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LP (Item 46882) Mercury, 1955 — Condition: Very Good+
Not to be confused with Cugat's Favorite Rhumbas, his best-selling album on Columbia – this set's a batch of mambo and rhumba tunes of similar vintage, recorded for Mercury, and featuring Cugie at his big band Latin best! Titles include "A Gay Ranchero", "Miami Beach Rhumba", "Chiu Chiu", "Blue Tango", "Linda Mujer", and "Cucaracha Mambo".  © 1996-2024, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Black label pressing with deep groove. A nice copy.)

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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