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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.
One of the most sublime tracks ever recorded by Al Green – and quite possibly THE Al Green tune to most of the world! It's hard to mess with the genius of "Love & Happiness" – from the slow-burning intro, to the punctuated rhythms of the tune, to Al's wonderfully flowing ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
A classic electro cover of Gil Scott-Heron's big hit! There have been many versions of Gil's classic over the years, and this one is proof that the New York dancefloors were still grooving to the song, even after playing out versions by Gil, Brother To Brother, and Joe Bataan. There's a heck of a ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
A real disco-drama classic from Loleatta – one that begins with a solo vocal passage, stating the story in a stark, lonely setting – then rolls into a burning, building groove that really soars with full clubby power! "That's What You Said" is pretty great too – a bit ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
If "Hit & Run" was always like this, it wouldn't be a crime! The track's a bouncing joyous number, and one of Loleatta's first bit club tunes – really grooving with a gently funky approach that has lots of great Salsoul Orchestra touches underneath! Great arrangements and ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
An 80s groove classic! "Outstanding" has some wonderful funky grooves and a killer 80s sound that's complete with very fat bass pedal grooves, and some tight keyboard work! The hook's a monster, and this rare single offers up 2 versions not on the LP! 12-inch, Vinyl record
A great bass-heavy groover from The Gap Band – pulled off one of their best albums ever, Gap Band IV! The cut's got some really great funky bits on the bottom – acoustic piano wrapped around some more electric rhythms, in a blend that keeps the track as soulful as it is catchy! 12-inch, Vinyl record
The classic from Afrika Bamaaataa & The Soul Sonic Force – one of the most revolutionary pieces of formative hip hop history! "Planet Rock" is straight up legendary for a number of reasons. It's one of those early hip hop hits to bring the genre to greater popularity, the deft ... 12-inch, Vinyl record