Previously posted as Japan modern reissue (track “If I had You medley”) record now upgraded to the original 1962 Fontana. Seemed a good excuse to post more Tubby Hayes.
Track Selection: I See With My Third “I” (R. Kirk)
A poignant song title, given Kirk was blind from birth, his third eye.
Recorded in New York, June 23, 1962
Philips pressing, UK plant (code 420) glorious Chingford, Outer North East
Mongolia London, which is about as exciting as New Malden, not at all exciting. At least New Jersey sounds interesting, even if it isn’t. I remember the popular song “What did Dela-ware, boy, What did Delaware? She wore a brand New Malden.. . nah, never going to work. Jersey Boys, Chingford Boys: who put the ching in Chingford? London is a great city, but the suburbs are.. well… so sub-urban.
As for the vinyl, original Fontana always sounds fresh natural and as it should, vinyl like as opposed to CD like.
Here’s the Dutch pressing, probably simultaneous with the UK
And here is how it was launched onto the American market, on Chicago label Smash Records (both mono and stereo) :
Collectors Corner: Source eBay
Seller Description: Record: VG+ Excellent except for very small scuff on A side Can’t be felt, can’t be heard; Sleeve: Excellent (Near Mint)
Tubby-mania sweeps the jazz collector world – OK 10 bidders, but that is hefty competition in an eBay auction, and the boat had to be pushed a bit further out than I would have wanted, but there is only one winner, and if you want it to be you, there is only one way. At least the price was half the Buy it Now being asked by another seller.