A beautiful little samba harmony group – one with a sound that recalls the best groups of the genre from late 60s Brazil! Arranco De Varsovia blend together male and female voices in a wonderfully warm sort of way – recalling the work of Conjunto Sambacana with their lively approach to ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Banda Cheiro De Amor —
Bahia ... CD Polydor (Brazil), 1992. Used ...
Banda Cheiro De Amor —
E O Ouro ... CD Polygram (Brazil), 1991. Used ...
The return of a legend – and one of the best new recordings we've heard from Jorge Ben in years! The set's got a funky soulful sound that owes a lot to his best 70s work, but which is updated a bit with some 21st century production touches – not too much, though, so that it comes out ... read moreCD
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Bojo & Maria Alcina —
Agora ... CD Outros Discos (Brazil), 2003. Used ...
Adriana Calcanhoto —
Senhas ... CD Columbia (Brazil), 1992. Used ...
(Out of print. Please Note – The artwork may not be the original, seems to be a color copy of the original. Everything else, CD and tray card are original.)
Luiz Caldas —
Nos ... CD Polydor (Brazil), 1990. Used ...
The Zimbo Trio backs up Elizeth Cardoso on this groovy LP of bossa tracks recorded in a live setting. The set's got a few of those "pot pourri" selections, where the singer runs through a lot of different tunes in a medley – but the best cuts are the straight ones – like ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent debut ep from China – the lead singer from Shiek Tosada, breaking out with a bold, fresh approach to Brazilian rock. China's got the laidback confidence that you'd expect from his photo on the cover – a presence strong enough to fill the songs with a life that goes far ... read moreCD
Early samba work from the mighty Martino Da Vila – music recorded with help from some key contemporaries in the underground scene, in the years before his big albums of the 70s! The sound here is nice and raw – and very spontaneous, too – as the artists come together in a very ... read moreCD
Newly serious work from Demetrius – a record that has him shedding some of the rock idol mode of previous albums, and moving into slightly mature male pop! Arrangements are by Georges Lupin, who brings a bit of drama to the mix with fuller strings and woodwinds – which really helps ... read moreCD
A gem of a record – one we wouldn't part with for anything! Joao Donato's best known as one of the founding fathers of bossa nova – better known for his 60s work over the years, than he was for 70s electric work like this. Fortunately, international groove hounds picked up on the ... read moreCD
A breezy batch of jazzy Brazilian grooves from Katia B – a protege of Suba with a laidback approach! Like her contemporaries Jazzinho and Bebel Gilberto, Katia has a breathy, unfussy vocal style, which is backed up by a mixture of acoustic and quite lively instrumentation as well as modern ... read moreCD
Two 70s classics by Ivan Lins – back to back on one CD! Somos Todos is very much in Lins' classic style of the 70s, and performed with some great accompaniment by keyboardist Gilson Peranzzetta! The record's got a warm intimate feel that works great with Lins' heartfelt compositions – ... read moreCD
Os Partideiros Do Pla —
Metem Bronca ... CD Tapecar/Discobertas (Brazil), 1973. Used ...
Os Pratideiros Do Pla get some great help here – guest appearances by a number of different artists, who all join in the lively festivities to make things even livelier! As with other records from this time, the group has a great way with upbeat percussion – criss-crossing rhythms ... read moreCD
Elis Regina hits the London scene of the late 60s – with amazing results that make the album one of her best from the early years! The style here is still quite bossa-oriented, but backings are done by Peter Knight – who'd worked with Scott Walker and some of the other hip British ... read moreCD
Funky fusion from 70s Spain – and some incredible work by one of the most amazing European talents of the time! Pedro Ruy-Blas has a sound that's like no other – a blend of electric rhythms, acoustic guitar, and extremely soulful vocalizations that are somewhere between the work of Jon ... read moreCD
A 70s album from Brazil, but one recorded with a very ethnographic sort of feel – an earthy exploration of the traditional music of Bahia, as you might guess from the title! The tracks here are all starkly percussive – clearly played live and recorded in the field, and featuring some ... read moreCD