This image is a general representation of the album cover, but the actual product may differ slightly in terms of color shading, logo placement, borders, or other small details. If the item offered is a used, second-hand item, please note that there may be some cosmetic differences as well.
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.
While 3 of the tracks on here are by Falcon, the cut we're checking for is the downtown anthem "Move Y'All", a certified acid jazz classic from Smash's early days. The Falcon tracks include "Daddy" with rhymes by ADI, also served up in an instrumental, and "Oh My God". 12-inch, Vinyl record
Rhymes by Baby Bam and Mike G of the Jungle Brothers, plus instrumental contributions from Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Bootsy, Herbie Hancock, Bernie Worrell and members of P Funk and the JBs (at least according to the promo sticker. . .). 12-inch, Vinyl record
This Truby Trio groover gets a whole new face! The track's one of the best from the Truby ensemble in recent years – with folksy vocals from Joseph Malik, which are here set next to some snapping beats that almost have a bit of an early 80s approach! The tune really opens up around the ... 12-inch, Vinyl record