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(Black label mono pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear & a mostly split bottom 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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Hard-hitting early work from Perez Prado – a record filled with angular touches that are a fair bit more modern than some of his later sides, and which mix crackling Latin rhythms with some of the best changes going on in jazz at the time! The track "Pianolo" is more than enough to ... LP, Vinyl record album
Perez Prado at his best – sock-hard, with a choppy groove that's supported by some great percussion and really nice orchestrations! The feel here is in his best 50s mode – and possibly even better, as the recording quality on the set is great, and the mambo-focus makes for an album ... LP, Vinyl record album
The title says "ugh!" and there's lots of that in this record! Perez plays in that tight hard way that he used on his best 50s recordings, making his trademark grunt of "ugh!" as the songs change rhythms – in a style that the notes describe as "the only vocal baton ... LP, Vinyl record album
A monster groover in the 50s, Perez kept putting out excellent work long into the 60s – as this tasty 1965 RCA session will attest! The album's a nice mix of cha cha and uptempo tracks, with some cuts that are standards, and others that sort of tight Latin pop that Prado was so good at. ... LP, Vinyl record album
It's easy to cha cha when Tito Puente's in the house – especially when he's working in his near-perfect RCA mode of the late 50s! The tunes are nothing fancy, but the execution is sublime – tight Latin rhythms at the bottom, done in a way that's never too bombastic – topped with ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mucho cha cha here – the reigning rhythm on the New York Latin scene at the end of the 50s – played by Tito Puente and group with some nicely jazzy styles! The combo features some excellent horn work alongside the percussion – both sax and trumpet sections, plus some leaner flute ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great little record – a heck of a lot nicer than Tito's work in the 50s, with a much more hard driving mambo sound, touched by a bit of jazz. The style here's not dissimilar to Tito Puente's work at the time – and titles include "Ay No No No", "A Little Bit Of ... LP, Vinyl record album