An amazing bit of Brazilian funk – and the best album ever by this exciting soulful duo! The record's their first, and it's got a crackling intensity that you don't always find on their other albums – a groove that mixes hard samba with bass-heavy funk, with a sound that makes them one ... read moreCD
Banda Black Rio —
Maria Fumaca ... LP Atlantic/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)...
An excellent album by one of the greatest Brazilian funk bands ever – a wonderful blend of funk, jazz, and soul – and a set that rivals any of the best work coming from the US at the time! These guys are right on the money right from the start – moving through sharp changes with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The start of an amazing legacy in Brazilian music – and a record that really lives up to its title! Jorge Ben completely reinvents the samba here – and comes up with his own new groove in the process – by blending sharp acoustic guitar lines with rootsy percussion – all at ... read moreCD
One of the few albums ever cut by the team of Octavio Burnier and Claudio Cartier – a mid 70s Brazilian duo with a sweet and soulful finish! Both Burnier and Cartier play guitar – but not in a spare, Baden Powell-like way. Instead, they've got a sound that's very full – touched ... read moreCD
Gal Costa —
India ... CD Philips/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy ...
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 moreCD
Sweet keyboard soul from Deodato – a set that steps off nicely from the strengths of his big hits on CTI, hitting a similarly flowing groove that's really great! The instrumentation here is a bit more expanded than before, but never in a way that buries the keyboards – and Deodato's ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hardly an "encore" of the first Stan Getz Jazz Samba album – as this set's got a slightly different feel, and lots of great elements that make it really unique! This time around, Brazilian musician Luiz Bonfa is on guitar – already a skilled proponent of the bossa by the time ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the moodiest Verve albums from Astrud Gilberto – a set that has some surprising arrangements by Gil Evans – working here on one of his few 60s dates with a singer! Astrud's blue-tinged vocals work perfectly with Evans' backdrops – and Al Cohn also takes over the helm on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
In a world of supposed crossover Brazilian projects that have mostly lost their roots, the music of Bebel Gilberto is surprisingly refreshing! This daughter of Joao Gilberto (not Astrud) sings in a manner that's in keeping with the classic bossa divas of years past – but she works here in ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Joao Gilberto/Caetano Veloso/Gilberto Gil/Maria B —
Brasil ... LP Warner, 1981. Very Good+ ...
The best of Brazil, old and new – as Joao Gilberto meets up with a younger generation of Brazilian vocalists – Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and Maria Bethania – all for a wonderful session of stripped-down bossa! The work is very much in Joao's best style of the early 70s – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredibly pure moment of genius from Jobim! Features one of the best versions of "Aqua De Marco" ever, done up in these haunting blue chords, backed by great baroque orchestrations, which descend and trail off, then come sweeping back in. The whole album's just as great, with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later blue label pressing. Cover has an old price sticker on back.)
Antonio Carlos Jobim —
Urubu ... LP Warner, 1976. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
Brilliant 70s material by Antonio Carlos Jobim – one of his key sets from the middle part of the decade that had the composer really deepening his approach to both singing and songwriting – moving past some of the more instrumental modes that he was using at the start of the decade! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the all time great ones! This mad bit of music was composed for the film by Luiz Bonfa and Antonio Carlos Jobim, and it's a crazy mix of batucada, samba, and a bit of bossa nova. The soundtrack takes all of the musical bits, and it mixes them up into an insane collage of sound effects, ... (Soundtracks, Brazil)read moreCD
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lovely bossa work from Argentine guitarist Agustin Pereyra Lucena – one of his first records, done in a style that's right up there with the best of Brazil in the 60s! Acoustic guitar is the main instrumentation on the set – supported by light percussion, warm basslines, and some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album by Made In Brasil – a great San Francisco combo from the 70s, with a flair for jazzy Brazilian tunes that's every bit as great as groups from Rio or Sao Paulo at the time! The group at this point features keyboardist Claudio Medeiros – who really adds a lot to their ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Made In Brasil with Victor M —
Numero Um ... LP Nucleus, 1975. Sealed ...
A totally sweeeeeeeet batch of Brazilian grooves – recorded in San Francisco, with a great 70s Bay Area sound! Victor M leads the group on percussion and vocals – but the real charm of the set is in its electric piano riffing, and soulful electric vibe. Most of the cuts have vocals ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic batch of jazzy grooves – featuring Claudio Medeiros and Victor M of the group Made In Brasil, plus other associates from the Bay Area fusion scene of the 70s! The record's got a strong mix of mellow tunes and funkier ones – with touches of Brazilian jazz and CTI fusion ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the funkiest albums Sergio Mendes ever recorded – a monster of a record that's filled with enough dancefloor groovers to have had a big impact on the soul market in the US! There's still elements of the older Mendes modes – especially in the way the vocals float nicely through ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a small cutout notch.)
