a rare and interesting LP! The band is Hen Gates and his
Gaters. It reads that way on the front cover and the record label, but
the back of the LP has the word "Gaters" spelled as "Gators." Also, the
front cover says "Let's Go Dancing To..." and the back cover spells it
all out as "Let's all dance to ...". Interesting! One more interesting
item...both sides list 6 songs, but there are 7 actual songs on both
sides! Go figure! Masterseal MSLP 5005. 1957.
The band is instrumental with a lot of saxophone in it. Side 1: Rock Me Sugar; Rock Around My Baby; Love To Rock With You; Choo Choo Rock; Rock Clock Rock; Rock'n and Walk'n.
Side 2: Shoe Shine Rock; Juke Box Rock; Rock Around Rosie; Fish Beat Rock; Rock'n Time; The New Rock.
cover looks in very good shape. No ring wear! The open side seam where
you take the record out is in great shape. The bottom left corner has a
little wear to it and right in the middle of the bottom seam, it is
open about one inch, but it's not split all the way down! But the right
right corner has a 1" split. It's in great shape for a 1957 LP cover!
The back cover does have some darker fade spots all around, as you can
see in the photo, but it's all readable. The record label is in great
shape. I did play both sides through in order to listen for skips and
pops. The sound quality was great with one tiny exception. And I tried
putting a photo up to show one tiny little short scratch near the end
of the 3rd song, side 1. I heard several light pops as it went around a
few cycles during the end of that song. That's it. The rest of the LP
was fine. Looking under the bright lamp, Side 1 has that one scratch
and about 6 scuffs overall, but the scuffs are not deep or affect the
sound. Side 2 has 5 scuffs and a light scratch across 3 songs, but they
do not affect the performance. Can't feel them and the vinyl is
actually shiny! I'm impressed with the quality!
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