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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.
You've seen the movie, now own the album! Pryor cuts loose in his prime early 80s years, reminding you that for a long stretch of time, he was America's top black comic. Includes "Women","Prison", "Africa", "Mafia Club", "Mudbone", "Freebase&q ... LP, Vinyl record album
We're sure we don't need to remind you that in his coke addled prime, Richard Pryor was one funny m*therf*cker. This album includes "Supern!gger", "Girls", "The Bully", "Fighting", "Churches", "God Was A Junkie", "Boxing", " ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pryor really busted into the mainstream with this one – as the album secured him a grammy for best comedy LP in the year it was released. Recorded live in San Francisco, at Don Cornelius' Soul Train – with tracks that include "Wino & Junkie", "Flying Saucers", ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sure, Desiderata was one of the biggest spiritual scams of the early 70s – but there's a monster cut on here called "Courage" that is totally funky! It's got some excellent drums, and an eerie voiceover monologue in a very David Axelrod style! LP, Vinyl record album
A very "current events" oriented set – one that sums up a variety of bigger news stories of the time, spinning them all out with a hip, underground take on the events. Richard and Willie (mostly Willie) dominate, but Richard Pryor gets in a bit too – and the language on the ... LP, Vinyl record album
No, Moms isn't storming the United Nations – but she is caught live here, in a 1960 performance at the Uptown Theatre in Philly. The material isn't has hard and heavy as later stuff, but her spirit and fire is still there, and the album's noteworthy in that it's an early attempt by Chess to ... LP, Vinyl record album