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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.
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cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.
Rare blues from the west coast Elko Records label – brought together here in a mighty nice collection! Features work by Mac Willis, Jesse Fuller, Smokey Hogg, Elmon Mickle, Philip Walker, and Jimmy Nolen! LP, Vinyl record album
Obscure postwar west coast blues from Jimmy Wilson – titles that include "Lemon Squeezer", "Call Me A Hound Dog", "Easy Easy Baby", "Blues In The Alley", "Oh Red", "Trouble In My House", "I've Found Out", and "Every ... LP, Vinyl record album
Little Milton's always been as much of a soul singer as a bluesman – and this overlooked gem from the 70s has him hitting equally well on both fronts! The set's a great precursor to Milton's 80s revival on Malaco – but has the singer working in Chicago, with these deep soul ... LP, Vinyl record album
BB King not just live, but well-recorded in the studio too – in this classic ABC set that showcases both sides of his talents! Side one is the live set – and it's arguably better than any of the previous other concert recordings he did for the label – with a tighter, moodier feel ... LP, Vinyl record album
Raw blues from Sonny Boy Williamson – harmonica, guitar, and some rough drumming underneath the vocals – all in a mode that has plenty of early Chess Records grit! And despite the "down and out" title and cover image, Sonny's got a heck of a lot of punch here – an ... LP, Vinyl record album
No waiting here – as Little Milton's guitar is plenty sweet throughout – making the album a key cooker from his classic years on Stax! The album's an essential effort in the shift between grittier urban blues and some of the tighter, more warmed up sounds that played big in the 70s ... LP, Vinyl record album
An 80s collection, but one that brings together a wealth of Chess Records material that didn't come out in the 50s and 60s – tracks by BB King, Howlin Wolf, Buddy Guy, Hound Dog Taylor, and Sonny Boy Williamson! LP, Vinyl record album
An early gem in the Yazoo catalog – with work by Fred McMullen, Peg Leg Howell, Blind Blake, Bumble Bee Slim, Willie Baker, Barbecue Bob, Charlie Lincoln, Sylvester Weaver, George Carter, Gitfiddle Jim, and others. LP, Vinyl record album