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I Am Somebody/The Prophet

7-inch (Item 68749) Karol, Early 70s — Condition: Fair
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7-inch, Vinyl record

Nice group work from Chicago – produced by Clarence Johnson, who handled some of the best of the city's indie scene at the time! "I Am Somebody" is a slow, dark, righteous tune – one that steps along almost with a Norman Whitfield-esque sound, steeped in subtly political lyrics, as you might guess from the title. "The Prophet" is more upbeat – a nice midtempo number with a good Chicago swing, and a very catchy lyric!  © 1996-2023, Dusty Groove, Inc.


This is a grade we rarely use, as we try not to sell records in very bad condition, though in some rare cases we will list a record in such bad shape that it does not conform to the standards above. A "Fair" record will have enough marks or significant flaws that it does not even qualify as "Good", but is a copy you might consider for playing, if you're willing to put up with noise and/or flaws. An example might be a recording with surface noise so heavy that it is equal to the volume of the music. For records listed as "Fair", we will describe the extent of the condition in the comments.

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.

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