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(In a Sound Of Young America sleeve. Label has a drillhole.)
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.
Gaye's huge sultry ballad from the mid 70s, oddly paired with a Norm Whitfield produced track on the flip, from sessions years before Let's Get It On, which Marvin didn't achieve the same success with as the Temps. 7-inch, Vinyl record
Great groovy stuff – Brother to Brother's fabulous cover of the Gil Scott-Heron track "The Bottle" – done here with a cool flanged vocal chorus on the lyrics, and a tight jazzy groove that reproduces the feel of the original, but adds some soulful female vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record
We love "Midnight Cowboy" – no matter what form it takes! This one's a sublime funky instrumental – lots of bass underneath the trademark organ, peppered with horn blasts by the group! The flip's a nice instrumental – an original, with a bit of a goofy groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record
"Funky Music" is a great early tune from Luther Vandross – a soaring clubby number based on the same changes as "Fascination", which he wrote with David Bowie – but done here in a style that's a lot more soulful, and very very groovy! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Bobby Byrd recorded this single after his days with James Brown, during a brief stint on the TK subsidiary International Brothers. The track has a nice choppy funk feel, with lots of guitar on the downbeat, and tight snapping drums. Bobby's voice is raw and soulful, with a lot of power behind it. ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Massive work from Young Holt Unlimited! "Soulful Strut" is still one of the group's best grooves – a fierce little tune that jogs, jumps, and has some wickedly funky piano – all that, and sampled by the Beasties, too! "Country Slicker Joe" is an LP cut, and has a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record