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Sings The Blues

LP (Item 54674) Mercury, 1956 — Condition: Very Good

Early work by Morgana King – much more straightforward than some of her later records, but still done in that incredible vocal style that makes her one of the most unique jazz singers of her generation. The record's got an intimate honesty that's handled with small group backings in that perfect mid 50s Mercury mode that always worked so well for vocalists – and King really shines on tracks like "Bill", "Why Was I Born?", "Body & Soul", "When Your Lover Has Gone", "Mean To Me", and "I See Two Lovers".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear & aging, gloss oxidation on front and the paste-on is peeling on a few corners.)

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.

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.



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