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Loco-Motion

LP (Item 360942) Dimension, 1962 — Condition: Near Mint-

Not just a key record from the lovely Little Eva, but also a key moment for the young Carole King – who co-wrote the record, conducted the group, and also did the arrangements with help from Claus Ogerman! If you know the title hit, you'll know the groove here – a great raw take on 60s female soul – unpolished, unadorned, and nicely raw right from the start – a quality that makes Eva's music quite different from Motown at the time, even though over the years her hit is often lumped in with some of the biggest from the Motor City. The album's got a rock-solid, New York sort of approach – some standout groovers, some even better weepies, and a sense of confidence that makes us wonder what the heck kept Eva from ever becoming a bigger star over the years. Titles include "The Loco-Motion", plus "Some Kinda Wonderful", "Run To Her", "Down Home", "Uptown", "Up On The Roof", and "Will You Love Me Tomorrow".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Small purple label UK stereo pressing.)

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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