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Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66Equinox ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
The second album by Sergio and crew – and a real push forward for the group! The basic format of two-female harmony leads is still in place – but for some reason, this album gives a bit more of a nod to Brazilian roots than before, and really spices things up with an even more interesting array of songs! There's a bit less of the pop/cover style than before, and a bit more of a nod towards the hipper side of Brazilian music – especially the modernists of the bossa nova generation. Brazilian tunes include versions of "Constant Rain", "Cinnamon & Clove", "Bim Bom", and "Wave" – and there's also a few nice English numbers, like their hit version of "Night & Day", and a great reading of "Watch What Happens"! CD

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Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66Scarborough Fair/Canto Triste ... 7-inch
A&M, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $0.99
Great stuff by Sergio! "Scarborough Fair" is a remake of the Simon & Garfunkel tune – done by the ladies with an approach that's a bit sweeter than the original, but still nice and dark! "Canto Triste" is an Edu Lobo song – and always a treat! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an A&M sleeve. Label has a drillhole.)

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New Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66Stillness ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A real classic from Sergio Mendes – probably most famous for its funky bits! The record pushes past the formula of the earlier Brasil 66 albums, and goes for a more sophisticated approach that adds in some sweet electric moments, more complicated grooves, and an overall sound that's even hipper than the group's early pop for A&M. The album features an excellent version of "For What It's Worth" that has a tight drumbreak which has been sampled often, as well as a great version of Caetano Veloso's "Lost in the Paradise" which is a good translation of the song to an American idiom! Other tracks include "Viramundo", "Stillness", "Chelsea Morning", and "Sometimes In Winter". A real gem – and one of the group's most overlooked albums! CD
Also available Stillness ... CD 19.99

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New Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66Stillness ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1970. Used ... $19.99
A real classic from Sergio Mendes – probably most famous for its funky bits! The record pushes past the formula of the earlier Brasil 66 albums, and goes for a more sophisticated approach that adds in some sweet electric moments, more complicated grooves, and an overall sound that's even hipper than the group's early pop for A&M. The album features an excellent version of "For What It's Worth" that has a tight drumbreak which has been sampled often, as well as a great version of Caetano Veloso's "Lost in the Paradise" which is a good translation of the song to an American idiom! Other tracks include "Viramundo", "Stillness", "Chelsea Morning", and "Sometimes In Winter". A real gem – and one of the group's most overlooked albums! CD
(Out of print original Japanese pressing.)
Also available Stillness ... CD 13.99

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Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66Stillness ... CD
A&M/Soul Jazz (UK), 1970. New Copy ... Mid-July, 2014 (delayed)
A real classic from Sergio Mendes – probably most famous for its funky bits! The record pushes past the formula of the earlier Brasil 66 albums, and goes for a more sophisticated approach that adds in some sweet electric moments, more complicated grooves, and an overall sound that's even hipper than the group's early pop for A&M. The album features an excellent version of "For What It's Worth" that has a tight drumbreak which has been sampled often, as well as a great version of Caetano Veloso's "Lost in the Paradise" which is a good translation of the song to an American idiom! Other tracks include "Viramundo", "Stillness", "Chelsea Morning", and "Sometimes In Winter". A real gem – and one of the group's most overlooked albums! CD
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Stillness ... CD 19.99
Stillness ... CD 13.99

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Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66Stillness ... LP
A&M/Soul Jazz (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Mid-July, 2014 (delayed)
A real classic from Sergio Mendes – probably most famous for its funky bits! The record pushes past the formula of the earlier Brasil 66 albums, and goes for a more sophisticated approach that adds in some sweet electric moments, more complicated grooves, and an overall sound that's even hipper than the group's early pop for A&M. The album features an excellent version of "For What It's Worth" that has a tight drumbreak which has been sampled often, as well as a great version of Caetano Veloso's "Lost in the Paradise" which is a good translation of the song to an American idiom! Other tracks include "Viramundo", "Stillness", "Chelsea Morning", and "Sometimes In Winter". A real gem – and one of the group's most overlooked albums! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Stillness ... CD 19.99
Stillness ... CD 13.99

