Ben Webster 45s with Maynard Ferguson
BEN WEBSTER, RANDLE'S ISLAND / YOU'RE MY THRILL -- Mercury 8265-X45
Here’s MF with Ben Webster, recorded 12/21/51, on the original 45 RPM release of these hard-to-find tracks. It's exceptionally RARE!!! Maynard was listed on the labels of this 45 as "Tiger Brown." It wasn't until the 10" LP and 45 EP came out a couple of years later that Maynard was identified as the trumpeter on this session.
COPY #1. This is the first copy of this rare little 45 I've had for sale on the set sale pages of this website. The labels have no tears or other damage, but the Randle's Island side is a little darkened with age. Otherwise, the labels are clean and nice. The disc itself rates a solid EX -- a few light scuffs and surface scratches are visible, but it plays with just some moderate background noise. Due to its rarity, it's $18.00.
COPY #2. Here's a nice copy of this 45. The labels are super and clean and nice. The disc itself is a solid EX, and plays with just a bit of background noise due to some light surface scratches. Quite rare, it's $18.00.
COPY #3. Here's a nice copy of this 45. The labels are crisp and clean. The disc itself is a solid EX, and plays with just a bit of background noise due to some light surface scratches. Quite rare, it's $18.00.
BEN WEBSTER, THE BIG TENOR -- EmArcy EP-1-6012
Here’s MF with Ben Webster, recorded 12/21/51. Maynard was listed on the labels of the original 78s and 45s in 1952 as "Tiger Brown." In 1954, when the 10" LP and this 7" picture cover EP were released, they did mention in the liner notes that it was actually Maynard on this session. Tunes include Old Folks, You're My Thrill, King's Riff, and Randall's Island. The 10" LP of this recording lists in the jazz guide for $250.00 in NMINT condition! This EP should be priced similarly for a NMINT copy.
COPY #1. This is the first copy of this rare little EP I've had in stock in a very long time. The cover on this one has clean and nice front paper. The seams and spine are a little toned (typical for this cover), but it's not bad. There are also very careful repairs to the top and bottom seams, but the repairs are not noticeable. Without those seam repairs I'd call it EX++ to NMINT-. With the repairs, it's just EX. The disc itself is likewise EX. A nice, solid copy, with some minor flaws. It's $20.00.
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