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Hold It – Here's Willie Mitchell

LP (Item 12094) Hi Records, 1960 — Condition: Very Good

Very early grooves from Willie Mitchell – a set that's got a bit more R&B than in Willie's later years – with less trumpet in the mix, and more of an overall punch in the rhythms! Guitar is quite strong on most of these instrumentals – and there's some nice tenor, too – and an overall sound that almost seems borrowed from some of the best King Records instrumental combos of the late 50s – including Bill Doggett, as the group seems to borrow the tenor sound of Clifford Scott and the wailing guitar of Billy Butler! Butler's "Hold It" is covered beautifully by the group – and other titles include "The Dog", "Last Night", "Mashed Potatoes", "Percolatin", and "The Crawl" – plus Willie's own "20-75".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Stereo pressing. Cover has splits on all seams held with staples.)

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.

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