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White Hot Stamper

Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie
Ella and Basie!

  (Item #: fitzgella_and_basie_1901_1908) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With a shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a solid Double Plus (A++) side one, this early Verve stereo pressing is a knockout
  • Ella is especially rich, Tubey Magical and breathy - this is the way she should sound, and that makes this copy a true Demo Disc
  • To get the vocals AND the brass to sound right on the same copy is the trick, and these two sides pulled it off
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "...this 1963 LP was the first time (other than a couple songs) that Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie recorded together. The match-up was so logical that it would be repeated many times over the next 20 years."
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A.C. Jobim
The Composer of ’Desafinado’ Plays

  (Item #: jobimcompo_1908) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Stunning sound throughout with both sides earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades
  • Credit engineer Phil Ramone for correctly capturing the sound of every instrument here: the guitars, piano, flutes, strings, drums, percussion instruments -- everything has the natural timbre of the real thing
  • 4 1/2 Stars on All Music -- "A dozen songs, each one destined to become a standard -- an astounding batting average."
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Nearly White Hot Stamper

Tony Bennett
I Wanna Be Around...

  (Item #: benneiwann_1908) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An incredible sounding copy with nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish; the first copy to ever hit the site!
  • Both sides here are EXCELLENT -- rich, full-bodied and Tubey Magical with plenty of extension on both ends
  • "As the studio album followup to Tony Bennett's breakthrough record, I Left My Heart in San Francisco, I Wanna Be Around had a lot to live up to, but since San Francisco was a culmination of Bennett's development, and not a fluke, I Wanna Be Around turned out to be almost on a par with its predecessor... A worthy successor." - All Music
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Super Hot Stamper

Kenny Burrell
Midnight Blue

  (Item #: burremidni_1908_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An outstanding copy of this amazing RVG recording with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER throughout
  • One of our All Time Favorite Blue Note albums for music and sound - is there a better bluesy Jazz Guitar album?
  • Both sides are rich, full and Tubey Magical with excellent clarity and a lovely bottom end
  • AMG 5 Stars - if there were a Top 100 Jazz List on our site, Midnight Blue would be right up at the top of it
  • Jazz Improv Magazine puts the album among its Top Five recommended recordings for Burrell, indicating that "[i]f you need to know 'the Blue Note sound', here it is."
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Aretha Franklin
Laughing On The Outside

  (Item #: franklaugh_1908_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • An excellent sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last
  • Both of these sides are clean, clear and full-bodied with a lovely bottom end and plenty of energy
  • Aretha's records for Columbia feature a more pop-oriented sound than her later works. This is a great record for those interested in checking out the early roots of one of the greatest singers of all time!
  • "She gives new songs like 'I Wonder' (for which Aretha wrote the words), 'If Ever I Would Leave You' and 'I Wanna Be Around' distinctive, unforgettable interpretations, the kind that set standards for time and singers to come." - All Music
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Miles Davis
Birth of the Cool

  (Item #: davisbirth_1810_1908) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy of this Groundbreaking Jazz Classic, with seriously good Double Plus (A++) sound throughout
  • This vintage mono pressing will show you just how well-recorded these 1949-50 sessions were
  • It's the records they made from these tapes (more often from the dubs of them) that have given everybody the wrong idea about these wonderful sounding recordings
  • 5 stars: "So dubbed because these three sessions are where the sound known as cool jazz essentially formed, Birth of the Cool remains one of the defining, pivotal moments in jazz. This is where the elasticity of bop was married with skillful, big-band arrangements and a relaxed, subdued mood that made it all seem easy, even at its most intricate."
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Mingus
The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady

  (Item #: mingublack_1907) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find very good Hot Stamper sound on both sides of this copy of Mingus' 1963 release - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The sound on the best copies is natural and present, with richness, clarity, transparency and energy
  • 5 stars: "The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady is one of the greatest achievements in orchestration by any composer in jazz history... a masterpiece of rich, multi-layered texture and swirling tonal colors, manipulated with a painter's attention to detail... arguably Mingus' most brilliant moment."
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The Beatles
With The Beatles

