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Charanga Moderna

LP (Item 28550) Tico, 1962 — Condition: Very Good+

Stellar Latin grooves! This album is one of Ray's best from the early 60s, and it's an incredible batch of edgey tracks that far outshines most of his other work from the time! For the record, Ray took the standard Charanga format, and updated it by adding sweet jazzy touches, pushing the percussion to the point where it really dominated the record – coming across with some incredibly dark and sinister rhythms! The record gave Ray his first big hit – "El Watusi" – but the whole thing's as great as that cut, and it's a killer killer record that never lets us down! Other tracks inlcude "Aprieta El Pollo", "La Moderna", "Suelta La Cintura", "Terestia", and "Guajira & Tambo".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Black label Tico pressing. Cover has light wear, small seam splits, and a small name in marker on back.)

Very Good + (plus)

  • 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.

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.



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