This image is a general representation of the item and the actual product may differ slightly in terms of color shading, logo placement, borders, or other small details. Used items may have various cosmetic differences as well.
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.
Heavy dub poetry from this LKJ disciple, with fierce backings by Dennis Bovell and the LKJ Band crew. There's a couple of acapella cuts here too, showcasing Smith's lyrical and microphone skills to great effect, though his cuts with the band are no less satisfying. Includes "Black & ... LP, Vinyl record album
Righteous sounds from Rita Marley – a set that's one of her best-remembered albums, and done in a well-crafted style that definitely lives up to the Marley family name! The set was recorded at Tuff Gong, with a lean quality and laidback groove that lets Rita really step out front on vocals ... LP, Vinyl record album
An excellent combo from 60s Jamaica – a group who are equally well skilled at soul, jazz, and a number of other styles too! The groove is less rocksteady than you might expect – although there's plenty of that in the rhythms – and at some level, these guys feel more like some ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of many issues of the early Lee Perry/Bob Marley collaborations, this set presents many Marley classics in their early raw forms. Though Marley and Perry would both go on to greater success, these early sides are some fo their finest moments. 12 tracks inall, including "Keep On ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the best-selling albums ever from Bob Marley – a classic collection of work from his all-too-short career – and one that's gone onto become as famous as Marley's individual records themselves! The collection really allows all the classics to resonate strongly, in a track order ... LP, Vinyl record album
A real classic in mainstream reggae – the first full length set from Peter Tosh after his earlier singles with The Wailers! The record's still one of Tosh's greatest on record – composed, arranged, and produced by Peter himself – with tracks that include "Legalize It", ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jacob Miller has been most well known as the lead singer for the hit reggae group Inner Circle, though he also enjoyed no small success, and cut many great sides, as a solo artist. This collection, part of the United Artist Anthology Of Reggae Collector series compiled in the late 70s, brings ... LP, Vinyl record album