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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.
Great Mercury work from Billy Eckstine – one of the strongest male singers of the postwar years! Titles include "Nobody's Heart", "That Old Devil Called Love", "Stella By Starlight", "When The Sun Comes Out", "I Got Lost iN Her Arms", "Wh ... LP, Vinyl record album
Arrangements by Thad Jones and JJ Johnson – with titles that include "Sposin", "I Left My Heart In San Francisco", "All Alone", "The Sweetest Sounds", "On The Other Side Of The tracks", "I Had A Ball", and "I Want To Be ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great slice of work from the early years of Ernestine Anderson – one of her key swingers for Mercury, and the kind of record that should have made her huge at the time! There's a hip-stepping quality here that points nicely towards the 60s – a bit more of a bounce in the backings, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Early work by Morgana King – much more straightforward than some of her later records, but still done in that incredible vocal style that makes her one of the most unique jazz singers of her generation. The record's got an intimate honesty that's handled with small group backings in that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic – and a record that will send chills down your spine! The recording quality of this one is superb – and Billy's rich voice has a bottomless quality that echoes out over the depths of moody arrangements by Billy Byers and Torrie Zito that are some of the best we've ever heard ... LP, Vinyl record album
A wonderfully moody album from singer Helen Merrill – recorded with backing by pianist John Lewis, in an overall feel that's got some of the styles that Lewis forged with the Modern Jazz Quartet! The tunes are familiar ones, mostly, but arranged in a style that's got wonderfully sad and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Plenty of magic here – a record with a different sound than some of Sarah Vaughan's earlier work – but one that's still pretty great! The backings here bring in plenty of strings, and a bit of voices – going for a full feel that's a bit like some of the country soul albums of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Excellent vocal group material from The Hi-Los – one of the best male vocal quartets ever! The foursome have an amazing talent with a jazz riff – and their style of handling a tune was only ever matched by the Four Freshmen for sheer inventiveness and vocal imagination. The album's ... LP, Vinyl record album
The Hi-Los fourth album for Starlite Records – a harmony vocal masterpiece of the 50s! Vocal groups had certainly existed in American pop music before the quartet first hit the scene, but thanks to incredible vocal arrangements by leader Gene Puerling, and dynamic orchestrations by Frank ... LP, Vinyl record album