JOHN LEE HOOKER-(78); Modern 20-688 (7053),"Whistlin and Moanin' Blues "
  $   19


$   19 Sold For
Oct 30, 2017 End Date
Oct 23, 2017 Start Date
$   13 Start price
5 Number Of Bids
USA Country Of Seller
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Record is graded

visually AND played  using the VJM  grading system (see below).

(John Lee Hooker- Whistlin' and Moanin' Blues / Weeping Willow Boogie)

This record is graded-

Played V+ to V on the Weeping side with light surface noise and some light ticks off and on. The last 1/4 of the record, surface noise gets louder (V) On the whistlin side V with surface noise and some ticks off and on. On both sides the music is loud and strong.

Visual V with some play wear, some scuffing, and several scratches. Still has lots of shine. If not for the scratches, it would be V+ Labels are V++


Record is packed

in the typical cardboard sandwich of squares in alternating grains for 78’s and placed in a NEW, 12”x 12” x 6” box (275 lb. rated) filled with packing peanuts all around it and the box is secured nicely for shipping.  Shipping cost is for Media Mail and part of the cost of the new box.

Record will be shipped

within 2 business days after cleared payment.

I have been buying and selling records for about 15 years.

VJM Grading for 78rpm records-

N    As new and unplayed.

N-   Nearly mint, but has been played. No visible signs of wear or damage.

E+  Plays like new, with very, very few signs of handling, such as tiny scuffs from being slipped in and out of jackets.  

E    Still very shiny, near new looking, with no visible signs of wear but a few inaudible scuffs and scratches.  

E-   Still shiny but without the lustre of a new record, few light scratches.

V+  is an average condition 78 in which scuffs and general use has dulled the finish somewhat. Wear is moderated but playing is generally free from distortion. Surface noise not overly pronounced.

V    Moderate wear throughout, but still very playable. Surface noise and scratches audible but not intrusive.

V-   Quit playable still, but distortion and heavy greying in loud passages. Music remains loud in most passages. Surface noise and scratches well below music level.

G+  Grey throughout but still serviceable. Music begins to sound muffled. Heavy scratches.

G    Quite seriously worn and scratched, but music level is still higher than surface noise.     

G-   Music still prominent, but wear and scratch damage extensive.

F     Most of music remains audible over surface noise, but listening now uncomfortable.  

P     Unplayable.

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