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(Original yellow label Oracle pressing. Cover has a half split top seam.)
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.
An explosive album from the mighty John Fahey – and maybe the record in which he starts to really break from tradition – and strongly foreground all the new changes he wanted to bring to acoustic music! There's still a strong Americanist vibe going on here, but Fahey's also stretching ... LP, Vinyl record album
Ol' Rockin Ern takes up the cause of the rebels – doing groovy versions of songs that include "Goober Peas", "Lorena", "Riding A Raid", "The Rebel Soldier", and "The Southern Wagon". LP, Vinyl record album
Excellent Ray Stevens material from his 60s years on Monument – the serious, swinging side of Stevens – not the ballad or novelty one! Titles include the hip "Mr Businessman" – Ray's great take at a socially-conscious number, as is "The Minority" – plus ... LP, Vinyl record album
Ruby is another one of those great early 70s Buck Owens records, in which the Bakersfield honky tonk pioneer/goofy TV star stretches out with surprisingly strong results! If you don't dig traditional country, you might not know that the gulf between bluegrass and Bakersfield is about as wide as ... LP, Vinyl record album