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✨✧ Chico BuarqueMinha Historia/Valsinha ... 7-inch
Elenco (Brazil), 1971. Good ... $2.99
(Funky 45's, Brazil) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Plays with surface noise, crackles, and occasional pop. Label on Side B has a sticker.)

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Dorival Caymmi & Tom JobimCaymmi Visita Tom ... CD
Elenco/Universal (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
A landmark meeting of two Brazilian generations – important songwriter Dorival Caymmi, the man who introduced a new sense of poetry to Brazilian music – and the great Antonio Carlos Jobim, the man who revolutionized the world with his bossa nova arrangements! This set has a nicely lean vibe – the best Elenco Records style, served up with Jobim's sense of space and timing – as a perfect match for the vocals of Caymmi, who maybe sounds his best in this mode! There's lots of jazzy instrumentation on the set too – including great work on flute from Danilio Caymmi and guitar from the young Dori Caymmi – both soon to become big talents on their own. Nana Caymmi sings a bit too (her first on record?) – and titles include "Sem Voce", "Berimbau", "Tristeza De Nos Dois", "Vae De Vez", and "Das Rosas". CD

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✨✧ Lennie Dale with Bossa TresUm Show De Bossa ... CD
Elenco (Japan), 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
A live bit of bossa vocals from Lennie Dale – recording here with some cooking accompaniment from the Bossa Tres trio! The format is very spontaneous and relaxed – similar to an American live jazz vocal date of the time, but with a bossa groove instead – one that's a perfectly showcase for Dale's lively vocals and strong sense of showmanship – singing here in both English and Portuguese! Luis Carlos Vinhas' piano playing sparkles throughout, and although recorded in a club, the set has all the crystal clarity you'd expect from the Elenco studio sides of the time. Many tunes are done in pot-pourri fashion – shifting easily between themes of a few different tunes – and titles include "No Dollar Bills", "Day In Day Out", "Old Devil Moon", "O Samba Da Minha Terra", "Improvisacao Bossa Tres", "Bim Bom", and "Samba Do Aviao". CD
(Out of print, 1998 pressing.)

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✨✧ Grupo ManifestoGrupo Manifesto No 2 ... CD
Elenco/Universal (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest, most unusual groups to ever record for the legendary Elenco label – and one with a very unique sound overall! At some points, the group share a harmony sound with bossa contemporaries like MPB4 or Tamba Trio – but at others, they take off wildly – with a playful vibe that's really in keeping with the image on the album's cover – and which definitely earns them the musical promise of their manifesto name! Gracinha Leporace is in the group, amidst some other male and female vocalists – and most numbers feature one or two singers stepping out in the lead – with some very cool backing instrumentation from Oscar Castro Neves and Durval Ferreira! Titles include "Diferenca", "Hoje E Domingo", "Bloco Da Vida", "So", "Marianinha", and "Minha Decisao". CD

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✨✧ Nara LeaoNara (1964) ... CD
Elenco/Universal (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible early bossa material from one of Brazil's greatest singers! The record is lively, yet sophisticated – with strong arrangements by Gaya and Moacir Santos, and a vocal approach by Nana that really moves past the sweeter sound of other bossa singers – into a mode that's rich with feeling, without sounding too overwrought or overemotional – in sharp contrast to the style of Brazilian divas from a few years before. Includes a wonderful version of Santos' "Nana", plus the tracks "Cancao Da Terra", "Consolacao", "Maria Moita", and "Berimbau" – all done in great edgey versions. Beautiful cover, too! CD

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Edu Lobo & Maria BethaniaEdu & Bethania ... CD
Elenco/Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
A pivotal album in the careers of Edu Lobo and Maria Bethania – united in a series of unique duets for this classic Elenco session from 1966! The album pre-dates most of Bethania's other work, and is done in a style that's got all the best touches of Lobo's baroque post-bossa arranging style – but with an overall sound that's a bit more stripped-down and rootsy. Edu and Maria duet on about half the tracks, trading vocals back and forth over some incredibly beautiful arrangements – and the remaining tracks feature each artist singing solo. The whole thing's amazing, and titles include great versions of "Upa Neguinho", "Lua Nova", "Candeias", "Veleiro", "So Me Fez Bem", "O Tempo E O Rio", and "Boranda". CD

