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Caballo Pelotero

LP (Item 743915) Gema, 1964 — Condition: Very Good+

A horse's head that would make Don Corleone proud – and a batch of grooves that has as much kick as you might find in the back end of the animal too! The album's an early groover from El Gran Combo – recorded with a nice raw edge on most numbers, and an upbeat groove that shows the group as being as tight in the 60s as they were during later, more famous years. Apart from a few boleros, the tracks are mostly swinging, with some great jazzy horns – saxes by Eddie Perez and Hector Santos, driven strongly by percussion that includes bongos from a young Roberto Roena. Vocals are by Pellin Rodriguez and Andy Montanez, and grooves are arranged by Rafael Ithier – with titles that include "La Cara", "Estetica", "El Cobrador", "Meneito Me", "Los Cuadrosos", "La Bolita", "Consentida", "El Pasajero Cuna", and "Clavo Y Martillo".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Heavy early pressing! Cover has light wear, some aging, and a small split on the bottom seam held with clear tape.)

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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