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My Jug & I

LP (Item 357075) Tangerine, Early 60s — Condition: Fair
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Percy Mayfield — My Jug & I (180 gram pressing) ... LP 13.99

A lost gem on Ray Charles' Tangerine label – a session of R&B tracks from 50s legend Percy Mayfield, updated nicely for the 60s! The approach is similar to that used in some of Ray's work of the time – bigger backings with some nice jazzy touches – but the vocals are rootsier, in keeping with Percy's early work, and make for a really nice contrast with the instrumentation. There's a fullness here that tops most of Percy's other work – and the album features 12 original tunes that include "The Hunt Is On", "Fading Love", "Memory Pain", "I Reached For A Tear", "Life Is Suicide", "Baby Please", "Never Say Naw", and "Stranger In My Hometown".  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Mono pressing. Vinyl has numerous marks and plays with pops and crackles. Cover is still in decent shape, with some aging along the opening and a small split in the bottom seam.)

Fair

This is a grade we rarely use, as we try not to sell records in very bad condition, though in some rare cases we will list a record in such bad shape that it does not conform to the standards above. A "Fair" record will have enough marks or significant flaws that it does not even qualify as "Good", but is a copy you might consider for playing, if you're willing to put up with noise and/or flaws. An example might be a recording with surface noise so heavy that it is equal to the volume of the music. For records listed as "Fair", we will describe the extent of the condition in the comments.

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