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Founded in 1980 as an independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including Machito CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often Machito albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our Machito record collection, Machito CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

Sell us your unwanted CDs DVDs and Vinyl, and they will be recycled into the hands of music and movie lovers who can appreciate them again. From personal collections to estate collections, from reviewer/radio station surplus to entire store inventories- no collection is too large! Contact us in order to determine how much we can pay you for your collection.

We appreciate your support for Machito and our indie music store!

They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!


Machito Biography

Machito (February 16, 1912-April 15, 1984), born Francisco Raúl Gutiérrez Grillo in Havana, Cuba, was an influential Latin jazz musician. Machito played a huge role in the history of Latin jazz. His bands of the 1940s, especially the band named the Afro-Cubans, were among the first to fuse Afro-Cuban rhythms with jazz improvisation. Machito was the front man, singer, conductor, and maraca player of the Afro-Cubans and its successors. Machito's brother-in-law Mario Bauza was the musical director. He influenced Machito to hire jazz-oriented arrangers.

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Machito Bio Continued

The son of a cigar manufacturer, Machito became a professional musician in Cuba in his teens before he emigrated to America in 1937 as a vocalist with La Estrella Habanera. He worked with several Latin artists and orchestras in the late '30s, recording with the then-dominant Latin bandleader Xavier Cugat. After an earlier, aborted attempt to launch a band with Bauza, Machito founded the Afro-Cubans in 1940, taking on Bauza the following year as music director where he remained for 35 years.

Machito Discography Updated January 2007
Machito Albums

Machito Vinyl & Machito CDs

1949 Tanga, Asia Minor, Cleopatra Rumba Mercury
1949 Souvenir Album Decca
1950 Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite Clef
1950 Jungle Drums Mercury
1952 Feeding the Chickens, Consternacion, Mambo... Seeco
1952 Mambo Inn, Sambia, Yo Tengo Un Mate CBS
1952 Mambo Sentimental Seeco
1952 Machito Jazz with Flip & Bird Mercury
1954 Mambo America Tico
1955 El Niche Tico
1956 Asia Minor Tico
1957 Latin Soul Plus Jazz Charly
1957 Kenya: Afro-Cuban Jazz Blue Note
1957 Inspired Tico
1958 Machito with Flute to Boot Roulette
1958 El As de la Rumba Tico
1958 Vacation at the Concord Coral
1958 Mi Amigo, Machito Tico
1959 Irving Berlin in Latin America Tico
1959 Mambo Caravan Tico
1960 World's Greatest Latin Band GNP
1961 A Night Out Tico
1963 The New Sound of Machito Tico
1963 Machito's Variedades!!! Fania
1963 Machito Presents Fluta Nova: Maurico Smith Tico
1963 Este es Graciela Tico
1966 Soul Source VSP
1967 Machito Goes Memphis RCA
1975 Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods Verve
1977 Fire Works Artistry/MPS
1982 1983 Grammy Award Winner MCA
1982 Machito 1982 Timeless
1982 Machito 1982 Top Ten Hits
1983 Machito! Timeless

