This listing is for an ultra rare, holy grail copy, jazz Bee Bop LP, Charlie Parker’s “The Bird Blows the Blues”. The label is Dial DLP-1. The story behind this scarce LP is that it is known to be the first jazz 12” LP ever produced, in 1949. It was only offered through mail order and was not a big seller considering the hefty price of $5.00, and it is believed that there were only 50, or so, copies produced. Of these there are thought to be less than ten copies known to exist world-wide. The label number was shortly re-cataloged as Dial LP-901. This copy is absolutely fresh to the market as it was found in the basement of a house clean-out with a collection of jazz and big band 78s and 33 RPMs about 3 months ago. It was originally issued without a cover and only in a sleeve. It is being sold in the sleeve that I found it in which could be the original plain brown paper one but I have no idea what the issued one looks like. It shows some light scuffs and scratches but the vinyl does not skip or stick at all. It does, however, play with some background sound which does not overwhelm the music. I think the worst of it is track three from side one, “Dark Shadows”. There is a section that pops for about seven or eight revolutions during the solo in the middle. To listen to a sample of this part Click here to open the sample in your computer’s media player. This sample is representative of the album in whole (excluding the aforementioned solo issue). The last song on the second side has a few pops but not as bad as what you heard during solo in the sample. I didn’t clean the record so it might improve the quality with a cleaning.
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