CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
View larger image       Image note


LP (Item 371496) Bluesway/ABC, 1969 — Condition: Used
Out Of Stock

LP, Vinyl record album

4.50 11

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.

Used Vinyl Grades

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:

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.

You might be interested in

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Versatile Impressions
ABC, 1969. Very Good
Less Curtis Mayfield tunes than usual – but the record still sounds great! The arrangements are by Johnny Pate, who handled the group's best work of the 60s – and he gives all the material a great sound that perfectly matches the smooth raspy harmonies of the trio. Curtis contributed ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Hi Records, 1972. Good+
A damn great bit of work from the legendary Al Green – maybe one of his best records ever – and in fact, maybe one of greatest soul albums of all time! The set's got a style that's really genre-defining – not the previous southern soul of a few years before, but also not the ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Stax/Volt, 1971. Very Good Gatefold
A fantastic album by The Dramatics – with a harder funkier sound than you'll find on most of their other records of the time – a gritty gem from the group's early years, and a record that really deserves its placement on the Stax label! The record has the group moving into a post-Tempta ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Genius + Soul = Jazz
Impulse, 1960. Very Good Gatefold
A wonderful chapter in the career of Ray Charles – and a key album in helping raise his respect level a notch or two in the early 60s! We might argue with the mathematics in the title – or at least joke that Ray was using equations as titles years before Anthony Braxton – but you ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Columbia, 1967. Very Good
Dark genius from the always-amazing Miles Davis Quintet of the 60s – a set that's a bit more subtle than some of the group's other efforts, but no less powerful – and virtually a blueprint for countless changes to come in jazz during the next few decades! The interplay of Davis' ... LP, Vinyl record album

⇑ Top