Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail.
This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have
some signs of use (although not major ones).
May have slight surface noise when played.
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 hard-wailing single from the great Fontella Bass! "Hard To Get Back In" is tight and funky soul – a nice little groover that has Fontella singing a lot stronger than in her early Chess years, with backings arranged by Bobby Patterson. "Talking" has a mix of strings and ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Massive! It's hard to describe just why Johnny Lytle's so great – but hear this single, and figure out why! Both cuts have this incredible sound that mixes together jazzy vibes, screaming organ, and wailing conga in a totally great way. They also both have a jazz stepping vibe that's ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
2 nice ones from the Hell Up In Harlem soundtrack! "Ain't It Hell Up In Harlem" is a killer vocal number – right on a par with the best of the blacksploitation themes, like "Are You Man Enough?" or "Across 110th Street" – sung superbly by Edwin, with tight ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
A great one from Michael – one of our favorite early tracks by him! The tune's a great bubbling number from Leon Ware – one that shows Michael singing in a slightly more mature style that really comes off well! "We've Got A Good Thing" is more of a sweet pop tune – but ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
An amazing groover from Michael's first big adult years – a hard-grooving dancefloor anthem that never gets old – and which proves that when he was on the money, he could be pretty darn amazing! 7-inch, Vinyl record