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Michel Magne & His OrchestraTropical Fantasy ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue).... $7.99
A beautiful lost bit of Exotica from the early 60's! Michel Magne recorded this "adventure in exotic sounds and percussion" in the Barclay Studios in Paris – as one of the excellent albums he cut in France before moving onto more famous soundtracks – and the set's got a wonderful mix of percussion, woodwinds, vibes, and piano – but also features tiny bit of tape manipulation, which gives the whole thing an even groovier sound! The feel is way cooler than the usual exotica groove – key proof of Magne's early musical vision – and titles include "Congo", "Tabu", "Sahara", "Two Silhouettes", and "Tropical". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Yuuki MatthewsMusic For Savage Tropical Imagery ... LP
Asthmatic Kitty, 2009. Sealed .... $9.99
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(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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Southern Tropical Harmony Steel BandLimbo Party ... LP
Audio Fidelity, 1962. Very Good .... $1.99
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(Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on track three. Cover has a bit of seam splitting, light wear, and some staining along some of the edges.)

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New Cidinho Texeira E O Som TropicalMuito Suingue (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Polygram/Think (Japan), 1980. New Copy .... $32.99
The only album we've ever seen from Cidinho and his tropical group – but a great little set that bounces along like a funkier, more soulful version of Sergio Mendes and Brasil 77! Female vocals back of Cidinho's lead – and sometimes take the lead themselves – and the instrumentation is plenty heavy on electric basslines, which soar and dip with lots of funky soul energy – sometimes a bit clubby, but never in a way that's commercial or disco at all – more like a late 70s take on the previous sound of the samba soul generation! Titles include "Samba Carinho E Amor", "Nada Restou", "Som Maneiro", "Rumbafrica", "E O Segunte", "Morro De Saudade", and "To Dando Um Toque". CD

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VariousBeleza Tropical – Brazil Classics Vol 1 (with download) ... LP
Luaka Bop, 1989. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $18.99 19.98
The first-ever record in the Luaka Bop legacy – a massive collection of Brazilian grooves that still serves as one of the best introductions to the music we can think of! Most of the artists here are the bigger names of the MPB generation of the 70s – but many are still very under-represented in the US market – which makes the collection of work here completely essential. The styles range from samba soul of Jorge Ben to the lyrical poetry of Caetano Veloso to the soulful drama of Milton Nascimento – and titles include "Ponta De Lanca Africano" and "Fio Varavilha" by Jorge Ben, "Cacada" by Chico Buarque, "Quilombo O El Dorado Negro" and "So Quero Um Xodo" by Gilberto Gil, "Quiexa" and "O Leaozinho" by Caetano Veloso, "Sonho Meu" by Maria Bethania & Gal Costa, "Caixa De Sol" by Nazare Pereira, and "Anima" by Milton Nascimento. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)

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New VariousPeru Maravilloso – Vintage Latin, Tropical, & Cumbia ... CD
Tiger's Milk/Strut (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... $13.99 14.99
A real range of great sounds from Peru – music from the late 60s and early 70s that shows a mindblowing shift in Peruvian culture – as the door was opened to a whole host of influences from up north and overseas! Many of these tracks feature some key electric instrument – usually a guitar, but sometimes keyboards too – and a definite electric element in the production, which has key sounds getting all cool and spacey in spots you wouldn't expect – almost other-worldly in approach, with a vibe that's mighty unique! And while there's a few familiar elements from cumbia or chicha, the range of styles here goes way past the usual – with elements of psych, Latin, or other South American styles really tripping things out. One of the freshest sets we've heard in a while – with tracks that include "Salsa 73" by Chango Y Su Conjunto, "Mambo De Machaguay" by Lucho Neves, "El Chacarero" by Los Gatos Blancos, "Sueno De Amor" by Zulu, "Bailando En La Campina" by Los Orientales, "Trinan Las Golondrinas" by John Benny & Los Riberenos, "Me Siento Feliz" by Los Ecos, "Toro Mata" by Lucia De La Cruz, "El Zambito Rumbero" by Manzanita, and "La Callina" by Felix Martinez. CD
Also available Peru Maravilloso – Vintage Latin, Tropical, & Cumbia ... LP 22.99

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New VariousPeru Maravilloso – Vintage Latin, Tropical, & Cumbia ... LP
Tiger's Milk/Strut (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold .... $22.99 24.99
A real range of great sounds from Peru – music from the late 60s and early 70s that shows a mindblowing shift in Peruvian culture – as the door was opened to a whole host of influences from up north and overseas! Many of these tracks feature some key electric instrument – usually a guitar, but sometimes keyboards too – and a definite electric element in the production, which has key sounds getting all cool and spacey in spots you wouldn't expect – almost other-worldly in approach, with a vibe that's mighty unique! And while there's a few familiar elements from cumbia or chicha, the range of styles here goes way past the usual – with elements of psych, Latin, or other South American styles really tripping things out. One of the freshest sets we've heard in a while – with tracks that include "Salsa 73" by Chango Y Su Conjunto, "Mambo De Machaguay" by Lucho Neves, "El Chacarero" by Los Gatos Blancos, "Sueno De Amor" by Zulu, "Bailando En La Campina" by Los Orientales, "Trinan Las Golondrinas" by John Benny & Los Riberenos, "Me Siento Feliz" by Los Ecos, "Toro Mata" by Lucia De La Cruz, "El Zambito Rumbero" by Manzanita, and "La Callina" by Felix Martinez. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Peru Maravilloso – Vintage Latin, Tropical, & Cumbia ... CD 13.99

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VariousFar Out Presents Brazilian Bass – Inner City Tropical Soundblast ... CD
New Copy .... Around April 28, 2014
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New Gal CostaGal Tropical ... LP
Philips (Brazil), 1979. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sure it's not the Tropicalia era, and sure the record's not psychedelic – but it's still a nice batch of tracks by Gal, with some very nice 70s jazzy electric backing. The album features a nice remake of "India", plus the tracks "Forca Estranha", "Olha", "Meu Nome E Gal", "Balance", and "Samba Rasgado". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Jonah Jones & His Latin RhythmJazz Tropical ... LP
Decca, Mid 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has two small cutout holes.)

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New Two Man SoundCapital Tropical ... LP
TSR, 1982. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice Latiny disco grooves from this Brazilian group – with a mixture of funky rhythms, and some sweet electric keyboards. Some of the lyrics are in Portuguese – but the main thing here is the groove, which is very nice, and a perfect realization of the disco samba sound. Side one features the killer disco cut "Que Tal America", and there's 8 tracks in all, also including "Disco Samba", "Bad Boy Bad Girl (Yo Soy El Rei)", "Capital Tropical", "Oye Miami", "En El Cielo" and "La Musica Latina". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Jorge BenTropical ... LP
Island, 1976. Used .... Out Of Stock
One of the few albums that Jorge Ben recorded for the US market – and a tight set of tunes that grooves with a heavy samba soul sound! The album features new versions of some of Jorge's older tunes, done here with a small combo that mixes electric piano, organ, guitar, and lots of percussion into the grooves. The whole album's tight, lively, and soulful – and tracks include "Pais Tropical", "Taj Mahal", "Chove Chuva", "Mas Que Nada", and "Jesus De Praga". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a cutout hole.)

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New Werner MuellerTropical Nights/Top Hits In Color ... CD
Vocalion (UK), 1960/1961. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A pair of easy instrumental groovers from maestro Werner Muller! Tropical Nights is exactly what's promised in the title – a sweet take on Latin and Caribbean modes, served up with lots of jazzy touches and some mighty nice rhythms! There's a bit of German easy scoring in the mix – that bright, peppy sound of the economic miracle of the 60s – but other elements are still very much in the best crossover Latin exotic modes – like work by Edmundo Ros. Titles include "Poinciana", "Adios", "Manana", "Spanish Harlem", "Delicado", and "Amapola". Top Hits In Color features Werner Muller stirring up a pot of 50s pop hits – all redone here as instrumentals with lots of vivid touches! Some have strings, some have wordless vocals, and all swirl together nicely in the hands of Muller – titles that include "It's Not For Me To Say", "Tammy", "All The Way", "It's All In The Game", "A Fool Such As I", and "I Miss You So". CD
 
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Bienvenido GrandaAngustia & Otros Exitos ... LP
Tropical, Mid 60s. Good+ .... $1.99
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(Cover has tape along the seams.)

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New Larry HarlowSenor Salsa ... LP
Tropical Buddah, 1984. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Larry Harlow certainly earns the name of Senor Salsa here – not just because of his decades-long pedigree in Latin music, but also because the record's easily one of his most solid since the 70s Fania years! There's a tight, jazzy feel to most of these numbers that's really great – almost a return to older modes compared to what Fania was doing at the time – less of the try for the larger tropical market that was hitting Latin in the 80s, and more just a focus on the New York grooves that always sounded best. Larry's on piano, working with a group that features two trombones and three trumpets – and Ray Perez handles lead vocals on most tracks. Titles include "Senor Salsa", "Publico Oyente", "Compartir Dontigo", "Tutti Frutti", "Mono Ve", and "Despedida Agredecida". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Jose MangualLatin Rhythm & Moods ... LP
Tropical Buddah, 1984. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An extremely strong back-to-basics Latin jazz session from percussionist Jose Mangual Jr – of the sort that was rarely recorded this well at the time! The group's a large one, with contributions from Eddie Drennon, Milton Cardona, Eddie Montalvo, and Jimmy Sabater – all working with Mangual in a style that's got lots of rootsy Afro-Cuban touches, but which bounces along in a more modern approach to Latin jazz, often with traces of the sound that was burning heavily on the west coast at the time. Titles include "Manteca 77", "Sambala", "Bomba Caribe", "Cuero Na'Ma", "Que Chevere", and "Guaguanco Chano". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Sonora MatanceraLos Invita A Bailar ... LP
Tropical, Mid 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(1970s pressing.)

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New Ray MartinezAlto Nivel ... CD
Tropical Note, 2007. Used .... Out Of Stock
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New Charlie PalmieriGiant Step ... LP
Tropical Buddah, 1984. Used .... Out Of Stock
Instrumental Latin from Charlie Palmieri – an indie set from the 80s, but one that almost has the classic feel of some of his first few albums at the end of the 50s! The approach here is similar to those – especially Charlie's work for United Artists – a jazz-inflected approach that has plenty of piano in the lead, supported by bass, timbales, bongos, and congas! Larry's groove is traditional, but also shows some of the freedoms that crept into Latin piano work during the 60s and 70s – and as an added plus, most of these tracks are much longer than in the old days – offering plenty of space for improvisation on the solos! Titles include "Rhumba Rhapsody", "Start The World I Want To Get On", "Mis Amigos EGC", "Adios", "Bajo Los Sombras De Un Pino", and "Muneca". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Gene AmmonsBad Bossa Nova (aka Jungle Soul) ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good- .... $7.99
Bad Bossa Nova is right – as Gene Ammons really hits a great groove here – one that's not exactly bossa, but which has lots of Latin and tropical touches! The session makes great use of 2 guitars at the same time – using that of Kenny Burrell for soulful rhythm, but also adding in Bucky Pizzarelli for some nice acoustic embellishments – in a mode that's similar to the soul jazz-com-bossa style used on records like Ike Quebec's Soul Samba or Charlie Rouse's Bossa Nova Bacchanal. The overall rhythms are a bit more complicated, and a bit more soul jazz based than those sets – with Hank Jones on piano, Oliver Jackson on percussion, and Al Hayes adding in some sweet extra bongo! Titles include the classic "Ca'Purange" – plus "Anna", "Yellow Bird", "Cae Cae", and "Moito Mato Grosso". Also issued under the title Jungle Soul! (Ca' Purange). LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing. Vinyl has some marks that click. Cover has light wear, a small split on the bottom seam, some staining along the opening, and some small stains on the back.)

