Tight salsa from El Gran Combo – and a record that has a slightly different feel than some of their other 70s efforts, thanks to a bit of added tres! The guitar-like instrument brings a nice sense of tradition to the record – that nod back to the roots of Latin that other 70s groups were doing in the Fania scene – an approach that really works well here for El Gran Combo, as it only seems to deepen their already-great sound. Miguel Cruz handles the tres, and also the bass – and titles include "Los Sorullos", "Desenfunda", "El Tabaco", "Bomba Pa Gozar", "Con La Misma Cosa", "Siempre Alegre", "Que Me Handado", and "El Jolgorio". (Cover has some splitting on the spine.) © 1996-2015, Dusty Groove, Inc.
We realize that there are many different interpretations of the standard grades used for pre-owned vinyl record albums & CD, so we thought we'd offer you the ones that we are working with, so you have an idea what we mean when we give the grade for a non-new item on our pages.
Below are stated conditions for a used vinyl records at Dusty Groove. Grading for the cover should be assumed to be near (within a "+" or "-") the grading for the vinyl. If there is significant divergence from the condition of the vinyl, or specific flaws, these will be noted in the comments section of the item. However, please be aware that since the emphasis of this site is towards the music listener, our main concern is with the vinyl of any used item we sell. Additionally, please note that all of our records are graded visually; considering the volume of used vinyl we handle, it is impossible for us to listen to each record. If we spot any significant flaws, we make every attempt to listen through them and note how they play.
The following grading conditions apply to the vinyl component of an album or single:
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.