Harry James And His Orchestra ‎– One Night Stand (1953)

Digging for vinyl in the small coastal village of Mogo on the NSW far south coast, I came across this big band jazz album buried amongst a number of unremarkable crates. I love to collect labels, especially early ones — and especially jazz.

This one is really interesting in that it is among a handful of the first LPs made in Australia. The label is in crisp condition, striking blue and gold. It’s surprisingly a decent album to listen to and a nice piece of history to boot! It just goes to show you never know what you might find when you go hunting the hallowed format.