ORIG COPY Rare Funk DETROIT SEX MACHINES Funky Crawl / Rap It Together NM
  $   2,550


$   2550 Sold For
May 9, 2012 Sold Date
May 2, 2012 Start Date
$   200 Start price
10   Number Of Bids
  USA Country Of Seller
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Detroit Sex Machines - The Funky Crawl / Rap It Together (Soul Track 107)
Guaranteed ORIGINAL PRESSING, not a reissue!!!!  Detroit Deep Funk masterpiece in absolutely stunning condition!
I have owned this 45 for over 20 years, and originally purchased it at a down-home flea market in the Detroit area in a small batch of early 1970s soul promo 45s.  Disc appeared unplayed when I bought it, and has been played only a couple of times since then on high-end equipment.
The dead wax shows only the matrix number of each side (107-A, 107-B), what looks to be the letter R, and the initials GM, which is the name of the Detroit pressing plant where it was manufactured.  Please look carefully at photos - the label shows only a Detroit address at bottom, reissues add the name of Soul Fire Records NYC.  
Condition: M- (Vinyl is shiny and looks brand new, labels are shiny and have almost no visible flaws.  Please hear full, high-quality clips)
Listen to The Funky Crawl:

Listen to Rap It Together:

Welcome to the 45 Vault!  I am a longtime Detroit-area record collector and radio DJ, and will be offering prime items from my personal collection each week, mainly in the Soul and Funk categories, so please add me to your favorite seller list; the best is yet to come!  I never sell reissues or bootlegs, and all discs are 100% guaranteed to be original pressings. 
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I grade each disc visually as well as audibly, and provide unaltered audio clips for your convenience. 
I use the Goldmine grading system: 
M (flawless, like new - very few discs merit this high grade)M- (close to perfect, with only the most insignificant visible flaws and no audible degradation)VG+ (a well cared-for disc that shows very minor wear and tear, a 'keeper' copy for most collectors)VG (an average 'as-found' copy; some background noise that does not overwhelm the music)VG- (a sizable amount of scuffs and scratches, noise level higher but music still dominates)G+ (disc is very worn but plays without skips; a low-end filler copyG (very poor shape - G records will never be offered)
Clips from the actual disc on offer are recorded on a Technics direct-drive turntable with a Shure M-95ED cartridge, with no filtering or enhancement whatsoever, into a TEAC standalone CD burner.  The discs have been recorded in stereo, and will sound even better on a mono system.


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