The Blackbyrds – City Life - Jazz Funk-Soul Jazz-Funk Vinyl LP – Donald Byrd

$11.50 USD
August 01, 2020 - 08:02:22 PM GMT (3 days ago)
Please read the shipping section below before bidding. This outstanding and incredibly successful soul jazz group had their greatest success in the mid to late 70’s when they released eight fabulous albums. Several of the members were disciples of soul jazz master, Donald Byrd. He had been their instructor while they studied at Howard University, and they went on to become one of the great soul jazz groups of the era. This was the group’s third album, and it remains one of their most acclaimed releases. This is a fabulous collection that was produced by their mentor. It was released on Fantasy in 1975, number F-9490. This is the original release of the album. The vinyl is in beautiful condition with its bright original luster and just a couple of very light surface scratches that barely impact play. It plays with just very light sporadic background noise. The vinyl grades VG+. The gatefold album cover shows a tiny hint of ring wear and no corner or edge wear. All seams are clean, sharp, tight, and intact. The original label inner sleeve is included and has a long split in the middle of the bottom seam. The cover grades NM. Track List: Rock Creek Park Thankful ‘Bout Yourself City Life All I Ask Happy Music Love So Fine Flying High Hash And Eggs Grading Information I always clean and then listen to every record I list on eBay. I do this to make sure I can give as accurate a description of each record as possible. I will do both a visual check and an audio check. I absolutely attempt to give as objective a grading as I can. I don’t ever want you to be disappointed in the quality of the album you receive. My promise is that I will never put up for auction any album that I would not be proud to play for others on my own turntable. I use four grades in my grading: NM, VG+, VG, and G. The only exception is a sealed album which is presumed to have vinyl in mint condition. My NM grading means that the vinyl looks and plays as though it is the first time out of the sleeve. The VG+ rating is used on any album that plays great but has one or two small defects. It may have a pop here and there or some occasional background static. On a VG album you can expect that, typically, this album will play great, but you’ll see more defects on this than your VG+ rated album. Most often the VG rated album may even play well enough to be graded VG+, but the color or blemishes drop the grading. Likewise, you may occasionally find an album that looks almost NM but the sound quality just isn’t there. That’s why I play every album first, because this does happen. In this case the vinyl will be graded VG. Very occasionally I will list an album with a grade of G. This is one where I consider the collectible value of the album to be great enough that the copy being presented is worth having as a filler copy. Shipping Information – Combined Shipping We are beginning to experience disruptions in shipping, both in the United States and internationally. Several US Postal Service distribution centers are closed because of concerns for safety of employees. I will continue to ship within 24 hours of receipt of your payment. However, delivery times will potentially be impacted. If you are concerned about these delays, shipping Priority Mail is an option, though will be more expensive. If you would like me to ship your package at the Priority Mail rate just let me know and I will send you an updated invoice. Combined shipping is still an option, but I apologize. I can’t guarantee one price on Priority Mail. The shipping cost will be based on the weight of your package. For Media Mail, shipping is $4.00 in the continental U.S. In addition, I will happily combine records from multiple auctions to reduce total shipping cost. In fact, I welcome it! Shipping will be $4.00 in the U.S regardless of the number of auctions won in any 5-day period. As of January 26, 2020, all international shipping rates have gone up 25%. Canada shipping is calculated based on weight using US Postal Service rates. Combined shipping is also welcomed here and does result in significant per-album cost savings. The first album will be shipped for $19. Additional albums will be shipped for $6 per album, with up to five albums able to be shipped before we need to use International Priority shipping. At that point we will work together on final determination of shipping cost. The Canada cost determination also applies for all other International shipping, except that the first album is shipped for $24 and each subsequent is just an additional $10. All albums will be shipped in specially designed album hard cardboard mailers with a cardboard insert to prevent damage upon opening. The vinyl is removed from the cover and presented in a new poly sleeve. I am committed to one day turnaround on shipments. If I receive payment before 7:00 AM Central Time I will package and ship that same day. Payment by PayPal is preferred. Thank you for looking and please contact me with any questions.
July 25, 2020 - 08:02:22 PM GMT (10 days ago)
33 RPM


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