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My Crying Hour

LP (Item 11583) Roulette, 1958 — Condition: Very Good+

The only album we've ever seen from Cora Lee Day – a singer with a hell of a voice, and who should have reached far greater fame with work like this! At first listen, Cora's got a style that's very much in the Billie Holiday mode – both in terms of phrasing, and her heartbreaking way of putting over a lyric – but there's also a more sophisticated 60s vibe to the record, especially as things go on – which might in part come from the wonderful arrangements by Jimmy Jones, who uses just the right mix of jazz and strings. The set includes a lot of nice tracks that vary from the usual mix of standards, including "My Crying Hour", "I See A Million People", "Ain't No Use", "You Taught Me How To Cry", "Weeping Willow", and "It Isn't Fair".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Orange label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

Very Good + (plus)

  • Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
  • Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
  • Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail.
  • This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have some signs of use (although not major ones).
  • May have slight surface noise when played.

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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