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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.
Seminal sounds from The Heptones – and a record that really helped the older trio style of Jamaican music find a new home in the 70s roots reggae years! The vocals here are every bit as much in harmony heaven as reggae trios from a few years before – but there's also a tighter, more ... LP, Vinyl record album
In our sightly slanted view, the Cool Ruler's best side. Sweet and sultry lover's rock with a mad groove laid down by the Roots Radics band, and Gregory crooning away over top. Includes the classic title track, "Hot Stepper", "Cool Down The Pace", "Objection Overuled" ... LP, Vinyl record album
A landmark in Jamaican soul and one of the albums that helped break reggae onto the world stage. A nice, nice selection of early '70's reggae, mostly performed by Jimmy Cliff, but with a few equally wonderful numbers by the Maytals & Desmond Dekker, too. Includes classics like the Maytals' ... LP, Vinyl record album
We love Sly & Robbie – really we do. And while they were responsible for many of the toughest rhythms ever laid to wax, they did cut their share of material that hits nice and hard, but may not be as sublime as their finest and fattest. While on paper this Bill Laswell produced session ... LP, Vinyl record album
A collection of dub instrumentals and extended mixes of 11 classic tracks from The Wailers. Titles include "Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock)", "No Woman No Cry", "Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)", "Exodus", "One Love (People Get Ready)", and " ... LP, Vinyl record album
Extra classic is right, with this burning batch of roots and lover's numbers backed up by the Aggrovators, Soul Syndicate, Revolutionaries and the Upsetters, 12 tracks in all: "Mr Cop", "Rasta Business", "Black Against Black", "Extra Classic", "My ... LP, Vinyl record album
Another volume of this "loss leader" type collection, bringing together some of the more memorable tunes from the Island catalog of the 70s : "This Is Reggae Music" by Zap Pow, "I Shot The Sheriff" & "Concrete Jungle" by the Wailers, "The World Is ... LP, Vinyl record album