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JoyceAgua E Luz ... CD
EMI (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
An amazing mix of jazzy vocals, sparkling production, and beautiful light guitar – the younger Joyce at her best – in a wonderfully uncluttered style that makes the record a treasure all the way through! Joyce sings and plays acoustic guitar – and gets these lightly jazzy backings that often feature a bit of electricity, but never too much to dampen the acoustic heart of the record – that great sense of personality that's always made Joyce unlike any other Brazilian artist we can think of – even though so many others have tried to copy her style over the years! Joyce did all the arrangements herself, Sivuca guests on one track – and titles include "Muito Prazer", "Samba De Gago", "Agua E Luz", "Mais Uma Vez, Mais Uma Voiz", "Banho Maria", and "Meio A Meio". CD

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JoyceEncontro Marcado ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
Damn – what a great album! This is Joyce's second solo album – and it's a landmark in Brazilian music, stretching way past the bossa styles of her first release, into a groove that's free, jazzy, and open-ended, a real shift towards the genius of her work in the 70s and 80s. Arrangements are by Luiz Eca of the Tamba Trio – and they have a complicated jazzy approach that really lets Joyce open up as a singer, moving into the sort of territory that you'd expect from artists like Marcos Valle or Elis Regina. The album's a real gem, and it's so rare that it hardly got any global circulation at the time – despite Joyce's later fame at a worldwide level. Titles include "Adam Adam", "Encontro Marcado", "Bom Dia", "Longe Do Tempo", "Asa Branca", "Como Vai, Vai Bem", "Caminho Pro Sol", and "Preparando Um Luminoso". CD

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✨✧ JoyceEssential Joyce 1970 to 1996 ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s/1980s/Mid 90s. New Copy ... $5.99
Simply stunning compilation of the work of this fantastic Brazilian guitarist and vocalist, with 23 tracks of her best stuff ever, and put together in chronological order, and with excellent notes written by Joyce herself! Even if you've got any the Joyce Rare Tracks comp, you owe it to yourself to get this one, because it's got a fantastic selection of stuff, and the best mastering of any reissue that's been out to date. Plus, there's lots of stuff on here that still has never been reissued. Better than we even thought it would be! CD

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JoyceJoyce (1968) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
The first album by Joyce – one of our favorite Brazilian singers ever! The album's a wonderfully lyrical batch of tracks – many written by Joyce herself, plus a few by Brazilian songwriters Jards Macale, Toninho Horta, and Marcos Valle – and the orchestrations are by Gaya, and played on a number of tracks by Dori Caymmi and his group. The style shows many elements of Joyce's later unique style, filtered through a more standard late bossa sound – light and breezy, but with a bit of a dark edge that's in a classic Jobim mode. Includes the track "Superego", which feels a lot like Joyce from the 70s – plus the lovely "Litoral", and the tracks "Me Disseram", "Nao Muda, Nao", "Cantiga De Procura", "Choro Chorado", "Bloco Do Eu Sozinho", and "Improvisado". CD

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JoyceMusic Inside ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the few Joyce albums ever issued in the US – a breezy outing from the end of the 80s, recorded with a bit more jazz than usual, and a number of English-language lyrics that were clearly intended to help break her into a wider market! Joyce is still very much in a comfortable setting on the record – dominating with her work on acoustic guitar and vocals – but she's also getting a bit more instrumental help than usual from a range of guests that include Kenny Werner, Ray Drummond, Ralp Moore, and Marvin Smitty Smith. The English alone is worth the price of the record – as we're usually relying on just our love of her voice to appreciate Joyce's usual Portuguese lyrics – and titles include "Bird Of Brazil", "Bird Of Japan", "Stonewashed", "Belafonte", "Essential", "Mysteries", and a nice cover of The Beatles' "Help". CD

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✨✧ JoycePassarinho Urbano ... CD
Warner/Bomba (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
A tremendous little album from Joyce – a rare session originally only issued in Italy, recorded in a folksy style that's a bit different than her other work! Tracks are all pretty short – many under 2 minutes long – and feature spare guitar, percussion, and lovely vocals from Joyce – really stretching out here in the laidback and open-ended format. The record is a magical treasure, and one of the best she ever recorded – a unique mix of jazzy and folksy stylings, all held together with some of the loveliest vocals ever recorded by a Brazilian singer! Titles include "Pelo Telefone", "Pesadelo", "De Frente Pro Crime", "Joia", "Chora Doutor", "Fado Tropical", and "A Historia Do Samba". CD

