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Ze EduardoZe ... CD
Por Do Som (Brazil), New Copy ... About December 15, 2017
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Ze MariaPescador ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 2017. New Copy ... $15.99
The debut album of this excellent Brazilian singer – an artist who was discovered by Ney Matogrosso, who presents him here on his own label – even though Ze Maria is clearly very much his own man too! The songs are mostly poetic tunes that evoke the northeast territory that is Maria's home – often with a warm current of acoustic guitar next to his beautiful vocals – nicely understated, but still extremely powerful wrapped around his well-penned words. Arrangements and production are by Rodrigo Campello – and titles include "Dois Passarinhos", "Por Amor", "Na Beira Da Praia", "Velho Passarinho", "Cade Voce", "Hey Hellen", and "Acorrentado". CD

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Ze RamalhoAnos 70s (Demos/Ao Vivo No Rio De Janeiro/Ao Vivo Em Sao Paulo) (3CD set) ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), Late 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $42.99
Rare material from this Brazilian musical legend of the 70s – two unreleased live concerts, and a full album of demo material – all of which stand in nice contrast to his more famous records of the time! The concerts are great – and show a rougher, raspier side of Ramalho – music that maybe even has a bit more psych around the edges, or perhaps that's just a trick of the production. The demos are very cool too – one set of tracks from 1976, one from 1977 – again both with a nicely rough current that almost puts his music in the folksier side of the Brazilian underground spectrum of the time. Live tracks include "A Noite Preta", "Avohai", "Vila Do Sossego", "Cha De Giz", "Voa Voa", "Admiravel Gado Novo", "Meninas De Albara", and "Mote Das Amplidoes". Demo tracks include "Fragil", "Jacarepagua Blues", "Jardim Das Acacias", and "Avohai". CD

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Ze RamalhoDecimas De Um Cantador ... LP
Epic (Brazil), 1987. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Features arrangements from Lincoln Olivetti, who also plays keyboards – and titles include "Number 9", "Acredite Quem Quiser", "Mary Mar", "Lua Semente", "Hino De Duran", and "Pelos Telefones" – plus a version of The Beatles' "This Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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Ze RamalhoZe Ramalho De Paraiba ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), Mid 70s. Used 2CD ... $6.99
Vintage live work from this legendary Brazilian rocker – a series of different concerts, all brought together in a very cool 2CD package! The set features material from the shows Atlantida (1973), Um Dia Antes Da Vida (1976), Tres Aboios Diferentes (1974), and Coletiva De Musica Paraibana (1976) – plus one more track from a 1977 show – all with Ze Ramalho on vocals and guitar, working in relatively stripped-down settings with deeply personal inflections! The collection's a great contrast to some of his more produced studio albums – and titles include "O Monte Olimpia", "Avohai", "A Arvore", "Puxa Puxa", "Brejo Do Cruz", "Jacarepagua Blues", "Taxi Lunar", and "Aboio Eletronico". CD

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Ze Ramalho/Elba Ramalho/Geraldo AzevedoO Grand Encontro 3 ... CD
BMG (Brazil), 2012. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Ze Da Velha & Silverio PontesEle E Eu ... CD
(Brazil), 2000. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr.)

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Ze Da Velha & Silverio PontesTudo Danca ... CD
Rob Digital (Brazil), 2001. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Tom ZeCancoes Eroticas De Ninar ... CD
Circus (Brazil), 2016. New Copy ... $19.99
From the eyeball on the cover, right down to the sounds on the disc, Tom Ze once again blurs the boundaries between body and mind with his music – by giving us tunes that are playful and catchy, but also filled with madness and intelligence too! Ze's wit is as razor-sharp as ever, carried across here with instrumentation that's very much in the best modes of his later years – almost familiar, but always offbeat – as if Tom's turning Brazilian songforms inside out, in service of his lyrical wordplay. The album's definitely got some of the erotic bent hinted at in the title, but also has a lot more going on too – on titles that include "Por Baixo", "Arroz Lenda E Buque", "Descaracao Familiar", "Sexo", "Sobe Ni Mim", "Urgenica Didatica", and "Cade Mane". CD

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Tom ZeSem Voce Nao A ... CD
Circus (Brazil), 2017. New Copy ... $19.99
Beautifully vivid work from Tom Ze – a set that's got all the quirkily unique energy of some of his classic sets – but which also seems to draw on some rootsier elements too! There's strong use of acoustic instrumentation on the record – especially acoustic guitar, often used alongside Ze's vocals, in a way that give them a folksier vibe – and rhythms often draw on more folkloric traditions than you'd usually hear from Tom – although with a presentation that's still as unusual and individual as you'd expect from this legendary figure in Brazilian music! There's even a bit of accordion in the mix at times – bringing some slight forro currents to the music – and titles include "Forrobodo Do Abece", "Como E O Nome Dela", "A Magica Do G", "Estrelas Sabem Voar", "Palavras Do Ar", and "Curiosidade". CD

