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AmabisTrabalhos Carnivoros ... CD
Mais Um Discos (UK), 2014. Used ... $6.99
The best we've heard so far from Gui Amabis – a really wonderful little record that we might put right up there with work by Moreno Veloso and his fellow +2 trio members! Gui's got this slow-paced, raspy style of singing that's really compelling – a mode that grabs us strongly, even when we can't understand the lyrics – in a way that has us somehow feeling his intent, as it's echoed by the album's spare, but textural instrumentation – which often have this other sense of rasp too, a mode that evokes older history, even amidst the relatively contemporary presentation of the album. The album's got all the fresh, unique qualities of some of our favorite new Brazilian work of the past ten years – and titles include "Um Bom Filme", "Pausa", "Merece Quem Aceita", "Tiro", and "Crepusculo". CD

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Jorge BenSalve, Jorge! (14 CD set) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Brazil), 1960s/1970s. Used 14 CDs ... $189.99
An amazing collection – every single Jorge Ben album recorded for Philips – one hell of a massive legacy in music, packaged here with a bonus CD of rare material too! The albums in the collection are the stuff of legend – amazing discs that forever changed the face of Brazilian music with Jorge's unique blend of samba and soul, plus a touch of funk as the 70s came on – and together, the music is a mindblowingly heavy batch of work that few other artists could ever match! Titles include Samba Esquema Novo, Sacudin Ben Samba, Ben E Samba Bon, Big Ben, Jorge Ben (1969), Forca Bruta, Negro E Lindo, Ben, 10 Anos Depois, A Tabua De Esmeralda, Solta O Pavao, Gil E Jorge, and Africa Brasil. Rarities disc is unique to this set, from what we can tell – and is filled with goodies too! CD

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Maria BethaniaBethania Vol 1 – 1967 to 1978 (13CD set) ... CD
Universal (Brazil), Late 60s/1970s. Used 13 CDs ... $199.99
A treasure trove of amazing music – the earliest Elenco and Philips albums by Maria Bethania, all packaged together in one massvie set! The work here is incredible – some of the deepest Brazilian music ever recorded – rich in feeling and complex emotion – and delivered at a level that set a whole new standard for production, as well! The set features 12 albums from 1967 to 1978 – Edu & Bethania (a duet with Edu Lobo), A Tua Presenca, Rosas Dos Ventos O Show Encantado, Quando O Carnaval Chegar (with Nara Leao & Chico Buarque), Drama, Drama 3rd Ato, A Cena Muda, Chico Buarque & Maria Bethania Ao Vivo, Passaro Prohibido, Os Doces Barbaros (with Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, and Gilberto Gil), Passaro Do Amanha, and Maria Bethania & Caetano Veloso Ao Vivo! The set also features a rare bonus disc – titled Maria Bethania Anos 70 – with non-LP material from the time! CD
(Out of print.)

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Maria BethaniaBethania Vol 2 – 1978 to 1985 (13 CD set) ... CD
Universal (Brazil), Late 70s/1980s/1990s. Used 13 CDs ... $129.99
The second chapter of Maria Bethania's career – every bit as wonderful as the first! Unlike some of her contemporaries, whose talents dimmed a bit as the 80s approached – Maria Bethania continued to record some of the deepest, most powerful material of the MPB generation – songwriting, production, and performances that never fail to delight – as you'll hear in this crucial set! The package features 12 albums from the Philips/Polygram era, running from 1978 through 1995 – plus a special bonus CD too – with non-LP gems from the 80s and 90s! Albums include Alibi, Mel, Talisma, Alteza, Nossos Momentos, Ciclo, A Beira E O Mar, Palco Iluminado, Memoria Da Pele, Canto Do Paje, Olho D'Agua, As Cancoes Que Voce Fez Pra Mim, Los Canciones Que Tu Hisiste Para Mi, and Maria Bethania Ao Vivo – plus the bonus disc Maria Bethania Anos 80/90! CD
(Out of print.)

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Carlinhos BrownAlfagamabetizado ... CD
EMI (France), 1996. Used ... $6.99
A surprisingly successful mix of styles, and the kind of cross-culturally pollinated work that's been getting Carlinhos Brown a lot of attention over the past few years. This was Brown's first solo album – recorded after his work with Timbalada, with production by Wally Badarou and Arto Lindsay, and the usual requisite guest appearances by Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil, Maria Bethania, and Marisa Monte (why is it that albums by US artists – apart from rappers – are never filled with so many guest appearances?) Brown works through a range of styles in this musical blend – from modern funk grooves to string-laden ballads – and the production by Lindsay and Badarou ties things nicely together. Titles include "Covered Saints", "Comunidade-Lobos", "O Bode", "Bog La Bag", "Angel's Robot List", and "Zanza". CD
(Out of print.)

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CibelleShine Of Dried Electric Leaves ... CD
Crammed/ST2 (Brazil), 2006. Used ... $3.99
One of the most unusual projects we've heard in the recent wave of genre-crossing work from the Crammed label – a beautifully fragile album of vocals and light instrumentation from the lovely Cibelle! The sound here has some of its roots in bossa, and maybe borrows a bit from traditions of France – but the overall presentation is very unique – and often just features a key instrumental element supporting the vocals, plus bits of sounds that filter into the record and give it a really textural quality. Production is by Cibelle, Apollo Nove, and Mike Lindsay – and they beautifully blend the vocals with bits of harp, glockenspiel, off-tune piano, cello, and other elements used sparely and effectively. Titles include "Green Grass", "Mad Man Song", "Lembra", "Train Station", "Por Toda A Minha Vida", "London London", "City People", and "Cajuna". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gal CostaGal Total (17 CD set) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Brazil), Late 60s/1970s/1980s. Used 17CDs ... $189.99
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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Gilberto GilGilberto Gil – The Early Years ... CD
Wrasse (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $5.99
A great overview of the early work of Gilberto Gil – featuring tracks from his first few Tropicalia recordings, through his exile in London, and his spectacular return to Brazil in the early 70s! Gil's work is beyond simple description – at one moment a stark modernist rewriting of pop music, at another a rhythymic and soulful expression of joy – but during these years, he's always incredibly fresh and inventive, no matter what the setting! And almost more important, much of this work is slowly going out of print – making the 22 track CD one of the few fleeting chances you'll have to hear this genius! Titles include "Nega (Photograph Blues)", "Bat Macumba", "Lunik 9", "Domingou", "Expresso 2222", "Frevo Rasgado", "Aquele Abraco", "Can't Find My Way Home", "Luiza Luluza", "Louvacao", "Procissao", and "Ele Falava Nisso Todo Dia". CD

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