Movie Soundtrack 45s and EPs -- All With Maynard Ferguson
SHORTY ROGERS AND HIS ORCHESTRA, HOT BLOOD, FROM THE COLUMBIA PICTURE "HOT BLOOD" -- RCA Victor EPA 535
PLEASE READ THIS VERY, VERY CAREFULLY. The Movie "The Wild One" was originally entitled "Hot Blood." The studio decided at the last minute that this title was too inflammatory, so they changed the title to "The Wild One." However, in the meantime, a small number of 45 EPs got released for this movie with the title "Hot Blood." The studio recalled all they could get their hands on, but a few escaped into collector hands. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE RARE EPs WITH THE TITLE "HOT BLOOD"!!! This picture cover 45 EP includes the tunes Blues for Brando, Chino, The Wild One, and Windswept, from the movie starring Marlon Brando. Great cover art! Great jazz! Recorded 7/14/53. This is one of Maynard's earliest movie soundtracks. With this rare cover, these sell for as much as $200.00+ to movie collectors!!!!!
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SHORTY ROGERS AND HIS ORCHESTRA, THE WILD ONE, FROM THE COLUMBIA PICTURE "THE WILD ONE" -- RCA Victor EPA 535
This picture cover 45 EP includes the tunes Blues for Brando, Chino, The Wild One, and Windswept, from the movie starring Marlon Brando. Great cover art! Great jazz! Recorded 7/14/53. This is one of Maynard's earliest movie soundtracks.
COPY #1. This copy is not the greatest, with some cover ring wear, a cover corner bend, and some wear on the vinyl, but it's a presentable copy. Normally selling for $30.00 in EX or better condition, this one is only VG-, but well worth $15.00.
COPY #2. THIS IS A COVER ONLY -- NO DISC. If you have a nice disc, but no cover, here's a very clean and nice cover. The front paper on this one is about the best I've seen -- no ringwear or damage of any kind. It's SUPERB! The seams and spine are completely intact. In fact, the only problem at all is just some light "foxing" (light brown spots) on the back of the cover. This is a NMINT- cover. It's $10.00.
LEITH STEVENS' ALL STARS, JAZZ THEMES FROM THE WILD ONE -- Decca ED 633
This picture cover, 2-disc, 45 EP includes the tunes The Wild One, Hotshoe, Lonely Way, Blues for Brando, Windswept, Beetle, Scramble, and Chino from the movie starring Marlon Brando. Great cover art! Great jazz! This is one of Maynard's earliest movie soundtracks.
COPY #1. The picture cover on this one has relatively clean and nice front paper with no damage. The seams and spine are totally intact. The back cover shows a little record ring wear and some very light brownish toning around the edges. I'd rate this cover as EX+. The vinyl is EX+. Overall, this one is EX+. A nice, solid copy, it's $28.00.
SELECTIONS FROM IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, A PARAMOUNT PRODUCTION IN VISTAVISION -- DECCA ED 819
This box cover, 3-disc, 45 EP includes the tunes from the great holiday classic, White Christmas, with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. Maynard was fortunate enough to be in the Paramount Orchestra at this time. These are not ultra rare, but they ARE ultra popular with collectors, due to the endearing qualities of the movie, so they're pretty hard to find -- especially in nice shape.
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PARAMOUNT PRESENTS RED GARTERS -- Columbia B-377
Here's a picture gatefold cover 2-disc EP set from 1954. Maynard was in the studio orchestra for this recording. Tracks include Red Garters, This is Greater Than I Thought, Good Intentions, A Dime and a Dollar, Brave Man, Man and Woman, Bad News, and Meet a Happy Guy. A relatively hard little EP to find!
COPY #1. The picture cover on this one has some very light staining in a couple of places, perhaps from water damage. It's hardly visibile on the front, is not visible at all inside the gatefold cover, and is a bit more prominent on the back cover. Otherwise, however, this is a nice, solid cover. One note ... the original price of 149 is inked at upper right, but it's in tiny, thin numbering. Due to the bits of damage to this cover, which still looks great, let's call it just EX-. The vinyl is a solid EX++. Overall, let's call this copy EX. Due to the minor cover damage, this one is just $15.00.