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Edu Lobo with The Tamba TrioEdu Lobo Por Edu Lobo ... CD
Elenco/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the greatest early albums from Edu Lobo – a groundbreaking set that has Lobo's vocals and guitar backed with sublime sounds from the Tamba Trio! As on their own records, the Tamba Trio harmonize wonderfully – letting Edu's vocals take the lead, but supporting him with those heavenly, airy tones that we totally love. The trio also provides instrumental backing too – a blend of bossa piano, bass, and drums – used strongly to emphasize the best moments in Lobo's compositions, in ways that hint at some of the more baroque turns his music would take in the 70s. There's a mix of ambitious sound and personal expression here that's simply breathtaking – and the album still features some of the best readings ever of Lobo tunes like "Boranda", "Reza", "Cheganca", and "Zambi". Other titles include "Em Tempo De Adues", "Cancao Do Amanhecer", "Requiem Para Amor", and "Cancao Da Terra". CD

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✨✧ Edu Lobo with The Tamba TrioEdu Lobo Por Edu Lobo ... CD
Elenco (Japan), 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest early albums from Edu Lobo – a groundbreaking set that has Lobo's vocals and guitar backed with sublime sounds from the Tamba Trio! As on their own records, the Tamba Trio harmonize wonderfully – letting Edu's vocals take the lead, but supporting him with those heavenly, airy tones that we totally love. The trio also provides instrumental backing too – a blend of bossa piano, bass, and drums – used strongly to emphasize the best moments in Lobo's compositions, in ways that hint at some of the more baroque turns his music would take in the 70s. There's a mix of ambitious sound and personal expression here that's simply breathtaking – and the album still features some of the best readings ever of Lobo tunes like "Boranda", "Reza", "Cheganca", and "Zambi". Other titles include "Em Tempo De Adues", "Cancao Do Amanhecer", "Requiem Para Amor", and "Cancao Da Terra". CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Edu Lobo Por Edu Lobo ... CD 13.99

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MaysaMaysa (1964) ... CD
Elenco (Brazil), 1964. Used ... $14.99
A lovely album from Brazilian singer Maysa – one of her first efforts ever, and done in the sweet style of the legendary Elenco label! The set's a live one, and features light bossa arrangements by Eumir Deodato – played by a combo that includes Deodato himself on organ and piano, plus vibes by the engimatic Ugo! Maysa's vocal tone still has some of the drama of later years, but the bossa arrangements really give the whole thing a lighter, livelier feel – one that we really love! Titles include "Demais", "I've Got You Under My Skin", "Dindi", "Bouquet De Izabel", "Fim De Noite", and "Bom De Tristeza". CD
(Out of print.)

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Roberto MenescalA Bossa Nova De Roberto Menescal ... CD
Elenco/Universal (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Groundbreaking instrumental work from the legendary Roberto Menescal – one of the key figures to emerge in the bossa nova generation, and one of the few to have a strong recording legacy well into the 21st century! Here, Menescal emerges with a sound that's so fresh, it still sounds amazing all these many years later – not just the usual bossa blend of jazzy instrumentation and spaciousness – but also one that's delivered with this incredible ear for unusual sounds and tunings – so that familiar elements like guitar and piano often come off with very fresh phrasing – alongside the addition of vibes, which Roberto brings to the music in a way that even seems to predate the west coast experiments of Cal Tjader and Clare Fischer! The whole record is wonderful – and titles include "O Amor Que Acabou", "Batida Diferente", "Balansamba", "Voce E Eu", "Samba Torto", and "Rio". CD

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Doris MonteiroDoris Monteiro (1964) ... CD
Elenco/Universal (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
Early work from Doris Monteiro – a set that's much more bossa-oriented than some of her later work – and recorded in the brilliant style of the Elenco label, with backings by Hammond genius Walter Wanderley! The record's got a light lively style – with Walter's organ grooving in bossa mode, and Doris' vocals driftin g across the top – in a mode that's slightly similar to Wanderley's famous pairing with Astrud Gilberto, but a lot more melodic than Astrud ever was! The arrangements are great, with some tight jazzy flourishes that create some driving grooves that push the whole set over the finish line – and tracks include "Deus Brasileiro", "E Vem O Sol", "Sambou Sambou", "Diz Que Fui Por Ai", "Baiaozinho", "Dois Peixinhos", and "Verdade Em Paz". CD

