Bird On 52nd Street


Charlie Parker

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Recorded at the Onyx Club, New York City, July 6, 1948.

From rear cover:
Due to a printing error the words “High Fidelity” appear on the front cover. This album is being released because of its unarguable historical validity.”
“The recordings on this album were made … on a home tape recorder for the personal enjoyment and edification of a few of Bird’s faithful fans and followers. The recordings, although suffering from lack of being technically recorded (there was no such thing as “hi-fi” in them days!) are priceless because of their content, capturing some of the magnificent moments in the blowing career of this musical genius, which, but for the sake of a second-hand Pentron [tape reorder] would be lost for all time.”

Blue “Fantasy” label design

Other similar releases with same cat#:
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[r7394265] – is a gold vinyl edition from 2015
A1 Theme 2:17
A2 Shaw ‘Nuff 1:31
A3 Out Of Nowhere 3:02
A4 Hot House 2:14
A5 This Time The Dream’s On Me 2:20
A6 Night In Tunisia 3:27
A7 My Old Flame 3:22
A8 52nd Street Theme 1:08
B1 The Way You Look Tonight 4:41
B2 Out Of Nowhere 2:33
B3 Chasin’ The Bird 1:49
B4 This Time The Dream’s On Me 3:28
B5 Dizzy Atmosphere 3:00
B6 How High The Moon 3:37
B7 Theme 1:15

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