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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.
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A massive 70s album from the great Bill Withers – one that's sometimes overlooked next to his huge crossover records that preceded it – but which is every bit as wonderful! Withers is still on Sussex Records, and still has that completely unique approach that made him a soul genre unto ... LP, Vinyl record album
Heavenly mystical soul from Rotary Connection! If you know the group, you know the deal already: Minnie Riperton sings vocals on a number of cuts, and the great Charles Stepney's producing and arranging, with a super-baroque style that's still light years ahead of most producers in pop! The ... LP, Vinyl record album
The classic late 70s solo debut by Chaka Khan – one that made Chaka a major star, and deservedly so! This beautiful album showed that she could stand very well on her own two feet without the help of Rufus, thank you. Of course, she's got some fantastic help from Arif Mardin, who works as ... LP, Vinyl record album
80's compilation of their best hard soul tracks from the 60's, most of which are very elusive on wax these days! The boys sing hard rockin' duo tracks, in the best sort of vein of Sam & Dave, and other male duets from the time. Includes their classic break track "I'm Your Puppet", ... LP, Vinyl record album
Very nice lost Uptown soul album, with nice arrangements by Lincoln Mayorga, and some very raw vocals from Gloria. We like this one much better than her later work, and it's got a good soulful groove, mixed with some sensitive vocal interpretation. Titles include "Come Go With Me", a ... LP, Vinyl record album
A repackaged version of Johnny Nash's earlier Chess album – Composer's Choice – given a sexier early 70s look, clearly to cash in on his big hit at the time. The tracks are older material with a nice jazzy feel, and although the record sounds nothing like Johnny's 70s work, it is a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Ben E King joins the Average White Band for this sweet 70s set – a killer record that not only stands as one of King's best efforts of the decade, but one that also gives the group a great new frontman! Ben's not the only singer on the record, but his presence here can definitely be felt ... LP, Vinyl record album
Michael's on lead vocals here – in a set of tracks that's all from the early 70s, when he was starting to break away from The Jackson Five, but was still mostly recording with them. 10 tracks in all: "Ben", "Got To Be There", "One Day In Your Life", "I ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sweet Lou, but funky Lou too – a perfect blend of modes that makes for one of Donaldson's last great albums for Blue Note! The set's got some fuller arrangements from Horace Ott – but given Ott's work in the indie soul world during the 60s, there's still a nice edge to the record too ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great lost session by Stan The Man – recorded in the early 60s when he was doing some of his best work, but not issued by Blue Note until the mid 80s! The album stands right up there with other Blue Note gems of the time – especially albums like Comin Your Way and Jubilee Shout, both ... LP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful blowing from Buck Clayton and Buddy Tate – captured here in the relaxed, easy-going setting of the Swingville label! The album's got a lot more charm than some of Clayton's sides for Columbia – a bit more mellow, with the kind of after hours feel that lets players like these ... LP, Vinyl record album
First-ever issue of this great session of unreleased Latin material from the mid-80s, in which Charlie Palmieri leads a host of great Latin players – like Henry Fiol and Jimmy Sabater – through a bunch of hard jazzy material. The recording quality is excellent, and the production keeps ... LP, Vinyl record album