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Born To Love Me

LP (Item 473920) Checker, 1970 — Condition: Near Mint-

A great mix of older and newer Chess Records blues modes – and a set cut by one of the lesser-known artists to work for the label! At some level, Jimmy Reeves Jr hearkens back to some of the more folksy blues artists who recorded for Chess in the 50s – but the setting here is slightly more contemporary, with tighter production overall, and slightly larger arrangements by Willie Dixon – featuring players who include Mighty Joe Young on guitar, Shakey Horton on harmonica, Sunnyland Slim on piano, and Morris Jennings on drums – plus some backup vocals from The Pick-Ups. In a way, the record's almost a precursor of the way that blues would go on the Chicago scene during the 70s – but it's still handled here with a sound that's a lot better than most of that work. Titles include "Born To Love Me", "Love That Woman", "Hoo Doo Blues", "Put It All There", "Bright Lights Big City", "Don't Let That Music Die", and "Baby What's On Your Mind".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Cover has a small cut corner – but this is a great copy!)

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.



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