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Tom ZeTom Ze (1970) ... LP
RGE/Mr Bongo (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
One of Tom Ze's greatest records – and an album that proves that the Tropicalista spirit didn't die once Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil went into exile! The cover is a bit standard, in comparison to the artier look of other Tom Ze albums – but the sound is very forward-thinking, and still hangs onto the best modes of the Tropicalia years – a fantastic blend of Ze's spare soulful songwriting, psychedelic influences, and traces of older baroque production in the mix. Many moments remind us of our favorite albums by the Veloso, Gil, or Gal Costa from 1968 and 1969 – and the album's got some killer songs like "Qualquer Bobagem", "Escolinha Da Robot", "La Vem A Onda", "Distancia", and "Me Da Me De Me Diz". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tom Ze20 Preferidas ... CD
RGE (Brazil), Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty excellent greatest hits set of work by Tom Ze – one that features a lot of tunes from his early years, a time in which he was still rooted more in the traditional rock styles of Brazil, and expressing his mad vision in the forum of crafty little pop tunes! The set's not much on notes, but much of the material appears to be from the immediate pre-Tropicalia years, and the time that follows – with a total of 20 tracks that include "Voce Gosta", "A Gravata", "Passageiro", "Irene", "La Vem A Onda", "Senhor Cicadao", "Nave Maria", and "Mestra Sala". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tom ZeEstudando O Samba (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Continental/Polysom (Brazil), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Incredible! This is one of Tom Ze's best albums ever – and it's monsterously hard to find. The record is a fantastic blend of post-Tropicalia styles – and it features some strange arrangements that perfectly illustrated Ze's insane approach to songwriting. As with much of Ze's music, the actual sound is incredibly hard to describe – and the album bristles with imagination and creative fire. Includes a haunting spare version of "A Felicidade", plus the nutty instrumental "Tom", and the original tracks "So", "Ma", "Vai", "Ui!", "Hein?", and "Mae". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tom ZeTodos Os Olhos (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Continental/Polysom (Brazil), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Crazy stuff! This is the record with the famous cover of a marble balanced on an asshole (!) – and it further refines Tom Ze's distinctive approach to songwriting with an over the top approach that moves far beyond the experimentation of Tropicalia! The record is incredible, with a mix of amazing songs that piece together hard percussion, spare production, quirky guitar, and some of the strangest vocals ever recorded in Brazil. Includes the tracks "Complexo De Epico", "A Noite Do Meu Bem", "Dodo E Zeze", "Brigitte Bardot", and "O Riso E A Faca". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tom Ze/Jorge BenJimmy Renda Se/Take it Easy My Brother Charlie ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1968/1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest tunes ever from Tom Ze – an artist you may know best for his more offbeat work of the 70s, but who gets nice and funky here on "Jimmy Rende Se" – yet at a level that keeps all his vocal complexity intact! The flipside features Jorge Ben's classic "Take It Easy My Brother Charlie" – one of the singer's first great funky soul tunes, and a cut that definitely woke up the world to a whole new side of his talents! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Ze Renato, Jards Macala, Guinga, & Moacyr LuzDobrando A Carioca ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sublime meeting of these four legendary Brazilian talents – singers and musicians we're not used to hearing in each others' company, but who feel here as if they've been working together for a lifetime! The approach is beautiful – as each singer also plays a bit of acoustic guitar – in a setting that has shifting voices and guitar parts cascading through a wonderful array of tunes – sometimes in ways that create very resonant harmonies, sometimes with a more isolated feel that's more in a classic bossa mode. There's a warmth and spontaneity to the music that really comes through – this is no staid meeting of top talents – and the whole thing's better than we even might have expected, and maybe even better than most recent albums by some of these artists too. Titles include "Favela", "Nega Dina", "Picotado", "Toada", "Voce Voce", "Sinha Sinho", "O Mais Que Perfeito", "Vapor Barato", "Catavento E Girassol", and "Cachaca Arvore E Bandeira". CD

