An incredible rare single from the late 60s – supposedly pressed up, but never released at the time! Side one features a hip-walking version of "Close To You" by Benny Poole – served up with some great soul jazz backings that include a bit of organ, and played with a lead saxophone bit that's almost got a Stan Turrentine sort of feel! But the real winner is side two – which features some of the earliest work we've ever heard from keyboardist Eddie Russ – working here on Fender Rhodes on an incredible original tune called "Natasha". The track is spare, and really glowing with great keyboard work – floating out with a bit of snapping drums to cook things up, and taking off with a great deal of cosmic energy – sounding a heck of a lot like some of the best material off of George Duke's legendary first album for MPS! Amazing stuff, and way more than just a simple jazz single – a righteous keyboard track that's without compare, and one of the hippest things we've ever heard from Eddie! © 1996-2015, Dusty Groove, Inc.
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.
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:
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.