SONNY JAMES, LP/33 rpm, #1 (Sings BMI's Biggest #1 Country Hits). Stamped Matrix reads: STI 8-629 I. Sonny passed away in February 2016. He was born in 1928. Country singer and songwriter. Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2009 and had quite a number of country hits. This is on the green Capitol label and the label says ST-80629, while the outside cover says ST-629 Stereo. Here are songs that were hits by other singers/composers such as Ted Daffan, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Roger Miller, etc.
Side 1: Tennessee Waltz; You Are My Sunshine; Your Cheatin' Heart; Born To Lose He'll Have to Go.
Side 2: Any Time; I Walk The Line; King of the Road; I Can't Stop Loving You; Young Love.
cover does have some white marks made from probably tearing off a label
and then some ringwear as white flakes against the black background. I
put a photo here of the bottom side seam where it shows a lot of
tearing up of the seam, but this is throughout the upper top of the seam
and the top and bottom of the cover seam. Back cover has less
ringwear, but a small light brown stain at the bottom left corner and
some bottom seam wrinkles. The Capitol label is in great shape.
Minimal spindle marks on Side 1 only. Even though the vinyl has a shine
to it, Side 1 has several light surface scratches across the grooves
and a group of tiny ones here and there. There is an area of scuffing,
too, across the first 3 songs. There is a deeper small scratch on the
last song, but you don't feel it. Side 2 has a lot of little light
surface scratches along with a group of short scuffs and one long light
scratch across most of the grooves. Nothing you can feel. I played it
through. There were no skips or pops. But most of the record sides did
have a general background crackling. This light crackling I heard
while I was sitting right about 3 feet from the speakers. But when I
would move father to 10 feet or move to the next room, the crackles
really got very mellow. You really didn't notice them once you were
think I will get a sound bite on here within the next 24 hours so you
can decide for yourself if the crackles are light enough for you to deal