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Jorge BenAcustico MTV Vol 2 – Banda Do Ze Pretinho ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2002. Used ... $11.99
A tight little live set from Jorge Ben – recorded for MTV, but easily as great as any of his other live recordings in Brazil. The group's tight and warm, with a really soulful feel and a bouncing groove that returns Jorge's sound to earlier years. Tracks include a number of classic numbers redone in ways that really open them up – and Jorge's extremely charming in this intimate setting, showing he hasn't lost his edge at all! Titles include "Taj Mahal", "Filho Maravilha", "Pais Tropical", "Que Pena", "Que Maravilha", "Mas Que Nada", "Chove Chuva", and "Os Alquimistas Estao Chegando Os Alquimistas". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jorge BenEra Uma Vez A Banda Do Ze Pretinho – 1978 to 1981 (A Banda do Ze Pretinho/Salve Simpatia/Alo Alo Como Vai/Bem Vinda Amizade) (4CD set) ... CD
Som Livre/Discobertas (Brazil), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... $54.99
Four albums from the second chapter in the career of Jorge Ben – packaged here in a single set, with a few bonus tracks too! First up is A Banda Do Ze Preinho – a record that's funky, soulful, and totally wonderful – a wicked late 70s live set from Jorge Ben – and one of his few post-Philips albums that really holds onto the best energy from earlier years! The date's a live one, and the group grooves in a style that's got plenty of Africa Brasil touches – mixed with some other soulful and funky modes too – always great for Jorge's wonderful vocals, especially on some of the earthier tracks. The production is nice and lean – with a core focus on Jorge's great voice, and the funky instrumentation of the band – which really lets the fantastic sound of the record come through strongly, without some of the heavier elements on some of Jorge's 80s records. The whole thing's great – and titles include "Troca Troca", "Bom Dia, Boa Tarde Boa Noite Amor", "A Banda Do Ze Pretinho", "Denize Rei", "Berenice", "Amante Amado", and "Era Uma Vez Treze". Salve Simpatia is late 70s funky soul from Jorge Ben – a record that tightens up the sound a bit from his earlier years on Philips – but still keeps in all the core elements we love so much! The tracks bounce along with a tight samba soul approach that's built very much on Jorge's earlier experiments – handled with a bit more modern soul on the arrangements, but in a way that only makes the grooves come across more directly – in a style that's akin to some other Brazilian artists who were shifting more soul towards soul from other styles at the time – such as Marcos Valle and some of his contemporaries. Titles include "Salve Simpatia", "Ive Brussel", "Waldomiro Pena", "Adelita", "Occulatus Abis", and "Menina Crioula". Alo Alo Como Vai has Jorge working in a smoother vein than on his Philips sides, with the same sort of modern soul approach that Marcos Valle and other older Brazilian singers were using at the time. But since Jorge's always been a soulster from the start, the style works perfectly for his warm vocals and his keen talent for putting over a groove. Arrangements have kind of a brassy funky samba groove – and titles include "Ma Ma Ma Ma Mae", "Solitario Surfista", "Olha A Pipa", "Cae Cae Caetano", "Alo Alo, Como Vai?", and "A Cegohna Me Deixou Em Mardureira". Bem Vinda Amizade is an 80s groover with a sound that's a bit of a change from his 70s classics! The backings show Ben picking up some modern soul elements from the US scene of the time – but these are also mixed with some rougher, rhythmic styles that are definitely Brazilian – which makes for a really compelling blend – quite similar to the samba and soul mix of Jorge's 70s records, but tuned towards the ears of a different generation overall. Bits of boogie mix in to the groove nicely – and titles include "Katarina Katarina", "Para Que Digladiar", "Santa Clara Clareou", "O Diam Em Que O Sol Declarou O Seu Amor Pela Terra", "Lorraine", and "Luiz Wagner Guitarreiro". CD set features 3 bonus tracks – "Natal Brasileiro", "Waimea 55,000", and "Saci Perere". CD

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Jazzovy Orchestr Cechoslovenskeho RozhlasuJazz Ze Studia A (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Panton/GAD (Poland), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
Searing sounds from one of the coolest ensembles working on the Czech scene of the 70s – a group who mix big band modes with sweet electric touches – in a style that's like some of the hipper acts on the MPS label at the time! The approach is very much like a Clark Boland Big Band sound, but with more keyboards – as the group features lots of Fender Rhodes from Karel Ruzicka, plus some electric guitar and bass – alongside strong solos from Laco Deczi and Vaclav Tyfa on trumpets, Svatopluk Kosvanec on trombone, Petr Kral on tenor and soprano sax, and Frantisek Kryka on baritone! The sound is sometimes a bit funky, but mostly more concerned with the flowing colors and tones of the group – a beautiful mix that really comes through strongly, on titles that include "Stare Koreni", "Mhlavo Destivo", "Vychod Slunce", "Tuturilla", and "Ogarske Hry". CD features three unreleased bonus tracks – "Chutovka", "Zlato Pro Tenistu", and "Rytmus Velkomesta". CD
 
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John CaleMusic For A New Society ... LP
Ze/Passport (UK), 1982. Very Good+ ... $16.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing.)

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James Chance & Pill FactoryGrutzi Elvis Soundtrack ... LP
Ze (France), 1979. Near Mint- ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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ContortionsDesigned To Kill/Throw Me Away ... 12-inch
Ze, 1979. Very Good+ ... $9.99
An excellent bit of punk-funk no wave from James White an the Contortions, taken from the Designed To Kill LP. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered Ze sleeve, with a cut corner.)

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Don Armando's 2nd Avenue Rhumba BandI'm An Indian, Too/Deputy Of Love ... 12-inch
Ze/Buddah, 1979. Near Mint- ... $8.99
One of August Darnell's many side projects for the Ze label – and group that features Fonda Rae on vocals! Don Armando Bonilla leads the group and plays percussion, but it's Fonda's vocals that really make the tracks sparkle – working hard to offset the campier style of the music with some real club soul! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Ze sleeve.)

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Alan VegaAlan Vega ... LP
Ze, 1980. Very Good+ ... $33.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(PVC pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Teenage Jesus & The JerksPre-Teenage Jesus & The Jerks EP ... LP
Ze (France), 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An early moment of no wave from the New York scene – featuring Lydia Lunch and James Chance working together – on the tracks "The Closet", "Less Of Me", and "My Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(French pressing – in nice shape!)

