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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.
One of the best funky numbers by Mandrill – a killer sample track that never gets old! "Fencewalk" begins with this tight brace of horns – stepping out and stating the groove, while guitar gets all wangly underneath to make the whole thing even funkier – as snapping ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Massive funkiness from the early 70s! "Jungle Fever" is one of those cuts that we never tire of – with pounding slow funk drums that still send a shiver down our spine. "Cha Ka Cha" is a slow Latin groover – with almost an LA Chicano funk sound. 7-inch, Vinyl record
Two cuts from the Black Ceasar soundtrack! "Down & Out" is amazingly funky – with a riffing bongo on the intro, strummed electric guitar, and James bad-rapping some lyrics with an amazing edge! "Mama's Dead" is sadder, slower, and blusier – but still a nice ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
The Reflections were a great lost soul group who cut one album for Capitol, plus a handful of singles. This nice one from 1975 features 2 strong cuts by the band – both with arrangements by Bert De Coteaux. "Three Steps" is a midtempo number, written by JR Bailey – and the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
2 killers by James! Both tracks are from the soundtrack to Slaughter's Big Ripoff, and "Sexy Sexy Sexy" is a stone cold winner that always gets overlooked in surveys of James' funky singles from the time. Very nice! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Stellar soul from the Dramatics! "Beware The Man" is a killer message cut – with kind of a super-dope groove that's more Curtom soul than Volt! "And I Panicked" is an excellent harmony track – with a heartbreaking ballad style that's like some of their best early ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Both remakes – but both great! "Think" is redone here in a great 70s funk version, with backing by the JBs, and a totally loose groove from Brother James. "Something" is the Beatles tune, but it's completely remade into an almost-political soul track – one that is ... 7-inch, Vinyl record