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Super Hot Stamper

Jimmy Dean
Everybody's Favorite

  (Item #: dean_every_1610x) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • Double Plus (A++) Hot Stamper sound or close to it on both sides
  • This is the kind of Tubey Magical richness records routinely offered in 1963
  • Don Law produced this one down in Nashville so it's the real deal all right
  • If you liked our killer Marty Robbins' records you most likely will get a big kick out of this one too


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Frank Sinatra - Duke Ellington
Francis A. & Edward K.

  (Item #: sinatfranc_1706) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • One of the better copies of this top quality recording to hit the site, with superb Double Plus (A++) sound or better on both sides
  • This original pressing has outstanding size and weight with rich, clear brass and good space up top - thanks Lee Herschberg!
  • Sinatra is both natural and present - he actually sounds like he is standing on the same stage as Ellington's band
  • "Recorded on Sinatra's birthday in 1967, this collaboration between America's most popular singing icon and pre-eminent jazz composer still endures as one of Sinatra's most enjoyable Reprise-era albums." - Amazon
See all of our Frank Sinatra albums as well as our Duke Ellington albums in stock


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Lou Rawls
Live!

  (Item #: rawlslive_1607x) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This SUPERB live recording boasts two killer sides, rating at or near Double Plus (A++)
  • A new member of our Top 100 list; an outstanding live recording that really shines on a copy that sounds like this
  • Both sides are clean, clear and lively with plenty of rich, solid bass - Stormy Monday & Tobacco Road are highlights of the set
  • AMG 4 stars "Lou Rawls gives a riveting performance on Live!, covering standards from Basie/Rushing's tambourine-jumpin' "Goin' to Chicago" to T-Bone Walker's foot-stompin' "Stormy Monday," and whole lot in between."
See all of our Lou Rawls albums in stock


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Peggy Lee
Guitars Ala Lee

  (Item #: lee_guita_1611x) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • Only our second Peggy Lee Hot Stamper to hit the site, and this one is killer too
  • With Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides this copy is superb from start to finish
  • Capitol's Tubey Magic in 1966 here is rich and relaxed, unlike many of the vocal albums we've played from the '60s
  • A ridiculously tough record to find in stereo, in audiophile playing condition anyway
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Harry Nilsson
A Little Touch of Schmilsson

  (Item #: nilssalitt_1611x) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • Wonderfully warm and relaxed sound on both sides of this Hot Stamper pressing
  • Both sides are very spacious and very open with wonderful immediacy and tons of richness
  • One of our favorite Nilsson releases - it's The Ultimate latter-day standards album
  • A Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 album
See all of our Harry Nilsson albums in stock


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Willie Nelson
Stardust

  (Item #: nelsostard_1705_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides of this exceptionally well-recorded album, this surely qualifies as a Demo Disc
  • From the first few moments of the title track you'll be blown away by the wonderful presence, transparency, and clarity
  • This copy is hi-res without sacrificing the Analog warmth that makes the recording so special
  • Allmusic 5 stars: "Stardust showcases Nelson's skills as a musician and his entire aesthetic — where there is nothing separating classic American musical forms, it can all be played together — perhaps better than any other album..."
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Tony Bennett
I Left My Heart In San Francisco

  (Item #: benneileft_1705) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Superb and magical like nothing you've heard - this killer copy is as about as HUGE and as REAL as it gets
  • This pressing gives Tony the sound he deserves, with side one rating a Triple Plus (A+++) and side two a solid Double Plus (A++)
  • Amazing music, plus brilliant engineering by Frank Laico at his favorite studio (and ours), Columbia 30th Street studios
  • Allmusic 5 Stars and the winner of two Grammy Awards in 1962 including Record of the Year
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Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Swings Lightly

  (Item #: fitzgella_swings_1705_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy could not be beat
  • Exceptionally lovely All Tube sound from 1958, with a huge, rich orchestra conducted by our man, Marty Paich
  • Grammy Award for Best Improvised Jazz Solo - these were the days when Ella was on top of the world
  • "The bright, sunny optimism of Fitzgerald’s style comes through in several tracks, including Frank Loesser’s “If I Were a Bell” (which also includes several remarkable variations on the melody), and “Teardrops From My Eyes” (which alternates between rock and jazz beats—not a big leap back then!)"
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Nat King Cole
My Fair Lady