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✨✧ Kid Creole & The CoconutsOff The Coast Of Me ... LP
Antilles/Ze, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
After a few years knocking around in the New York club scene – doing successful work with Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band, Machine, and other groups – August Darnell burst forth as Kid Creole, a unique musical persona that was a conglomeration of many styles, from disco to new wave to Carribean to art deco. Darnell's "Nouveau Wave" recordings from the time were extremely fresh – and a good way to borrow the campiness that was plaguing the disco scene and filter it through a hipper postmodern sense of humor. This first album wasn't his biggest in terms of dancefloor hits – but it did start a pretty good run, and really put the Ze label on the map for a few years. Titles include "Maladie D'Amour", "Yolanda", "Coast Of me", "Darrio", and "Bogota Affair". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)
 
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Aksak MaboulUn Peu De L'Ame Des Bandits ... LP
Crammed (Belgium), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... On January 19, 2018
One of our favorite mixing of modes from the old school – a tremendous second album from the legendary Aksak Maboul! The record mixes arty playfulness with some rootsier elements – bits of Eastern instrumentation, jazz, improvisation, and even some post-punk elements – all in a way that makes for one of the most creative recordings of its time – a set that easily provides key inspiration for more recent genre-crossing acts like this! There's a bit of Y or Ze Records whimsy at times – but the end result is much deeper, and much more compelling– as you'd expect from a group that features Fred Frith on guitar, Chris Cutler on drums, Marc Hollander and Michel Berkmans on reeds, and Denis Van Hecke on a range of cool cellos! Each tune has a slightly different flavor, but there's still a really unified feel to the record too – one of those European projects that comes together like nothing you'd hear from the US. Titles include "Geistige Nacht", "A Modern Lesson", "Palmiers En Pots", "Inoculating Rabies", "Cinema", and "Bosses De Crosses". LP, Vinyl record album

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BatatinhaDiplomacia ... CD
Odeon/EMI (Brazil), 1998. Used ... $16.99
A recent samba session, but one with a really classic sound – thanks to heartfelt vocals from Batatinha, who was getting on in years by the time of the album! The backings here are gentle and spare – usually just a bit of guitar, percussion, and other instrumentation – but mostly a focus on Batatinha's vocals in the lead. A few tunes have famous stars stepping in for a bit of vocals – including Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, Jussara Silveira, Gilberto Gil, and Maria Bethania – but to us, Batatinha's really the star of the set! Titles inlcude "Depois Eu Volto", "Bebe Diferente", "Ministro Do Samba", "Ironia", "Bolero", "Imitacao", and "Ze De Loca". CD
(Out of print.)

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CandeiaAxe Gente Amiga Do Samba ... LP
Atlantic (Brazil), 1978. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Sublime 70s samba from Candeia – a set that was recorded for the major label Atlantic, but which has a sound that's arguably even more rootsy than most indie samba sessions of the time! Most instrumentation is just guitar, cavaquinho, and percussion – used in this incredibly rhythmic style to accompany the raspy vocals of Candeia – a singer with a power that goes way beyond the boundaries of language, so that you can find yourself hanging on every word in his lyrics – even if you don't understand what they mean. Candeia's sense of inflection is tremendous, and he infuses the music with soul on every single title – tunes that include "Dia Da Graca", "Pintura Sem Arte", "Vivo Isolado Do Mundo", and "Ze Tambozeiro". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve – and in great shape!)

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Conjunto A Voz Do MorroOs Sambistas ... CD
RGE (Brazil), 1966. Used ... $11.99
An incredible samba combo from the 60s – and one that features work by Elton Medeiros, Ze Keti, Jair Do Cavaquinho, and a young Paulinho Da Viola! The sound here is hard and rootsy – with lots of heavy percussion on the bottom, playful acoustic guitar and cavaquinho, and warmly crackling vocals from the members of the group – often singing together in unison with a really powerful feel! Tracks are short and tight – and titles include "Meu Barracao De Zinco", "Sinha Nao Disse", "Cuidado", "400 Anos De Favela", "Noite Linda", and "Aventureira". CD
(Out of print.)

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Martinho Da VilaTendinha ... LP
RCA (Brazil), 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
Fantastic samba work from Martinho Da Vila – still sounding great at the end of the 70s, and working in a mode that's as rootsy as ever – if not more so! There's a captivating quality to the record right from the start – deeply personal, and almost organic in its sense of expression – a great move for Martinho, given that he could have moved into much more superstar samba mode if he wanted to. Titles include "Minha Comadre", "Que Pena Que Pena", "Deixa A Maria Sambar", "Ze Ferreira", and "Mulata Faceira". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing.)

