ARTIST : TITO PUENTE y SU ORQUESTA with Vicentico Valdez and other vocalists!
TITLE : MAMBOS BY TITO PUENTE - Volume 2LABEL & RECORD #: TICO #103 (1951 or 1952)VINYL CONDITION: HEAR !! : TRACK ARE MOSTLY Strong VG+ to VG++ GLOSSY!! JUST LIGHT SCUFFS, NO SCRATCHES, NO SKIPS!!! (I have a little problem with either my cartridge or my turntable tonearm so sometimes you may hear a "hmmmm"...not always! HEAVY VINYL. HEAR WELL THE SOUND CLIPS INCLUDED...NO NOISE REDUCTION APPLIED....WHAT YOU HEAR IS WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO GET....A TREASURE!
LABELS CONDITIONS: SEE SCAN : NM!! (please note that in the late 40s TICO 78 RPMs were pressed with a black label but for the first 10" LPs Goldner decided to use a red label, then switch to black again for the 12" LPs then to the yellow label, etc!)
COVER CONDITION : SEE SCAN : VG++....NO SPLITS, NO EDGE WEAR, Just very light "age" spots!
REMARKS: INCREDIBLE FINDING!!.......TICO 10" LPS by TITO PUENTE, TITO RODRIGUEZ......1st TIME I FIND THESE GEMS!!!! (3 days ago I posted TICO#100 by Tito Rodriguez with a starting bid of $99.00 and "Buy It Now" for $150.00 and 20 minutes later it was sold!!...The 2nd Tito Rodriguez (TICO #104 is pending to be sold to the same gentleman, if not it will be posted later in the day)
THESE 10" LPs ARE HARD TO FIND MOSTLY BECAUSE 2 YEARS LATER in 1954 THEY WERE REPLACED BY THE 12" LP!!! ( I FOUND ONE IN ENGLAND VG+ Selling for $175.00)
FROM A CD REVIEW: "TITO's record debut was on Gabriel Oller's SMC (Spanish Music Center); he signed with new Tico label (formed '48 by George Goldner [d 15 Apr. '70] and Art "Pancho" Raymond), released many 78s, eleven 10 inch LPs, some of these later issued on 12 inch LPs, i.e. Mamborama , Mambo With Me (these two mid-'50s classics respectively collected on Mamboscope '94 and The King of the Cha-Cha Mambo '95 on Caney; latter incl. three tracks each from his mid-'50s Tico LPs Cha Cha Chás For Lovers and Dance the Cha Cha Chá) and Puente In Love late '50s. With Machito and arch rival Tito Rodríguez, Puente was leader of the big band mambo style during late '40s and first half of '50s: "Abaniquito" in 1949 (incl. on Tumbao CD Mambo Macoco '92, which collects together Tico recordings '49-51, as does another Tumbao CD Mambos With Puente '92) was one of the first crossover mambo hits with assistance of English-language DJ Dick "Ricardo" Sugar. His big band had "an intense and nervous quality that was pure New York, his arranging, like his timbales playing, was fast, tight, jumpy, bravura"TRACKS SIDE A:1- Babalagua
2- Mambo Macoco
3- Solos Tu Y Yo
4- El Timbal
TRACKS SIDE B:
1- Abaniquito (TITO's 2nd recording for TICO on a 78 rpm...1949)
2- Un Corazon
3- Baile Simon
4- Quiero Mi Tambó
PERSONNEL INCLUDED: (Partial) VICENTICO VALDEZ: VOCALIST, MARIO BAUZA: TRUMPET!!! (MACHITO's MUSICAL DIRECTOR, Graciela's husband!), CHINO POZO, Angel Rosas (the other vocalist heard on this lp, etc!)
THE 1st TICO 10" LPS:
10 Inch Series:
LP-100 - Mambos, Volume 1 - Tito Rodriguez [195?](I Sold Last Week $150.00)
LP-101 - Mambos, Volume 1 - Tito Puente [195?]
LP-102 - Mambos, Volume 2 - Tito Rodriguez (Sold Today for $150.00, same buyer....private transaction)
LP-103 - Mambos, Volume 2 - Tito Puente [195?]
