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Do Your Own Thing

LP (Item 22474) Cotillion, 1969 — Condition: Near Mint-

Brook Benton had one of the most distinctive voices in soul music, and he's in great form on this oft-overlooked session for Atlantic from 1969. Part of the record tries to recreate Brook's earlier Southern Soul style hits – and while those tracks works well, we think the best stuff on the record is the slightly Bacharach-ish material recorded in New York. The title track, "Do Your Own Thing", is a beautiful mellow number by Leiber & Stoller, and it features sweet strings, and a fantastic lilting uptown groove. Other nice ones include "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself" and "Set Me Free".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Cover has a promo sticker, half split top seam, and light wear 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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