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LP (Item 519610) Fania, 1980 — Condition: Very Good+

Willie Colon helps Ismael Miranda get a new sense of energy in his music – backing the vocalist here with a tight set of salsa backings that are every bit the best Colon sound of the late 70s! The arrangers here are varied – and include Luis Cruz, Marty Sheller, and Luis Garcia – but there still a relatively unified feel to the record, even when the style shifts a bit – thanks vocals by Ismael that are strong and often emotive, but never in a way that falls into cliche or overly-romantic moments. The track "Tumbao Caliente" steps out with a bit of boogie dancefloor funk, but other titles are more traditionally salsa – and titles include "Bandolera", "Cartas Muertas", "Biata", "Americano Latino", "Jibaro Castao", "No Me Digan Que Es Muy Tarde", and "Cuando Tu Quiera".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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.

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