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Cocinando La Salsa (Cookin' The Sauce)

LP (Item 12467) Tico, 1976 — Condition: Very Good+

A really great record by Joe Cuba – recorded a few years later than his Latin Soul material, but a tight batch of salsa cuts that proves that Joe sure wasn't sleepin' in the 70s! Arrangements are all great – by the likes of Joe, Sonny Bravo, Louie Ramirez, and Marty Sheller – and the tunes bounce along with lots of nice jazzy touches, showing that the small combo Cuba mode more than had its power in place – that sharp-edged Joe Cuba groove that's still alive and well at the time, adapted to slightly modern modes, but still plenty darn soulful. Louie Ramirez plays vibes and keyboards, Jimmy Sabater is on timbales, and Sonny Bravo plays piano. Tracks include "Salsa Ahi Na Ma", "Joe Cuba's Latin Hustle", "Ataca De Nuevo", and "Quinto Sabroso". Very tasty!  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Mexican pressing. Cover has one bumped corner, but is nice overall.)

Very Good + (plus)

  • Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
  • Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
  • Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail.
  • This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have some signs of use (although not major ones).
  • May have slight surface noise when played.

Additional Marks & Notes

If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially 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.



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