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Dr CC

LP (Item 39483) Ichiban, 1986 — Condition: Near Mint-

Although this one's the bane to Clarence's earlier reputation, it's also the album that has him earning waaaaay more money than most of his late 60s southern soul contemporaries! The record snuck onto the market in 1986, one of the many so-so releases of bluesy southern soul on the Ichiban label from Atlanta. The spirit of the record is still in that of Clarence's earlier work, although the execution's got a really tinny quality. However, that didn't stop the song "Strokin" from becoming a huge underground hit – almost in the mode of early 50s R&B, in which the track's off-color sexuality was popularized by word-of-mouth, and spread from underground soul and blues audiences to frat boys, party crowds, and Saturday night beer drinkers, who seemed to play the track endlessly on jukeboxes throughout the 90s. We've got no real documentation, but we'd guess that Clarence probably made at least a million off the cut over the past 15 years – and more power to him for that, too! Other titles include "Let's Funk", "Dr CC", "I Stayed Away Too Long", and "If You Let Me Take You Home".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Cover has a bumped corner.)

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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