Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald, "Porgy & Bess", Original 1957 Verve LP, MGV-4011-2, SIGNED By Louis Armstrong [SOLD]
Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald, "Porgy & Bess", Original 1957 Verve LP, MGV-4011-2, SIGNED By Louis Armstrong [SOLD]
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Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald, "Porgy & Bess", Verve MGV-4011-2, original two album set, released in 1957. SIGNED and inscribed by Louis Armstrong in his characteristic green ink at the album illustration by David Stone Martin. This now classic Gershwin collaboration by the two jazz greats, featuring orchestral arrangements by Russell Garcia, won the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 2001, bestowed on recordings of " qualitative and historical significance" that are at least twenty five years old. Producer and owner of Verve Records, Norman Granz, gave this original release the deluxe treatment; released in a handsome gatefold with a mosaic cover by Joseph Young, photographs by Herman Leonard, a striking David Stone Martin illustration and a stapled-in extensive illustrated brochure which includes an essay by Lawrence D. Stewart on the history of Gershwin's famous opera. The album cover is about near fine with shallow creasing and light bumping to the panel corners, rubbing to spine and top edges. Both albums are included, the playing surfaces are visually very good with light scratches and scuffing. The autograph is about fine with slight brushing to the first letter of the inscription. A classic jazz recording, scarce signed. J1941

Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald, "Porgy & Bess", Original 1957 Verve LP, MGV-4011-2, SIGNED By Louis Armstrong [SOLD]
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Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald, "Porgy & Bess", Original 1957 Verve LP, MGV-4011-2, SIGNED By Louis Armstrong [SOLD]
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Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald, "Porgy & Bess", Original 1957 Verve LP, MGV-4011-2, SIGNED By Louis Armstrong [SOLD]
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Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald, "Porgy & Bess", Original 1957 Verve LP, MGV-4011-2, SIGNED By Louis Armstrong [SOLD]
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Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald, "Porgy & Bess", Original 1957 Verve LP, MGV-4011-2, SIGNED By Louis Armstrong [SOLD]
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Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald, "Porgy & Bess", Original 1957 Verve LP, MGV-4011-2, SIGNED By Louis Armstrong [SOLD]
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Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald, "Porgy & Bess", Original 1957 Verve LP, MGV-4011-2, SIGNED By Louis Armstrong [SOLD]
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Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald, "Porgy & Bess", Original 1957 Verve LP, MGV-4011-2, SIGNED By Louis Armstrong [SOLD]
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Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald, "Porgy & Bess", Original 1957 Verve LP, MGV-4011-2, SIGNED By Louis Armstrong [SOLD]
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Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald, "Porgy & Bess", Original 1957 Verve LP, MGV-4011-2, SIGNED By Louis Armstrong [SOLD]
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Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald, "Porgy & Bess", Original 1957 Verve LP, MGV-4011-2, SIGNED By Louis Armstrong [SOLD]
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