It's no secret that Brazilians love their football and are pretty darn good at it – but it's a lesser-known fact that they also associate a lot
of music with the game! This excellent set is a wonderful document of the link between music and football in Brazil – and features some classic songs that were either recorded by or for footballers, or which in time have come to be associated with the game. As you can imagine from the ferocity of the game, most of the tunes are lively, uptempo, and very groove oriented – which makes the set way more than just a package of sports songs, and an essential set of Brazilian grooves! Titles include"Mas Que Nada" by Tamba Trio, "Filo Maravilha" by Marijo, "Hino Da Bahia" by Caetano Veloso, "O Rei Pele" by Jackson Do Pandeiro, "Perdao Nao Tem" by Elis Regina & Pele, "Futebol Do Bar" by Caesar Camargo Mariano, "Take It Easy My Brother Charles" by Jorge Ben, "Ba Tu Ca Da" by Par Ney De Castro, "Rapido" by Portinho, "Pele" by Arakatuba & Ballistic Brothers, "Goleiro" by Batida Do Corpo, and even some great snippets of famous football goals from Brazil! And, in case you're wondering, this set has a different track list than the other Mr Bongo/
football CD – a handful of the same tunes, but many different – and a total of 24 cuts in all.
(Out of print.)