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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.
Classic Pigmeat – recorded live at the Apollo at the height of his career, running through longer routines with Baby Seals, Al Collier, and Elurllie Beam. The routines are all in the sneakin around for some sneaky nookie sort of mode – and titles include "A Lesson In Love", ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pigmeat Markham's first album – recorded live at the Regal in Chicago, and featuring his then-famous "trial" routine – plus a number of other similar gigs that come off equally well. There's a very nice balance here between the live, "party" type style of comedy ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the rarest Moms Mabley albums – and one of the coolest too – issued on Stax's comedy label Partee, with music by George Butcher, who plays piano in a small combo with Donald Duck Dunn on bass and Al Jackson on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
A stripped down version of a record that was also issued in 3LP format, and which features some real gems from Lenny's 1961 concert at Carnegie Hall. The material is perfect, and the record captures Bruce at the best point in his career – when he was really breaking past schtick and just ... LP, Vinyl record album
An essential document of one of Malcolm's most important messages – recorded live in Detroit, November 1963. The sound quality is great, and the speech is a wonderful example of Malcolm's tremendous ability to present the issues in a clear, concise manner – leaving no room for argument ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pretty raw stuff from Moms – not in the content, but in the style of recording, as the record's definitely an "on the spot" number – recorded live in concert at the Apollo. However, that also makes it pretty compelling – as Moms is in home territory here – keeping ... LP, Vinyl record album
Early Cameo at their best – tight, funky, and totally out of sight! The groove here is very different than their 80s work – and the group have this amazing way of focusing all their energy down on the rhythm together, and snapping things along with a really unique approach to funk ... LP, Vinyl record album
Their classic, with the great long version of "Float On", which is a monster soul cut that stands tall with steppers and rappers alike. It's probably the best track they ever did, and it's all here in a version that's nearly 12 minutes long – with loads of samples that you'll ... LP, Vinyl record album