Ray Charles The Genius Hits The Road

Description

Ray Charles The Genius Hits The Road

Original (mega rare) 1st UK pressing His Masters Voice labels.Cat no. CLP-1387 ((1960))

Matrix

side1. ‘ABC 335A-1S’. Side 2.’ABC 335 B-3S’

Mother Stampers

”1” ”GG” and ”1” ”R”

Thick chunky vinyl Earliest Blue\Black Columbia labels (only 1st UK press)

The Vinyl

The first thing to note is that this vinyl has barely ever been played more than a handful of times. On initial inspection the vinyl looks almost like new, importantly this is the original thick ,heavy and chunky slab of vinyl. Any marks that could possibly be seen in strong light would be light whyspy sleeve removal only and non audio sounding on my systems.

The audio is graded as near mint absolutely perfect throughout, Played at very loud volume on a top system using a dedicated mono cartridge.

The Record Sleeve

This is the original HMV advertising serpier sleeve graded at excellent (very slight tares at the die cut hole)

 

The Cover

The 1st isue Garrod & Lofthouse, laminated front flip back cover is super super glossy appearance and extreemely clean for an original. There is (NO) real starageware to talk of. This cover is graded at least excellent plus to very near mint.