Yusef LateefThe Blue Yusef Lateef

Label:Atlantic – SD 1508, Speakers Corner Records – SD 1508
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, 180 g
Style:Hard Bop, Free Jazz


A1Juba Juba
Backing Vocals [Vocal Backgrounds]The Sweet Inspirations
A2Like It Is
Arranged By [String Arrangement By]Yusef Lateef
Conductor [String Quartet Conducted By]William Fischer*
A4Moon Cup
Vocals [Vocal]Yusef Lateef
B1Back Home
Backing Vocals [Vocal Backgrounds]The Sweet Inspirations
B2Get Over, Get Off And Get On
Written-ByHugh Lawson
B3Six Miles Next Door4:41
B4Sun Dog3:05

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Comes with a plain white polylined inner sleeve and Speakers Corner catalog. The catalog changes depending on when a copy is packaged.

Recorded April 23 & 24, 1968.

[From cover back]
© 1968 Atlantic Recording Corporation

[From hype sticker on front]
This LP is an entirely analogue production!
Made from the original, analogue mastertapes
Only the best mastering studios worldwide
Pure analogue, audiophile mastering
180g virgin vinyl pressings from Pallas / Germany
Faithful reproduction of original artwork and labels

On the labels the sides are identified as 'SIDE1' and 'SIDE2'.

Runouts are etched except the stamped Pallas identifier '-51514-'.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text, on sticker): 4 260019 715890
  • Barcode (Scanned EAN-13, on sticker): 4260019715890
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A, in parentheses): ST-A-681325
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A, in parentheses): ST-A-681326
  • Label Code: LC 00121
  • Rights Society (A1 to B1, B3, B4): BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): SD1508-A [email protected] -51514-
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): SD1508-B [email protected] -51514-

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The Blue Yusef Lateef (LP, Album, Stereo, MO)AtlanticSD 1508US1968
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The Blue Yusef Lateef (LP, Album, Repress, Stereo, MO)AtlanticSD 1508US1968
  • voicesofvinyl's avatar
    Just bought this today and my A1-A2 is almost unlistenable. You can actually see the non-fill in the grooves with your bare eyes. On Side 2 there is some non-fill that causes the odd noise, but not even close to as bad as the first side. The mastering is superb, which is sadly ruined by the pressing quality, and judging by the other reviews, I am not the only one with this issue. I expected a better product from a plant like Pallas and I will think twice about buying a sealed Speakers Corner product in the future.
    • GalaxyExplorer's avatar
      Great pressing and album, no issues with my copy. When Speakers Corner is on, they're on.
      • pshico87's avatar
        Wow ! what an excellent pressing! I've had the chance to compare with and original in VG++ shape and I can say that both have the same range (maybe a little more dynamic for this reissue) and deep sound.
        The A side was lightly noisy but after a good cleaning it play very quiet. A real pleasure <3
        • SupaSnaps's avatar
          Stunning pressing! Digitized it and compared it to my original copy with exact same levels... and I have to say this is probably the first reissue that sounds better than the original for me (speaking of old 60s or 70s records).
          Speakers Corner seems to do here everything right - in contrast to Pure Analogue records claiming to produce perfect analogue sounding "originals" and constantly disappoint by distorting vinyls...
          • PennyLane_Records's avatar
            No reports of distortion on Moon Cup? I am playing this back on a high end system with ML cart, and checked on a second system to confirm. It’s really bad on my copy. Should I try to exchange it for another?
            • mackeyse's avatar
              A1 is pretty noisy with a steady crackle even after cleaning. Wouldn't call it pops but it's distracting. The rest of the LP sounds great. I've had issues with this one and Miles Smiles from Speakers, otherwise, they have been amazing.
              • onanisland2015's avatar
                Sounds terrific!! Quiet and flat vinyl. Go Pallas and Kevin Gray and Speakers Corner. This is a good one indeed.
                • lucaper's avatar
                  Same here : perfect copy; sounds very good ! Speakers Corner may not be always the best, but this one is really nice !(IMHO)
                  • 4DDCom's avatar
                    My copy is perfect and sounds amazing! Get it while you can
                    • rdmccoy's avatar
                      I have the same issues as zVinyl below—A1 and 2 appear to have damaged grooves resulting in very loud pops and distortion. Very disappointing.



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