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LP (Item 7301) Prestige, 1961 — Condition: Near Mint-

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.
(Blue trident label pressing with RVG stamp, in superb shape!)

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.



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