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Moleque De RuaMoleque De Rua ... CD
Sony (Brazil), Early 80s. Used ... $2.99
Tight stuff! These guys mix together samba grooves, funk instrumentation, and a collective style of performance that reminds us of African groups of the 70s or Troublefunk's GoGo work of the early 80s. Not that the music sounds like any of those references, though – because it's a blend of all that, and many more styles, with bits of rap, post-punk guitar, global grooving, and lots more that we can't even begin to put our finger on! Titles include "Herodes", "O Sosia", "Dor De Dente", "Ensaio Geral", "Os Insetos", and "Ze Do Brasil". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ian Dury & The BlockheadsDo It Yourself ... LP
Stiff, 1979. Near Mint- ... $2.99
One of the great ones from Ian Dury – a record that goes way beyond simple quirky rock, and explodes with some wonderful jazzy touches! The sound here is totally great – very much in the sway of Chaz Jankel's musical direction, and filled with great bits on sax, keyboards, and guitar that have a fair bit more warmth and soul than Dury's original records. There's actually less standout hits here – but that's ok, because the record has a really unified feel overall – strongly in the funky arty dancefloor mode that you might expect from some of the Ze Records camp. Titles include "Dance Of The Screamers", "Inbetweenies", "Quiet", "Sink My Boats", "Don't Ask Me", "This Is What We Find", and "Uneasy Sunny Day Hotsy Totsy". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)
Also available Do It Yourself (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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Ian Dury & The BlockheadsDo It Yourself (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Repertoire (Germany), 1979. Used ... $4.99
One of the great ones from Ian Dury – a record that goes way beyond simple quirky rock, and explodes with some wonderful jazzy touches! The sound here is totally great – very much in the sway of Chaz Jankel's musical direction, and filled with great bits on sax, keyboards, and guitar that have a fair bit more warmth and soul than Dury's original records. There's actually less standout hits here – but that's ok, because the record has a really unified feel overall – strongly in the funky arty dancefloor mode that you might expect from some of the Ze Records camp. Titles include "Dance Of The Screamers", "Inbetweenies", "Quiet", "Sink My Boats", "Don't Ask Me", "This Is What We Find", and "Uneasy Sunny Day Hotsy Totsy". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Do It Yourself ... LP 2.99

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Chas JankelQuestionnaire ... LP
A&M, 1981. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
An overlooked bit of crossover funk from Chas Jankel – best known both as the musical force of Ian Dury & The Blockheads during the late 70s, and as the composer of "Ai No Corrida", which was covered more famously by Quincy Jones! This set's got a surprisingly great feel that's ripe for new discovery – a tightening up of the kinds of tunes that Jankel was doing with Dury (who still contributes lyrics but not vocals here), and a warmly gliding style that's halfway between the New York Ze Records mode of the time, and some of the growing wave of British imports. Titles include the great club track "Glad To Know You", plus "3,000,000 Synths", "Questionnaire", "109", "Now You're Dancing", "Boy", and "Magic Of Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a promo stamp.)

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Seu JorgeCarolina ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 2002. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99
A HUGE batch of samba-soul grooves from Seu Jorge! Jorge previously knocked around Brazil as a member of the late 90s pop group Farofa Carioca, but his first solo outing is a massive step forward into the upper echelon of the Brazilian scene! Like the best of his contemporaries, Jorge uses the rich history of samba and bossa as a springboard – but it's the pronounced contemporary qualities, such as production and mix work by Beastie Boy producer Mario Caldato – that push Carolina way over the top and make it much more than a genre exercise! The title track echoes the earlier work of Jorge Ben, who actually pens the reggae-inflected tune "Em Nagoya Eu Vi Eriko", and the tracks "Mangueira" and "O Samba Tai" have the classic samba groove and crisp background vocals that would sound right in place on Tom Ze's Se O Caso E Chorar. "Hagua" has a deep reggae thump, and nearly everything here has kind of a 70s soul feel thanks to some bright, almost Kool & The Gang-like horn arrangements! The group includes Azymuth drummer Mamao, Paulinho Black on bass, Banda Black Rio's William Magalhaes on keyboards, and Josimar Monteiro on violin. Another great new solo artist from Brazil, and one that we expect amazing things from in the years to come! LP, Vinyl record album

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Jorge MautnerBomba De Estrelas ... LP
Warner (Brazil), 1981. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Lots of "estrelas" here – a great range of guests that includes Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Pepeu Gomes, Moraes Moreira, Ze Ramalho, Robertinho De Recife, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve.)

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Os MutantesMutantes (1969) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Polysom (Brazil), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
The second set of madness from the legendary Os Mutantes – and like the first, an album done in close collaboration with arranger/producer Rogerio Duprat, whose talents add a new level of genius to the record! The album's got a compelling mix of styles that strikes out on the very first tune – a playful pastiche that's partly postmodern, partly psychedelic, and still tremendously powerful decades later – even if you can't understand most of the lyrics! Styles are just about impossible to pin down, but that's what makes the record so unique and essential – and if you ever needed one album to convince you of the mindblowing energy taking place during the Tropicalia years, this one may well be it! A few tracks are written by Tom Ze, and titles include "Dom Quixote", "Dia 36", "Magica", "Rita Lee", "Algo Mais", "Qualquer Bobagem", and "Fuga No II". LP, Vinyl record album

