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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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This is Charanga 76's second record and it features nine songs with a salsa sound. The group's leaders are Felipe Martinez and Hansel Martinez and they are joined by singer Raul Alfonso, Frank Bello on piano, Andrea Brachfeld on flute, David Castro on bass and many others. Tracks include "Kuk ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great album that has Bobby moving into "something new", as he switches from trumpet-based Latin Soul, into a bass-heavy groove that shows the roots of 70s salsa! The album's a killer, and Bobby's combo is in excellent form – working with a tightness that would set the pace for ... LP, Vinyl record album
A landmark album, and the first-ever record on the young Alegre label – a sure-fire hit that put both the company and Pacheco firmly on the map! The record's a genre-setting batch of hard early charanga grooves filled with great flute work from a young Johnny Pacheco – recording here ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of those great hard-hitting Latin albums on Brunswick from the 60s! Titles include "Las Claves", "Yemaya", "Fregao", "Por Que", "Campina Cubana", "Nina", "La Pachanga", and "El Sopon". LP, Vinyl record album
4th volume in this great series of classic Latin descargas, featuring some of the greatest players of the sixties running through crack material that gives them all a chance to showcase their talents. Includes their massive version of "Manteca", plus another hard jazz mambo cut, "Ens ... LP, Vinyl record album
Great early work from Joe Cuba! Sure, the tracks were recorded before Joe's legendary Latin Soul years – but the vibe is nice and fresh, and the tight stripped-down approach shows how much Joe was ready to revitalize Latin music in the 60s. The percussion's nice and strong, and many cuts ... LP, Vinyl record album
With Ramon Flores on trumpets, Roberto Vergara on saxophone, Alfredo Nino Ortiz on percussion; with additional percussion by Ricardo Tiki Pasillas, Pablo Aguirre on keyboards and synthesizers, Jorge Nazar on guitar, and vocals by Angelica, Jorge Nazar, Yari Mre, and Luis Felipe Gonzalez. LP, Vinyl record album
Late 80s Latin from Mongo Santamaria – but still pretty darn nice! The set's got Santamaria stretching out in the rhythms a bit more from the early days – and also picking up some of the jazz flavors of the Concord label as well – but overall, the proceedings are still quite ... LP, Vinyl record album
A mighty tribute to the great songwriter Rafael Hernandez, who'd passed by the time of the recording – served up with vocals from La Lupe, and great arrangements from Tito Puente! Titles include "Las Palomitas", "Canta Canta", "Muchos Besos", "Jugando Mama ... LP, Vinyl record album