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Shuffering & Shmiling (US pressing)

LP (Item 12988) Celluloid, Mid 70s/1985 — Condition: Very Good+

The US issue of "Shuffering & Shmiling" – a fierce attack on religion, and one of Fela's best grooves from the 70s! The track's presented here in both vocal and instrumental versions – each of which runs for over 12 minutes long – in a skipping Afro Funk groove that's gently subdued on the vocal passages, but breaks out nicely with some excellent bits on the instrumental side! There's some wonderful electric piano solo work on the cut – floating out in a cool spacey mode – as well as a soulful trumpet solo from Tunde Williams, one that leads the rest of the horn section along nicely!  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Original US pressing with Hub etch. Vinyl has just a few light sleeve marks. Cover has light wear, aging, and very minor stains.)

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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