Vinyl may be dirty, and can lack a fair amount of luster.
Vinyl can have a number of marks, either in clusters or smaller amounts, but deeper.
This is the kind of record that you'd buy to play,
but not because it looked that great. Still, the flaws should be mostly cosmetic,
with nothing too deep that would ruin the overall record.
Examples include a record that has been kept for a while in a
cover without the paper sleeve, or heavily played by a previous owner
and has some marks across the surface. The record should play okay,
though probably with surface noise.
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.
Stompin organ work from the great Baby Cortez! "Fiddle Sticks" is a lot harder than Dave's earlier hits – with some really searing Hammond, and a tone that almost sets your platter on fire! There's lots of raspy guitar backing him up – kind of chugging in an R&Bish mode! ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
A great little soul track – and the record that put George Clinton on the map! "Testify" is a landmark cut – with a great rolling soul sound that takes up the heavy production style of Detroit, and points it towards the psychedelic future of the Mothership. The flipside's a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Very nice! "Memory Lane" is one of Minnie's last tracks ever – and it's got a super hook, really nice production, and vocals that always send us over the edge. Minnie's in perfect form here, and the track's a great blending of the floating style of her early recordings with the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
A great groover from this hard Chisoul duo! "Gotta Get Over The Hump" is one of those cuts that seems to be just a groovy soul number – but it's also got a deep message in there somewhere, brought out by the group's full-on vocal approach! Flipside is nice, too! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Original Prestige single that brings together two hard to find tracks by this amazing funky guitarist! "Right On" is a killer cut – with some amazing guitar work from Boogaloo Joe, played at a tempo that's simply jaw-dropping! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Two of the biggest jazz instrumental hits that Prestige ever scored – back to back on one 45, filled with hard Hammond grooves! Forget the fact that both cuts are covers, because these are THE versions – cuts that still play strong on a good jazzy steppers dance floor! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Killer funky soul from the great Lee Dorsey! "Working In A Coal Mine" is a familiar cut from Lee, but it sounds way better on 45 than it ever does on CD. And "Mexico" is a mad mad number that's wonderful, too – and worth the price of the single. It's got kind of a crazy ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
A great little single from Carl Carlton – billed here as "Little Carl Carlton, the 14 year old sensation". Don't let Carl's age put you off, though – because the cut's a great little funky soul number, with a drum breakdown in the middle, which Carl shouts and sings over in a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Early work by Con Funk Shun – featuring a tightly vamping ensemble funk number, "Bumpsumbooty", with a groove that's pretty much as it sounds from the title! The group's cover of "Mr Tambourine Man" is pretty great too – very different than the original version! 7-inch, Vinyl record