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(Yellow label pressing with red diamond logo. Cover has some light stains and seam splits.)
Vinyl can have some dirt, but nothing major.
May not shine under light, but should still be pretty clean,
and not too dirty.
May have a number of marks (5 to 10 at most), and obvious signs of play,
but never a big cluster of them, or any major mark that would be very deep.
Most marks should still not click under a fingernail.
May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well,
with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song,
but never throughout a whole song or more.
This is clearly a copy that was played by someone a number of times,
but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.
Additional Marks & Notes
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if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record.
This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip,
cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.
Great work from his most classic years – titles that include "Si La Vieras", "Yo Soy El Son Cubano", "El Hijo De Dios", "Ya No Te Quiero", "Eres Mala Cabeza", "La Paella", and "Esa Va". LP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorite albums ever from El Gran Combo – largely because it's a smoking Latin Soul set! The group were known for a more traditional groove on other records, but here they nicely jump on the younger bandwagon of the time – and step out with a crackling batch of boogaloo ... LP, Vinyl record album
A Latin soul party – beyond compare! The album's a completely wonderful live set that really captures the energy, excitement, and warm sociability of the hip New York scene at the end of the 60s. The music is stunning – a freewheeling blend of jazz, soul, and Latin themes – ... LP, Vinyl record album
The great Latin big band arrangements of Chico O'Farrill meet the groovy production of late-60's Verve – and the result is an excellent album of groovy instrumentals that just won't quit! Chico's arranging skills are still in excellent shape here – and they're augmented by some very ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great Bob James-directed session from Mongo Santamaria – and a set that takes the fusion-inflected Latin work he was doing on the Vaya label, and blends it with an even tighter, sharper CTI Records vibe! The approach is a bit like that combination of underground Latin and larger label ... LP, Vinyl record album
It's easy to cha cha when Tito Puente's in the house – especially when he's working in his near-perfect RCA mode of the late 50s! The tunes are nothing fancy, but the execution is sublime – tight Latin rhythms at the bottom, done in a way that's never too bombastic – topped with ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cuban trumpeter Jorge Varona blows here on tracks that include some arrangements from Gonzalo Rubalcaba – on titles that include "Hello Dr", "Toda Edad", "Melodia Infinite", "El Arbol De La Vida", and "Linda Manana De Enero". LP, Vinyl record album
Features guest work from Joe Bataan, Celia Cruz, Gogol Bordello, Les Nubians, Ile Aiye, Dead Prez, Orishas, and John Leguizamo – on titles that include "Sugar Daddy", "El Burrito", "La Vida La Life", "Belly Dancer", "Bilingual Girl", "Cora ... LP, Vinyl record album