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I use the Record Collector standard to grade my records – as below:

M is ONLY for reissues / new releases
M- is a pretty much unplayed record for me – any obvious signs that a record has been played and I usually downgrade to an Ex+
EX+ is a very strong grade for me – just showing some signs of being played but no noise / cue burn / crackle / styrene burn at all.
VG+ is for records that have obviously seen some wear and have had a good few plays and may even have light intro crackle but play very, very well.
VG is for records with quite a bit of wear and surface markings and some noise / crackle but still a very good player
VG- is my lowest grade and VG- records for me are in bad shape – lots of sound quality deterioration and many, many surface marks – not nice.

All media links are directly underneath each item in red – just hover your mouse over the link and when it turns blue click on it and it will take you directly to the YouTube page or my own soundfile / scan.

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Eddie Cheba / Looking Good (Shake Your Body) / Inst / Tree Line / USA / 1979 / M- / £12 £6

Killer Boogie – still in shrink – A1 Boogie

Intrigue / Fly Girl / Inst / World Trade / USA / 1984 / M- / £15 £8

A1 copy – in correct custom sleeve

Dusty Springfield / Baby Blue / Mercury / UK / 1979 / M- / £12 £6

A1 copy – in correct custom sleeve, killer Disco – Leroy Burgess kills it

Demis Roussos / L.O.V.E Got A Hold Of Me / Mercury / Canada / 1978 / M- / £50 £30

A1 copy – in correct custom sleeve – still in shrink – THE Best Greek Disco record ever…;-)

Trilark / Love Never Looked Better / Inst / Handshake / USA / 1982 / M- / £8 £4

A1 copy – still in shrink – huge Boogie Banger

Smoke City / I Still Want You / Inst / Epic / USA / 1985 / M- / £5 £2

Gold-stamped Promo copy – ace Midtempo soul swayer

Lenny Welch / You Picked A Fine Time / Inst / Big Apple / USA / 1983 / M- / £8 £4

Unplayed copy – amazing  dancer – ever-popular

Carol Williams / You’ve Reached The Bottom Line / Inst / Vanguard / 1983 / M- / £8 £4

Black / White Promo copy – classic Boogie – amazing sounds

Jimmy Williams / All Of My Lovin / Inst / Salsoul / USA / 1983 / M- / £20 £10

Black / White Promo copy – in correct custom sleeve – soooo tough to find

Candido / Candi’s Funk / Samba Funk / Salsoul / USA / 1980 / M- / £5 £2

A1 copy – in correct custom sleeve – Latin Funk / Disco par-excellence

Eddie Russ / Zaius +2  / Impact / UK / 1970s / M- / £10 £5

Unplayed copy – Jazz-Funk masterclass

James Mason / Sweet Power Your Embrace / Free / D.Trax / UK / 1980s / M- / £10 £5

A1 copy – THE 2 best cuts from his amazing LP on Chiaroscuro

Don Ray / Got To Have Loving / Polydor / UK / 1978 / M- / £25 £12

A1 copy – in correct custom sleeve – ever-amazing Cosmic Disco

Choice Reunion / Free And Easy / Inst / Les-Wes / USA / 1980s / M- / £5 £2

Still in shrink – nice Midtempo groves

Sandra Edwards / Give Me Some Emotion / Dub / Sir George / UK / 1980s / M- / £5 £2

Lovers Rock version to Webster Lewis – very rarely seen up for sale

Chicago / Street Player / Columbia / USA / 1979 / M- / £50 £30

Still in shrink – a massive Disco banger from an unlikely source

Center Stage / Never / Are You Ready / Prelude / Canada / 1980 / M- / £12 £6

Still in shrink – lesser-known Patrick Adams production – so good….