$23.50 USD
August 15, 2019 - 12:13:42 AM GMT (4 months ago)
Powered by eCommercePlayer.comTITLE: ESSENCE OF LIFE ARTIST: BENITEZ (EDDIE BENITEZ...1962-2019) BORN IN SAN JUAN, PR, MOVED TO NEW YORK IN 1972!!ORIGINAL PRESSING (USA) HARD TO FIND!!! LATER REPRESSED/REISSUED BY SPAIN'S VAMPISOUL AND A VENEZUELAS REISSUE! Label: Vaya Records ‎– JMVS-68Format: Vinyl, LP (ORIGINAL 1ST PRESSING!)Country: USReleased: 1977Genre: LATIN Style: LATIN FUNK, LATIN SOULA- Eddie Benitez's story is full of contrasts: a classical trained child prodigy turned Latin Rock superstar while hanging out in his teen years with the likes of Charlie Palmieri (his guardian angel, as he still names him), Louie Ramirez, Tito Puente and pretty much all the crew from the Fania All- Stars...and making a name for himself while at it. His debut album for Fania(Vaya), 'Night Life,' brought him to the spotlight in 1976, earning his band Nebula rave reviews and the propos of many of his peers, including names like George Benson, Al DiMeola and Carlos Santana. He also has the distinction of being the first Latino act ever to be featured at the mythical GBGB's. His career, not to mention his life, was screech halted twice, first with cancer and most recently this past. November when a massive heart attack almost swept him from us. He finally passed away in NY January 2019! B- Excellent stuff from Eddie Benitez and his jazzy Latin soul combo of the 70s! The band had a very unique blend of Latin fusion, jazzy musicianship, and soulful vocals – and in a way, they were continuing experiments begun in the early days of the Nuyorican era, but which had been cast aside by some of the other groups. This album's a real winner, with the kind of material sure to please any fan of the Soul Jazz compliations – including tracks like "Hermano", "Soul's Ecstasy", "Nueva Generation", and "Eternal Paradise". © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc. Performer Credits: Arranged By – Eddie Benitez Bass – Thomas Hebb Congas, Bongos – Gregory Hernandez Coro – Alfa Anderson, Genevieve Sansom, Jimmy Cruz Drums – Joe Dicarlo Guitar – Eddie Benitez Lead Vocals – Nancy O'Neill Lead Vocals & Guiro – Dino Cedeño Percussion – Louie Castro Piano, Synthesizer [Moog, Arp Strings], Organ – Larry Dvoskin Piano, Trombone – Johnny Carro Producer – Louie Ramirez (Vibes?) Timbales, Bongos – Jose MoralesSide A: Essence Of Life - 3:38You Make Me Feel - 4:41Eternal Paradise - 3:32Seven Ways - 2:36Side B:Latin Thing - 2:42Soul's Ecstasy - 3:03Wonderful - 4:42Hermano - 2:31Nueva Generacion - 3:56VINYL CONDITION: IF YOU SEE GLARE, IT WAS THE CAMERA SHOT!! HEAR.... MOSTLY VG++ TO VG+...NO SKIPS HEARD!!LABELS CONDITION: NMCOVER CONDITION: A MESS, TAPED! TO BE SOLD AS IS...HAVE A BETTER COVER? SO THIS IS THIS COLLECTOR'S ITEM!REMARKS: 1978 CashBox Latin Beat Nominees: of Ralphy Santl. Benitez’s “Essence Of Life” has been chosen among the top Latin rock albums, and in the Miscellaneous In- strumentalist category Louis Sanchez (vibes) and Jullto Collazo (bata) are among the nominees.Please feel free to make us an offer if you're interested in this record! We're happy to make win-win deals and offer discounts for multi-item buyers.TERMS OF SALE: We recommend a light cleaning / dusting of the records before use, as these have been kept in dry storage. All vinyl condition ratings are PARTIALLY PLAYED FOR GRADING BESIDES VISUALLY assessed to the best of our ability. Pre-owned vinyl is subject to normal wear and tear. Vinyl condition rating and listening experience is subjective and variable based on equipment. We are committed to our customers satisfaction. In the rare event that the condition of your purchase is received significantly different than as described, please contact us within 3 days upon receipt before leaving feedback so we may attempt to rectify the situation!!! SUGGESTION..IF YOU WIN A BID AND LIVE IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY PLEASE ASK FIRST FOR INVOICE...YOU CAN SAVE $$ (BASED ON WEIGHT)USA & PUERTO RICO SHIPPING RATES:1 TO 4 LPs: MEDIA MAIL: $3.35MORE: ASK!1 TO 2 LPs: PRIORITY MAIL: $8.25MORE: ASK!INTERNATIONAL RATES:CANADA: First 12" (LP) - $18.00 (up To Two) 3- 4 LPs 12" - $26.00REST OF THE WORLD, EUROPE, ASIA, AUSTRALIA, ETC: (South & Central America, including Mexico, pls ask first!)1-2 LPs (12") - $25.00 (ask! You May Save!) 3-4 LPs - $35.75Double albums count as 2 records.WE USE THE FOLLOWING SCALE FOR OUR STRICT, PLAYED (SOME TRACKS) AND/OR VISUAL GRADING OF VINYL:Sealed : Jacket is sealed shut in shrink wrap, disc is sold ungraded or "as is". If you wish I can carefully open the film and send the vinyl separate of the cover?BUT ADVISE!M- : A record in this condition appears absolutely unplayed and will bear no marks, sleeve scuffs, or scratches. We seldom use this grade.VG++ (Excellent) : A record in this condition may have one or two visible imperfections, but these will be of a purely cosmetic nature (i.e. sleeve scuffs or other superficial marks) and will not affect play, of course, no skips, no significant noise or clicks. A VG++ record will have no scratches.VG+ : A record in this condition will have a few visible imperfections. These may include sleeve scuffs, superficial marks, and very light scratches if any. The presence of a single light scratch is enough for us to grade an otherwise markless record VG+; a VG+ record will have no more than a few such scuffs or scratches.VG : A record in this condition will show the kinds of imperfections found on VG+ records but in slightly greater numbers. There may be a number of light scratches and other marks, but a VG record will not bear any scratches deep enough to be felt with a fingernail. TO BE SOLD AS IS!VG- : A record in this condition will have a number of visible imperfections; the presence of a considerable number of light scratches will force us to give a record this grade, as will the presence of even one scratch deep enough to be felt with a fingernail. TO BE SOLD AS IS! G : A record in this condition will have pervasive imperfections of varying degrees including both light scratches and scratches deep enough to be felt with a fingernail. TO BE SOLD AS IS!GENERAL DETAILS: REFUND POLICY: All items are guaranteed to be as described or full refund (less postage). Refunds will only be given after return shipment and inspection. I am not responsible for any damage caused by the postal service. All records are packed extremely well. PAYMENT may be made by PayPal. 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August 08, 2019 - 12:13:42 AM GMT (4 months ago)
33 RPM


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