End Price: USD 229
Start Price: USD 100
End Date: 2011-05-03
Start Date: 2011-04-26

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Number of bids: 5
Country: USA
Auctioned at:     ebay


Willie Railback on the Recorded in Hollywood Records label doing Retreat Brother / Tree Top Blues in VG to VG- condition. The 78 RPM record plays with good fidelity, shows some gloss, with scuffs and wear, causing some surface ticks and pops. There is an edge chip on the Tree Top Blues side that enters half way into the trail in groove, but goes nowhere near the playing surface.  Please listen to the streaming audio of both sides of this actual  record by using the eCommerce auction player. This is a very scarce R&B / blues release from the Dolphins of Hollywood Records label. There is no mention of this artist on the Internet, and even serious blues collectors are not familar with this record. This may be the only time you will see this record on Ebay.

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There is a complete audio stream of at least one side of each record on the listing page. Occasionally the audio stream "times out" overseas, limiting the sound, to a brief "clip". If this happens, please email or message me, and I will try to make a correction.

Here is an explanation of the grading system.

M(10) PERFECT! Label, vinyl, sound, all perfect…

M-(9) Maybe a few smudges, some very fine sleeve marks, etc. All glossy vinyl. Label pretty. Sounds great!! (sleeve marks are those tiny scratches with no effect on sound)

Ex+(8) or Vg++(8) A few sleeve marks or a few fine scratches, label still nice. Good gloss. appears-- still sounds great!! UK: EX+

Vg+(7) Probably lots of sleeve marks, OR several fine scratches, OR one or two more serious scratches, OR scuffs. Some gloss. Label is still real nice! Possibly a bit of dirt on it, etc. Overall, a fine copy. No noticeable record noise. UK:EX

Vg(6) It has sleeve marks AND: numerous very fine scratches, or a few more serious scuffs. Still nice looking overall. May be noise in quiet passages, but still sounds good! Still some gloss. Label is beginning to show signs of wear, but not serious. UK: Ex-, Or VG++.

Vg-(5) LOTS of fine scratches and almost no gloss. OR a few serious scratches, OR scuffed. Label is possibly worn. Plays with noise which doesn’t overwhelm the music. Gloss is possible, if the scratches are bad enough.UK: VG+

G+(4) COMPLETELY covered with fine scratches, OR a mix of fine and serious scratches or other defects. Label may be pretty trashed, but is generally readable. Plays with hiss, crackle or distortion, but not awful. UK:VG

G-(3) A filler. LOTS of serious scratches, definitely some audible. Noise is more prominent than the music. Label is BARELY readable. BUT: it plays ok… UK: VG- Between G and F

F(2) Almost unacceptable. Plays through. Label seriously worn. UK: G

P(1) POOR Gots lotsa scratches, scratches, scratches etc. I will NEVER list one like this.

On Jul-20-09 at 08:47:52 PDT, seller added the following information:

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