Ok, so the title is a little misleading. This is really not a blow-out sale in the classic sense. It's not like we are trying to discard a bunch of stock that has been sitting in the store for awhile. Rather, I like to think of this sale as a perfect storm of Latin LPs that has built up at the Amoeba Hollywood store and is ready to downpour on Friday, August 17th. The sale, which will be located at the bin west of the information counter, continues until August 23rd.
The selection is as incredible as it is diverse. Great selections of Salsa, Rancheras, Boogaloo, Corridos, Flamenco, Cumbia, Spanish Pop, early Latin Rock & Roll, many in pristine condition. Plenty from all your favorite Latin record labels such as Fania, Tico and Discos Fuentes, as well as others that most aren't that familiar with. Labels such as the classic Cuban label, Kubany and old school Corridos from the label, Anahual. Other record labels, such as Musart and Caytronic, which released a variety of Latin Music from Mexico and the Southwest. Lastly, great records out of Central American from the labels Profono and Dicesa.
Many records are old stock that are still sealed. Some are leftovers from the Queens collection that were saved specifically for this sale. Most of the Salsa/Cumbia titles came from separate collection acquired around the same time as the Queens collection. Prices range from $4.99 up to $25.00 for some of the rare collectables. Like I mentioned earlier, it's a perfect storm of Latin LP stock all coming at once, probably the biggest I've seen in my eight years at Amoeba.
I browsed through the stacks to report on the sale,
I saw many great records by the likes of Joe Arroyo, Justo Benecourt, Vicente Fernandez (Pre-CBS) early Raphael (editions from Spain) La Playa Sextet, Joe Quijano, Lou Perez and Los Corraleros De Majagual.
As always, these sales are first come, first serve. Hope to see you Friday at 10:30am!
For more pictures of some of the albums we will be selling, check out The Gone World With Mr. Chadwick