This listing is for Laura Nyro - The First Songs Vinyl LP Record Album KC 31410.
Label: Columbia – KC 31410
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Genre: Rock, Pop, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Soft Rock, Vocal
Condition: Jacket: Good (cover wear, seam splits) Vinyl: Good
A1 Wedding Bell Blues 2:40
A2 Billy's Blues 3:16
A3 California Shoeshine Boys 2:43
A4 Blowing Away 2:20
A5 Lazy Susan 3:50
A6 Good By Joe 2:36
B1 Flim Flam Man 2:25
B2 Stoney End 2:41
B3 I Never Meant To Hurt You 2:49
B4 He's A Runner 3:37
B5 Buy And Sell 3:34
B6 And When I Die 2:37
Laura Nyro (born Laura Nigro, October 18, 1947 – April 8, 1997) was an American songwriter, singer, and pianist. She achieved critical acclaim with her own recordings, particularly the albums Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968) and New York Tendaberry (1969), and had commercial success with artists such as Barbra Streisand and The 5th Dimension recording her songs. Her style was a hybrid of Brill Building-style New York pop, jazz, rhythm and blues, show tunes, rock, and soul.
Between 1968 and 1970, a number of artists had hits with her songs: The 5th Dimension with "Blowing Away", "Wedding Bell Blues", "Stoned Soul Picnic", "Sweet Blindness", and "Save the Country"; Blood, Sweat & Tears and Peter, Paul and Mary, with "And When I Die"; Three Dog Night and Maynard Ferguson, with "Eli's Comin'?"; and Barbra Streisand with "Stoney End", "Time and Love", and "Hands off the Man (Flim Flam Man)". Nyro's best-selling single was her recording of Carole King and Gerry Goffin's "Up on the Roof". In 2012, Nyro was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
More Than a New Discovery is the debut album by Bronx-born singer, songwriter, and pianist Laura Nyro. It was recorded during 1966 and released at the beginning of the following year on the Folkways imprint of the Verve label (this imprint was changed to Verve Forecast Records after Verve was threatened with legal action by Moses Asch who owned the Folkways label). The album was reissued in 1969 as Laura Nyro, with a revised track order and slightly altered cover/back cover design—and again in 1973 as The First Songs, with an all-new cover design (featuring a rose illustration), and the song "Hands Off the Man" retitled to "Flim Flam Man". It gave Nyro a chart entry at #97 on the Billboard 200, then known as the Pop Albums chart.
I base the condition of each of my Records off of Ebay's Grading System.
• MINT (M) Looks new and unplayed. Very high vinyl luster and no noticeable label defects. Sounds new. With 45rpm records, this does not always mean there is no surface noise at all.
• NEAR MINT (NM) Looks almost new, but has some minor flaws such as a drill hole; unobtrusive writing on label (e.g., an X on a promo copy); minor scuffing on vinyl; minor color flaking on label, or other insignificant flaws that only slightly detract from visual appeal. May have some minor surface noise, but nothing distracting.
• VERY GOOD (VG) There may be light scuffing and some of the original vinyl luster may be lost. The vinyl and label may appear used, but well cared for. Records may have some more obvious flaws that are not visually degrading such as a sticker on the label; more noticeable writing on the label; scuffing and minor scratches on the vinyl; or minor discoloration of the label. There may be very minor warping of the vinyl. There may be a slight scratch not affecting play.
• GOOD (G) Record has visible signs of handling and playing, such as loss of vinyl luster, minor surface scratches, groove wear, and audible surface noise. Appears well used but not abused. May have a few major flaws, such as scratches, label tears, or stickers, and/or writing.
• FAIR (F) Appears well used and somewhat abused. Audio is not great due to surface noise and scratches. The record may have a stick or a skip. Records in this condition are those you might purchase to fill a hole in your collection until a better copy comes along.
• POOR (P) Well played with little luster and significant surface noise, but still not cracked or broken. Record likely skips and/or sticks. Typically so bad looking that a true “collector” would just toss it out. More useful as a Frisbee. I try not to sell records in this condition.
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