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Gene AmmonsJungle Soul (Ca'Purange) (aka Bad Bossa Nova) (tiger cover) ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good .... $9.99
Bad Bossa Nova is right – as Gene Ammons really hits a great groove here – one that's not exactly bossa, but which has lots of Latin and tropical touches! The session makes great use of 2 guitars at the same time – using that of Kenny Burrell for soulful rhythm, but also adding in Bucky Pizzarelli for some nice acoustic embellishments – in a mode that's similar to the soul jazz-com-bossa style used on records like Ike Quebec's Soul Samba or Charlie Rouse's Bossa Nova Bacchanal. The overall rhythms are a bit more complicated, and a bit more soul jazz based than those sets – with Hank Jones on piano, Oliver Jackson on percussion, and Al Hayes adding in some sweet extra bongo! Titles include the classic "Ca'Purange" – plus "Anna", "Yellow Bird", "Cae Cae", and "Moito Mato Grosso". Also issued under the title Bad Bossa Nova. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a bit of light wear.)

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BelenouChimen Ta La ... LP
Leritage (France), 1983. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold (reissue).... $19.99
A really unique little record – and one with a trans-Atlantic heritage too! The sounds here are all from Martinique, but are heavy in African roots as well – and offer up a criss-crossing of rhythmic and tropical modes that's mighty unique! The grooves have some vocals, but are often mostly focused on the instrumental interplay – some great percussion that moves at a very skittish pace – topped with these guitar lines that are both light and jagged, and which have a pulsing rhythmic intensity that's pretty darn hypnotic! Horns are nice, and get some great solos too – and there's a quality the record that's both airy and deep at the same time. Titles include "Chimen Ta La", "Bochet", "Ansinel", "Flabo Pep La", "Omaj Pou Danyel", and "Endepandans". LP, Vinyl record album

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Biddu & The OrchestraEastern Man ... LP
Epic, 1977. Very Good+ .... $4.99
Magical disco work from the enigmatic Biddu – one of the few guys working from a larger mainstream studio perspective that we can really dig in the genre! Biddu's got a way here of blending older pop modes, Eastern instrumentation, and soaring disco strings – at a level that's almost a slightly tripped-out take on the Barry White sound, but which is also unabashedly pop as well. Original tracks and surprising covers juxtapose on the set – and while some of the work on the album's relatively mellow, there's more than a few tunes that keep the disco groove up! Titles include "Nirvana", "King Kong", "Puerto Rico", "Boogiethon", "Funky Tropical", and "Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has three cut corners.)

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Brooklyn SoundsLibre – Free ... CD
Salsa International, Mid 70s. New Copy .... $12.99 13.98
A smokin bit of salsa from 70s Brooklyn – one of a rare few albums cut by The Brooklyn Sounds, a totally great group with a really firey spirit! The set grooves hard from the first moment – with tight horn blasts over fast rhythm, and soulful vocals that really capture the spirit of the time. Lyrics are in Spanish, but the appeal of the grooves is international – and caught at that perfect moment when 60s Latin soul was giving way to 70s salsa – with all the youthful energy of both genres firmly in place. Titles include "Calma Tu Llanto", "Las Margaritas", "Guaguanco Tropical", "Libre Soy", "Chango Santero", and "Esta Vida". CD

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Martin DennyExotica (mono & stereo mixes) ... CD
Liberty/Rev-Ola (UK), 1957. New Copy .... $6.99
The birth of a sound and the birth of a legend – Martin Denny's first album in the Exotica series, and a record so great it named an entire genre! Denny certainly didn't invent the tropical style of easy listening that came to be known as "exotica" in the 50s – but with a record like this, he delivered the goods better than anyone else – by taking away all the too-sweet styles of Hawaiian music, and serving up a stripped-down, jazzy kind of sound! The album features Denny's classic original quartet – with Arthur Lyman on vibes and Augie Colon on bongos – and titles include "Stone God", "Jungle Flower", "Busy Port", "Lotus Land", and his hit recording of "Quiet Village". CD features full mono and stereo mixes of all tracks on the set! CD

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New Vikter DuplaixInternational Affairs V 1.0 ... CD
WEA (France), 2002. Used .... $3.99
Radikal soul from the Philly Underground – a full album of work by Vikter Duplaix, one of the most important Philly talents of recent years, finally stepping out in his own set! Vikter's been making his mark in recent years with great contributions on compilations, singles, and remix projects – but this set's the first full album of his own work, and it's a doozy! The record has a lot more sharp edges and chancey moments than some of the other recent Philly soul records – a strange blend of soul, electronics, and groundbreaking production techniques – certainly one of the most striking records to grace your stereo in recent years. Titles include "What We Want", "Departure", "Lust For Life", "Morena", "Tropical Girl", "I Got You", "Morning Fun", "Can We Be Lovers", and "Late Night Rendezvous". CD

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Roberta FlackOasis (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1988. New Copy .... $29.99
Roberta Flack sounding freshly inspired in the late 80s – her first new album in years – and it's a really strong one! The first thing that jumps out at us is how wonderful her voice continues to be –she's recognizable from the first syllable, and it's right it home with a contemporary sound – though classical soul-inclined – thanks to smart production and arrangements by Marcus Miller, Jerry Hey and Michael Omartian. There's a little bit of a tropical vibe in couple places – hence the title – especially the opening and closing tunes "Oasis" and "(His Name) Brazil" – and other cuts include the nice and hooky Ashford & Simpson tune "Uh-Uh-Ooh Look Out (Here It Comes)", plus "All Caught Up In Love", "Shock To My System", "You Who Brought Me Love", "And So It Goes", "Something Magic". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Kev BrownBrazil Dedication (10-inch EP) (colored vinyl) ... LP
Low Budget, 2013. New Copy .... $16.99
A Brazil-influenced 10-inch EP from hip hop production wiz Kev Brown! IKev's never hurting for inspiration, as he's one of the most diverse and dependable hip hop instrumentalists out there, but what's come of his trip to Brazil is particularly wonderful. Innovative, too! He's not taking the easy route and pairing hip hop beats with bossa, or trying his hand at baile funk sounds – he's doing his own thing here – in his own distinctive way. He builds up from Brazilian samples on some tracks, while others are Brazil inspired – and it's a warm, breezy experience all the way. Includes "The Great", "Montenegro", "Clima Tropical", "Language Barrier", "Exclusivo", "Nao!/Now", "Bela Musica", "Baile Black (Remix)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Alfonso LovoLa Gigantona ... CD
Numero, 1976. New Copy .... $13.99 16.98
Funky fusion with plenty of Latin touches – a really compelling set from the Nicaraguan scene of the 70s! The album's got the same criss-crossing of influences you'd hear in some of the best Bay Area projects of this type – no surprise since Jose Chepito Areas is a key member of the group on percussion – and there's a wonderful blend of acoustic and electric instrumentation, rootsy rhythms and free-thinking fusion – all of which make this sweet little set feel like some lost Impulse Records gem from the early 70s – particularly the label's releases that get a bit more global in their outlook! Alfonso Lovo plays loads of sweet Fender Rhodes, and also sings a bit – and titles include "Nueva Segiova", "Firebird Feathers", "Rio San Juan Drums", "Los Conquistadores", and "Tropical Jazz". CD
Also available La Gigantona ... CD 6.99

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Alfonso LovoLa Gigantona ... CD
Numero, 1976. Used .... $6.99
Funky fusion with plenty of Latin touches – a really compelling set from the Nicaraguan scene of the 70s! The album's got the same criss-crossing of influences you'd hear in some of the best Bay Area projects of this type – no surprise since Jose Chepito Areas is a key member of the group on percussion – and there's a wonderful blend of acoustic and electric instrumentation, rootsy rhythms and free-thinking fusion – all of which make this sweet little set feel like some lost Impulse Records gem from the early 70s – particularly the label's releases that get a bit more global in their outlook! Alfonso Lovo plays loads of sweet Fender Rhodes, and also sings a bit – and titles include "Nueva Segiova", "Firebird Feathers", "Rio San Juan Drums", "Los Conquistadores", and "Tropical Jazz". CD
Also available La Gigantona ... CD 13.99

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Zeze MottaZeze Motta ... CD
Warner/Discobertas (Brazil), 1978. New Copy .... $15.99
A 70s classic from Zeze Motta – served up with a strong sense of presence in the vocals, but done with lots of cool compelling twists and turns in the arrangements! At times, there's a slight echo of new wave modes, but other points have a fuller approach to MPB – and a few other tunes even take on more of an older tropical feel, but with some nice contemporary arrangements – really balancing out the album's tunes – penned by Luiz Melodia, Rita Lee, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, and Chico Buarque. Arrangements are by Liminha – and titles include "Baba Alapala", "Pecado Original", and "Trocando Em Miudos". CD

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Mucca PazzaTube Sock Tango (GRC rmx)/Boss Taurus (Jon Kennedy rmx)/Coolashell (drum cadence) ... 7-inch
Electric Cowbell, 2012. New Copy .... $5.99
Chicago's brass-heavy Mucca Pazza – remixed by Greenwood Rhythm Coalition and Jon Kennedy! GRC's remix of "Tube Sock Tango" is very nicely reworked here – given some tropical percussion flavor – with some otherworldly keyboards adding kind of an eerie vibe, without messing up MP's playful charm. Also includes Jon Kennedy's beathead funk take on "Boss Taurus" and the brief closing cadence "Coolashell". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Novos BaianosVamos Pro Mundo ... CD
Continental/Bomba (Japan), 1974. New Copy .... $18.99
Incredibly beautiful work from Os Novos Baianos – a record that has the band shaking off some of the rougher edges of earlier records, but still sounding plenty darn great – and without any of the too-smooth styles of later years! There's some really tremendous work here on a variety of acoustic stringed instruments – guitar, cavaquinho, bandolim, and other instruments that dance along with the earthy percussion of the album amidst lead vocals from Baby Consuelo and Paulinho Boca De Cantor. The group's blend of older samba and hipper progressive modes has never come off better – and the record's a genre-busting gem that's easily one of the group's best ever! Titles include the funky "America Tropical", plus "O Menina", "Chuvisco", "Guria", "Vamos Pro Mundo", "Um Bilhete Pra Didi", "Escorrega Sebosa", and "Tangolete". CD

