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May have a number of marks (5 to 10 at most), and obvious signs of play,
but never a big cluster of them, or any major mark that would be very deep.
Most marks should still not click under a fingernail.
May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well,
with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song,
but never throughout a whole song or more.
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but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.
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One of the darkest albums ever recorded by Astrud Gilberto – her 60s last session for Verve Records, and a batch of beautifully moody tunes throughout! Arrangements are by Albert Gorgoni, who'd handled Gilberto's previous September 69 album – but the style here is a bit mellower, a bit ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of Astrud Gilberto's greatest albums – and quite possibly our personal favorite! The record features beautifully understated arrangements by Joao Donato, Don Sebesky, and Claus Ogerman – and the instrumentation is a haunting mix of bossa rhythms with darker orchestrations that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Kind of a dream combination in one little album – especially if you dig breezy bossa from the 60s! Back in 1966, Verve Records got the great idea of teaming up its (then) biggest Brazilian imports – vocalist Astrud Gilberto and organist Walter Wanderley – both of whom were ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the moodiest Verve albums from Astrud Gilberto – a set that has some surprising arrangements by Gil Evans – working here on one of his few 60s dates with a singer! Astrud's blue-tinged vocals work perfectly with Evans' backdrops – and Al Cohn also takes over the helm on ... LP, Vinyl record album
A pretty darn groovy album of tracks – issued here with a title that says "FM Stereo Programacao Especial", which we think means that it was a promo-only album for radio. The cuts are very nice breezy bossa-inflected instrumental tracks on the record, with kind of a nice 70's FM ... LP, Vinyl record album
A mid-60s collection of some of the big songs that were rocking the Brazilian festivals of the time – early work by Gilberto Gil, Elis Regina, Claudette Soares, Geraldo Vandre, Jair Rodrigues, Nara Leao, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
A very obscure entry in the Brazilian 60s mode of mixing organ jazz with percussion –recorded by the equally obscure Steve Bernard, who we're guessing might be another player working under a session name! LP, Vinyl record album
Dreamy instrumentals from one of the hipper arrangers working in 60s Brazil – tracks that include "O Barquino", "Fita Amarela", "A Coraco Do Rei", "Supersonic Samba", "Mulata Assanhada", "Bahia Com H", and "Saudades Da ... LP, Vinyl record album
Elis Regina hits the London scene of the late 60s – with amazing results that make the album one of her best from the early years! The style here is still quite bossa-oriented, but backings are done by Peter Knight – who'd worked with Scott Walker and some of the other hip British ... LP, Vinyl record album
Very spare stuff by Baden, recorded in a warm intimate setting, with just guitar and voice carrying the entire record. The tracks are more sophisticated than his bossa work – and the guitar playing is extremely emotional and a testament to Powell's virtuosity. Tracks include "Um Abraco ... LP, Vinyl record album
A classic set of orchestral arrangements from one of Brazil's greatest leaders ever – the mighty Luiz Arruda Paes, the man who provided musical backings for more albums than we can count! This album's a set of instrumental tunes by Luiz – big band takes on Brazilian standards and samba ... LP, Vinyl record album