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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.
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cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.
One of our favorite 70s albums by Bobby Rodriguez – mostly for the first two tunes on the set! The best of these is the title track "Latin From Manhattan" – a really great number with a laidback jazzy feel, and lyrics that are a bit corny, but still pretty nice, almost in a ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the many great recordings that Celia and Johnny cut together during the 70s – in a really great combination that had her soulful vocals giving a new injection of energy to the Pacheco sound of the time! The result was a great blend of new styles and respectful traditionalism – ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great one from the charanga revival of the 70s – an album that has violinist Pupi Legaretta working alongside the vocals and guiro of Johnny Pacheco – in a style that recalls the strength of each player's work in the early 60s, yet with some of the fresher, modern styles of the time! ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sunset pressing of some of Jack (Mr. Bongo) Costanzo's great stuff originally recorded for the Liberty label in the late 50s. Includes the tracks "Drum-a-Mania", "Bongo Fever", "Taboo", and more! Great short hard Latin jazz stuff from LA, played by one of the best ... LP, Vinyl record album
One Tito Puente's finest albums for RCA, with a tight hard bunch of cuts that have a Cuban big band sound, and a lot more drive to them than some of Tito's other work for the label. Ray Bryant wrote the great track "Cuban Fantasy", and Tito contributed most of the other tunes on the set ... LP, Vinyl record album
Great stuff from Tito's best period – when he was really grooving along nicely, and before he got so up and angry at the Latin Soul generation! Titles include "New Guaguanco", "Sin Nada", "El Conquistador", "A Noro Morales", and "Ban Ban ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of those 70s salsa albums that grabs us right from the very first note – with warm piano lines and this strong sense of rhythm that hooks us even before the vocals come in! Then, Tito Allen comes into the mix and shows us why he's always been such a standout singer – bringing this ... LP, Vinyl record album
The title's probably a bit of a misnomer – as this wasn't Louie's first record, but it is a great one! The record's filled with excellent original songs by Louie, many with that hard-hitting Latin jazz style he used on his best Alegre records – perfectly crafted with tight percussion, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Although the big New York hotels had their share of great Latin pianists, Chicago had it's own great one during the 50s – in the person of the little-known David Le Winter, a supremely talented pianist who seems to have only cut this one album for Mercury during the 50s. Although Le Winter ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of Poncho's excellent 80s sides for Concord/Picante – some of the finest Latin jazz recorded in the US at the time, taking the torch from the New York scene, and showing that west coast players could really keep the groove strong and true! Poncho leads a group that includes piano, ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great bit of Chicago soul from the 70s – by a short-lived group who were sort of an offshoot of Brighter Side Of Darkness, who had scored earlier in the decade with the falsetto hit "Love Jones". This one was produced by Clarence Johnson/Star Vue Productions, and licensed to 20th ... LP, Vinyl record album