Item Description

Jon Sondra Steele Lonesome For You Moonbeam 1948 10" 78
Condition: USED Good+
Red (dark) colored label
Cardinal 1001-A
Lonesome For You
(Louise Lee-Lew Quadling)
Sondra Steele Jon Steele at the piano TWILIGHTERS
Sailing On A Moonbeam
Jon and Sondra Steele
Record is visually graded.
It has not been tested by playing on a record player.

of the melody with different lyrics was written by Borney Bergantine in 1933. The most famous version of the song, with lyrics by Betty Peterson Blasco, was published for the first time in 1948. The first known recording of this version was in December of 1947 by the Marlin Sisters but the song first became a hit in May 1948 as recorded by Jon and Sondra Steele (Damon 11133) (#3) with rival versions by The Pied Pipers (Capitol 1628/ 15094)1 and Ella Fitzgerald (Decca 24446) entering the charts that June reaching respectively #4 and #8 with the Marlin Sisters version (Columbia 38217) finally charting with a #24 peak that July. "My Happiness" was one of two songs - the other being "That’s When Your Heartaches Begin" - that Elvis Presley recorded at his first recording session at the Memphis Recording Service (Sun Studios) in the summer of 1953. Connie Francis - whose favorite song at the age of eight had been the Jon and Sondra Steele version of "My Happiness" - remade the song in a 6 November 1958 session at the Radio Recorders studio in Hollywood, CA produced by Morton Craft and Jesse Kaye; David Rose conducted the orchestra. The song almost became Francis' first #1 hit in the first months of 1959 but was kept at #2 by another remake of a standard: the Platters' version of "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes".

This is a vintage record 10" in diameter that plays at 78 rpm on a turntable, record player, phonograph or jukebox.

All sales are final.

(Click on home tab to view free text translator.)