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Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo Vice VersaViajando Com O Som – The Lost 76 Vice Versa Studio Sessions ... CD
Far Out (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A never-issued album by the great Hermeto Pascoal – recorded in the space between his 70s classics Slaves Mass and A Musica Livre – and every bit as amazing as those classics! The music here is fluid, open, and a fantastic mix of jazz and all of Hermeto's new ideas about musical structure – performed at a level that's highly organic, and with that completely individual vision that Pasocal brought to his sound from the start! This isn't typical Brazilian fusion of the time, but nor is it anything like the tighter sounds that Airto and Flora Purim were recording up in the US – instead, a musical mode that's completely in its own space, and which needs only one listen to convince you of the master's genius. The group here is overflowing with young talent – Lelo Nazario on keyboards, Nivaldo Ornelas and Mauro Senise on saxes and flute, Toninho Horta on guitar, Zeca Assumpcao on bass, and Ze Eduardo Nazario on drums – all important musical visionaries on their own, working together here to hit an even new level of creativity. Aleuda Chaves sings wordlessly on a bit of the record – and the whole thing has that blend of soaring sound and lyricism that marks Pascoal at his best. Titles include "Danca Do Paje", "Natal", "Casinha Pequinina", and "Mavumvavumpefoco". CD

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Marco PereiraViolao Popular Brasilero Contemporaneo ... LP
Som Da Gente (Brazil), Mid 80s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Marco plays acoustic and 10 string guitar, with Ze Eduardo Nazario on percussion, Fernando Machado on bass, and Oswaldinho Da Cuica on percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert, too!)

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Samba Meets Boogie WoogieSamba Meets Boogie Woogie ... CD
Adventure Music, 2008. Used ... $4.99
Kind of a silly name, but a really great group – and one without any of the hoke you might expect! The sound is definitely what's promised, a meeting of samba rhythms and older American jazz – but there's a breezy sort of warmth to the record that's light years from standard boogie woogie – much more in the warmest territory that you'd find in Brazilian jazz from the 70s onwards! The tunes are mostly older Brazilian numbers, and they've got a slight hint of nostalgia – but one that's very small, and flavored more by the younger energy of the musicians and singers in the project. Vocalists include Monica Salmaso, Roberto Sa, Mario Adnet, Ze Renato, and Maucha Adnet – and arrangements are by Mario Adnet, and mostly feature small combo jazz instrumentation. Titles include "Adeus America", "O Trombone Do Tribuza", "Brasil Pandeiro", "Tintim Por Tintim", "Conversa De Samba", "Baiana No Harlem", "Boogie Woogie Do Rato", "Eu Quero Um Samba", "Morena Faceira", and "Nada De Rock Rock". CD

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Lucas Santtana & Selecao Natural3 Sessions In A Greenhouse ... CD
Diginois (Brazil), 2006. Used ... $9.99
The most mindblowing record to date from Lucas Santtana – a dub-heavy session recorded live in the studio, done with a darkly brooding sound that's far different from his other albums! Instrumentation here is by the combo Selecao Natural – working in a blend of heavy bass and horns that are often nicely processed in the production – given a real old school approach to dub, but without losing any of the spontaneity of the live performance! Lucas himself sings, plays guitar and cavaquinho – and his presence on the record often comes out more cleanly in relation to the headier backings, making for a contrast that really adds a lot of power to the songs, and a sense of presence that's way more than just quirky genre-crossing pop. And although dub is one of the strongest elements here, there's plenty of other influences working through the mix too – including bits of Afro Beat and old school electro! The record features guest appearances by Tom Ze, Phyllis Huber, and Gilbar Bola 8 of Nacao Zumbi – and titles include "Pela Orla", "Tijolo", "Into Shade", "A Natureza Espera", "Ogodo Ano 2000", and "Pela Orla Dos Velhos Tempos". CD
(Out of print.)

