Patti Page LPs with Maynard Ferguson
PATTI PAGE WITH PETE RUGOLO AND HIS ORCHESTRA, PATTI PAGE IN THE LAND OF HI-FI -- EmArcy MG 36074
On May 7-8, 1956, Pete Rugolo put together this fantastic high-fi recording session for artist Patti Page, and he brought along the best side men in Hollywood. For many years, no one knew whether Maynard was on this session, or not. Then, in 1999, this album came out on CD, and the liner notes said that the trumpets were Chico Alvarez, Pete Candoli, Buddy Childers, poss. Maynard Ferguson, and poss. Ray Linn. Of course, "poss." meant "possibly." When I listened to the CD, all I had to listen to were two tracks. When it got to the track "Out of Nowhere," it just popped right out at me. There was Maynard blowing away in the upper register in two identical passages. I was convinced. Next ... our Major Collector friend who auctioned off his collection on this website personally asked Patti Page (in March, 2000, at a concert in Washington, DC) if Maynard was on this release. She said, "YES!" Then the final domino fell. In 2009, this album was issued on CD by Fresh Sound Records in Spain, and this time it cited precise information. MF plays on 6 tracks: Nevertheless, Out of Nowhere, The Lady is a Tramp, I've Got My Eyes on You, I Didn't Know About You, My Sin. Page could really belt out the tunes, and Rugolo's arrangements are outstanding! This is the MONO, original version of the LP.
COPY #1. Just in, the cover on this copy has clean and bright front paper, NO seam splits, and just a little bit of spine wear and the typical light toning on the back cover around the edges. Overall, it's a very nice cover, easily rating an EX+ (although dealers would rate it NMINT- and never blink). The vinyl has the original silver "drummer" on blue background EmArcy logo. So it's an early pressing. Unfortunately, this one has been played heavily, and has a number of relatively bad scratches. I'm going to call it GOOD- (which interpreted, means "pretty lousy"). It plays with a number of "ticks" and definite background noise throughout. If you just need a nice cover to mate with your nice LP, or if you're just looking for a space filler, this just might be the one. Priced accordingly at just $4.00, and only $3.00 if you buy something else at the same time from my website. (The cover alone is worth much more!)
PATTI PAGE WITH PETE RUGOLO AND HIS ORCHESTRA, PATTI PAGE IN THE LAND OF HI-FI -- Mercury SR-80000
Just like the mono version above, this is the stereo counterpart. It's got a totally different cover than the mono version.
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