Music from Brazil – including a killer from Jorge Ben!


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Galactic Nightmare
Trunk (UK), 1986. 2LP Gatefold
A very cool little record – and one that's unlike anything we can think of – kind of a self-contained science fiction story, complete with lots of spacey music, and a bit of narration as well! The album's full of cool keyboard lines – plenty of mini moog and organ, often used in ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Philips/Dusty Groove, 1972.
A stunner of a record from the mighty Jorge Ben – and a record that catapulted the Brazilian singer to international fame at the time! Ben had already been making magic for almost a decade down in Brazil – and his compositions and grooves left an undeniable impact on the scene in the ... CD
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De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1983.
A sweet set that's part of a big early 80s run from Kool & The Gang – a time that saw the funk legends really hitting the mainstream, and winning over a huge new audience in the process! Given that the Gang virtually invented ensemble funk at the start of the 70s, they're perfectly ... CD
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King (Japan), 2015. 2 CDs
A wonderful double-length set from this bossa piano legend – and a set that doesn't just feature the familiar standards promised in the title, but includes a number of bossa classics too! Joao's piano is right out front in the mix – working in a jazzy quartet that also includes really ... CD
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GDM (Italy), 1971. (reissue)
A real standout in Ennio Morricone's roster of great work from the time – a record with all the best elements in place – including vocals by Edda Dell'Orso and orchestrations by Bruno Nicolai – but an overall format that's a bit different than usual! Most of the tracks here are ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Estratosferica
Sony (Brazil), 2015.
Gal Costa looks surpisingly youthful on the cover – and she's also sounding more youthful in her music than we've heard in many years – thanks to a key collaboration with Kassin and Moreno Veloso! Both of the younger musicians really find a fresh space for Gal to work with – a ... CD
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Legacy, Mid 50s/1960s/Mid 70s. 4CD
Not just Miles Davis live at Newport – but Miles at Newport over the course of 20 years, in the space of eight different live performances – almost all of which are previously unreleased! Apart from the 1958 and 1969 Newport material here, most of the 4CD set features all-new, all-great ... CD
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Discobertas (Brazil), Early 60s. 5 CDs
A bossa nova treasure trove – 10 rare albums from the Brazilian underground of the 60s – all appearing here on CD for the first time ever! These sets go way past the bossa stereotypes of the time – not just breathy vocals, or jazzy piano trios, but a wealth of interesting ... CD
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Blue Note, Early 50s. (reissue)
Tremendous work from a trumpeter who was taken from us all too soon – the legendary Fats Navarro, an important early voice in the sound of bop! The album's a short one, but every track is a gem – as Navarro blows beautifully in groups led by Bud Powell, Tadd Dameron, and Howard McGhee ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Croydon Municipal (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s.
Some of the coolest, most swinging film themes you'll ever hope to hear – not the usual band of over-hashed classics from the 50s and 60s – but instead a really fresh, obscure collection – and one that features lots of rare work from the British scene too! Vocals and ... CD
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Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s.
Late R&B, early soul music, and plenty of other great surprises – all pulled together in this excellent collection that focuses on rare gems from the late 50s and early 60s! Despite the "milestones" in the title, the set's more like "underground nuggets" – as ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Cinevox (Italy), 1972. Gatefold (reissue)
A perfect period Morricone score – dark sounds and lovely melodies – originally penned for the bloody giallo Il Diavolo Nel Cervello! The music was written by Morricone, conducted by Bruno Nicolai, with vocals by Edda Dell'Orso – and the record has some of the best sort of moody ... LP, Vinyl record album
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17 North Parade, Late 70s/Early 80s. (reissue)
Crucial sounds from King Jammy – prime material from that time when his production style was really helping to open up the sound of Kingston! The evolution of dub is definitely at play in the tracks here, but the music is also much more upfront, too – as the Jammy style is very ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s.
A wealth of rare tracks from the archives of Jamaican producer Bunny "Striker" Lee – tracks pulled from one-off dubplates mixed direct from the studio, and other unreleased tracks pulled from never-heard master tapes too! The music here definitely lives up to Lee's production ... CD
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Rough Guide, Late 70s.
Funk and soul meet Latin rhythms – and the result is a really special moment in the New York scene – a time when disco rhythms helped the underground scene burn brightly in the midtown clubs! Back in the 60s, nightspots in the city would routinely host Latin bands – but by the ... CD
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Carbono
Universal (Brazil), 2015.
One of the most creative contemporary artists in Brazilian music does it again – and continues to blow us away with his non-stop flow of fresh sounds and new ideas! Lenine is a restlessly creative talent – one who's never content to rest on his previous work, or keep things ... CD
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Bitch Is Black
Tamla/Reel Music, 1975.
Heavy heavy funk from the mighty Yvonne Fair – a 70s bad soul sister that we'd rank right up there with Betty Davis! Yvonne got her start working with James Brown in a sweeter mode, but by the time of this mid 70s debut, she'd hit a really hard-wailing sort of style – one that had the ... CD
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Bahdeni Nami
Monkeytown (Germany), 2015.
One of the most compelling singers in the world today – an artist whose fame has spread so far, he's getting production help on this album from talents as big as Gilles Peterson, Four Tet, and Modeselektor! As you might imagine, the presence of these bigger names definitely adds something to ... CD
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Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s. 2 CDs
Not disco hits or the overplayed classics you may know from too many weddings – but a wonderfully deep selection of underground cuts that shows that there's still plenty of rare gems to discover from the 70s club scene! The set's put together by the man who wrote the book on rare disco mixes ... CD
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Ampsa
Mississippi, 1978. (reissue)
A beautiful album from Idrissa Soumaoro and L'Eclipse – one recorded during a time of great political unrest in Mali, and a set that was never commercially issued – but just originally given away by the Malian Association for the Blind! The album's got all the power of earlier albums ... LP, Vinyl record album

If you're ever in Chicago, be sure to visit our Chicago record store!
1120 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60622
Open 10am-8pm daily.
All the great stuff appears here at our online record store first — but if you shop locally, you'll also get a chance to handle the goods before you buy!

We buy new and used LPs, 45s, vinyl records, and CDs

in the store from 11am-6pm daily. Feel free to stop by with used vinyl and sell or trade with us.

We pay top prices for older jazz, soul, funk, hip hop, and other genres in good shape!


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Updated August 04, 2015


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