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Olguita & George HernandezLatinsville ... CD
World Pacific/Palladium (Spain), 1962. New Copy .... $12.99 14.98
A gem of a record from this overlooked singer of the 60s – a Puerto Rican vocalist who got her start in New York, but recorded this sweet session for the west coast jazz label World Pacific – at a time when the imprint was really cooking up some great Latin dates with a very unusual vibe! The backings here are by the band of George Hernandez, who's got a swinging jazzy style, complete with some bold trumpet and saxes in the lead – but the rhythms often have the same offbeat sound you'd hear in the Bobby Montez work for World Pacific, although maybe a bit straighter swinging too. There's a really surprising edge to the whole record – and hardly any of the too-romantic modes you might guess from most female Latin singers of the time. Titles include "Ensalada Tropical", "Pa Pa Pachanga", "Sin Amor", "La Coneccion", "La Major", "Baila Tu", "El Lorito Y El Carbon", and "Suelta La Cintura". CD

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Paul QuinichetteMoods ... LP
EmArcy, 1955. Near Mint- .... $29.99
Perhaps the best-known (and arguably the best) record by Paul Quinchette, and an album that brings his rich tenor solo style into contact with a very tight, very swinging batch of arrangments by a young Quincy Jones. Quincy's got an all-star batch of players backing up Q, including Sam Most, Charles Thompson, Paul Chambers, and Barry Galbraith – plus players like Willie Rodriguez and Manny Oquendo, who bring some added Latin percussion to the session. The tracks are short, but with a very open approach to soloing, and although Quinchette's in the lead, some of the other players get their licks in quite a bit. Titles include "Pablo's Roonie", "Shorty George", "Grasshopper", and "Tropical Intrigue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing!)

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StylisticsSun & Soul ... LP
H&L, 1977. Near Mint- .... $4.99
A lesser effort from The Stylistics – recorded here in a mix of ballads, club tracks, and a few "tropical" sounding tunes that seem to warrant the "Sun & Soul" in the title! Hugo & Luigi are still producing the group – but they seem a bit confused as to where to take them – sometimes pushing them onto the dancefloor when they (and the tunes) just don't want to go – and overlooking the fact that the group's best at mellow tracks when they're at their most fragile, and not in the adult contemporary mode heard here. Horace Ott, who should know better, handled arrangements – and titles include "I'm Sorry", "I Run To You", "I'm Coming Home", "I Plead Guilty", "$7000 & You", "My Love Come Live With Me", and "Our Love Will Never Die". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker, some light wear, and a spot of tape on the spine.)

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TroumacaGrace ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2013. New Copy .... $15.99 17.98
A nice mix of bubbling electronic grooves and warm, earthy atmosphere from Troumaca – and another solid set of genre-skirting soundscapes on the Brownswood label! It's a mix of compelling beats, keyboards, synth and more organic instrumentation. They've got quite a sun-toasted vibe, with strains of dancehall and tropical club grooves – but what really sets the group apart is their devotion to the songs. There's a nice vocals-centric approach at play here – with some really catchy choruses. Good stuff! Includes "Trees", "Sanctify", "Gold, Women & Wine", "Kingdom", "The Sun", "Tiger Eye", "Ivory", "Lady Colour", "The Grace" and more. CD

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Twennynine With Lenny WhiteBest Of Friends ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1979. New Copy .... $13.99
Jazzy soul all the way through – and a great little album from Lenny White and the Twennynine combo – a group that features some especially great keyboards from the great Don Blackman! The style here's a bit like some of Blackman's own work – rooted in fusion, but focused towards soul – with vocals on all tracks, but lots of tightly crafted riffs and grooves underneath! Keyboards and guitars are in the forefront on top of Lenny White's drums – but tunes also feature some EWF horn work, and an occasional vocal chorus arranged by Blackman, and featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater and Googie Coppola! Tracks include the classic 80s groover "Peanut Butter", plus "Tropical Nights", "Best Of Friends", "Take Me Or Leave Me", "Citi Dancin", and "Betta". CD

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VariousAfrosound Of Colombia Vol 1 – Funky, Hot Afro Influenced Tracks From The 60s & 70s Golden Period From Disco Fuentes ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 3LP .... $34.99
A far reaching triple platter of Afro Colombian grooves from the late 60s & 70s – propulsive percussion, bursts of brass, hot and heavy Afro Latin funk & soul, with some surprisingly heady and otherworldly sounds permeating some of material – all culled from the vaults of Colombia's Discos Fuentes label! Afrosound Of Colombia Vol 1 is one of best compilations yet from Vampi Soul – shining a much needed light on Discos Fuentes, but on top of that it's simply a great collection of funky Afro Latin sounds you may not have heard before! The numbers cover a lot of territory – salsa, cumbia, boogaloo, tropical funk, and chicha recordings abound – but the shared elements of killer percussion and feverish vibes overall make for a cohesive flow throughout. Excellent! 43 tracks on 3LPs plus excellent liner notes, photos and artwork. Titles include "El Abanico" By Wganda Kenya, "Cumbia De Sal" by Cumbia En Moog", "Caliventura" by Afrosound, " El Ascensor" by Los Corraleros De Majagual, "La Negra Celina" by Los Golden Boys, "El Caminante" by Fruko Y Sus Tesos, "Nostalgia Campesina" by Rodolfo Con Los Idolos, "Rosalia" by Wganda Kenya, "Salsa Boogaloo" by Sexteto Miramar and much more! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBenin City Grooves EP – Ohue (Frankie Francis & Simbad edit)/Odenigbo (Frankie Francis & Simbad edit) ... 12-inch
Sofrito (UK), Early 80s/2010. New Copy .... $16.99
Tropical dancefloor grooves from the Sofrito – Frankie Francis & Simbad edits of early 80s numbers by Sir Victor Uwaifo and Sonny Okusun. "Odenigbo" by Sonny Okusen's hypnotic Afro number from the early 80s is given an edit highlighting the Nigerian dancefloor rhytthm & guitar groove with spacier synth. Sonny Okusen's "Odenigbo" is another Afrobeat gem with a tropical club edit. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousDiablos Del Ritmo – The Colombian Melting Pot 1960 to 1985 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD .... $26.99
One of the deepest digs we've ever seen into the rich array of grooves from Colombia – a double-length page that covers a much wider range of sounds than you might expect! Colombia's unusual amongst Latin American nations, in that it's got kind of a "crossroads" sort of role – a place where other South American sounds come into contact with music from North America, the Caribbean, and even Africa as well – resulting in some mighty heavy styles that are perfectly summed up on these 2CDs! The package is way more than just an armchair look at Colombia – and is heavy on the sorts of funk and offbeat grooves we've come to expect from the Analog Africa label – a key imprint in bringing the sounds of the globe to Anglo groove diggers like us. Rhythm is definitely at the core – as promised in the title – but the package also has plenty of great notes to help us understand the rich cultural history as well. Titles include "Calambre" by Conjunto Barbacoa, "Lumbalu" by Calixto Ochoa & Los Papaupas, "Schallcarri" by Grupo Abharca, "El Caterete" by Wganda Kenya, "Enyere Kumbara" by Julian Y Su Combo, "Wasamaye" by Wasamaye Rock Group, "Bajo El Troupillo Guajiro" by Sexteto Manaure, "Pegale A La Nalga" by Fuentes All Stars, "Juipiti" by Grupo Folclorico, "Shakalode" by Wganda Kenya, "Santana En Salsa" by Crecencio Camacho, "La Motilona" by Los Alegres Diablos, "Pajaro Madrugador" by Alfredo Gutierrez, "La Bulla" by Los Curramberos De Guayabal, "Busca La Careta" by Andres Landero, "La Cascada" by Pianonegro, "Eco En Stereo" by Sonora Dinamita, "La Veterana" by Peyo Torres, "Lluvia" by Sonora Tropical, and "Agoniza El Magadlena" by Ramiro Beltran. 32 tracks in all – and it comes in a great hardbound package with a 60-page booklet. CD

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VariousDiablos Del Ritmo – The Colombian Melting Pot Part 2 – 1960 to 1983 ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $26.99
One of the deepest digs we've ever seen into the rich array of grooves from Colombia – a double-length page that covers a much wider range of sounds than you might expect! Colombia's unusual amongst Latin American nations, in that it's got kind of a "crossroads" sort of role – a place where other South American sounds come into contact with music from North America, the Caribbean, and even Africa as well – resulting in some mighty heavy styles that are perfectly summed up on this LP! The package is way more than just an armchair look at Colombia – and is heavy on the sorts of funk and offbeat grooves we've come to expect from the Analog Africa label – a key imprint in bringing the sounds of the globe to Anglo groove diggers like us. Rhythm is definitely at the core – as promised in the title – but the package also has plenty of great notes to help us understand the rich cultural history as well. Titles on the first volume include "Santana En Salsa" by Crecencio Camacho, "La Motilona" by Los Alegres Diablos, "Pajaro Madrugador" by Alfredo Gutierrez, "La Bulla" by Los Curramberos De Guayabal, "Busca La Careta" by Andres Landero, "La Cascada" by Pianonegro, "Eco En Stereo" by Sonora Dinamita, "La Veterana" by Peyo Torres, "Lluvia" by Sonora Tropical, and "Agoniza El Magadlena" by Ramiro Beltran. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSaoco – The Bomba & Plena Explosion In Puerto Rico 1954 to 1966 ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1950s/1960s. New Copy 2CD .... $22.99
A treasure trove of 50s and 60s music from Puerto Rico – and a killer compilation centered around the pioneering work of percussionist Rafael Cortijo and singer Ismael Rivera! Essentially, this a blueprint for the global salsa, tropical and Latin scenes to come – and it's invigorating, tightly grooving and wonderful stuff all the way! Wall-to-wall Afro and West Indian-indebted percussion and rhythms, with tight horns and incredible vocals. It's filled pioneering work, but this is hardly a history listen – it's a fun set, and a sprawling one at that! Includes "Cortaron a Elena" by Cortijo (as Canario & Su Grupo con Raful), "En Orbita" by Baltazar Carrero, "Habla Cuembre" by Los Caballeros Del Ritmo, "El Plenero" by Mon Rivera Y Su Orquesta, "Dejalo Que Suba" by by Cortijo (as Canario & Su Grupo con Raful), "Belinda" by Chivirico, "Cucala" by Cortijo Y Su Combo con Ismael Rivera, "Ron Con Coco" by Mon Rivera Y Su Orquesta and more. 30 tracks on 2CDs. CD

