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Black vinyl that may show a slight amount of dust or dirt.
Should still be very shiny under a light, even with slight amount of dust on surface.
One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so.
These marks cannot be too deep, and should only be surface marks that won't affect play,
but might detract from the looks.
May have some flaws and discoloration in the vinyl, but only those that would be
intrinsic to the pressing. These should disappear when the record is tilted under
the light, and will only show up when looking straight at the record.
(Buddah and ABC pressings from the 70's are a good example of this.)
May have some slight marks from aging of the paper sleeve on the vinyl.
Possible minor surface noise when played.
Additional Marks & Notes
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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.
Features the great Bobby Rodriguez on saxes, flute, and piano – on titles that include "Dile A Tu Mama", "A Quarter To Nine", "Un Final Inesperado", "A Mi Gente Por Alla", "Joaquina", "Hola Soledad", and "Jack Jack" – ... LP, Vinyl record album
The culmination of a great run of 70s albums from Cheo Feliciano – and a self-produced set with a tremendous amount of depth! The arrangements here run way past standard 70s salsa – and often have some jazzier, more expressive changes that really help bring the most out of the vocals ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nice jazzy Latin groovers from Marco – played on hard heavy piano, with lots of tight spare percussion in the background! The tracks push past the usual Cha Cha sort of groove – and seem to encompass a number of complicated themes and styles, agumented by some extra exotic percussion. ... LP, Vinyl record album
A 70s killer from Bobby Valentin – one of the first in an excellent run of records for the Bronco label, and a set that has bassist Bobby at the height of his salsa powers! Valentin made a key musical shift at the start of the decade, and by this point he's really at the top of his game ... LP, Vinyl record album
Eddie Palmieri's work for the Coco label is some of his best of the 70s, and this album is no exception – and while the title may call the record "unfinished", it sounds pretty darn well done to our ears – far better than most other Latin sides of the time! The album includes ... LP, Vinyl record album
A compelling collection of underground Latin tracks recorded on the San Francisco scene – issued here by the Nucleus Records label, who were best known for their Bay Area Brazilian releases! The set features selections from a festival of Latin American styles in SF – and includes ... LP, Vinyl record album
Features Pablo Moya at the head of the group – on titles that include "Eres Clara", "Lira Rota", "Caminito Del Guaimaral", "Quiero Saber De Mis Hijos", and "Quisiera Volver A Nacer En Santiago De Cuba". LP, Vinyl record album
Excellent work by Lonnie Smith – a free-flowing album of long jazzy grooves that's kind of an extension of his Blue Note albums, touches with more of the electricity of his 70s playing! There's some killer rhythms on the album – courtesy of drummers Jamey Hudad and Ben Riley, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
A real high point in Jimmy Smith's famous 60s run at Verve Records – a key collaboration with arranger Lalo Schfrin, who brings a great blend of jazz and soundtrack styles to Jimmy's famous groove on the Hammond! Lalo's backings are totally great – with touches of Latin and Brazilian ... LP, Vinyl record album