|Genre||： World Music|
|Style||： Cajun & Zydeco , Caribbean & Cuba , Central & South America|
|Record Size||： 12"|
|Record Grading||： Near Mint (NM or M-)|
|Sleeve Grading||： Very Good Plus (VG+) to Excellent|
|Special Attributes||： 1st Edition|
|Record Label||： WARNER WS 1917|
|Release Year||： 1971|
|Speed||： 33 RPM|
|Country of Manufacture||： USA|
ESSO; TRINIDAD STEEL BAND; JULY 1971: ORIGINAL 1971 US PRESSING ON WARNER LABEL WS 1917
GATEFOLD COVER: VG+ to EX
!!PLEASE SEE GRADING SCALE BELOW!!
U.S.A. SHIPPING AND HANDLING COSTS
Media Mail S&H: $5.00, and just 50 cents for each additional.
Media mail usually takes 4-7 days, but occasionally can take as long as 3 weeks.
Priority shipping and/or insurance arraigned upon request and is quite expensive
U.S.A. PAYMENT OPTIONS
IF THERE ARE ANY PROBLEMS, PLEASE SEND A MESSAGE; I'M FLEXIBLE AS LONG AS YOU KEEP ME INFORMED.
International shipping has changed significantly as of January 17, 2016 and could work in your favor!!
Will ship up to three albums for $27 as follows >>
1) ONE SINGLE ALBUM = $27 INCLUDES TWO CARDBOARD FILLERS
2) TWO SINGLE ALBUMS = $27 INCLUDES TWO CARDBOARD FILLERS
3) ONE SINGLE & ONE GATEFOLD = $27 INCLUDES TWO CARDBOARD FILLERS
4) THREE ALBUMS OR TWO GATEFOLDS = MAYBE $27 DEPENDING ON THE FOLLOWING:
ONLY ONE PIECE OF CARDBOARD FILLER INSTEAD OF
TWO! Possible album cover damage.
MUST MESSAGE ME FIRST TO SEE IF IT WEIGHS TWO POUNDS OR LESS
C) MUST AGREE TO THESE TERMS OR WILL CANCEL ORDER
MUST BE ABLE TO SHIP USING USPS WEB SITE FOR THIS PRICE; for example a few countries in eastern Europe are not included
CANADA: $19.00 for first LP, AND SAME COMBINATIONS AS LISTED ABOVE
PAYPAL ONLY !!
If the winning bidder is not completely satisfied with their purchase, I offer a complete money back guarantee including S&H charges paid except return shipping. I use a strong, professionally made 12-inch vinyl record box; plus insulation material for added protection. Finally, when I receive payment, I'll send an e-mail to confirm that it has arrived. Please check my feedback and bid with confidence. Good Luck!!!
Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions. Best of luck with your bids and thanks a lot for your time and interest
My favorite beach as an adolescent was Zuma 1.
NM: Exactly as it came off the shelf, except the package has been opened. Wrapping may or may not be on. If sealed, then either there is a cut out or some minor imperfection. (has been meticulously cared)
NM-: Still in the NM grade but may have slight ring wear or other small imperfection. Still portrays a New look and feel, and well taken care of cover.
EX: New-looking, but has a minor ding or two, light fading or ring wear, or some other cosmetic flaw. Could be sealed and not handled well.
VG+: Displays some obvious wear; dulled corners, creases, partial seam splits, and not new looking. Most covers will be in this grade.
VG: Serves its purpose, but has "major" flaws such as seam splits and/or heavily faded. Such a purchase is usually for a vinyl upgrade.
VG-: Used as an example of how not to treat an album cover. Also, filling for a ship order.
Flaws on the covers, such as writing, cut-out marks, seam splits, etc., WILL BE NOTED
RECORD CARE AND STORAGE
Since I am a vinyl enthusiast, the albums are handled and stored with great care.
All the records have been stored in a climate-controlled environment free of smoke and moisture, and professionally handled.
Before grading a record, I may clean it with a maintained Nitty Gritty vacuum cleaning machine using non-alcoholic Record Research fluid. If it is noted, “cleaned,” you can add a dollar to its value, and expect a crisper, richer and cleaner play! I use a bright light and grade as accurately as possible, visually and sonically with each record.
1) A bright light is on over the turntable
2) Each side is viewed then determined whether it needs cleaning
3) The record is tilted in the light to see if any mark is penetrating the grooves
4) The record is play tested in the beginning, in-between tracks, and quiet passages, to listen for its quality
5) If background noise is detected, further play is given to determine severity of deterioration, and then graded.
6) A visual inspection is taken of the vinyl and labels using a halogen lamp, and noted
7) Description of the record’s spindle is taken to give additional information of the use and quality of the record
This tedious and laborious process is done so we both have a better understanding of the item.
Most of the Japanese pressings were purchased from Japan over the last 12 years. US Buyers have a unique advantage of not having to pay the exorbitant costs for shipping from Japan. I am aware of most of the sellers’ grading systems in Japan and what it means. For example, one seller will grade EX and mean it’s Near Mint, while another will mean it to be only VG+; quite a difference. However, I am not going to mention sellers by name. They have made their own reputation as I do for myself. I am simply, informing my buyers of this.
ABOUT WEAR OF VINYL RECORDS
Scratches that can penetrate the record’s groove is not the only problem when testing for quality. The needle or cartridge used can be a major culprit to hiss, pops, and clicks. Thus many records have deteriorating factors, without any visual scratches at all, especially the records used in the 60’s and 70’s. Audiophile technology had not yet been advanced with the invent of the lightweight cartridge. In those days, pennies, nickels or even quarters were placed on top of the needle to make it play more efficient. This added weight wore down the grooves, and created a hissing and crackling sound.
ABOUT ORIGINAL FIRST PRESSINGS
Original first pressings are almost always the best pressing. The sound quality is deeper, richer, and bolder and thus, more enjoyable!
1) The musicians were there first hand while it was being produced and engineered
2) Reissues are produced by engineers not the artists, and do not have a stake in the quality, like the musicians do.
3) The creative artists and sound engineers work together in collaboration to attain the best end result.
4) The original master tapes are brand new and never stored, thus there is no deterioration of sound.
5) Because of the better quality sound, there is a much higher demand for these first pressings.
As a result, 1st pressing have the highest quality sound than most subsequent issues