Offered for sale is a still sealed U.S. mono copy of LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith by LaVern Baker.
About this copy: This copy of LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith is a sealed U.S. mono pressing on the Atlantic label of an album that was originally released in 1958.
The original issue was on a black Atlantic label and was wrapped in a loose bag. As this copy is in shrink wrap, it’s likely on the mid-1960s red and purple Atlantic label.
As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.
The wrap is fully intact except for a 3″ (8 cm) break at the top center of the cover. The cover has split there.
There is a punch hole in the lower right hand corner of the cover and an original price sticker attached to the wrap.
A nice copy of an album that’s usually found in poor condition.
Background: Released in 1958, LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith was the third album by American R&B singer LaVern Baker.
This is an album that should not have worked. LaVern Baker (a fine R&B singer) was joined by all-stars from mainstream jazz (including trumpeter Buck Clayton, trombonist Vic Dickenson, tenor-saxophonist Paul Quinichette and pianist Nat Pierce) for twelve songs associated with the great ’20s blues singer Bessie Smith. Despite the potentially conflicting styles, this project is quite successful and often exciting.
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|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Year of Release:||1960s|