An incredible bit of southern soul – and the kind of record that stands head to head with any of the classics on Stax or Atlantic from the 60s! Oscar Toney Jr may not have been as famous as Otis Redding, but in a letter on the back, Otis gives Toney plenty of credit for his abilities – and Oscar more than lives up to that promise on the grooves in the LP – a near-perfect batch of southern soul material recorded in Memphis by Chips Moman, produced by Papa Don, and with great backing work from players who include Bobby Emmons on organ, Tommy Cogbill on bass, and Reggie Young on guitar. The whole album has a warm, intimate feel – and almost even gets away from some of the cliches that were cluttering up other records. And even though most tracks are familiar from other artists, Toney sings them with a depth that's all his own – on titles that include "For Your Precious Love", "He Don't Love You", "Down In Texas", "Dark End Of The Street", "Any Day Now", "No Sad Song", "That's All I Want From You", "Moon River", "Do Right Woman", and "Turn On Your Love Light". (Cover has a cutout hole and a stain on one corner.) © 1996-2015, Dusty Groove, Inc.
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.
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:
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.