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Mi Amigo, Machito

LP (Item 5885) Tico, 1958 — Condition: Used
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By the end of the 50s, Machito was a king of the Latin scene – and had an ability to both groove hard, and lay down sophisticated arrangements that were a lot stronger than those of other throwaway cha cha cha groups. This album's one of his best from the era – and it includes lots of nice cuts, like "Cooking Cooking", "Santa Cruz", "Cathy Cha Cha Cha", "Sunny Ray", and "Rumba Ace". (Cover has some wear, partial seam splitting, a piece of tape, and some pen and light stains on the back.)  © 1996-2015, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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Additional Marks & Notes

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