  (Item #: beatlwitht_1907) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • Two outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides or something close to them - guaranteed to blow the doors off any other With the Beatles you've heard - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Good space and vocal immediacy, relatively rich and smooth, and much more Tubey Magical than most - a good way to go for the second Beatles album
  • So many great songs: All My Loving, Please Mr. Postman, You've Really Got A Hold On Me, Devil In Her Heart... fourteen in all
  • 5 stars: "It was clear that, even at this early stage, the Beatles were rapidly maturing and changing, turning into expert craftsmen and musical innovators."
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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

The Beach Boys
Endless Summer

  (Item #: beachendle_1907) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on all four sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Stunning Demo Disc sound on the best tracks -- rich, full and sweet beyond belief
  • Surfer Girl and In My Room are sublime on this pressing -- you will be blown away
  • 5 stars: "Endless Summer, which was assembled in consultation with Mike Love, soared to number one and charted high over two subsequent summers (spending three years on the charts, the longest of any of the group's albums)."
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Miles Davis
Seven Steps to Heaven

  (Item #: davisseven_1907) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • An outstanding vintage stereo pressing, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • The brilliance of this 30th street recording is clear for all to hear - it's full-bodied, Tubey Magical, and spacious, the embodiment of an All Tube recording from 1963
  • The clarity, transparency, and freedom from smear and distortion really set these better pressings apart from the pack
  • "Miles was always in transition. Each Davis band was going through a musical or personnel metamorphosis, so we might as well simply take the music on its own terms and forget about the historical context. On that standard alone, Seven Steps to Heaven is an absolute gem."
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John Coltrane
Ballads

  (Item #: coltrballa_1907) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from start to finish on this superb stereo pressing of Ballads
  • Rudy Van Gelder was masterful at this is the kind of spacious, low-distortion, dynamic and energetic sound
  • If you're tired of hearing the newest veiled, ambience-challenged, recessed, lifeless Heavy Vinyl pressing to be produced from the 55 year old tapes (or the digital copies made from them), this is the record for you
  • 4 stars: "... a perfectly fine album of Coltrane doing what he always did -- exploring new avenues and modes in an inexhaustible search for personal and artistic enlightenment."
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The Beach Boys
Surfin' U.S.A.

  (Item #: beachsurfi_1907) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A superb copy of this Beach Boys classic from 1963 - this one earned Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER on both sides
  • Very few surf records offer the kind of realistic, lifelike sound you get from this pressing, on both sides
  • The sound is big, open, rich and full, with the performers front and center (as well as left and right)
  • 4 stars: "The real breakthrough... The LP was a huge hit, vital to launching surf music as a national craze, and one of the few truly strong records to be recorded by a self-contained American rock band prior to the British Invasion."
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Dave Brubeck
Time Changes

  (Item #: brubetimec_1907) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This 360 Stereo pressing earned oustanding Double Plus (A++) grades for sound on both sides
  • With a breathy sax, lively and present piano, and a smooth, full sounding orchestra on some of these tracks, this is just the right sound for this music
  • The legendary CBS 30th Street Studios in New York deliver another amazing Demo Disc for Dave Brubeck and his famous fellow jazzmen
  • Produced by the legendary Teo Macero, this is the fourth entry in Brubeck's time signature series of classic jazz
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Sonny Rollins & Coleman Hawkins
Sonny Meets Hawk

  (Item #: rollisonny_1811_1907) 

Our Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $99.00 (You save $50.99 / 34%)


  • With a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side two and a side one that's close to it, this copy is going to be tough to beat
  • Exceptionally big, rich and Tubey Magical, here is the natural tonality that's a hallmark of Living Stereo in 1963
  • Amazing music from two saxophone masters on one of the most exciting jazz records we've heard in some time
  • 4 stars: "Coleman Hawkins and Sonny Rollins each virtually defined the tenor saxophone for his respective generation. To hear the two of them interacting freely is a deliciously exciting experience. Hawkins is able to cut loose like never before. "
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Super Hot Stamper

Jimmy Smith
Hobo Flats

  (Item #: smithhobof_1901_1907) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • You'll find solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this outstanding copy of Hobo Flats
  • Full, lively, and solid, this pressing has just the right sound for this collection of jumpin' jazz tracks
  • "Smith bubbles and bounces through all of it at the B-3 while Nelson proceeds to fill every available corner with huge, sweeping orchestral washes and crescendos. The clear highlight, though, is the lead and title track, "Hobo Flats," which moves at a languid but wonderfully funky pace and establishes a groove as wide as the Mississippi River."
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White Hot Stamper

