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.
In the immediate post-war years, the Dutch jazz scene was one of the first to emerge with a sophisticated understanding of the American jazz form. Rita Reys was one of the country's leading talents in this respect, and she had a wonderfully cool vocal style that was similar to American singers ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Heavy funk from one of the heaviest funk groups of all time! "Bra" is a stone winner from Cymande – slow sloppy bass on the intro, as horns slide into the groove and the track opens up with some weird flanged-out vocals! "Folk Song" is anything but – a strange ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Two nice jazzy numbers from Ray's days with Richard Evans at Cadet! "Little Suzie" is a remake of Ray's earlier hit for Columbia – done here with a more bass heavy groove, and more piano on the beat, making the tune much more of a dancer than before! "City Tribal Dance" ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
An obscure little soul single from Mauricio Smith – the Latin flute player who cut only a few records in his day, all very groovy! "Tell Him About Johnny" is a vocal number – Mauricio's flute riffing around a lot in the background, and getting a few brief moments upfront ... 7-inch, Vinyl record