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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.
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cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.
Atlantic's great early soul singer delivers some fairly traditional tunes in her own gutsy R&B style. Precious Memories features LaVern singing 12 gospel tunes like "Didn't It Rain", "Too Close", "Without A God", "Touch Me, Lord Jesus", and "Journey ... LP, Vinyl record album
Wild eyed organ soul from Mandala – a mix of raw and heavy R&B and fuzzed out garagey sounds from the Toronto combo – bringing their legendary approach to fiery performance to this lone rare studio set pretty well! It's not a soul set by a purist's definition, with raw funk, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Later Atlantic Records material from the legendary Ray Charles – a set that definitely lives up to the genius of the title, in that it shows a real sense of development in Ray's music! Charles has moved from the shorter R&B of his early Atlantic singles, to embrace some greater jazz-based ... LP, Vinyl record album
There's plenty of lovin here, but even more dancin too – thanks to production and arrangements from disco maestro Michael Zager! The album's a real standout club effort from The Spinners – one that grooves along with a fair bit of energy from the start, yet which is also still quite ... LP, Vinyl record album
Killer Atlantic Records material from the great R&B singer Chuck Willis – some of the rare few recordings Chuck cut in his too-short life! The material has Willis stepping out with a strong degree of focus – mixing in lots of original songs, sung in that amazing crackling voice of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Stone soul from Wilson Pickett – the kind of all-great Atlantic album that had Wilson standing above most of the filler-heavy soul acts of the time! The album's overflowing with great original tunes written by Pickett and a young Bobby Womack – wonderful work that revels in the raspy ... LP, Vinyl record album
Bessie Smith by LaVern Baker – a great blend of modes that really comes off great! Instead of sounding like a throwback blues album, the set comes across with a nice degree of contemporary class – thanks in part to a jazzy presentation that's a bit different than some of Baker's other ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mindblowing work from Roberta Flack – an album that should be in the collection of any fan of righteous soul music! Forget all the wimpier modes of Flack's later years – because here, the young Roberta is a vision of positive power and spiritual soul – a singer with roots in jazz ... LP, Vinyl record album
Deep bluesy soul by the artist who scored big earlier in the 60's with "Hey Girl". Freddie produced this album, and wrote a number of the tracks, including "Out of My Mind", "I'll Be Leaving Her Tomorrow", and "Girl, I Love You". Much more righteous than ... LP, Vinyl record album
A definite Tasty Jam from Fatback – a set that bumps along wonderfully with lots of the bassy bottom grooves that made the combo so great! The style here's tightened up from the past, but still plenty great – almost a reinvention of the group's 70s funk for the old school scene – ... LP, Vinyl record album