This was part of that same haul of four Puerto Rican LPs from the thrift shop, all in good shape, all $1.99 each. All four LPs have very little internet presence, though the artists (Ramito, Chuito, Maso Rivera) are well known. The tracks "Tu Castigo" and "La Ancianita," among others, have been posted on Youtube:
Thursday, July 6, 2017
BMC BLP 1582
Grado Blue/Paratrace, Technics SL-7, Pro-Ject Phono Box S, harman/kardon CDR-2.
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Monday, May 15, 2017
ABC Records MAY-1132
This was from the dollar bin in a Toronto record shop, one of several Freddy Fender LPs, all in very good condition.
"Just Because," "Cajun Stomp," and "Sweet Summer Day" appear on various Freddy Fender compilation CDs. The rest of this album is not on CD.
Fender had just appeared in the movie "She Came To The Valley" as Pancho Villa, hence the cover artwork. The title song from the movie appears on this LP.
Many of Fender's albums have not been released digitally, although some of the tracks appear on compilations. In 2012, Australian company Raven Records released a CD containing both 1974's Before the Next Teardrop Falls and its 1975 follow-up Are You Ready for Freddy? – two of his biggest sellers, and an essential CD for Fender fans, or at least ones without a turntable.
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
With an essay on the back cover by "Canadian radio commentator" Richard Gale about the then-current revival of ragtime music titled "The Rag Rage."
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
This was a gift from a fellow collector in Toronto. I shopped for LPs there this past weekend and made many finds in the dollar bins.
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Friday, March 3, 2017
Steel Strings is a solo acoustic guitar album, while this album has both solo tracks as well as duets with various bass players. "Lady Madonna" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" have been posted on youtube:
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