Beverly Kenney sings for Playboys Mono 1958 1st press Mint industry exec's copy

Sold Date: May 11, 2021
Start Date: May 11, 2021
Final Price: $400.00 (USD)
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This is Beverly Kenney sings for Playboys with Ellis Larkins at the piano, Joe Benjamin, Bass. The original mono release, Decca DL 8743, first pressing.

Belonged at one time to Jack Schapps, who owned three music stores in shopping centers in suburban Chicago and was also the owner of Astra Records. One store was in the Randhurst Shopping Center. Schapps had worked for RCA records before going into retail. (A photocopy of an inscription to Schapps by Eydie Gorme on one of her albums is included with this sale, shown as the last photo here).
Disk. Both sides are Mint. A photo of both sides has been provided which shows some of the rainbow effect of this minimally-played record.

Jacket. Near-mint. Traces of wear at very top and bottom of front. An old price has been pencilled on the back. Edges are clean all the way around. Extremely slight bump at lower right of front panel.

Inner sleeve. Very rare original New World of Sound/Harlequin Decca inner sleeve is present and in mint condition.

This is by far the best copy of this rare album that we've ever seen. Discogs has 2 listings in NM condition with a VG jacket at $500.