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Blues Ballads

LP (Item 473929) Atlantic, 1959 — Condition: Very Good

LaVern Baker serves up work in styles she does best – blues and ballads, all put together here with a high level of class that's really a cut above the usual 50s R&B! Given the lateness of this session, there's definitely an attempt by Atlantic to push Baker into some more sophisticated territory – but that shift is fine, especially as the setting still allows her great vocals to keep center stage, and never get too buried in the mix or too watered down. Titles include "Why Baby Why", "It's So Fine", "You're Teasing Me", "I Cried A Tear", "If You Love Me", "Love Me Right", and "Whipper Snapper".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Mono black label pressing. Cover has light wear on the back and spine. Vinyl has a small mark that clicks during "If You Love Me" but plays fine otherwise.)

Very Good

  • Vinyl can have some dirt, but nothing major.
  • May not shine under light, but should still be pretty clean, and not too dirty.
  • May have a number of marks (5 to 10 at most), and obvious signs of play, but never a big cluster of them, or any major mark that would be very deep. Most marks should still not click under a fingernail.
  • May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well, with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song, but never throughout a whole song or more.
  • This is clearly a copy that was played by someone a number of times, but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.

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