  (Item #: cole_myfai_1705_) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This copy has nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides, the best to ever hit the site
  • Talk about Tubey Magical, rich, warm, sweet, smooth sounding vocals, this early Capitol pressing from 1963 had got 'em
  • A few condition issues can be heard on side one so those looking for especially quiet pressings should probably pass on this one
  • "Cole enthusiastically performs 11 songs from My Fair Lady, and not only sings the tunes, but in a few cases has spoken monologues in which he acts out the parts of Henry Higgins and Alfred Doolittle."
See all of our Nat King Cole albums in stock


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Willie Nelson
Stardust

  (Item #: nelsostard_1705) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Absolutely stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides of this exceptionally well-recorded album, this surely qualifies as a Demo Disc
  • From the first few moments of the title track you'll be blown away by the wonderful presence, transparency, and clarity
  • This copy is hi-res without sacrificing the Analog warmth that makes the recording so special
  • Allmusic 5 stars: "Stardust showcases Nelson's skills as a musician and his entire aesthetic — where there is nothing separating classic American musical forms, it can all be played together — perhaps better than any other album..."
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June Christy
The Intimate Miss Christy

  (Item #: chrisintim_1705_) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With two Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning sides, this original MONO copy simply could not be beat
  • If you want to hear a living, breathing June Christy in an intimate setting, this mono is the only way to go
  • The vinyl has some issues, so those looking for copies in quiet playing condition may want to look elsewhere
  • "The Intimate Miss Christy is a special treat for her fans as it finds the cool blonde singer backed only by Al Viola's guitar and Don Bagley's bass (though a flutist sits in on a few tracks)."
See all of our june Christy albums in stock


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Frank Sinatra
Come Dance With Me

  (Item #: sinatcomed_1705) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A killer pressing of this classic from Frank Sinatra, Double Plus A++ on both sides
  • The sound is superb throughout -- clean, clear, open and lively with lovely full-bodied vocals
  • Both sides here play Mint Minus Minus which is typically as quiet as they come
  • "An intoxicating rush of invigorating dance songs" -- 5 stars, Allmusic
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Willie Nelson
Without A Song

  (Item #: nelsowitho_1705) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An amazing Triple Triple (A+++) copy - this is absolutely as good as it gets for this title!
  • Like Stardust, it's another album of Willie bringing his unique style to a group of incomparable standards of love and loss
  • Top quality arrangements - drop the needle on Autumn Leaves or A Dreamer's Holiday to hear Booker T and his pros at their best
  • Top tracks include Autumn Leaves, As Time Goes By, Harbor Lights and of course, Without a Song
See all of our Willie Nelson albums in stock


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Helen Humes
Songs I Like To Sing!

  (Item #: humessongs_1608_1s) 

Our Price: $99.99
Sale Price: $79.00 (You save $20.99 / 21%)


  • Great copy of a great album, with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Rich, dynamic and spacious sound makes this copy especially wonderful - a triumph for engineer Howard Holzer
  • This is one of our favorite Big Band Vocal albums ever, one that belongs in any serious record collection
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "One of the high points of Helen Humes' career, this Contemporary set features superior songs, superb backup, and very suitable and swinging arrangements by Marty Paich."
See all of our Helen Humes albums in stock


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Peggy Lee
Pass Me By

  (Item #: lee__passm_1704) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With two Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning sides, this original Capitol stereo pressing simply could not be beat
  • We discovered that this is one of the better Peggy Lee albums from the mid-'60s, 1965 to be exact
  • If you hear an echo of the type of music Nancy Sinatra would soon be topping the charts with, don't worry - we heard it too
  • "Peggy Lee's alluring tone, distinctive delivery, breadth of material, and ability to write many of her own songs made her one of the most captivating artists of the vocal era ... [finding] a balance between sultry swing and impeccable musicianship."
More Popular Vocal recordings


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White Hot Stamper

Willie Nelson
Always On My Mind

  (Item #: nelsoalway_1703) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A KILLER Top Copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound from the first note to the last
  • Both sides are clean, clear, open and spacious with a huge three-dimensional soundstage and a massive punchy bottom end
  • Fairly quiet vinyl throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "... it was a huge, huge hit — his biggest ever, actually, spending 22 weeks at the top of the country charts" - All Music
See all of our Willie Nelson pressings in stock


