is both a winning showcase for Christy’s wistful style and a landmark of cool jazz modernism.
You can listen to the title track here:
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1969|