An unusual little album for Jimmy – much more down-home than most of his earlier recordings, in a style that's got a rootsy feel that's quite unusual, especially given that Jimmy was always equal parts blues and jazz singer on other sets. The move seems to be a clear attempt to "authenticate" Jimmy's sound for the college crowd at the time – and is fine, but it's not really the Jimmy we know. However, the album does have one really MASSIVE funky track – the standout "Thoughts Of Home", co-written and produced by Bill Cosby – who also says "smokin" on the choruses of the tune! The track's got a rolling, rattling funky sound that's amazing – and these mad horn parts that are as great as the heavy organ and guitar in the grooves! The rest of the set was produced by Ed Michel, with that down-homey feel – and titles include "Pillar To Post", "You Can't Do A Thing When You're Drunk", "Parcel Post Blues", "Bags Under My Eyes", and "Bug To Put N Yo Year". (Cover has ring & edge wear.) © 1996-2015, Dusty Groove, Inc.
We realize that there are many different interpretations of the standard grades used for pre-owned vinyl record albums & CD, so we thought we'd offer you the ones that we are working with, so you have an idea what we mean when we give the grade for a non-new item on our pages.
Below are stated conditions for a used vinyl records at Dusty Groove. Grading for the cover should be assumed to be near (within a "+" or "-") the grading for the vinyl. If there is significant divergence from the condition of the vinyl, or specific flaws, these will be noted in the comments section of the item. However, please be aware that since the emphasis of this site is towards the music listener, our main concern is with the vinyl of any used item we sell. Additionally, please note that all of our records are graded visually; considering the volume of used vinyl we handle, it is impossible for us to listen to each record. If we spot any significant flaws, we make every attempt to listen through them and note how they play.
The following grading conditions apply to the vinyl component of an album or single:
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.