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✨✧ GuarareGuarare (Inca) ... LP
Inca, 1979. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Produced by Ray Barretto – and titles include "Elegua", "Guapo", "Que Linda Te Ves", "Sigo Esperando", "Pan Con Bacalao", and "Maria". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ SashaSasha ... LP
Melody International (Mexico), 1987. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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✨✧ Canela Y NatyLa Experiencia Y El Futuro ... LP
Combo, 1986. Near Mint- ... $9.99
The older singer Canela works here with younger leader Naty Martinez – on titles that include "Soy Canela", "Cuando Lloras", "Que Pongan Al Negro", "Alejate", "Dona Maria", and "Tus Preguntas". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ CulebraMi Sentir – Culebra Vol 3 ... LP
CBS (Colombia), 1983. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Features piano from Enrique Culebra Iriarte – and vocals by Carlos Sposito, Hector Valdez, and Javier Plaza! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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✨✧ Alex LeonAcabo De Llegar ... LP
Nathalie, 1993. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape on the top seam and a small name in marker on back. Label has a small name in marker.)

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✨✧ Beny MoreRomantico ... LP
RCA, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s issue.)

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✨✧ Grupo NicheTapando El Hueco ... LP
La Clave, Late 80s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Features Tito Gomez and Jairo Varela on vocals – on titles that include "Nuestra Sueno", "Como Podre Disimular", "Tapando El Hueco", "Las Mujeres Estan De Moda", and "Brilla El Sol". LP, Vinyl record album
(Top cover seam is unglued.)

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✨✧ Ruben BladesMetiendo Mano ... LP
Fania, 1977. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Willie Colon declares Ruben Blades as the champ on the cover of this early solo set – and for good reason too, as the album's one of Blades' best! There's a clear, clean simplicity to the record that's totally wonderful – a purity of vision before some of Ruben's later crossover ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Nicaraguan pressing. Cover has a split top seam and spine.)
Also available
Metiendo Mano (remastered edition) ... CD 9.99
Metiendo Mano ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Latin Jazz Quintet + Eric DolphyCaribe ... LP
Prestige, 1960. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A masterful meeting of Eric Dolpy and The Latin Jazz Quintet – a record that shows a rare Latin side of Dolphy's talents, but one that's totally great! The core group here are the ensemble led by conga player Juan Amalbert with vibes, piano, bass, and percussion – a group who helped ... (Jazz, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing. Includes obi, which has ripped and been taped. Cover has a small sticker in one corner, and labels oddly have another label pasted over them. Record is great, though!)

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Mongo SantamariaStone Soul ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A killer album from Mongo Santamaria's classic 60s run for Columbia – and a record that also features some wonderful alto work from a young Sonny Fortune! Sonny's the key soloist on the record – bringing some sharp jazz elements to an album that's equal part Latin and 60s soul ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Pete RodriguezEl Rey ... LP
Fania, 1990. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A 1990 session from Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez – one of the strongest vocalists in the New York Latin scene over the past 30 years, still sounding great with a fresh batch of modern salsa arrangements. Titles include "Rie", "Que Te Pedi", "Reliquias", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Willie ColonGood – The Bad – The Ugly ... LP
Fania, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A roots-oriented 70s classic from Willie Colon – one of his standout albums of the decade! Willie continues his "life of crime" approach for the early 70s – moving into an old west look on the cover, and matching that with a slightly rootsier sound on the album! The real ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Good – The Bad – The Ugly ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoTogether ... LP
Fania, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
An early 70s killer from Ray – recorded right in the same era as most of his best albums! The feel here is strongly in the salsa mode – as Ray steps effortlessly from the Latin Soul era into a whole new decade of musical magic. And like the best of his 60s work, Ray's salsa cooks at a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoMessage ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
One of Ray Barretto's hardest-hitting salsa albums of the 70s – a raw set of grooves that's got Ray moving away from the playfulness of the Latin Soul years, into a more righteous mode that's easily guessed at from the title of the set! The vibe here is very straightforward – with Ray ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoBarretto Power ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A great Ray Barretto album from 1972 – one that beautifully showcases the master percussionist as he effortlessly shifts between Latin soul and 70's salsa styles! The group's nice and lean – with Adalberto Santiago on vocals, Papy Roman on trumpet, Louis Cruz on piano, and the great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Barretto Power ... LP 44.99

