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Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail.
This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have
some signs of use (although not major ones).
May have slight surface noise when played.
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cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.
A great collection that brings together both Memphis Slim's early 50s singles for Mercury and United – mostly recorded in Chicago, and with Matt Murphy on guitar on most of the United tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
Early 60s material, originally issued on the Strand label – recorded in Chicago, with Memphis Slim on vocals and piano, and Matt Guitar Murphy on guitar – with a likely backup from John Calvin on alto and Johnny Board on tenor. LP, Vinyl record album
A rare album from Memphis Slim – recorded in the US in 1961, one year before he decided to spend the rest of his career in Paris! The set was recorded in Chicago with some key contributions from John Calvin on alto, Johnny Board on tenor, and Matt Guitar Murphy on guitar – all players ... LP, Vinyl record album
Great Jewel Records material – and Lowell Fullsom's working in territory that's got a lot of rootsy, almost southern blues in the mix – but which still cracks out at times with his hipper, more funk-tuned groove! There's a few tracks on here that hearken towards the "Tramp" ... LP, Vinyl record album
Albert King hardly has to make the statement in the title – as the record's plenty funky throughout, and has that great mix of blues with hipper 70s styles that you'd find in his best material for Stax Records! King's at the core, both on vocals and guitar – but the set also features ... LP, Vinyl record album
Early work by Clifton Chenier – clearly in the cajun music mode, but with distinct R&B touches. Clifton's playing plenty of heavy accordion tunes on the set – and tracks include "Zydeco Stomp", "Boppin The Rock", "Clifton's Squeeze Box Boogie", "Th ... LP, Vinyl record album
Man, with a square guitar and a badass style of presentation, it's hard to imagine how Bo could manage to NOT be in the spotlight! The album, like all his early Chess sides, is a real cut above the usual R&B set – with all original tracks, a really self-contained approach, and a no-nonsen ... LP, Vinyl record album
70s blues from Louisiana Red, but cut with a rough-edged style that reminds us a fair bit of mid 50s Chess Records work from Chicago! The style's a nice back-to-basics one that helps Red avoid the growing cliches dragging down blues at the time – and the production keeps things lean, mean, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Not really "risky", but "risque" – someone must have spelled the title wrong! Raw, raunchy sounds – all pulled together from a time before soul and rock even existed! Most of the work here is from the classic catalog of King Records – a killer imprint in the ... LP, Vinyl record album