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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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Rare later work from Machito – on the label that would soon become Salsoul Records! Titles include "Masacote", "Como Quieras", "Rumbantela", "Tibiri Tabara", "Yo Tengo Un Mate", and "Buena Noche Che Che". LP, Vinyl record album
A tight little Machito album from the 60s – produced by Leroy Holmes, and done with a bit more punch than some of his other records from the time! The format's similar to other Machito sessions – in that some tracks have Machtio singing with a larger backing group, and others focus on ... LP, Vinyl record album
The Soul of Spanish Harlem – and the upbeat sound of the Joe Cuba Sextet – a hard-to-find album recorded just before the dawn of the classic Latin soul era! This one has been underappreciated for years, which is a shame, because it's got a lot of very nice grooves with that tight Joe ... LP, Vinyl record album
US issue of a set of vocal tracks that this Latin diva recorded in Madrid, with arrangements by Javier Vazquez and Osvaldo Estivill. Titles include "Estando Contigo", "Camina Y Ven", "El Malo", "Me Vas A Recordar", and "I Have Been Here". LP, Vinyl record album
Two sides of La Lupe – one relaxed, the other a bit more formal – both presented in an album that's sort of half Latin Soul and half boleros – but with some other elements thrown in for good measure too! Side one is our favorite – as it's got Lupe picking up some of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Stellar Latin grooves! This album is one of Ray's best from the early 60s, and it's an incredible batch of edgey tracks that far outshines most of his other work from the time! For the record, Ray took the standard Charanga format, and updated it by adding sweet jazzy touches, pushing the ... LP, Vinyl record album
A collection of Valdes' earlier work, featuring arrangements by Joe Cain, Tito Puente, and Javier Vazquez. Titles include "Soy Feliz", "Dulce Desengano", "No Lo Hago Mas", "Si Me Dices Que Si", "Corazon No Llores", "Tus Ojos", "Sin ... LP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "Cogele Bien El Compas", "La Gloria Eres Tu", "Un Telegrama", and "Pare Cochero" by Tito Puente – plus "El Negrito Del Batey" by Ricardo Rico, "Frenesi" by Tito Rodriguez, "Domitila" by Pete Terrace, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the more obscure artists from the early days of Tico Records – serving up cha cha cookers that include "Yo Sabia", "El Uno Dos", "Totiri Mundachi", "Las Secretarias", "La Cachimba De San Juan", and "Clases De Cha Cha Cha". LP, Vinyl record album
An excellent collection of rare sides from Tico – most from the early 60s, and a mixture of charanga and Latin jazz grooves that are pretty hard to find on vinyl. Titles include "El Watusi" by Ray Barretto, "Twist Changa" by Machito, "Nunca" by Caney, "Piano ... LP, Vinyl record album
An incredible collaboration between pianist Eddie Palmieri and vibist Cal Tajder – a record done for Tico in answer to their previous session for Verve – and a set that's even harder-jamming overall! Cal and Eddie really find something special together on the record – and both ... LP, Vinyl record album