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Ohio Players Greatest Hits

LP (Item 8623) Westbound, Early 70s — Condition: Near Mint-
Gatefold
A fantastic overview of the early years of the Ohio Players on Westbound Records – material that's a lot trippier than their late 70s hits, and which has the group maybe closer to Funkadelic at times than you might expect! Given that the Players here are right out of their earliest psych years – as heard on their rare album for Capitol – the vibe is a great mix of fuzz, funk, and soul – served up on gems that include "I Wanna Hear From You", "Sleeptalk", "Pain", "Walt's First Trip", "Funky Worm", "Varee is Love", "Climax", "Pleasure", and "Ecstasy".  © 1996-2023, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Original pressing. Cover has a cut corner, unglued seams, minimal wear.)

Near Mint - (minus)

  • Black vinyl that may show a slight amount of dust or dirt.
  • Should still be very shiny under a light, even with slight amount of dust on surface.
  • One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so. These marks cannot be too deep, and should only be surface marks that won't affect play, but might detract from the looks.
  • May have some flaws and discoloration in the vinyl, but only those that would be intrinsic to the pressing. These should disappear when the record is tilted under the light, and will only show up when looking straight at the record. (Buddah and ABC pressings from the 70's are a good example of this.)
  • May have some slight marks from aging of the paper sleeve on the vinyl.
  • Possible minor surface noise when played.

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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