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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.
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if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record.
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cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.
One of Flora Purim's 70s classics – an album recorded with that soaring breezy vocal style that she virtually invented – heard here before it got too old, and too copied by other singers! The set's a live one, filled with lots of energy – and recorded before a very enthusiastic ... LP, Vinyl record album
A classic batch of Bay Area Brazilian grooves – recorded in the sweet breezy electric style of the Fantasy studios, and featuring the vocals of the lovely Flora Purim in the lead! The session's got a great mix of Brazilian and American fusion players – including Airto (of course!), Ron ... LP, Vinyl record album
Great stuff! In a manner that's similar to (but better than) her live albums with Jair Rodriguez, Elis performs here in a great live show with the nutty Miele. The backing is by the Elis 5, led by Roberto Menescal, and they have a great groove that supports the material very nicely. Plus, the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Brilliant 60s work from Meirelles – ostensibly an album of pop batucada tracks, but a record that also features some great jazzy groovers lurking in the mix of tracks! The stunner here is Meirelles' great take on "Mas Que Nada" – zooming around in mod 60s instrumental ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great live set by one of the best and most-overlooked Brazilian singers of the 70s! Ana's singing here with a tight little combo, and she backs herself up with some strong piano work, played in a style that perfectly aguments her lovely voice. The sound's sparer than on other albums, but the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Live genius from Milton Nascimento – an album cut with core instrumental backings from Som Imaginario, plus larger orchestrations of the sort you might hear on some of his studio albums from the time! The concert sound and setting here is amazing – a blend of the sharper rocking edges ... LP, Vinyl record album
Great compilation of classic work by Jorge Ben – issued in 1970 by Philips, but featuring tracks from his hard-to-find 60s albums! The cuts are all beautiful – and feature that haunting mix of soul, jazz, and samba that was Ben's stock in trade during his best years. Titles include ... LP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful early work by this great Brazilian keyboardist! Ed Lincoln's playing both piano and organ – all in a lively choppy samba style, filled with excellent grooves and riffs, and some harmony vocals on a number of tracks. The overall feel is excellent – and the record's a massive ... LP, Vinyl record album
Amazing 70s work from Moacir Santos – the first album the Brazilian arranger recorded for Blue Note, and a set that sparkles with warmth and soul from the very first note! The approach is a brilliant updating of the famous sound that Santos crafted in Brazil the decade before – recast ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the funkiest albums Sergio Mendes ever recorded – a monster of a record that's filled with enough dancefloor groovers to have had a big impact on the soul market in the US! There's still elements of the older Mendes modes – especially in the way the vocals float nicely through ... LP, Vinyl record album