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Aqui Se Puede

LP (Item 45542) Fania, 1987 — Condition: Near Mint-

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".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.

Near Mint - (minus)

  • Black vinyl that may show a slight amount of dust or dirt.
  • Should still be very shiny under a light, even with slight amount of dust on surface.
  • One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so. These marks cannot be too deep, and should only be surface marks that won't affect play, but might detract from the looks.
  • May have some flaws and discoloration in the vinyl, but only those that would be intrinsic to the pressing. These should disappear when the record is tilted under the light, and will only show up when looking straight at the record. (Buddah and ABC pressings from the 70's are a good example of this.)
  • May have some slight marks from aging of the paper sleeve on the vinyl.
  • Possible minor 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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