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Ruth Brown – Rock & Roll

LP (Item 501703) Atlantic, Late 50s — Condition: Fair

One of the first ladies of soul music – served up here in a classic album of Atlantic Records singles from the 50s! As you'd guess from the title, the tunes are a mighty rocking batch of tracks – upbeat, hard-edged groovers that really show off Brown's strong vocal range – and which often feature the kind of bluesy, jazzy-tinged grooves that seemed to work best for her style! The album's definitely a blueprint of female soul to come – and is stuffed with classics that include "Lucky Lips", "Mambo Baby", "Daddy Daddy", "Wild Wild Young Men", "5 10 15 Hours", "So Long", "It's Love Baby", and "Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. NOTE – Vinyl is in Fair condition and plays with some surface noise and crackles. Label has a sticker. Cover has some wear and aging, with some stains on back.)

Fair

This is a grade we rarely use, as we try not to sell records in very bad condition, though in some rare cases we will list a record in such bad shape that it does not conform to the standards above. A "Fair" record will have enough marks or significant flaws that it does not even qualify as "Good", but is a copy you might consider for playing, if you're willing to put up with noise and/or flaws. An example might be a recording with surface noise so heavy that it is equal to the volume of the music. For records listed as "Fair", we will describe the extent of the condition in the comments.

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