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✨✧ Vinicius De Moraes & Odette LaraVinicius & Odette Lara ... CD
Elenco/Universal (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A dream of a bossa session – the kind of cool, yet sophisticated session that made the 60s Elenco label so great! The album features vocals by the completely lovely Odette Lara – a blue-tinged singer who really gets at the melancholy in the music – which is superbly underscored by the lyrics of the great Vinicus De Moraes, who wrote the tunes in conjunction with guitarist Baden Powell – at a level that's as great as their other 60s work together! Backings are by the sublime Moacir Santos – who knows how to balance modern impulses, jazz, and a bossa groove – on titles that include "Astronauta", "Berimbau", "Seja Feliz", "Samba Preludio", "Deve Ser Amor", "E Hoje So", "Diexa", and "Alem Do Amor". CD

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✨✧ Vinicius De Moraes & Odette LaraVinicius & Odette Lara (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Elenco (Japan), 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A dream of a bossa session – the kind of cool, yet sophisticated session that made the 60s Elenco label so great! The album features vocals by the completely lovely Odette Lara – a blue-tinged singer who really gets at the melancholy in the music – which is superbly underscored by the lyrics of the great Vinicus De Moraes, who wrote the tunes in conjunction with guitarist Baden Powell – at a level that's as great as their other 60s work together! Backings are by the sublime Moacir Santos – who knows how to balance modern impulses, jazz, and a bossa groove – on titles that include "Astronauta", "Berimbau", "Seja Feliz", "Samba Preludio", "Deve Ser Amor", "E Hoje So", "Diexa", and "Alem Do Amor". CD
(Out of print. Still sealed and obi included.)

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Baden PowellA Vontade ... CD
Elenco/Universal (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $13.99
Killer early bossa by Baden Powell – a jazzy little gem that still shines brightly after all these years! This early album is a stripped-down batch of tunes that features Baden on acoustic guitar, backed by a small percussion combo that really keeps things lively – plus some additional flute that dances beautifully along with the grooves! The tunes are at once bright and breezy, but also have a darkness that makes Baden's tunes different from some of the other bossa nova guitar work of the era – a spooky specter of deeper feelings that pushes the album past the simple space of instrumental musings. All the signs of his later greatness are firmly planted, even at this young stage – as you'll hear on the album's list of titles that include "O Astronauta", "Candomble", "Samba Do Aviao", "Sorongaio", and "Conversa De Poeta". CD

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✨✧ Baden PowellBaden Powell Swings With Jimmy Pratt ... CD
Elenco/Universal (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest Baden Powell albums of the 60s – a beautiful little set that's co-crafted by the bossa guitarist and Brazilian drummer Jimmy Pratt! The arrangements are a bit unusual for Powell – and feature lots of small combo woodwinds grooving around the tight percussion of Pratt – as a sad and sweet flute or oboe line sets the pace for most of the tracks, followed-up by Baden's jaunty work on acoustic guitar. The whole thing's got a style that adds a bit of west coast chamber jazz to the bossa – and features tracks that include "Coisa No 1", "Manequim", "Nao E Bem Assim", "Tema No 1", and "Deve Ser Amor". CD

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✨✧ Baden PowellOs Cantores Da Lapinha ... CD
Elenco/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the most striking albums recorded by Baden Powell for the Elenco label in Brazil – a post-bossa affair that's filled with lots of lively samba touches! The feel is quite different than some of Powell's earlier recordings – as the tunes bounce and dance along on a highly percussive groove – often mixing Baden's guitar with chorus vocals that dip and turn nicely with the rhythms of the set. The recording quality is great, too – airy and spacious, yet still warm enough to capture Baden at his fragile best, and highlight the vocals by Paulo Cesar Pinheiro. Titles include "Lapinha", "Aviso Aos Navegantes", "Vou Dietar E Rolar", "Carta De Poeta", "Violao Vadio", and "Samba Do Perdao". CD

