Bob Keene 10-inch LPs with Maynard Ferguson
GENE NORMAN PRESENTS BOB KEENE AND HIS ORCHESTRA, GNP Vol. 8 -- GNP 149
Here's Maynard with the Bob Keene Orchestra from 1951 on the original 10" LP release of the tracks Dancing on the Ceiling, Dancing Tambourine, They Didn't Believe Me, The Lady is a Tramp, Mimi, It Ain't Necessarily So, Isn't it Romantic, and Jug Stop. Great big band music, it sounds a bit like the Benny Goodman Orchestra, with Keene leading on clarinet. But this is no "clarinet album." It's a great big band recording, with lots of brass, saxes, bones, and rhythm. A must for every serious MF collection. And, MF is pictured and credited on the back cover. Outstanding! Listing for $50.00 in my three-year-old jazz guide, I've seen these bring $75.00+ at auction.
COPY #1. The cover on this one has some definite surface and seam wear, but all the seams are still totally tight and intact. It's easily an EX cover -- perhaps borderline EX+. The vinyl is still clean and shiny, with just a few very light scuffs and surface scratches, and plays great! I'd rate it as EX to EX+, as well. Overall, this is a nice, solid EX to EX+ copy. Yours for $18.00.
COPY #2. The cover on this one has a bit of surface wear, both front and back, but it's not too bad. There's also a 4" seam split at upper right. I'd rate it, conservatively, at EX- to EX, but every dealer I know would call it EX+. The vinyl has nice, clean labels, and other than a few light scuffs and light surface scratches, it's in great condition. EX to EX+. Overall, this copy is EX. Yours for $15.00.
COPY #3. The cover on this one has some definite surface wear, both front and back, but it's not too bad. There's some edge wear, as well, but the seams and spine are not split. I'd rate this cover as EX. The vinyl is also clean and nice, with the only problems being a scuff and some ultra light surface scratches in a few places. It's EX+ to EX. Overall, this copy is EX to EX+. It's yours for $18.00.
COPY #4. The cover on this one has some light surface wear front and back, but it's minimal. There's a tiny bend in the lower left corner, and a 1" seam split at lower right. But these flaws are minimal, and the cover still easily rates an EX+. It's really nice. The vinyl HAS RED WAX!!! This is ultra rare. I've only seen it one other time!!! The jazz guide doesn't list a price for red wax, but it's often DOUBLE that of black wax. The disc itself has quite a few light surface scratches, and it plays with some definite background noise. I'd rate this disc as just VG to VG+. So, overall, this copy is somewhere in the EX- range. I'd normally price one with black vinyl in this condition at about $13.00. Due to the red vinyl, this one is $18.00.
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