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La Playa Sextet/Tito RodriguezTito Dice... Separala Tambien ... LP
Alegre, 1971. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole and a bit of marker on back.)

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Johnny Pacheco with Pete Conde RodriguezCelebracion ... CD
Fania, 1989. Used ... $24.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Pacheco & Pete 'El Conde' RodriguezLos Compadres ... LP
Fania, 1972. Very Good ... $9.99
About as tight as you can get from the team of Pacheco and vocalist Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez – a record cut after a strong run of sides from Pacheco's Nuevo Tumbao, a finely-honed unit that moved with supple grace few other groups could match! Pete's great here on both the mellower cuts and uptempo numbers – a singer who brought a new depth to Latin music in the 60s, really working here at the height of his powers. Titles include "Dulce Con Dulce", "Moreno", "Yolanda", "Mujer Ingrata", and "De Que Te Vale". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Alfredo Rodriguez & Pedro MartinezDuologue ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 17.99
A record that's recorded by a duo, but one that's got a much fuller sound than you might expect – thanks to the magic of overdub, and to some great production help from Quincy Jones! Alfredo Rodriguez plays piano, Fender Rhodes, and keyboards – Pedro Martinez plays percussion – and both artists sing a bit too – and the whole thing sounds a lot richer than just a keyboard and percussion album might, as the songs bristle with the energy of a small combo – mixing together elements of Latin jazz and other global elements, in a mode that's warmly soulful and sometimes funky. Titles include a nice remake of "Thriller", plus "Estamos Llegando", "Yo Volvere", "Mariposa", "Cosas Del Amor", "Duologue", "Africa", and "El Punto Cubano". CD

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Arsenio Rodriguez & The Afro-Cubano SoundViva Arsenio – Arsenio Rodriguez & The Afro-Cubano Sound Of Now! ... CD
Bang, 1966. Used ... $24.99
An incredible record and very unique – cut around the same time as Arsenio's rare boogaloo album for Tico Records! Like that session, this one has a style in which Arsenio is featured in a larger group – playing with a raspy edge that really steps out in front of the fuller instruments and voices! The group's a great one – playing here with a few early Latin Soul touches, and in a way that mixes together different modes in a really unusual approach to the grooves. Arsenio's sound is still quite rootsy, but the larger backings are quite tight – and often done with a nod to more popular soul modes of the time. The whole thing was put together by producer Bert Berns, with arrangements by the great Artie Butler – and it's got a freewheeling New York groove that's as close to Latin Soul as Arsenio ever came! Includes Latin Soul versions of "Hang On Sloopy" and "La Bamba", plus the tracks "La Yuca", "Tres Marias", "Randy", "Vaya P'al Monte", and "El Elemento Del Bronx", a groovy guaguanco track! CD
(Out of print American CD pressing from 2006 Japanese edition.)

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Bobby RodriguezLatin From Manhattan ... LP
Vaya, 1978. Very Good+ ... $19.99
One of our favorite 70s albums by Bobby Rodriguez – mostly for the first two tunes on the set! The best of these is the title track "Latin From Manhattan" – a really great number with a laidback jazzy feel, and lyrics that are a bit corny, but still pretty nice, almost in a Mark Murphy way. "After Midnight" follows that one up – and is a killer Latin jazz number with some great sax work by Bobby – searching soprano, almost in a post-Coltrane mode, and grooving with the band in a great way. Other tracks are still pretty nice too - and titles include "Sonero Del Barrio", "Cielito Lindo", "Siete Mujeres", and "Negra Sabrosura". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Bobby RodriguezSimply Macrame (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Jazz Men/Jazz Detective (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A fantastic album of soulful jazz – and one that's got a lot more staying power than the macrame craze of the 70s! Don't confuse this Bobby with the Rodriguez who put out some mid 70s salsa albums on Vaya in New York – because this Bobby's a trumpet player from the LA scene, one who worked with Gerald Wilson, and is striking out here on his own in a sweet self-produced set! Instrumentation on the set is a bit ambitious – with large-ish sax and trumpet participation – but the overall groove is nice and compressed, and driven by some strong rhythms laid down by Ndugu Chancler and a host of added Latin percussionists. The highlight of the set is the side-long spiritually-soulful "Simply Macrame" – which runs for 16 minutes, and builds nicely in a "Little Sunflower" mode – using some vocals from singer Betty Macias to initiate the Latin-tinged groove, and set the tone for a host of sweet solo work to come. The album also features a nice take on Lee Morgan's "Caramba", plus the original tunes "Judy's In Love" and "Straight No Changes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 1000! Comes in a special bag, too. Last copies of this one!!)

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✨✧ Bobby Rodriguez Y La Neva CompaniaMi Regreso ... LP
Caiman, 1984. Near Mint- ... $15.99
Features Bobby Rodriguez on tenor and flute, and Orlando Watusi on lead vocals – and titles include "Tributo A Cortijo", "Tono Fuego", "Mi Regreso", "Maria Cristina", and "El Pintor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Charlie Rodriguez Y Su ConjuntoCanta Ray Reyes ... LP
Guajiro, 1980. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Arrangements by Alfredo Valdes and Luis Perico Ortiz – with vocals from Ray Reyes! LP, Vinyl record album

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Enrique RodriguezLo Que Es (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Extra Lovely, 2019. New Copy ... $19.99 20.00
A really beautiful record by young Chilean pianist Enrique Rodriguez – a set that's got little more going on than piano and keyboards, but which really makes the most of those elements! Rodriguez plays in a style that's not entirely jazz – maybe more moody instrumentals with a slight bit of rhythm in the background, but always at a gentle pace – so that the tunes have a flow that's really driven by the keys, which sound equally great, whether acoustic or electric! Some tunes glow with a soundtrack theme style, others have a deeper soul vibe – and titles include "Chao", "Estamos Bien Aqui", "Una Pared", "Mantener El Arriba", "Ambos", "Lograr Decidirnos", "Lo Que Somos", and "Ni Siquiera Se Si Quiero Encontrarte". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing – in a black sleeve with the image on a sticker in the corner.)

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✨✧ Pellin RodriguezAmor Por Ti ... LP
Borinquen (Puerto Rico), 1973. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Pete Conde RodriguezEste Negro Si Es Sabroso ... LP
Fania, 1976. Very Good ... $14.99
A real 70s classic from Pete Conde Rodriguez – a set that has the singer's warmly soulful voice really soaring in a set of strong salsa backings penned by Papo Luca, Louie Cruz, and Jose Febles! There's a cohesiveness here that other records by Pete sometimes lack – a sense of the proud, full mission that was blossoming strongly at Fania at the time – carried off by one of the greatest voices to sing for the label in the 70s. Pete's talents are great on the ballads, but even better on the more uptempo numbers – of which there are plenty – and titles include "Catalina La O", "La Abolicion", "Se Vende Un Corazon", "Sentimiento", "Tumbakutun", and "Amor Perdido". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing. Cover has some wear, with wide clear tape along the bottom seam.)

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Pete RodriguezI Like It Like That (A Mi Me Gusta Asi) ... LP
Alegre, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic little album of Latin Soul – a perfect example of why Pete was known as the "King Of The Boogaloo" during the 60s! The group's having a non-stop party on the album – breaking it hard with heavy piano lines, rumbling bass underneath the grooves, tight timbales, and some shouted lyrics in English that are always very catchy. The title cut, "I Like It Like That", is the sort of groover that you'll be singing for years – even after hearing it only once – and the album's filled with other great cuts, like "Pete's Madness", "Micaela", "Si Quires Bailar", "Soiy El Rey" and "3 and 1". LP, Vinyl record album

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Pete RodriguezTouch Of Class (CDr pressing) ... CD
Fania, 1977. Used ... $18.99
... CD
(Out of print, CDr release.)

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RodriguezCold Fact ... LP
Sussex, 1970. Near Mint- ... $49.99
One of a handful of enigmatic albums cut in the early 70s by Sixto Rodriguez – a Latin-tinged singer with a style that's a bit like that of Jose Feliciano, but trippier, and with more rock and folk touches! This set's probably his best one – thanks to arrangements and production by Dennis Coffey and Mike Theodore, both of whom give the album a stoned-out feel that sets it up nicely with other work on the Sussex label at the time. The album's got a lot of "deep" cuts with semi-political lyrics – including the classic "Sugar Man", plus "Inner City Blues" (not Marvin's version), "Like Janis", "This Is Not A Song It's An Outburst", and "Crucify Your Mind". Rodriguez was such a hip cat back in his day it took decades for the world to catch up and finally give him the acclaim he deserved. LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing on Light In The Attic, still in the shrink with obi.)

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RodriguezComing From Reality (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sussex/Universal, 1971. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
An amazing second set from Sixto Rodriguez – recorded in the legendary Landsdowne Studios in London, with a groove that's a great extension from his debut! All of Rodriguez's best elements are in place here – his folksy guitar, personal lyrical style, and surprisingly biting approach to a variety of topics – and the London setting provides him with an even more sophisticated backdrop than before, one that creates a rich palette of sounds that takes the music in some really wonderful directions! There's a bit of strings at times, but most instrumentation is by a small combo – which includes Chris Spedding on guitar and Tony Carr on percussion – so that Rodriguez's vocals and guitar are really right up front in the mix, recorded with a brilliant balance between sharpness and compassion. Titles include "Climb Up On My Music", "Silver Words", "Heikki's Suburbia Bus Tour", "I Think Of You", "To Whom It May Concern", "Halfway Up The Stairs", and "Cause". 2019 CD version includes the bonus tracks "Can't Get Away", "Street Boy" and "I'll Slip Away". CD

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Rodriguez/Lavista/Sierra/Daidovsky/LeonVoces Americanas – Les Niais Amoureux/Quotations/Trio Tropical/Romancero/Madrigal/Peublo Mulato – Voices Of Change ... CD
CRI, 1998. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Tito Rodriguez25th Anniversary Performance ... CD
Disco Hit, 1973. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Tito RodriguezBig Band Latino – Esta Es Mi Orquesta (CDr pressing) ... CD
West Side Latino, 1968. Used ... $12.99
... CD
(Out of print, CDr pressing.)

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Tito RodriguezEn La Soledad ... CD
TR/Disco Hit, 1973. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Tito RodriguezLatin Jewels ... LP
Tico, Early 50s. Very Good ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing.)

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Tito RodriguezMambo Madness ... LP
Tico, 1959. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Mambo Madness indeed – and a fair bit of cha cha craziness as well! The album's a simple but tremendous little set from Tito Rodriguez – a great illustration of the power he had at his early best, without any of the overdone trappings of his later records from the star years. As with many early Tio sides, the style here is highly rhythmic and very jazzy – percussion-heavy grooves in both a mambo and a cha cha mode, served up with percussion and vibes from Tito, and just a bit of vocals on some numbers. There's a warmly chromatic sound to the record that is the key Rodriguez touch –a nd titles include "Chiqui Bop", "Mambo La Libertad", "Chen Chere En Guma", "Donde Estabas Tu", "Besame La Bembita", "Mambo Manila", and the groovy "Harlem Nightmare". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Tito RodriguezMe Lo Dijo Adela ... LP
RCA/Camden, 1950s. Sealed ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Tito RodriguezMi Razon: Amarte ... CD
United Artists/Polydor/West Side, 1969. Used ... $11.99
Classic 60s romanticos by Tito – recorded with lush backing by a larger group than on his earlier work. Titles include "Razon", "Mejor", "Eres", "El Sitio Abandonado", "Otra Noche", and "Dejame Ir". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tito RodriguezTito Rodriguez Canta En La Oscuridad ... CD
United Artists/West Side Latino, 1968. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Tito RodriguezTV Show ... CD
United Artists/West Side Latino, Late 60s. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Tito RodriguezTV Show ... LP
United Artists, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo UA Latino pressing. Cover has some splitting in the top seam and a bit of marker on back. Label has a bit of marker.)

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✨✧ Pacheco With Pete 'El Conde' RodriguezTres De Cafe Y Dos De Azucar ... LP
Fania, 1973. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the last albums from the team of Johnny Pacheco and Pete El Conde Rodriguez – and one of the best, too! The set's got an all-solid feel all the way through – a well-crafted approach to the tunes that's simple, and almost effortless – but which comes from Pacheco's years of experience as a leader, and Pete's beautifully soulful way of putting over a tune! Pacheco plays both percussion and flute – and instrumentation includes trumpet lines from Hector Zarzuela and tres from Charlie Rodriguez. Titles include "Primoroso Cantar", "Cositas Buenas", "Son Labori", "Viralo Al Reves", "La Gloria Eres Tu", "Harina Con Boniato", and "Ponle Punto". LP, Vinyl record album
(Venezuelan pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Arsenio RodriguezGuaguanco De Puerto Tierra/No Lo Niegues ... 7-inch
Sandy, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two great tracks from Arsenio Rodriguez's excellent Primitivo album! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Bobby RodriguezLead Me To That Beautiful Band ... LP
Vaya, 1975. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice hard salsa LP from the mid 70's, featuring Bobby Rodriguez on flute and Junior Cordova on lead vocals. Lots of good 70's tracks, played with fire and energy, and whipped up in a good mix by producer Ray Barretto. Tracks include "Pa'Borinquen Voy", "Don't Misundertand Me", "El Mensaje", and "Numero 6". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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✨✧ Bobby Rodriguez y La CompaniaSalsa At Woodstock ... LP
Vaya, 1976. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An ultra-hip Latin session from the mid 70s – recorded up at Woodstock by reedman Bobby Roriguez – a player we know first from his work with Joe Bataan during the Latin soul years, but who is also a heck of a great leader on his own! Bobby plays flute, tenor, and a bit of clarinet – and the rest of the combo includes trumpet, trombone, and some very nice piano work from Al Dorsey – soaring out with almost a Bataan-like groove at times. The group features some great work by Eddie Hernandez, who does the trombone solos, and who also sings English lyrics on the tracks "Sunday Kind Of Love" and "What Happened", a goofy kind of Latin soul track. Also great is the descarga cut "Workout", with nice solos by everyone involved! And as a bonus, the back cover says "Thanks to all the stoned people at Woodstock"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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✨✧ Johnny Rodriguez y Su OrquestaEl Encuentro ... CD
Lo Mejor, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Pete RodriguezEl Conde ... LP
Fania, 1974. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The classic first album as a solo act from Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez – not the boogaloo artist with the same first and last name, but the singer who'd rose to fame on a series of classic albums with Johnny Pacheco! The style here is rich and soulful – a return to tradition in Latin male vocals, with roots that stretch past Pete's Puerto Rican homeland, and deep into 20th Century Afro-Cuban traditions. Arrangements are by Bobby Valentin, Louie Cruz, and Louie Ramirez – and the instrumentation mixes some 70s salsa brightness with the deeper tones of older years. Titles include "El Conde Negro", "Los Compadres", "Un Toque Pa Yambao", and "Lo Quiso Dios". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing.)

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✨✧ Tito RodriguezEl Doctor De La Salsa ... CD
United Artists/West Side Latino, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tight little vocal numbers by Tito – recorded in Puerto Rico, with arrangements by Rene Hernandez and Hector De Leon. Titles include "Preludio En Ritmo", "El Vive Bien", "Hay Craneo", "Buenas Noches Che Che", "El Doctor Del Amor", "Esa Bomba", and "Llora Timbero". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tito RodriguezTito Rodriguez ... CD
Rovette (Mexico), 1950s/1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With 24 tracks including "Inolvidable", "Si Te Contara", "Yambu", "Oyeme Antonia", "Sun Sun Ba Ba E", and "Tiemblas". CD

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✨✧ Tito Rodriguez & Louie RamirezEn Algo Nuevo ... CD
TR, Late 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Pete Conde RodriguezSoy La Ley ... CD
Fania, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums ever from Pete El Conde Rodriguez – a bold little session that seems to have a bit more jazz in the mix than some of his other records! There's a soaring sound here that starts from the very first note – a somewhat joyous groove that steps out with tight percussion, piano, and really bright horns – all woven together alongside Pete's deeply soulful vocals. Victor Paz plays some key trumpet lines on the record – and arrangements are by Louie Cruz, Louie Ramirez, and Louie Perico Ortiz. Titles include "Soy La Ley", "Mi Viaje", "Mi Negra Mariana", "Cabildo", "Piroleando", and "Aqui En Mi Pueblo". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ RodriguezComing From Reality (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sussex/Universal, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An amazing second set from Sixto Rodriguez – recorded in the legendary Landsdowne Studios in London, with a groove that's a great extension from his debut! All of Rodriguez's best elements are in place here – his folksy guitar, personal lyrical style, and surprisingly biting approach to a variety of topics – and the London setting provides him with an even more sophisticated backdrop than before, one that creates a rich palette of sounds that takes the music in some really wonderful directions! There's a bit of strings at times, but most instrumentation is by a small combo – which includes Chris Spedding on guitar and Tony Carr on percussion – so that Rodriguez's vocals and guitar are really right up front in the mix, recorded with a brilliant balance between sharpness and compassion. Titles include "Climb Up On My Music", "Silver Words", "Heikki's Suburbia Bus Tour", "I Think Of You", "To Whom It May Concern", "Halfway Up The Stairs", and "Cause". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Coming From Reality (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Tito RodriguezLos Grandes Exitos De Tito Rodriguez ... CD
Musicor/West Side Latino, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ RodriguezCold Fact (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sussex/Universal, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of a handful of enigmatic albums cut in the early 70s by Sixto Rodriguez – a Latin-tinged singer with a style that's a bit like that of Jose Feliciano, but trippier, and with more rock and folk touches! This set's probably his best one – thanks to arrangements and production by Dennis Coffey and Mike Theodore, both of whom give the album a stoned-out feel that sets it up nicely with other work on the Sussex label at the time. The album's got a lot of "deep" cuts with semi-political lyrics – including the classic "Sugar Man", plus "Inner City Blues" (not Marvin's version), "Like Janis", "This Is Not A Song It's An Outburst", and "Crucify Your Mind". Rodriguez was such a hip cat back in his day it took decades for the world to catch up and finally give him the acclaim he deserved. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cold Fact ... LP 49.99

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✨✧ Johnny Pacheco with Pete Conde RodriguezCelebracion ... LP
Fania, 1989. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing on Musart. Cover has some wear.)
Also available Celebracion ... CD 24.99

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✨✧ Gilberto Rodriguez Y Los IntocablesSabor Maracuya Desnuda ... CD
Empty Cellar, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Far-reaching yet finely-honed Chicano soul and Afro Latin grooves from Gilberto Rodriguez & Los Intocables – a Bay Area combo putting a fresh spin on diverse influences, captured really well on a debut album that captures them so naturally you feel like they're right there in the room! A big part of the raw and real vibe comes from Gilberto's vocals, steeped in classic Latin Soul, able to bring an emotive and improvisational bent into a studio setting that's the right blend of gritty and smooth. The group is fantastic too. Trumpeters Carlos and Jorge Rodriguez can flow from Fania style to electric era Miles Davis in inspiration, with Ruben Sandoval on Rhodes and piano and Ahkeel Mestayer on percussion. Titles include "Bahia Caliente", "Ojala", "Navegando Verano", "Sudor Cafe Morena", "Entre Las Estrellas", "Sabor Maracuya Desnuda", "Limon Partido", "Sentimiento Azulejo", "Somos Los Intocables" and "Totonita Encantadora". CD

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✨✧ Inmensidad (Orquesta Inmensidad)Inmensidad – Cantan Robert Blades Y Yindo Rodriguez ... LP
Barbaro, 1982. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
A later version of Orquesta Inmensidad, but still with the same tight groove as their 70s albums – produced here by Johnny Pacheco, with vocals by Yindo Rodriguez and Robert Blades – on titles that include "Vuelve", "Guaguanco Africano", "Cansado", "Presencia", "Querio Una Novia", and "Ya No Regreso". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is lightly shopworn.)
 
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Maria Bethania & Zeca PagodinhoDe Santo Amaro A Xerem ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2019. New Copy 2CD ... $34.99
A classic-styled Brazilian live collaboration – a set with solo performances by each of the stars in the lead, and some great duet material together! The approach is one that's been used on Brazilian albums from the earliest records by Elis Regina and Jair Rodriguez – and it's still a fantastic way to present two strong singers in their best light – as Maria Bethania seems to hit a whole new level of warmth when singing alongside Zeca Pagodinho! Arrangements for Zeca's tracks are by Paulao De 7 Cordas, and Maria's are by Jaime Alem – and the set begins and ends with a number of duets, and features solo passages in the middle. Titles include "Sono Meu", "Samba Pras Mocas", "Vai Vadiar", "Adalgisa/Falsa Baiana", "Iluminada", "Pano Legal/Safe Socaite", "Reconvexo", "Gente Humilde", "Amaro A Xerem", "Naquela Mesa", "Desde O Samba E Samba", and "Verdade". CD

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Conjunto CaimitoConjunto Caimito ... LP
Laslos, 1985. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Features vocals from Tito Contreras and Luisito Rodriguez – and titles include "Sabroso Sabroso", "La Calena En La Rumba", "Oye Canuto", "Buscando Millonarias", "Tumba Ese Happy", and "Sin Cana No Hay Caramelo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Conjunto CremaLa Masacre Musical ... LP
SAR, 1982. Very Good+ ... $14.99
An early 80s session, but one with a strong 70s salsa vibe – particularly a groove indebted to Willie Colon's crime-era sides for Fania – as you might guess from the image on the cover! The group sports twin trumpets, sparking over lots of lively percussion – and instrumentation that also includes tres from Victor Trias, piano from Alexis Velez, and bass from group leader Marcos Quintanilla! Vocals are handled by the trio of Robgerto Mier, Louie Velez, and Diana Rodriguez – who mostly slides in on the choruses – and arrangement are the best part, thanks to help from Louie Ramirez, Alfredo Valdes, and Willie Rodriguez. Titles include "Bandolera", "Noviecita", "Sibanicu", "Esa China", and "Pescadores De Camarones". LP, Vinyl record album

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El Gran ComboLos Nenes Sicodelicos ... LP
Gema, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Maybe not as all-out psychedelic as you'd expect from the title and cover – but nonetheless, a really memorable late 60s album from El Gran Combo! The set's got the group hitting some of their Latin Soul modes at times – a clear direction for their psychedelic impulses – changing the rhythms with a bit more of a Spanish Harlem swing, especially on some of the midtempo numbers, which brood along nicely on the basslines! The combo's twin saxes are perfect for this setting – and given the soul that Andy Montanez and Pellin Rodriguez bring to their vocals, they're obviously a big help too. Titles include "El Jibarito", "Que Es Lo Tuyo", "Gran Combo Jala Jala", "Sin Tu Querer", "Mozambique", "Es Mi Tierra", and "El Pollo Frizao". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy yellow label pressing!)

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El Gran ComboOjos Chinos – Jala Jala ... LP
Gema, 1964. Very Good ... $29.99
The cover's alone is almost enough to make us fall in love with this one – but the grooves on the inside are even better – and are more than enough of an apology for the very silly image on the front! El Gran Combo are at the height of their early power here – really romping in a pre-boogaloo mode with lots of jala-jala rhythms – upbeat grooves that are topped with lots of jazzy horns, including some especially nice saxophone lines from Hector Santos, which really deepens the sound of the set. Lyrics are all in Spanish – sung by Pellin Rodriguez and Andy Montanez – but the groove definitely shows plenty of New York touches, with a nice undercurrent of soul on many numbers. Titles include "El Jala Jala", "Ojos Chinos", "La Rareza", "Te Quiero Ver", "Campesino", and "La Cocora". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original heavy black label pressing. Cover has light wear on the back, but front looks great.)

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieGillespiana ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A great burner from Diz – and one that features a large group, long tracks, and some stellar early work from Lalo Schifrin! Schifrin was in Diz's group at the time, playing piano and contributing fantastic Latin-tinged arrangements that gave the band a whole new life. Other players on this session include Candido, Leo Wright, Julius Watkins, and Willie Rodriguez – and the tracks include "Africana", "Blues", and "Panamerica". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has some light wear, but is nice overall.)

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Jazz Corps with Roland KirkJazz Corps ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1966. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
An unusual record, but a great one too – a set that mixes the offbeat reed work of Roland Kirk with some inventive ideas from a group of young west coast players! Some of the group members are names you'll recognize on their own from genre-crossing sessions for other labels – like vibist Lyn Blessing, and bassist Bill Plummer – both groovy talents whose touches really make the record sparkle – and the rest of the combo features trumpeter Tommy Peltier, drummer Maurice Miller, and reedman Freddy Rodriguez! And honestly, the whole thing's great, even without Kirk's help – but Roland's wit and creative energy really send the album home with work on tenor, flute, and stritch. Titles include "Harplyness", "Chalan Pago", "Le Blessing", and "Meanwhile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has some wear and peeling.)

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✨✧ Harrison KennedyHypnotic Music (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Invictus/Demon (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
An amazing solo effort from Harrison Kennedy – a record that's quite different than his work with Chairmen Of The Board, and a set that's easily one of the most compelling albums ever issued on the Invictus Records label! The set's nice and funky at times – the heaviest expression of that early 70s Holland Dozier Holland groove – but there's also moments that have kind of a playful, offbeat mode that's almost folksy soul – hard to peg adequately in words, but touched with these acoustic elements that are quite different than Kennedy's work with the Chairmen. The oddity of the record almost puts it in Rodriguez territory – especially given the raspy charm of Harrison's vocals – and titles include "Night Comes Day Goes", "Gimme A Glass Of Water", "Hypnotic Music", "Closet Queen", and "Up The Organization". LP, Vinyl record album

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Enoch LightPersuasive Percussion Volume 3 ... LP
Command, 1960. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
Features a group with Doc Severinsen on trumpet, Phil Bodner and Romeo Penque on reeds, and Willie Rodriguez on percussion! LP, Vinyl record album

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Carmen LundyModern Ancestors ... CD
Afrasia, 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
To our ears, there's nothing like a record from Carmen Lundy – one of the few jazz singers who can hold us completely rapt over the years, and who keeps on coming up with wonderful albums like this one! Carmen's voice has always been fantastic, but in recent years she's got an even more majestic sense of her instrument – tuned here to some tunes that really continue the more powerful lyrical approach she's used over the past decade or so – with an agenda that's much larger than herself, and has righteous elements we never would have found in her earlier music! Lundy's also become quite the instrumentalist too – and also handles guitar, Fender Rhodes, and even some larger orchestrations – in a lineup that also features piano from Julius Rodriguez, bass from Curtis Lundy and Kenny Davis, and percussion from Mayra Casales. Titles include "A Time For Peace", "Burden Down Burden Down", "Jazz On TV", "Meant For Each Other", "Still", and "Affair Brazil". CD

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Jose Mangual & Carlos ''Patato'' ValdezUnderstanding Latin Rhythms Vol 1 ... LP
Latin Percussion Ventures, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
One of the very first sessions recorded by the Latin Percussion label – a groundbreaking record that features very heavy rhythms throughout! The group's co-led by Jose Mangual and Carlos Patato Valdez – each of whom handle plenty of percussion, alongside Manny Oquendo on timbales, Milton Cardona on clave, Bobby Rodriguez on bass, and a few other percussion players as well! The sound is tight and jamming – very much in the best LP mode – recorded with a crisp edge that keeps the live, spontaneous sound of the record wonderfully fresh after all these years. One track features a bit of vocals by Ada Charbrier, but all other tunes are instrumental – and titles include "Masacote", "Guaguanco", "Bomba", "Guaguanco", "Mambo", "Shekere", and "Son Montuno". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the booklet. Cover has a split top seam.)

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Andy & Harold MontanezSiguiendo El Camino ... LP
MP, 1989. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Features work from Juan Torres on trumpet, Moises Nogueras on trombone, Miguel Rodriguez on alto, and Luis Quevedo on piano – on titles that include "El Rey De Afuero", "Donde Esta El Amor", "Soca Con Rap", "Ni Amigos Ni Amantes", and "Como Te Olvido Ahora". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chico O'FarrillBrisas Del Caribe ... LP
Orfeon (Mexico), Late 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
Lesser known Cuban work from Chico O'Farrill – recording here with singers that include Chico Andrade, Tono Montane, and Romelio Rodriguez, as well as the instrumental group of Girardo Rodriguez. Titles include "Babalu", "Panama Viejo", "Alma Llanera", "Matilda", "Guarare", "Sun Sun Babae", and "El Gallo Tuerto". LP, Vinyl record album
(Uruguayan pressing on Clave. Cover has splitting in the spine.)

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Orchestra HarlowHommy – A Latin Opera ... LP
Fania, 1973. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Orchestra Harlow's answer to the Who's Tommy – Hommy, a Latin Opera, and one of the few concept albums we know from the New York Latin scene of the time! The tracks are fairly short, and they're separated by short "interludes" throughout the album that feature some cool spoken bits that trace the story of the record, but which also have the humorous touches of some of the older Alegre All Stars albums from the 60s. And although Orchestra Harlow borrow the name of the Who's album, the work here is all original – not covers – two long "acts", spread out over the sides of the record with a sophisticated approach that shows the Harlow group moving into much deeper territory at the time. Lead vocals are by Junior Gonzalez, and you'll also hear Adalberto Santiago, Cheo Feliciano, Justo Betancourt, and Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez. Tracks include "Gracia Divina", "Mantecadito", "El Doctor Y La Razon", "Es Un Varon", "El Dia De Navidad", and "Soy Sensacional". LP, Vinyl record album
(Venezuelan pressing.)

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Charlie Palmieri Y Su OrquestaVuelve El Gigante ... LP
Alegre, 1973. Very Good ... $14.99
A hard to find Charlie Palmieri album from the early 70's – released on Alegre, and with a crack set of arrangements by Charlie, Sonny Bravo, and Tito Puente. The tracks are all fairly short – except for the long take on Arsenio Rodriguez' "El Guaya Catalina" – but as usual, Charlie manages to pack a lot of power into them, and earns again the title of "el gigante" of Latin bandleaders. Other tracks include "Depierta Julian", "Panache", "Chocolate", and "Arroz Con Pollo". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cutout notch and a small corner tear in the back paste-on.)

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PapaitoPapaito ... LP
SAR, 1982. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Features trumpet from Chocolate Armenteros, percussion from Roberto Torres, and tres from Charlie Rodriguez – on tunes that include "Ni Hits Ni Carreras", "A Mi Veracruz", "Contestacion A Sabina Gomez", and "Alma Jarocha". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mack PorterPeace On You (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.99
A really unique album from Mack Porter – a singer born in Ghana, but working here on the Swiss scene, where he'd landed after late 60s work in other European cities! The music is this very unusual hybrid of rock and soul, with a mixture of acoustic elements and larger orchestrations – and the kind of thoughtful, sensitive, singer-songwriter approach that puts Mack somewhere in the territory of other stand-alone artists of his generation – like Terry Callier, Bill Withers, or Rodriguez! The music here sounds nothing like those three – especially when Porter hits a bit of a Hendrix vocal vibe on one track – but it certainly has an equally heady quality. Titles include "Miles To Go", "Peace On You", "Till The Fall", "Freedom", "Sunday In Neon Lights", and "Back Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – on heavyweight vinyl!)

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Chano PozoRumbero Mayor – An Overview Of The Legendary Afro-Cuban Conguero That Changed Latin Music & Jazz Forever ... LP
Grosso! (Spain), 1940s. New Copy 2LP ... $34.99
A massive slice of music from percussionist Chano Pozo – best known as the guy who helped forge the mix of bebop and Latin that became known as cubop in the 40s – but also a hell of a musician in his own right too! The set brings together work from a wealth of early 78rpm singles – both cubop material that Pozo recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, and others – plus earlier straighter Latin work, with artists from both the New York and Havana scene! There's been some great CD issues of Chano's music from the time, but the package may be the first LP set to really do things justice – and features a total of 28 tracks that all feature Chano Pozo on percussion – titles that include "El Pin Pin" by Cascarita, "Guaguina Yerabo" by Miguelito Valdes, "Paran Pan Pin" by Panchito, "No Se Que Tienes" by Olga Guillot, "Seven Seven" by Chano Pozo, "Cubana Be" by Dizzy Gillespie, "Rumba En Swing" by Chano Pozo, "Tin Tin Deo" by James Moody, "Boco Boco" by Tito Rodriguez, "Manteca" by Dizzy Gillespie, "Cometelo To" by Chano Pozo, "Llora" by Cascarita, "Nague" by Miguelito Valdes, "Amparame" by Reinaldo Valdes, "Paran Pin Pin" by Panchito Riset, and "Conga De Los Dandy" by Orquesta Hotel Nacional. LP, Vinyl record album

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Tito PuentePuente In Percussion (remastered edition) ... CD
Tico, Late 50s. Used ... $14.99
Essential grooves from Tito Puente – a really unique record for the time, and a set that's only grown in power over the years! The album's an all-percussion jam from Puente – one that strips away most other instrumentation, to focus just on heavy drum work from Puente and a core group of players that includes Mongo Santamaria, Willie Bobo, and Patato Valdes! There's only just a bit of bass – played by Robert Rodriguez – to focus the energy of the percussion, and the timbales, congas, and bongos offer up both melodic lines and rhythmic grooves – a groundbreaking sound, recorded brilliantly back in the 50s! The album's got a killer stripped-down feel that you rarely get on other Tito Puente records – and tracks include "Tito on Timbales", "Swinging Mambo", "Congo Beat", "Stick On Bongo", "Tito & Mongo On Timbales", "Four Beat Mambo", and "The Big Four". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a mark.)

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Paul QuinichetteMoods ... LP
EmArcy, 1955. Very Good+ ... $23.99
Perhaps the best-known (and arguably the best) record by Paul Quinchette, and an album that brings his rich tenor solo style into contact with a very tight, very swinging batch of arrangments by a young Quincy Jones. Quincy's got an all-star batch of players backing up Q, including Sam Most, Charles Thompson, Paul Chambers, and Barry Galbraith – plus players like Willie Rodriguez and Manny Oquendo, who bring some added Latin percussion to the session. The tracks are short, but with a very open approach to soloing, and although Quinchette's in the lead, some of the other players get their licks in quite a bit. Titles include "Pablo's Roonie", "Shorty George", "Grasshopper", and "Tropical Intrigue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury pressing with deep groove. Cover haslight wear, but no splits, and is nice overall.)

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Guilherme RodriguesMuito Prazer ... LP
Amigo E Pra Essas Coisas (Brazil), 1982. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Sweet album of Brazilian fusion from the early 80s, with the good mix of Brazilian rhythms and warm reed and piano solo styles that so many groups were playing with at the time. Guilherme Rodriguez plays alto and flute with a group that includes Ronie Mesquita on drums and Andre Dequech on piano and organ. Cuts include "Casa Forte", "O Que Amar", "Muito Prazer", and "Razao De Viver". Very nice stuff, with a lively jazzy sound! LP, Vinyl record album

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Pete TerraceKing Of The Boogaloo ... LP
Somerset, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Pete Terrace challenges Pete Rodriguez for the title of "King Of The Boogaloo" in this live set recorded at Chez Jose in New York! The album's got a few tracks that say boogaloo, but which aren't – but that's still ok with us, because the bulk of the set is a hard grooving batch of uptempo groovers that would make anyone proud – and the record's easily one of Pete's best from the 60s! Includes covers of "El Pito", "At The Party", and "Bang Bang" – plus Marty Sheller-penned originals like "Do The Boogaloo", "I'm Gonna Make It", "Here Comes Pete", and "No! No! No!". Pete's vibes sound mighty nice, and the pianist in the group is nice and firey! LP, Vinyl record album

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Sarah VaughanViva Vaughan ... CD
Verve/Mercury, 1964. Used ... $4.99
One of Sarah Vaughan's first albums of Latin-tinged tracks – showing the roots of her interest in Brazilian music that would develop even more fully into the 70s. The record features a large group arranged and conducted by Frank Foster – with a host of jazz soloists, plus Latin percussion by the likes of Willie Bobo, Jose Mangual, and Willie Rodriguez. Titles include lively versions of "Jive Samba", "The Boy From Ipanema", "Mr Lucky", "Quiet Nights", and "Moment Of Truth". Tasty stuff – and very groovy! CD
(Out of print, Verve Master edition which has some edgewear.)

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Vladimir And His OrchestraNew Sound In Latin Jazz ... CD
Alegre, Late 60s. Used ... $9.99
One of the few albums ever recorded by Vladimir Vassilieff – an obscure late 60s piano player who's best known for his groovy album The Aquarians! The record's a really wonderful set that really lives up to its title – a haunting set of Latin jazz numbers played with a hip group that includes Many Duran, Bobby Rodriguez, and the great Bobby Porcelli on alto. The groove is light and free – a blend of 60s Latin, hardbop, bossa, and more – handled with the kind of modern touches that few other Latin leaders were using at the time, save for the great Bobby Vince Paunetto. Leo Morris makes a surprising guest appearance on the groover "Baby Boo Boogaloo", and other cuts include "Suzy's Bossa Nova", "Mambito", "Camelot Cha Cha", "Mambo at the Cave", and "Mombo Moderno". CD
(Out of print.)

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Lenny WhiteVenusian Summer ... LP
Nemperor, 1975. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Drummer Lenny White was one of the strongest talents on the kit to emerge during the 70s fusion years – a player who was every bit as tight and powerful as Billy Cobham, and maybe even more far-reaching in his style – as you might guess from the cosmic image on the cover! The album's got more than enough propulsion to soar to the skies – with White on massive drums – working with a killer batch of musicians that includes Patrick Gleason on keyboards and electronics, Onaje Allan Gumbs on acoustic and electric piano, Jimmy Smith and Larry Young on organ, Larry Coryell and Doug Rodriguez on guitars, and Tom Harrell on flugelhorn – all working together in a razor-sharp mix of acoustic and electric elements! Titles include "Mating Drive", "Venusian Summer", "Chicken Fried Steak", and "Prince Of The Sea". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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VariousFamilia RMM – Combinacion Perfecta ... CD
RMM/Sony, 1992. Used ... $4.99
Music from Combinacion Perfecta, Tony Vega & Tito Nieves, Domingo Quinones & Van Lester, Johnny Rivera & Ray Sepulveda, Oscar D'Leon & Jose Alberto, Cheo Feliciano & Ray De La Paz, Cheo Feliciano & Pete 'El Conde' Rodriguez, Marc Anthony & India & Celia Cruz & Oscar D'Leon. CD
(Out of print)

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VariousIn Flux – Drum 'n' Bass in Movement ... CD
Irma (Italy), 1997. Used ... $4.99
Tracks from Dub Alchemist, DJ Sensei, Slok, Skin 4, Clan Greco, Dust, Gazzara, Science Force, Average White Band, DJ Rodriguez, Pogo & Indo Aminata. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousJoey Negro – 2019 Essentials ... CD
Z Records (UK), 2019. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A heavy duty set of remixes from the great Joey Negro – a collection that's very much in the spirit of his Remixed With Love series – in that it features Joey's own soulful take on a variety of different dancefloor grooves! As with that series, many of the tracks here are older club classics, reworked for the 21st Century – but there's also some more contemporary recordings, which fall in perfectly with the spirit of the groove – because, as always with Joey, there's a strong love of the classic sound of soulful club going on, no matter what the source – so that the whole thing rises to the top with some of the best energy of the late disco and early house music generation! Titles include "Do You Love Me (Joey Negro ext voc mix)" by Mistura with Angela Johnson, "Can't Live Without Your Love (Joey Negro space disco mix)" by TAmiko Jones, "K-Jee (Joey Negro Philly World mix)" by AC Soul Symphony, "We Go Together (Joey Negro club)" by Raquel Rodriguez, "Dancin 2020 (Joey Negro's ext rebuild)" by Doug Wills, "Everyman (Joey Negro's Salsoul strut)" by Double Exposure, "Together (Joey Negro tribute to Randy Muller)" by Lakeshore Commission, "Fly Away" by Crakazat, "Rescue Me (Joey Negro's in full swing rmx)" by Sunkids feat Chance, "Cathedrals (Joey Negro ext disco)" by DC LaRue, "You're Gonna Want Me Back (Joey Negro disco blend)" by Delia Renee, "Shake (Dr Packer re-shake)" by Foreal People, and "Gotta Keep Pushin (Grant Nelson rmx)" by Z Factor. CD

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VariousTreasure Isle Ska Albums Collection (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Treasure Isle/Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99
Four albums' worth of vintage ska from the Jamaican scene – presented here with a heck of a lot of bonus tracks too! These tracks are the real deal – some of the earliest tracks to be circulated under the name of the new style – and the sorts of songs that just about everyone tried to copy right off the bat, and kept on trying to match for decades more! The work all comes from the magical fingers of Duke Reid, of the Treasure Island label – and there's a fair bit of jazz in the mix too, as these groups are overflowing with talented musicians who were playing straighter jazz just a few years before. The package features the full albums Birth Of Ska, Latin Goes Ska, The Skatalite, and Don Drummond's Greatest Hits – plus 19 more bonus tracks – with work by Duke Reid's All Stars, Don Drummond, Botty & Bonny, Rico Rodriguez, Justin Hinds & The Dominoes, Owen & Leon Silvera, Eric Morris, Roland Alphonso, Clive & Naomi, The Richards Brothers, Baby Brooks, and many others. 58 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoBarretto ... LP
Fania, 1975. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost gem in the 70s catalog of Ray Barretto – a fantastic album with some really wonderful tracks! Although Ray's clearly in his salsa mode here, he's also got a very strong jazz approach to the tracks – picking up the changes, tones, and colors used on his Other Road album, and turning them back towards a more forward Latin approach. The ensemble's wonderfully tight – with players that include Roberto Rodriguez on trumpet, Art Webb on flute, Ray Romero on timbales, and the great Gil Lopez on piano. Ruben Blades sings on a few tracks, and the album includes some truly stellar moments – like "Ban Ban Quere", a heavy stormer, and the soulful 8 minute number "Canto Abacua", which has some great electric piano. Other cuts include "Guarare", "Eso Es Amar", "El Presupuesto", and "Testigo Fui". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sunrise label pressing, in the die-cut cover, which is in nice shape.)

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoBarretto Live – Tomorrow ... CD
Koch, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Of all of Ray's post-Fania albums in the 70's, this is probably the one that's probably the most straight Latin. Good thing, too, because the set's a very live performance, and it's filled with the kind of vibrant energy that was carrying the New York Latin scene on waves of dynamism and creativity during the time. Tracks are long, with lots of jamming, and soloists include Roberto Rodriguez, Art Webb, and Dick Mesa – with vocals by Reuben Blades and Tito Gomez. Tracks include "Vaya", "Que Viva La Musica", "Slo Flo", and "Cocinando". 2 LPs strong – which makes for a double-length CD! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoPachanga With Barretto ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very offbeat little set from Ray Barretto – a record that takes the standard pachanga groove of the time, and nicely turns it on its ear with a host of jazzy touches! Hector Rivera wrote all the tracks, and also did most of the arrangements – and the record's got a really playful feel that's far more than just straight Latin for the crowds at the club. Flute and violin are often used in slightly unusual ways – and they're mixed with harder lines on tenor from Frank Mercado and trumpet from El Negro Vivar. Other players include Ray Mantilla on timbales, Jose Canoura on flute, and Willie Rodriguez on percussion – and titles include "Oye Heck", "Pachanga Suavecito", "Pachanga Para Bailar", "Barretto En La Tumbadora", "Pachanga Oriental", and "Ponte Dura". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with silver text, microphone, logo and deep groove. Nice and clean!)

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✨✧ Celia Cruz & Johnny PachecoTremendo Cache (remastered edition) ... CD
Vaya/Fania, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic collaboration between Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco – one that uses the rootsier sounds of Pacheco's tumbao group to further focus the energy of Celia's vocals! The record's got a solid, cohesive feel that makes it easily one of the best Celia Cruz sessions of the 70s – a focus that no doubt comes from the sharp arrangements by Louie Ramirez, Bobby Valentin, Johnny Pacheco, and Papo Lucca – the latter of whom plays piano in Pacheco's group on the record. Charlie Rodriguez plays tres on a number of tracks, further enforcing the roosty element of the music – and titles include "Cuala", "Oriza Eh", "La Sopa En Botella", "No Aguanto Mas", "Rico Changui", and "Ni Hablar". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Illinois JacquetMessage ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really hard groover from Illinois Jacquet's later years on Chess – a solidly smoking session that features plenty of organ and guitar! There's a gutbuckety groove here that's a lot like some of Willis Jackson's best work on Prestige at the time – a style that's based around the deeply soulful tenor sound of the leader, but which also features some wonderfully playful accompaniment from the rest of the group, who push things past the obvious organ/tenor sound of the time, into the more unusual rhythms that showed up later in Jackson's years at Prestige. Players include Wally Richardson and and Kenny Burrell on guitar, Ralph Smith on organ, and Willie Rodriguez on percussion – giving some tunes a nice Latin flair! Titles include "Wild Man", "The Message", "Like Young", "Turnpike", and "Bonita". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing. Back cover has some aging.)

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✨✧ MulenzeTe Damos La Gracias ... CD
Bronco, Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features arrangements from Tito Rivera, Jose Febles, Edwin Rodriguez, and Mariano Morales! CD
(Out of print. Back artwork has a light crease, but is good overall.)

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✨✧ Puerto Rico All StarsLos Profesionales ... CD
Combo, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
As the title implies, these guys are all top-shelf professionals – a crack salsa combo who clearly draw inspiration from the Fania All-Stars, and who work here in a very similar groove! Singers really stand out on every number – and include Andy Montanez, Lalo Rodriguez, Tito Allen, Luigi Texidor, and Yayo El Indio – working with instrumentation from a larger group directed by trumpeter Juancito Torres, and featuring plenty of horns, percussion, and a bit of guitar! Tracks all pack a pretty mighty rhythmic punch – and titles include the funky "Regino Suarez", plus "El Cantar Del Coqui", "Aqui En Mi Pueblo", "Tu Y Yo", "Alianza De Generales", "Ciriaco Valdes", and "No Volvere". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roberto Roena Y Su Apollo SoundRoberto Roena Y Su Apollo Sound – Lucky 7 ... LP
International, 1976. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lucky seventh album from Roberto Roena and his groundbreaking Apollo Sound combo – a set that's filled with spectacular arrangements and a new level of sophistication for the group – yet one that's still firmly pointed towards the dancefloor! There's a richness here that's really great – an array of tones and colors that flows out from some incredibly strong charts for the horn players – who include Miguel Rodriguez on tenor and flute, set in amidst the brassier players to give the record a nice shade of soul. Vocals are by Papo Sanchez and Sammy Gonzalez, and titles include the classic "Mi Desengano", plus "Que Me Castigue Dios", "A Bailar Mi Bomba", "Te Voy A Tratar", "La Mala Mana", "Hoy Mi Dia Triste", and "Estas Equivocada". LP, Vinyl record album
(Multi-colored label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Gil Suarez & His Hi-LatinsEl Tramposo ... LP
Premio, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really great combo album from the Latin soul generation – with some great boogaloo cuts, and some other nice groovers! Gil Suarez leads the group on piano – and the combo features Daniel Hinton Ramos on tenor, sax, and flute – plus Oscar Garcia on vibes, Marty Rodriguez on timbales, and Emilio Llaneza on trombone – and Mike Rivera on lead vocals. Titles include "Argarralo", "Oh Shucks", "Juventud De Chacon", "Waterloo Boogaloo", "Anda Camina", "Joronco Melao", "Obsession", and "El Tramposo". All cuts are great – and the album's got a nice Izzy Sanabria cover too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some tape on the top and bottom seams, and a small bit of pen on the back – but this is a great copy overall.)

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✨✧ Cal TjaderLos Ritmos Calientes (Ritmo Caliente/Mas Ritmo Caliente) ... LP
Fantasy, 1955/1957. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A 2-in-1 Latin jazz spectacular from the mighty Cal Tjader! First up is the album Ritmo Caliente – one of Tjader's first Latin-tinged sessions for Fantasy Records – and a really wonderful batch of tracks recorded with a shifting array of very hip players! In addition to Cal's vibes, and expected Latin percussion – handled by Armando Peraza on congas and bongos – the set also features some totally slamming piano work from Eddie Cano, Manuel Duran, and Richard Wyands – each of whom get a chance at the keys on the set, really helping to bring in a range of different colors and tones. An added bonus is Jerome Richardson on flute – who plays on about half of the album's tracks – in that soulfully snaking way he virtually owned back in the 50s. Tracks are short, and filled with plenty of energy – and titles include "Ritmo Caliente", "Mambo Moderno", "Alegres Timbales", "Buhutu (Nanigo 6/8)", "Cubano Chant", "Goza", "Lamento De Hodi", "Mueve La Cintura", and "Afro Corolombo". On Mas Ritmo Caliente, Cal Tjader's working in a smoking Latin vibe throughout – and has managed to get some great extra help in his efforts! The album was mostly recorded in Chicago and New York, and these different locals seem to give the record a slightly different flavor than some of Tjader's other west coast dates from the 50s – a slightly harder Latin groove, thanks to the presence of players like Jose Chombo Silva on tenor sax, Gerald Sanfino on flute and alto, Bobby Rodriguez on bass, Mongo Santamaria on congas, Willie Bobo on timbales, and Luis Kant on percussion. Vince Guaraldi's on piano on all tracks – bringing in a nice dose of warmth next to Cal's vibes – and titles include "Mongorama", "Ritmo Africano", "Ritmo Rumba", "Tumbao", "Perdido", and "Cuco On Timbales". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light aging.)

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✨✧ Lenny WhiteVenusian Summer (remastered edition) ... CD
Nemperor/Wounded Bird, 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Drummer Lenny White was one of the strongest talents on the kit to emerge during the 70s fusion years – a player who was every bit as tight and powerful as Billy Cobham, and maybe even more far-reaching in his style – as you might guess from the cosmic image on the cover! The album's got more than enough propulsion to soar to the skies – with White on massive drums – working with a killer batch of musicians that includes Patrick Gleason on keyboards and electronics, Onaje Allan Gumbs on acoustic and electric piano, Jimmy Smith and Larry Young on organ, Larry Coryell and Doug Rodriguez on guitars, and Tom Harrell on flugelhorn – all working together in a razor-sharp mix of acoustic and electric elements! Titles include "Mating Drive", "Venusian Summer", "Chicken Fried Steak", and "Prince Of The Sea". CD
Also available Venusian Summer ... LP 7.99