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VariousStone Cold Funk ... CD
Music Club (UK), Early 70s/1998. Used .... $6.99
Very cool compilation that collects together a lot of good hard funk tracks that used to show up on Charly Records comps in the 80s. 20 tracks of the hard stuff, with loads of tracks you can't find elsewhere, including "Goo Bah" by Continental Showstoppers, "It's A New Day" by Skull Snaps, "Tropical" by African Music Machine, "Hercules" by Aaron Neville, "Keep On Marchin" by The Meters, "So Much Trouble In My Mind" by Sir Joe Quarterman, and "You're Losing Me" by Ann Sexton. Lots more good ones, and a nice low price! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousWest Indies Funk Vol 2 ... CD
Trans Air (Puerto Rico), 1970s. New Copy .... $7.99 17.98
Rare Caribbean funk from the 70s – the second volume of West Indies Funk – once again delivering a stylistically diverse take on the classic funky soul from groups such as The Troubadours, Boo & The Tru Tones, Roosevelt Johnson & His Spice Islanders, The Cassanovas, Blue Rhythm Combo and others! All the things we dug about the first volume are in the mix once again – and ultimately the set goes even further with the range and boundlessly funky styles. Includes numbers that could just as easily come from the funky underground of the regional US and others that roll out grooves that are purely indicative of the Caribbean – with steel drums, tropical rhythms and all around breezier, sunnier touches. Even better than the first one! Includes "Funk Good Feeling" by The Troubaodours, "Have A Party" by The Esquires Now", "Don't Blame This Joint" by Boo & The True Tones", "Shango!" by Steel Image, "Something's Definitely Going On" by Mamwaw, "Look-Ka-Py Py" by L Charmers, "Funky Crookie" by Exile 1, "Sing A Simple Song" by The Cassanovas, "The Big Pay Back" by Kenny & The Beach Boys and more. CD

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New Rabbits & CarrotsSoul Latino ... CD
Musart/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1969/1971. Used .... Just Sold Out!
One of the funkiest Mexican groups at the end of the 60s – a hard-hitting combo who could almost go head to head with any American ensemble of the funky 45 generation! Rabbits & Carrots work in a mostly-instrumental mode here – a style that has just a slight element of Latin in the rhythms, but which is much more influenced by American soul, funk, and rock of the late 60s – carried off with instrumentation that includes gritty guitars, bubbling organs, and stabbing horns – all ultra-sharp, and recorded with enough of an edge to cut into a brick! The package is a tremendous musical discovery to our ears – and is a long-overdue exposure of this great group to the rest of the world at large. CD version features a few bonus tracks – and titles include "Hip City", "Jarabe", "Funky Chicken", "Pais Tropical", "Everyday People", "Oh Calcuta", "Workin On A Groovy Thing", "Spill The Wine", "We Got More Soul", "Las 4 Culturas", and "Express Yourself". CD

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New African Music MachineBlack Water Gold ... LP
Soul Power, 1972/1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible work from the obscure African Music Machine – a southern funk combo led by bassist Louis Villery – a legendary batch of funky singles, finally brought together as a full album! The band has a very unique sound that involves a lot of rolling bubbling basslines, spacey organ grooves, tight choppy guitar riffs, and punchy horn blasts – almost with the African elements promised in the title, but served up with a deeper funk sound all the way through! In a way, the group's a bit like Cymande or some of the other 70s hybrid ensembles – yet they've got a lot less dub, a much more direct funky groove, and plety of raw southern elements in the mix as well! This is the funky 45 material we first cut our teeth on back in the day – and the original singles are legendary! Includes massive cuts like "Black Water Gold (Pearl)", "A Girl In France", "Never Name A Baby (Before It's Born), "Making Nassau Fruit Drink", "Camel Time", "The Dapp", "Tropical", and "Mr. Brown". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Alberto Baldan BemboSmart Set (L'Amica Di Mia Madre/Lingua D'Argento) ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), 1973/1975. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful bit of 70's grooviness from one of our favorite Italian composers! This set brings together 2 extremely rare soundtracks by the great Alberto Baldan Bembo, and they're both a fantastic mix of Fender Rhodes piano, vibes, wah wah guitar, and stunningly sensuous orchestrations. All of the tracks are more lively than the ones on the other Bembo reissue we've stocked, but they're no less captivating, and have the kind of haunting quality that makes the best of these Italian 70's sessions so great. Titles include Tropical Club", "Samoa", "Trop's", "Tema Di Nadia", "Carmen Blues", "Gonzales Go", "Abat Jour", and "Tema Di Barbara". Excellent stuff, and one of the best Italian releases of the year! CD
(Out of print!)

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New Hollie CookHollie Cook ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 2011. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A truly solid modern reggae album by Hollie Cook – daughter of Paul and one of the Slits circa the mid 00s revival – delivering a pretty much irresistible Prince Fatty-produced set for Mr Bongo! Hollie herself dubs here take on the style as "tropical pop", and that's fair – her voice his lovely and kind of delicate, served will by tried-and-true Prince Fatty production and some gravelly reggae vox assistance from Horseman on few tunes, giving it a grittier counterbalance. It's the kind of record that's pretty easy to naysay without actually hearing. Go ahead and listen, it's worthy! Includes "Milk And Honey", "That Very Night", "Walking In Sand", "Cry (Disco Version)", "Sugar Water (Look At My Face)" and "Body Beat" feat Horseman, "Shadow Kissing" and "Used To Be". CD

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New DelegationPromise Of Love ... LP
State, 1977. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The classic first album from Delegation – a great male soul trio from the late 70s, and one who sounds great on both sweet mellow tunes and more upbeat ones! Delegation have a sound that's quite unique, especially on this album – a groove with slightly tropical traces on some numbers, and a way of putting over a tune that borrows a bit from the earlier east coast harmony scene, but which wraps things up in a completely different style of production. The balance is hard to describe accurately, but it's definitely a standout for the time – and a real maturation of an earlier male soul group mode. Titles here include the famous break track "Oh Honey", plus "The Promise Of Love", "Mr Heartbreak", "Where Is The Love", "Soul Trippin", and "Let Me Take You To The Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a cut corner, and a few spots of sticker residue.)

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New Alfonso LovoLa Gigantona ... LP
Numero, 1976. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky fusion with plenty of Latin touches – a really compelling set from the Nicaraguan scene of the 70s! The album's got the same criss-crossing of influences you'd hear in some of the best Bay Area projects of this type – no surprise since Jose Chepito Areas is a key member of the group on percussion – and there's a wonderful blend of acoustic and electric instrumentation, rootsy rhythms and free-thinking fusion – all of which make this sweet little set feel like some lost Impulse Records gem from the early 70s – particularly the label's releases that get a bit more global in their outlook! Alfonso Lovo plays loads of sweet Fender Rhodes, and also sings a bit – and titles include "Nueva Segiova", "Firebird Feathers", "Rio San Juan Drums", "Los Conquistadores", and "Tropical Jazz". LP, Vinyl record album
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New Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show No 2 – Flight To Brazil – Brazilian Funk, Psych, & Jazz Mixed By Madlib (limited edition) ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Madlib takes his Medicine Show to the air – his Flight To Brazil – an 79 minute mix of Brazilian funk, psychedelia, prog and jazz from the past few decades! The set sort of finds Madlib in Beat Konducta mode, mixing myriad found sound grooves into his own tropical mind frack – from percussion heavy jams to jazzy keys, acoustic string buzzes and earthy folk funk to hazy psychedelic madness and tripped out proggy sounds! Medicine Show No 2 has nine untitled tracks, each essentially a mini suite of grooves from Madlib's Brazilian crates. CD

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New Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show No 6 – Brain Wreck Show ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A freak funk mix set from the mighty Madlib – No 6 in the Medicine Show series – a global psych mix of messed up prog, mad mod sounds, tropical funk, krautrock, Afro rock, funk & soul from Nigeria to who-knows-where – mixed masterfully and peppered with oddball vocal samples both recognizable and otherworldly! It's got that hazy, fuzzed out Madlib sonic imprint well stamped into the groove, with 9 separate untitled tracks on the CD, each a psych funk mix of material from Madlib's deep crates of global psychedelia and funk! Complete with a 12 page booklet of written strangeness to complicate that aural experience. CD
(Includes obi.)

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New Ritchie FamilyBrazil ... LP
20th Century, 1975. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A standout set of tropical disco tunes – one that takes its groove in 2 different ways! The whole thing was put together by producer Jacques Morali – and part of the album's got a style that nicely updates older Latin themes with a funky 70s disco groove – one that uses larger backings plus funkier rhythms, in a mode that's surprisingly solid, and very much without any of the hoke you'd expect! Philly maestro Ritchie Rome handled the arrangements on the record – which is why it sounds so sweet – and side one features nice remakes of "Peanut Vendor", "Frenesi", and "Brazil" – while side two features more Ritchie-styled vocal originals that include "Let's Pool", "Pinball", "Dance With Me", "Lady Champagne", and "Life Is Fascination". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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New Chee ShimizuObscure Sound (paperback) ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2013. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not just obscure sounds, but a host of rare records too – served up in this wonderful Japanese discography that will have you digging for lots of gems you've never heard before! The book is an ultra-cool guide to obscure records – and like other Japanese discographies, it's got plenty of visuals that are helpful to English readers like us, even if we can't understand the larger text and reviews. Different sections lay out rare vinyl in a host of new categories – drawing relationships like "Floating", "Tropical", "Mellow", "Cosmic", and "Organic" – which really help situation the obscure sounds collected within. The book has listings for hundreds of rare records – plus title, date, and label information in English – and full color covers as well! Book

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New Tamba 4Tamba 4 (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Orfeon (Mexico), 1970. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Groovy bossa gems from Tamba 4 – released in 1970 on Mexico's Orfeon label! This self-titled set is really kind of a rare footnote to the legendary couple of albums the group cut a bit earlier for A&M – but a wonderful one that's more geared towards uptempo bossa jazz than the more measured jazzy groove of the A&M work! The circumstances for the recording are a bit ambiguous, but it has the masterful pianist Laercio De Freitas stepping into the group in place of founder Luiz Eca – and the overall sound is tighter – with incredible vocal harmonies, piano and percussion loud in the mix. They choose tunes penned by Jorge Ben, Antonio Adolfo & Tiberio Gaspar, Cassiano, Milton Nasciemento and others – including "Pais Tropical", "Samarina", "Sem Voce En Nao Vivo", "Pensando", "Zazueira", "Correnteza", "Se Voce Pensa", "Juliana", "Lenga-Lenga", "Veracruz" and more. CD
(Comes a great little LP style sleeve!)

