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Feel Real

LP (Item 1413) Smash, 1962 — Condition: Near Mint-

Great lost soul jazz organ grooves! Eddie Baccus was a blind organist discovered by Roland Kirk and brought to Smash Records – and he played with Kirk in a trio in Cleveland before Kirk left to join Mingus in NYC during the early 60s. After becoming a Mercury artist, Kirk talked Smash into recording this one-and-only album by this Midwest talent – and the record's a nicely grooving set of tracks that feature Baccus' trio, plus some nice guest flute work by Kirk! Most tracks are originals, with a nice gutbuckety sound – and titles include "Flight 464", "Phoebe", "A Breath In The Wind", and "Feel Real".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Unusual Japanese pressing from the 80s – even nicer vinyl than the original!)

Near Mint - (minus)

  • Black vinyl that may show a slight amount of dust or dirt.
  • Should still be very shiny under a light, even with slight amount of dust on surface.
  • One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so. These marks cannot be too deep, and should only be surface marks that won't affect play, but might detract from the looks.
  • May have some flaws and discoloration in the vinyl, but only those that would be intrinsic to the pressing. These should disappear when the record is tilted under the light, and will only show up when looking straight at the record. (Buddah and ABC pressings from the 70's are a good example of this.)
  • May have some slight marks from aging of the paper sleeve on the vinyl.
  • Possible minor 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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