Duke Ellington, "Early Recordings", Original 1955 10" LP,"X" Label, LVA-3037, SIGNED BY Duke Ellington [SOLD]
Duke Ellington, "Early Recordings",  Original 1955 10" LP,"X" Label, LVA-3037, SIGNED BY Duke Ellington  [SOLD]
Click to enlarge

Duke Ellington, "Early Recordings, Vol.1", "X" Vault Originals Label, Original, Deep Groove, 10" LP, LVA-3037, 1955, boldly SIGNED and inscribed by Duke Ellington on the rear panel. An uncommon record on the short-lived "X" Label formed in 1953 as a wholly owned subsidiary of RCA, which acted primarily as an independent distributor of 45s, to provide R&B hit covers for a growing niche market. "X" also released several 10"LPs, including this collection of early Ellington, before RCA discontinued the label in 1955. The album features a wonderful cover illustration by Paul Bacon, tape to top and bottom edges, spine is creased, touch of edge and ring wear, else very good +; playing surfaces are visually very good, with light scuffing and scratches; the large original autograph is fine in blue ink. Uncommon jazz memorabilia, signed by a jazz great. J1939

Duke Ellington, "Early Recordings",  Original 1955 10" LP,"X" Label, LVA-3037, SIGNED BY Duke Ellington  [SOLD]
Click to enlarge
Duke Ellington, "Early Recordings",  Original 1955 10" LP,"X" Label, LVA-3037, SIGNED BY Duke Ellington  [SOLD]
Click to enlarge
Duke Ellington, "Early Recordings",  Original 1955 10" LP,"X" Label, LVA-3037, SIGNED BY Duke Ellington  [SOLD]
Click to enlarge
Duke Ellington, "Early Recordings",  Original 1955 10" LP,"X" Label, LVA-3037, SIGNED BY Duke Ellington  [SOLD]
Click to enlarge