Ray Charles – At Newport rare original 1959 U.S. stereo LP

$150.00

An original 1959 U.S. stereo pressing of Ray Charles at Newport, pressed on the green Atlantic label.

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Offered for sale is a rare original U.S. stereo pressing of the 1959 LP Ray Charles at Newport by Ray Charles.

About this copy: This copy of Ray Charles at Newport is an original stereo issue on the green label that Atlantic only used from 1958-1960.

The cover is VG+, with a bit of wear on the lamination and some foxing on the back cover.  There are no tears or holes.  As with many early Atlantic stereo titles, this album has a mono cover with an embossed “STEREO DISC” stamp on the front.

The disc is M-.  While it has a few spindle marks on the label, there are no marks on the vinyl.

A beautiful copy of an album that rarely turns up in this condition.

Background: Ray Charles at Newport was released just months after his appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1958.

Atlantic’s first stereo LPs were used on a green label that was nearly identical to the black label they were using at the time for their mono releases.  This label was only in use from 1958-1960, and all pressings on that label are quite rare.

Allmusic.com gave Ray Charles at Newport a 4 1/2 star review:

For his appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival on July 5, 1958, Charles pulled out all the stops, performing raucous versions of “The Right Time,” “I Got a Woman,” and “Talkin’ ‘Bout You.”

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Atlantic
Catalog Number:
SD 1289
Year of Release: 1959
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in
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