A new record by the legendary Sergio Mendes – bursting into the 21st century on a catchy wave of Will I Am production – reworking gems from the Brazilian songbook and more with guest appearances by Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Q-Tip, India Arie, Black Thought, Chali 2Na, Marcelo D2, John ... read moreCD
Dreamy bossa pop from the A&M studios of the 60s – the Brasil 66 sound at its best! The style here is a perfect blend of real Brazilian influences and some of the hipper styles bubbling in the LA studio scene of the time – all locked together perfectly by Sergio Mendes, in the twin- ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful stuff – and one of Milton Nascimento's greatest albums of the 70s! The style here is a bit more subdued than on some of his later work – but in a way that's really majestic and soulful, showing the further development of Milton's unique idiom as he becomes one of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing, including the lyric sleeve.)
Fantastic stuff! This is one of Milton Nascimento's darkest LPs, with a great set of tracks that have a deep rock feel to them, yet which maintain all of the soulful spirit that was in Nascimento's earlier recordings. The musicians include Nelson Angelo, Toninho, Paulo Moura, Wagner Tiso, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s US pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has an old price sticker on back.)
Fantastic Brazilian orchestral grooves from Luiz Arruda Paes – one of Brazil's most captivating orchestra leaders in the 60s, and an artist who really kept pace with some of the changes going on in his country's music. This record is most famous for Paes' incredible reading of Edu Lobo's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The sweet second album from Fernanda Porto – one of our favorite Brazilian singers in recent years, and an artist with a talent that encompasses both a classic approach to MPB, and some of the current trends in soul that have been coming out of the Rio and Sao Paulo scenes! The album's got a ... read moreCD
Some of the earliest work ever recorded by Elis Regina – issued here on a set that brings together her first two albums in one package! The sound here is quite different than the Elis Regina sound of the 70s – a lot brighter and more youthful, without as many of the somber overtones ... read moreCD
S-Tone Inc —
Onda ... LP Schema (Italy), 2017. New Copy ...
A beautifully collaborative project from S-Tone – aka Stefano Tirone – done in a way that makes his already warm grooves sound even better than usual! The album's got a blend of modern production and older Brazilian music references – not the more mainstream bossa remix style, ... (New Grooves, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tocando ... LP Philips (Brazil), 1977. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
A nice little solo record from guitarist Toquino – featuring a number of excellent original compositions, most of which are spare guitar instrumentals, with occasional other backing on sax or strings. Titles include "Caro Raul", "Regra Tres", "Suite Argentina", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has black tape along the seams & a two inch rip in the opening.)
One of the grooviest Verve albums of all time – a rare American session from Brazilian legend Marcos Valle – and his only US album to feature vocals! The album's even dreamier than Valle's early bossa sides from Brazil – and the setting has some nice Verve-like touches from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label promo. Cover has a split spine with a small sticker, light ringwear, and radio station stamps on back.)
Really tremendous work from Caetano Veloso – an album as striking as its cover image, and a record that shows that, yet again, Veloso is one of the few of his generation who's kept growing as a creative artist! The sound is wonderful – very similar to the recent albums Ce and Zii & ... read moreCD
(Out of print Brazilian pressing, includes original slipcase.)
Caetano Veloso —
Ce ... CD Nonesuch, 2006. Used ...
Another great chapter in the always-surprising later career of Caetano Veloso – and a record that's unlike anything else he's recorded before! The style here is a real change both from some of his more ambitious and more experimental works of late – and the album mostly features small ... read moreCD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode.)
Caetano Veloso —
Singles ... CD Mercury (Japan), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. Used ...
Amazing! This is a very cool 19-track CD that brings together all of the Caetano Veloso singles from his first 10 years, and it's a great batch of material that includes many tracks that haven't been on LPs, or any of the CD reissues we've been stocking! As with any major artist like this, the ... read moreCD
An excellent album of jazzy samba grooves – recorded by the youthful Wando, a singer/guitarist who's got a style that's similar to early work by Jorge Ben. This album features some very nice 70's arrangements, compressed in that cool 70s style that was being used in Brazil on a lot of good ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing sounds from one of the greatest periods in Brazilian music – that heady late 60s/early 70s stretch when it seemed like everything was up for grabs – and new genres, new sounds, and new styles were being created all the time! This cooker of a collection focuses on the unique ... read moreCD
Mr Bongo really goes back to its roots here – and returns to the kind of rare global gems that first made us fall in love with the label in the first place! Over 20 years ago, Mr Bongo were one of the key global forces in opening up people's ears to the sounds of funk and soul from around ... (Funky Compilations, Brazil)read moreCD
An amazing document of the Brazilian post-punk scene – served up here with a stark, raw energy that easily matches any work at the time coming out of Sheffield, Manchester, New York, or Berlin! The groups on the set represent a core of the important underground of the period – all acts ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Small drill hole through one corner.)
70s psychedelia from the northeastern state of Pernambuco, Brazil – incredible stuff that combines rawly percussive tropical sounds with a world of psychedelic creativity and possibilities – one of the best compilations ever put together by Mr Bongo! Lula Cortes was a pivotal figure ... read moreCD
A mix of new and old Brazilian tunes – some rootsy, some with traces of electronics – all served up in one genre-blending Putamayo package! Titles include "Deusa Do Amor" by Moreno Veloso + 2, "Cores" by Da Lata, "Eu E O Meu Amor/Lamento No Morro" by ... (Global Grooves, Brazil)read moreCD