Compilation Machito Records and Machito CD Releases

1948 Afro Cuban Jazz Clef
1948 Dizzy Gillespie/Charlie Parker Verve
1948 Mucho Macho: Machito & His Afro-Cuban... Pablo
1949 Afro-Cubop Spotlite
1949 Cubop City Tumbao
1949 Machito and His Afro-Cuban Salseros Pablo
1949 Tremendo Cuban! Tumbao
1978 This Is Machito and His Afro-Cubans Polygram
1989 1941 Palladium
1993 Greatest Hits Fania
1993 Machito And His Afrocuban Jazz Ensemble Fania
1993 Mambo in Jazz Saludos Amigos
1993 Tea for Two Saludos Amigos
1994 Yo Soy La Rumba Polygram
1995 Dance Date with Machito Palladium
1995 Kenya Palladium
1995 Machito and His Afro-Cubans Fantasy
1995 Machito Mucho Charly
1995 Mucho Mucho Machito Palladium
1995 Plays Mambos & Cha Cha Cha Palladium
1996 Afro Cuban Grooves Delta
1996 Machito & His Afro Cubans Harlequin
1996 Voz de Graciela Salsoul
1997 Afro Cuban Jazz International
1997 Tremendo Cumban WestSide
1998 Machito TTH
1999 Baila Baila Baila: 1943-1948 Harlequin
1999 Bucabu Musica Latina
1999 Don't Tease Me International
2000 Blen Blen Blen Musica Latina
2000 Tambo Musica Latina
2001 Machito!!! Timeless
2002 Chacharicha Our World
2002 Mambo Mucho Mambo: The Complete Columbia... Sony
2002 Ritmo Caliente Proper Box
2002 Tabu Proper
2002 Vamos A Bailar! Varese
2004 Afro Cuban Jazz Suite
2004 Freezelandia 1947-1949
2004 Guampampiro
2004 Ritmo Pa Gozar

Live Machito Vinyl and Machito CD's

1960 Machito at the Crescendo GNP Crescendo
1982 Live at North Sea '82 Timeless
1995 Carambola: Live at Birdland (1951) Tumbao

Machito Music CD Appearances

Xavier Cugat Cuban Love Song (1997) Vocals
Xavier Cugat Romantic Sound of Xavier Cugat (1998) Vocals, Performer
Xavier Cugat & His... Bim Bam Bum [Musica Latina] (2000) Vocals
Xavier Cugat Selection of Xavier Cugat (2001) Performer
Xavier Cugat Latin Rhythms (2002) Vocals
Xavier Cugat Mambo Mucho Mambo Maracas, Performer
Dizzy Gillespie with... Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods (1975) Performer
Dizzy Gillespie Best of Dizzy Gillespie (1992) Leader, Maracas, Claves
Dizzy Gillespie Incontournables (2000) Leader
Graciela & Machito Intimo Y Sentimental (1965) Maracas, Bandleader
Joe Holiday Mambo Jazz (1951) Maracas
Stan Kenton Complete Capitol Studio Recordings (1943) Maracas
Stan Kenton Opus in Pastels (1945) Latin Percussion
Stan Kenton 1947, Vol. 2 (1999) Maracas
Ernesto Marquez & His... Mambo Holiday (1992) Maracas, Bandleader
Noro Morales Y Su Orquesta Mambos Y Guarachas Percussion, Maracas
Frank Morgan Frank Morgan (1955)
Chico O'Farrill Cuban Blues: The Chico O'Farrill... (1950) Maracas
Charlie Parker Bird: Complete on Verve (1946) Maracas, Performer
Charlie Parker Confirmation: The Best of the... (1946) Maracas
Charlie Parker South of the Border: The Verve... (1948) Maracas
Charlie Parker Essential Charlie Parker (1949) Maracas
Charlie Parker Verve Jazz Masters 15 (1994) Maracas
Charlie Parker Talkin' Bird (1999) Maracas
Charlie Parker Alternative Takes, Vol. 4: 1948... (2002) Maracas
Charlie Parker Verve Latin Sides (2002) Maracas
Charlie Parker Boss Bird (2002) Maracas
Chano Pozo Cuban Rhythms (1999)
Tito Puente 50 Years of Swing: 50 Great Years... (1946) Vocals
Tito Puente Tito Puente en el Puente (On the... (1969) Vocals
Tito Puente/Celia Cruz... Nuevo Mambo (1993) Performer
Tito Puente & Perez Prado Selection of Mambo & Cha Cha Cha (1997) Performer
Tito Puente & Machito Kings of Mambo (2000) Vocals
Tito Puente & Celia Cruz Legends Collection: The Tito... (2001) Performer
Billy Taylor Cross Section (1953) Maracas, Marimba

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