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Alceu Valenca70 (Molhado de Suor/Vivo/Espelho Cristalino/Saudade de Pernambuco) (180 gram 4LP set) ... LP
Som Livre/Polysom (Brazil), Late 70s. New Copy 4LP ... $99.99
Important early work from underground Brazilian legend Alceu Valenca – four albums served up in a beautiful box set! First up is Molhado De Suor – done with a nicely northern Brazil sound that involves plenty of acoustic percussion, guitar, and nice use of flute and craviola! The style here is almost a sophistication of earlier forro modes – done in a style that has traces of the Minas Geraes approach to songwriting and production, but a simpler, earthier feel overall. It's hard to peg this one accurately, but there's a simple genius here that's immediately compelling! Titles include "Borboleta", "Punhal De Prata", "Dia Branco", "Pedras De Sal", "Chutando Pedras", "Molhando De Suor", and "Mensageira Dos Anjos". Next is Vivo – a great live presentation of the 70s genius of Alceu Valenca – one that really keeps the organic feel of his best work in the studio, while adding in some of the spontaneity and warmth of a concert! Valenca plays acoustic guitar and sings amidst a smallish group that includes Ze Ramalho on ukulele and guitars, plus added flute, bass, and percussion – all used to build up the songs slowly and earthily, with that great mix of progressive and folksy styles we love in his work. Titles include "Descida Da Ladeira", "Voce Pensa", "Sol E Chuva", "Casamento Da Raposa Com O Rouxinol", and "Pontos Cardeais". Next is Espelho Cristalino – one of the important 70s albums from Alceu Valenca – with titles that include "Agalpoado", "Espelho Cristalino", "Eu Sou Voce", "Sete Leguas", and "A Danca Das Borboletas". Last up is the incredible Saudade De Pernambuco – a fantastic late 70s album from underground Brazilian legend Alceu Valenca – and a set that follows in the same tradition of exile as earlier albums by Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil! The set was recorded in Paris, and has a sound that's maybe even earthier and stripped-down than some of Valenca's albums from a few years before – lots of percussion in the rhythms, entrancing guitar lines, and lyrics that are beautifully expressive, but never overdone – with a sensitivity that we find stunning, and which may make the record one of Alceu's most immediately appealing. There's a sense of sadness that lies in the music at much deeper levels than hinted at by the titles – but there's also a complexity of acoustic instrumentation and voice that creates a lightness, too – a richer, more sophisticated sound – but without any attempt to polish the music or overproduce it – a bit like Joyce at her best. Titles include "Cana Caiana", "Apoena", "Por Toda La", "Tres Galeras", "Saudade De Pernambuco", and "Como Nos Sonhos Fatais". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Was Not WasWas Not Was – The Collection ... CD
Mercury/Spectrum (UK), Mid 80s-Early 90s. Used ... $11.99
A nice little overview of the later years of the pioneer future soul crew Was Not Was – after they jumped ship from the art punk Ze Records scene for the Mercury roster – where they added slicker, more sophisticated soul elements, but their sound remained wholly unique! Of course the group's few hits came during these years ("Walk The Dinosaur" is conspicuously absent from this particular set), but there's still some freaked out tracks like "Hello Dad. . .I'm In Jail", and politically charged bits, such as the track "I Blew Up The United States". Other tracks include "Shake Your Head (Let's Go To Bed)", "Spy In The House Of Love (Streetsahead mix)", "Love Can Be Bad Luck", "Robot Girl", "The Boy's Gone Crazy", "Ballad Of You", "Land Of The Free", "One White Crow", "What Up, Dog?", a later update of "Out Come The Freaks", "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" and more! CD

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James White & The BlacksSax Maniac ... LP
Animal, 1982. Near Mint- ... $14.99
It's the early 80s and James Chance is still at it, peddling a no wave post punk groove that hews a little closer to the rhythmic side of things, but still with a refreshingly abrasive approach. Not as overtly funky as the Kid Creole remixes that ended up on the Ze 12"s, but still with a nice groove underneath the clamor that's keeping you awake. 7 tracks: "Irresistible Impulse", "That Old Black Magic", "Disco Jaded", "Money To Burn", "Sax Maniac", "Sax Machine" and "The Twitch". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes newspaper clippings.)

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VariousAngola 70s Vol 2 – 1974 to 1978 ... CD
Buda (France), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
The third volume in Buda's superb Angola series chronicles one of the country's most potent musical eras! The tracks here were produced during a period of deep political uncertainty, as three different factions vied for power. A failed 1974 coup left many of the performers included on this great CD –Sofia Rosa, Urbano de Castro, David Ze, and Artur Nunes – dead and the music industry in tatters. But the artists live on through this astonishing work. The CD includes it's fare share of familiar Angolan forms like the jaunty sembe and the achingly beautiful lamento, but there's so much more – a bounty of sensual, slinking grooves embroidered with killer guitar work and soulful, understated singing. This presents a whole different side of African music. Tracks include "Otjikenlu Ya Yndunduma" by Gimba, "Tchi Kolona" by Duo Misoso, "Solo do Maqui" by Kisangela, "Lamento do Mae" by Os Jovens do Prenda, and "Manazinha" by Carlos Burity. CD
 
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Alemao & Zezo RibeiroBrasil Geral ... CD
Movie Play (Brazil), 1992. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Gilberto AlvesRaizes Do Samba ... CD
EMI (Brazil), Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Zem AuduSpirits ... CD
Origin, 2017. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Geraldo AzevedoBerekeke ... CD
Amazone/Hot Productions, 1991. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print,)

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Geraldo AzevedoBicho De 7 Cabecas ... CD
Sony (Brazil), 1979. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Geraldo AzevedoFor All Para Todos ... LP
Ariola (Brazil), 1982. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Features work from Hugo Fattoruso, Robertinho Silva, Alceu Valenca, Paulinho, and others – on titles that include "Beleza Agreste", "Olhar De Amor", "Nuvens Sem Guia", "Rasgo De Lua", "Tres Janeiro", "For All Para Todos", and "Vida Cigana". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes original inner sleeve.)