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✨✧ Elis Regina, Luiz Eca, Marcos Valle, Joyce, et alVeu De Noiva ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
An incredible soundtrack – and the beginning of a huge subgenre in Brazilian music! This album features some amazing cuts cut by some of our favorite Brazilian artists – and it was a very successful soundtrack to a popular soap opera at the time. It features an amazing mix of music, and it was extremely successful – and spawned a huge number of similar albums during the early 70s, most of them great, and many of them filled with excellent rare stuff that was only written for the shows. The record features a lovely track called "Andrea" by a very young Joyce; two great remakes of Caetano Veloso's "Irene", one by Wilson Das Neves, the other by Elis Regina (and her version of the song was so popular that a character on the show's name was changed to Irene!); a great groover called "Tela Tema", performed in 3 different versions, one by Regininha, one by Regininha e Laercio, and one by Claudio Roditi; Marcos Valle's great cut "Azimuth", done by Apolo IV in 2 different versions; the moody "Tema De Luciano" performed by Luiz Eca; and "Abertura" by The Youngsters. The sound is a great mix of grooves and baroque pop, and the record is the kind of treasure that keeps us hunting for Brazilian albums! CD

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✨✧ Joyce Elaine Yuille with Timo LassyWelcome To My World ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2015. New Copy ... $18.99
A hell of a singer, working here with some wonderful grooves from Timo Lassy – an artist we've really loved for his own jazzy projects in the past! Joyce Elaine Yuille has this style that's very classic, and very groovy – jazz-based, with a nice rasp in her voice that really brings out some of the more soulful qualities in the music – and able to write her own lyrics, too – which makes for a wonderful record that's full of fresh sounds at every turn! Lassy's music is wonderful too – tightly snapping on the rhythms, but never forced – and with a jazz current that's a nice change from other contemporary soul production, which might have been added to the record with a bigger label. But clearly, the real star of the show is Joyce – a talent that will definitely be huge in years to come – a rock-solid singer and songwriter who may well turn out to be the female equivalent of Gregory Porter. Titles include "Come With Me", "Tryin Times", "Chaos", "It's Madness", "Make Right", "Welcome To My World", "Follow The Sun", and "Late I Rise". CD
Also available Welcome To My World ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ Joyce Elaine Yuille with Timo LassyWelcome To My World ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2015. New Copy ... $16.99
A hell of a singer, working here with some wonderful grooves from Timo Lassy – an artist we've really loved for his own jazzy projects in the past! Joyce Elaine Yuille has this style that's very classic, and very groovy – jazz-based, with a nice rasp in her voice that really brings out some of the more soulful qualities in the music – and able to write her own lyrics, too – which makes for a wonderful record that's full of fresh sounds at every turn! Lassy's music is wonderful too – tightly snapping on the rhythms, but never forced – and with a jazz current that's a nice change from other contemporary soul production, which might have been added to the record with a bigger label. But clearly, the real star of the show is Joyce – a talent that will definitely be huge in years to come – a rock-solid singer and songwriter who may well turn out to be the female equivalent of Gregory Porter. Titles include "Come With Me", "Tryin Times", "Chaos", "It's Madness", "Make Right", "Welcome To My World", "Follow The Sun", and "Late I Rise". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Welcome To My World ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Joyce/Rosinha Da ValenciaAldeia De Ogum/Summertime ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), New Copy ... About August 1, 2015
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✨✧ JoyceCool ... CD
Sony (Japan), 2015. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Plenty cool sounds from Joyce – a lady who's always been the definition of the world used in the title – thanks to her totally unique, totally wonderful style! The album's one of a number of recent gems that have Joyce really going back to basics – hitting that soaring blend of vocals and acoustic guitar that first made her 70s recordings so great, cut here with small combo instrumentation that includes Tutty Moreno on drums and Helio Alves on piano. But the real charm, as always, comes from Joyce – the way she works her voice, plays her guitar, and ties the two of them together in a manner that's unlike anyone else – a sound inspired by bossa, inflected by jazz, but totally her own throughout. Familiar tunes get completely remade with the approach – as you'll hear on the set – which includes these sublime Joyced-up versions of "Cool", "Let's Do It", "Love For Sale", "Fever", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Invitation", and "Moon River" – all sounding very unique, and plenty darn cool! CD

