I believe this was recorded when Aretha was 14 years old and in her father’s church. Was not well taken care of and there are numerous scuffs and scratches causing lots of popping and ticking. Small edge crack also ticks for the first 25 grooves or so. Even including the defects, the record plays strong and is enjoyable to listen to. The performances are spectacular and it’s hard to believe she was so young! A rare and collectable record.