The Record Detectives, Crime Scene Investigation,
“We have victim of assault with a felt-tipped weapon. Blue Note, New Yorker I would guess, around fifty years old, weight about 180 grams, a nasty case of “Writing On Label” (WOL). Never stood a chance. Why would any one do such a thing, Captain?”
“I think it may be a crude attemt at forgery that went wrong. That “63” may be part of an address May be they were trying to alter the address on the label to 63 something”
“What, you mean, like 47 West 63rd Street?.
“Precisely! The alteration to the address was very crude, and in this case, fatal. I want every Blue Note collector brought in for questioning. Check for black ink marks on their fingertips. We may not have a lot of time before they strike again.”
To be continued, in next weeks episode of The Record Detectives…
What a thing to do to a beautiful record. Looks like the work of a Radio Station DJ, wanting to file and retreive in a hurry, no other consideration. The frightening thought is there must be at least another 62 records from the archive treated like this somewhere out there, possibly more. The good news as previously announced, is that the actual condition of the vinyl aside from a few superficial marks, is near perfect. I can swap covers, but the label is going to have to stay.God knows what the “42” was all about. Re-indexing the archive. Still, the price reflected the damage done to the cover and label, only £20. The Vinyl was VG++.
Gruesome detail from the Vinyl Crime Scene – click through to view at 1600 pixel. Contains scenes some viny collectors may find distressing (Parental Discretion Advisory)
Or soothe your cares away with the beauty of Cannonball Adderly’s Alto solo on “Autumn Leaves”: