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Hector Lavoe Strikes Back

LP (Item 917314) Fania, 1987 — Condition: Very Good

A real salsa bright spot in the mid 80s – a record that takes Hector Lavoe back to the best sounds of his albums of the 70s, thanks to tight production from Willie Colon! Despite a gimmicky title, the record really keeps things simple – and sets Lavoe's vocals up with a small combo of twin trombones, percussion, and keyboards – grooving mostly in the mode that Colon first put forth years back, and which still is really the best showcase for Hector's talents. Arrangements are by Marty Sheller, Louie Cruz, Louie Ramirez, and others – and titles include "Taxi", "Loco", "Ponce", "En El Fiando", "Escarchas", "Plato De Segunda Mesa", and "Ella Mintio".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Sunrise label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

Very Good

  • Vinyl can have some dirt, but nothing major.
  • May not shine under light, but should still be pretty clean, and not too dirty.
  • May have a number of marks (5 to 10 at most), and obvious signs of play, but never a big cluster of them, or any major mark that would be very deep. Most marks should still not click under a fingernail.
  • May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well, with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song, but never throughout a whole song or more.
  • This is clearly a copy that was played by someone a number of times, but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.

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