Calculated shipping is used.
Combined shipping: Add $1.00 for each additional item, (including items
listed with free shipping).
According to USPS rules:
Do not open your package if damaged upon receipt.
Take the unopened package to the Post Office.
Postal worker will inspect item and handle return.
Buyer must pay for return postage on opened packages.
Buyer pays shipping and handling fees if item is returned to seller and reshipped.
Recycled packaging used when available.
Postage via shipping or at post office.
Delivery confirmation number sent to buyer.
Estimated arrival time for shipments via usps:
USA/Domestic Standard: (Media Mail, Parcel Post, First Class Mail)
You should receive your shipment within 4-14 business days
from the shipment date (up to 21 days in some cases).
USA/Domestic Priority Mail:
You should receive your shipment within 2-6 business days after shipment.
USA/Domestic Express Mail:
You should receive your shipment within the Next Day,
Second Day, or Second Delivery Day, depending on the service
commitment that was given at the time of acceptance.
Estimated arrival time for shipments via usps:
Your order should arrive within 3-6 weeks, though it may
take up to 8-12 weeks depending on customs delays.
International Buyers Please Note:
Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or
shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility.
Please check with your country's customs office to determine
what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying.
These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight
(shipping) company or when you pick the item up.
Do not confuse them for additional shipping charges.
We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts"
US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior.
for vinyl records (lps),cds and tapes and books,printed media.
Mint (M)
Absolutely perfect in every way. Certainly never been played, possibly even still sealed. Should be used sparingly as a grade, If at all.
Near Mint (NM or M-)
A nearly perfect record. Many dealers won't give a grade higher than this implying (perhaps correctly) that no record is ever truly perfect. The record should show no obvious signs of wear. A 45 RPM or EP sleeve should have no more than the most minor defects, such as almost invisible ring wear or other signs of slight handling. An LP cover should have no creases, folds, seam splits or other noticeable similar defects. No cut-out holes, either. And of course, the same should be true of any other inserts, such as posters, lyric sleeves and the like. Basically, an LP in near mint condition looks as if you just got it home from a new record store and removed the shrink wrap. Near Mint is the highest price listed in all Goldmine price guides. Anything that exceeds this grade, in the opinion of both buyer and seller, is worth significantly more than the highest Goldmine book value.
Very Good Plus (VG+)
Generally worth 50 percent of the Near Mint value. A Very Good Plus record will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it. Record surfaces may show some signs of wear and may have slight scuffs or very light scratches that don't affect one's listening experiences. Slight warps that do not affect the sound are "OK". The label may have some ring wear or discoloration, but it should be barely noticeable. The center hole will not have been misshapen by repeated play. Picture sleeves and LP inner sleeves will have some slight wear, lightly turned up corners, or a slight seam split. An LP cover may have slight signs of wear also and may be marred by a cut-out hole, indentation or corner indicating it was taken out of print and sold at a discount. In general, if not for a couple things wrong with it, this would be Near Mint. All but the most mint-crazy collectors will find a Very Good Plus record highly acceptable.
Very Good (VG)
Generally worth 25 percent of Near Mint value. Many of the defects found in a VG+ record will be more pronounced in a VG disc. Surface noise will be evident upon playing, especially in soft passages and during a song's intro and fade, but will not overpower the music otherwise. Groove wear will start to be noticeable, as with light scratches (deep enough to feel with a fingernail) that will affect the sound. Labels may be marred by writing, or have tape or stickers (or their residue) attached. The same will be true of picture sleeves or LP covers. However, it will not have all of these problems at the same time, only two or three of them. Goldmine price guides with more than one price will list Very Good as the lowest price. This, not the Near Mint price, should be your guide when determining how much a record is worth, as that is the price a dealer will normally pay you for a Near Mint record.
Good (G), Good Plus (G+)
Generally worth 10-15 percent of the Near Mint value. Good does not mean Bad! A record in Good or Good Plus condition can be put onto a turntable and will play through without skipping. But it will have significant surface noise and scratches and visible groove wear (on a styrene record, the groove will be starting to turn white). A cover or sleeve will have seam splits, especially at the bottom or on the spine. Tape, writing, ring wear or other defects will start to overwhelm the object. It is a common item, you'll probably find another copy in better shape eventually. Pass it up. But, if it's something you have been seeking for years, and the price is right, get it...but keep looking to upgrade.
Poor (P), Fair (F), Acceptable
Generally worth 0-5 percent of the Near Mint price. The record is cracked, badly warped, and won't play through without skipping or repeating. The picture sleeve is water damaged, split on all three seams and heavily marred by wear and writing. The LP cover barely keeps the LP inside it. Inner sleeves are fully seam split, crinkled, and written upon. Except for impossibly rare records otherwise unattainable, records in this condition should be bought or sold for no more than a few cents each
Condition note and disclaimer:
This item's condition and grading is described according to my opinion of its appearance and/or how it plays on my equipment.There is no guarantee that you will have the same opinion of its condition or that you will have the same results on your equipment. It may play better, worse or not at all due to variations in equipment age, model, style, location or variations in the user's knowledge, personal preferences, settings or abilities to interpret sights, sounds or the use of any other senses.
This item may have been owned, handled and/or stored by more than one person or by more than one business in more than one location such as an attic, basement, residence, garage, business, warehouse, vehicle or storage facility and may have been exposed to and/or contain residue of various agents, chemicals or substances that occur in nature and are natural such as bacteria, mold, mildew, fungus, dust, pollen, animal dander, pet hair, smoke or any other known or unknown allergens or man-made agents, chemicals or substances that may be hazardous, toxic or nontoxic including, but not limited to, petroleum products or cleaning agents.
This item may have been acquired from a variety of sources, including, but not limited to: a retail store, a thrift store, a garage sale, a flea market or it may have been received as a gift, trade or purchase from a person or company located anywhere in the world. Therefore it may have certain smells or odors (or undetectable, odorless chemicals,natural or man-made) which may be detectable by some people, animals or substance detectors.The odor may or may not be detectable by me. If it is, it will be noted in the description area.
This item has been surface cleaned prior to listing. This usually means it has been wiped with an ordinary dry or a damp cloth containing one or more of the following: plain water, or one or more of the following chemicals or solutions mixed with or without water: alcohol, baking soda, bleach, vinegar and/or a common commercial or residential liquid, powder or paste cleaner and/or a stain, spot or sticky substance remover, solvent or solution. If it has been more than surface cleaned (deep cleaned or professionally cleaned), it will be noted in the condition description.