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Things Written On Used LPs You've Picked Up

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On my stereo copy of John Barry's "Thunderball" soundtrack, it says:

Scott Dougherty 12/65

From Mike Bruno

For my birthday

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Don't know if this "counts," but I like record store stamps on old LPs. Last night I listened to a Senegalese album that was sold at "La Maison du Livre et du Disque" in Senegal. And every once in awhile, one of the Vee-Jay, Riverside, Prestige, or Blue Note albums I find in Atlanta record stores will have a stamp from what must have been the hippest record shop in town, the Music Inn on Hunter Street (now MLK Drive) in the West End.

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On my copy of McCoy Tyner's Bluenote release of EXPANSIONS, a terrific LP featuring Wayne Shorter, Gary Bartz and others, the reviewer, one "EVL" wrote "Nothing special". That EVL is none other than Eric Van Lustbader who subsequently became quite famous as the author of a prolific number of various ninja novels. At one time back in the late '60s to early '70s, Van Lustbader reviewed LPs for the periodical Cashbox or Billboard, can't remember which one. He was much more into the rock music of that time, which I guess somewhat explains his unenthusiastic review of this wonderful jazz LP. BTW, the reason I know all this is that we grew up in the same neighborhood, i.e., the lower east side of New York City, and while I did not know "EVL" well, I did get to meet him a few times at a mutual friend's home which is how I was given this particular LP.

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I've got lots of albums with stamps. One I really like is my Blue Note/Liberty pressing of Idle Moments. It is stamped with the name 'Jack Winter', who I believe was a Jazz DJ.

Next to the Duke Pearson track Nomad he has written in pen - "(and some of Jeanine) :D

This is like a piece of history owning this, and probably the closest I will get to a near mint NY/ear mono or stereo.

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My copy of Slide Hampton's 'Sister Salvation' (London Jazz Series UK) has the most wonderful message.

'This record is presented to Peter Cox by his father, on the occasion of the birth of his and Hilary's daughter, Ann Marie Cox, born Oct 6 Friday 1972. Pleasant listening Pete and a good life Ann Marie. XXXX'

Isn't that great?

The 6th of October is my birthday, too.

MG

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I've had more than a few radio station copies that had little one or two word notations next to tracks like "swinging" or 'ballad' or sometimes, 'really great' or the like.

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I've picked up a few excellent condition used lps that belonged to "Larry Smith." Big bold signature on the front covers! Thanks for keeping them in excellent shape Larry.

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I've picked up a few excellent condition used lps that belonged to "Larry Smith." Big bold signature on the front covers! Thanks for keeping them in excellent shape Larry.

I didn't realize you were doing vinyl Lon.

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I'm about two months into a new vinyl period Dan, bought a Rega RP3 and a PS Audio GCPH. Loving it!

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Another source for music ... that's a dangerous thing. :P

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I bought a used copy of Joe Henderson's "Our Thing" through the mail maybe 30 years ago.

On the back are a couple of rather amazing sketches of Andrew Hill and Kenny Dorham, along with some exuberant (and amusing) commentary on some of the tracks. Never seen anything like it. It is filed away somewhere (not my "play" copy), but I will find it and post a photo.

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I have one LP signed by Helen Humes, and another signed by Wild Bill Davidson - and I think another signed by Harry James.

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I've picked up a few excellent condition used lps that belonged to "Larry Smith." Big bold signature on the front covers! Thanks for keeping them in excellent shape Larry.

A fairly common name, but I wonder if that's the famous Chicago DJ who worked at WBEZ?

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Well, the lps may have come from Chicago, were bought from there. Possibly!

Another source for music ... that's a dangerous thing. :P

Yes, though mostly I've been playing the 400 or so lps I've still kept the last thirty plus years.

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The CD booklet of my copy of the Jazztet's Blues Up and Down is stamped "Withdrawn from free use in City cultural institutions. May be sold for the benefit of the Brooklyn Public Library only." It's a long way from home!

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Their pronouncement the Jazztet CD was no longer fit for free access by the public didn't go far enough. The Library could've placed it with other 'rejects' on their paved parking lot and had it crushed by a bulldozer.

By selling it instead, they raised some money. And this sample of culture is safely in the British home of a Forum member. What a long, strange trip it's been.

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Their pronouncement the Jazztet CD was no longer fit for free access by the public didn't go far enough. The Library could've placed it with other 'rejects' on their paved parking lot and had it crushed by a bulldozer.

By selling it instead, they raised some money. And this sample of culture is safely in the British home of a Forum member. What a long, strange trip it's been.

Indeed! :)

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My copy of Sun Ra's "Lanquidity" has written on it in magic marker "WORT--DO NOT REMOVE."

WORT-FM is Madison, Wisconsin's not for profit community radio station.

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I was already done with the LP format by the time I got into jazz so I don't have any jazz related stuff to share. I'm ashamed to admit it, but I bought Bruce Willis' album back in the day. It was still new with shrink wrap but some woman had kissed Willis' face on the cover and left a very distinct lip imprint from her lipstick. I liked it so much, I just slit the edge open so I could get the album out and left the shrink wrap on. I don't think that one got too many listens after the first couple of times.

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If your Willis album still has lipstick on the cover, then "you got some 'splainin' to do". :rolleyes:

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I bought a used copy of Joe Henderson's "Our Thing" through the mail maybe 30 years ago.

On the back are a couple of rather amazing sketches of Andrew Hill and Kenny Dorham, along with some exuberant (and amusing) commentary on some of the tracks. Never seen anything like it. It is filed away somewhere (not my "play" copy), but I will find it and post a photo.

So here we are ...

Edit: Never noticed before, but at the bottom is a note which indicates the sketches are by Steve Roberts and the proud owner was one James W. Cole ... the name John C. Manigan is also stamped on there. Some of the commentary includes "Every note on this record is magnificent!!" and "This is a perfect record. There is not one average note anywhere - J.W.C." and my favorite "I can't believe how good this record is. There is not one moment of boredom or any lapse in creativity on either side. All the compositions are a gas. AAAAAGH"

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I bought a used copy of Joe Henderson's "Our Thing" through the mail maybe 30 years ago.

On the back are a couple of rather amazing sketches of Andrew Hill and Kenny Dorham, along with some exuberant (and amusing) commentary on some of the tracks. Never seen anything like it. It is filed away somewhere (not my "play" copy), but I will find it and post a photo.

So here we are ...

Too cool!

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I had three Sun Ra LPs that didn't have writing on them but they sure had a "personal" touch. In the late 1960s, when the intergalactic bandleader was playing the first of two engagements at the Horseshoe Tavern, a country and western bar here in Toronto, the guys in his Arkestra were selling LPs of the band's live recordings. One of the baritone players (not Pat Patrick) was hand-coloring the artwork on the LP jackets before the music began. I remember there were three different albums. When I said I'd take one of each, he told me, "OK, but you'll have to wait until I finish coloring them". Talk about unique - every album sold was slightly different from every other. Rather like the hand silk-screened Albert Ayler ESP album - Spiritual Unity.

Edited by Don Brown

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Sweet Emma Barrett, The Bell Gal and Her Dixieland Boys, on Riverside, is signed "Sweet Emma" and dated (by a different hand) "June 29, 1963, New Orleans, French Quarter"

The Columbia album Music For Brass, a copy belonging to "Don Wittig," is signed on the front cover by conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos, Gunther Schuller, John Lewis, Joseph Wilder, Miles Davis, and J.J. Johnson (all appear on the album).

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Thinking back to what I saw in my LP-collecting years, I think the shorter thread topic would have been "Things Not Written On Used LP's You've Picked Up". ^_^

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