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.
Speakers Corner Records only mentioned on hype sticker and catalogue insert.
Sieveking Sound only mentioned on sticker.

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

[From distribution sticker]
Sieveking Sound
Ein Produkt im Vertrieb von:
Sieveking Sound GmbH & Co. KG.
Plantage 20 | 28215 Bremen | Germany

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 KPG@CA -51514-
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): SD1508-B KPG@CA -51514-

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Blue Yusef Lateef (LP, Album, Stereo, MO - Monarch Pressing)AtlanticSD 1508US1968
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The Blue Yusef Lateef (LP, Album, Repress, Stereo, PR - Presswell Pressing)AtlanticSD 1508US1968
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The Blue Yusef Lateef (LP, Album, Stereo)Atlantic, QualitySD 1508Canada1968
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The Blue Yusef Lateef (LP, Album, Promo, Mono)Atlantic1508US1968
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The Blue Yusef Lateef (LP, Album, Repress, Stereo, MO)AtlanticSD 1508US1968



  • tomwebb101's avatar
    I had a similar non fill issue on my first copy to the collector below and had to return it. It was just too bad. I worried for the second one and it gleefully it joins my 50+ Speakers Corners as bei g just about perfect. Honestly when Pallas get it right not even RTI/QRP/Record Industry can touch them. Im glad to say they reserve their best work for Speakers Corner and Pure Pleasure. Mastering wise this is very very good. I compared with the Music On Vinyl issue and this indeed is the clearer more realistic version but the MOV has a beguiling fullness which isnt unpleasant at all and some may even prefer. Both are excellent but this probably is the better one!
    • jrosen's avatar
      Maybe I got lucky having bought this last month. My pressing is more typical Speakers Corner/ Pallas pressing. Nice and quiet.
      • 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...
              • 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.
                  • 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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