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Vinyl: Harry James & His Big Band ‎–King James Version - AUTOGRAPHED! - Sheffield Lab ‎

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Harry James & His Big Band ‎–King James Version - AUTOGRAPHED! - Sheffield Lab ‎

Harry James & His Big Band ‎– King James Version - Sheffield Lab ‎–LAB3


VERY RARE ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH SIGNED HARRY JAMES

Harry James (1916-1983)

“The Hawk”

Harry Haag James was a professional American Jazz musician, conductor, songwriter, and trumpet player of the Big Band era. He was born in Albany, Georgia in 1916 and by the young age of 8 years old he’d already learned to play the trumpet. He was a son of a bandleader who was in a traveling circus, where his mother was an acrobat and horseback rider. He soon became one of the most admired jazz players during the big band era. During the 1940s Harry James’ music was so well liked that record companies couldn’t keep up with the demand for his music.

Harry James was also an actor during the 1950s, but many of his roles featured him being in the music industry or he had written music for the movies that he acted in. He was married 3 times during his life. His first wife was Lousie Tobin a singer, his second wife was famous actress Betty Grable, and his third wife was a Las Vegas showgirl Joan Boyd. Frank Sinatra gave the eulogy at Harry James’ funeral.


Embossed Cover.
A "Direct To Disc" Pressing.

Recorded July 29-30, 1976 at Wylie Chapel in the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, CA.
Special thanks to the Reverend Lloyd John Ogilvie and Ted Behr (First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood).
Appears in the Recommended Jazz LPs column on p. 70 of the February 12, 1977 issue of Billboard.


THE VINYL RECORD ITSELF IS SCUFFED VG- YET STILL PLAYS STRONG BUT WITH OBVIOUS NOISE AND THE VALUE OF THIS IS IN THE PACKAGING. THE COVER IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND IS AUTOGRAPHED BY THE GREAT MAN HIMSELF. ALSO INCLUDED IS THE PAPER INSERT SHOWING OTHER RELEASES

THE HEAVYWEIGHT EMBOSSED GATEFOLD JACKET- IS IN EXCELLENT MINUS CONDITION - IT SHOWS VERY LIGHT RING WEAR NO SPLITS NO WRITING OR PRICE NAME LABELS TO JACKET

IS AUTOGRAPHED SINCERELY HARRY JAMES

SPINE IS VERY READABLE WITH BUMPING
(SEE PHOTOS)

THE LABELS ARE IN EXCELLENT SHAPE WITH NO SPINDLE MARKINGS SEEN
COMES WITH INSERT
(SEE PHOTO)

A NICE RECORD RECOMMENDED

(SEE PHOTOS)

Some incredible songs on this 1967 album from composer Reid King who married the Brazilian sound with
popular music of that era to produce an album that should have really taken off then, but due to the strange
setup of Canterbury Records who were in business to lose money for a Mattel tax shelter, the album was allowed
to die on the vine by Canterbury when it started to take off with airplay and sales. Reid King went on to become
one of the foremost composers of contemporary music for the gut-string guitar.

FINALLY ONE LAST WORD RE HAIRLINES, IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND ANY NON SEALED RECORD WITHOUT THEM, MANY HAD THEM FROM NEW. MOSTLY THEY ARE A RESULT OF STORAGE AND USE AND USUALLY HAVE LITTLE IMPACT ON THE SOUND QUALITY. THE SAME GOES FOR BACKGROUND NOISE, UNFORTUNATELY ALL RECORDS WILL HAVE SOME AND THIS VARIES AND REFLECTS THE PRESSING QUALITY.

Most records have production marks where someone touched or moved the vinyl while it was still semi-soft. These marks look like smudges, but are not scratches or "paper scuffs" and do not usually sound. Untouched vinyl from newly-opened records have these marks.

RECOMMENDED!

FULLY GUARANTEED!

CONDITION - DESCRIPTION

Mint

This means absolutely new, never been played or out of its dust cover. In the case of LP's, a North American album will have to be factory sealed

Take Note: European and Japaneses albums were never shrink wrapped!


Near Mint - Looks rarely played, very shiny with no visible marks


Excellent to Excellent Plus - A disc is super clean, with only very light visible marks that do not hamper play


Excellent minus is a disc that is excellent except it may have some markings that do not show up in the playing


VG+ AND VG++ - A Disc that is still in good shape, but will have some hairlines and minor superficial scratches with none deep that will not hamper play

VG A Disc that has minor scratches, some can be felt with a fingernail and can be heard as surface noise but nothing to spoil the overall enjoyment play


VG Minus - A record that has been well enjoyed, Still playable with minor imperfections such as light scratches, visible scuffing etc.



IMPORTANT NOTE: unless otherwise noted, ALL records are graded visually, and NOT play-graded.

Records are graded under bright lights or discrete sunlight - In the case of visibly possible harmful scratches, the record will be tested and sound quality noted.Many vintage (1955-70) records will play fine with visible damage due to superior vinyl and better pressings.


HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AND FULLY GUARANTEED

THIS RECORD IS FULLY GUARANTEED, PLEASE EMAIL ME TO DISCUSS A PROBLEM BEFORE LEAVING NEGATIVE OR NEUTRAL FEEDBACK

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO READ THE GRADING CONDITIONS – ALSO, UNLESS A LP RECORD IS SEALED (US COPIES), THERE IS BOUND TO BE SOME DISCREPANCY HEARABLE. ALSO DEPENDING ON HOW GOOD YOUR STYLUS AND CARTRIDGE IS, YOU MAY DISAGREE WITH MY GRADINGS BUT, PLEASE NOTE: THIS RECORD IS GUARANTEED, IF YOU ARE NOT SATISFIED WITH THE CONDITION PLEASE RETURN FOR A FULL REFUND – PLEASE DISCUSS WITH ANY PROBLEMS

PLEASE NOTE:

In the odd circumstance that it might occur, we can not be financially responsible for mishandling of parcels by the postal service. We take the best precaution to assure a perfect delivery, ship in professional boxes with the record removed from the cover with cardboard strengther and all in a clear plastic cover.

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We ship worldwide!!

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USA , LP's & 10"
- $4.00 usps MEDIA MAIL (no insurance , 2 to 9 days , online tracking , $1.50 for each additional record)

WORLDWIDE , LP's & 10"
-$25.00 usps 1ST CLASS AIR (no insurance , tracking # , buyer is responsible for any loss , $6.00 for each additional record)*

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CANADA, LP's & 10"

-$18.00 USPS 1ST CLASS AIR (no insurance, no tracking #, buyer is responsible for any loss, $1.50 for each additional record

7” 45’S

USA : $4.00 1st class

WORLDWIDE : $12.00 1st class

CANADA : $10.00 1st class