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✨✧ Willie ColonCosa Nuestra ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A monster album of 70s salsa – and one that has bad boy Willie Colon taking the Latin world by storm – forging the new sound that would push him and the New York scene into the frontline of 70s Latin! Willie's got a strength on the set that's very much in keeping with his machine gun ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cosa Nuestra (180 gram pressing) ... LP 20.99

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✨✧ Louie RamirezAli Baba ... LP
Fania, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
One of the wildest albums in the history of Latin music – a crazy batch of Latin soul tunes made by Louie Ramirez under the alter ego of Ali Baba! The album starts with Ali saying "I hope you buy this album. I need the bread to buy a couple of camels. You see, I haven't had a hump in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Willie ColonEl Malo ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Great stuff – and a very sharp album cut by Willie during the Latin soul era, featuring a bunch of tracks that veer more towards the boogaloo side of things than his later albums! The groove is nice and hard – stripped down with the youthful energy that Willie brought to the scene at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available El Malo ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Willie ColonHustler ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Brilliant early work from a young Willie Colon – a true hustler if there ever was one! The album has an amazing energy that really bridges a number of Latin scenes – it's part descarga jamming, part Latin soul, and part traditional Latin – put together with a no-nonsense approach ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoAcid ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A monster! If you buy one Latin record this year – make it this one – because it's one of the greatest ever recorded! Ray's late 60s Acid album is a landmark recording – a sublime mixture of Latin jazz, percussion, and soul – grooving hard in a variety of styles, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoHard Hands ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Killer stuff all around! This album's a monster – one of Ray's greatest, with the same sort of Latin Soul groove heard famously on his classic Acid LP. The record has Ray cutting across many genres – blending Latin, soul, jazz, and a slight bit of funk – all into a set of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoAqui Se Puede ... LP
Fania, 1987. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Ray Barretto's peeking out from behind a door on the cover of this album – and the image is a great illustration of the general feel of the album! Instead of the shirtless, super-macho Ray of previous years – the record has a Barretto who's a bit more laidback and subtle – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has bumped corners.)

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✨✧ Mongo SantamariaMongo At The Village Gate ... LP
Battle/Riverside, 1963. Very Good ... $7.99
A raw early cooker from Mongo Santamaria – a real standout album from the Riverside years, thanks to a live performance that goes far beyond his studio work of the time! The set was caught live at the Village Gate – in a way that lets the band open up and really jam on the tunes – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label Riverside pressing. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Willie ColonGood – The Bad – The Ugly ... LP
Fania, 1975. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
A roots-oriented 70s classic from Willie Colon – one of his standout albums of the decade! Willie continues his "life of crime" approach for the early 70s – moving into an old west look on the cover, and matching that with a slightly rootsier sound on the album! The real ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Multi-colored label pressing with Sterling stamp.)

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✨✧ Luis PerezIpan In Xiktli Metztli – Mexico Magico Cosmico – El Ombligo De La Luna ... LP
Issste/Mr Bongo (UK), 1981. New Copy Gatefold ... $25.99 27.98
A wonderfully hard-to-categorize album from the start of the 80s – a Mexican record that mixes folkloric roots with electronic instrumentation – but all in a way that sounds much more ancient than you'd expect for the time! The fusion of modes here is wonderful – almost at a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ipan In Xiktli Metztli – Mexico Magico Cosmico – El Ombligo De La Luna ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Willie ColonCosa Nuestra (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fania (France), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 22.98
A monster album of 70s salsa – and one that has bad boy Willie Colon taking the Latin world by storm – forging the new sound that would push him and the New York scene into the frontline of 70s Latin! Willie's got a strength on the set that's very much in keeping with his machine gun ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rene Touzet & The Cha Cha Rhythm BoysCha Cha Cha – Mambo Merengue ... LP
Fiesta, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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(Yellow label pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousRoots Of Salsa Vol 3 – Classic Latin Tunes Become Salsa Hits (with bonus CD) ... LP
Grosso! (Spain), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A great little series that goes way deeper than the salsa you might expect from the title – as the approach here is to pick tracks from many years before, but which still have strong resonance with the pride and power of the Latin scene of the 70s! The collection includes lots of tracks that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD!)

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✨✧ VariousDJ Qbico Plays Latino 45's ... LP
Qbico (Italy), 1960s. New Copy ... $29.99
Rare Latin 45s that we'd never hear otherwise – all pulled from obscure 60s singles on very small labels – material that's even harder to find than rare records on labels like Fania or Alegre! The styles here run a nice gamut, but most numbers are upbeat and have some jazzy currents ... (Funky Compilations, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 70!)

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieManteca (Quintessence Jazz) ... LP
Quintessence Jazz, 1979. Near Mint- ... $4.99
(Jazz, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ La Playa SextetLa Playa Sextet ... LP
Embajador, Late 50s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Titles include "Caliente Cha Cha", "Mambo Cha Cha", "Embajador", "Fantasia De Mexicana", "Melodia De Trumpeta", and "Chico Italiano". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow label pressing.)

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✨✧ Orquesta AragonThat Cuban Cha Cha Cha ... LP
RCA, 1956. Very Good- ... $5.99
A Cuban classic from Orquesta Aragon – recorded back in the days when US labels like RCA still had access to music being recorded in Havana! The style here is very much in keeping with the cha cha cha in the title – but it's also very much the Cuban variation, with a slightly more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a spilt bottom seam and light staining down the spine.)

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✨✧ Mongo SantamariaMongo At Montreux ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good ... $4.99
Mongo cooks mightily – working here at the Montreux Jazz Fest in 1971, with a soaring group that's even more spiritual than any of his records in the 60s! There's definitely a dose of Latin Soul in the mix, but there's a fiercer, more righteous quality to the album too – thanks to the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index sticker, light wear, and some marker.)

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✨✧ Stan KentonCuban Fire ... LP
Capitol, 1956. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of Kenton's greatest records, and the one in which he proves his dedication to Latin styles, by serving up a killer batch of Afro-Cuban tracks with an incredibly authentic feel. The great Johnny Richards handled the arrangements, and the tracks are long and drawn out, with plenty of solo space ... (Jazz, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing.)

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✨✧ SantanaSantana (1969) ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A crossover Latin Funk classic – with the kind of soaring guitar/organ grooves that were the brilliant sound of the 70s for the West Coast scene, a whole new way of playing Latin Soul that blew away the New York sound of the late 70s. Titles include "Persuasion", "Evil ... (Rock, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoHead Sounds ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
"Head Sounds" is a heck of a great way to describe this album – as it's filled with some of Ray's most mind-expanding cuts! The album kicks off with the tune "Acid", which you probably know from the album of the same name, but which still really does a great job of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Head Sounds (CDr pressing) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Joe CubaSteppin' Out ... LP
Seeco, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Seminal early work from the legendary Joe Cuba – highly percussive Latin tracks, served up in a small combo mode that really helped pave the way for the Latin Soul generation! Joe's shaking off most of Latin tradition here – going for a tightly focused sound that features plenty of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Steppin' Out ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Orlando MarinOut Of My Mind ... LP
Brunswick, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A Latin Soul classic – but one that's a lot more obscure than some of the better-remembered albums on Fania and Tico from the late 60s! Orlando Marin is probably mostly known as an arranger, and a leader from the earlier years of the New York scene – but during the Latin Soul years he ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Louie RamirezTipico ... LP
West Side Latino, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An early 70s killer from Louie Ramirez – and a striking return to traditional styles after his work in the Latin Soul era! Louie shows that he can keep the groove as well as any young salseros, and the record's a mix of tracks done in an early 70s trad groove, with a few more jazzy elements. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kako & AzuquitaLive It Up ... LP
West Side Latino, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
One of the best collaborations between Puerto Rican bandleader Kako and swingin' Panamanian vocalist Azuquita – and one of the seminal albums from the amazing late 60s era of West Side Latino Records! The record's got a number of nice tracks written by Louie Ramirez, including a few groovy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Monguito SantamariaBlack Out ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Stone funky Latin soul from the younger member of the Santamaria family! Black Out is one of Monguito's greatest – a hip album of groovy late 60s tracks that perfectly blend the Latin and soul sides of the Spanish Harlem scene. Marty Sheller handled arrangements on some of the album's best ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe Cuba SextetBang! Bang! Push! Push! Push! ... LP
Tico, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A Latin classic from the word "bang"! This album was the one that busted Joe Cuba out of the Latin ghetto – into the sound of 60s soul, early funk, and beyond. The record's a stone winner – filled with boogaloo tracks delivered by Joe's firey young sextet, a killer ensemble ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe CainLatin Explosion (aka Latin Au Go Go) ... LP
Time, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the few albums ever issued as a leader by the great Joe Cain – a wonderful Latin arranger with a really mad ear for a groove! Cain's approach is often quite choppy in the rhythms – short, hard, and very very sharp – then topped with sweeter, jazzier lines – played on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Latin Explosion (aka Latin Au Go Go) ... LP 36.99

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✨✧ Mario Y Sus DiamantesMario Y Sus Diamantes ... LP
Palacio/Eco (Mexico), Mid/Late 60s. Sealed ... $24.99
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✨✧ Los FugitivosLos Fugitivos ... LP
Regis, 1966. Sealed ... $29.99
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(Recent Mexican reissue on Retroactivo.)

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✨✧ VariousUna Noche En Rio – One Night In Rio ... LP
Seeco, 1955. Sealed ... $29.99
With Leo Marini, Bobby Capo, Noro Morales, Chucho Martinez, and Irene Valencia. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing on Eco.)

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✨✧ Willie BoboSpanish Grease ... LP
Verve, 1965. Very Good ... $8.99
Groovy groovy Latin soul from Willie, with the requisite mix of originals and pop/soul covers that you'd find on the best of his Verve albums. There's a nice instrumental version of "It's Not Unusual", plus other groovers like "Spanish Grease", "Blues In the Closet", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing, with deep groove and Van Gelder stamp. Cover has seam splitting and some surface wear.)

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✨✧ Willie BoboSpanish Blues Band ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good ... $11.99
Forget the "blues" in the title – this is another one of Willie Bobo's groovy Latin soul albums for Verve, with a good set of New York soul arrangements by Bert Keyes, Bert DeCoteaux, and Sonny Henry. Willie does a number of soul covers, like "Bad Bad Whiskey", "Walk ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing. Cover has light wear and a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Insolito UniVersoLa Candela del Rio ... LP
Olindo (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A Venezuelan group, one who are living in Paris – and work here with a criss-crossing of styles that really reflect that global journey! The music definitely has echoes of older Venezuelan styles, but maybe served up in a more impressionistic version – with a dream-like quality at ... (Global Grooves, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available La Candela del Rio ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ VariousColombia – The Golden Age Of Discos Fuentes – The Powerhouse Of Colombian Music 1960 to 1976 ... LP
Soundway (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
Easily the greatest collection of Colombian grooves we've ever seen – a beautifully-done package from Soundway Records, and one that lives up to the high standard we first found in their compilations of African and Panamanian funk! This time around, the focus is on the legendary Discos ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Xavier CugatXavier Cugat Plays The Music Of Ernesto Lecuona ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A nice session that's one of Cugie's more serious ones for Mercury. The album features nothing but compositions written by the legendary Cuban songwriter Ernesto Lecuona, most of which ("Dust On the Moon", "Jungle Drums", "Siboney", "The Breeze & I") you' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label mono promo with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Celio GonzalezEl Celio De Siempre/Celio As Always ... LP
Alegre, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $4.99
Titles include "La Primear Piedra", "Negra", "Psicologia", "Sale A Buscar", "Tremendo Lio", "Sonrisa Na Ma", and "La Muralla". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has clear tape along the top & bottom seams, some wear, and aging.)

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✨✧ Tito PuenteCuban Carnival ... LP
RCA, 1956. Very Good ... $19.99
One of Tito Puente's finest albums for RCA, with a tight hard bunch of cuts that have a Cuban big band sound, and a lot more drive to them than some of Tito's other work for the label. Ray Bryant wrote the great track "Cuban Fantasy", and Tito contributed most of the other tunes on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Eddie PalmieriSentido ... LP
Coco, 1974. Very Good- ... $13.99
Eddie Palmieri and the Coco label were a team that couldn't be beat – and this beautiful album is complete proof of that fact! The set's a wonderful batch of tunes – expanded arrangements from Eddie with just the right touches of funk, jazz, or rootsy instrumentation, shifting moods ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear. Bottom seam is lined with clear tape.)

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✨✧ Cal TjaderCal Tjader Goes Latin ... LP
Fantasy, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Well, in our opinion, Cal went Latin right from the start, practically. Still, this "Goes Latin" LP is one of his best of the genre from the old days, and features a host of great players like Lonnie Hewitt, Chombo Silva, Mongo Santamaria, Paul Horn, and Willie Bobo. The album includes ... (Jazz, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing. Cover has waviness from moisture on the bottom right corner.)

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✨✧ Ismael Miranda Con Orchestra HarlowAbran Paso! ... LP
Fania, 1971. Very Good ... $19.99
The last album that Ismael Miranda cut with Orchestra Harlow – but an extremely strong effort that draws from all the great work they did together! Larry Harlow's still very firmly at the helm of the set – producing, arranging, and playing piano with the classic Orchestra Harlow lineup ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original multicolor label pressing. Cover has splitting on the top seam and some general wear.)

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✨✧ Beny MoreLe Epoca De Oro De Beny More Vol 2 ... LP
RCA, Late 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
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FrukoFruko El Grande ... LP
Discos Fuentes (Colombia), 1975. Very Good ... $38.99
Fruko comes on strong on this classic album from the early days – nearly all killers, with tracks that include "Manyoma", "Los Charcos", "La Vi Partir", "El Preso", "Confundido", "Me Tenian Amarrado Con P", "Pajarillo", and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of wear, and tape on the top and bottom seams. Vinyl is nice and clean.)

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Hector VarelaEl As Del Tango ... LP
Columbia (Argentina), Late 50s. Very Good ... $11.99
Titles include "Derecho Viejo", "Don Esteban", "Don Goyo", "La Payanca", "Rodriguez Pena", "9 De Julio", and "El Entrerriano". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has seam splitting – a split bottom seam, and tape on the top and bottom.)

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Lecuona Cuban BoysLecuona Cuban Boys ... LP
Odeon (Cuba), Early 50s. Very Good ... $9.99
Titles include "La Havane A Paris", "Rumba Blanca", "Para Vigo Me Voy", "Rumba Tambah", "Puchunguita", "Anacaona", and "Cachita". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy pressing – on Panart/Odeon! Cover has masking tape around all seams, and bottom seam is split. Also has light wear and some pen on the back.)

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Roberto RoenaRegreso – Apollo Sound ... LP
Up (Puerto Rico), Early 80s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Unusual post-Fania material from this great Latin leader – with titles that include "Reflexiones Mias", "Regreso", "Entre Nostros", "El Mal De La Hipocresia", and "Estas Equivocado". LP, Vinyl record album

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Orlando ContrerasContreras ... LP
Mate, 1974. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $12.99
Orlando Contreras sings with the orchestra of Armando Mena, and titles include "Sin Miseria", "Legislando", "Ni Cenizas"," Un Fenomeno", "Algun Dia Volvere", "Sin Tus Cadenas", and "Amor Desnudo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of tape on the seams, and some light wear.)

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Orlando ContrerasMi Son Vueltabajero ... LP
Teca, 1981. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Titles include "Carmelina", "Mi Cuba Bella", "La Chica De La Boutique", "Droga Y Licor", and "San Juan De Ulua". LP, Vinyl record album

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Cortijo Y Su ComboCortijo Y Su Combo Vol 2 ... LP
Ansonia, Late 60s. Sealed ... $39.99
More Latin sides from Cortijo and his tight group featuring Chico Davila and Johnny Vega on vocals. Tracks include "Yo Soy Quien Soy", "Lo Que Queiro Es Gozar", "Tele Tele Ya", and "Te Va Gustar". LP, Vinyl record album

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Members Of The Perez Prado OrchestraPrado Mania ... LP
Crown, 1959. Very Good ... $3.99
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(Cover has a split spine and bottom seam.)

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Latin Jazz Quintet with Pharoah SandersSpotlight On Pharoah Sanders ... LP
Up Front, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
We've never actually been sure if it's Pharoah playing on this one, since the cover and notes are a bit sketchy on dates – but whatever the case, the sound is fantastic, and this is an excellent Latin album with some tight electric-sounding grooves, and a few funky tracks that are unlike ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ringwear.)

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Orquesta AkokanOrquesta Akokan (with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
A record that may well single-handedly mark the huge shift in American/Cuban relations in years to come – as the set's a tremendous project between the New York forces of Daptone Records, and the overlooked genius of the younger scene in Havana! Make no mistake, this isn't your usual Daptone ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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CanoneoDesperately Seeking Fusion ... LP
Passport, 1984. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A nice mix of Latin rhythms and electric jazz – with Paul Poyten on keyboards, Charlie McCarthy on tenor and flute, Michael Spiro on percussion, and Jeff Bunez on guitars. (Jazz, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album

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Roberto Roena Y Su Apollo SoundAfuera & Contento ... LP
Pa'Lante, 1985. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Titles include "Soledad", "Sigue Mi Rumbo", "A Ver", "Debes Callar", and "Te Vas Con El Viento". LP, Vinyl record album

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Cal TjaderCal Tjader's Latin Concert ... LP
Fantasy, 1958. Very Good- ... $14.99
Not the sort of stodgy affair you might think from the "concert" in the title – and instead a relaxed, nicely-grooving little set – recorded by Cal Tjader in the very familiar territory of the Blackhawk night club in San Francisco! The recording quality is less live than ... (Jazz, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing.)

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Astor Piazzolla & Gary BurtonNew Tango – Recorded At The Montreux Festival ... LP
Atlantic, 1987. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A beautiful collaboration between vibist Gary Burton and the legendary Argentine tango master Astor Piazzolla – a key US release for Astor in the 80s, and a record that helped bring his talents to a whole new audience! The record's actually one of the most sensitive sides that Piazzolla ever ... (Jazz, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Los BabysCon Una Lagrima En La Garganta ... LP
Peerless, 1982. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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(Cover has is stained at the bottom, with a half split bottom seam.)

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Joe LocoRockin' Cha ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
A very nice album of tight hot Latin instrumentals, played by Joe Loco with his tremendous choppy approach to the piano. The title and notes seem to imply that there's a "rockin" sound to this one, but that's only because Joe wails so much, Mercury was trying to align the record with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has splitting in the seams and spine, with discoloration from age around the edges.)

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Bobby MaderaLook I'm Doing The Cha-Cha ... LP
ABC, Late 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
Brassy set of Latin sides recorded by Machito's trumpet player from the old days, Bobby Madera, who's probably best known to the world as the man who wrote "Mambo Inn". That track's on here, and so are the tracks "Mambo Pastel", "Basutoland", "Rhythmambo", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Xavier Cugat & His OrchestraCugat's Favorite Rhumbas (10 Inch LP) ... LP
Columbia, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Classic early American work – with titles that include "Begin The Beguine", "Say Si Si", "La Paloma", "Cielito Lindo", "Besame Mucho", "Green Eyes", and "La Golondrina". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a thin stain along the top seam.)

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VariousTico Gallery ... LP
Tico, 1950s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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(Black label pressing with deep groove. Side B label is peeled at the top inch. Cover has reinforced tape holding the seams and spine.)

