April 15, 2018
Start Date: April 5, 2018
Final Price: $493.70 (USD)
Bid Count: 9
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· SOUL STIRRERS WITH SAM COOKE (PRODUCER, ARRANGER AND BACKING VOCALIST) - ENCORE WITH THE SOUL STIRRERS (THE SOUL STIRRER'S MONUMENTALLY RARE THIRD - AND LAST - ALBUM ON SAM COOKE'S PROPRIETARY 'SAR' GOSPEL LABEL - ULTRA-RARE ORIGINAL 1962 S.A.R. RECORDS MONO LP LPM-504
· ORIGINAL U.S. PRESSING
ONE OF THE RAREST SOUL GOSPEL ALBUMS IN EXISTENCE - THIS IS THE FIRST, THE LAST AND THE ONLY COPY WE HAVE EVER SEEN
· ORIGINAL WHITE, GREEN AND YELLOW SAR LABEL
· VERY RARE WEST COAST PRESSING (MONARCH PRESSING PLANT, LOS ANGELES)
· THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, FIRST U.S. PRESSING; THIS IS NOT A REISSUE, AN IMPORT, OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING.
· ORIGINAL, THICK CARDBOARD COVER (AMERICAN STYLE)
· CLEAN, WEAR-FREE LABELS
· THICK, HEAVY VINYL PRESSING
· As far as we know, this album has NEVER been available on legitimate Compact Disc or in any other way, manner or format (TAKE MY WORD: IF IT HAD BEEN, I WOULD HAVE GRABBED AT LEAST 20 COPIES BY NOW…).
(►PLEASE SEE THE IMAGE OF THE COVER, LABEL OR BOTH, SHOWN BELOW)
(Note: this is a REAL image of the ACTUAL item you are bidding on. This is NOT a "recycled" image from our previous auction. What you see is what you’ll get. GUARANTEED!)
This is BY FAR the single rarest Sam Cooke-related album EVER released on his own, proprietary, S.A.R. label -- most collectors do not even realize that it exists!!! The album is interesting for more than one reason: first, it lacks charting hit singles, so many people are unaware of the nature of the material, which is just astonishing! Secondly, the album sports some of the most intense gospel vocals anyone ever attempted: The result is one smoldering Soul-Gospel piece, which is a must for any early Soul and Gospel collector. Although Sam Cooke is not credited as a performing artist, you can easily detect his presence all over the place: he is here as a performer (backing vocalist on some tracks). composer, arranger and, most importantly, the Guiding Spirit
This is a pure perfection, heavenly ambrosia from start to finish, a balm for the pained soul, and one of those very rare albums every man, woman and child (and all ages in between) should hear, and have. I would sell my soul to the guy (girl?) with a pitchfork to see a Volume 2 of this set (alas, he'd already declined my offer :-)
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· THE RECORD
(IMPORTANT NOTE: unless otherwise noted, ALL records are graded visually, and NOT play-graded!; we grade records under the strong, diffuse room light or discrete sunlight)
(a) WE GRADE THE VINYL AS STRONG VERY GOOD+(+) . CAUTION: The vinyl is NOT MINT or NEAR MINT, but is nevertheless in a very nice and clean condition. There are some surface marks and abrasions, mostly light and superficial, although some may be longer than 1.1/4 inches (1 inch = 2.5 centimeters)
(b) The record is pressed on a beautiful, thick, inflexible vinyl, which was usually used for the first or very early pressings. Usually, the sound on such thick vinyl pressings is full-bodied, vivid, and even dramatic. Do not expect to obtain such a majestic analog sound from a digital recording!
(c) Stereo copies of this album are NOT known to exist.
(d) Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior, digital recording!!!
· THE COVER
THE COVER IS NICE --- ABOUT VERY GOOD++ (VG++).
The following flaws or imperfections are noted on the cover:
- Cover has a partially split top seam (between 1 and 2 inches / 2.5 to 5 centimeters)
- Cover has some fraying/wear along the upper seam
- Cover has some light ring wear (nothing significant); On the scale from 1 to 10 (1 being the least, and 10 being the most severe), we assess the severity of ring wear as 3
- Back cover has circular tarnish (grayish, dust-covered sections, which closely follow the contour of the record), probably caused by friction or by rubbing against other covers during the storage. The tarnish is similar in appearance to a common ring wear, but, UNLIKE ring wear, these grayish areas may be possible to clean up with a minor effort and with a right cleansing solution.
- Cover has some light yellowish stains, probably from exposure to humidity. (nothing significant)
- Cover has a few tiny wrinkles along the spine
- Cover has a visible "wrinkle"(crease) in one of the corners.
- Cover has two corners slightly worn / dinged (nothing significant)
- The cover has a few tiny scratch marks on the front side (nothing significant)
NO OTHER VISIBLE FLAWS OR IMPERFECTIONS ON THE COVER
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