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Merry Christmas To You

LP (Item 931031) Numero, 1983 — Condition: Near Mint-

An indie soul Christmas album from the 80s – one that few folks grabbed at the time, but which has a lasting sound that really gives it some annual appeal year after year! Joseph – aka Joseph Washington Jr – wrote all the tunes himself, and recorded the album with a homegrown take on soul styles of the period – mostly in a stripped-down mode that makes for some nice mellow groovers – Christmas tunes that are almost Holiday steppers at times, or which bring a quiet storm vibe to the season at others! The set was recorded in Cali – and titles include "Let Me Hang My Mistletoe", "Jesus's Birthday", "Rudolph", "Sharing Christmas With You", "Snowing In The East On Christmas", "Whatcha Gonna Bring Me", "Shopping", and "New Year".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Red & white vinyl pressing.)

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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