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Swingin At Maida Vale

LP (Item 115689) Decca (UK), 1936 — Condition: Very Good
A rare early example of the strength of an American jazz musician working overseas – as alto genius Benny carter steps out here with British players in a few different sesssions from 1936 – some relatively small combo, with nice work on guitar from Albert Harris, alto from Freddy Gardner, and trombone from a young Ted Heath!  © 1996-2023, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Late 50s red label pressing in a flipback cover. Cover has some edge wear, bent corners, and a small tear in the opening. Labels have sticker remnants.)

Very Good

  • Vinyl can have some dirt, but nothing major.
  • May not shine under light, but should still be pretty clean, and not too dirty.
  • May have a number of marks (5 to 10 at most), and obvious signs of play, but never a big cluster of them, or any major mark that would be very deep. Most marks should still not click under a fingernail.
  • May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well, with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song, but never throughout a whole song or more.
  • This is clearly a copy that was played by someone a number of times, but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.

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.



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