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Sylvia Telles/Lucio Alves/Roberto MenescalBossa Session ... CD
Elenco/Mercury (Brazil), 1964. Used ... $14.99
A classic early bossa session on the Elenco label! Sylvia Telles and Lucio Alves sing, both solo and in duets, while Roberto Menescal backs them up with his tight little combo – and even plays vibes on a few instrumentals! The whole thing's got a great fragile bossa feel, with lots of nice groovy tracks, and a warm lyrical sound. Tracks include "Baiaozinho", "Telephone", "Primavera", "Esse Seu Olhar", "Ainda Mais Lindo", "Vivo Sonhando", and "Amanhecendo". The package is very sharp looking, with the typical angular geometric style of the other Elenco covers! CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Carmen CostaCarmen Costa En Mexico (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Polydor (Mexico), 1966. Used ... $24.99
A rare bossa session from 60s Mexico – and like others of its nature, a bit more offbeat than the usual set from Brazil! Carmen Costa's got a dark-hued vocal approach that really works well with the album's catchy grooves – kind of an alternate take on the Elenco styles of the 60s bossa scene from Rio – still with some of the same jazzy elements, but a slightly different way of delivering the overall sound. Instrumentation includes lots of nice percussion, bits of organ, flute, and vibes – and the album benefits strongly from arrangements by Luis Cardenas, Enrique Orozco, and Sergio Perez. Titles include "Oh Dios", "Berimbau", "La Mentira", "Cuernavaca En Primavera", "El Dia", "Samba Preludio", "Cadencia De Samba", and "Agua De Beber". CD
(Out of print. Cover has light fading in one corner.)

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Maria CreuzaMaria Creuza – Grabado En Buenos Aires (aka Yo Maria Creuza) ... CD
Inter CD (Brazil), 1971. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of Maria Crueza's greatest albums – recorded in Buenos Aires, but with a bossa sound that's all Brazil, all the way through! The album features a wonderful set of classic tunes arranged by Mike Ribas with a sound that reminds us of the 60s recordings on labels like Elenco or Forma – light, airy, and just a little bit jazzy – in a mode that differs nicely from some of Maria's other work of the time, and which makes the record glisten like a true Brazilian classic! Titles include "Das Rosas", "Mas Que Nada", "Marina", "Saudade Da Bahia", "Chove La Fora", "O Cantador", and "Estrada Do Sol". CD
(Out of print.)

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Girls From Bahia (Quarteto em Cy)Revolucion Con Brasilia ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 1968. Used ... $24.99
A rare American session from the Quarteto Em Cy – working here under the name of The Girls From Bahia, and singing in English as well as Portuguese! The album's got a sound that's quite similar to the group's classic 60s Brazilian records on Elenco – thanks to bossa-heavy backings from Oscar Castro Neves – and even when singing in a second language, the girls do a really great job of hitting the sweetest, warmest harmony notes they can – that trademark vocal brilliance that made them such a huge act back in Brazil! Sonny Burke produced, but he clearly gives plenty of space to Oscar – as the album's got little of his usual Warner touches – and instead shows that when you've got the right talent in the studio, you can do a pretty good job of recording bossa in the US. Titles include "Berimbau", "Tem Mais Samba", "Edmundo (In The Mood)", "Lai Ladaia", Morrer De Amor", "Sunny Side Of The Street", "Road To Nowhere", "Old Piano Roll Blues", "The Day It Rained", "E Nada Mais", "Manhattan", "Dindi", and "A Banda (Parade)". CD
(Out of print.)

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Nara LeaoNara Leao – Serie Sem Limite ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
From the bossa years, to the Tropicalia generation, to the MPB hit days of the 70s, and even up into the 80s – Nara Leao has always been one of Brazil's most compelling singers, as you'll hear on this well-selected batch of 30 tracks pulled from her classic recordings for Philips and Elenco. The package includes many hard to find numbers, and it's a great overview of Nara's work with a strong focus on the early days. Titles include "Carcara", "A Rita", "A Banda", "Amor Nas Estrelas", "Camisa Amarela", "Telefone", "Diz Que Fui Por Ai", "Cantores De Radio", "Wave", "Opinao", "Lindoneia", and "Com Acucar, Com Afeto". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sergio MendesBrasil '65 – Introducing The Voice Of Wanda De Sah ... CD
Capitol/EMI (Japan), 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
That's Brasil 65, not Brasil 66 – a distinction that marks a key early stage for the great Sergio Mendes – heard here on one of his first albums to mix together bossa jazz and vocals! The approach here is a bit more like vintage bossa dates from Brazil – or a bit like some of the Verve bossa records too – as Sergio's core trio is at the heart of every tune, playing with a great jazzy approach – then augmented in different ways by alto and flute from Bud Shank, guitar from Rosinha De Valenca, and vocals from the lovely Wanda De Sah! Production is perfect – really in a classic Elenco Records mode – and titles include "Let Me", "Consolacao", "Tristeza Em Mim", "Muito A Vontade", "Reza", "Berimbau", and "Aquarius". CD
(Out of print, 1998 Japanese pressing – still sealed with obi! Shrink has two stickers on the back.)
Also available Brasil '65 – Introducing The Voice Of Wanda De Sah ... LP 19.99

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Sergio MendesBrasil '65 – Introducing The Voice Of Wanda De Sah ... LP
Capitol, 1965. Sealed ... $19.99
That's Brasil 65, not Brasil 66 – a distinction that marks a key early stage for the great Sergio Mendes – heard here on one of his first albums to mix together bossa jazz and vocals! The approach here is a bit more like vintage bossa dates from Brazil – or a bit like some of the Verve bossa records too – as Sergio's core trio is at the heart of every tune, playing with a great jazzy approach – then augmented in different ways by alto and flute from Bud Shank, guitar from Rosinha De Valenca, and vocals from the lovely Wanda De Sah! Production is perfect – really in a classic Elenco Records mode – and titles include "Let Me", "Consolacao", "Tristeza Em Mim", "Muito A Vontade", "Reza", "Berimbau", and "Aquarius". LP, Vinyl record album
(Scorpio reissue.)

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Sidney MillerLinguas De Fogo ... LP
Som Livre, 1974. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An unusual 70s session from singer/arranger Sidney Miller – an artist we know best from his lofty Elenco work of the 60s, but who's working here in a completely different mode! The style here is personal, almost gentle at times – following in a mode that recalls some of the Milton Nascimento/Lo Borges recordings of the period, especially in the way that Miller can mix complicated backings with a heartfelt and closely-recorded lead vocal. There's a few nice jazzy touches in the phrasings of the tunes, as well as some occasional Blue Brazil-styled backings – and titles include "Alo", "Linguas De Fogo", "Cicatrizes", "Alento", "Espera", "Dois Toques", and "Pala Palavra". LP, Vinyl record album
(2015 reissue on Sol Re Sol. Includes the insert.)

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✨✧ Vinicius De Moraes with Toquinho & Marilia MedalhaComo Dizia O Poeta ... CD
RGE/Som Livre (Brazil), 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest 70s collaborations between Vinicius De Moraes and Toquinho – and a record that's made even nicer by vocals from co-composer Marilia Medalha! Arrangements here are full and lofty – still driven with some of the lighter bossa rhythms of the pair's other albums, but given a bit more cohesion through the efforts of arranger Jose Briamonte – who kind of takes the whole thing to the next level, and gives the record the grander feel of earlier records on labels like Forma or Elenco, which are clearly the inspiration for this one! Titles include "Como Dizia O Poeta", "Tarde Em Itapoan", "Tomara", "Samba de Gesse", and "Samba da Rosa". CD
(Still sealed.)