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New Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66Fool On The Hill ... LP
A&M, 1968. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums by Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – a perfect bridge between the simple pop of earlier records, and the group's expanding sound as the 70s approached! The warmly glowing Brasil 66 style is still very strongly in place, but the music here is all a bit hipper – tunes that show the growing sophistication of Brazilian music in the post-bossa years – picked up on by Sergio, and reworked for a larger audience in the US! The record's got some incredibly wonderful material – including a sublime cover of "Upa Neguinho", plus versions of "Casa Forte", "Canto Triste", "Lapinha", and "Laia Ladaia", a song that's a perfect fit for the group's unique style! Also includes the dreamy number "When Summer Turns To Snow", and the group's classic cover of "Scarborough Fair"! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66Foursider ... CD
A&M, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic double-length collection of work by Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – originally titled a "Foursider" because of the 2LP format of the original! The package is overflowing with greatness by the group – and the extra space allows the set to include some real gems from the later A&M years – a time when the group were hitting the charts a bit less than before, and really deepening their Brazilian groove! These later tracks are all plenty darn great – and show echoes of changes going on in late 60s Brazilian music – not Tropicalia entirely, but some of the groovier moments at EMI/Odeon and Philips, with traces of influences from Edu Lobo, Marcos Valle, Jorge Ben, and Luiz Carlos Vinhas. 21 tracks in all – with titles that include "Ye Me Le", "After Sunrise", "Pais Tropical", "Crystal Illusions", "Mas Que Nada", "Bim Bom", "Look Of Love", "Chelsea Morning", "After Midnight", and their breakbeat version of "For What It's Worth". CD

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New Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66Scarborough Fair/Canto Triste ... 7-inch
A&M, Late 60s. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great stuff by Sergio! "Scarborough Fair" is a remake of the Simon & Garfunkel tune – done by the ladies with an approach that's a bit sweeter than the original, but still nice and dark! "Canto Triste" is an Edu Lobo song – and always a treat! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has remnants of a sticker.)
 
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New GimmicksGimmicks In Acapulco ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1971. Used ... $19.99
No doubt about it – these guys are groovy! Groovy like Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – with a sweet male/female harmony vocal style, applied here to a mixture of bossa nova tunes and 60s pop numbers, recorded in Mexico by this Swedish combo, with a sound that would make A&M weep! There's a great selection of tunes on the package that keep things nice and fresh – fresher than Sergio Mendes, even – as the tracks run from a cover of "California Soul", to obvious numbers like "Wave" and "Mas Que Nada", to lesser-known gems like "Good Old Brandy On The Rocks", "Coco Loco Samba", "Honeymoon In Las Brisas", and "Acapulco Sunset". CD
(Out of print.)

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Los BrasiliosBrasilian Beat '67 ... CD
Design/Gear Fab, 1967. New Copy ... $10.99 12.98
A very unusual bit of bossa nova – and a record that seems to criss-cross a few different A&M Records modes of the 60s! At one level, the group's got a Brasil 66 feel – since they use a female vocal chorus on some cuts, breezing along with the grooves in a style that's definitely influenced by Sergio Mendes! But at another level, there's more of a Latin influence too – thanks to vibes and marimbas in the instrumentation, played in ways that echo some of A&M's Mexican-inspired groups – yet presented here with a warmer, jazzier feel overall. The blend is really great – especially given the warm production style of the record, and some great use of flute in the instrumentation – and although obviously a copycat sort of album, the whole thing comes out with its own unique flavor in the end! Titles include "Carol's Theme", "Poinciana", "Amorio Ambiguo", "Noche D'Amor", "Ritmo D'Amor", "No Love But Your Love", and "Tijuana Country". CD

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New Sergio MendesSergio Mendes' Favorite Things ... CD
Atlantic, 1968. Used ... $8.99
A sweet little pairing of the keyboards of Sergio Mendes and the early arranging styles of Dave Grusin – and a set that's quite different than some of Sergio's vocal albums with Brasil 66! The style here is all instrumental – and Mendes plays both piano and electric piano, plus a bit of harpsichord too – working with a hip LA group that features Grusin on organ, Tom Scott on flute and soprano sax, and John Pisano on guitar – plus a bit of Brazilian percussion from Joao Donato and Moacir Santos! The result is a heavenly 60s groove – some slight larger backings, plus great work from the jazzy group at the core – and titles include a stunning version of "Ponteio" – plus other Brazilian groovers like "A Banda", "Veleiro", and "Tempo Feliz". There's also a few tracks of US material like "I Say a Little Prayer" and "Comin' Home Baby", done with a nice bossa groove! CD