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Billie Holiday
Music For Torching

  (Item #: holidmusic_1611x) 

Our Price: $99.99
Sale Price: $79.00 (You save $20.99 / 21%)


  • These Hot Stamper sides are both musical and Tubey Magical, with especially breathy vocals
  • A superb recording of jazz standards with a wonderful lineup and Billie in top form
  • Great versions (and lovely sound) for It Had to Be You, Come Rain or Come Shine, A Fine Romance and more
  • "The overall feeling on this 1955 recording is strictly after-hours: the party is long over but a few close friends remain for nightcaps and, is that the sun peeking through the windows?"
See all of our Billie Holiday albums in stock


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Super Hot Stamper

Ella Fitzgerald
Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!

  (Item #: fitzgclaph_1703_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This original stereo pressing is superb from first note to last, A++ on both sides
  • Both sides are rich, smooth and dynamic with lovely, breathy vocals and excellent bass
  • About as quiet a copy as we've ever heard -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides
  • Our single favorite female vocal album here at Better Records, Ella's small group masterpiece
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White Hot Stamper

Frank Sinatra
My Kind of Broadway

  (Item #: sinatmykin_1703) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • This killer copy has a Triple Plus (A+++) side two backed with a Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one
  • Superb Tubey Magical mid-'60s Sinatra sound, recorded in various sessions from 1961 to 1965
  • The sound is richer, fuller and, importantly, SMOOTHER than the typical pressings
  • Allmusic: "When Sinatra delivers, as he does on the show-stopper "Luck Be a Lady," the results are pretty spectacular..."
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Willie Nelson
The Sound In Your Mind

  (Item #: nelsosound_1703) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A KILLER Top Copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound from beginning to end
  • Both sides here are incredibly rich and sweet with plenty of Tubey Magic, excellent bass and tons of energy
  • That Lucky Old Sun and Amazing Grace would fit just fine on Stardust - this is where it all started
  • "... The Sound in Your Mind sets the template for the next few years of albums by Willie." - All Music
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Harry Belafonte
Sings The Blues

  (Item #: belafsings_1703) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • Sings the Blues is surely one of the most amazing Male Vocal Albums we've ever played
  • This vintage Living Stereo copy boasts excellent Hot Stamper sound on both sides
  • Here you can find the authentic 1958 Tubey Magical sound that no reissue will ever have
  • A criminally underrated album - the performances and the sound are first rate throughout
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June Christy
This Is June Christy

  (Item #: christhisi_1703) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • You'll find superb Triple Plus (A+++) Tubey Magical sound from 1958 on side two of this early Capitol pressing
  • Double Plus (A++) on side one, this copy has sonics equal to the best that has ever made it to the site
  • June Christy is one of our favorite Cool School vocalists - we just wish we could find more clean copies of her albums
  • All the top West Coast jazz guys are here: Shorty Rogers, Shelly Manne, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, and swinging arrangements by Pete Rugolo
See all of our June Christy albums in stock


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June Christy
Something Cool

  (Item #: chrissomet_1702) 

Our Price: $139.99

  • Miss Christy's Must Own Masterpiece returns to the site, this time with superb Double Plus (A++) Mono Hot Stamper sound
  • Need a refresher course in Tubey Magic after playing too many remastered records? This 1955 original Capitol turquoise pressing is overflowing with it
  • One of our favorite Cool School vocalists - we just wish we could find more clean copies of her albums
  • Allmusic 5 Stars: "Christy established herself as an artist who strove for the very best in song selection, arrangements, and notably intelligent interpretation. There were perhaps other vocalists with greater vocal equipment, but few could match June Christy's artistic integrity."
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Nat King Cole
Sings Hymns and Spirituals

  (Item #: cole_sings_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Our Triple Plus shootout winning side one here has the clearest, most natural vocals, putting a living, breathing Nat King Cole front and center in your listening room
  • Side two earned a grade of A++, again with some of the best vocal reproduction we heard in our shootout
  • The warmth and sweetness of the sound could not be more important - they're the distinctive and unmistakable hallmarks of Vintage All Tube Analog sound
  • Allmusic users gave this one 4 1/2 Stars and we might be inclined to be that generous ourselves
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Super Hot Stamper

