Scripting is disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires JavaScript to function correctly.
Style sheets are disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires style sheets to function correctly.
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Enlarge       Note

El Maestro

LP (Item 59640) Fania, 1975 — Condition: Very Good

A mid 70s cracker from Pacheco – salsa with a mix of traditional influences, in a mode that follows shifts of other Latin acts at the time, yet still keeps things in the lean grooves you'd expect from Pacheco! The album is is first in many without Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez on vocals – but that aspect's more than taken care of by lead singer Hector Casanova, who follows Pacheco well into this slightly shift in a new direction. Many tracks on the set are upbeat and lively, and titles include "Mango Mangue", "Prestame Los Guantes", "Las Muchachas", "El Chivo", "Simani", and "El Faisan".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Mexican white label pressing with deep groove. Cover has bent corners and an unglued top seam.)

Very Good

  • 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.

Additional Marks & Notes

If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.



You might be interested


Alegre, 1962. Near Mint-
Johnny Pacheco's third landmark set for Alegre – hard grooving charanga material, with his hard jazzy flute style right up front in the mix! This is the kind of work that broke the Latin record market out of the box in the early 60's. Check out tracks like "Que Suene La Flauta" or ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ray Barretto

Energy To Burn
Fania, 1977. Very Good+
A really smoking set from Ray Barretto – recorded at a later date than his Latin Soul classics, but a beautifully imaginative batch of tracks that shows that Ray never stopped perfecting his art! The centerpiece of the album is the long track "Canto Abacuba", which has an ... LP, Vinyl record album

Tito Puente with Azuquita

Ce Magnifique
Fania/Tico, 1980. Very Good+
This one's got kind of a campy cover, but it's a surprisingly great little set – not the Parisian-styled record you might expect from the title and image, but a crackling set of New York salsa played by Tito Puente with vocals by Azuquita! The French touches are a reference to the fact that ... LP, Vinyl record album

Willie Colon/Ruben Blades

Canciones Del Solar De Los Aburridos
Fania, 1981. Very Good
One of the last classic efforts from the team of Willie Colon and Ruben Blades – a subtle but effective set of tracks that showcases both Blades' increasingly political concerns and the growing pan-Latin sound of Colon! The core approach is still mostly salsa, but you can hear plenty of ... LP, Vinyl record album

Orchestra Harlow

Salsa
Fania, 1974. Good+
Orchestra Harlow were already at the top of their game by the time of this classic early 70s album – yet they also managed to leap forward strongly too – both embracing and lending a name to the growing salsa movement of the time! The streetwise sounds that Harlow created in the 60s ... LP, Vinyl record album

Johnny Pacheco with Pete Conde Rodriguez

Celebracion
Fania, 1989. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Willie Colon & Ismael Miranda

Doble Energia
Fania, 1980. 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 – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fania, 1971. Very Good+
The debut album of Monguito Quian – not to be confused with Monguito Santamaria – who was also recording for Fania around the time, and who was also a Cuban singer recording in New York in the early 70s. This Monguito's more of a straight ahead Latin singer – presented here by ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ray Barretto

Que Viva La Musica
Fania, 1972. Very Good+
Fantastic stuff from Ray Barretto – and one of his most sophisticated albums of the 70s! The album mixes together rootsy percussion and smoother jazzy arrangements – in a manner that keeps things fresh at all points, and which shifts the focus nicely from track to track – ... LP, Vinyl record album

Jose Fajardo

Senor Charanga
Fania (Mexico), 1980. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album

Bobby Valentin

In Motion
Fania, 1974. Very Good+
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

Willie Rosario

Boogaloo & Guaguanco
Atco, 1968. Very Good+
A wicked batch of Latin groovers from Willie Rosario – one that takes all the energy of his rare indie sides from the 60s, and fuses it with the tight approach to Latin Soul being hipped up by Atlantic at the time! The whole thing's great, and has a vibe that's very lively overall – ... LP, Vinyl record album
 



⇑ Top