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Music Keeps Me Together

LP (Item 60997) Columbia, 1975 — Condition: Very Good

A bit hipper and less bluesy than some of Taj's other work for Columbia – recorded with his Intergalactic Soul Messengers Band, and a sound that's slyly soulful – and flavored with reggae or otherwise Caribbean influenced rhythms! Music Keeps Me Together has a fairly loose feel, but still with a fluid groove – steering clear of the kitchen sink freewheeling approach that made some of his records kind of a test of endurance – just a fluid mix of soul, island rhythms, and bits rural string touches by Taj. Titles include "Roll Turn Spin", "West Indian Revelation", "My Ancestor", "Dear Ladies", and "Aristocracy".  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Cover has light wear and a trace of a price sticker. Vinyl has a short click on "Aristrocracy".)

Very Good

  • Vinyl can have some dirt, but nothing major.
  • May not shine under light, but should still be pretty clean, and not too dirty.
  • 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.
  • This is clearly a copy that was played by someone a number of times, but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.

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.



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