Scripting is disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires JavaScript to function correctly.
Style sheets are disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires style sheets to function correctly.
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Enlarge       Note

Tito Puente & His Concert Orchestra

LP (Item 50538) Tico, 1973 — Condition: Very Good
Just Sold Out!

LP, Vinyl record album

❔

An excellent set from Tito – very funky, unlike most of his other work from the time! The record has a great electric vibe to it – thanks to a hip bass player in the group, to Charlie Palmieri, who plays organ and electric piano on the record, and to Tito himself, who's never sounded better, playing a range of percussion, vibes, and electric piano too! The best tunes have a funky NuYorica groove – nice and driving, about as funky as Tito can get – with jazz solos by Sal Nistico, Dick Menza, Rene McLean, and others. Cuts include "Black Brothers", "110th Street and 5th Ave", "Ritual Fire Dance", "Mambo Diablo", and "Ah! Ah!". Very cool, and a very different side of his style!  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Original pressing!)

Very Good

  • Vinyl can have some dirt, but nothing major.
  • May not shine under light, but should still be pretty clean, and not too dirty.
  • May have a number of marks (5 to 10 at most), and obvious signs of play, but never a big cluster of them, or any major mark that would be very deep. Most marks should still not click under a fingernail.
  • May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well, with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song, but never throughout a whole song or more.
  • This is clearly a copy that was played by someone a number of times, but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.

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.



You might be interested


Tico, Mid 60s. Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Tito Puente

Vaya Puente
Tico, 1962. Very Good+
A tasty batch of short firey Latin tracks from Tito's immediate post-RCA years! The cuts are a nice mix of mambo jazz numbers and guarachas, with a few cha chas thrown in – and they all have that tight raw sound that made Tito's Tico work so much better than most of his 50's stuff. Here's ... LP, Vinyl record album

Tito Puente

Cuban Carnival
RCA, 1956. Very Good
One of Tito Puente's finest albums for RCA, with a tight hard bunch of cuts that have a Cuban big band sound, and a lot more drive to them than some of Tito's other work for the label. Ray Bryant wrote the great track "Cuban Fantasy", and Tito contributed most of the other tunes on the ... LP, Vinyl record album

Tito Puente

Tito Unlimited
Tico, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold
A great bit of funky Latin from Tito Puente – a really unique record from the legend, in that it's got lots of electric instrumentation – and a vibe that's almost more CTI than Fania Records! Tito always complained about influences from soul music during the late 60s – but he ... LP, Vinyl record album

Tito Puente

Dance The Cha Cha Cha
Tico, Late 50s. Very Good
One of Tito's classic 50's recordings for Tico, all of which have a much rawer sound than his work for RCA from the same time. The tracks on here represent some Tito's best work in the Cha Cha Cha format – played with a hard sound and a good percussive drive aimed towards a very appreciative ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tico, Mid 60s. Very Good+
A great one from Ray – billed on the cover as the "El Watusi Man", and recorded with a similar Charanga Moderna sound to that big hit. The grooves are tighter than those on most of his contemporaries, and the charanga sound is expanded here with a range of influences, and even a ... LP, Vinyl record album

Rosendo Ruiz Jr & His Havana Rio Orchestra

Continental Cha Cha Cha
Tico, 1958. Very Good+
An obscure late 50s set on Tico – one that puts its money where its mouth is, with titles that include "Trinidad Cha Cha Cha", "Cha Cha Cha In Barcelona", "USA Cha Cha Cha", "Cha Cha Cha In Hawaii", and "Monaco Cha Cha Cha". LP, Vinyl record album
Tico/Orfeon (Mexico), 1966. Very Good
A Latin classic from the word "bang"! This album was the one that busted Joe Cuba out of the Latin ghetto – into the sound of 60s soul, early funk, and beyond. The record's a stone winner – filled with boogaloo tracks delivered by Joe's firey young sextet, a killer ensemble ... LP, Vinyl record album

Tito Rodriguez

Latin Jewels
Tico, Early 50s. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album

Joe Loco

Make Mine Mambo
Tico, Late 50s. Very Good
Classic Joe Loco material for Tico from the 50s – hard and heavy piano work, leaping around with almost as much inherent rhythm as the percussion that accompanies it! Loco's style gets a bit, well, "loco" at times – but never too much so – and titles include "Happy ... LP, Vinyl record album

Pete Terrace

Pete With A Latin Beat
Tico, 1960. Very Good
Pete in a very Latin Beat – playing vibes with heavy percussion, in a style that has equal parts jazz and equal parts Latin, and which moves past the sleepier sound of some of his earlier, mellower records. Cha cha is the basic groove of the tunes, but the execution and the heavier style of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tico, 1956. Very Good-
Very early merengue sounds from Ricardo Rico – served up with an earthy blend that really gets to the root of the genre! The tracks often feature strong percussion alongside these really bouncing basslines – but acoustic ones, without the too-heavy style of more contemporary merengue ... LP, Vinyl record album
 



⇑ Top