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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.
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A stunning 70s album from the great Ismael Quintana – a singer who first rose to fame with Eddie Palmieri in the 60s, and who maybe gets an even greater sound on this solo set! Quintana's got one of the most expressive styles of the New York scene – a way of inflecting his notes to ... LP, Vinyl record album
Obscure Latin funk/rock group from the early 70s, with production and supervision by Ray Barretto, and a sound that would fall somewhere in between the NuYorica and Chicano Power compilations. The group's got some nice basslines and keyboard riffs, with a style that's a bit more progressive than ... LP, Vinyl record album
This trio of older Latin singers hits a nice 70s salsa vibe on this album of tracks recorded for Vaya. Arrangements are by Sonny Bravo, Luis Garcia, and Javier Vazquez – and titles include "Vida", "Pueblo Negro", "Una Rosa Roja", and "Distintos Caminos" ... LP, Vinyl record album
A surprisingly hard to find record by this popular Latin pair – and one of their sharpest 70s sets, too! Titles include "Mi Amigo Juan", "Richie Ray 1975", "Juan Sebastian Fuga", "Mi Mayoral", and "Jesus En El Jardin". LP, Vinyl record album
Johnny Pacheco's working here with vocalist Luis Angel Silva Nava – also known as "Melon", hence the title and cover! The album's a crackling batch of straight samba from the 70s – played by a sharp little group with Sonny Bravo on piano, Luiz Perico Ortiz on trumpet, Luis ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the best-selling albums ever from the team of Ricardo Ray & Bobby Cruz – and a key set that marked a sharp dedication to spirituality in their music! The rhythms here are strongly in the best salsa mode the pair was forging in the 70s – heavy piano from Ricardo, and majestic ... LP, Vinyl record album
We're not entirely sure, but we have a feeling that the material on this set is older than the 1978 date on the album – as it feels a lot like classic Tito from the early days, possibly from his first few LPs at Tico. Tracks are short, with distinct choppy late 50s-styled grooves – and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Candido's firey conga is backed by a tight jazz group conducted by Ernie Wilkins. The players include Art Farmer, Jimmy Cleveland, Hank Jones, and Ernie Royal, and although they don't get to solo much, they play nice and hard, and give Candido great support in the background. Tracks include " ... LP, Vinyl record album
Brilliant 70s work by Eddie Palmieri – easily one of his greatest records of the decade! The album features Eddie really showing off his jazz chops on a number of longer tracks – tunes that bring together some of the spirit forged during the Harlem River Drive era, with some of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Very nice greatest hits compilation that brings together some of Eddie's best tracks from the 60's, most of which is quite tough to find on wax! Ismael Quintana sings on some cuts, and others are instrumentals with a Latin jazz groove. Titles include "African Twist", "Azucar", ... LP, Vinyl record album