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Alfie

LP (Item 574467) Mainstream, Late 60s — Condition: Very Good+

Dionne Warwick may have made the title track a hit, but the tune stands as a great start for this classic 60s album from Carmen McRae – one of those superb gems from a time when the singer was really finding herself – and hitting this mature territory that gave her what she fully deserved on record! The backings here are handled by Peter Matz and Don Sebesky – both of whom bring all their experience to bear on the album, and really turn things up from some of Carmen's small combo sets – using strings and other orchestrations in these ways that are subtle, but powerful – never overwhelming the singer, but underscoring her emotional balance in a really great way. Titles include "Alfie", "Who Can I Turn To", "Don't Ever Leave Me", "The Music That Makes Me Dance", "He Loves Me", "Once Upon A Summertime", and "The Sweetest Sounds".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Mono pressing. Cover has light wear.)

Very Good + (plus)

  • 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

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