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Natural Soul

LP (Item 42853) Prestige, 1968 — Condition: Near Mint-

Quite a hip one from Buddy Terry! The album's a mix of different styles – kind of in that pre-funky, psychedelic soul jazz mode that Prestige would occasionally hit in the late 60s, in the work of players like Freddie McCoy or Wally Richardson. Terry's working with a core trio that includes Larry Young playing organ and piano, and on the best cuts, he hits a spacey modal sound that's a slightly different twist on his Blue Note work. The record features the trio playing with a number of different additional groups of players – including Wally Richardson on guitar, Joe Thomas on tenor and flute, Woody Shaw on trumpet, and "The Terry Girls", who sing backup vocals on a few cuts. Titles are a mix of shorter groovy tracks, and others that have a more sophisticated groove – with cuts that include "Natural Woman", "Natural Soul", "Don't Be So Mean", "Pedro The One Armed Bandit", and "The Revealing Time".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Blue label pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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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