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Cal TjaderLos Ritmos Calientes (Ritmo Caliente/Mas Ritmo Caliente) ... LP
Fantasy, 1955/1957. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
A 2-in-1 Latin jazz spectacular from the mighty Cal Tjader! First up is the album Ritmo Caliente – one of Tjader's first Latin-tinged sessions for Fantasy Records – and a really wonderful batch of tracks recorded with a shifting array of very hip players! In addition to Cal's vibes, ... (Jazz, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and splitting with some marker in the top left.)

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Mongo SantamariaMr Watermelon Man – La Bamba ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Mongo Santamaria at the height of his Latin Soul years – working on a cool Columbia session titled after an earlier hit, but served up with his new lean sound of the late 60s! The album's got that perfect Santamaria combo from the time – a group that features trumpet and these ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cut corner, heavy wear on the top seam, and discoloration on back.)

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Nico Gomez & His Afro Percussion Inc.Ritual ... LP
Omega, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $34.99
Fierce funky grooves from the legendary Nico Gomez – a set cooked up in Europe, but heavy with influences from the other side of the Atlantic – from Havana all the way up to New York! There's definitely a Latin groove to the record – one that's similar to other Gomez productions ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent UK pressing on Mr Bongo, still in the shrink with hype sticker.)

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Carlos MontoyaFlamenco, Played By The Master ... LP
Cook, Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(Cover has some wear and wide clear tape along all seams.)

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Ernesto LecuonaLecuona Plays Lecuona ... LP
RCA, 1955. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Seminal sounds in the world of Latin music – played by the composer himself, with titles that include "Danza Negra", "La Comparsa", "Canto De Guajiro", "Noche Azul", "Malaguena", "Siempre En Mi Corazon", and "La Habanera". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and tape along the top and bottom seam and a peeled spot in the top right.)

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Ruben BladesMaestra Vida – Segunda Parte ... LP
Fania, 1979. Very Good+ ... $14.99
An amazing achievement for Ruben Blades – a full suite of tracks conceived and composed by Ruben as a "disco drama" on wax! The work isn't the disco-styled album you might think from this description – and is more of a mini-opera or concept album by Blades, one that features ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing.)
Also available Maestra Vida Vol 2 (remastered edition) ... CD 2.99

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Joe Cuba SextetBailadores ... LP
Tico, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
An earlier album, right before the Latin soul recordings, with the sorts of tight Latin cuts that made the Cuba band famous before many other small combos. Jimmy Sabater's on English vocals on one cut called "Please Don't Forget", and other cuts include "El Tramposo", "Tu ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hector LavoeDe Ti Depende (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fania, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A killer of a mid 70s album from Hector Lavoe – recording here as a solo act after his split from the Willie Colon group, but still with strong backings and musical supervision from Willie himself! The style here is very similar to the last few albums Lavoe recorded with Colon – a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered!)
Also available De Ti Depende (remastered edition) ... CD 6.99

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GabrielaGabriela ... LP
Gabriela (Mexico), Mid 70s. Very Good ... $7.99
A self-released set – with Gabriela on guitar and vocals, and no other instrumentation at all! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, and a bit of seam splitting.)

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Rolando LaserieEl Guapachoso ... LP
Gema, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Titles include "El Rey Del Guapacha", "La Torre", "No Se Que Tienes", "El Sabroson", "Cantares De Navidad", "Tu No Sabes De Amor", and "Mi Gallo Tuerto". LP, Vinyl record album

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Orquesta AmericaAmerica De Ayer – Hoy Y Siempre ... LP
Areito (Cuba), 1990. Very Good+ ... $23.99
A contemporary take on older pachanga modes – directed by Enrique Alvarez, with titles that include "La Basura", "El Guajiro De Cunagua", "Los Muchachos Y El Domino", "Yo No Camino Mas", and "Lo Mismo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Eddie PalmieriPalo Pa Rumba ... LP
Musica Latina, 1984. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Features arrangements by Ray Santos with Eddie – and titles that include "1983", "Bomba De Corazon", "Bajo Con Tumbao", "Venezuela", "Palo Pa Rumba", and "Pensando En Ti". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a stain on the bottom right corner and some light wear.)

