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Black vinyl that may show a slight amount of dust or dirt.
Should still be very shiny under a light, even with slight amount of dust on surface.
One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so.
These marks cannot be too deep, and should only be surface marks that won't affect play,
but might detract from the looks.
May have some flaws and discoloration in the vinyl, but only those that would be
intrinsic to the pressing. These should disappear when the record is tilted under
the light, and will only show up when looking straight at the record.
(Buddah and ABC pressings from the 70's are a good example of this.)
May have some slight marks from aging of the paper sleeve on the vinyl.
Possible minor 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.
Although Pablo Beltran Ruiz is better known for more traditional material, this groovy album from the 60s has him moving through a great batch of 60s pop and Latin tracks – and it's got a wonderful lively sound! The album kicks off with a great instrumental version of Joe Cuba's "El ... LP, Vinyl record album
Hard-hitting early work from Perez Prado – a record filled with angular touches that are a fair bit more modern than some of his later sides, and which mix crackling Latin rhythms with some of the best changes going on in jazz at the time! The track "Pianolo" is more than enough to ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of Perez Prado's classics, with a side of Latin stuff and a side of jazz stuff – all played by Prado's classic group. Tracks include "Maria Bonita", "Machaca", "Marta", "Fireworks", "Leo's Special", and "Lullaby Of Birdland". ... LP, Vinyl record album
Forget the image on the front – because this is a killer set of firey pachanga tracks! This record was oddly issued under the "Arthur Murray Music For Dancing" series, and it's got a cover that would never make you expect how great it is – yet the music is incredibly great, ... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono purple label pressing. Cover has some wear and aging, split seams held with yellowed clear tape, two peeled spots in front, some stains at the sides and corners, and a small mark in red ink in back. Label on Side 1 has extensive writing in pen.)LP, Vinyl record album
An excellent set – a perfectly put-together collection of Joe's classic 60s Latin Soul sides for Tico, assembled by Dave Hucker for Charly Records in 1989. We can't think of a better way to get into Joe's music – and just about every track on the album's a stoner winner! Titles ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great document of the crossover between the New York Latin scene and the Catskills – the upstate resort community that was as important to the Latin groups as the uptown clubs! Like many groups of the period, Machito's found a heck of a lot of work in the Catskills during the 50s – ... LP, Vinyl record album