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Soul Country

LP (Item 7699) Atlantic, 1968 — Condition: Very Good

An incredible record that really helped define a unique genre in soul – the "soul country" movement of the 60s! Joe's working here in a style that was founded by artists that included Solomon Burke, Ray Charles, Ivory Joe Hunter, and others – blending together the two great genres of the postwar south, into a unique sound that had all the best aspects of both! The set's never hokey – and instead features Joe being honest, open, and expressive on a variety of adult themes – sung in a style that was clearly opening doors around the south – and recorded in Memphis with some great Chips Moman studio work! The album includes great versions of "Dark End Of The Street", "Funny How Time Slips Away", and "Ode To Billie Joe", plus Joe's own "I'll Never Do You Wrong".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Blue & green label pressing. Back cover is entirely stained.)

Very Good

  • Vinyl can have some dirt, but nothing major.
  • May not shine under light, but should still be pretty clean, and not too dirty.
  • May have a number of marks (5 to 10 at most), and obvious signs of play, but never a big cluster of them, or any major mark that would be very deep. Most marks should still not click under a fingernail.
  • May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well, with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song, but never throughout a whole song or more.
  • This is clearly a copy that was played by someone a number of times, but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.

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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