Details: RCA LSP-2572, stereo, German Pressing, black label with silver print "Product of Teldec" on perimeter, 1962
Condition: Vinyl G+ (light scratches), Jacket G (writing on back, old price sticker on front, general wear)
NOTE: This is the German Import version, and the LP cover is made out of a thin material more like paper than cardboard. Considering this, I'd say that the jacket has survived pretty well - but there are some general problems with the jacket because of the type of material used, including some fraying at the edges, some wrinkling, etc...
Out of Print and Not Available as CD
From the All Music Guide:
This excellent album deserves to be reissued in full on CD but some of its music remains out-of-print. Many of these songs find Sonny Rollins utilizing the Latin rhythms of Candido in addition to his regular quartet members (guitarist Jim Hall, bassist Bob Cranshaw and drummer Ben Riley) and, on the calypso "Brownskin Girl," a vocal chorus interacts with the group. The highpoint is a lengthy "If Ever I Would Leave You" that is quite exciting. This underrated music is well worth an extensive search.
The tracks are:
1. If Ever I Would Leave You (Lerner/Loewe) - 11:58
2. Jongosos (Rollins) - 10:51
3. Bluesong (Rollins) - 4:41
4. The Night Has a Thousand Eyes (Bernier/Brainin) - 9:08
5. Brown Skin Girl (Span) - 6:48
PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all of the LPs we are offering are used. Our grading system for each LP is strictly visual, as we don't have time to listen to each record from beginning to end. Unless otherwise stated, there is usually a small price sticker affixed somewhere on the back cover.
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