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Best Of Billy Paul

LP (Item 40529) Philadelphia International, 1970s — Condition: Very Good+
2LP Gatefold

Billy Paul was one of the most compelling forces in 70s soul – blessed with a unique voice that was equally comfortable in the high ranges as in the low, and wholly capable of handling a number of different styles with equal skill, including mellow jazz, catchy soul, and strident uptempo dancefloor material. His work at Philly International has always been hidden behind the cut "Me & Mrs Jones" – which is a great track, but doesn't even begin to hint at the genius behind Billy's style. Fortunately, you'll more than a good taste of Billy's skill on this set – which feature a strong batch of 16 tracks that cover a lot of the mode that Billy worked in at Philly. Titles include "Love Buddies", "What Are We Going To Do Now That He's Back", "Let's Make A Baby", "Billy Boy", "It's Too Late", "Thanks For Saving My Life", "Let 'Em In", "Next To Nature", "The Whole Town's Talking", and "Ebony Woman".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(White label promo. Cover has marker near the spine, a sticker and some aging.)

Very Good + (plus)

  • Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
  • Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
  • Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail.
  • This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have some signs of use (although not major ones).
  • May have slight surface noise when played.

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