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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.
Grandmaster Flash's late effort, circa '86 – after disbanding the Furious Five – though Rahiem & Kid Creole appear along with a number of other rappers! This was Flash's second album for Elektra – and uses it to showcase some of the other talents in the unit, a la his records ... LP, Vinyl record album
Ramellzee, Shockdell and Delta II rock the mic over Laswell produced Material style beats, with Bootsy Collins on bass and Grandmixer D St. on the tables. Anti-Pop move over, this is the first school of left field hip hop. 6 tracks: "Battle Call", "Gangster Lean", "Go ... LP, Vinyl record album
MC Lyte's second full length record – a bit overlooked in the grand scheme, if only because the preceding Lyte As A Rock was a tough act to follow – so now's a great time to catch up with it! To our ears, Eyes On This is every bit as nice as the debut, and it that last of Lyte's no ... LP, Vinyl record album
Instrumental to the Queen Bee's LP that ruled the airwaves during the summer of '03, with a who's who stable of hot beats producers, including the Swizz crew, Havoc, Timbaland, Scott Storch, and others. Includes "Hold It Now", "Can You Hear Me Now", "Can't F**k With Queen ... LP, Vinyl record album
A deep history lesson in Atlanta hip hop. 8 tracks in all, including "Make U Dance", "Can't Stand Still", "Make It Last", "Get Fresh", "Easetown Express", "Give The People", "Oh Girl" and "Terminator". LP, Vinyl record album
They're not kidding with the title of this one – because although the record was only Wes Montgomery's second album as a leader, he was already making plenty of waves with the sound of his guitar! The session lines Wes up with the very tight rhythm team of Tommy Flanagan on piano, Percy ... LP, Vinyl record album
Flashlight is a sweet little disco combo – one who are working here with prime Philly maestros Norman Harris, Ron Kersey, Arnold Coley, and Bobby Eli – all of whom give the group's tracks a warmly soulful quality, and a sound that's more in the mode of early/mid 70s vocal groups like ... LP, Vinyl record album
Good bit of mellow female soul recorded for the short-lived Playboy label. Recorded in LA, with southern soul vocals, and a 70's LA studio production sound by players like Carol Kay, Wilton Felder, Joe Sample, and others. Cuts include "Sweet Love", "Layin Back", "Chains ... LP, Vinyl record album