Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of the instrumental LP The Wildest Guitar by Mickey Baker, including the rare original obi.
Note: This album was originally released in the United States in 1959, but was not released in Japan until 1962. This version features the same tracks as the U.S. release, but the songs are in a different order.
About this copy: This copy of The Wildest Guitar is an original 1962 pressing on the Atlantic label.
The thin laminated cover is VG+, with slight corner wear and a few minor creases in the lamination.
The ultra-rare obi is M-. The original plain white paper inner sleeve is included.
This LP does not include an insert; as an instrumental LP, it likely was issued without one.
The disc is VG++, with a couple of faint sleeve scuffs. It’s a clean disc that plays well.
A beautiful copy of a terrific LP and the only complete copy we’ve ever seen.
Background: Released in 1959, The Wildest Guitar is the only solo album by Mickey Baker, who was best known as a session musician for Atlantic Records (where he played on may hits by other artists) and as half of the duo of Mickey & Sylvia.
Allmusic.com gave The Wildest Guitar a 4 1/2 star review:
Despite Baker’s well-deserved reputation as one of the most influential guitar players of early rock & roll, The Wildest Guitar was one of the few chances he really got to strut his stuff as a solo artist. This entirely instrumental set features keening, sharp, bluesy riffs in much the same distinctive style that gained him fame on “Love Is Strange” and other tunes with Mickey & Sylvia. … This is a pretty good showcase to hear Baker’s unadorned virtuosity.
You can listen to “Baker’s Dozen” here:
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