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Black vinyl that may show a slight amount of dust or dirt.
Should still be very shiny under a light, even with slight amount of dust on surface.
One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so.
These marks cannot be too deep, and should only be surface marks that won't affect play,
but might detract from the looks.
May have some flaws and discoloration in the vinyl, but only those that would be
intrinsic to the pressing. These should disappear when the record is tilted under
the light, and will only show up when looking straight at the record.
(Buddah and ABC pressings from the 70's are a good example of this.)
May have some slight marks from aging of the paper sleeve on the vinyl.
Possible minor surface noise when played.
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.
Funky blues from Albert – recorded in Nashville with a nice raw groove! The tracks are about half vocal and half instrumental – but the real standout star of the album is Albert's guitar, which is played here with a raw raspy quality that cuts through just about any sort of arrangement. ... LP, Vinyl record album
A classic burner from Mississippi Fred McDowell – from that time when he was rediscovered and getting some great treatment on the west coast! The set features just a small group – Fred on lead guitar and vocals, Mike Russo on second guitar, John Kahn on bass, and Bob Jones on drums ... LP, Vinyl record album
The title's an apt one here, as Jimmy Rogers was one of the many bluesmen who started out in the south, but headed to Chicago for greater fame – which was a good thing for Chess Records, who managed to come some of these great sides in the 50s! Rogers both sings and plays guitar – the ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the last albums ever from the mighty Slim Harpo – but also one of the best, as the bluesman is giving plenty of nods to the funk and soul artists who were influenced by his music – and returning the favor with a wonderfully raw set of grooves! Slim's a master on all fronts ... LP, Vinyl record album
Some of the earliest work on record by Lonnie Johnson – mostly tracks with relatively stripped-down instrumentation, and also featuring Lonnie on records by Violet Green, Texas Alexander, Victoria Spivey, Katherine Baker, and Mooch Richardson! LP, Vinyl record album
Raw country blues from the 30s – a set that focuses on the shifting modes of the southern styles of the time – and brings into focus the kind of sounds that would really take off in the decade to come! The work here may not be as well-known as some of the more collected, more ... LP, Vinyl record album
Compiled by Paul Oliver, including vintage recordings by JB Lenoir, Son House, Buddy Moss, Cripple Clarence Lofton, Roosevelt Sykes, Clara Smith, Big Maybelle, Otis Rush, Magic Sam, and many many more. LP, Vinyl record album