OTIS BLACKWELL~SINGIN' BLUES~MEGA-RARE 1st ALBUM~VERY RARE ORI '58 DAVIS MONO LP

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Auction Details:
Code ID
#11772
Ebay Item #
161901224199
Sold Price
$997.76
Bids
23
Auction End date
06 Dec 2015
Seller Location
Rego Park, New York

Item Description

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·       OTIS BLACKWELL – SINGING THE BLUES (BLACKWELL'S INCREDIBLY RARE FIRST ALBUM) -  ORIGINAL 1956 DAVIS RECORDS MONO LP JD-109
 
·       ORIGINAL U.S. PRESSING
 
·       ORIGINAL GOLD DAVIS LABEL WITH BLACK LOGO AND PRINT.
 
·       DEEP GROOVE PRESSING
 
·       THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, FIRST U.S. PRESSING; THIS IS NOT A REISSUE, AN IMPORT, OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING.
 
·       ORIGINAL GATEFOLD COVER, MADE OF THICK CARDBOARD (AMERICAN STYLE) 
 
·       ORIGINAL LAMINATED COVER
 
·       THICK, HEAVY VINYL PRESSING
 
·       CLEAN, WEAR-FREE LABELS
 
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Few 1950s rock & roll tunesmiths were as prolifically talented as Otis Blackwell. His immortal compositions include Little Willie John's "Fever," Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel" and "All Shook Up," Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" and "Breathless," and Jimmy Jones' "Handy Man" (just for starters).
 
Though he often collaborated with various partners on the thriving '50s New York R&B scene (Winfield Scott, Eddie Cooley, and Jack Hammer, to name three), Blackwell's songwriting style is as identifiable as that of Willie Dixon or Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller. He helped formulate the musical vocabulary of rock & roll when the genre was barely breathing on its own.
 
Befitting a true innovator, Blackwell's early influences were a tad out of the ordinary. As a lad growing up in Brooklyn, he dug the Westerns that his favorite nearby cinema screened. At that point, Tex Ritter was Otis Blackwell's main man. Smooth blues singers Chuck Willis and Larry Darnell also made an impression. By 1952, Blackwell parlayed a victory at an Apollo Theater talent show into a recording deal with veteran producer Joe Davis for RCA, switching to Davis' own Jay-Dee logo the next year. He was fairly prolific at Jay-Dee, enjoying success with the throbbing "Daddy Rollin' Stone" (later covered by the Who). From 1955 on, though, Blackwell concentrated primarily on songwriting (Atlantic, Date, Cub, and MGM later issued scattered Blackwell singles).
"Fever," co-written by Cooley, was Blackwell's first winner (he used the pen name of John Davenport, since he was still contractually obligated to Jay-Dee). Blackwell never met Elvis in person, but his material traveled a direct pipeline to the rock icon; "Return to Sender," "One Broken Heart for Sale," and "Easy Question" also came from his pen. Dee Clark ("Just Keep It Up" and "Hey Little Girl"), Thurston Harris, Wade Flemons, Clyde McPhatter, Brook Benton, Ben E. King, the Drifters, Bobby Darin, Ral Donner, Gene Vincent, and plenty more of rock's primordial royalty benefited from Blackwell's compositional largesse before the British Invasion forever altered the Brill Building scene.
 
 (EXCERPT FROM AN ONLINE ARTIST BIO BY BILL DAHL, ALL MUSIC GUIDE  /ALLMUSIC.COM/)
 
For additional historical information on this album, including track listing ►CLICK HERE
 
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·       CONDITION:
 
·       RECORD
 
 (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 sunlight)
 
(a)          WE GRADE THE VINYL AS EXCELLENT. This is one of those albums that are somewhat difficult to grade. It is somewhere between VG++ and NEAR MINT, just a notch below NEAR MINT. A few light abrasions ARE visible, but they are extremely shallow, superficial  and only moderately visually distracting (nothing significant).For the most part, the vinyl looks impeccable without any MAJOR visual flaws or imperfections. Much of the original luster is intact, and the vinyl shines and sparkles almost like new.
 
(b)            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!
 
(c)           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).
 
(d)          The record comes in a hi-grade MFSL PVC inner sleeve, which has - apparently with success - shielded the record from the harmful impact of elements over many years!
 
(e)           Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior, digital recording!!!
 
 
·       COVER (THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, LAMINATED, GLOSSY COVER):
 
THE COVER IS NICE --- ABOUT VERY GOOD++ (VG++).
 
The following flaws or imperfections are noted on the cover:
 
-         Cover has some light ring wear (nothing significant); On the scale from 1 to 10 (1 being the least, and  10 being the most severe), we assess the severity of ring wear as 4   (VISIBLE ON BACK SIDE ONLY)
 
-         Back cover has circular tarnish (grayish, dust-covered sections, which closely follow the contour of the record),  probably caused by friction or by rubbing against other covers during the storage. The tarnish is similar in appearance to a common ring wear, but, UNLIKE ring wear, these grayish areas may be possible to clean up with a minor effort and with a right cleansing solution.
 
-         Cover shows some light yellowing on both sides, apparently from aging   (nothing significant).
 
-         Cover has a few tiny wrinkles along the spine
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