DANNY KAYE SINGS SELECTIONS FROM THE PARAMOUNT TECHNICOLOR MOTION PICTURE RELEASE KNOCK ON WOOD -- Decca ED 2141
This picture cover 45 EP includes the tunes Knock on Wood, Monahan O Han, All About You, and End of Spring from the Paramount motion picture Knock on Wood, starring Danny Kaye. MF was in the orchestra for this recording, and it was released in 1954. These tracks are really a riot!
COPY #1. The picture cover on this one has some surface wear front and back, and some light brownish toning on the back, as well. I'd rate it as just VG to VG+. The disc has clean and nice labels, and the vinyl has some light scuffs and surface scratches. It's VG. So, not a perfect copy, but in quite acceptable condition. Yours for just $20.00.
BING CROSBY SINGS SELECTIONS FROM THE PARAMOUNT PICTURE THE COUNTRY GIRL -- Decca ED 2186
Here's the 45 RPM 7" picture cover EP of this recording! Maynard played in the studio orchestra under the direction of Joseph J. Lilley on this great, classic movie soundtrack. It was released in 1954. The movie starred Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly, and with all the Grace Kelly fans out there, this tends to be a near-impossible recording to obtain. Plus, the 10" LP version of this soundtrack is listed in the soundtrack guidebook I own, but this 45 EP version isn't even listed. It's THAT RARE!!! A highly desirable, and near-impossible to obtain 45 EP.
COPY #1. Just in, the cover on this one is a stunning NMINT+!!! Wow! Nearly flawless. The vinyl is easily NMINT!!! What a beautiful, incredible little EP. It's $35.00.
DEAN MARTIN - JERRY LEWIS, IN SONGS FROM THE ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK OF THE MOTION PICTURE "LIVING IT UP" -- Capitol EAP 1-533
Here's the 45 RPM 7" picture cover EP of the Living it Up soundtrack. MF was in the Paramount studio orchestra for this 1954 release. Tunes include Money Burns a Hole in My Pocket, Ev'ry Street's a Boulevard in Old New York, Champagne and Wedding Cake, How Do You Speak to an Angel?, and That's What I Like. These are quite rare, and HIGHLY sought after by soundtrack collectors due to the Martin/Lewis following. They list for $75.00 in NMINT condition. If you've ever tried to win one at auction, you know what I'm talking about!!!
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DEAN MARTIN SINGS SELECTIONS FROM THE HAL WALLIS PRODUCTION FOR PARAMOUNT PICTURES, ARTISTS AND MODELS -- Capitol EAP 1-702
Here's the 45 RPM 7" picture cover EP of the Artists and Models soundtrack. MF was still in the studio orchestra for this 1955 release. Tunes include Inamorata, You Look So Familiar, When You Pretend, and The Lucky Song. These are quite rare, and HIGHLY sought after by soundtrack collectors due to the Martin/Lewis following. They list for $75.00 in NMINT condition. If you've ever tried to win one at auction, you know what I'm talking about!!!
COPY #1. The cover on this copy looks great! There's a little crease in the cover paper at upper left, but it's minimal. Overall, this cover is a clean and nice NMINT-. The disc has clean and nice labels, and the vinyl itself rates an EX+. This EX++ copy is yours for $45.00.
SONGS FROM THE PARAMOUNT PRODUCTION, BOB HOPE AS EDDIE FOY, IN THE SEVEN LITTLE FOYS -- RCA Victor 45 EP EPB-3275
Maynard played in the Paramount Studio Orchestra, conducted by Joseph J. Lilley, in this great, 1955 classic movie soundtrack. This one is a 7" picture cover gatefold EP. It's not impossible to find, but it's not common, either.
COPY #1. The cover on this copy is just absolutely splendid! It's a super clean and nice NMINT -- very, very rare for an EP from this era. The two discs have pristine labels and are in NMINT- condition. What a super nice copy! This one is $35.00.
