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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.
The Ike & Tina Turner Revue shakes the foundation at Carnegie Hall on April Fools Day, 1971! There's a good reason for there being so many live albums by Ike & Tina – it's because they're damn great on stage – and this NYC set is a strong showcase for The Ikettes and The Kings ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of their last together, and a record that's very much in the hit Ike & Tina style! Lots of hard heavy guitar, pounding drums, and raw heavy soul vocals from Tina. Tracks include "Baby", "Sweet Flustrations", "I Love What You Do To Me", "Tell The ... LP, Vinyl record album
Hard heavy stuff from Ike & Tina – very much in their earlier style, with perhaps a bit of bluesiness thrown into the mix. Tina's on vocals on most cuts – and titles include "I Can't Believe", "Get It Get It", "Strange", "My Babe", "Roost ... LP, Vinyl record album
A legendary pairing of two key 60s pop talents – the soulful sounds of Ike & Tina Turner, and the soaring production styles of Phil Spector! The album's quite different than some of the grittier Turner projects of the time – lots of full orchestrations and strings, mixed with the ... LP, Vinyl record album
For some reason, we find this to be the hardest album to find by them in the original. Why? Maybe it's because this is the one that contains their hit "Gloria", which is still a big one here in Chicago. This is the one with the frog on the cover, in case you can't tell them apart ... LP, Vinyl record album
Quite possibly the best album ever from funky maestro Monk Higgins! The record's got some of his tighest work of the time – with plenty of tight breaks, nice keyboards, and soulful sax riffs – and Monk is going full-out on the arrangements, in the manner that he used for his best late ... LP, Vinyl record album
A pretty hip jazzy soul group – and one from Nevada, no less! Los Blues probably picked a name (and an album title) that ensured that they'd never be heard from again – but the record's actually a really solid little effort, one that blends the brassy horn style being used by some of ... LP, Vinyl record album
A goofy mix of groovy instrumental tracks with a weird "Apache"-esque instrumentation made up of some nicely processed guitars. The album's sort of funky in parts, with arrangements by Vince Montana that were recorded at Sigma Sound – and which have a late 60s Philly soul vibe to ... LP, Vinyl record album
Definite magic from the legendary Aladdin Records – a hard-hitting collection of 50s R&B – with work by Big T Tyler, Marvin & Johnny, Jimmy Liggins, Sugar & Pee Wee, Thurston Harris, Gene & Eunice, Great Gates, Skinny Dynamo, Fatso & Flaire, Amos Milburn, The ... LP, Vinyl record album
A nice bit of late 70s southern soul from singer Dutch Robinson – best known for his early work with the Ohio Players! The session gets a little boost from some strong Horace Ott arrangements – full and rich, but never too slick – and the album features 9 tracks in all, including ... LP, Vinyl record album
No hangin out here – because these guys are tighter than ever, and right on the money from the very first note of the set! A snapping drum break opens up the album – followed by a wickedly stepping bassline, a rolling conga part, and a vamping dance between Hammond and tenor sax – ... LP, Vinyl record album