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Let's Cha Cha With Puente

LP (Item 34381) RCA, 1957 — Condition: Very Good+
It's easy to cha cha when Tito Puente's in the house – especially when he's working in his near-perfect RCA mode of the late 50s! The tunes are nothing fancy, but the execution is sublime – tight Latin rhythms at the bottom, done in a way that's never too bombastic – topped with some jazzier flourishes from the horn section, in ways that make each number sparkle nicely with a strong sense of color and tone. There's a slight hint of modernism in the charts here, but never one that gets in the way of the groove – and the rhythms benefit nicely from well-crafted work on piano and vibes as well. Titles include "Vibe Guajira", "Cubarama", "Cha Charugao", "It's The Bururu", and "Lindo Cha Cha".  © 1996-2023, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light ringwear, some aging, and bumped corners.)

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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