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✨✧ VariousCubana Perfecto – The Cuban Music Collection 1926 to 1997 (4CD set) ... CD
Rock Beat, Late 20s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 4CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A heck of a collection of Cuban music – one that follows the sound of the island nation from the early days of the 78rpm single up through the well-recorded Egrem sessions of the 60s – with a slightly different flavor on each different disc! CD1 features The Rhumba Rage – with 22 tracks by Lecuona Cuban Boys, Antobal's Cubans, Adolfo Utrera, Sexteto Habnero, Trio Matamoros, Don Ziazu's Havana Casino Orchestra, Antonio Machin, and others. CD2 features Mondo Mambo – 22 mambo tracks by Jose Curbelo, Tito Rodriguez, Antonio Machin, Arsenio Rodriguez, Chano Pozo, Marie Teresa Vera, Septeto Anacaona, Rita Montaner, Machito, and others. CD3 features Santeria & Socialism – 23 tracks by Xiomara Alfaro, Barbarito Diez, Daniel Santos, Conjunto Casino, Celina Y Retuillo, Ibrahim Ferrer, Celia Cruz, and others. And CD 4 features Socialismo Con Panchanga – 21 tracks by Orquesta Elio Reve, Los Van Van, Los Bucaneros, Duo Los Diablos, Los Zafiros, Freddy, Rolando La Serie, Orquesta Riverside, La Lupe, and others. 88 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ VariousSon Cubano NYC – Cuban Roots New York Spices 1972 to 1982 ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The rebirth of the Afro-Cuban groove on the New York scene of the 70s – great recordings in the "new traditionalist" sound of the time! After the boom of the Latin Soul sound of the late 60s, and the rise of salsa in the early 70s, there was also a "back to basics" movement within the players of the New York Latin community – a shift that stripped down the sound, reintroduced traditional instrumentation, and worked in rhythms that might have been used on older sessions, but which were slightly updated for the newer recordings. The work of that period, although strong, has often been overlooked in favor of some of the flashier sounds of the scene – and this set wonderfully corrects that fault by bringing together a great sampling of work from the traditional spectrum of the Salsoul and SAR record labels, along with the kind of notes and commitment to quality that makes the Honest Jon's reissues so great! Titles include "Son Sabroson" by Rey Roig, "Chuchillo Para La Pina Cubana" by Charlie Rodriguez, "Chocolate En C7" and "Trumpet En Montuno" by Chocolate, "Oriente" and "Tiene Sabor" by Henry Fiol, "Yo Perdi El Corazon" by Lita Branda, "Camina Y Ven Pa La Loma" by Roberto Torres, "Celosa" by Angelo Y Su Conjunto Modelo, and "Los Dos Hermanos" by Los Jimaguas. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cosa NostraCosa Nostra ... CD
Raff, Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Heavy funk from the Peruvian scene – the massive first album from Cosa Nostra, and a burning blend of soul, Latin, and psychedelic influences! Cosa Nostra clearly come from the rock end of the spectrum, but have picked up plenty of funky grooves along the way – and hit a genre-blending style that rivals some of their contemporaries on the South American scene! Guitars are mixed with conga, keyboards, and some especially great vocals that are often in English – and titles include a few covers – the best of which is a nice take on Pete Rodriguez' "I Like It Like That" – and a number of nice originals, like "Get Down & Do It", "Squeeze It Tight", "Cosa Nostra", and "Change Of Mind". CD

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✨✧ Jason MilesBlack Magic ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Keyboardist Jason Miles has a long legacy in jazz – both as a sideman with bigger names, and as a leader on his own – but this set with his Kind Of New group may well be one of his best so far – a sweet batch of electric grooves that goes a long way towards updating older styles of keyboard funk! Miles has a wonderful way of letting the right sort of spaces fall between the notes – a vibe that takes us back to the best early work by Bobby Lyle or Rodney Franklin – and like both of those musicians, he knows that the best way into a groove is to take things easy, and let the music find itself – which it does wonderfully on the mixture of tunes included in the set. The set features work from Reggie Washington, Jay Rodriguez, and Steven Wolf – and titles include "The Other Side Of The World", "Black Magic", "Kathy's Groove", "Wolfdelic", "Kat's Eye", and "Jean Pierre". CD

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✨✧ Willie RosarioMr Rhythm – De Donde Nace El Ritmo ... LP
Inca, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Willie Rosario is definitely Mr Rhythm on this fantastic 70s set – playing plenty of timbales in the lead, and working with the kind of cooking group that always makes his records from this period so great! The album features a small combo that's got some nice work on baritone sax by Shep Pullman, plus piano by Alfredo Rodriguez, bass by Julio Romero, and a 4 piece trumpet section – who top the tight rhythms with a nicely soaring, soulful vibe. Vocals are by Chamaco Rivera, arrangements are by Louie Ramirez and Jose Cruz, and titles include "Yo Se De Mi", "La Vida", "Negras Cenizas", "De Barrio Obrero A La 15", "La Muneca", and "Consorte". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Clark TerryTread Ye Lightly ... LP
Cameo, 1963. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
An obscure session that Clark Terry cut for the mostly-pop Cameo label during the early 60s – and some of the better recording that Terry did during the decade. The group is relatively small – filled with soul jazz players like Buddy Lucas, Seldon Powell, Willie Rodriguez, and Dave Bailey – and Terry's soloing is nice and tight, with a measured economical quality that works will with the tightness of the backing. Titles include "Tread Ye Lightly", "Free & Oozy", "Sweet Juke", and "Sapphire Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light stains and a name in pen on back.)

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✨✧ VariousSabroso – The Afro Latin Groove ... CD
Rhino, 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Willie Bobo, Willie Rosario & His Orchestra, Tito Rodriguez & His Orchestra, Joe Cuba Sextette, Mongo Santamaria & His Orchestra, Cal Tjader & Eddie Palmieri, Ray Barretto & His Orchestra, Ocho, Cal Tjader, Charlie Palmieri & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Impacto CreaImpacto Crea – Christmas ... LP
Vaya, 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A salsa Christmas from Impacto Crea – a set recorded right around the same time as Willie Colon's classic Holiday records of this nature! Ismael Miranda and Adalberto Santiago each sing lead on one track – and the group features Antonio Rodriguez on piano and tres, Alfredo Rios on saxes, Wilfredo Lopez on trombone, and Carmelo Rivera on trumpet. Nelson De Jesus sings lead vocals on other tracks – and titles include "Navidades En Crea", "El Lechon", "Fiesta En Navidad", "Vamanos De Fiesta", "A Dios Y Los Santos", and "Los Ninos Sin Navidad". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sabu MartinezAfro Temple ... LP
EFG, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Percussionist Sabu Martinez is one of the all-time greats of Latin music – and this record is probably the rarest he ever cut! The album came out of Sweden, where Sabu was residing during the 70s – enjoying some success as an expatriot jazz player in the European scene. The album mixes Latin grooves and hard funk in a way that's rarely been duplicated, and which has ensured Sabu a place in the funk hall of fame for all time! Breakbeat fanatics have always sought out the album for the cuts "All Camels Hump" and "My Cristina" – but the whole thing's a stunning batch of hard percussion grooves, and it's well worth its rare reputation! Other tracks include "Para Ti, Tito Rodriguez", "Martin Cohen Loves Latin Percussion", "My Son Johnny & Me", and "Wounded Knee". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe LockeLove Is A Pendulum ... CD
Motema, 2015. Used ... Out Of Stock
A really beautiful record from vibist Joe Locke – and maybe his most dynamic album in years! The set's got Joe working in a particularly angular mode – carving out these wonderful lines of sound with core rhythms from the trio of Robert Rodriguez on piano, Terreon Gully on drums, and Ricky Rodriguez on bass – all younger players who provide a very fresh setting for Locke's vibes! Joe's still got all the warmth of his recent records, but also has a bit more edge, too – which we like a lot – and this quality seems to come out especially strong alongside some of the guests – who include Rosario Giuliani on alto and soprano sax and Donny McCaslin on tenor. Titles include "For Jesse Mountain", "Love Is Letting Go", "Love Is A Pendulum", "Love Is The Tide", and "Variation On Wisdom". CD

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✨✧ Pacheco10 Great Years ... LP
Fania, 1972. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A very nice 10-year retrospective on the career of the great Johnny Pacheco, featuring many rare sides from his Fania career, stretching back to the early days, when he was the label's one big act! Some tracks features vocals by Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez or Chivirco Davila, and titles include "Sonero", "Alto Songo", "Dulce Con Dulce", "Azucar Mami", "La Esencia Del Guaguanco", and "Convergencia". Packaged in a cool gatefold cover, with a groovy "1972" photo of Johnny on the front, in a hippy dippy outfit – and cool photos from the old days on the inside! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original multi-color label pressing! Cover has light wear.)
 
 
 



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