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New Ronald MesquitaRonald Mesquita – Bresil 72 ... CD
Barclay/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the grooviest Brazilian albums you could ever hope to buy – and one that's not even from Brazil, either! This little gem was recorded in France in the early 70s – but it's got a swinging groove that's very similar to the work of Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 during the 60s – upbeat, bossa-inflected, and with a strong undercurrent of jazz! Mesquita's group is a lot like Sergio's – right down to its mix of two vocalists on the lyrics – but there's a few important differences: this group's got one male and one female singer, a lot more percussion than Sergio ever used, and an overall sound that's less pop-oriented, and much harder overall! The whole album's great – tight, driving, and lively, with some incredible production – and titles include "Balanca Pema", "Dabadeia", "Aguas De Marco", "Fechado Pra Balanco", "Zanzibar", and "O Gato". CD

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New Wanda de SahSoftly ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
A lost bossa classic from Wanda De Sah – aka Wanda Sa, the wife of Edu Lobo, and a singer who worked with Sergio Mendes in his pre-Brasil 66 days! The album's got a wonderfully laidback feel – languid, yet jazzy, with the feel of some of Astrud Gilberto's best work on Verve, yet with vocals that are possibly better – thanks to Wanda's pedigree in Brazilian pop. Recordings were done in California, not Rio – and arrangements are handled by the great Jack Marshall – who's got a strong ear for keeping things interesting with a mix of strings, Latin rhythms, and Capitol pop shadings. Titles include "Aqua De Beber", "Ho Ba La La", "Sweet Happy Life", "The Dreamer", and a great version of "Aruanda". CD
Also available Softly ... LP 9.99

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Wanda de SahSoftly ... LP
Capitol, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A lost bossa classic from Wanda De Sah – aka Wanda Sa, the wife of Edu Lobo, and a singer who worked with Sergio Mendes in his pre-Brasil 66 days! The album's got a wonderfully laidback feel – languid, yet jazzy, with the feel of some of Astrud Gilberto's best work on Verve, yet with vocals that are possibly better – thanks to Wanda's pedigree in Brazilian pop. Recordings were done in California, not Rio – and arrangements are handled by the great Jack Marshall – who's got a strong ear for keeping things interesting with a mix of strings, Latin rhythms, and Capitol pop shadings. Titles include "Aqua De Beber", "Ho Ba La La", "Sweet Happy Life", "The Dreamer", and a great version of "Aruanda". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Softly ... CD 13.99

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New Liz DamonLiz Damon's Orient Express – Packaged For Pleasure ... LP
Cartan Tours/Avco, Mid 70s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The obscure second album from Liz Damon & The Orient Express – best known for their first record on White Whale, a sunny groovy classic! This one's from a few years after that record – and has a sweeter, sunnier, and (dare we say it?) trashier 70s feel – one that's probably best summed up by the cover photo of Liz in layers and layers of makeup, wearing a real Stepford Wives look on her face! The music's still pretty great, though – somewhere in between Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 and The Singers Unlimited – having the sweet male/female vocal style of the former, and the warmer 70s production of the latter. The album's also packaged for a travel company – Cartan Tours – and is filled with ads for Cartan's Hawaii package, as well as their trips to Mexico, Canada, and the Orient! Pretty great – and plenty obscure – with tunes that include "Wave", "Quando Quando Quando", "Heaven In My Heart", "Amor", "More Better Go Easy", and "Unforgettable". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Sergio MendesBrasil '65 – Introducing The Voice Of Wanda De Sah ... LP
Capitol, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
That's Brasil 65, not Brasil 66 – a distinction that marks a key early stage for the great Sergio Mendes – heard here on one of his first albums to mix together bossa jazz and vocals! The approach here is a bit more like vintage bossa dates from Brazil – or a bit like some of the Verve bossa records too – as Sergio's core trio is at the heart of every tune, playing with a great jazzy approach – then augmented in different ways by alto and flute from Bud Shank, guitar from Rosinha De Valenca, and vocals from the lovely Wanda De Sah! Production is perfect – really in a classic Elenco Records mode – and titles include "Let Me", "Consolacao", "Tristeza Em Mim", "Muito A Vontade", "Reza", "Berimbau", and "Aquarius". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Sergio Mendes TrioIn The Brazilian Bag (aka Brasil 65) ... LP
Tower, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice early stuff from Sergio – also issued as the album Brazil 65 on Capitol! That's Brasil 65, not Brasil 66 – a distinction that marks a key early stage for the great Sergio Mendes – heard here on one of his first albums to mix together bossa jazz and vocals! The approach here is a bit more like vintage bossa dates from Brazil – or a bit like some of the Verve bossa records too – as Sergio's core trio is at the heart of every tune, playing with a great jazzy approach – then augmented in different ways by alto and flute from Bud Shank, guitar from Rosinha De Valenca, and vocals from the lovely Wanda De Sah! Production is perfect – really in a classic Elenco Records mode – and titles include "Let Me", "Consolacao", "Tristeza Em Mim", "Muito A Vontade", "Reza", "Berimbau", and "Aquarius". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a small stain on one corner, and some pen on back.)

