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We realize that there are many different interpretations of the standard grades used
for pre-owned vinyl record albums & CD, so we thought we'd offer you the ones that we are working with,
so you have an idea what we mean when we give the grade for a non-new item on our pages.
Used Vinyl Grades
Below are stated conditions for a used vinyl records at Dusty Groove. Grading for
the cover should be assumed to be near (within a "+" or "-") the grading for the vinyl.
If there is significant divergence from the condition of the vinyl, or specific flaws,
these will be noted in the comments section of the item. However, please be aware that
since the emphasis of this site is towards the music listener, our main concern is with
the vinyl of any used item we sell. Additionally, please note that all of our records
are graded visually; considering the volume of used vinyl we handle, it is impossible
for us to listen to each record. If we spot any significant flaws, we make every attempt
to listen through them and note how they play.
The following grading conditions apply to the vinyl component of an album or single:
Additional Marks & Notes
If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially
if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record.
This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip,
cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.
Bossa nova meets organ jazz – a real classic from the great Walter Wanderley, recorded right on the heels of his famous Rain Forest album for Verve! This set's in a very similar format to that one – core trio grooving with organ, bass, and drums – sometimes augmented with added ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the grooviest Verve albums of all time – a rare American session from Brazilian legend Marcos Valle – and his only US album to feature vocals! The album's even dreamier than Valle's early bossa sides from Brazil – and the setting has some nice Verve-like touches from ... LP, Vinyl record album
This is another nicely put together "A Arte De..." collection. Most of the work is from 1967-1970, with a number of songs from 1978 as well. Includes "Ponteio", "Cadeias", "No Cordao Da Saideira", "Cheganca", "De Onde Vens", "O Tempo ... LP, Vinyl record album
Less crazy than some of Matogrosso's earlier work – but done in a lively setting that always keeps the tracks pretty fresh, even if they are a bit slickly produced. Titles include "Uai Uai", "Alegria Carnaval", "Nao Faz Sentido", "Promessas Demais", ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the more lively, and more beautiful Vinicius albums from the 70s. Unlike a lot of others, which have spare production, and a little bit too little instrumentation – this one has some wonderful arrangements, in a manner that's similar to some of Jobim's from the same time, but with ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the first records that has Rita emerging to become one of the big female rock singers of Brazil – done in a style that's pretty straight, with some elements of older rock, and a tightly produced LA-style sound. The songs have some pretty good hooks, and Rita's overall style is a bit ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mid 80s work by Alcione – a mixture of samba tracks and mellower tunes, all sung with a good degree of soul. Titles include "Mocidade Independente", "Na Paz De Deus", "Garoto Maroto", "Fruto E Raz", "Bololo", "Mimoso", and "Jaca ... LP, Vinyl record album
The birth of a sound and the birth of a legend – Martin Denny's first album in the Exotica series, and a record so great it named an entire genre! Denny certainly didn't invent the tropical style of easy listening that came to be known as "exotica" in the 50s – but with a ... LP, Vinyl record album
An early George Benson groover from the A&M years of CTI – a set that's quite different than his famous 70s sets, with a really unique sound overall! The arrangements here are by Latin Soul maestro Marty Sheller – who brings some of the vibe to the set that he brought to his 60s ... LP, Vinyl record album
Way more than just a "boogie" album – as you might think from the title – and much more a hard-hitting batch of funky tunes, mixed with some even cooler laidback numbers! The album follows heavily off the style of Wild & Peaceful – mixing together the group's older ... LP, Vinyl record album