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(Black label stereo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has split seams, with aged tape on the spine and top seam.)
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.
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cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.
Pete and his hot little 60s Latin combo play versions of older Latin tunes – but bring them up to date nicely in a style that's got a nice touch of jazz. Manny Roman sings vocals – and titles include "La Mucura", "El Jamaiquino", "Que Rico El Mambo", " ... LP, Vinyl record album
Compilation of classic early stuff by Machito, back when Mario Bauza was playing trumpet, and acting as his music director. The band has a good hard sound, with lots of strong jazz soloing, and plays with a fire that's missing from a lot of his later recordings. Tracks include "Asia ... LP, Vinyl record album
The Soul of Spanish Harlem – and the upbeat sound of the Joe Cuba Sextet – a hard-to-find album recorded just before the dawn of the classic Latin soul era! This one has been underappreciated for years, which is a shame, because it's got a lot of very nice grooves with that tight Joe ... LP, Vinyl record album
US issue of a set of vocal tracks that this Latin diva recorded in Madrid, with arrangements by Javier Vazquez and Osvaldo Estivill. Titles include "Estando Contigo", "Camina Y Ven", "El Malo", "Me Vas A Recordar", and "I Have Been Here". LP, Vinyl record album
Two sides of La Lupe – one relaxed, the other a bit more formal – both presented in an album that's sort of half Latin Soul and half boleros – but with some other elements thrown in for good measure too! Side one is our favorite – as it's got Lupe picking up some of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Stellar Latin grooves! This album is one of Ray's best from the early 60s, and it's an incredible batch of edgey tracks that far outshines most of his other work from the time! For the record, Ray took the standard Charanga format, and updated it by adding sweet jazzy touches, pushing the ... LP, Vinyl record album
A collection of Valdes' earlier work, featuring arrangements by Joe Cain, Tito Puente, and Javier Vazquez. Titles include "Soy Feliz", "Dulce Desengano", "No Lo Hago Mas", "Si Me Dices Que Si", "Corazon No Llores", "Tus Ojos", "Sin ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the more obscure artists from the early days of Tico Records – serving up cha cha cookers that include "Yo Sabia", "El Uno Dos", "Totiri Mundachi", "Las Secretarias", "La Cachimba De San Juan", and "Clases De Cha Cha Cha". LP, Vinyl record album
An excellent collection of rare sides from Tico – most from the early 60s, and a mixture of charanga and Latin jazz grooves that are pretty hard to find on vinyl. Titles include "El Watusi" by Ray Barretto, "Twist Changa" by Machito, "Nunca" by Caney, "Piano ... LP, Vinyl record album