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Billy Stewart Teaches Old Standards New Tricks

LP (Item 2936) Chess, 1966 — Condition: Near Mint-

This was the follow-up LP to Billy Stewart's huge single of Gershwin's "Summertime", and it's got a similar approach of "funky soul takes on American pop music standards". "Summertime" isn't on the album, but all the tracks have a sound that falls in the same mode – with fantastic vocal pyrotechnics from Billy, and tight arrangements by Phil Wright that both groove hard, but have a sophisticated classy edge. Titles include "Temptation", "Who Can I Turn To", "Let's Fall In Love", "Exodus", "Fly Me to the Moon", and "Secret Love". Also includes a great version of "Every Day I Have the Blues", with a nice hard funky drum intro!  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(80s pressing in a light blue cover.)

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.

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