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New Voices In Latin (Barbara Moore)Something Cool ... CD
Pulsar/Beatball (Korea), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An incredibly groovy record from The Voices In Latin – a one-off studio project headed up by sound library legend Barbara Moore! The set is one of the few commercially-released albums that Moore ever did – and as you might guess from the group's name, the record's got a style that blends larger voices with Latin rhythms – kind of in a sound library take on the style of Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66! Some of the tunes here are familiar 60s pop numbers, but they're given a great new spin by Barbara and the group – and others are Moore originals, which are some of the grooviest in the bunch! Titles include "I've Walked Alone", "Busy", "Sara", "The Look Of Love", "Sunny", "Tea For Three", "Hideaway", and "Biding My Time". CD

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New CollageCollage (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Golden Crest/Airmail (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful group with a very groovy groovy sound – one that's strongly in the mode of Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66, with all the sweet bossa touches that would imply! There's a pair of female singers in the lead (twins, actually!) on most tracks, working in a sweet jazzy style – but harmony vocals sometimes support their work upfront, and further the warmly jazzy spirit of the whole record. Instrumentation is from other group members, who hit some wonderful snapping snare lines that enforce a bossa groove even where you might not expect it – and the set features great covers of "Poinciana", "Wave", "You Stepped Out Of A Dream", "123", "Satin Doll", "Day Tripper", and "Day In The Life Of A Fool". CD

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New Jumping JacquesSugar & Spice ... CD
Petra (Italy), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very cool group that's as groovy as their name! The Jumping Jacques were a 60s French vocal group who took elements of other French groups – like The Swingle Singers or Les Double Six – and worked in a mode that was very mod, and very 60s! The tunes on the set sparkle with inventive vocal pyrotechnics – dipping bass parts, floating soprano lines, skipping scatting tenor and alto bits – all coming together in a lovely blend of male and female vocals, dancing lightly with all the charm of Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66. Most tracks are non-verbal – in that the vocals are working in more of a scatting instrumental mode, jazzily grooving on a set of original tunes by leader Jacques Hendrix. Very cool, and very much in the mode of mid 60s Michel Legrand soundtracks, The Gimmicks, and other bits of European grooviness! Titles include "Let Them Eat Cake", "Gossip & Chatter", "Someday We'll Know", "Somehow I Feel I Must Be Dreaming", "Offbeat Fugue", and "Love Me Now". CD

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New Sergio MendesBrasil '65 – Introducing The Voice Of Wanda De Sah ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
That's Brasil 65, not Brasil 66 – a distinction that marks a key early stage for the great Sergio Mendes – heard here on one of his first albums to mix together bossa jazz and vocals! The approach here is a bit more like vintage bossa dates from Brazil – or a bit like some of the Verve bossa records too – as Sergio's core trio is at the heart of every tune, playing with a great jazzy approach – then augmented in different ways by alto and flute from Bud Shank, guitar from Rosinha De Valenca, and vocals from the lovely Wanda De Sah! Production is perfect – really in a classic Elenco Records mode – and titles include "Let Me", "Consolacao", "Tristeza Em Mim", "Muito A Vontade", "Reza", "Berimbau", and "Aquarius". CD

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New Sergio MendesSergio Mendes' Favorite Things ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet little pairing of the keyboards of Sergio Mendes and the early arranging styles of Dave Grusin – and a set that's quite different than some of Sergio's vocal albums with Brasil 66! The style here is all instrumental – and Mendes plays both piano and electric piano, plus a bit of harpsichord too – working with a hip LA group that features Grusin on organ, Tom Scott on flute and soprano sax, and John Pisano on guitar – plus a bit of Brazilian percussion from Joao Donato and Moacir Santos! The result is a heavenly 60s groove – some slight larger backings, plus great work from the jazzy group at the core – and titles include a stunning version of "Ponteio" – plus other Brazilian groovers like "A Banda", "Veleiro", and "Tempo Feliz". There's also a few tracks of US material like "I Say a Little Prayer" and "Comin' Home Baby", done with a nice bossa groove! CD
Also available Sergio Mendes' Favorite Things ... CD 8.99
 
 
 



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