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Gettin' Down With Johnny Guitar Watson

LP (Item 20659) Cadet, Early 60s/1977 — Condition: Near Mint-

70's issue of this insanely wonderful early session by Johnny Guitar Watson – originally recorded for Chess in the early 60s, and featuring Johnny on piano, not guitar! Despite the sexy 70's cover (an attempt to cash in on Johnny's hit records at the time), this one's a beautiful set of jazzy cuts played by Johnny in vocal and instrumental versions. The record's incredibly tough to describe – but the sound is amazing, and Johnny's vocal interpretations of the material are fantastic. Includes a slamming Latin take on "I'll Remember April", plus the cuts "Exactly Like You", "Misty", and "Witchcraft". Great stuff – and one of our favorite sessions ever!  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Orange label pressing. Vinyl is in great shape, but cover has clear tape holding the spine, a small cutout hole and notch, edge wear, bent corners, and some light stains on back.)

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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