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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.
Moms is up to her usual bag here – playing the sassy, sexed-up old lady in an extended comedy routine. But the album does feature one really great standout part – a version of "It's Your Thing", played with nice funky instrumentation, and featuring Moms singing the lyrics! ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the coolest of the Malcolm X albums we ever get in stock. The set's got 3 records of speeches, plus a great book with photos and wisdom. The record's got a bracing live speech from New York, spread out over all 6 sides of the albums. LP, Vinyl record album
United Artists issue of a speech that was originally issued by Sue Records in the mid 60s. The recording was made on December 17th, 1964 – after King returned from Oslo after receiving the Nobel Prize. The first 4 minutes of the record features introductory remarks by Rev Reuben L Speaks of ... LP, Vinyl record album
An incredible Lenny Bruce concert from the mid 60s – recorded before a very friendly Berkeley audience, at a time when Bruce was being heavily persecuted by the authorities for his groundbreaking style of humor. Although many of Bruce's performances during this time lapsed into a dullness ... LP, Vinyl record album
Groovy stuff from Sandy Nelson – one of his best albums ever! Despite the title, this isn't exactly the Latin soul adventure you might think – but it is a nice batch of drum-heavy instrumentals, with a good soul boogaloo beat to them. The best tracks are the ones with "boogaloo&qu ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great little batch of instrumentals from one of the greatest country guitarists of the 60s! As the title might imply, one side of the record features "laughing guitar", with upbeat lively numbers, while the other features "crying guitar", sadder slower songs with a mellow ... LP, Vinyl record album