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New VariousAfro Latin Via Dakar ... CD
Syllart (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2CD .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing sounds from the city of Dakar – Latin-inspired African grooves from the 60s and 70s – a wonderful hybrid that came about as a result of the city's importance as a shipping port! Cuban seamen helped ensure that plenty of their own music ended up in Dakar over the years – bringing their own tastes to the ports, and even the occasional batch of records, too – and the sounds here are a great testament that this unique cross-cultural meeting yielded wonderful results! The package is beautifully done – full notes and lots of history in both English and French, and lots of cool images too – and a wealth of music, with 32 tracks that include "Baila Mi Gente" by Baobob, "Caina" by Raymond Et Negro Orchestra, "Baylien Di Yelwane" by Orchestre Dakar Band, "Niyo" by Amara Toure, "Aminata" by Laba Sosseh, "Sibouten" by Fonseca, "Diamono" by Tropical Band, "Si Tu No Vienes" by Star Band De Dakar, "A Comer Lechon" by Xalam, and "Babalu" by Fonseca Et Les Anges Noirs. CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousBeginners Guide To Brazil (3CD set) ... CD
Nascente (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 3CD .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A well-titled name for this sweet little package – a 3CD set that brings together a heck of a lot of Brazilian musical styles – all with a range that really lives up to its promise! The set is different from the older Beginners Guide To Brazil – and offers up a more contemporary mix, pulled from the rich archive of EMI in Brazil – with bits of samba, bossa, forro, MPB, and even some of the more compelling electronic and modern sounds coming from Brazil of late. As with other volumes, you get a heck of a lot of music for your money – a whopping 53 tracks that include "O Fole Roncou" by Luiz Gonzaga, "Bailao Gaucho" by Tonico E Tinoco, "Berimbau" by Pery Ribeiro & Leny Andrade, "Reis E Rainhas Do Maracatu" by Milton Nascimento, "Nascente" by Beto Guedes, "Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser" by Lo Borges, "Vou Com Gas" by Tim Maia, "Pais Tropical" by Wilson Das Neves, "Piston De Gafeira" by Moreira Da Silva, "Me Me Quitte Pas" by Maysa, "Teleco Teco No 2" by Elza Soares, "No Morro Da Casa Verde" by Adoniran Barbosa, "Eu Bebo Sim" by Golden Boys, "Onde Anda O Meu Amor" by Bossa Tres, and "Conto De Areia" by Clara Nunes. CD

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New VariousPsychedelic Pernambuco ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
70s psychedelia from the northeastern state of Pernambuco, Brazil – incredible stuff that combines rawly percussive tropical sounds with a world of psychedelic creativity and possibilities – one of the best compilations ever put together by Mr Bongo! Lula Cortes was a pivotal figure in the scene and he's pretty well represented here, including his influential recordings with Ze Remalho. Even more exciting, though, is the stuff we've never been fortunate enough to hear before now – and there's a pretty good deal of it! The fusion of global psych and folk sounds into a distinctly Brazilian sound is nothing short of amazing – regional and traditional percussion underneath sitars, lutes, keyboards and more. It features songs by the great Lula Cortes & Ze Ramalho, Geraldo Azevedo & Alceu Valenca, Marconi Notaro, Flaviola E O Bando Do Sol and The Gentleman. 19 tracks in all: "Sorriso Delvagem" by The Gentlemen, "O Tempo" and "Desespero" by Flaviola E O Bando Do Sol, "Antropologica", "Maracatu" and "Fidelidade" by Marconi Notaro, "Mister Misterio", "Virgem Virginia" and more by Geraldo Azevedo & Alceu Valenca, "Bailado Das Muscarias" and "Maracas De Fogo" by Lula Cortes & Ze Ramalho, "Noite Preta" by Lula Cortes and more. CD

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New Teo Laura AmaoEl Sonido De La Carretera Central (limited edition) ... LP
Mass Tropicas, 1970s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Amazing work from a legendary Peruvian guitarist – an electric player who works here with a really wonderful sense of groove – and often an echoey tone that's completely sublime! Most numbers have this bouncy, tropical sort of vibe – but the guitar really gives them all an edge, and seems to underscore the strong percussion work that really gets things moving – a balance that's a bit like champeta at times, but maybe a bit more unique! Teo's instrument is often recorded with a style that's more 60s surf than you'd guess from the date of the sessions – and that echo trips things out nicely, and almost brings a spacey edge to some of the best numbers on the set. The package features a bonus insert with notes and images – and titles feature Teo in a number of groups – "El Sha La La" by Cielo Gris, "El Rey Loco" by Los Blue Kings De Nana, "Mi Orgullo" by Los Sanders De Nana, "El Borrachito Peruano" by Conjunto Luz Roja, "Los Hombres Tambien Lloran" by Los Jharis De Nana, and "La Tanga Carioca" by Costa Azul. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies!)

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New Michael BoothmanHeaven ... LP
Tabu, 1977. Used .... Out Of Stock
Soaring work from guitarist Michael Boothman – a record that's probably more in a soul instrumental mode than a jazz one – but which is plenty darn great, thanks to help from a variety of top-shelf talents! Boothman's working here with Leon Pendarvis – who plays keyboards on the record, and arranged the fuller backings for the record – ones that mix Boothman's guitar with some especially great wordless vocals from singers who include Lou Courtney and Edna Holt – singing alongside the strings with a sweetly scatting mode that's pretty great! There's a slightly tropical feel to some of the tunes here – which, mixed with a bit of jazz and the sophisticated backings from Pendarvis, almost puts the record in the territory of Jon Lucien – although obviously with less of a lyrical focus overall. Titles include "Heaven", "Song For My Soul", "Saying It With Music", "Diego Shuffle", and "Scorpio Stew". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New John EdwardsLife, Love, & Living ... CD
Cotillion (Japan), 1976. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A stellar solo set from John Edwards – one of the tightest talents of the southern scene in the mid 70s, and a singer who would later break big with The Spinners! This album's got a really unique vibe – with some slight tropical touches hinted at by the cover image – and some deeper production from David Porter down at the Malaco and Ardent Studios – which ensures that the deep soul component of the music still stays strong! The whole thing's unlike anything else we can think of – and is a definite bridge between 70s soul scenes at the time – echoes of folks like Al Green or Sam Dees, but a tighter approach at points too. Titles include "You, Trouble, & Me", "That's That", "The Key To My Life", and "Baby, Hold On To Me". CD

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New Earl KlughWishful Thinking ... LP
Capitol, 1984. Used .... Out Of Stock
Smooth fusion from one of the greats – and although an 80s set, a record that still holds onto most of the best warmth of Earl Klugh's earlier years! The production is surprisingly laidback at points – never too many 80s gimmicks or easy attempts at a hit – and Earl plays with arrangements from Dave Matthews, Don Sebesky, and Johnny Mandel – all top-shelf talents who know best how to keep the sound in line. All tracks are Klugh originals – and tunes include "Tropical Legs", "Wishful Thinking", "A Natural Thing", "All The Time", and "The Only One For Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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New La New Breed OrchestraJala Jala Woe Woe Baby ... LP
Fonseca/Andale, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue).... Out Of Stock
No woe here at all – because the album's very upbeat, and very joyous all the way through – played in the best young combo mode of the 60s! Latin soul, jazz, and older descarga modes all come into play on the set – mixed up in the Puerto Rican groove of the Fonseca Records scene of the time – all with more grit in the grooves than any similar records on Fania or Tico! Piano and horns are often competing in the lead with runaway energy – and vocals are both in English and Spanish, which really helps create some groovy crossover modes. Titles include the choppy boogaloo number – "New Breed Bugaloo" – plus "Woe Woe Baby", "Follow The Sun", "Three In One", "Ritmo Tropical", "Dulce Son", "Quinto Bongo", and "Tenia Que Ser Asi". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Max Roach & Anthony BraxtonBirth & Rebirth ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1978. Used .... Out Of Stock
A wonderful step forward for drummer Max Roach – working here in very creative company with saxophonist Anthony Braxton! Although Roach could have easily rested on his laurels as a famous bop drummer – and have spent endless years touring on highly-paid revival/reunion tours – he was a true creative giant who never stopped expanding his talents, especially during the late 70s, when he was matching up with some of the greats of the avant garde. This album is a perfect example of that commitment to modernism, as Roach duets with Anthony Braxton on a set of 7 fantastic tracks that stand apart from individual work by either artist – more loose and open than earlier Roach work, but a bit more inside than some of Braxton's – with fresh results from both players that never fail to delight! Titles include "Dance Griot", "Birth", "Tropical Forest", and "Spirit Possession". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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New Biddu OrchestraFuturistic Journey/Eastern Man ... CD
Epic/Vocalion (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
2 enigmatic groovers from Biddu – the 70s dancefloor maestro who brought plenty of Eastern flavors to his music! Futuristic Journey is every bit the album you might expect – a set that's got some nice keyboard touches and electrified grooves – but also some warmer organic touches that are part of Biddu's Eastern vibe! Arrangements are by Biddu and Gerry Shury – the latter of whom plays the keyboards on the record, in a lineup that also features Frank Ricotti on vibes and Manesh Chandra on sitar, plus a fair bit of string and brass players adding a fuller disco sound. Titles include "Futuristic Journey", "James Bond Disco Theme", "Eastern Journey", "Journey To The Moon", "Journey To The Sun", and "Unfinished Journey". Eastern Man is magical disco work from the enigmatic Biddu – one of the few guys working from a larger mainstream studio perspective that we can really dig in the genre! Biddu's got a way here of blending older pop modes, Eastern instrumentation, and soaring disco strings – at a level that's almost a slightly tripped-out take on the Barry White sound, but which is also unabashedly pop as well. Original tracks and surprising covers juxtapose on the set – and while some of the work on the album's relatively mellow, there's more than a few tunes that keep the disco groove up! Titles include "Nirvana", "King Kong", "Puerto Rico", "Boogiethon", "Funky Tropical", and "Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon". CD

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New Juaneco Y Su ComboBirth Of Jungle Cumbia ... CD
Vital Record, Early 70s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Amazing sounds from the Peruvian scene of the 70s – played by a group who were key in the growth of the sound of chicha! The style is billed as "jungle cumbia" on the cover, which is a good illustration of the sound of of the music – bits of cumbia rhythms borrowed from scenes farther north, inflected with some rootsier percussion and mixed with lots of cool keyboard lines on electric piano – plus loads of the sweet electric guitar lines you know and love from chica recordings! Juaneco and his group were some of the first to lay these sounds down on record – and the CD features some of the few surviving bits from their famous career. Titles include "Caballito Nocturno", "El Forastero", "Oriente Tropical", "Me Voy Pa Trompeteros", "Negra Linda", "Karina", "Romance Shipibo", and "La Incognita". CD

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New Michel MagneEmmanuele 4/SAS A San Salvador ... CD
Music Box (France), 1982/1984. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Two sweet 80s scores from Michel Magne – still very much at the top of his game here! First up is the sexy soundtrack for Emmanuelle 4 – done in a style that's very similar to some of the 70s films in the series, but with some slight 80s twists in the instrumentation and overall execution. Instrumentation includes the requisite sweet keyboards needed to convey Euro sexiness – but there's also a few nice Brazilian touches which open up some of the more tropical scenes in the films. A few numbers feature vocals – by David Rose and Christiane Legrand – and titles include "La Pampa", "La Bergerie", "Bach Anal", "Prisoner Of Love", "Fuite D'Emmanuelle", and "Bresil My Love". Next up is SAS A San Salvador – obviously a more serious film at some level, yet handled by Magne with some 80s "action" modes that are heavy on processed keyboards and electric touches – very much what you'd expect for a film like this at the time. David Rose again sings two numbers – and titles include "Sex Love & Money", "Theme Cubain", "Theme Malko", "To Be My Love", and "SAS A San Salvador". CD
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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New Max Roach & Anthony BraxtonBirth & Rebirth (180 gram pressing – with bonus CD) ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1978. New Copy (reissue).... Out Of Stock
A wonderful step forward for drummer Max Roach – working here in very creative company with saxophonist Anthony Braxton! Although Roach could have easily rested on his laurels as a famous bop drummer – and have spent endless years touring on highly-paid revival/reunion tours – he was a true creative giant who never stopped expanding his talents, especially during the late 70s, when he was matching up with some of the greats of the avant garde. This album is a perfect example of that commitment to modernism, as Roach duets with Anthony Braxton on a set of 7 fantastic tracks that stand apart from individual work by either artist – more loose and open than earlier Roach work, but a bit more inside than some of Braxton's – with fresh results from both players that never fail to delight! Titles include "Dance Griot", "Birth", "Tropical Forest", and "Spirit Possession". LP, Vinyl record album
(Very heavy vinyl – with a bonus CD of the album!)

