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Urban Blues Vol 1 – Blues Uptown

LP (Item 45268) Imperial, Late 40s/Early 50s — Condition: Near Mint-
$8.99 ...

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(€8.40 || £7.19 || ¥1008) (approx.)

An excellent collection of R&B sides from the Imperial label – featuring some great lesser-known numbers, all collected together with a theme that implies blues on the cusp of the soul era. Titles include "Tee Nah Nah" by Smiley Lewis, "Danger Zone" by Mercy Dee, "You Can't Be Lucky All The Time" by Roosevelt Sykes, "Story To Tell" by Joe Turner, "Sweet Old Chicago" by Roosevelt Sykes, "Mother Fuyer" by Dirty Red, and "Vida Lee" by T Bone Walker. (60s pressing. Cover has a small mark from a sticker in one corner, but is great overall.)  © 1996-2017, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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

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