Offered for sale is a very rare, and possibly unique, green vinyl U.S. stereo pressing of the 1960 LP Say It With Music (A Touch of Latin) by Ray Conniff, His Orchestra, and Chorus.
About this copy: We don’t know much about this LP; it’s clearly an original 1960 pressing on the Columbia “six eye” label that was in use through 1962. The LP is clearly a U.S. pressing and has stamped matrix numbers.
But it’s pressed on green vinyl, with a bit of black mixed in, and we are unaware of any other colored vinyl pressings of this LP. In all likelihood, it was privately pressed by a pressing plant employee for their own use.
The cover is VG, with general wear, especially at the corners and edges. A Columbia-branded plastic inner sleeve is included.
The disc is VG+ with a few small marks through the last four tracks of side one. Side two is M-.
A beautiful copy of a very unusual LP and it may be the only copy in existence!
Background: Say It With Music (A Touch of Latin), released in 1960, was the thirteenth album by Ray Conniff, a bandleader and arranger who hit it big in the mid-1950s with his then-unique blend of instrumental music accompanied by a wordless vocal chorus.
The arrangements are always enjoyable. Conniff shows his peerless music sense blending afro-latin percussion instruments, harp and electric bass. The vocalization with trombones in Besame Mucho is one of the appealing marks of this album.
You can listen to “Besame Mucho” here:
|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Year of Release:||1960|