Elvis Presley
It Happened At The World's Fair

  (Item #: preslithap_1907) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An insanely good sounding copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side, Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • If you want to know just how rich, spacious, natural and Tubey Magical an Elvis record can sound, here's your chance to find out
  • Fairly quiet vinyl throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - it's unlikely any early pressing would ever play as well
  • Elvis's early albums are rarely in audiophile playing condition, so finding these later pressings with such good sound has been a real ear opener
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Jimmy Smith
Hobo Flats

  (Item #: smithhobof_1806_1907) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Incredible Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from the first note to the last
  • Both sides are wonderfully big, rich and LIVELY, with boatloads of Tubey Magic and the kind of three-dimensional space that's a hallmark of Bob Simpson's engineering
  • "Smith bubbles and bounces through all of it at the B-3 while Nelson proceeds to fill every available corner with huge, sweeping orchestral washes and crescendos. The clear highlight, though, is the lead and title track, "Hobo Flats," which moves at a languid but wonderfully funky pace and establishes a groove as wide as the Mississippi River."
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The Beach Boys
Endless Summer

  (Item #: beachendle_1901_1907) 

Our Price: $199.99
Sale Price: $149.00 (You save $50.99 / 25%)


  • A stunning sounding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on all four sides
  • Stunning Demo Disc sound on the best tracks -- rich, full and sweet beyond belief
  • Surfer Girl and In My Room are sublime on this pressing -- you will be blown away
  • 5 stars: "Endless Summer, which was assembled in consultation with Mike Love, soared to number one and charted high over two subsequent summers (spending three years on the charts, the longest of any of the group's albums)."
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Nearly White Hot Stamper

Paul Gonsalves
Tell It The Way It Is!

  (Item #: gonsatelli_1902_1907) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With two nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sides, this copy is close to the BEST we have ever heard bar none - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is huge and spacious with richness and Tubey Magic like nothing you've heard
  • Engineered by the great Bob Simpson, this album has got it going on - musically, sonically, you name it
  • Gonsalves was Ellington's tenor man, and his wonderfully expressive tone is what makes many of Ellington's recordings the joy they are to this day
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Nearly White Hot Stamper

Art Blakey Quartet
A Jazz Message

  (Item #: blakejazzm_1907_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This original Impulse stereo pressing has stunning nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides here are superb -- big, full-bodied and super dynamic with a huge bottom end and lots of space around all of the players
  • "Although this session was under Blakey's leadership, Stitt (on both tenor and alto) emerges as the main soloist, playing his trademark bebop lines with creativity and typical enthusiasm." - All Music
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Super Hot Stamper

Dave Brubeck
Bossa Nova USA

  (Item #: brubebossa_1907) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Clean, clear, spacious and present yet still super rich and full, this is Columbia All Tube Sound at its best
  • So rich, clear and resolving this copy in some respects best even the legendary Time Out
  • "With the popularization of bossa nova in the early ’60s, practically every recording artist had to have at least one bossa nova album. This effort by the Dave Brubeck Quartet is better than most due to the high quality of the compositions, of which the title cut is best-known." - All Music
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Super Hot Stamper

Johnny Mathis
Johnny's Newest Hits

  (Item #: mathijohnn_1907) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • This early Columbia 360 pressing of Johnny's Newest Hits (hey, they were new in 1963!) boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • The best copies demonstrate the big-as-life early Columbia Sound at its best - full-bodied and warm yet clear, lively and dynamic
  • Both sides here are clean and present with wonderfully full strings and rich vocals
  • "...a collection of his 'latest hits, the ones that brought him back to the singles charts.'"
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Miles Davis
Quiet Nights

  (Item #: davisquiet_1803_1907) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • You'll find excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this oh-so-spacious Miles Davis-Gil Evans classic
  • Fred Plaut engineered the sessions, and on this amazing early pressing the sound is rich, warm, smooth and clear
  • This copy plays about as quiet as we can find these early pressings, Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • In the Saturday Review, Quiet Nights received praise for Davis' "wonderfully songful trumpet in a Latin-American vein", set against "piercingly lustrous curtains of tone and discreet Caribbean rhythms."
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Thelonious Monk
Criss-Cross

  (Item #: monk_criss_1811_1907) 

