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Arnaldo BaptistaArnaldo Baptista Box (Loki/Elo Perdido/Faremos Uma Noitada Excelente/Singin Alone/Let It Bed) (5CD set) ... CD
Philips/Canal (Brazil), 1970s/1980s. Used 5CD ... $28.99
A special box set of work from this key member of Os Mutantes – one that looks at all the many facets of his compelling solo career! The first album in the set is the landmark Loki – an incredibly crazy and messed-up album of tracks cut by Arnaldo Baptista after the breakup of Os ... read more CD
(Includes original digipacks with booklets and slipcase – all in good shape!)

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Jorge BenBen (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Dusty Groove, 1972. New Copy ... $11.99 18.98
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 ... read more CD
(Limited edition of 2000 copies – in a nice LP-styled sleeve!)

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Jorge BenBig Ben ... CD
Philips/Universal (Brazil), 1963. New Copy ... $16.99
Brilliant early work from Jorge Ben – a set that shouldn't be confused with the US album of the same name, and which is one of Jorge's first few gems of the 60s! The album's got Ben stepping out with a slightly jazzier feel than on his debut – a style that's still heavily steeped in ... read more CD
Also available Big Ben ... CD 14.99

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Jorge BenBig Ben ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1965. Used ... $14.99
Brilliant early work from Jorge Ben – a set that shouldn't be confused with the US album of the same name, and which is one of Jorge's first few gems of the 60s! The album's got Ben stepping out with a slightly jazzier feel than on his debut – a style that's still heavily steeped in ... read more CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
Also available Big Ben ... CD 16.99

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Jorge BenSolta O Pavao ... CD
Philips/Universal (Brazil), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
An overlooked treasure from the great Jorge Ben – an album recorded between the fame of his "Taj Mahal" hit and Africa Brasil classic – and a set that's every bit as wonderful as those two records! There's a tight, choppy groove to most of the set – that mix of samba, ... read more CD

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Maria BethaniaPersonalidade ... CD
Philips (Germany), 1970s. Used ... $6.99
A pretty nice little collection of Maria's work for Philips – mostly from the mid 70s, when she was working in that wonderful baroque mode of hers, extra-dramatic, with lots of wonderful arrangements that propelled songs by Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, and others into a whole new territory! ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Erasmo CarlosCarlos, Erasmo – Erasmo Carlos (1971) ... CD
Philips/Light In The Attic, 1971. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Erasmo Carlos sounds even cooler here than usual – still working with tunes penned with his brother Roberto – but also taking on music by Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben, and Marcos Valle too! There's a heady undercurrent to the record that's maybe a filtering-through of an earlier ... read more CD

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✨✧ Gal CostaCantar ... CD
Philips (Brazil), 1974. Used ... $4.99
A real moment of beauty from Gal Costa in the 70s – a set that moves away from her more experimental music of the Tropicalia generation, and yields a more personal approach overall – one that's quite similar to the best from Caetano Veloso at the time! As with Caetano during this shift ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Gal CostaIndia ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the richest, most expressive albums ever from the great Gal Costa – a set from her immediate post-Tropicalia years, and one that shows that she's got a lot more to offer than just a wild sense of experimentation! Gilberto Gil is the musical director here – with help from Rogerio ... read more CD
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India ... CD 9.99
India (2nd pressing) ... LP

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✨✧ Gal CostaIndia ... CD
Philips (Brazil), 1973. Used ... $9.99
One of the richest, most expressive albums ever from the great Gal Costa – a set from her immediate post-Tropicalia years, and one that shows that she's got a lot more to offer than just a wild sense of experimentation! Gilberto Gil is the musical director here – with help from Rogerio ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available India ... CD 13.99

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Gal CostaIndia ... CD
Philips/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy ... About August 4, 2017
One of the richest, most expressive albums ever from the great Gal Costa – a set from her immediate post-Tropicalia years, and one that shows that she's got a lot more to offer than just a wild sense of experimentation! Gilberto Gil is the musical director here – with help from Rogerio ... read more CD
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India ... CD 9.99
India ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Gal CostaPersonalidade ... CD
Polygram/Philips (Germany), 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Gal's always been one of Brazil's greatest artists – whether she was singing strange raw tunes during her Tropicalia period, or moving into nice jazzy material during her later years. This set's a good introduction to her work, and it includes a lot of nice tracks that we don't always turn ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Wilson Das NevesSamba-Tropi (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $29.99
Heavy drums, and some great grooves throughout – a wonderful album from percussionist Wilson Das Neves, and maybe his best record ever! The album's more funk than the samba in the title – although the best numbers have a little bit of both – almost an instrumental take on the ... read more CD

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FagnerManera Fru Fru, Manera ... CD
Philips (Brazil), 1973. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)
Also available Manera Fru Fru, Manera ... LP 24.99

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Lindolpho Gaya & Rogerio DupratOs Maestros Premiados ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99
An amazing split album – one that features instrumental work by 2 of our favorite arrangers ever! Both Gaya and Rogerio Duprat were key forces in the sound of Brazil at the end of the 60s – Gaya for his soaring, leaping, often-funky arrangements for EMI/Odeon during the Blue Brazil ... read more CD

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✨✧ Nara LeaoCom Acucar Com Afeto ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Lovely stuff! This record's a stunning batch of light tracks – most with a jazzy samba or late bossa sound – and the kind of sparkling production that Nara used a lot more later in the decade. Antonio Adolfo plays piano (and very nicely, we might add!) – and the rest of the ... read more CD

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Nara LeaoManha De Liberdade (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Brazil), 1966. New Copy ... $16.99
A beautiful early gem from Nara Leao! This one has a similar feel to her classic O Canto Livre album – in that it's got a deeper approach than some of her bossa work, with a mix of some of the more complicated, slightly folksy styles used by singers like Geraldo Vandre or Chico Buarque De ... read more CD

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Nara LeaoNara Leao (1968) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
Pure genius – a lost Nara Leao album from the late 60s, and a key piece in the puzzle of late 60s Tropicalia – a set we'd place right next to equally important records by Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, and Os Mutantes! Although Leao always gets cited as one of the more revolutionary ... read more CD

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Nara LeaoOpiniao De Nara (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Brazil), 1964. New Copy ... $16.99
Beautiful work from the incredible Nara Leao – a record that's lightly driven by the bossa, but with some sadder and darker touches that really set the sound apart! Backings on most tracks are simply spare percussion, and an acoustic guitar follows Nara's vocals as they dart in and out of ... read more CD

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✨✧ Carlos LyraBossa Nova/Carlos Lyra (1960) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
2 of the earliest albums ever from bossa genius Carlos Lyra – back to back on one CD! The first album, Bossa Nova, definitely lives up to its title – as it features Lyra's wonderful original compositions wrapped around a set of orchestrations that are lightly breezy, and which dance ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
 
 



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