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It Serve You Right To Suffer

LP (Item 42627) Impulse, 1965 — Condition: Very Good+
Gatefold

An oddly placed session for Hooker – considering that it was recorded for Impulse during the 60s, when most of their work was in a jazz vein. In keeping with that, they've backed Hooker with a trio of jazz players – Milt Hinton, Panama Francis, and Barry Galbraith – who give the tracks a polished style that's different than some of Hooker's other work. John Lee's still out front, though, and the vocals are recorded very nicely. Tracks include "Bottle Up & Go", "Sugar Mama", "Decoration Day", "You're Wrong", and a good cover of "Money".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(70s green label pressing. Cover has a cut corner and is lightly stained at the bottom 2 inches, with a bit of flaking on front.)

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.

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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