EL CONJUNTO BERNAL ~ 1976 original Siesta Records 100% Sealed LP, $200 + S / H
1976 original Siesta Records LP pressing #S-105, 100% Still Sealed LP, MINT / MINT, unplayed. NO cut-out markings, NO seam splits, NO ring-wear. El Conjunto Bernal led by brothers Eloy & Paulino Bernal is considered by many as The GOAT ("Greatest of All Time") of conjuntos. Formed in 1952 in Kingsville, Texas and really took off by 1955, just when rock-n-roll was getting started! While in my high school years, Eloy Bernal bought a brick home on the corner of I Road & Gasline (later Alameda Street) 2 blocks away from my home in San Juan, Texas. I Road divided the small towns of San Juan & Pharr, Texas. I went to that house several times during those days, as I hung out with Eloy's half brothers, Richard, Oscar, Alfonso "El Cachirul" & "Prieto" + mostly through Richard, the oldest (a few years older than me) I met Eloy & the current Conjunto Bernal (1971 - 1975), even saw them play "live" at several places in the Rio Grande Valley & Kingsville, always for FREE, and it was a "treat"! They were truely a great live band, Eloy leading (Paulino was in religion by then), but electric lead guitarist "Juanena", accordionist Cali Carranza, and singers Cha Cha Jimenez & Laura Canales were 1st rate!
Tortilla Factory, 1974 original Falcon Records LP, $150 + S / H
1974 original Falcon Records LP pressing #FLP-4063, rare Gatefold cover VG, NO seam or spine splits, NO cut-out markings, NO real ring-wear, but heavy shelf wear, especially on back cover. Vinyl M-, maybe 1 small, very light scratch, plays excellent with almost NO background noise. A band heavy on the horns, the chicano-Chicago? That plays cumbias, rancheras, boleros & love songs. Led by "El Charro Negro" (Bobby Butler).
Tortilla Factory - made in america, 1975 original Falcon Records LP, $150 + S / H
1975 original Falcon Records LP pressing #FLP-4063, cover VG++, NO seam or spine splits, NO cut-out markings, NO ring-wear, shelf wear, vinyl VG++, very tiny scratches on start of side 1 that click a few times, a longer, light scratch on side 2 that doesn't click at all.
The Latin Breed ~ Breakin' the Rules, 1989 original CBS International LP, $150 + S / H
1989 original CBS International Records LP pressing #CRL-80094, cover VG++, NO seam or spine splits, NO cut-out markings, NO ring-wear, vinyl M-, NO scratches, plays excellent. There's only 7 guys in the photo & there's 20+ people listed in the credits... so who's in the band?
PEOPLE ~ PEOPLE, 1977 original GCP Records LP, $150 + S / H
1977 original Guerra Company Productions Records LP pressing #GCLP 132, cover VG++, NO seam or spine splits, NO cut-out markings, NO ring-wear, some shelf wear, vinyl M-, NO scratches, plays excellent. Late 1970s Tejano orquesta band that included David Marez -vocals; Joe Posada -saxophone; Richard Solis -drums; Pete Hernandez -keyboards; Pete Garza -bass;."Ferny" Mata -guitar; William Arnold Lowry -trumpet.
Joe Posada & El Quinto Sol, 1983 original Cara Records LP, $150 + S / H
1983 original CARA Records LP pressing #048, cover M-, still in the original plastic shrink-wrap, NO seam or spine splits, NO cut-out markings, NO ring-wear, vinyl M-, NO scratches, plays excellent. Joe Posada -vocals, saxophone, flutes; Pete Ojeda -bass; Steve Velasquez -guitars; Ricky Hernandez -synths & keyboards; Chris Alaniz - drums; Al Gomez -trumpets, Fugel horn; Rusty Wells -percussion. Manny R. Guerra -producer.