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Storybook Children

LP (Item 16930) Atlantic, 1968 — Condition: Very Good+

One of the only few albums to ever feature the vocals of Judy Clay – a wonderful deep soul singer who also cut a handful of excellent singles for Stax in the late 60s! Like some of that work – specifically her Stax duets with William Bell – this set really showcases Judy's strength as a partner in song – a really great match for Billy Vera, who sounds way better here than you might expect! Billy and Judy trade lines in this really fantastic way – often blue-tinged and melancholy, a style that is quite different from most of the peppier male/female work of the 60s – although there's also two tracks on which Vera sings solo. Backing is by a small combo with Vera on electric guitar, Chip Taylor on acoustic guitar, and Paul Griffin on piano – and titles include "Storybook Children", "Ever Since", "When Do We Go", "Just Across The Line", "Soul Man", "Good Morning Blues", "Bring It On Home To Me", and "So Good (To Be Together)".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Blue & green label pressing.)

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.

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