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Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
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some signs of use (although not major ones).
May have slight surface noise when played.
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A classic bit of 70s salsa gold from vocalist Hector Lavoe – a record done in close collaboration with Willie Colon, with whom Lavoe had worked on a great run of albums during the late 60s and early 70s! The set's got a slightly warmer and more straightforward feel than some of Willie's ... LP, Vinyl record album
A tribute to the famous romantic singer Felipe Pierela – once known as the Bolero Star Of The Americas! Given Hector LaVoe's warmth and charisma at the time, he was a perfect choice for such a project – and working here with producer Willie Colon, Hector steps into an older mode of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sparkling salsa album that features Santos' vocals set amidst jazzy arrangements by Javier Vazquez, played by a nice little combo with Afredo Rodriguez on piano. Titles include "Y Que Mi Socio", "Virgen Del Cobre", "Palmeras", "El 5 Y 6", and "Salsa ... LP, Vinyl record album
Despite the salsa in the title, this one actually borrows a lot from more traditional sounds – and includes tipica style violin (by Eddie Drennon) and flute, next to lead vocals by Alberto Gonzales and Marco Motroni. Includes a few nice groovers, though – like the breezy "Mia ... LP, Vinyl record album
Junior Gonzales joins Larry Harlow and crew on vocals for this crack set of mid 70s salsa. Of all the Fania groups of the late 60s, Ordchestra Harlow was one that continued to grow strongly into the 70s – really hitting their stride with the kind of pride and consolidation of the Latin scene ... LP, Vinyl record album
A standout 70s session from Bobby Valentin – his last record for Fania, and a perfect example of the strengths that had allowed him to rise up to the ranks of the label's famous All-Stars! Bobby's playing electric bass throughout, but his biggest skill here is really that of a leader – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Hector Lavoe's vocals are wrapped tightly and beautifully here in Willie Colon production – and the album's one of the classics from the pair recorded at the height of Lavoe's solo career! The sound is tight and dynamic, but never too over the top – and although Lavoe's vocals are ... LP, Vinyl record album
An amazing achievement for Ruben Blades – a full suite of tracks conceived and composed by Ruben as a "disco drama" on wax! The work isn't the disco-styled album you might think from this description – and is more of a mini-opera or concept album by Blades, one that features ... LP, Vinyl record album
Killer material, and one of Willie's best-ever albums for Verve! The album's filled with groovy numbers that hit the good mix of soul and Latin that was coming out of the New York scene at the time – and Willie delivers all of it with a tight jazzy sound that works great with the titles. ... LP, Vinyl record album
We don't know much about Dave Bacal, but we do know that this is a nice album of Latiny groovers, played by Dave on the Hammond, with backing that has a good percussive sound. The style's a mix of Latin and Exotica, and since the record was recorded in the Hollywood scene of the 50s, you can ... LP, Vinyl record album