Our Price: $399.99
Sale Price: $299.00 (You save $100.99 / 25%)


  • This early stereo pressing won our shootout - it has insanely good Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides
  • Columbia's recordings produced by Teo Macero in the early '60s have consistently open, natural sound - this one from 1963 is no exception
  • The piano sounds amazing here - natural and dynamic, letting Monk's passionate playing shine
  • "Thelonious Monk's second album for Columbia Records features some of the finest work that Monk ever did in the studio with his '60s trio and quartet ... This is prime Monk for any degree of listener."
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Miles Davis
Birth of the Cool

  (Item #: davisbirth_1904_1907) 

Our Price: $299.99
Sale Price: $249.00 (You save $50.99 / 17%)


  • An incredible pressing of this Groundbreaking Jazz Classic, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • This vintage mono pressing will show you just how well-recorded these 1949-50 sessions were
  • It's the records they made from these tapes (more often from the dubs of them) that have given everybody the wrong idea about these wonderful sounding recordings
  • 5 stars: "So dubbed because these three sessions are where the sound known as cool jazz essentially formed, Birth of the Cool remains one of the defining, pivotal moments in jazz. This is where the elasticity of bop was married with skillful, big-band arrangements and a relaxed, subdued mood that made it all seem easy, even at its most intricate."


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The Beatles
With The Beatles

  (Item #: beatlwitht_1901_1907) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An incredible sounding copy, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Superb space and immediacy, rich and (relatively) smooth and oh-so-Tubey Magical lead and harmony vocals - this is exactly the right sound for With The Beatles
  • So many great songs: All My Loving, Please Mr. Postman, Til There Was You, You've Really Got A Hold On Me, Devil In Her Heart... fourteen in all
  • "It was clear that, even at this early stage, the Beatles were rapidly maturing and changing, turning into expert craftsmen and musical innovators."
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Sonny Rollins & Coleman Hawkins
Sonny Meets Hawk

  (Item #: rollisonny_1903_1907) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a Double Plus (A++) side two, this copy is practically as good as it gets
  • Exceptionally big, rich and Tubey Magical, here is the natural tonality that's a hallmark of Living Stereo in 1963
  • Amazing music from two saxophone masters on one of the most exciting jazz records we've heard in some time
  • 4 stars: "Coleman Hawkins and Sonny Rollins each virtually defined the tenor saxophone for his respective generation. To hear the two of them interacting freely is a deliciously exciting experience. Hawkins is able to cut loose like never before. "
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Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie
Ella and Basie!

  (Item #: fitzgella_and_basie_1804_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With excellent Double Plus (A++) sound throughout, this was one of the better copies from our most recent shootout
  • It's very difficult to get the vocals AND the brass to sound right on the same LP, but these sides pull that trick off nicely
  • This early Verve stereo pressing plays exceptionally QUIETLY for a vintage Ella disc - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides!
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Surprisingly enough this 1963 LP was the first time (other than a couple songs) that Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie recorded together. The match-up was so logical that it would be repeated many times over the next 20 years."
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Ella Fitzgerald
These Are The Blues

  (Item #: fitzgthese_1902_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A superb early Stereo copy with Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from start to finish
  • Only the best vintage vinyl pressings like this one offer the kind of Tubey Magic that was on the tapes in 1963
  • Allmusic Users 4 1/2 stars: "Ella Fitzgerald was never thought of as a blues singer but she does a surprisingly effective job on the ten blues songs here, including "See See Rider," "Trouble in Mind," "St. Louis Blues," and Bessie Smith's "Jailhouse Blues." She somehow sings more or less in the style of the classic blues vocalists of the 1920s and largely pulls it off. ...organist Wild Bill Davis (with assistance from guitarist Herb Ellis, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Gus Johnson) dominate the ensembles. It's an interesting set."
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Bob Dylan
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

  (Item #: dylanfreew_1903_1_1906) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • This 360 stereo copy has outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides-- exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • You'll find this copy surprisingly spacious, full-bodied and natural, with relatively few of the problems that plague most pressings
  • It's clear these classic songs have stood the test of time: Blowin' in the Wind; Girl from the North Country; Masters of War; A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall; Don't Think Twice, It's All Right and many more
  • 5 stars: "This is rich, imaginative music, capturing the sound and spirit of America... Dylan, in many ways, recorded music that equaled this, but he never topped it."
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Paul Gonsalves
Tell It The Way It Is!

