Vinyl may be dirty, and can lack a fair amount of luster.
Vinyl can have a number of marks, either in clusters or smaller amounts, but deeper.
This is the kind of record that you'd buy to play,
but not because it looked that great. Still, the flaws should be mostly cosmetic,
with nothing too deep that would ruin the overall record.
Examples include a record that has been kept for a while in a
cover without the paper sleeve, or heavily played by a previous owner
and has some marks across the surface. The record should play okay,
though probably with surface noise.
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.
"Memphis Soul Stew" is one of King Curtis' best-ever tracks, with a deep bassy groove, cool spoken bits, and a tight funky drum sound all the way through. Great stuff – and the kind of funky "hit" that we still dig year after year! 7-inch, Vinyl record
A bona-fide club classic – and the standout classic of the South Shore Commission! The tune's got a stepping soulful approach that's early Philly club at its best – the early days of disco, when there was still plenty of soul in the mix! 7-inch, Vinyl record
An incredible track! Hank plays it super-hip by shouting "How you gonna get respect if you ain't cut your process yet!" And while his comments on African-American hairstyles may not have the same power as some of James Brown's political messages – the track's hard raw storming ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Heavy funk from one of the heaviest funk groups of all time! "Bra" is a stone winner from Cymande – slow sloppy bass on the intro, as horns slide into the groove and the track opens up with some weird flanged-out vocals! "Folk Song" is anything but – a strange ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
What more can we say? Beautiful funky classics, back to back, on an original People label single! "Hot Pants Road" is a killer cut, with a non-stop groove, and "Pass The Peas" was once in the running for the eighties most-sampled cut! 7-inch, Vinyl record
A very strange one from Astrud! "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice" is total crap – with her singing along with a little girl – but the flipside is great! "A Banda" has a hard Brazilian percussive groove (you'll recognize the song very quickly), and Astrud sings ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Always-great work from Minnie! "Lover & Friend" begins with a spare piano note, stops, moves again, then the whole band swings into the mix in a nice jazzy feel – Minnie stepping up to the plate with a warm vocal and a nice bounce to her sound. "Return To Forever" is ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
2 beautiful tracks from one of Motown's least-remembered singers! The single's an early one by Yvonne, and we don't think it's on her only LP. The a-side's a nice mellow soul ballad, with this cool fast bongo sound in the background, and stellar vocals from Yvonne that put the whole thing over ... 7-inch, Vinyl record