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(In the yellow sleeve, with light aging and a bit of pen. Includes a jukebox strip too!)
Near Mint - (minus)
Black vinyl that may show a slight amount of dust or dirt.
Should still be very shiny under a light, even with slight amount of dust on surface.
One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so.
These marks cannot be too deep, and should only be surface marks that won't affect play,
but might detract from the looks.
May have some flaws and discoloration in the vinyl, but only those that would be
intrinsic to the pressing. These should disappear when the record is tilted under
the light, and will only show up when looking straight at the record.
(Buddah and ABC pressings from the 70's are a good example of this.)
May have some slight marks from aging of the paper sleeve on the vinyl.
Possible minor surface noise when played.
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.
"Private Number" is one of the best singles to come out of Stax in the late 60's, and it's one of the greatest soul duets of all time! William and Judy sing back and forth about absence and desire – in a style that's a lot more sexy than we can ever remember from other male/female ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Excellent late Stax work from Booker T & The MGs! "Melting Pot" is a stunner – slyly jazzy, with a great groove that's miles ahead of "Green Onions", and which has been revived often over the years in hip hop samples. "Slum Baby" is another nice one – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Veda never cut an album for Stax, but she's right up there with Jean Knight, Inez Foxx, and Carla Thomas as one of the label's strong deep soul females! "Short Stopping" is a funky number with a bit of a Johnny Taylor groove to it – bluesily vamping, with a catchy concept to hold ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
A later Stax single that offers up a side apiece by each of these obscure 70s groups on the label! Both sides are nice – possibly the best cuts by the groups – with a funky style that's kind of in the mode of The Emotions from the early 70s. 7-inch, Vinyl record
Cold Diamond & Mink provide some killer slow funk backing here – so much so that the tune's already got this great moody vibe before Emilia Sisco comes in with the lyrics – which have a heartbreaking vibe, and work with the funky backings almost like a classic tune by Ann Peebles ... 7-inch, Vinyl record