  (Item #: gonsatelli_1902_1906) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This killer Gonsalves release makes its debut on the site with Shooutout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is huge and spacious with richness and Tubey Magic like nothing you've heard
  • Engineered by the great Bob Simpson, this album has got it going on - musically, sonically, you name it
  • Gonsalves was Ellington's tenor man, and his wonderfully expressive tone is what makes many of Ellington's recordings the joy they are to this day
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The Beatles
A Collection of Beatles Oldies

  (Item #: beatlcolle_1906) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With two outstanding sides each rating a Double Plus (A++) or BETTER, this copy was one of the better British pressings we played in our recent shootout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • An excellent source for many of the Beatles' greatest hits up to 1966 - with 8 songs per side you are geting a lot for your money with this one
  • Several tracks, including "I Want to Hold Your Hand", "Day Tripper", "We Can Work It Out" and "Paperback Writer" were given their first stereo mixes for this very album
  • Surprisingly good sound for From Me to You, We Can Work It Out, Yesterday, I Feel Fine, and the list goes on
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The Beatles
Please Please Me

  (Item #: beatlpleas_1811_1906) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this copy of the Beatles' debut album - fairly quiet too
  • We guarantee this pressing will be richer, livelier, cleaner and just more fun than virtually any copy you can find
  • 5 Stars and A Better Records Top 100 album, as well as our clear favorite of their first five releases
  • "The 'evening with the band' feel makes Please Please Me a more coherent experience than other cover-heavy Beatles albums: Here other peoples' songs work not just as filler, but as markers for styles and effects the band admired and might return to as songwriters."
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Cannonball Adderley
Cannonball's Bossa Nova

  (Item #: addercanno_1906_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An exceptionally rare and superb sounding early stereo pressing - it boasts Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from the first note to last
  • These originals are by far the best way to go, in stereo of course, putting Cannonball's breathy, melodic sax right between your speakers, with the rest of the band - including Sergio Mendes on keys - spread out around him
  • Truly an undiscovered gem in the Adderley catalog - the audiophiles here at Better Records were digging both the music and especially the superb sound
  • Another top quality recording from the superbly talented Ray Fowler, the house engineer for Riverside and the man behind many of the best Thelonious Monk and Cannonball Adderley recordings done for that great jazz label
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Cannonball Adderley
Cannonball's Bossa Nova

  (Item #: addercanno_1906) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An exceptionally rare and amazing sounding early stereo pressing - it boasts Triple Plus (A+++) sound from first note to last
  • These originals are by far the best way to go, in stereo of course, putting Cannonball's breathy, melodic sax right between your speakers, with the rest of the band - including Sergio Mendes on keys - spread out around him
  • Truly an undiscovered gem in the Adderley catalog - the audiophiles here at Better Records were digging both the music and especially the superb sound
  • Another top quality recording from the superbly talented Ray Fowler, the house engineer for Riverside and the man behind many of the best Thelonious Monk and Cannonball Adderley recordings done for that great jazz label
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Thelonious Monk
Criss-Cross

  (Item #: monk_criss_1812_1906) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This wonderful pressing of Thelonious Monk's second studio album has outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound throughout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Columbia records produced by Teo Macero in the early '60s have consistently open, natural sound - this one from '63 is no exception
  • The piano sounds amazing here -- natural and dynamic, letting Monk's passionate playing shine
  • 4 stars: "Thelonious Monk's second album for Columbia Records features some of the finest work that Monk ever did in the studio with his '60s trio and quartet ... This is prime Monk for any degree of listener."
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The Beatles
Please Please Me

  (Item #: beatlpleas_1808_1905) 

Our Price: $399.99
Sale Price: $299.99 (You save $100.00 / 25%)


  • A stunning copy of the Beatles debut studio album with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This copy has superb presence, clarity and size - it's bigger, bolder and richer, as well as more clean, clear and open than any copy we played
  • A Triple Plus PPM would clearly be a top pick for a Beatles Demo Disc - your jaw will drop
  • "... [The Beatles] were a group with the luck to meet opportunities, the wit to recognize them, the drive to seize them, and the talent to fulfil them. Please Please Me is the sound of them doing all four."
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Gerry Mulligan
Gerry Mulligan '63

