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Aqui Se Puede

LP (Item 45542) Fania, 1987 — Condition: Very Good+

Ray Barretto's peeking out from behind a door on the cover of this album – and the image is a great illustration of the general feel of the album! Instead of the shirtless, super-macho Ray of previous years – the record has a Barretto who's a bit more laidback and subtle – working in a mix of Latin jazz and more traditional modes that are all played beautifully by his group of very familiar players. There's a relaxed ease to the record that's a welcome change from work that some of Barretto's contemporaries were recording at the time – a maturing approach to salsa that keeps things interesting throughout! Ricky Gonzalez and Angel Fernandez share arranging credits – and Barretto is joined by Jimmy Delgado on timbales, Eddie Torres on bongos, Ricky Gonzalez on piano, Wilson Torres and Angel Fernandez on trumpets, and Jimmy Bosch on trombone. Tracks include "La Resbalosa", "Amor De Lujo", "Si Me Voy Para Mi Islita", "No Te Quedes Sin Bailar", and "No Me Paren La Salsa".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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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