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JIMMY REED - JUST JIMMY REED - ORIGINAL VEE JAY RECORDS 1962 STEREO LP SR-1050
ORIGINAL US PRESSING
DEEP GROOVE PRESSING
ORIGINAL VEE JAY COLOR SPECTRUM 'OVAL' LOGO LABEL
THICK CARDBOARD COVER, AMERICAN STYLE.
BEAUTIFUL, WEAR-FREE LABELS
THE RECORD HAS 'AUDIOMATRIX' STAMP IN THE TRAIL-OFF VINYL
(DEAD WAX) AREA, WHICH IS GENERALLY CONSIDERED A PROOF OF AUTHENTICITY OF THE
(►PLEASE SEE THE
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Original STEREO pressings of
Jimmy Reed's albums on Vee Jay (1960-1965) are some of the most coveted and
prized possessions in the blues record-collecting. Because of his huge
commercial success (Jimmy Reed had no peers among bluesmen of his generation)
he was allowed a privilege of recording his peak-period albums in multi-track
technology and some of his albums were pressed in true stereo - although in
minuscule numbers, probably less than 2000 each - even at a time when not even
many white performers in a heavily segregated show business were given such
generous treatment. What complicates things is that VeeJay was notoriously
sloppy when keeping track of Reed's recordings, and nobody seems to be quite
certain which ones of his albums exist in true stereo and which are to be found
in mono only. This one - we guarantee - is a 100% genuine true stereo, first
pressing of his fifth album on Vee Jay and is literally and figuratively rare
as hell (good luck finding one). This is the great Bluesman's fifth album on
Vee Jay; we find him improvising in studio here, and performing while mildly
intoxicated. Incredible work?one of the critical albums of the modern blues.
Absolulutely indispensable. Track listing: I'll Change That Too --- Let's Get
Together --- Good Lover --- Take It Slow --- Too Much --- In The Morning --- Oh
John --- Back Home At Noon --- Kansas City Baby --- You Can't Hide.
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THIS IS A
(IMPORTANT NOTE: unless otherwise noted, ALL
records are graded visually, and NOT play-graded!; we grade records under the strong, diffuse room light or discrete
WE GRADE THE VINYL AS NEAR MINT.
Some VERY LIGHT AND SUPERFICIAL abrasions ? mostly sleeve scuffs - are (barely) visible, but are probably
inaudible, and do not affect visual
integrity or beauty of the vinyl. The original luster is very much intact, and
the vinyl shines and sparkles almost like new.
The record has a "deep groove" (an indent in the label about
1/2-inch from the edge of the label, which on SOME labels is associated with
very early or first pressings).
The record is pressed on a beautiful, thick, inflexible vinyl, which
was usually used for the first or very early pressings. Usually, the sound on
such thick vinyl pressings is full-bodied, vivid, and even dramatic. Do not
expect to obtain such a majestic analog sound from a digital recording!
Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior,
Stereo pressing of this title
is much rarer, and by far more preferable to its mono counterpart. The mix is more graphic, the sound resolution more
precise, and the channel separation (which does not exist on mono version) adds
a whole new dimension to the music. Also, the stereo mixes are (by
definition) somewhat different than on the mono version. We estimate that mono
copies of this album outnumber stereo copies
by a ratio of at least 3:1.
THE COVER IS NEAR MINT !
The following flaws or
imperfections are noted on the cover:
Cover has a visible wrinkle (crease) in the cardboard base
on the front panel (nothing significant)
NO OTHER IMPERFECTIONS
ON THE COVER:
No split seams
No ring wear
No cut-out (drill) holes.
No cut-out corners
No saw-marks or indents
No dirt/dust rubbing stains (friction marks caused by rubbing against
No yellowing from aging
No tearing: no chips, dents or nicks on the seams
No peel-off marks
No mold or mildew spots
No stickers or labels
No water damage
No razor marks, scratches, pressure marks, lines, streaks, or cuts.
No wax, glue, paint or liquid drops on the cover
No bar codes
No RIAA stamps or stickers.
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