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LP (Item 36097) Atco, 1969 — Condition: Near Mint-

A great little record – and perhaps the most soulful outing by this white rock band with a great talent for crossing over! The record was partially produced by Gamble & Huff, and partially produced by Rick Hall at Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals – and it's a wonderful blend of the two styles that these massive forces in soul music were laying down at the time. Gamble & Huff retain the group's sweet post-harmony combo "Expressway To Your Heart" sound forged on their first album, and Rick Hall gives the band a funkier rawer sound that has them giving up a few nice funky moments. Titles include "Darkness", "Turn Out My Fire", "We Got A Job To Do", "Tell Daddy", "Go Out Walkin", and a nice cover of Calvin Arnold's "Funky Way To Treat Somebody".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Yellow label stereo pressing with 1A matrix, still in the shrink.)

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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