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.
Rare later work by Chicago soul singer Jackie Ross – one of a few recordings she made for the Capitol label during the mid 70s. Both sides were produced by Jimmy Van Leer, who most likely licensed them to Capitol – and they've got Jackie working in a wonderful style that's kind of a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Two excellent mid 70s numbers from Maze! "Southern Girl" is one of the group's big hits – and for good reason, as it's a killer modern soul number with a hook that won't quit. Equally great, though, is "I Want To Thank You", a smooth mellow number with the kind of slinky ... 7-inch, Vinyl record