A record that you'd buy to play, cheap, but which you wouldn't buy for collecting.
Will have marks across all parts of the playing surface,
and will most likely play with surface noise throughout.
May have some other significant flaws, such as residue, or a track that skips.
In most cases, a poor quality copy of a very difficult to find record.
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.
Great single by the Esquires! Sure, the a-side is a follow up to their hit "Get On Up", and it sounds pretty much the same – but the winning harmonies make it groove nicely nicely nicely. The flipside's even better, and has a fragile harmony soul sound that recalls the best work ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Great stuff! We love Deon Jackson – we love his voice, we love his songs, and we love the great production he gets from the legendary Ollie McLaughlin! This single is one of his great early ones – and although it's a bit of a shameless follow-up to "Love Makes The World Go ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Fantastic stuff from this great Philly group! "Cowboys To Girls" is probably the group's biggest track from the old days – with a loping hook that's as sweet as it is catchy! "Turn The Hands Of Time" is wonderful too – with a strident driving groove, punctuated ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Two nice ones from Bobby! "Love The Time" is a sad mellow tune – Bobby's vocals snaking around some sly-bad guitar work, gently singing the tune, but working it for all the soul it's got! "I Left My Heart" is a great cover of a familiar hit – done at a skipping ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Tremendous soul from The Intruders! "Love Is Like A Baseball Game" is simply incredible – a wonderful little tune that's incredibly catchy, and which rolls along in a sing-song groove that matches the chorus perfectly. Vocals are wonderfully fragile, yet totally sweet – and ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
A great early funky number from Johnnie Taylor – with a groove that's almost ripe for sampling, given the chunky beats – but which is maybe even better, because Taylor's fantastic vocals keep getting in the way! 7-inch, Vinyl record