The Euro (€), Pound (£), and Japanese Yen (¥) prices listed here are all approximate prices,
to be used for comparison purposes only.
They are updated every day based on currency rates quoted to us by our bank —
please understand that the final rate charged to you by your bank may differ.
We realize that there are many different interpretations of the standard grades used
for pre-owned vinyl record albums & CD, so we thought we'd offer you the ones that we are working with,
so you have an idea what we mean when we give the grade for a non-new item on our pages.
Used Vinyl Grades
Below are stated conditions for a used vinyl records at Dusty Groove. Grading for
the cover should be assumed to be near (within a "+" or "-")
the grading for the vinyl.
If there is significant divergence from the condition of the vinyl, or specific flaws,
these will be noted in the comments section of the item. However, please be aware that
since the emphasis of this site is towards the music listener, our main concern is with
the vinyl of any used item we sell. Additionally, please note that all of our records
are graded visually; considering the volume of used vinyl we handle, it is impossible
for us to listen to each record. If we spot any significant flaws, we make every attempt
to listen through them and note how they play.
The following grading conditions apply to the vinyl component of an album or single:
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.
Shorter versions of two tunes from Freddie's wonderful First Light album! The cut "First Light" starts with a swirl of percussion and horns – then rolls into a wonderful melodic groove that's one of his most memorable tunes since "Little Sunflower"! "Yesterday's ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Dang! "I'll Bet You" is great stuff, and one of the best of the early Funkadelic cuts – with a long extended drumbreak intro, which was sampled more than once back in the day! Excellent stuff, and with a hard fuzzy groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Killer funkiness by the JBs! The track's a bit later than their early classics – but don't let that put you off, as it's still pretty darn great, races away like a house on fire, with a very hard ripping groove! Both parts are t-a-s-t-y – and worth the two-part groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Killer funky stuff from JB, and just about everything you'd want from him: hard grooves, heavy politics, and lots of nice funky playing by the band! Also the inspiration for the great Talkin' Loud label! 7-inch, Vinyl record
"Where Did Love Go" is a great late track from Leroy! The tune kicks off with a tight midtempo groover – drums snapping nicely underneath some smooth production, setting the scene perfectly for Leroy's great vocals – always a treat, and perfectly suited to the rising/falling ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Two of the best tracks ever by the great Johnny Hammond! "Los Conquistadores" is a seminal cut from the legendary Johnny Hammond – a key number off his classic Larry Mizell-produced album Gears – with a vibe that equally ties together jazz, soul, funk, and club – at a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Two excellent numbers from this extremely talented Chicago vocal group! The Esquires had harmonies that most other groups would die for – and they groove massively on "You Got The Power", a swinging uptempo number with that loping sound that the group pushed big on their first big ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Brilliant baroque rock! "Walk Away Renee" is a pop masterpiece – one that you may already know – and "I Haven't Got The Nerve" is equally wonderful – with a haunting electric harpsichord hook on the intro, then a great rock harmony vocal that we really love, ... 7-inch, Vinyl record