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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.
Stevie Wonder's tribute to MLK, backed with some nice bits from the two sets of speeches Motown released, Free At Last and The Great March To Freedom: "I Have A Dream", "Drum Major Instinct Sermon", "Dr King's Desired Eulogy" and "I've Been To The ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
A snapping bass pedal-driven number by Geraldine Hunt – done in that loping midtempo groove that always suited her vocals the best! There's almost a clapping sort of roller skating style to the track – especially in the way that the lyrics and chorus change the key slightly – ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
A boatload of mixes of this Janet Jackson track, one of her more commercial numbers, but given some nice spins by Steve Silk Hurley and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. 14 different mixes seems like they're going a bit overboard, but we're not complaining: "G Man's Hip Hop Mix feat. Coolio" ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Nice stuff! The title track to Venus' Night Rider album is remixed here by Jim Burgess – with a good spare club groove, and some nice congas on the intro, plus he works with Patrick Adams on the flip side for another jazzy club bumber! 12-inch, Vinyl record
A groovy remix of this 60s tune from Willie Bobo! Richard Dorfmeister takes the original tune (offered here on the flip), and expands it to over 7 minutes long – putting in some nice moogy bits, spacious grooves, and some heavier beats for the modern dancefloor! 12-inch, Vinyl record