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Band Swings Lorez Sings

LP (Item 396993) King, Late 50s — Condition: Near Mint-
Early greatness from Lorez Alexandria – and proof that she was a singer who could handle a tune like nobody else! At one level, the set appears to be a simple batch of standards, given a slight jazz twist – but as usual for the great one, Lorez manages to inflect each and every note with her own approach – stretching things, turning them, and pushing the whole album into a space that's far and away quite different than the usual staid vocal set it might appear to be. There's a heck of a lot of soul here – not just on the vocals, but also in the swinging jazzy backdrops – which are, unfortunately, uncredited. Titles include "Don't Blame Me", "You're My Thrill", "Love Is Just Around The Corner", "Just You Just Me", "Thrill Is Gone", and "All The Things You Are".  © 1996-2023, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(80s issue on Highland.)

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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