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.
A really great single by this obscure Stax group that we wish got the chance to make a full LP! "I'll Kill A Brick" is not only one of the strangest-named titles we've heard, but it's a great southern soul tune, sung in a style that reminds us a bit of Ann Peebles, and with sweetly ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
As monumental of a late 60s soul single as there were was! "Dock Of The Bay" needs no introduction, but let's just say it's as stirring and effect this far into the next century as it was in 1968. "Sweet Lorene" the perfect counterpoint cut, a harder hitting southern soul gem ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Stellar soul from the Dramatics! "Beware The Man" is a killer message cut – with kind of a super-dope groove that's more Curtom soul than Volt! "And I Panicked" is an excellent harmony track – with a heartbreaking ballad style that's like some of their best early ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Although "The Camel" is an obvious follow-up to Cliff Nobles big hit "The Horse", it's much funkier than that one, and has a good hard funky groove. "Gettin' Away" is a nice funky instrumental too, with blaring horns, and some excellent choppy guitar riffs! 7-inch, Vinyl record
One of the undisputed funky monsters of all time! You've heard it for years, but you can't beat the sheer raw power of this 45 – especially on the lesser-known part 2! The cut's a non-stop groover, with some of the most righteous funky playing you'll ever hear! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Incredibly memorable stuff – and one of the greatest moments in Atlantic soul history! The Soul Clan is an assemblage of Atlantic's biggest male singers at the time – Joe Tex, Ben E King, Don Covay, Arthur Conley, and Solomon Burke – and the team trade lines back and forth in ... 7-inch, Vinyl record