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Various Artists, Comparative Blues, 1957 on Jazztone.

Various Artists, Comparative Blues, 1957 on Jazztone. Including Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, but also some klnow lesser known folks like Buck Clayton, Jack Teagarden, Eddie Bert. Via…

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Blue Light, 1955 on Columbia.

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Blue Light, 1955 on Columbia. Songs recorded in the 1930s, compiled in the 50s. In great shape for a 65+ year old LP…

Tiny Grimes / J.C. Higginbotham, Callin’ The Blues, 1958 on Prestige.

Tiny Grimes / J.C. Higginbotham, Callin’ The Blues, 1958 on Prestige. With Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Ray Bryant, Wendell Mardhall, and Osie Johnson. 80s reissue as part of the…

Johnny Cash, Sings The Songs That Made Him Famous, 1958 on Sun Records.

Johnny Cash, Johnny Cash Sings The Songs That Made Him Famous, 1958 on Sun Records. My copy is a 2015 reissue by Org Music – great pressing. Cash’s…

Quincy Jones, This Is How I Feel About Jazz, 1957 on ABC Paramount.

Quincy Jones, This Is How I Feel About Jazz, 1957 on ABC Paramount. My copy is from the Vinyl Me, Please Anthology The Story Of Quincy Jones, which…

Frank Sinatra, Come Fly With Me, 1958 on Capitol.

Frank Sinatra, Come Fly With Me, 1958 on Capitol. My copy is an early 70s reissue – Sinatra’s first collaboration with Billy May (arranger and conductor). A little…

Oscar Peterson, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, The Oscar Peterson Trio Set, Jazz at the Philharmonic, reissued 1985 on Verve.

Oscar Peterson, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, The Oscar Peterson Trio Set, Jazz at the Philharmonic, reissued 1985 on Verve. Live at Carnegie Hall in 1952 and…

Sarah Vaughan, After Hours with Sarah Vaughan, 1955 on Columbia.

Sarah Vaughan, After Hours with Sarah Vaughan, 1955 on Columbia. Mono pressing on “six-eye” Columbia labels – Some time between 1956 and 1962. Recorded between 1949 and 1952….

Oscar Peterson Quartet, Oscar Peterson Quartet , 1956 on Verve.

Oscar Peterson Quartet, Oscar Peterson Quartet , 1956 on Verve. Originally reased in 1952 as a 10″ LP, this is a 1956 issue on 12″ LP – recorded…

Oscar Peterson, Oscar Peterson Plays the Richard Rodgers Song Book, 1959 on Verve.

Oscar Peterson, Oscar Peterson Plays the Richard Rodgers Song Book, 1959 on Verve. My copy is a slightly later (early 60s) pressing by MGM after they acquired Verve…

Ella Fitzgerald, Ella, 1959 on Verve.

Ella Fitzgerald, Ella,  1959 on Verve. This is a mid-seventies reissue of what was originally released in 1959 as “Ella Fitzgerald Sings Sweet Songs for Swingers” in a…

Oscar Peterson, Oscar Peterson Plays The Cole Porter Song Book, 1959 on Verve.

Oscar Peterson, Oscar Peterson Plays The Cole Porter Song Book, 1959 on Verve. I love the “song book” albums from the fifties – [artist] plays the [composer] song…

Nat ‘King’ Cole, Penthouse Serenade, 1955 on Capitol.

Nat ‘King’ Cole, Penthouse Serenade, 1955 on Capitol. Originally a 10″ record released om 1952, then as an LP in 1955 with more tracks. My pressing is an…

Abbey Lincoln, It’s Magic, 1958 on Riverside.

Abbey Lincoln, It’s Magic, 1958 on Riverside. Lincoln’s third LP and second on Riverside. My copy is the Vinyl Me, Please reissue and is a fantastic pressing.

Nat ‘King’ Cole, The Piano Style of Nat ‘King’ Cole, 1956 on Capitol.

Nat ‘King’ Cole, The Piano Style of Nat ‘King’ Cole, 1956 on Capitol. My copy is a 1962 Capitol pressing With orchestra conducted and arranged by Nelson Riddle….

Sarah Vaughan and Billy Eckstine Sing the Best of Irving Berlin, 1958 on Mercury.

Sarah Vaughan and Billy Eckstine Sing the Best of Irving Berlin, 1958 on Mercury. MG 20316, mono. ” Long Playing Microgroove” labels Great thrift shop find. Though the…

Peggy Lee, The Man I Love, 1957 on Capitol.

Peggy Lee, The Man I Love, 1957 on Capitol. Nelson Riddle Orchestra, conducted by Frank Sinatra. Great thrift store find – in decent shape and over 60 years…

Thelonious Monk, Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington, 1956 on Riverside.

Thelonious Monk, Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington, 1956 on Riverside. My copy is an 1982 pressing in the Original Jazz Classics series – jacket reproduced from the 1958…

Ray Brown, This is Ray Brown, 1958 on Verve

Ray Brown, This is Ray Brown, 1958 on Verve My copy is an 80s Japanese pressing by Polydor K.K., part of the Original Verve Jazz Classics series. Includes…

Oscar Peterson, Oscar Peterson Plays My Fair Lady, 1958 on Verve

Oscar Peterson, Oscar Peterson Plays My Fair Lady, 1958 on Verve An original 1958 mono pressing – one of my favorite recent finds. With Ray Brown on bass…