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Guajira Y Guaguanco

LP (Item 22097) Tico, 1964 — Condition: Good

An early stunner from Ray Barretto – and an album that really has the percussionist coming into his own! There's only a bit of a trace of more popular Latin modes on this set – as Ray really takes off in this new territory of bold rhythms, dark inflections, and jazzy touches that really deepen the music – way way past his solo records of even the year before! You can almost even hear the formation of Ray's later "Acid" groove in some of these tracks – in the way the rhythms criss-cross with effortless ease – and the instrumentation soars alongside some very soulful vocals. Tracks include the groovy "Ska Cha" (a cha cha/ska number!), plus "Guajira Soul", "Swing La Moderna", and Guaguanco Bonito" – plus a cool version of "Nature Boy".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Orange label checkerboad pressing. Cover has discoloration from age, split spine, and mostly split bottom seam.)

Good

  • A record that you'd buy to play, cheap, but which you wouldn't buy for collecting.
  • Will have marks across all parts of the playing surface, and will most likely play with surface noise throughout. May have some other significant flaws, such as residue, or a track that skips.
  • In most cases, a poor quality copy of a very difficult to find record.

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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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