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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|Year of Release:||1959|