  (Item #: mulligerry_1902_1905) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This original Verve stereo pressing boasts stunning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it from first note to last
  • This copy is hard to fault - big, open, clear, with space and three-dimensionality that modern pressings can only dream of
  • "With originals by Bob Brookmeyer, Gary McFarland and the baritonist/leader (in addition to the standards "Little Rock Getaway" and "My Kind of Love"), this is a high-quality if rather brief program. Trumpeter Clark Terry and guitarist Jim Hall co-star with Mulligan in the solo department. It is a pity that this orchestra could not prosper; all five of its recordings are worth getting." - All Music
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Kenny Burrell
Out Of This World

  (Item #: burreoutof_1905) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This outstanding copy of Out Of This World boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This superb RVG recording comes to life on this pressing - it's full-bodied and above all, lively (Rudy's trademark sound)
  • This collaboration between Burrell and Coleman Hawkins highlights the blues roots of these two jazz greats, veterans who can swing with the best of them (which is why their discographies run for pages)
  • "Bluesy Burrell combines the finest elements of blues and bebop jazz into a blend that demonstrates just how well the styles fit together and proves that blues need not be minimalist in nature, and jazz can be a bit less rigid, allowing breathing space amidst perfect chord work and superb rhythm."
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Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington
The Great Reunion

  (Item #: armstgreat_1901_1905) 

Our Price: $129.99
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  • With two excellent sides each rating a solid Double Plus (A++), this vintage stereo pressing was one of the better copies in our most recent shootout
  • Both sides are big, spacious and absolutely jumping out of the speakers, with rich, smooth sound
  • We remember the Classic pressing as being a very good sounding record but make no mistake, this is a GREAT sounding one
  • 4 1/2 stars: "One of the best things about this configuration is the sound of the Duke’s piano - an underrated pianist, he seldom recorded in such an intimate context."
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Peterson / Riddle
Oscar Peterson & Nelson Riddle

  (Item #: peteroscar_1905) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Peterson and Riddle's 1963 collaboration arrives on the site with excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • With a lively and present piano, and a smooth, full sounding orchestra, this is just the right sound for this music
  • "From the opening flutes to the last flush of piano and orchestra, this is smooth-swinging jazz par excellence."
  • 4 stars: "... a quietly strong, rich, fully evocative set of great tracks that emphasize the undercurrent rather than the overflow of emotions."
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Dave Brubeck
Bossa Nova USA

  (Item #: brubebossa_1902_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Presenting one of the best sounding Brubeck records we have ever played with Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish, just shy of our Shootout Winner!
  • Clean, clear, spacious and present yet still super rich and full, this is Columbia All Tube Sound at its best
  • So rich, clear and resolving this copy will put even most copies of Time Out to shame
  • "With the popularization of bossa nova in the early ’60s, practically every recording artist had to have at least one bossa nova album. This effort by the Dave Brubeck Quartet is better than most due to the high quality of the compositions, of which the title cut is best-known."
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Frank Sinatra
Sinatra's Sinatra

  (Item #: sinatsinat_1905) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This Sinatra release from 1963 has outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Forget the reissues - the stereo original we are offering here is the only way to go for rich, tubey, dynamic, musical sound
  • Frank rerecorded some of his biggest hits in stereo for this album - the record is one Sinatra Classic after another
  • Amazon 5 Stars: "Riddle's arrangements are, as always, top-notch, and Sinatra is in fine, engaging form."
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George Shearing Quintet
Latin Rendezvous

  (Item #: shearlatin_1902_1904-) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • Latin Rendezvous makes its Hot Stamper debut with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Clean, clear and dynamic, this copy has huge amounts of bass and tremendous space around the keyboards and percussion
  • A wonderful Latin jazz collection, with the unbeatable combination of the quintet's "celebrated piano-vibes, liltingly embellished by Latin percussion and occasional flute"
  • "In this collection, you'll find Latin at its most alluring, as a musical language interpreted by Shearing."
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Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane
Burrell / Coltrane

  (Item #: burrekenny_1803_1904-) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A superb sounding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last
  • Both sides here are clean, clear and lively with deep punchy bass and a nice extended top end
  • Pretty darn quiet throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "Burrell and Coltrane are captured in a once-in-a-lifetime duet. Together they weave an uncanny and revealing sonic tapestry that captures a pure and focused intimacy." - All Music
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Perry Como
The Songs I Love