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New TroumacaGrace ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2013. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A nice mix of bubbling electronic grooves and warm, earthy atmosphere from Troumaca – and another solid set of genre-skirting soundscapes on the Brownswood label! It's a mix of compelling beats, keyboards, synth and more organic instrumentation. They've got quite a sun-toasted vibe, with strains of dancehall and tropical club grooves – but what really sets the group apart is their devotion to the songs. There's a nice vocals-centric approach at play here – with some really catchy choruses. Good stuff! Includes "Trees", "Sanctify", "Gold, Women & Wine", "Kingdom", "The Sun", "Tiger Eye", "Ivory", "Lady Colour", "The Grace" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
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New VariousDisc O Lypso – Island Series ... CD
Trans Air (Puerto Rico), 1970s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Caribbean disco, funk and dancefloor grooves from a range of sources – spacey grooves and tropical dancefloor sounds from Billie Cole, Tappa Zukie, El Cid, Casual T and many more! A number of tunes have more of a pronounced late 70s club soul groove with spacey touches, others have more pronounced Caribbean flavors, but it's all nicely grooving and geared to get the club floor shaking! Includes "Extra Carefully" by Billie Cole, "Freak" by Tappa Zukie, "Nassua's Disco" by Mucho Plus, "Sail On" by Wabine, "Soca Fusion" by Bobby Raven, "NY To Georgetown" by El Cid, "Hands Off" by Casual T, "Praise Jah" by Oluko Umo and more. CD

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New VariousWest Indies Funk Vol 3 ... CD
Trans Air (Puerto Rico), Early 70s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Plenty funky down in the West Indies – more than enough to keep this third volume as strong as the previous two! There's loads of wonderful bits here – from steel band funk to tropical-styled rhythms to heavy grooves that are hardly what you'd expect to be coming from the islands back in the 70s – a wonderful discovery in music that's got our ears plenty happy! We'd never be able to track down most of these tunes on our own – and we're grateful to the folks at Trans Air for coming up with so many sweet funky numbers in one power-packed compilation. Titles include "Sandy Beach" by Johnny Hackworth's Caribbean Sound, "Make It Funky" by Silvertons, "Midnight Man" by Earl Rodney, "Do Your Thing" by Trinidad & Tobago Steel All Stars, "Cissy Strut" by Trinidad Steel Drummers, "90 Percent Of Me Is You" by Amral's Trinidad Cavaliers, "Calypso Rock" by Original Tropicana Steel Band, "2001" by Life, and "The Devil's Out Tonight" by Carl McKnight's Sweat & Steel Drum Band. CD

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New Atom (Senor Coconut)Eccentric Electrics Of Atom & Friends ... CD
Omni (Australia), Late 90s/2000s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Creative electronics from Uwe Schmidt – aka Atom (TM) and dozens of other pseudonyms! Atom (TM) And Friends make these great pop music pastiches laced with electronic textures – putting modern electronica, classic funk, pop, rock, bossa nova and more in a blender – and coming out with material that's easy to love, but hard to categorize! Includes his tropical clubby cover of "Smoke On The Water" as Senor Coconut, an icy Euro funk takes on James Brown's "Superbad" and Bowie's "Ashes To Ashes" as LB, straight up original soundscapes as Atom and other strange, yet accessible numbers recorded as Erik Satin, The Stereonerds, Los Sampler's, The Rogertubesound Ensemble and more. 17 in all: "Duck Cha Cha" and "Showgirl" as Lisa Carbon, "Mp3 (MoralPovertyThree)", "Suck My Groove", "Bowman Suite" and "Daddy's Song" as Atom, "Music (For The Library Of God)" as The Roger Tubesound Enemble, "Dropshadow Disease" as Dropshadow Disease, "La Vida Es Llena De Cables" as Los Sampler's and more. CD

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New VariousHurst Selection 1 ... CD
Soulandjazz.com (UK), 2012. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
The Hurst selection here is mighty nice – a wonderful blend of contemporary soul numbers, put together with a great focus on greatness still to be discovered, and served up with some rare mixes too! The quality level of the set is great all the way through – the best in mature, positive soul – with only a few numbers aimed at the club, and the rest just perfect for soulful listening in a very laidback mode. Titles include "Wah" by randy Skinner, "Clementine Sun (Mass Sheen rmx)" by Khari Simmons, "Rubber Soul (Omar S rmx)" by Live Tropical Fish with Omar, "I Got Sunshine (Mass Sheen rmx)" by Avery Sunshine, "Dance To This (unrapped mix)" by Nothende, "So Claudia (2011 rework)" by Claudia Hayden, "In Your Eyes" by William Green, "Feels Like Love" by Kabanya Chemise, "Sunny Day" by Victoria Urusova, and "Hope" by Milton Suggs. CD
 
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Celly CampelloEstupido Cupido (6CD set) ... CD
EMI/Discobertas (Brazil), 1959/1960/1961/1968. New Copy 6 CDs .... $54.99
A wealth of early work from the lovely Celly Campello – one of the biggest girl pop icons in the Brazilian scene of the 60s! Celly's work is more inspired by American rock and roll than previous Brazilian styles – and as such, these records are a crucial part in the formation of the jovem guarda sound of the pre-Tropicalia years – the bright, bouncy approach to Brazilian music that's perfectly summed up in the sounds of Celly! The package features six full albums from Campello's years at EMI/Odeon – the classic Estupido Cupido (1959), plus Broto Certinho (1960), A Bonequinha Que Canta (1960), A Graca De Celly Campello E As Musicas De Paul Anka (1961), Brotinha Encantador (1961), and the compelling Celly album from 1968 – which shows a surprising maturation of her style. All packaged in a sweet slipcover – with bonus tracks too! CD

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DVDFilhos De Joao – O Admiravel Mundo Novo Baiano (DVD) ... DVD
Studio Canal (Brazil), 2013. New Copy .... $34.99
A well-done documentary on the group Os Novos Baianos – one of the best underground ensembles to emerge in the post-Tropicalia years of Brazil, but one that we've always known very little about! This film corrects that lack, and serves up over an hour's worth of footage, interviews, and historical details on the group – with helpful subtitles in Portuguese, English, Spanish, and French! DVD
(All region.)

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Gilberto GilCopacabana Mon Amour – Trilha Sonora Original ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 1970. New Copy .... $18.99
An incredible bit of soundtrack work by Gilberto Gil – and one of his best albums! The record was originally recorded to accompany the work of director Rogerio Szanzerla, and it's a wonderful mix of samba, jazz, and post-Tropicalia psychedelia – all recorded in a warm intimate style that's similar to Gil's legendary London recording from 1971! The tracks are some of the most pioneering that Gil ever recorded – and they break free of the time and space constraints of some of his studio albums, stretching songs out into long open-ended explorations, 4 of which are over seven minutes long. Gil's vocals are extremely soulful, and his guitar playing is free and jazzy, often interspersed with some nice funky flute and percussion work. Titles include "Diga A Ela" in two versions – plus "Mr. Sganzeria", "Blind Faith", "Yeh Yeh Yah Yah", and "Tomorrow Vai Ser Bacana". CD

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Gilberto GilLouvacao ... LP
Philips/Soul Jazz (UK), 1967. New Copy .... $24.99
A brilliant early moment for the young Gilberto Gil – a set recorded right before his jump into the Tropicalia movement, but with a sound that's already pretty darn unique! The style here has Gilberto singing upfront and playing acoustic guitar – in a mode that's certainly rooted in bossa nova, but which really moves past its basic approach – showing some of the deeper, darker, more sophisticated tunes you'd find in similar early music by Nara Leao or Gal Costa! The songwriting is superb – of the sort that already had many others picking up some of Gil's important early tunes for their own recordings – and there's a nice nod to deeper Brazilian roots in some of the arrangements, particularly the regions that were sometimes pushed into the corners of the culture. Arrangements are by Dori Caymmi and others – and titles include Gil's classic "Roda", which was covered by many artists, but done brilliantly here in the original – plus "Lovacao", "Maria", "Ensaio Geral", "Lunik 9", and "Procissao" – all early classics! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Louvacao (with bonus tracks) ... CD 22.99

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Gilberto GilLouvacao (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips/Soul Jazz (UK), 1967. New Copy .... $22.99
A brilliant early moment for the young Gilberto Gil – a set recorded right before his jump into the Tropicalia movement, but with a sound that's already pretty darn unique! The style here has Gilberto singing upfront and playing acoustic guitar – in a mode that's certainly rooted in bossa nova, but which really moves past its basic approach – showing some of the deeper, darker, more sophisticated tunes you'd find in similar early music by Nara Leao or Gal Costa! The songwriting is superb – of the sort that already had many others picking up some of Gil's important early tunes for their own recordings – and there's a nice nod to deeper Brazilian roots in some of the arrangements, particularly the regions that were sometimes pushed into the corners of the culture. Arrangements are by Dori Caymmi and others – and titles include Gil's classic "Roda", which was covered by many artists, but done brilliantly here in the original – plus "Lovacao", "Maria", "Ensaio Geral", "Lunik 9", and "Procissao" – all early classics! Also includes 2 great bonus cuts – Tom Ze's moody "A Moreninha", and Gil's own bossa groover "Minha Senhora". CD
(Beautiful package, too – in a hardcover, book-like jacket!)
Also available Louvacao ... LP 24.99

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GraveolaEu Preciso De Um Liquidificador ... CD
Mais Um Discos (UK), 2013. New Copy Gatefold .... $11.99
A sweet bit of Brazilian experimentation that recalls all the inventive spirit of the work of Caetano Veloso and the Tropicalia generation – put together with lots of great twists and turns, and a spirit that's both playful yet straightforward as well! These guys mix things up as much as the "liquidifacador" in the album's title – yet never make the music sound gimmicky at all – and instead really crest on that great wave of Brazilian experimentation that seemed to begin over a decade ago, yet which few folks are doing this well any more! Like Veloso's best music, the songs have a sense of heart that goes way beyond the boundaries of language – and which shows that Graveola isn't just being clever for clever's sake. Titles include "Blues Via Satellite", "Desdenha", "Farewell Love Song", "Kg De Pao", "Babulina's Trip", "O Cao E A Ciencia", "Lindo Toque", and "Desmantelado". CD

