78 RPM - exceptionally rare Columbia L26 - Lovey's Band, Trinidad, British W. I. - first island band to ever record calypso music - 1912 - Lovey's Sting Band - I believe this is from the 1912 sessions at Columbia in New York
Columbia Record L26 - Alexandrina (Paseo) / La Liebre (Stop-Vals) - rates E++, exceptionally clean and shiny - plays thru clearly and cleanly, very light background noise, minor label scratches - I believe Alexandrina is from the July 1 1912 session at Columbia in New York (no run off numbers) as is La Liebre (run off numbers are 21614-1-1).
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My grading scale is not complicated. Mint (M, M-) means like new with only the slightest of scuffing. Excellent (E, E+, E-) means minor scuffs, scrapes, label wear, light scratches that do not affect the play. Good (G, G+, G-) means scuffing, scraping, scratches, acceptable playing with noticible noise. I try not to sell records that are warped or that skip unless noted. These are records I have picked up while expanding my own record collection.
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