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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.
Two of the best numbers from the soundtrack to Let's Do It Again! Curtis Mayfield wrote both tracks – and although you're probably familiar with the funky favorite "Let's Do It Again", you'll also totally dig the spacey soul classic "After Sex"! The cut's got a spare ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
A pretty sweet uptempo groover – lots of choppy basslines and riffing before the lyrics come in, all popping around with deft instrumental touches in a nice funky mode. The vocals are more in the "funky call" type – but come off nice and catchy overall. 7-inch, Vinyl record
A wicked little electro number – and the kind of tune that actually lives up to its title! We're not sure what a microwave would actually sound like if it could boogie, but Skip Jackson here delivers a tune that's pretty darn close – with burning, bubbling basslines that really rumble ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Perhaps the greatest record Jerry Butler made in the 70s, and a very tight bit of baroque Chicago soul with arrangements and production by Samuel F. Brown III. The tracks are a good mix of originals and covers, and they all show Jerry going way past his Gamble & Huff/Mercury years – into ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Makes us want to freak! The number's a nice midtempo groover – with this tripped out Little Beaver-ish guitar on the intro, punctuated by some funky work on the keys (clavinet?), underneath Billy's catchy soul vocals. Nice hook, and a good steppin number that's not on Billy's LP! 7-inch, Vinyl record