Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Blue Note 4003 - Original FIRST MONO Pressing - RVG - EAR - DG Vinyl LP
ONE OF THE MOST RARE AND SOUGHT AFTER JAZZ RECORDS IN THE WORLD !!!
THIS IS THE ORIGINAL FIRST MONO PRESSING FROM 1958 of the self titled Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers album on Blue Note 4003.
This particular pressing is an anomoly and MEGA RARE as Blue Note accidently placed a "stereo" sticker on Side One. THIS IS A MUST HAVE RECORD FOR HARDCORE BLUE NOTE COLLECTOR"S.
Collector's and connoisseurs will know by the dead wax markings that this is an original Blue Note "MONO" first pressing, and Blue Note accidently put an original "Stereo" sticker on Side 1. (See details below)
1. MATRIX NUMBERS BN-LP-4003-A and BN-LP-4003-B, HANDETCHED IN THE DEAD WAX.
2. The PLASTYLITE EAR ON BOTH SIDES HANDETCHED (sign of 1st pressing)
3. RVG ON BOTH SIDES MACHINE STAMPED (sign of 1st pressing)
4. SIDE A (Stereo Sticker) = HAS "INC" in Address and HAS "R" under NOTE (sign of a stereo 1st pressing)
5. SIDE B (Mono Sticker) = NO "INC" in Address and NO "R" under NOTE (sign of 1st pressing)
Blue Note address reads with NO "INC" (sign of 1st pressing)
100% AUTHENTIC ORIGINAL MONO First Pressing. MEGA RARE !
*Because our clients are mostly jazz collectors and connoisseurs, as we are, we made it our policy to only sell albums that we grade in VERY GOOD (VG) condition or better.
*This record is from our personal collection. We purchased it in 1958. It has been very well maintained, always kept at the proper temperature and in a plastic sleeve.
Record Grade VG = Very well maintained. We just listened to the whole album with headphones on. It is a great album. Plays smooth. There are no skips, no jumps, and no interuptions. There are the occasional minor pops from the surface scratches and age, but not much. It is one of our favorite records and we played it a lot, but we take good care of our collection. Amazing condition and quality. The record plays and sounds beautiful. Shiny vinyl. Difficult to find this rare vintage record in such great condition. (see pictures)
Jacket Grade VG+ = Shiny, clean, No seem splits, no tape. Looks great on the shelf. Minor corner dings from our normal use. Small letters "VZ" handwritten lower right rear cover. There are 2 stickers (front cover and label) that say "Musikhaus Hummel", a famous music store in Frankfurt Germany. A beautiful jacket for a 57 year old album. One of our nicest kept covers. (see pictures)
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This was Art Blakey's first album for Blue Note in several years, after a period of recording for various labels, and marked both a homecoming and a fresh start. Originally the LP was self-titled, but the instant popularity of the bluesy opening track "Moanin'" (by pianist Bobby Timmons) led to its becoming known by that title.
On Halloween 1958, Art Blakey’s Moanin’ (BLP 4003) became the last Blue Note album ever to be recorded to full-track tape by Van Gelder.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers
Label: Blue Note 4003
Format: 33 rpm 12" LP mono
Country: United States
Vinyl Condition: VG (Very Good)
Cover Condition: VG+ (Very Good Plus)
Year Released: 1958
LP Quantity: 1
Bass – Jymie Merritt
Composed By – Benny Golson
Drums – Art Blakey
Liner Notes – Leonard Feather
Photography By Buck Hoeffler
Piano – Bobby Timmons
Producer – Alfred Lion
Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder
Tenor Saxophone – Benny Golson
Trumpet – Lee Morgan
Are You Real 4:45
Along Came Betty 6:05
The Drum Thunder (Miniature) Suite 7:15
First Theme: Drum Thunder
Second Theme: Cry A Blue Tear
Third Theme: Harlem's Disciples
Blues March 6:15
Come Rain Or Come Shine
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