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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.
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Includes "Ti Mon Bo", "Tu No Eres Nadie", "Guayara", "Cuando Suenanlos Tambores", "Cha-Kee-Ta", "Sacala", "Rogelio, No Aprietes Mas", "Four Beat Cha Cha", "Chang", and "Candido". LP, Vinyl record album
Darn nice record by Tito – and one with a soulful 60s feel, hinted at by the "en Harlem" in the title. The record's not really a Latin soul album, but it's got certain groovy 60s elements that are done very very nicely. Includes great Latin versions of "Downtown" and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Great 60s work from Tito! The material here shows Tito at his best, past his big band years, and hitting the tighter harder sound that made this period so great. El Rey's totally at home with the group, and tracks include "Batacumba", "Malanga Con Yuca", "Donde Vas", ... LP, Vinyl record album
An excellent set from Tito – very funky, unlike most of his other work from the time! The record has a great electric vibe to it – thanks to a hip bass player in the group, to Charlie Palmieri, who plays organ and electric piano on the record, and to Tito himself, who's never sounded ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tight groovy cha cha tracks by Tito, recorded with more edge than his similar stuff for RCA, and presented here in a reissue of a record that's darn rare in the original (we've never seen a copy!) Tito's joined by vocalist Pepe Luis, and the set list includes nice ones like "Cha Cha ... 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
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
An excellent little set from Tito – recorded in the late 50s for Tico, with a groove that's harder than much of his 60s work for United Artists! The lineup includes some nice jazzy vibes work on a few tracks – and the album includes the great percussive track "Suena Tu Bongo (Beat ... LP, Vinyl record album
Flautist Lou Perez leads his band through the "Our Heritage" suite, plus a bunch of montunos and son tracks with a fairly traditional feel. The band includes Lou's flute, plus violins, Spanish guitar, cello, and piano. LP, Vinyl record album
Pete in a very Latin Beat – playing vibes with heavy percussion, in a style that has equal parts jazz and equal parts Latin, and which moves past the sleepier sound of some of his earlier, mellower records. Cha cha is the basic groove of the tunes, but the execution and the heavier style of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tito's classic early 60s group is joined by the legendary Vicentico Valdes on vocals – for a nicely swinging album that we like better than most of the mid 60s sides Valdes cut under his own name. Titles include "Soy Feliz", "Nueva Vida", "No Lo Hago Mas", and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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