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Geraldo AzevedoFuturamerica ... CD
RCA (Brazil), 1996. Used ... $9.99
... CD

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Teo AzevedoCantos Do Brasil Puro ... CD
Kuarup (Brazil), 2001. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Waldir AzevedoOs Grandes Succesos De Waldir Azevedo (80s pressing) ... LP
Imperial (Brazil), 1968. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Chet BakerBaby Breeze ... CD
Verve, 1964. Used ... $5.99
It's the mid 60s, and although Chet's lost the classic sound of his early recordings, he does a pretty nice job in this small group session that has him playing fluegelhorn in place of a recently-stolen trumpet. The sound is nice and compressed, with a tightly restrained feel that works well with his voice on the album's vocal tracks. The group includes Bob James, Frank Strozier, and Hal Galper – and titles include "Baby Breeze", "This Is The Thing", "I Wish You Love", "Pamela's Passion", and "Comin Down". Plus, the CD includes 5 bonus cuts, two previously unissued! CD
Also available Baby Breeze ... LP 34.99

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✨✧ Chet BakerBaby Breeze ... LP
Limelight, 1964. Very Good Gatefold ... $34.99
It's the mid 60s, and although Chet's lost the classic sound of his early recordings, he does a pretty nice job in this small group session that has him playing fluegelhorn in place of a recently-stolen trumpet. The sound is nice and compressed, with a tightly restrained feel that works well with his voice on the album's vocal tracks. The group includes Bob James, Frank Strozier, and Hal Galper – and titles include "Baby Breeze", "This Is The Thing", "I Wish You Love", "Pamela's Passion", and "Comin Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Limelight pressing, in the extravagant gatefold cover, with some light stains, splitting on the top seam, and slightly wavy corners.)
Also available Baby Breeze ... CD 5.99

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Claus BantzerMissa Popularis ... LP
Teldec (Germany), 1982. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light edge wear.)

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Barton/Graham/Havelka/Kopelent/Mateju/PokornyCzech Contemporary Clarinet Music – Kamil Dolezal/Martinu Quartet ... CD
Panton (Czech Republic), 1995. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print. Tray card has a cutout notch.)

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Beethoven/MozartPiano Concerto No 4 In G Major Op 58/Piano Concerto No 25 In C Major K503 – Leon Fleisher/George Szell/Cleveland Orchestra ... LP
Epic, 1959. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing.)

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Han Bennink & Terrie ExZeng! ... CD
Terp (Netherlands), 2007. Used ... $6.99
Sharp, jagged and intuitive interplay from what a pair that works very well together – Dutch postpunk adventurer Terrie Ex of the The Ex – and improvistation jazz drums titan Han Bennik! Zeng doesn't pummel as much as you might be expecting, though they do make a might racket when the mood strikes. It's more dynamic than just visceral back & forth, and overall spare and efficient. Excellent! Titles include "Spikkel", "Zegnie", "Horstik", "Haraf!", "Snerk", "Radder", "Two Bruised Ribs", "Shelly" and "Pekel". CD
(Out of print.)

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BergViolin Concerto/Chamber Concerto For Violin Piano & 13 Winds – Ivry Gitlis/Charlotte Zelka/William Strickland/Harold Byrns/Pro Musica Symph ... LP
Vox, 1954. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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BergWozzeck – Bo Skovhus/Angela Denoke/Ingo Metzmacher/Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg ... CD
EMI, 1998. Used 2CD ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print. Includes original slipcase and book!)

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Maria BethaniaDezembros ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1986. Used ... $5.99
One of Maria Bethania's best albums of the 80s – a set that has the singer almost hitting a more personal, more intimate mode – working with music from Caetano Veloso that helps bring in a closeness that Bethania was sometimes missing in her sound! The approach is a bit jazzy at times – with warm keyboard currents that allow Maria to trip lightly on the vocal tip, while still moving with the kind of sophisticated songwriting that serves her best – and Caetano also sings a bit on the record, as does Milton Nascimento. Titles include "Anos Dourados", "Doce Espera", "Yorubahia", "Gostoso Demais", "Tranchan", "Errei Sim", and "Cancoes E Momentos". CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Dezembros (Brazilian pressing) ... LP 9.99

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Maria BethaniaDezembros (Brazilian pressing) ... LP
RCA (Brazil), 1988. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of Maria Bethania's best albums of the 80s – a set that has the singer almost hitting a more personal, more intimate mode – working with music from Caetano Veloso that helps bring in a closeness that Bethania was sometimes missing in her sound! The approach is a bit jazzy at times – with warm keyboard currents that allow Maria to trip lightly on the vocal tip, while still moving with the kind of sophisticated songwriting that serves her best – and Caetano also sings a bit on the record, as does Milton Nascimento. Titles include "Anos Dourados", "Doce Espera", "Yorubahia", "Gostoso Demais", "Tranchan", "Errei Sim", and "Cancoes E Momentos". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Brazilian pressing – with insert!)
Also available Dezembros ... CD 5.99

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Bizet/Ponchielli/Dukas/Saint Saens/Rossini/Brahms/Toscanini Plays Light Classics – Toscanini/NBC Symphony Orchestra ... LP
RCA, 1963. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shaded dog stereo pressing – 4S/1S, 1S/1S!)
 
 
 



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