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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.
A dozen classic routines from the everyone's favorite Jell-O salesman: "Noah: Right!",'Noah & The Neighbor", "Noah: Me & You, Lord", "Revenge", "The Lone Ranger", "Old Weird Harold (9th Street Bridge)", "Driving In San ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great window into the beat scene of San Francisco in the late 50s – a legendary session that matches poetry and jazz, recorded at the Cellar nightclub in 1957! Kenneth Rexroth begins the set with an extended poem entitled "Thou Shalt Not Kill" – written in memory of Dylan ... LP, Vinyl record album
A live recording of the great Congressman, minister and civil rights leader Adam Clayton Powell's "message to the world" which he made in January of 1967. The titles of the sections are "Keep The Faith, Baby", "My Dear Colleagues", "Handwriting On The Wall", ... LP, Vinyl record album
A classic live set from Bill Cosby – recorded at Harrah's Hotel in Reno, Nevada – back in 1973, when he was still pretty darn hip! As you'd guess from the title and cover, the emphasis here is on stories and bits involving Fat Albert – the Cosby creation that was then playing big ... LP, Vinyl record album
Early genius from Pigmeat Markham – a classic performance at the Apollo Theater, recorded by Chess in a style that would set the tone for countless imitations to come! The cover has kind of a "sad clown" sort of look, but Pigmeat's in full force on a series of routines that include ... LP, Vinyl record album