Soul Station - 1st - West 63rd - DG

HANK MOBLEY Soul Station (Incredibly rare 1960 original US 6-track deep groove mono LP on the 'West 63rd - NYC' address label, with flat edge & 'RVG' stampers & 'ear' markings in the run-outs, featuring Hank as the star of the show on tenor sax, backed with great assurance & authority by Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers & Art Blakey, pasted picture sleeve with 'West 61st' address on the back & original company catalogue inner. Please see 'more info' for condition details... BLP4031)

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Price Info
Product Availability Currently Unavailable - You can request the next copy of this item
Release Year 1960 - 61 years ago
Condition Unless stated otherwise in the description above, all items are in at least excellent condition - so please read our descriptions carefully. We try to sell items as close to Mint condition as possible, and many will indeed be close to brand new and/or unplayed. Others may be 'used' - and all will meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed.
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Format vinyl LP album (LP record)
Record Label Blue Note
Complete Stock List Go to Hank Mobley
Product Catalogue No BLP4031
Music Genre Jazz
Country Comes from USA Comes from 'USA'
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Tracklisting & More Information

Tracklisting :-

This I Dig Of You
Dig Dis
Split Feelin's
Soul Station
If I Should Lose You

Personnel :-

Hank Mobley - Tenor Sax
Wynton Kelly - Piano
Paul Chambers - Bass
Art Blakey - Drums

Condition :-

The Sleeve

Obtained from a one previous owner collection, with all records bought from new at the time, the heavyweight pasted laminate sleeve is in beautiful shape. Clean, with rich, vivid colours & all text clearly legible, there is just chipping to the laminate at the top seam, although it barely affects the front or back panels. There is moderate foxing to the unlaminated reverse and the original price has been pencilled on. The sleeve is simply stunning, & complete with the correct [seam split] period company catalogue inner. It also retains a nice, period UK tax code sticker & even the Mecolico royalty sticker for author's rights, which were affixed during export from the US. Very, very nice indeed!

The Labels

This beautiful first issue copy was pressed just after "Blue Note Records" became an incorporated company & a registered trademark, hence the inclusion of 'INC' & 'R' lettering on the labels.

These are the original 'Deep Groove' versions of the West 63rd Address label, twice as rare as the regular version, which is hard enough to find anyway!
Both sides are clean & free from writing, stickers, excessive wear or any other blemishes that would affect the print. There is just a little light spindle wear to indicate play but nothing of any real consequence.

The Vinyl

The Rudy Van Gelder initials 'RVG' & the 'ear' logo are stamped and etched into the runoff area. The matrices, like the 'ear' are hand scratched. A combination of Van Gelder's sound engineering & Plastylite pressing is well & truly the 'golden age' of highest quality, Blue Note pressings. We really should be putting these in our audiophile store!

The vinyl has been professionally cleaned on a Matrix machine and has come up looking sparkling. Under a bright light, there are just a few faint paper scuffs to indicate some play & enjoyment in the past. Upon play testing both sides, we can confirm this one truly does sound remarkable. There is just the lightest surface ambience in places but this is so minor & of no real consequence. If we had to grade this marvellous copy then a conservative EX- would be it, but it plays & looks so much better than that. We give this our highest recommendation.

We are pleased to offer this beautiful, clean, archive copy for sale. An alltime classic 'soul jazz' release.

Recording Artist Hank Mobley
Product Title Soul Station - 1st - West 63rd - DG
Product Information Hank Mobley Soul Station - 1st - West 63rd - DG USA vinyl LP album (LP record).
Language All tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Additional info Deleted - A deleted or out-of-print item is one that is no longer manufactured. However, we stock thousands of out-of-print formats and we specialise in tracking down out-of-print, deleted and hard-to-find releases.
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