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Luiz Henrique & Walter WanderleyPopcorn ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
An excellent collaboration between two of Verve's best Brazilian artists of the late 60s – the groovy organist Walter Wanderley, and the breezy breathy vocalist Luiz Henrique! The set is a perfect example of the way that Verve took bossa playing and gave it a groovy production twist – turning it into something that was just a little bit different, in a mode that became America's best contribution to the bossa era! The legendary Sivuca puts in a great guest appearance on a few tracks – further enhancing the sound with his "singing" style of accordion work – and the whole thing bounces along in a magical groove that's hardly been duplicated again! Titles include a very unusual funk-based take on "Happy Birthday" – one that has a bit of a break to it – plus "Kee Ka Roo", "Popcorn" (not the Perry-Kingsley hit), "Florianopolis", "In My Automobile", "Dusty Road", and "Blue Island". CD
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Jorge BenBen (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Dusty Groove, 1972. New Copy ... $11.99 18.98
A stunner of a record from the mighty Jorge Ben – and a record that catapulted the Brazilian singer to international fame at the time! Ben had already been making magic for almost a decade down in Brazil – and his compositions and grooves left an undeniable impact on the scene in the post-bossa years – but this album has Jorge really emerging as the global soul star he was destined to be – from his powerful stare on the cover, right down to the grit in the grooves! The sound here is a refinement of the samba soul mode that Ben had been brewing up from the late 60s onward – a skittish mix of older samba elements, American soul, and some slight fuller production that really comes into its own here – mixing all the acoustic elements at the core with just a slight electric flourish, but never losing its edge in the process – all to provide Jorge with a sublime backdrop for his really amazing vocals. The set's a monument in funky Brazilian soul – and it includes the huge hit "Taj Mahal", which still sounds great, even after all these years – plus loads of other gems that include "O Circo Chegou", "Domingo 23", "Fio Maravilha", "Paz E Arroz", "Morre O Burro Fico O Homem", and "Que Nega E Essa". A gem all the way through – and a record we'd never part with! CD
(Limited edition of 2000 copies – in a nice LP-styled sleeve!)

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Dusty SpringfieldFaithful (with bonus track) ... CD
Atlantic/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A never-heard third Dusty Springfield album for Atlantic Records – issued here for the first time ever, and very much in the same soulful spirit as her other records for the label! Springfield tackled Memphis and Philly soul on her previous two albums for Atlantic – and here, she hits a New York groove with producer Jeff Barry – who is equally well-suited to carry that special balance that Dusty brings to her music – that mix of British pop roots with a real understanding of the American scene – a quality that Springfield never had as strongly after these early years. Titles are a varied lot, but all come together with a really unified feel, thanks to Dusty's strengths as a performer – and tunes include "Haunted", "Someone Who Cares", "Natchez Trace", "You've Got A Friend", "All The King's Horses", and "I'll Be Faithful". CD

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✨✧ Timi YuroSomething Bad On My Mind/Unreleased & Rare Liberty Recordings ... CD
Liberty/Morello (UK), Early 60s/1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wealth of music from Timi Yuro – the CD debut of a great late 60s album, plus lots of never-issued material as well! First up is the 1968 record Something Bad On My Mind – a set that's done in a style that's more mature and sophisticated than some of her earlier singles, but equally soulful too! The album was partly recorded in the UK – with arrangements from Les Reed and Ian Green, who almost give Yuro this British take on American soul – a vibe that's a bit like that you'd hear from Dusty Springfield, but more spacious and with more emotive lines from Timi – and the rest of the record was cut back in the states, with charts from Belford Hendricks. Titles include the killer popcorn groover "It'll Never Be Over For Me" – plus "Hey Girl", "Something Bad On My Mind", "When You Were Mine", "When He Wants A Woman", "I Can't Believe I'm Losing You", "I Must Have Been Out Of My Mind", and "Wrong". CD then includes 12 more rare bonus tracks from the Liberty Records vaults – spanning years of Timi's time at the label, and including "Just When It Looked like Forever", "Wishing It Was You", "It's Just A Matter Of Time", "Afraid Of Tomorrow", "Yesterday's Memories", "I Get Ideas", and "There's A Way". CD

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