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Expubident World Of Babs Speedy Gonzales

LP (Item 904872) Expubident, Late 60s — Condition: Very Good

One of the rarest albums ever from singer Babs Gonzales – one of the coolest vocalists to ever hit the bebop scene! The record is issued on Babs' own label, and lists Clark Terry, Melba Liston, Charlie Rouse, Johnny Griffin, Horace Parlan, and Ray Nance on the cover – although we're not sure if they're all on the set. You can definitely here some strong Nance-like violin work soloing on side b – a nice change for Babs. Side one is more swinging – and titles include "Cool Cookin", "Le Continental", "Me", "Lullaby Of Doomed", "Beginning Of The End", and "Babs Mood For Love".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Cover is stained and flaky on the bottom 3 inches, but also appears to have been signed by the artist on front.)

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.

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