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New HexHex ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 2013. New Copy .... $31.99
One of the coolest new Japanese combos we've heard in awhile – a group who have some of the live jamming of the club jazz generation, but who also touch on some of the noisier elements of an earlier generation of Japanese avant players as well! The blend is great – never too free or far outside – but a really fresh reinvention of the kinds of core sounds we've been digging from groups like Quasimode or Indigo Jam Unit. Like both those groups, the lineup here is relatively lean – both piano and keyboards played at the same time, with acoustic and electric bass, and heavy drums and rhythms from Midorin – who we know for his work in Soil & Pimp Sessions! The electric and acoustic elements work together beautifully – often widening the sound around the edges with lots of cool sonic elements, while the core rhythms still move forward strongly. The aesthetic is quite fresh, while still holding on to other great elements of the Japanese scene – another local winner for the exciting Japanese branch of Blue Note! Titles include "Jazzstep", "Suite For The Visionary", "Uncensored Love Transmission", "Tropicalia 14", and "Dahsur Waltz" – plus great remakes of "The Osaka Blues" and "Hello To The Wind" – and a wonderful version of "Tokyo Blues" with vocals by Ed Motta! CD

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Nara LeaoNara '67 (Vento Do Maio/Nara 1967) ... CD
Philips/El (UK), 1967. New Copy .... $6.99
One of the loveliest of all the bossa singers is caught here in some superb arrangements by Oscar Castro-Neves, Maestro Gaya, and Dori Caymmi! This loaded compilation of material features the entirety of Nara Leao's classic self-titled Phillips album from 1967 and the album Vento De Maio – both excellent records that showcase a move away from simple bossa nova into the work that would make her one of the key figures of the Tropicalia scene! The tracks have a wonderful feel – with moments that are rootsier than your average bossa record, and others that are baroque enough to hint at the direction Nara would take a year later with Rogerio Duprat. Production is excellent, and Edu Lobo even guests on the track "De Onde Vens". 23 tracks in all! Other titles include "Quem Te Viu Quem Te Ve", "Vento De Maio", "Maria Joana", "A Praca", "Um Chorinho", "Lancha Nova", "Inspiracao", "No Corado Da Saideira", "Camisa Amarela", and "Se Voce Quiser Saber". CD

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Nara LeaoSamba, Festivais, E Tropicalia (14 CD set) ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 13 CDs .... $249.99
Amazing music from Nara Leao – all of her classic albums for Philips from the 60s, packaged together in one sweet set – along with a bonus 2CD set of rare material, a booklet, and lots of bonus tracks as well! Nara during this time was a completely unique singer – an artist with roots in bossa, but inflected with a folksy depth, and more than enough sophistication to help make her a key figure in the Tropicalia movement as well! This package brings together everything that makes Leao so wonderful – dark albums from the mid 60s that really set a whole new tone for MPB – a few live performances that show Nara's collaborative and spontaneous side, and some important late 60s material that already show a tremendous evolution as an artist. Each album is in its original artwork, with bonus tracks on individual CDs – and albums include Nara (1964), Opiniao De Nara, O Canto Livre De Nara, Show Opiniao, 5 Na Bossa, Liberdade Liberdade, Nara Pede Passagem, Manha de Liberdade, Vento De Maio, Nara (1967), Nara Leao (1968), and Coisas Do Mundo. Plus, the bonus 2CD set features lots of obscure cuts from singles and other unusual sources – 33 more numbers that include duets with Maria Bethania, Chico Buarque, Quinteto Violado, and Fagner – and lots of other solo tracks too. CD

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Rita LeeBuild Up ... CD
Philips/El (UK), 1970. New Copy .... $6.99
The first solo album by Rita Lee – cut back when she was a member of the groundbreaking Tropicalia trio, Os Mutantes! The album's got a very different feel than her work with that group – and has Rita stepping out as a sophisticated pop singer, almost in the way that Nico did on the Chelsea Girl album, after leaving the Velvet Underground. Arrangements have a weird twisted edge – as Rita makes her way through a set of originals and a few covers, in an almost deadpan, ice-blond mode that reminds us of some of Jane Birkin's early work. Arrangements are by the great Rogerio Duprat, and titles include "Sucesso, Aqui Vou Eu", "Prisioneira Do Amor", "Hulla Hulla", "Tempo Nublado", "Precisamos De Irmaos", and "Calma" – plus a nice cover of "And I Love Him". CD
Also available Build Up – Serie Estreia ... CD 15.99

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Rita LeeBuild Up – Serie Estreia ... CD
Polygram (Brazil), 1970. New Copy .... $15.99
The first solo album by Rita Lee – cut back when she was a member of the groundbreaking Tropicalia trio, Os Mutantes! The album's got a very different feel than her work with that group – and has Rita stepping out as a sophisticated pop singer, almost in the way that Nico did on the Chelsea Girl album, after leaving the Velvet Underground. Arrangements have a weird twisted edge – as Rita makes her way through a set of originals and a few covers, in an almost deadpan, ice-blond mode that reminds us of some of Jane Birkin's early work. Arrangements are by the great Rogerio Duprat, and titles include "Sucesso, Aqui Vou Eu", "Prisioneira Do Amor", "Hulla Hulla", "Tempo Nublado", "Precisamos De Irmaos", and "Calma" – plus a nice cover of "And I Love Her". CD
Also available Build Up ... CD 6.99

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LimonadaLimonada ... LP
Sondor/Lion, 1970. New Copy (reissue).... $11.99
An amazing little record from the free-thinking scene in Uruguay at the end of the 60s – a strange mix of styles, but a brilliant one too! Limonada only ever cut this one record, but it's a real masterpiece – a blend of 60s beat group instrumentation, candomble rhythms, and some of the headier styles floating around the Brazilian and Peruvian scenes at the time – modes that were experimental, but always playful, and are handled here by Limonada in a sound that's instantly appealing, no matter what your language or politics! The record has a tremendously groovy sound from the very start – a compressed, slightly psychedelic sound that features lots of weird twists and turns, but always moves back into a straightforward groove in the nick of time. The production alone is worth the price of admission – at a level similar too, but rougher than, some of the Tropicalia work of the time – and titles include "Ojos Que Miran Lejos", "Pies Descalzos", "Lejos Estas", "Barrio De Casas Bajas", "Veo Luz En La Ventana", "Cambiar La Rosa", and "Viejo Tambor". Deluxe reissue package too – heavy vinyl and cover, and an insert with notes! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Marilia MedalhaMarilia Medalha (1968) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1968. New Copy .... $32.99
Simply stunning sounds from Marilia Medalha – one of the most inventive Brazilian singers of the 60s, working here in a really special set of arrangements from Rogerio Duprat! Medalha's already great on some of her other records of the time, but this set knocks it out of the park with lots of very cool touches from Duprat – the kind of complex musical moments that mix modernity and rootsy elements in a style that he was using more famously with some of the bigger artists on the Tropicalia scene! Marilia's style of singing is a bit more in the mode of Brazilian music from the previous generation, but Rogerio really transports her to a special space with his instrumentation – which puts the record in the same hip territory as work by Gal Costa or Nara Leao from the time. Titles include "Tres Cavaleiros", "Jogo De Viola", "Gloria", "Arrependimento", "Sao Paulo Meu Amor", and "Cancao De Marta E Romao". CD

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Novos BaianosNovos Baianos (aka Linguagem Do Alunte) ... CD
Continental/Bomba (Japan), 1974. New Copy .... $22.99
Rootsy samba and hipper 70s MPB influences – all filtered down into a really unique little groove! Back in these early years, Novos Baianos had an inventive sound that was really a standout in 70s Brazilian music – a sense of earnest, open-handed music making that was something of a legacy from the Tropicalia years – but one that also carried with it some of the more hippie-dippy influences in the Brazilian underground of the early 70s! The style here is a bit sparer and more acoustic than on some of the group's other records – often comprised from samba percussion and guitar, but occasionally augmented by more electric instrumentation, as well as some folkloric flute! Titles include "Reis Da Bola", "Isabel", "Bolado", "Miragem", "Fala Tamborim", "Ao Poeta", and "Eu Sou O Caso Deles". CD

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Novos BaianosNovos Baianos FC ... CD
Bomba (Japan), 1973. New Copy .... $22.99
A great 70s album by Os Novos Baianos – a wonderfully youthful group that was one of the bright spots in Brazilian music after the Tropicalia years. The band had a style that mixed folksy percussion with honest personal songwriting, plus occasional touches of elements gleaned from the larger influences in Brazilian rock at the time. The album has a sound that's a lot more intimate than later work, with some especially great work on guitar and bandolim, and great production on the band's vocals. Titles include "Sorrir E Cantar Como Bahia", "Dagmar", "Vagabundo Nao E Facil", "Cosmos E Damiao", "Com Qualquer Dois Mil Reis", and "Os Pingo Da Chuva". CD

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PyrolatorTraumland (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ata Tak/Bureau B (Germany), 1987. New Copy .... $16.99
Maybe one of the most fully-formed albums from Pyrolator – and one of the most tuneful as well! The record still has all the playful electric bits we loved in the first three Pyrolator records, but there's also more lyrics, and an overall sense of melody too – guitar and keyboard lines alongside a mix of German and English vocals, some of which are sung by new group member Susan Brackeens. The style's almost a satire of other 80s electro pop modes – kind of a leftfield glance at the world of Blancmange or Shriekback, in ways that are sonically close, but spiritually much different. Many of the songs here were based on dreams – and titles include "The Trophotropical House", "Sleep Well", "Man Ray", "Ships Without Sails", and "Whiteness". CD features bonus tracks – "Christmas In Space", "Sao Paulo", "Triggers Of Target 2", and "Ritual". CD

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Sao Paulo Underground (Rob Mazurek)Tres Cabacas Loucuras ... CD
Cuneiform, 2011. New Copy .... $15.99 17.98
The third and best album yet from Sao Paulo Underground – formed by Chicago scene veteran and sonic adventurer Rob Mazurek – with a sound that's informed by the rhythms and creatively boundless possibilities of Tropicalia era Brazil and well beyond, along with the cosmic spirit of other Mazurek projects such as the Exploding Star Orchestra. This is hypnotic, attention seizing work that pushes boundaries and challenges tradition while still respecting it – it's never less than fully engrossing and pulls you right in, but it also skirts convention on just about every level. Mazurek's on coronet and electronics that fracture and fuzz out the atmosphere, creating some really dynamic interplay with instrumentation. Mauricio Takara is on cavaquinho, drums and percussion, Guilherme Granado on keys, loops, samples and percussion and Richard Ribeiro on drums. A pair of excellent tracks feature fellow modern greats with roots in the Chicago underground – vibes player Jason Adasiewicz and drummer John Herndon on "Just Lovin'" and "Six Six Eight" – the latter also featuring bass player Matthew Lux. The entire album is no less impressive, though! Titles include "Jagoda's Dream", "Pigeon", "Carambola", "Colibri", "Lado Leste", and "Rio Negro". CD

