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Ralfi Pagan

LP (Item 50053) Fania, Late 60s — Condition: Near Mint-
The first album by the king of falsetto Latin soul! Ralfi sang in a beautiful souful way that presaged the style that most of the later east coast male vocal groups would take up, with lots of high notes, and a good weepy sound – alternating lyrics in Spanish and English. Nice Latin percussion and rhythm bottom, too – with some of the better Latin soul ballads you're likely to hear – and a few cuts that take more of an uptempo percussive groove! Includes "Latin Soul", "Who Is The Girl For Me", "Negrita", Sere Para Ti", "Don't Stop Now", Tipa Quema", "Ain't No Big Thing", "El Hijo De Mama" and "Pelao".  © 1996-2024, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Get On Down reissue from 2018.)

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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