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Laughing Soul

LP (Item 16000) Prestige, 1966 — Condition: Near Mint-
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A fantastic lost bit of soul jazz from the 60s! The great reedman George Braith makes a rare non-Blue Note appearance here – working in a tightly grooving mode that's even groovier than his better-known work for that label! The group here features Grant Green on guitar and John Patton on organ – in a mode that's somewhat similar to Patton's Blue John album from the same period – a set that also featured these three players in the lead! Braith himself has a wonderfully quirky approach here – one that's a fair bit like Roland Kirk, with lots of odd twists and turns on the reeds – which include not just tenor sax, but also soprano and C Melody saxophone as well – sometimes played together, ala Kirk! Braith's tone is amazing, and the set of tracks is nearly all original – with titles that include "Hot Sauce", "Chop Sticks", "Chunky Cheeks", "Crenshaw West", and "Coolodge". A truly fantastic Prestige album – but one that's always sadly overlooked!  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(90s pressing – for Japanese market only.)

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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