  (Item #: como_songs_1904_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Superb sound throughout with both sides earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER
  • The overall sound here is super big, rich and spacious with wonderfully sweet and breathy vocals
  • " The leadoff track, "The Songs I Love," sets the tone for everything that follows, and, not surprisingly, it turns out that pop standards are the songs Como loves. The Songs I Love was a commercially successful album aimed at fans of The Perry Como Show, to whom it is recommended." - All Music
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Roy Orbison
The All-Time Greatest Hits

  (Item #: orbisallti_1904) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding copy boasts superb Double Plus (A++) grades on all four sides - you've probably never heard Roy Orbison sound better than he does here
  • Rich, smooth, sweet, full of ambience, dead on correct tonality - everything that we listen for in a great record is here
  • The phenomenally talented Bill Porter recorded many of Orbison's classic songs from the early '60s that are found on this compilation
  • 4 1/2 stars: "... no one conveys pain and longing more sublimely or succinctly than Roy Orbison. But his songs are also masterpieces of production: so technically precise that his deceptively simple tunes and lush melodies flow even more smoothly behind his desperate baritone croon and quivering falsetto."
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Perry Como
The Songs I Love

  (Item #: como_songs_1904) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • KILLER sound throughout with both sides earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades
  • The overall sound here is incredibly big, rich and Tubey Magical with wonderfully sweet and breathy vocals, thanks to the brilliant engineering of Bob Simpson
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl throughout with both sides playing Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • " The leadoff track, "The Songs I Love," sets the tone for everything that follows, and, not surprisingly, it turns out that pop standards are the songs Como loves. The Songs I Love was a commercially successful album aimed at fans of The Perry Como Show, to whom it is recommended." - All Music
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Peggy Lee
In Love Again!

  (Item #: lee__inlov_1904x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • KILLER sound for this original Capitol Rainbow Label stereo pressing with both sides earning Triple Plus (A+++) grades
  • This vintage Capitol stereo pressing is rich, full-bodied and Tubey Magical - we're talking All Tube Analog from 1963 after all - with relatively sweet, breathy vocals
  • Stick with stereo on this album. The Mono pressings -- at least the ones we've played -- aren't worth anybody's time (scratch that: any audiophile's time)
  • "... 12 quality performances from a highly identifiable singer who is not shy about taking other people's material and re-imagining it or about coming up with her own vehicles."
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Peggy Lee
In Love Again!

  (Item #: lee__inlov_1904_1) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • Superb sound for this original Capitol Rainbow Label stereo pressing with both sides earning a solid Double Plus (A++) or BETTER
  • This vintage Capitol stereo pressing is rich, full-bodied and Tubey Magical - we're talking All Tube Analog from 1963 after all - with relatively sweet, breathy vocals
  • Stick with stereo on this album. The Mono pressings -- at least the ones we've played -- aren't worth anybody's time (scratch that: any audiophile's time)
  • "... 12 quality performances from a highly identifiable singer who is not shy about taking other people's material and re-imagining it or about coming up with her own vehicles." - All Music
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Gary Burton
Who Is Gary Burton?

  (Item #: burtowhois_1904_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Burton's sophomore release finally arrives on the site with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • This is vintage 1963 Living Stereo sound at its best - big, rich, relaxed, tonally correct and full of Tubey Magic - thanks Ray Hall!
  • In this stellar septet, Burton includes veteran musicians Clark Terry, Phil Woods, and Joe Morello, as well as Tommy Flanagan
  • 4 stars: "The playlist is anything but predictable... Although Burton is obviously a very confident soloist, he feels no need to hog the spotlight (a common mistake by young jazz musicians in later decades), as he is happy to step back and let the veterans take center stage."
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Elvis Presley
Fun In Acapulco

  (Item #: preslfunin_1808_1904) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This original black label RCA LP boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from first note to last
  • Dramatically better than every other pressing we played - super lively, full-bodied and clear with real extension up top and down low
  • A wonderful soundtrack album for Presley's tropical travelogue film by the same name, this unique collection spotlight's Elvis' versatility, as well as his whimsical side
  • Includes bonus tracks "Love Me Tonight" and "Slowly But Surely"
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John Coltrane
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman

