"African Folk Tales Vol. 1" (Childrens tale) Told by Bertha Parker. 1968 CMS 547 For Sale

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"African Folk Tales Vol. 1" (Childrens tale) Told by Bertha Parker. 1968 CMS 547:
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Most Importantly-I also take the time to play-grade the record on my system (Technics SL1200, Ortofon cartridge, Mitsubishi preamp, Threshold amp and JBL Studio speakers)to establish the fidelity of the recording and pressing as well as the condition of the LP. This helps to ensure that the description of the record will match the play experience you have on your own system.



Told by Betha Parker"African Folk Tales Vol. 1"


Excellent playing copy of this 1968 CMS Records childrens folk tale. Story told by Betha Parker.


Condition and Audio Quality:

The LPhas been wet-cleaned, visually inspected and play graded.Both sides look very clean but I always recommend an additional cleaning for older records, even in this fine condition, to remove any residual inner sleeve fibers that may have accumulated over the years.


The LP is inVG++/NM- visual condition on sides 1 and 2 respectively. The LP has a great deep inky black gloss. No spindle trails on the labels. Sides 1 and 2 have no play marks- just a few very light and hard-to-see inner sleeve microlines and three light scuff lines on side 1. Side 2 has two college library catalog stickers on it. Well cleaned.

It plays VG+ or better. Plays very good with some dust noise that could be removed with another deep cleaning.


Matrix/Stamper Side 1:(etched)

Matrix/Stamper Side 2:(etched)


The jacketis infair (F)condition. Has college library stickers and edge tape on it. Some of the tape has writing on it.

The inner sleeveis NM-condition. The record was well-cleaned and has been placed back in its original paper and poly inner sleeve- library stamps on the sleeve. No splits.



Genre/Sub Genre/Featured Instruments:Spoken word / African folk tales

Label:CMS Records CMS 547

Format:1 x LP mono

Country:US Pressing

Year Released:1968


Shipping:Album will be placed inside new 3 ml. poly outer sleeve. Record and inner sleeve are placed between the jacket and outer sleeve to prevent jacket splits during shipping. Shipped in pro-quality #200 LP mailer w/padding.



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(M)Mint:"Mint " is a grade I am reserving for a perfect record. There are no scratches, scuffs,hairlines, fingerprints, spindle marksor other indications that it has beenhandled or played. The jacketwill have its original shrink which is opened. The are no corner bumps, scratches, marks, creases or other signs of jacket wear.

(M-)Mint Minus:A "Mint Minus" record may have one very light paper scuff but no hairlines or other surface scratches. It looks clean and unplayed.I may also use a "Mint Minus" to grade a sealed record that has corner bumps or tears in the shrink wrap.

(NM)Near Mint:"Near Mint" is a record that is virtually flawless, clean and glossy. A near perfect, rarely-played record. Mayplay withsome very light and occasional dust or static related light noisethat is only heard in the quietest passages.Thevinyl and label surfacesshow no obvious sign of wear. It looks clean with the factory shine and there may be a very light, barely visible paper scuff or two and a few light hairlines but no scratches. An LP jacket has no seam splits or any other obvious signs of wear but one or two light creases are acceptable. Ring wear should be almost invisible. Nopunch holes or other discount marks.Very minimalcorner bumps. Artist signatures are the only acceptable forms of handwriting for this grade. Basically, "Near Mint" looks as if you just got it home from a new record store and removed the shrink wrap.

(NM-)Near Mint Minus: Same as above, yet shows a few very lighthairlines which have no effect on the sonic quality. The record will have its factory gloss and ?rainbow luster?and only light spindle marks. Ring wear is minimal but starting to show lightly at the top and bottom. The jacket may have discountcuts or sales stickers, which will be noted. Artist signatures andminimalowner marks are the only acceptable forms of handwriting for this grade.

(VG++)Very Good Plus Plus:Shows some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it. Record surfaces may show signs of use and may have slightpaper scuffs or very light surface scratches that only reveal themselves in the quietest of passages and don't detract from the overall sonic quality. Most factory shine is still present. Slight edge warps that do not affect the tracking or sound quality are OK and will be noted. An LP jacket may have some signs of ring wear and shelf wear and a small corner bump or two these are minimal and acceptable for this grade. A small seam split is also acceptable and will be noted. Light owner signatures, DJ marks and other forms of handwriting are acceptable for this grade. In general, if not for a couple of minor things wrong with it, this would be a showcase piece. All but the most discriminating collectors will find a ?Very Good Plus? record highly acceptable.

(VG+)Very Good Plus:Many of the defects found in a VG++ record are more pronounced in a VG+ disc but it is still a keeper. Surface noise is evident upon playing, but does not overwhelm the music. Groove wear will start to be audible and a random click, ticor soft pop may be evident but will not detract from the enjoyment of the recorded material. The jacket may have a seam split or ring wear and labels may be marred by writing, or have tape or stickers (or their residue) attached. A small light stain or some discoloring may be evident. The cover may exhibit a combination of these flaws but they will not overwhelm the piece.

(VG)Very Good:A VG disc will havemore flaws but it is still akeeper. Surface noise is evident upon playing but does not overpower the music. Groove wear will be audiblealong with occasional pops and ticsbut there are no skips. The jacket may have a significant seam split and the spine may be seriously flaked. Labels and jackets may be marred by writing, or have tape or stickers (or their residue) attached. A small light stain or some discoloring may be evident. The cover may exhibit a combination of these flaws but they will not overwhelm the piece.

(G+)Good Plus, (G)Good:?Good? means acceptable?not completely roached. The grade I usually reserve for listing the rarest of records. A record in ?Good? condition can be put onto a turntable and will play but it will it will have significant audible surface noise. A jacket or sleeve has larger seam splits and there may be significant water stains.Tape, writing, ring wear or other defects will start to overwhelm the object.

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