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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.
Additional Marks & Notes
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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.
A hell of a pianist who really knows how to set his instrument on fire – the great Little Willie Littlefield, heard here in a wealth of recordings for the Modern Records label – a good deal of which were never issued at the time! Littlefield has that great Modern blend of deeper blues ... LP, Vinyl record album
A much rawer group than you'd guess from the name – a sharp New Orleans combo that bridges the space between R&B and early soul – led by Huey Cookie Thierry on vocals and saxophone! Titles include "I Cried", "All My Loving Baby", "Feel So Good", "M ... LP, Vinyl record album
Killer early work from the Duke/Peacock label – reissued beautifully by Ace! Includes work by Paul Monday, Joe Papoose Fritz, Elmore Nixon, RB Thibadeaux, Silver Cooks, Lavada Durst, and Edgar Blanchard! LP, Vinyl record album
A great Ace Records collection of early work by this formative singer in soul music – titles that include "Doggin Around", "Come Back To Me", "It's So Fine", "Shake Shake Shake", "Reet Petite", "If I Can't Have You", and "So ... LP, Vinyl record album
Some of the earliest work Fats Domino ever recorded – sides that were essential to the development of soul, and New Orleans music in general! A well-done UK compilation – with titles that include "How Long", "My Baby's Gone", "Boogie Woogie Baby", "Don ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great collection of early 78rpm material from Little Willie Littlefield – a heck of a blues pianist from the postwar years! The package brings together rare tracks from the vaults of Modern/RPM Records – and even includes some unissued material! LP, Vinyl record album
The third entry in the Ace Records Story – raucous and rumbling New Orleans R&B, proto rock and all around rambunctious groovers from legendary singers and groups – the original 70s LP compilation expanded greatly by the reverent revelers at Ace UK! It features late 50s and early ... LP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful harmony soul! Skip and the Casuals were one of the great lost groups of the 70s – and they had a classic style that was very much in keeping with groups like Soul Generation or The Whatnauts. The band hailed from Washington DC, making them one of the southernmost outposts of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Great stuff – the beginning of the Love Unlimited dynasty! As we're sure you know, Barry White produced this little gem of a record, and the record was a key proving ground for many of his stone cold soul production ideas before he went off and started doing the lead vocals himself. The ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jackie's a British singer – with a sound that's a bit Gilbert O'Sullivan, a bit Chris Rainbow. But on this album, he's produced in a way that has a lot of soul influences – not necessarily a totally authentic soul sound, but more in a Free Soul style that features a lot of compression ... LP, Vinyl record album
A 1970 compilation of rare tracks from the Old Town label – one of the smaller New York imprints of the early 60s, home to some fantastic minor soul hits, and killer doo wop material! Tracks include "So Fine" by The Fiestas, "Crazy Love" by The Royal Tones, "Chicken ... LP, Vinyl record album
A breakout album for Janet, with prime New Jack, or should we say New Jill, Swing production from the then unstoppable Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Flyte Tyme production team. Includes "Control", "Nasty", "What Have You Done For Me Lately", "The Pleasure ... LP, Vinyl record album