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Unbeatable James Brown – 16 Hits

LP (Item 45164) King, Mid 60s — Condition: Very Good
One of those excellent King albums from James that features a wide range of tracks, done in a wide range of styles – including some wonderful obscure numbers that go way past the "hits" promised in the title. The groove runs from sad ballad soul to heavy instrumentals – and titles include "Messing with the Blues", "Fine Old Foxy Self", "Try Me", "Got To Cry", "I've Got To Change", "Strange Things Happen", "There Must Be A Reason", "I Want You So Bad", and "Why Do You Do Me".  © 1996-2024, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Black label King pressing. Note: Vinyl has a short hairline crack on the first track on each side – but is otherwise nice. Cover has light wear, and masking tape on the top and bottom seams.)

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.

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