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One Step Beyond

LP (Item 7279) Stax, 1970 — Condition: Very Good+

One of the coolest covers of Johnnie Taylor's early years on Stax Records – and some pretty great music to match! The album's got a wicked funky blues groove – with production by Don Davis that hangs nicely on both the hard edges and mellower moments – really showing Taylor's development as a singer on Stax. Titles include the classic "Jody's Got Your Girl & Gone", which started a slew of "answer songs" – plus "I Don't Wanna Lose You (parts 1 & 2)", "Party Life", "Fool Like Me", and "I Am Somebody (parts 1 & 2)".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Cover has some tape remnants along the inside of the opening.)

Very Good + (plus)

  • 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.

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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