Charlie Barnet 78 RPM Records with Maynard Ferguson


CHARLIE BARNET AND HIS ORCHESTRA, BE-BOP SPOKEN HERE / GLOOMY SUNDAY– Capitol 57-640

On 4/25/49 in New York City, Maynard entered the studio with Charlie Barnet to lay down these two tracks. To my knowledge, this is the earliest extant studio recording by Maynard, and this is the original media on which it was issued in 1949. These are VERY hard to find, and when you do find them, they're usually in pretty bad shape.
COPY #1. One label one this copy is pristine, and the other is quite nice, but does show a little residue where a sticker was removed. The disc is EX+. Overall, a solid copy. $12.00.
COPY #2. Folks, this one is super! The labels are absolutely pristine. The disc itself looks like it might have been played only once or twice. It's NMINT! You just don't find 78s this nice, and remember, this represents the release of Maynard's first recording! This one is sensational! It's $40.00.
COPY #3. Just in, the labels on this copy are pristine! NMINT. The disc itself is EX-. Yours for $7.00.

CHARLIE BARNET AND HIS ORCHESTRA, OVER THE RAINBOW / PAN AMERICANA – Capitol 57-744

On 8/16/49 in New York City, Maynard entered the studio with Charlie Barnet to lay down these two tracks. It's one of the earliest extant recordings by Maynard, and this is the original media on which it was issued in 1949. These are VERY hard to find, and when you do find them, they're usually in pretty bad shape.
COPY #1. This one has a nice, clean label -- almost like new. The disc has a few light surface scuffs and scratches, but it's still quite nice -- EX to EX+. Definitely one of the nicer copies of this hard-to-find 78! Yours for $12.00.
COPY #2. Just in, this one has a nice, clean label -- almost like new. The disc has a few light surface scuffs and scratches, but it's still quite nice -- EX to EX+. Definitely one of the nicer copies of this hard-to-find 78! Yours for $12.00.
COPY #3. The labels on this one are absolutely pristine! The disc itself is a decent VG. Yours for $7.00.

CHARLIE BARNET AND HIS ORCHESTRA, OVER THE RAINBOW / PAN AMERICANA (CANADIAN PRESSING) – Capitol 78-153

On 8/16/49 in New York City, Maynard entered the studio with Charlie Barnet to lay down these two tracks. It's one of the earliest extant recordings by Maynard, and this is the original media on which it was issued in 1949. These are VERY hard to find, and when you do find them, they're usually in pretty bad shape. And to top it off, this is the CANADIAN version, with different label and catalog number than the U.S. version!!
COPY #1. Here's an ultra clean copy. The labels are nice, with no sticker damage or other problems. The disc looks almost new, with just a spot or two visible. It's NMINT-. A super, rare collectible ... $18.00.

CHARLIE BARNET AND HIS ORCHESTRA, ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE / ILL WIND -- Capitol 843

Here’s MF with the Charlie Barnet Orchestra on his early signature piece "All the Things You Are," by composer Jerome Kern. He plays in the STRATOSPHERE!!! The story goes that when Jerome Kern's family heard Maynard's version, they were appalled! (Gee, they didn't like stratospheric trumpet playing???) They demanded that it be pulled off the market, and revoked all rights to its use. Nevertheless, the 78s had gone to press, and some of them definitely survive. I see a copy every year or so, and to me, this is one of the SIGNATURE ITEMS that is a must in every MF collection.
SORRY! NO COPIES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

CHARLIE BARNET AND HIS ORCHESTRA, ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE / STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, MAYNARD FERGUSON -- Q-T Records OFERGO-A/B

This is an extremely interesting and RARE 78!!! A label called Q-T Records put this out as a special collector's edition, probably in about 1951. It has two tracks they they got from Capitol Records. Side OFERGO-A has MF with the Charlie Barnet Orchestra on his early signature piece "All the Things You Are," by composer Jerome Kern. Side OFERGO-B has him on the track "Maynard Ferguson" with the Stan Kenton Orchestra. I think I've only seen maybe 3 or 4 copies of this 78 in all the years I've been collecting.
COPY #1. The labels on this copy are clean and nice -- almost like new! The disc itself has some definite scuffs and light scratches. It's in the VG range. Overall, this is a clean copy with passable vinyl. I once saw a NMINT copy go for $250.00. This VG copy is just $35.00. SORRY! THIS COPY RESERVED FOR A COLLECTOR, 10/9/20.



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