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Joe LocoDance! – Joe Loco & His Pachanga Band ... LP
Sunset, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A solid groover from Joe Loco – cut in a pachanga style, as you'd guess from the title – but like all of his work at the time, the kind of a session that's really driven by his tight work on piano, no matter what the rhythm! Joe's heavy hand on the keys makes any sort of a record a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Back cover has some light aging.)

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Joe LocoLoco Motion ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good ... $3.99
Joe and his crazy piano are at the head of another lively set of Latin numbers – piano driven all the way, with some heavy percussion to make things groove! Tracks include "Loco Motion", "Tremendo Cha-Cha-Cha", "Paso Merengue", "Mama Inez", "Baion ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light aging.)

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Cal TjaderNight At The Blackhawk ... LP
Fantasy, 1958. Very Good ... $16.99
One of Cal Tjader's best late 50s dates for Fantasy Records – thanks to some smoking tenor sax from Jose "Chombo" Silva! The album has Cal working in the very comfortable territory of San Francisco's Blackhawk Nightclub – in a combo that also features familiar players Vince ... (Jazz, Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing.)

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Joe Cuba SextetRecuerdos De Mi Querido Barrio – Memories Of My Beloved Neighborhood ... LP
Tico, Early 70s. Very Good ... $19.99
A strong album from the early 70's one that has Joe Cuba playing in less of a Latin soul vein, and more of a hard-hitting Latin one. Joe's still got his classic sextet cracking along – with Alberto Delgado on vibes, Jimmy Sabater on timbales and vocals, and Alfredo Rodriguez on piano – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has light wear.)

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Clare Fischer & Salsa Picante with 2 + 2And Sometimes Voices ... LP
Discovery, 1982. Very Good ... $4.99
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(Back cover has discoloration from age and some staining.)

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Organo OrientalLa Musica De Mi Tierra ... LP
Discuba, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Titles include "Jalisco", "Linda Cubana", "La Vaca Lechera", "El Combon De Elena", "Hipocrita", "Junto Al Palmar Del Bajio", "Fefita", and "Malditos Celos". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy light blue label pressing.)

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MachitoNight Out With Machito ... LP
Tico, 1960. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Not necessarily a night "out" with Machito, as the material appears to be all studio recordings – but the album is a good example of the variety of Machito's successful group of the late 50s, and will give you an example of the kinds of tracks they'd run through in a live show. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy orange label pressing.)

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Orchestra Afro-CharangaOrchestra Afro-Charanga Vol 2 ... LP
Thiokis, 1980. Very Good+ ... $23.99
Titles include "Voulez Vous Dander", "Goza Como Yo", "Senegal En Africa", and "Flauta Sabroso" – and features Nestor Torres on flute! LP, Vinyl record album
(A nice copy!)

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Andy HarlowEl Campesino ... LP
Vaya, 1975. Very Good+ ... $19.99
One of the younger Harlow brothers in an album that showcases his tenor and flute playing, and which has him playing vibes on a few tracks. Larry Harlow guests on a few tracks, playing moog and percussion, and the group includes Victor Paz, Justo Almario, and Jorge Dalto. With the cuts "Montu ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray TerraceHome Of Boogaloo ... LP
Tower, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the coolest, grooviest albums of Latin Soul you could ever hope to find – one of the few records ever from the great Ray Terrace – and a set that goes even beyond some of the similar sides on Tico or Fania at the time! Ray's groove here is totally wonderful – upbeat, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Willie ColonBig Break ... LP
Fania/Get On Down, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 22.98
A mid 70s classic from Willie Colon – continuing the progression of "gangster" image by supposedly having him break out of prison! (Previously, Willie had been brought to justice on the Juicio album – but now on the loose, is described in a wanted poster on the cover – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hector RiveraAt The Party With Hector Rivera ... LP
Barry, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A monster album of Latin soul – arguably the greatest record ever cut by Hector Rivera! The record's a rare cooker that never lets up at all – a non-stop boogaloo party that definitely lives up to its swinging cover image – and which is quite different than most other albums from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available At The Party With Hector Rivera (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99
 
 



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