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New Claudette SoaresGil Chico Veloso Por Claudette (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1968. New Copy .... $32.99
A legendary moment in the history of MPB – as older Brazilian singer Claudette Soares turns towards the work of groundbreaking singer/songwriters Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, and Chico Buarque! The set was recorded in the heart of the Tropicalia years – and although the record isn't as crazy as any of Gil or Caetano's work from the time, there's some definite Tropicalia influences running through the set – which is a real chance for Claudette. Plus, the legendary Rogerio Duprat arranged the whole album – with the finesse and care that he brought to some of the great albums by Gal Costa, Nara Leao, and Veloso from the same time. Features the tracks "Clara" and "Yemanja", performed with Gilberto Gil in the lead – plus other tunes that were written by the three, and which seem to have them participating in the instrumentation. Titles include "Mancada", "Frevo Rasgado", "Lia", "Januaria", "Deus Vos Salve Esta Casa Santa", "Lua Cheia", and "Remelexo". CD

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Ronnie VonA Misteriosa Luta Do Reino De Parassempre Contra O Imperio De Nuncamais (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Polysom (Brazil), 1969. New Copy (reissue).... $24.99
Great late 60s work from Ronnie Von – an under-appreciated Brazilian rocker, and one with a sound that sits nicely between the Jovem Guarda generation and some of the headier groups to come in the 70s! There's a nice array of psychedelic influences at play here – strong echoes of British work of the time, but used in much more sophisticated ways than any Jovem Guarda acts – never a simple copycat approach, but also never as arty as some of the Tropicalia recordings of the time either. Ronnie's voice has a depth that allows some nice changes in mood from track to track – lightly lyrical one moment, a bit darker and more tripped-out the next – bringing a sense of variety to the record that almost recalls Caetano Veloso during the time, but a bit more rockish overall. Titles include "Atlantica", "Dindi", "De Como Meu Heroi Flash Gordon", "Foi Bom", "Rose Ann", "Comeci Uma Brincadeira", and "Mares De Areia". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tom ZeEstundando O Samba/Se O Caso E Chorar ... CD
Warner (Brazil), 1972/1976. New Copy 2CD .... $19.99
A collection of two wonderful early 70s albums from Tom Ze, recorded just after the Tropicalia years! Estundando O Samba is one of Tom Ze's best albums ever – a fantastic blend of post-Tropicalia styles – and it features some strange arrangements that perfectly illustrated Ze's insane approach to songwriting. As with much of Ze's music, the actual sound is incredibly hard to describe – and the album bristles with imagination and creative fire. Includes a haunting spare version of "A Felicidade", plus the nutty instrumental "Tom", and the original tracks "So", "Ma", "Vai", "Ui!", "Hein?", and "Mae". Se O Caso E Chorar has a number of tracks with a samba sound at the base – but there's more than enough fantastic material to keep the record fresh, and Tom's writing is as great as ever. There's a vocal group that sings with Ze on many of the tracks on the record – but they also seem to sometimes act as a Greek chorus, in response to breakaway vocal passages that are dominated by Ze. Includes the excellent baroque funky number "Dor E Dor", plus the tracks "Sonho Colorido De Um Pintor", "A Baba", "O Sandalo", "A Briga Do Edificio Italia Com O Hilton Hotel", and "Happy End". CD

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VariousBeatles 69 Vol 3 – Abbey Road Revisited ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 2012. New Copy .... $15.99
The sound of The Beatles, completely re-imagined by a host of hip acts from Brazil – a stunning lineup that includes some under-discovered talents from the younger generation, plus a few key artists from earlier years as well! As you'd guess from the "69" in the title, most of the tracks here are from the final years of the group – a fair bit of material from Abbey Road – opened up and given a whole new sort of energy here – showing the rich inspiration the fab four were still able to provide, even at the end! Beatles music has been a crucial influence on Brazil, from the 60s Jovem Guarda and Tropicalia scenes onward – and the work here really shows the range of influences, extrapolated through really creative instrumentation, vocal arrangements, and production techniques. The whole thing's hardly another "tribute to" session – and instead is more like an extended poem inspired by the work of John, Paul, George, and Ringo. Titles on this third volume include "Here Comes The Sun" by Joyce, "Something" by Flavio Venturini & Aggeu Marques, "Polythene Pam" by Autoramas, "The End" by Milton Nascimento, "Mean Mr Mustard" by Joao Donato with Paula Morelenbaum, "Because" by Aretha, "Golden Slumbers" by Elis Regina & Milton Nascimento, "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window" by Pouca Vogal, and "Her Majesty" by Silvia Machete. CD

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VariousBrazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas – Tropicalista Psychedelic Masterpieces 1967 to 1976 ... CD
Tropicalia In Furs/World Psychedelic Classics, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy .... $9.99 17.98
A fuzzed out treasure trove of rare Brazilian psychedelia – wild stuff that's in many ways akin to the freewheeling sounds of the Tropicalia movement, but not necessarily taking on the cultural and political weight of that movement – and more about the boundless spirit of psychedelia and funk rock around the globe! The sounds are buzzing and indeed fuzzy throughout, ranging from raw and ramshackle guitar jams to more organ and drum driven funky, and it's really incredible stuff all around. We've been purveyors of hard to find Brazilian music for many many years, and this set – compiled by Joel Stones who also provides the richly detailed – brings to light some numbers we've never heard! 16 tracks in all: "Tema De Banana", "Era Uma Nota De" Loyce E Os Gnomes, "I Wanna Be Your Man" by Youngsters, "Ourico" by Serguei, "Lindo Sonho Delirante" by Fabio, "Cinturao De Fog" by Marisa Rossi, 'Som Imaginario De Jimmi Hendrix" by The Pops, "The Lantern" by Mac Rybell and more. CD version comes with a thick booklet of notes, in both English and Portuguese, and it's an enhanced CD – with the short documentary What Are Fuzz Bananas?. CD
(Enhanced CD.)
Also available Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas – Tropicalista Psychedelic Masterpieces 1967 to 1976 ... LP 16.99

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New VariousBrazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas – Tropicalista Psychedelic Masterpieces 1967 to 1976 ... LP
World Psychedelic Classics/Tropicalia In Furs, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $16.99 19.98
A fuzzed out treasure trove of rare Brazilian psychedelia – wild stuff that's in many ways akin to the freewheeling sounds of the Tropicalia movement, but not necessarily taking on the cultural and political weight of that movement – and more about the boundless spirit of psychedelia and funk rock around the globe! The sounds are buzzing and indeed fuzzy throughout, ranging from raw and ramshackle guitar jams to more organ and drum driven funky, and it's really incredible stuff all around. We've been purveyors of hard to find Brazilian music for many many years, and this set – compiled by Joel Stones who also provides the richly detailed – brings to light some numbers we've never heard! 16 tracks in all: "Tema De Banana", "Era Uma Nota De" Loyce E Os Gnomes, "I Wanna Be Your Man" by Youngsters, "Ourico" by Serguei, "Lindo Sonho Delirante" by Fabio, "Cinturao De Fog" by Marisa Rossi, 'Som Imaginario De Jimmi Hendrix" by The Pops, "The Lantern" by Mac Rybell and more. The vinyl version comes with a thick booklet of notes, in English and Portuguese. LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas – Tropicalista Psychedelic Masterpieces 1967 to 1976 ... CD 9.99

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VariousTropicalia – A Brazilian Revolution In Sound ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP .... $24.99
An amazing introduction to one of the most significant cultural movements in the latter half of the 20th Century – the groundbreaking years of Tropicalia in late 60s Brazil! The music and legacy of Tropicalia are referenced often, but hardly ever presented this well – and this package is everything we could have hoped for as an introduction to the movement – filled with key late 60s works from the most important musicians associated with Tropicalia – an great starting point for the movement that's filled with most essential tracks! And even if you have some of this stuff already on individual albums, it really sounds great together – a rich document of this amazing musical moment. Titles include "Bat Macumba" by Gilberto Gil, "Tuareg" and "Sebastiana" by Gal Costa, "A Minha Menina" and "Panis Et Circenses" by Os Mutantes, "Alfo Mega" and "Tropicalia" by Caetano Veloso, "Gloria" and "Jimmy Renda-Se" by Tom Ze, "Procissao" by Gilberto Gil, "Ave Genghis Khan" by Os Mutantes, "Take It Easy My Brother Charles" by Jorge Ben, "Quero Sambal Meu Bem" by Tom Ze, "Lost In The Paradise" by Caetano Veloso, "Bat Macumba" by Os Mutantes, "Domingo No Parque" by Gilberto Gil & Os Mutantes, and "Irene" by Caetano Veloso. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousTropicalia – Ou Panis Et Circencis (remastered edition) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Brazil), 1968. New Copy .... $22.99
A landmark album – not just in Brazilian music, but in all modern music in general! The set's a legendary manifesto for the Tropicalia movement in Brazil – and features key works by all the leading musical luminaries in the movement – including a few later stars who are heard here at their most edgey! The work is as groundbreaking today as it was at the end of the 60s – a brilliant testament to the power of artists to really break down boundaries in art and music, and find a way to mix the political with the popular at the same time. Titles include a fantastic version of Gal Costa and Caetano Veloso singing "Baby", the "Tres Caravelas" duet between Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, Gil's great reading of "Bat Macumba" with Costa and Veloso, Nara Leao singing "Lindoneia", Os Mutantes performing "Panis Et Circenses", Gilberto on "Geleia Geral, Caetano doing "Coracao Materno, and Rita Lee, Gal Costa, and Caetano Veloso singing "Enquanto Seu Lobo Nao Vem". Brand new remastering – approved by Caetano Veloso himself! CD

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Gal CostaGal Costa (1969) ... CD
1969. New Copy .... Around August 1, 2013 (delayed)
One of the most mindblowing albums ever recorded – anywhere, anytime! This 1969 set stands as one of the greatest records ever cut by Gal Costa – done at the height of the Tropicalia movement, and featuring a sublime mix of styles that really gets the spirit of the movement right. Arrangements are by the legendary Rogerio Duprat – who effortlessly shifts the backings between stark electronics, sweet bossa, gliding strings, jazzy piano, and baroque orchestrations that dance around with a surprising amount of grooves! Tunes include some classics by Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben, and Gilberto Gil – served up in amazing new versions by Gal and Duprat! Titles include "Nao Identificado", "Lost in the Paradise", "Que Pena", "Sebastiana", "Namorinho De Portao", "Divino Maravilhoso", and "Deus E O Amor". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)
 
 
 



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