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AfroreggaeNova Cara ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2000. Used ... $0.99
(Out of print.)

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Bnegao & Seletores De FrequenciaSintoniza La ... CD
Coqueiro Verde (Brazil), 2012. Used ... $4.99
A brilliant mix of live funk and lead MC work from Bnegao – and just the sort of unique criss-crossing of styles we'd never see up here in the US! The album's not really a hip hop record – despite the lead raps of Bnegao – and instead, it's kind of a funk record with spoken lyrics over the top – loads of tight drums, heavy horns, and riffing guitar – all topped with lyrics that are almost called/shouted over the top – a bit like Soil & Pimp Sessions from Japan, but with a distinctly Brazilian vibe overall. There's a great sort of warmth to the record, and the production really does a lot with the live instrumentation – giving it even more spark than you might expect. Titles include "Recao", "Vamoi", "Essa E Pra Tocar No Baile", "Subconsciente", "Bass Do Tambo", "Sintoniza La", "O Mundo", and "Proceder/Caminhar". CD
(Out of print.)

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Maria BethaniaAs Cancoes Que Voce Fez Pra Mim ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1993. Used ... $4.99
A set of compositions penned by Roberto and Erasmo Carlos – sung by Maria Bethania in a warmly personal setting! The style here gets away from any of the too-romantic qualities that can sometimes mar presentation of the Carlos' brothers work – and instead, Bethania uses her innate sense of power and drama to give these tunes a subtle edge they might not have in the hands of other singers. Backings are sometimes full, but also in a subtle way – using strings slightly to flesh out other instrumentation that's more prominent in the mix. Titles include "Olha", "Detalhes", "Voce Nao Sabe", "Emocoes", "Seu Corpo", "Fera Ferida", "Palavras", and "Costumes". CD

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Luiz BonfaIntrospection ... CD
BMG (Brazil), 1972. Used ... $19.99
A pretty unique record from this famous Brazilian guitarist! Luiz recorded this set in New York – and it's a superb solo guitar session that has him playing the instrument as a "miniature orchestra", shading in a rich array of colors, tones, and harmonic spaces through his expert manipulation of the strings. There's still a bit of his earlier bossa phrasing in the record – but it mostly shows Bonfa as a richly talented individual on his instrument, moving past simple instrumental modes into virtuoso territory! Titles include "Adventure In Space", "Reflections", "Enchanted Mirror", "Concerto For Guitar", and "Rain". CD
(Out of print.)

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Carlinhos BrownOmelete Man ... CD
Metro Blue, 1998. Used ... $7.99
Surprisingly catchy batch of modern funky Brazilian tracks from Carlinhos Brown, set off on what appears to be an incredibly well-reviewed solo career, after working with the group Timbalada. The session was produced by Marisa Monte, and it's got a nice mix of funky stylings, Brazilian rhythms, and psychedelicate guitars – with a style that almost evokes other current "timeless" production, such as that used with Lenny Kravitz. Add some strings into the mix, and you've got a sound that's filled with a lot more surprises and nice moments than we'd expect! Titles include "Omlete Man", "Vitamina Ser", "Soul By Soul", "Water My Girl", "Tribal United Dance", "Cachorro Louco", and "Musico". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gal CostaGal Total (17 CD set) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Brazil), Late 60s/1970s/1980s. Used 17CDs ... $179.99
An amazing journey in music – the first 15 albums by Gal Costa, packaged here with a special book, and a 2CD set of rarities too! The evolution in style here is amazing – starting in the bossa years of the 60s, moving through key Tropicalia albums, then into some incredible 70s material that really shows Gal transforming strongly – changing from one of the more unruly forces of the underground, into a voice that would come to represent the sound of MPB for a generation! The package features records that include Domingo, Gal Costa (1969), Gal (1969), Legal, A Todo Vapor, India, Cantar, Gal Canta Caymmi, Caras E Bocas, Agua Viva, Gal Tropical, Aquarela Do Brasil, Minha Voz, Fantasia, and Baby Gal – all remastered, and presented with a 2CD set of rarities, and a sweet book too! CD
(Out of print! Top of box is torn at the corners.)

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Wilson Das NevesPra Gente Fazer Mais Um Samba ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2010. Used ... $19.99
Warm and soulful samba from Wilson Das Neves – an artist who's reemerged a bit in recent years, but still working with all the swinging charm he had in the 60s and 70s! The set's got some lyrical touches that are mighty nice, and which fit well with the raspy quality of Wilson's aging vocals – almost a trace of choro mixed in with the samba, at least in the way the tunes sparkle with a nice depth of feeling and sensitivity. The vocals have a very human quality – even more so than before – and titles include "Minha Trajetoria", "Coquetel", "Folha No Ar", "Estava Faltando Voce", "Assedio", "Nao Da", "Outono Chegou", and "Ingrata Surpresa". CD
(Out of print.)

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Joao DonatoSambolero ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2009. Used ... $12.99
Beautifully mature work from Brazilian piano legend Joao Donato – an album that draws on his rich legacy of musical expression from the bossa years onward, presented here with a few surprising twists and turns! The core format is piano trio – Joao on the acoustic keys, with Luiz Alves on bass and Robertinho Silva on drums – yet the sound is quite changed from the early days when Donato recorded heavily in this way, inflected with some really complicated rhythms at points, and turned towards these soulful undercurrents we especially love. Instrumentation includes a bit of guest strings on one track – plus vocals from Zeca Pagodinho, flute from Ricardo Pontes, and cavaquinho from Paulinho Soares – artists who each appear on a track in the set. Titles include "Sambolero", "E Menina", "A Ra", "Jodel", "Sambou Sambou", "Amazonas", "Quem Diz Que Sabe", "Surpresa", and "Brisa Do Mar". CD

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Jorge BenJorge Ben (1969) ... CD
Philips/Dusty Groove, 1969. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A samba soul masterpiece from Jorge Ben – one of the most brilliant records to come out the fertile late 60s Brazilian scene – and an incredible album that works with the psychedelic flourishes of Ben's contemporaries and a deeper undercurrent of soul & funk! This is one of the most amazing early Jorge Ben LPs, recorded at the end of the 60s, when Jorge was singing with a stone-cold soul sound. The sharp, tight arrangements by Rogerio Duprat & Jose Briamonte made tracks like "Pais Tropical", "Take It Easy My Brother Charles", and "Que Pena" immediate classics – while the percussion and rhythms of Trio Mocoto provide a good part of the unique backdrop. The album is a mix of funky samba, soaring Brazilian soul, and sweeping orchestrations that give the whole thing a jazzy finish – and it's some of the best work that Jorge Ben ever recorded! Other tracks include "Criola", Cade Tereza", "Domingas", "Barbarella", "Quem Foi Que Roubou A Sopeira" and more. CD
(Out of print. On the Dusty Groove label.)

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