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Dance The Merengue With Killer Joe

LP (Item 719688) Tico, 1956 — Condition: Very Good+
Very early merengue sounds from Ricardo Rico – served up with an earthy blend that really gets to the root of the genre! The tracks often feature strong percussion alongside these really bouncing basslines – but acoustic ones, without the too-heavy style of more contemporary merengue – in a way that has the same sort of charm as vintage Cuban recordings of the 50s, especially alongside the female vocals in the lead! Great horns top nearly every track, and some saxes get some nice snakey solo moments too – on titles that include "El Mosquito", "San Nicholas", "In The Dark", "Sin Censura", "Jose Antonio En Nueva York", and "El Osito".  © 1996-2023, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Orange label pressing – cover is great!)

Very Good + (plus)

  • Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
  • 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.

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.



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