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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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if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record.
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cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.
A hell of a pianist who really knows how to set his instrument on fire – the great Little Willie Littlefield, heard here in a wealth of recordings for the Modern Records label – a good deal of which were never issued at the time! Littlefield has that great Modern blend of deeper blues ... LP, Vinyl record album
A much rawer group than you'd guess from the name – a sharp New Orleans combo that bridges the space between R&B and early soul – led by Huey Cookie Thierry on vocals and saxophone! Titles include "I Cried", "All My Loving Baby", "Feel So Good", "M ... LP, Vinyl record album
Killer early work from the Duke/Peacock label – reissued beautifully by Ace! Includes work by Paul Monday, Joe Papoose Fritz, Elmore Nixon, RB Thibadeaux, Silver Cooks, Lavada Durst, and Edgar Blanchard! LP, Vinyl record album
A great Ace Records collection of early work by this formative singer in soul music – titles that include "Doggin Around", "Come Back To Me", "It's So Fine", "Shake Shake Shake", "Reet Petite", "If I Can't Have You", and "So ... LP, Vinyl record album
Some of the earliest work Fats Domino ever recorded – sides that were essential to the development of soul, and New Orleans music in general! A well-done UK compilation – with titles that include "How Long", "My Baby's Gone", "Boogie Woogie Baby", "Don ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great collection of early 78rpm material from Little Willie Littlefield – a heck of a blues pianist from the postwar years! The package brings together rare tracks from the vaults of Modern/RPM Records – and even includes some unissued material! LP, Vinyl record album
The third entry in the Ace Records Story – raucous and rumbling New Orleans R&B, proto rock and all around rambunctious groovers from legendary singers and groups – the original 70s LP compilation expanded greatly by the reverent revelers at Ace UK! It features late 50s and early ... LP, Vinyl record album
There's nothing unfinished about this business – as The Blackbyrds are at the top of their game here – working in a sweet blend of jazz, funk, and soul – all produced to perfection by their mentor Donald Byrd! The groove is quite similar to some of Byrd's best from the time ... LP, Vinyl record album
Our favorite album ever from Tyrone Davis – even if it's completely different than most of his other work too! The set's got a wonderfully smooth feel right from the start – a mellow-grooving, slow-stepping approach that works perfectly for Tyrone's wonderful vocals – pushing ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic funk from 9th Creation – a group who really tighten up their sound for this record, but still stay as wonderful as before! There's a totally right-on-the-money vibe to the whole thing – like the best Wayne Henderson/At Home productions from the late 70s – or maybe that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Killer grooves from Black Ivory – a trio who've really come a long way here since their roots – stepping out with proud, soulful tones that are a perfect fit for the upbeat grooves of the set! There's still a touch of fragile harmonies at times – but overall, the group have a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Probably the rarest of all albums by the Last Poets – so rare that it often doesn't show up in lists of their work, and that it's never reissued with the frequency of their other early titles. Jalal is firmly in place by this point, and his hip rhyming poetry has brought a new level of ... LP, Vinyl record album