To people who have never collected jazz records, what follows might seem both trivial and inexplicable. But while searching for recordings by the sublime trumpeter and singer Henry “Red” Allen, I came across these oddities on eBay — two sides from his 1957 RCA Victor RIDE, RED, RIDE IN HI-FI . . . issued as a 78 rpm record in Argentina, their titles logically translated into Spanish.
and . . .
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People who have never held an original 78 rpm recording from the great jazz past might not understand why these pictures are so exciting, but they are. I’ve heard this music for almost forty years now, and I’ve got the digital versions on my iPod and on CDs, but when I saw these pictures of records for sale on eBay, I thought it would be worth sharing them with my readers:
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