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AlcioneA Arte De Alcione ... CD
Universal (Brazil), Late 70s. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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BelchiorTres Tons De Belchior (Alucinacao/Melodrama/Elogio Da Loucura) (3 CD set) ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1976/1987/1988. Used 3CD ... $44.99
... CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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Jorge BenTabua De Esmeralda ... CD
Philips/Universal (Brazil), 1974. Used ... $29.99
Searing samba soul from Jorge Ben – one of his best-remembered albums of the 70s, and for good reason too! The album's got a slightly fuller feel than some of Ben's other work of the time – never slick, but with backings balanced nicely against his own raspy vocals and acoustic guitar – sweetening things up with a bit of the strings you'd find on Forca Bruta, but with a hint of the soul to come on Africa Brasil! The balance is great – thanks to arrangers Osmar Milito, Darcy De Paulo, and Hugo Bellard – and as usual, Jorge's vocals are the main attraction – dipping, turning, and rising with this really unique, personal feel – Ben-like brilliance at its brightest. The whole thing's wonderful – a key gem from the Philips years – and titles include "Cinco Minutos", "Zumbi", "Brother", "Os Alquimistas Estao Chegando Os Alquimistas", "Errare Humanum Est", "Menina Muler Da Pele Preta", "Hermes Tri", and "O Namorado Da Viuva". CD
(Out of print.)

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Billy BlancoNa Voz Do Proprio ... CD
Elenco (Japan), 1964. Used ... $14.99
A pretty unique album from the bossa era – the only one we've ever seen by singer Billy Blanco, and a set of all-original tunes arranged and conducted by Oscar Castro Neves. Billy's got a voice that's a bit odd – slightly flat, but in a way that also makes for a nice change of pace in this bossa setting. The quality's a bit rawer and more honest than some of the sweeter, more romantic male singers – and the style makes for a very unique record, packaged in the usual charming Elenco cover! Titles include "Tio Alfredo", "Mochino Bonito", "Rio Do Meu Amor", "Secretaria", "Estrada Do Nada", and "Praca Maua". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jackson Do PandeiroO Rei Do Ritmo (15CD set) ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 15 CDs ... $99.99
An insane collection of work from one of the most important percussionists in Brazil during the second half of the 20th Century – an artist who more than earns the king of rhythm title of this set! Jackson Do Panderio's so great at his work, he was nicknamed after his instrument – the pandeiro, that large Brazilian percussion item that looks a bit like a big tambourine – but which is often played deftly with the hands, in a style that's a bit like a conga, but with a sound that's sometimes more drum-like – opening up into a range of lively grooves in the hands of someone as talented as Jackson! The collection offers up 15 albums' worth of material – a few full original records done for Philips, complete with cover art – and a huge range of other recordings that appeared on singles, EPs, and compilation tracks over the years – brought together here in different settings that really trace Jackson's career – from early forro material, to important samba sides, and everything in between. Jackson's music has been woefully missing from the reissue market – apart from a handful of greatest hits sets over the years – and this massive package is the first to ever fully show the huge range of his mighty talents! CD

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