MUSIC FROM THE SOUND TRACK OF THE PARAMOUNT PICTURE PRODUCTION, THE ROSE TATTOO -- Columbia B-727
Here's the 45 RPM 7" picture cover triple-gatefold EP of this recording! Maynard played in the studio orchestra under the direction of Alex North on this great, classic movie soundtrack. It was released in 1955. It's based on the play, "The Rose Tattoo," by Tennessee Williams, and starred Burt Lancaster. Unfortunately for us Maynard Ferguson collectors, this one is highly sought-after by soundtrack collectors, and they've driven the price up to $50.00 - $75.00 for a NMINT copy of this interesting little EP.
COPY #1. The cover on this copy looks great, but there's some tearing along the spine. Although it looks NMINT from the front and back, it's only EX- due to the spine tearing. The discs are NMINT-. Really a nice copy, but only $25.00 due to the spine damage.
MAIN TITLE THEME FROM "THE DELICATE DELINQUENT," A PARAMOUNT PICTURE / THE PRIDE AND THE PASSION BOLERO FROM THE STANLEY KRAMER PRODUCTION "THE PRIDE AND THE PASSION" -- DECCA 9-30382
Here's the 45 RPM single of the theme from "The Delicate Delinquent," a movie starring Jerry Lewis. Most MF fans believe Maynard played in the Sonny Burke Orchestra for this movie soundtrack. (Maynard did NOT play in "The Pride and the Passion," which is on the flip side.) It makes sense, because Maynard was definitely affiliated with Sonny Burke during this era, and the arranger is Buddy Bregman, who Maynard recorded with in this era.
COPY #1. This is the first copy of this rare little 45 I've ever had for sale on the website. The labels on this one are almost like new except that someone wrote "RP" in pencil on the "Pride and Passion" side of the disc. The disc itself rates a VG-, at best. It's pretty rough, with numerous light scuffs and scratches, and plays with quite a bit of background noise. Still, it's a very, very tough little 45 to find. It's $10.00.
OVERTURE - THE TEN COMMANDMENTS / LOVE AND AMBITION -- Dot 45-16827
Here's the 45 RPM single of the Overture from the Ten Commandments backed with Love and Ambition. These are quite rare. The LPs are tough to find -- these 45s are even rarer.
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ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK RECORDING - PARAMOUNT PICTURES' FUNNY FACE -- Verve EP V-5041
This is a picture cover EP with Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn on the cover. It features the tracks How Long Has This Been Going On, 'S Wonderful, Let's Kiss and Make Up, and Think Pink. It was originally issued in about 1957, and MF is documented as being in the orchestra.
COPY #1. This is the first copy of this EP that I've ever had for sale on the website. The cover has a tiny seam crack just starting at top center and another at bottom center, but the seams are not split open. Someone wrote "June 1962" in fairly small print on the back of the cover. If it weren't for these small things, this would be a NMINT cover, and it certainly looks NMINT from the front. But due to these issues, let's just call it EX. The disc itself has super clean and nice labels and the vinyl is NMINT. Overall, let's call this copy EX++. Due to the fact that it's very hard to find, it's $25.00.
TITOLI DI TESTA / VIAGGIO E MORTE DI DANIELE (JAPANESE RELEASE) -- Epic ECPB-243
Here's the 45 RPM single of two of the tracks from the rare La Prima Notte di Quiete Italian movie soundtrack. THIS 45 IS ULTRA, ULTRA RARE!!!!!!!!!! As you know, the CD of this soundtrack sells for as much as $200.00. The LP, the same. Yet this 45 is 10 times rarer than the CD, and much, much rarer than the LP. It has unique graphics, nothing like the LP. These come with a front paper insert with an EPIC paper sleeve behind, both in a clear sleeve. Again, the rarest of the rare!
COPY #1. This is the first copy of this ultra rare 45 that I've ever had on the website. The front paper has a light crease at lower right, but it's minimal, and it still easily rates a NMINT- to NMINT. The vinyl is a clean and nice NMINT! Overall, this one is NMINT. Due to its extreme rarity, it's $120.00.
COPY #2. Unbelievably, I've gotten another copy of this ultra rare 45. The fron paper is quite nice, with just a hint of toning on the back. It's easily NMINT-. The disc is likewise NMINT-. Overall, this one is NMINT-. A very nice copy. It's $95.00.
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