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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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if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record.
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cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.
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
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 heavy set of cream from the Philly scene at the start of the 80s – a great side project from the mighty Ingram Family, with a sound that's as deep as the rest of their work! Most of the album was produced and arranged by Butch Ingram, and the rest of the family joins in on other ... LP, Vinyl record album
An overstuffed double-length set from Donna Summer – one that features some of the live material promised in the title, plus some even better studio work as well! The first 3 sides of the album feature Donna recorded live – putting over tunes with a bit more personality and almost a ... LP, Vinyl record album
A killer collection of rare 60s soul – very different than you might expect from the title and cover! Remember Beach music? Once upon a time we might have argued that was a more contemporary term for an older genre, like northern soul, but this mighty fine collection from the late 60s on ... LP, Vinyl record album
An excellent set for fans of early group soul – a set that brings together rare early singles on Aladdin and Imperial, featuring a range of rare vocal group material – tracks by The Shaweez, The Dukes, Sharp Tones, Mellow Drops, Kidds, Barons, Hawks, Jewels, Bees, Jivers, and Pelicans! LP, Vinyl record album