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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, please note that 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.
A great little single – featuring Patrice's massive crossover cut "Forget Me Nots", a really catchy jazz funk tune for the dancefloor! Done very nicely – and "Take You Down" is an excellent mellow track on the flip! 12-inch, Vinyl record
Lots of new jack on this one from Sybil, a track that never really seems to go anywhere until Salt N Pepa come in at the end and finish it off. Not Sybil's best moment, but it kind of takes us back. 12-inch, Vinyl record
Totally cool rare promo single version of one of the best tracks that Tyrone Davis ever did for Columbia! Not only is "In The Mood" an awesome mellow groove 2-step track, but it's presented here in mono and stereo versions, on blue vinyl, in this rare promo-only picture sleeve 12" ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
A nice disco-ish number off the Jacksons' Destiny LP, and though it's not really a skating jam, we do recall this one getting played at the roller rink quite a bit, and this version of the track has a nice breakdown in the middle too. The b-side's a nice midtempo groover. 12-inch, Vinyl record
A classic club cut that's almost in the Frankie Smith or Indeep mode. The cut's got catchy choppy guitar riffing, and begins with some spoken vocals that could almost be rap – but not really. The hook's a winner, though – and the cut is proof that underground soul was still going ... 12-inch, Vinyl record