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Nitty Gritty

LP (Item 4323) SOUL, 1969 — Condition: Very Good
One of our favorite albums by Gladys Knight – a set that seems to have a lot more edge than some of her later work, thanks to some rumbling production from the legendary Norman Whitfield! In a way, Norman's almost applying the Temptations sound to Gladys here – using fuller bass at the bottom and setting tones that are somewhat righteous – but at another level, he's also opening things up a bit for some of the more personal, heartfelt work to come – almost having Knight sing a bit like an Atlantic soul artist at times, with lots of deep soul overtones on the vocals! The mix of modes is really great – and makes for a tremendous depth to the record – and titles include "Nitty Gritty", "I Want Him To Say It Again", "I'm Losing You", "Runnin' Out", "The Stranger", and "Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone" (hmmm...wonder if Bill Withers ever heard that one!)  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Cover is nice. Vinyl is clean except for a press flaw bubble that clicks for a few spins during the second song on both sides.)

Very Good

  • Vinyl can have some dirt, but nothing major.
  • May not shine under light, but should still be pretty clean, and not too dirty.
  • May have a number of marks (5 to 10 at most), and obvious signs of play, but never a big cluster of them, or any major mark that would be very deep. Most marks should still not click under a fingernail.
  • May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well, with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song, but never throughout a whole song or more.
  • This is clearly a copy that was played by someone a number of times, but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.

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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