LP-104 - Mambos, Volume 3 - Tito Rodriguez [195?]
LP-105 - Music from Spain: Pasodobles I - Leal Pescador [195?]
LP-106 - Music from Spain: Pasodobles II - Leal Pescador [195?]
LP-107 - Mambos, Volume 3 - Tito Puente [195?]
LP-108 - Mambos, Volume 4 - Tito Rodriguez [195?]
LP-109 - Mambos, Volume 1 - Joe Loco Trio [195?]
LP-110 - Tangos, Volume 1 - Tico Orchestra [195?]
LP-111 - Mambos, Volume 2 - Joe Loco Trio [195?]
LP-112 - Mambos, Volume 5 - Tito Rodriguez [195?]
LP-113 - Mambos, Volume 1 - Pupi Campo [195?]
LP-114 - Mambos, Volume 4 - Tito Puente [195?]
LP-115 - Mambos, Volume 6 - Tito Rodriguez [195?]
LP-116 - Mambos, Volume 5 - Tito Puente [195?]
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RECORD OR COVER GRADED VG or LESS WILL BE "SOLD AS IS"
MINT: Unplayed, still sealed.
NM RECORDS: are shiny, with no visible defects, they might have one or 2 minor superficial scuff and they should play without any noise. Writing, stickers or other markings cannot appear on the label, nor can any “spindle marks” from someone trying to blindly put the record on the turntable. Major factory defects also must not be present; a record and label obviously pressed off center is not Near Mint. If played, it will do so with no surface noise. (NM records don’t have to be “never played”; a record used on an excellent turntable can remain NM after many plays if the disc is properly cared for.)
have no creases, ring wear or seam splits of any kind.
Picture Sleeves: should look as if they never housed a record. This is a great reason to remove your 45s from their picture sleeves and keep them separate. Just keeping the 45 inside the sleeve will cause damage than can reduce the grade of the sleeve.
VG++ (Excellent) RECORDS:
Barely noticeable play wear and background noise. May have surface scuffs and/or superficial marks, which will be inaudible or indiscernible from the background, no scratches. Very nice, flaws noted.
Artwork is still as close to perfect as can be. Some impression to the cover (minor outer ring wear) but no ink wear! Some slight creases to the corners, but not wrinkled and obtrusive to the eye. The corners can show white (where the artwork pasted slick was) meaning, slight wear. No seam splits or writing on the cover or taped repairs can make this grade.
may show some slight signs of wear, including light scuffs or very light scratches that do not affect the listening experience. Slight warps that do not affect the sound are OK. Minor signs of handling are OK, too, such as telltale marks around the center hole, but repeated playing has not misshapen the hole. There may be some very light ring wear or discoloration, but it should be barely noticeable.
should have only minor wear. A VG+ cover might have some very minor seam wear or a split (less than one inch long) at the bottom, the most vulnerable location. Also, a VG+ cover may have some defacing, such as a cut-out marking. Covers with cut-out markings can never be considered Near Mint.
VG+ PICTURE SLEEVES:
might show some very light creasing where it is obvious that a record once resided (or still does reside). A VG+ picture sleeve might have some very minor seam wear or a split (less than one inch long) at the bottom, the sleeve’s most vulnerable location.
They have more obvious flaws than their counterparts in better shape. They lack most of the original gloss found on factory-fresh records. Groove wear is evident on sight, as are light scratches deep enough to feel with a fingernail. When played, a VG record has surface noise, and some scratches may be audible, especially in soft passages and during a song’s intro and ending. But the noise will not overpower the music otherwise. Minor writing, tape, or a sticker can detract from the label. Many collectors who have jukeboxes will use VG records in them and not think twice. They remain a fine listening experience, just not the same as if it were in better shape.
VG COVERS and PICTURE SLEEVES:
will have many signs of human handling. Ring wear in the middle or along the edges of the cover where the edge of a record would reside, is obvious, though not overwhelming. Some more creases might be visible. Seam splitting will be more obvious; it may appear on all three sides, though it won’t be obvious upon looking. Someone might have written or stamped a price tag on it, too.
RECORDS GRADED VG OR BELOW WILL BE "SOLD AS IS"
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