Shelly Manne & Friends – My Fair Lady Japan LP with obi

$60.00

A Japanese pressing of My Fair Lady by Shelly Manne & Friends, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Modern Jazz Performances Of Songs From My Fair Lady by Shelly Manne & Friends, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Modern Jazz Performances Of Songs From My Fair Lady is a 1980 stereo Japanese pressing of an album that was originally released in mono only in 1956.

The cover is M-.  The obi is VG++, with a couple of minor wrinkles on the back.  The insert is M-.

The disc is M- and looks like it might have been played once, as there’s a single spindle mark on one label.

A beautiful copy of a classic Jazz LP that everyone should own.

Background: “Shelly Manne & Friends” was Shelly Manne on drums, Andre Previn on piano, and Leroy Vinnegar on bass. The awkardly-titled Modern Jazz Performances of Songs from My Fair Lady album, released in mono in 1956 on Contemporary Records (and a few years later in stereo) became a surprise best seller and for good reason – it’s a terrific record.

We’ve long been fans of this one, and have both mono and stereo copies in our own collection.

AllMusic.com gave Modern Jazz Performances of Songs from My Fair Lady 5 stars:

This trio set by Shelly Manne & His Friends (consisting of the drummer/leader, pianist André Previn, and bassist Leroy Vinnegar) was a surprise best-seller and is now considered a classic. Previn (who is really the main voice) leads the group through eight themes from the famous play, including “Get Me to the Church on Time,” “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” and “On the Street Where You Live.” The result is a very appealing set that is easily recommended.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Contemporary
Catalog Number:
P-7576
Year of Release: 1980
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in
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