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We realize that there are many different interpretations of the standard grades used
for pre-owned vinyl record albums & CD, so we thought we'd offer you the ones that we are working with,
so you have an idea what we mean when we give the grade for a non-new item on our pages.
Used Vinyl Grades
Below are stated conditions for a used vinyl records at Dusty Groove. Grading for
the cover should be assumed to be near (within a "+" or "-")
the grading for the vinyl.
If there is significant divergence from the condition of the vinyl, or specific flaws,
these will be noted in the comments section of the item. However, please be aware that
since the emphasis of this site is towards the music listener, our main concern is with
the vinyl of any used item we sell. Additionally, all of our records
are graded visually; considering the volume of used vinyl we handle, it is impossible
for us to listen to each record. If we spot any significant flaws, we make every attempt
to listen through them and note how they play.
The following grading conditions apply to the vinyl component of an album or single:
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.
The album's not entirely what you might think from the title – a bit less of the raunchy R&B that its name might imply – but it's still one of Flip Phillips' classic 50s sessions for Verve, all of which are great! The group here is a quintet – with Oscar Peterson on piano, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Oscar Peterson, etc
An album-length jam session take on "Stompin At The Savoy" – with Dizzy Gillespie and Roy Eldridge on trumpet, Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Flip Phillips on tenor, Bill Harris on trombone, and Buddy DeFranco on clarinet! LP, Vinyl record album
Classic Jam Session work from Norman Granz – one of the best, a record that shows some really great work by Lionel Hampton – grooving it up nicely in the relaxed mode of the session, and working with a group that features Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips, Johnny Hodges, Roy Eldridge, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sublime alto work from Benny Carter – a masterpiece of tone and timing that shows him at the height of his powers! Carter's sound alone is enough to sell the record, and it's wonderfully recorded by Norman Granz – but the rest of the group is a good fit too, and features Oscar Peterson ... LP, Vinyl record album
Great early work from Oscar Peterson – recorded during his first few years with Norman Granz, and in an extremely spare style that only features added bass accompaniment on most tracks! The record's virtually a solo session – cut with a style that's got the energy of Bud Powell, mixed ... LP, Vinyl record album
This is a volume of six songs recorded after the advent of the long playing record in an attempt to record the complete works of Art Tatum. The six song titles included are "The Man I Love", "Over The Rainbow", "Memories Of You", "Body & Soul", "Maki ... LP, Vinyl record album
To our knowledge, this is the only 2LP set issued under the JATP series – and it's a nicely laid out batch of tracks that actually also features some discreet work by smaller combos, in addition to the usual jam session format. Disc one features "The Blues" – played by a ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great later sleeper from Brian Auger – a record that's much deeper and more soulful than some of his earlier work – and done in a soaring style that's really great! Alex Lighterwood sings as much as Auger plays the keys here, but that's ok with us – because he fuses his voice ... LP, Vinyl record album
The only Blue Note album ever recorded by JR Monterose – one of the more enigmatic figures of the 50s scene! Montrose was a brilliant player, with a tone and a solo conception that were very unique – but he lapsed in relative obscurity, due to the fact that he had a penchant for ... LP, Vinyl record album
A really wonderful little record from Pat Metheny – quite possibly our favorite by the man, thanks to some really inventive sounds that still resonate strongly in the groove scene today! Pat's skirting nicely here between the sound-based quality of earlier records, and some of the more fluid ... LP, Vinyl record album
Wonderfully lyrical work from Art Farmer – and a record that's not going to change anyone's world, but which is a continual pleasure for us! Art's kicking back in a well-selected group that includes Cedar Walton, Sam Jones, and Billy Higgins – all perfect partners for the kind of ... LP, Vinyl record album