United Artists Wall To Wall Stereo Series

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Around 1960 United Artists launched it’s own quality series of high fidelity ‘Wall To Wall Stereo’ records for the US market. Glossy and very heavy sleeves with a modern graphic touch in design. Instrumental, percussion and latin records with the best studio technique you could imagine, using the ‘Ultra Audio’ graph system: each instrument on each track has a right or left description. There are mono and stereo pressings of this series. ‘Ultra Audio Records – the ultimate in audio sound – are the finest that can be made. Prior to the recoding session every piece of equipment to be used, from the microphones to the tape machines, is scrupulously checked to make certain it is in perfect working order … etc.’ United Artist were keen to give the designer credits (other labels didn’t do that in general). The cover design was by Emmett McBain from Chicago and Mitchell & Morrison from New York City. Photography was done by Maurice Seymour. A fantastic series, and not only for the sleeves. Musically it was really the top of the iceberg from that moment. 

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WW 7500 / WWS 8500 (a) Terry Snyder & His All Stars – Mister Percussion

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WW 7500 / WWS 8500 (b) Terry Snyder & His All Stars – Unique Percussion

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WW 7501 / WWS 8501 Don Costa & His Orchestra – Echoing Voices And Trombones

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WW 7502 / WWS 8502 Nick Perito & His Orchestra – Blazing Latin Brass

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WW 7503 / WWS 8503 Al Caiola & His Orchestra – Guitars, Woodwinds & Bongos

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WW 7504 / WWS 8504 Ferrante & Teicher & Orchestra – Dynamic Twin Pianos

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WW 7505 / WWS 8505 Ferrante & Teicher & Orchestra – Golden Piano Hits

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WW 7506 / WWS 8506 Ralph Marterie & Heavenly Voices & His Golden Trumpet – 88 Strings

WW 7507 / WWS 8507 Tito Rodriguez & His Orchestra – Motion Picture Cha Cha Cha

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WW 7508 / WWS 8508 Terry Snyder & His All Stars – Footlight Percussion

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WW 7509 / WWS 8509 Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme – Cozy!

WW 7510 / WWS 8510 The Modernaires – Sing The Great Glenn Miller Instrumentals

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WW 7511 / WWS 8511 Sauter-Finegan – The Return Of The Doodletown Fifers

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WW 7512 / WWS 8512 Nick Perito & His Orchestra – Latin Brass Goes To Italy

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WW 7513 / WWS 8513 Don Costa & His Orchestra – The Sound Of The Million Sellers

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WW 7514 / WWS 8514 Ferrante & Teicher & Orchestra – Love Themes

WW 7515 / WWS 8515 Various Artists – Percussion On Parade

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WW 7516 / WWS 8516 Sauter-Finegan & Their Orchestra – Pops (Pop Concert)

WW 7517 / WWS 8517 The All Stars – The Jazz Soul Of Porgy & Bess

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WW 7518 / WWS 8518 Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme – Two On The Aisle

WW 7519 / WWS 8519 The Cats – The Cats Go Wild! America’s Favorite Drummers In A Percussion Festival

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WW 7521 / WWS 8521 Terry Snyder & His All Stars – Gentle Purr-cussion

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WW 7524 / WWS 8524 The Modernaires – We Remember Tommy Dorsey Too! 

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