Barbra Streisand
The Third Album

  (Item #: streithird_1702) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Two top sides, with side one better than Double Plus (A++ to A+++) and side two nearly as good
  • These 360 Label stereo originals and early pressings are the only way to hear the Tubey Magic and space on the tape
  • Frank Laico engineered at Columbia's legendary 30th street studios - you can easily imagine how good the sound is
  • Ms Streisand sings a wonderful batch of standards on this one: My Melancholy Baby, Just In Time, It Had To Be You, As Time Goes By and 6 more
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Bennett & Evans
The Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Album

  (Item #: benneevans_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A wonderful original pressing of this classic collaboration: Triple Plus (A+++) on side two, Double Plus (A++) on side one
  • This album, on our best Hot Stamper LPs, ranks near the top of the All Time Great Male Vocal Recordings
  • Lovely sound from start to finish -- full-bodied and dynamic with excellent clarity - surprisingly quiet on side one, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "One of the best albums of either's career."
More Bill Evans / More Tony Bennett


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Super Hot Stamper

Lena Horne & Gabor Szabo
Lena & Gabor

  (Item #: hornelenaa_1702) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides this copy sounds right from top to bottom
  • Some of the most UNPROCESSED and REAL sounding jazzy pop we have ever played
  • Love the choice of material, love the players, love Lena, love the album!
  • "The contrast of Horne's full-throated voice and Szabo's unconventional, modal guitar playing is mesmerizing..."
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Ella Fitzgerald
Sings The Gershwin Song Book Vol. 1

  (Item #: fitzggersh_1701) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • This superb original Strobe Label stereo copy offers HUGE Double Plus (A++) or better sound from start to finish
  • Ella sounds especially rich, Tubey Magical and breathy -- this is a real Demo Disc
  • It's very difficult to get the vocals AND the brass right on the same copy, but this pressing proves it can be done
  • Nelson Riddle's arrangements are especially interesting and artful throughout - we love the guy!
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Billie Holiday
Music For Torching

  (Item #: holidmusic_1701_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on side two, mated to a solid Double Plus side one, making this a killer copy of one of Billie's best
  • A superb recording of jazz standards with a great lineup and Billie in top form - Tubey Magical sound, with especially breathy vocals
  • Great versions (and lovely sound) for It Had to Be You, Come Rain or Come Shine, A Fine Romance and more
  • "The overall feeling on this 1955 recording is strictly after-hours: the party is long over but a few close friends remain for nightcaps and, is that the sun peeking through the windows?"
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Super Hot Stamper

Dean Martin
Holiday Cheer

  (Item #: martiholid_1701) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Exceptionally good Double Plus sound (A++) sound or close to it on both sides -- big, rich and full
  • With a voice that is relaxed, smooth and warm, Dino is the perfect guy to sing these songs
  • More songs on this copy than on the original?! However many there are, they're all good
  • Subtitled "Romantic vocals for the warmest kind of winter season"
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Super Hot Stamper

Lou Rawls
Live!

  (Item #: rawlslive_1607_1s) 

Our Price: $129.99
Sale Price: $99.00 (You save $30.99 / 24%)


  • Two killer sides, both rating at or near Double Plus (A++)
  • A new member of our Top 100 list; an impressive live recording that really shines here
  • Both sides are clean, clear and lively with plenty of rich, solid bass
  • AMG 4 stars "A riveting performance" - Stormy Monday & Tobacco Road are killer here
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Billie Holiday
Lady In Satin

  (Item #: holidladyi_1612) 

Our Price: $199.99
Sale Price: $169.00 (You save $30.99 / 15%)


  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, with reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • Dramatically richer, fuller and more Tubey Magical than most other copies, with breathy vocals and rosiny, fairly smooth strings
  • I'm a Fool to Want You on this very copy may just send chills racing up and down your spine
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Lady Day herself said that this session was her personal favorite."
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June Christy
This Is June Christy

  (Item #: christhisi_1612) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • You'll find superb Double Plus (A++) Tubey Magical sound from 1958 on both sides of this Turquoise Capitol pressing
  • This copy has sonics competitive with some of the best that have ever made it to the site, and the vinyl is QUIET (for this album anyway)
  • June Christy is one of our favorite Cool School vocalists - we just wish we could find more clean copies of her classic '50s albums
  • All the top West Coast jazz guys are here: Shorty Rogers, Shelly Manne, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, and swinging arrangements by Pete Rugolo
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