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✨✧ Wanda SaVagamente (Dubas pressing) ... CD
RGE/Dubas (Brazil), 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning early bossa session by Wanda Sa – the singer who recorded for Capitol in the US under the name Wanda De Sah – but who sounds even better here in her native Brazil! Roberto Menescal put the session together, and it's filled with all of the inventive twists and turns of his own 60s work on Elenco – bits of organ, piano, flute, and percussion all sliding around magically underneath the vocals – played by a variety of groups led by Menescal, Tenorio Jr, Luiz Carlos Vinhas, and Deodato! But even more than the instrumentation, Wanda's vocals are really the star of the set – a bit breathy and nicely restrained – almost like Nara Leao in her youth, and perfectly recorded in the best RGE tradition! Titles include "Adriana", "Tristeza De Nos Dois", "Vagamente", "Vivo Sonhando", "Encontro", "Inutil Paisagem", and "E Vem O Sol". Nicely priced reissue from Brazil – with 3 bonus tracks that include "So Nice", "Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars", and "To Say Goodbye". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Caetano Veloso & Gal CostaDomingo ... CD
Polydor (Brazil), 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful early duets from Caetano Veloso and Gal Costa – much more of a bossa-styled album than any of the late 60s Tropicalia albums from the pair! The set's got a really wonderful sort of feel – bossa at some level, but also with some of the gentle darkness that Caetano and Gal would bring to Brazilian popular music more strongly in the next few years – an approach that's somewhat subtle, but often somewhat different than albums of the generation on labels like Elenco or Forma. The orchestrations are somewhat full, but never too much so – and tracks include a fair bit of early original compositions by Caetano. Titles include "Candeias", "Zabele", "Um Dia", "Avarandado", "Maria Joana", "Onde Eu Nasci Passa Um Rio", "Coracao Vagabundo", and "Quem me Dera". CD
(Out of print, early Brazilian CD pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousBossa – Bossa Nova, Balanco, Bossamba, Sambalanco, Sambossa – 10 Original Bossa Nova Albums From The 60s (5CD box set) ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 1960s. Used 5CD ... Out Of Stock
An amazing little box set – filled with 10 rare bossa nova albums from the Brazilian underground of the 60s – almost all of which we'd never heard before! The records here were mostly issued on small labels at the time – the kind of sets that never circulated widely outside of Brazil, and which often have unusual and striking sounds that are quite different from mainstream bossa work on labels like Verve or Elenco! There's a fair bit of jazz on most albums, and the instrumentation varies nicely throughout – sometimes more sax up front, sometimes more acoustic guitar, or offbeat horn arrangements, odd percussion, and lots of other sweet touches! Each CD features two full albums, completely with cover art and other details of the records – and the set features the albums Balanco E Bossa Nova by Ritmistas Da Bossa, Sambalanco by Orquesta Moderna De Samba, Isso E Bossa Nova Mesmo by Conjunto Sambossa, Saxsambando by Os Saxsambistas Brasileiros, O Balanco E A Bossa by Conjunto Masterplay, Samba Do Bom by Conjunto Samba De Balanco, Samba Pra Frente by Samba Trio, A Musica Maravilhosa De Antonio Carlos Jobim by Bossa Brass, and the self-titled 1964 album by Os Azes De Bossa. CD
(Includes all 5 CDs, which are in great shape, just missing the slipcover.)

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VariousPra Quem Sabe Das Coisas (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Ebrau/Think (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $29.99
A rare collection of Brazilian music from the early 70s – and a set that maybe feels more like some of the modernist bossa classics on the Elenco label from the 60s, right down to the black and white image on the cover! There's a fair bit of bossa nova elements in the instrumentation – both in the rhythms, and in the way instruments like organ or guitar are used – and that style also continues in the way that the vocals are recorded too, with maybe this slight sense of an edge that almost feels like some of the genius late 60s records on the Forma label! We don't know much about the status of the record at all – but the music here is more than enough, and is completely beautiful throughout – with titles that include "Pra Quem Sabe Das Coisas" and "De Voce No 1" by Liliana, "Milagre Azul" and "Aldeia" by Renato Mendes, "Mutacao" by Marcao, "Fim De Noite" by Eulalia, "Rosas E Garrafas" by Vera, and "Ultimo Canto", "De Voce No 2, "Coisa E Tal", and "San Fernando" by Cau Pimental – who may well be the creative director of the album. CD
 
 
 



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