  (Item #: coltrjohnc_1903) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy of this classic Jazz Vocal album, with superb Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • The sound is huge and spacious with richness and Tubey Magic like nothing you've heard
  • I defy you to find a Male Vocal record produced in the last thirty years that can hold a candle to this one, sonically or musically
  • A wonderful collaboration between a horn player and a singer, perhaps the greatest one of all time
  • "John Coltrane's matchup with singer Johnny Hartman works extremely well. Hartman was in prime form on the six ballads, and his versions of "Lush Life" and "My One and Only Love" have never been topped. Classic, essential for all jazz collections" - 5 stars
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John Coltrane
The Stardust Session

  (Item #: coltrstard_1903) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent copy of this Coltrane double album - recorded in one day! - with all four sides rating Double Plus (A++) or close to it - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Spacious, open, transparent, rich and sweet, it's a remarkable disc from the Golden Age of Jazz with the benefits brought about by lower-distortion, wider-bandwidth cutting equipment in the '70s
  • Superb sound quality courtesy of Rudy van Gelder's engineering (1958/1963) and the talented mastering of David Turner at Fantasy (1972)
  • 4 Stars: "...Coltrane is heard near the end of his 'sheets of sound' period, perfecting his distinctive style and taking colorful and aggressive solos."
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Frank Sinatra
The Concert Sinatra

  (Item #: sinatconce_1901_1903) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A superb sounding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • This album ranks right up there with the best of the Reprise era - recorded in 1963, Sinatra was still in his prime
  • "Sinatra is given the opportunity to demonstrate his full emotional range, from the melodrama of "Ol' Man River" to the tender romanticisim of "Bewitched," which helps make The Concert Sinatra one of his most fulfilling albums of the era."
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Charles Mingus
Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus

  (Item #: mingumingumingu_1808_1902) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding vintage stereo copy boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound, or close to it, from start to finish
  • Impulse released a Heavy Vinyl pressing in 1995, as did Speakers Corner in 2003, but neither can hold a candle to the real thing
  • Mingus was a genius and the original music on this record is just one more album's worth of proof of the undeniability of that fact
  • 5 stars: "It closes out the most productive and significant chapter of his career, and one of the most fertile, inventive hot streaks of any composer in jazz history."
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Herbie Hancock
My Point of View

  (Item #: hancomypoi_1812_1902) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A superb sounding copy of Hancock's sophomore release from 1963 - this one earned solid Double Plus (A++) grades for sound on both sides
  • Grant Green on guitar and killer horn men (Hank Mobley on tenor, Grachan Moncur III on trombone, and Donald Byrd on trumpet) make this a special date indeed
  • About as quiet a copy as you will ever find- this one plays Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • "Hot on the heels of his debut album Takin’ Off Hancock piled on the punishment with another must-have recording, My Point of View. He assembled an astonishing septet for the sessions [which] gave him three brass voices to play with, the contrasting luminous flow of Grant Green, with free-swinging Anthony Williams and Chuck Israels at the anchor."
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Louis Armstrong
The Essential Louis Armstrong

  (Item #: armstessen_1812) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • With solid Double Plus (A++) sound throughout, this original stereo copy will be hard to beat
  • Big, rich, and Tubey Magical, Louis Armstrong has rarely sounded this good on record - we should know, we've played his albums by the score
  • This pressing boasts rich lower mids and nice extension up top, critical to getting the right sound for this vintage recording
  • "... a definitive look at the Louis Armstrong All-Stars in their later years, when Tyree Glenn was on trombone and the group was riding high from the success of "Hello Dolly."
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Ray Charles
Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul

  (Item #: charlingre_1807_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding sound throughout with both sides rating a Double Plus (A++) or BETTER
  • These sides are super big and full-bodied with lots of energy and a nice extended top end
  • "The high points are very high -- "Busted," his hit reworking of a composition by country songwriter Harlan Howard, is jazzy and tough, and one of his best early-'60s singles..." - All Music
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Elvis Presley
It Happened At The World's Fair

  (Item #: preslithap_1806x) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • An outstanding copy of this 1963 soundtrack, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • This pressing is big, rich, and clear, with breathy vocals that show you just why The King became an American pop culture phenomenon
  • The best copies will show you just how rich, spacious, natural and Tubey Magical an Elvis record can sound
  • Elvis's early albums are rarely in audiophile playing condition, so finding these later pressings with such good sound has been a real ear opener
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