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Lightly & Politely

LP (Item 7301) Prestige, 1961 — Condition: Very Good-

One of a few rare sides cut by vocalist Betty Roche – a really wonderful singer from the end of the 50s who should have been huge – at least given the quality of records like this! The delightful Roche's vocals are backed by a mellow quartet featuring Jimmy Neely on piano and Wally Richardson on guitar – a laidback group who provide a groove that's perfect for this underrecorded vocalist – just the right mix of soul and relaxed rhythms to really let her open up, but with a vibe that's much more subtle than her other Prestige album, which features Jack McDuff. Titles include "I Got It Bad", "Just Squeeze Me", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Jim", "Why Shouldn't I", and "Maybe You'll Be There".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Yellow and black label with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover has light wear, a cutout hole and an ink stamp on the back.)

Very Good - (minus)

  • Vinyl may be dirty, and can lack a fair amount of luster.
  • Vinyl can have a number of marks, either in clusters or smaller amounts, but deeper.
  • This is the kind of record that you'd buy to play, but not because it looked that great. Still, the flaws should be mostly cosmetic, with nothing too deep that would ruin the overall record.
  • Examples include a record that has been kept for a while in a cover without the paper sleeve, or heavily played by a previous owner and has some marks across the surface. The record should play okay, though probably with surface noise.

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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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