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The Chicago-based R&B/Soul vocal group The Independents (Charles "Chuck" Jackson - half-brother of civil rights leader the Reverend Jesse Jackson - Maurice Jackson (no relation), Helen Curry and Eric Thomas) had what can only be described as a strange recording career when you look at the chart results. Recording for Florence Greenberg's Wand Records, they only had 8 singles released from 1972 to 1974 and 7 of the 8 made the R&B Top 20, with the other one making the Top 40 (see the list in the Comments below). That is almost unheard of as most contemporary artists had one or more releases that fizzled. And yet, despite their soft, smooth and pleasant-to-the-ear harmony, just 5 crossed over to the more lucrative Billboard Pop Hot 100, the best of which was a # 21 (also their only R&B # 1), with two making the Hot 100 Bubble Under charts and one being blanked entirely.
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NM (Near Mint) Appears unplayed and will bear no marks, sleeve scuffs, or scratches.
EX+ (Excellent) May have one or two visible imperfections (i.e. sleeve scuffs, faint scratches, or other superficial marks) that will not affect playback.
VG+ (Very Good+) A few visible imperfections. These may include sleeve scuffs, light scratches, or other superficial marks.
VG (Very Good) Similar imperfections found on VG+ records but in slightly greater numbers. Records graded VG and above will typically not have any scratches that are deep enough to be felt with a fingernail.
VG- (Very Good-) A number of visible imperfections; the presence of a considerable number of light scratches will force a VG- grade, as will the presence of significant isolated defects such as scratches deep enough to be felt with a fingernail.
G (Good) Record can be played without skipping, but will have significant surface noise, scratches, and visible groove wear. G+ and G- are used to indicate stronger and weaker copies within this range.
*SW/DNAP* Slight warp, does not affect playback
*QUAD* Quadraphonic Sound, similar to today’s surround sound
All records are visually graded by our experienced staff, using a bright lamp and an Audio-Technica ATLP-120 turntable.