Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail.
This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have
some signs of use (although not major ones).
May have slight 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.
A great cut from Dionne's harder sister! Dee Dee's cover of "Suspicious Minds" is pretty nice, but the really great cut here is "I'm Glad" – as it begins with a firm horn blast over drumbreaks, then rolls into a warm soul vocal that's very much in a Sweet Inspirations ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Donny at his righteous best – singing deeply, soulfully, and in a style that's touched with a strong degree of spiritualism. The tunes are slow and sad – perfect for his heartbreaking style, and arranged to perfection by Donny himself! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Fantastic! "Valdez in the Country" one of the greatest instrumentals of the 70's – if not all time – and it still sounds great today. Wicked wah wah guitar, a monster hook, and some sweeeeeeeet Fender Rhodes work that still sends us over the top! 7-inch, Vinyl record
A lost number from Donnie's soundtrack for Come Back Charleston Blue. The title tune is a sweet duet with Margie Joseph, a singer whose vocals work surprisingly well with Donnie – much harder than his recordings cut with Roberta Flack. 7-inch, Vinyl record
Great groovy stuff – Brother to Brother's fabulous cover of the Gil Scott-Heron track "The Bottle" – done here with a cool flanged vocal chorus on the lyrics, and a tight jazzy groove that reproduces the feel of the original, but adds some soulful female vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record
2 of James Brown's best duets – on one original funky 45! "What My Baby Needs Now" is a sweet soul groove, with a nice swinging midtempo pace. "This Guy-Girl" is probably the most soulful version of the Bacharach track you'll ever hear! Both sides nice, and not on any ... 7-inch, Vinyl record