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✨✧ JoyceCurriculum ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare early work from Joyce – a much-needed collection that brings together all the hard-to-find early bits recorded by this fantastic Brazilian singer – songs from compilations, live albums, singles, soundtracks, and other obscure sources! The 20 track set is a real treasure trove if you love Joyce (and we certainly do!) – a way to hear some of these overlooked gems from the initial years of her career – cuts that often show a slight bossa influence, but which also bring in some more complicated modes too – a few trippy touches here, some jazzy inflections there – all wrapped up with the sound that's set Joyce apart from her contemporaries for years. The package has notes that list the source for each track – and titles include "Kyrie", "Andrea", "Copacabana Velha De Guerra", "Dia De Vitoria", "Olhos Feiticeiros", "A Vez E A Voz Da Paz", "Sei La", "Peba & Pobo", and "Pessoas". CD

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✨✧ JoyceEssential Joyce 1970 to 1996 ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s/1980s/Mid 90s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great stuff! Mr. Bongo's put out a fantastic tribute to the amazing Brazilian singer and guitarist Joyce, and they've gone back and compiled her best tracks in a beautiful package with excellent notes written by Joyce herself. This vinyl version only has 8 tracks, which is a fair bit less than the CD, but they are some of her best ones, and to make up for the loss, the vinyl's been pressed on heavy wax. A beautiful object, and the sound quality on this one is excellent, and waaay better than on any other Joyce reissue. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Essential Joyce 1970 to 1996 ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ JoyceGafieira Moderna ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful new work from Joyce – possibly her best album in years! The lovely Brazilian singer/guitarist blows away all the newcomers in the modern bossa field – and shows the world that she's still one of the strongest talents of her generation. The album's got a stronger jazz component than some of her other recent albums, quite driving, in the mode of classic albums like Agua E Luz and Feminina – and Joyce's voice, guitar, and songwriting skills are top-notch all the way! An instant classic – one that will have you shelving all your faked-out remixed, Nu Brazil albums for the real thing! Titles include "Bota De Sete Leguas", "Azul Bahia", "Forcas D'Alma", "Na Casa Do Villa", "Quatro Elementos", "The Band On The Wall", and "Samba Da Silvia". CD

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✨✧ JoyceRaiz ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The album's a recent one, but the legendary Joyce also returns to her roots a bit – hence the title – working here with a bit of help from the great Roberto Menescal, who brought the singer into the studio for her first bossa session 50 years ago! The format is laidback, warm, and wonderfully jazzy – with lots of strong piano lines from Helio Alves alongside Joyce's tight acoustic guitar – a combination that gives the record a great deal of musical warmth, which really helps match the beauty of the vocals! Tutty Moreno plays drums, and Menescal plays guitar on two tracks he arranged – and titles include "Meu Piao", "Tamba", "O Morro Nao Tem Vez", "Ceu E Mar", "Nos E O Mar", "Tristeza De Nos Dois", and "Canto De Yansan". CD

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✨✧ JoyceRaiz ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2014. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The album's a recent one, but the legendary Joyce also returns to her roots a bit – hence the title – working here with a bit of help from the great Roberto Menescal, who brought the singer into the studio for her first bossa session 50 years ago! The format is laidback, warm, and wonderfully jazzy – with lots of strong piano lines from Helio Alves alongside Joyce's tight acoustic guitar – a combination that gives the record a great deal of musical warmth, which really helps match the beauty of the vocals! Tutty Moreno plays drums, and Menescal plays guitar on two tracks he arranged – and titles include "Meu Piao", "Tamba", "O Morro Nao Tem Vez", "Ceu E Mar", "Nos E O Mar", "Tristeza De Nos Dois", and "Canto De Yansan". CD

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✨✧ JoyceRio De Janeiro ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2011. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet work from Joyce – a very intimate album that really reminds us of her classics from years back! Most of the set just features Joyce's vocals and guitar – but as you'll know if you love her as much as we do, that alone is enough to make the record wonderful – a slyly seductive blend that few other artists could carry off this well! The style is rooted in bossa, but inflected with jazz – and yet carried off with an individual style that nobody else can touch. Titles include "Adeus America", "Puro Ouro", "Vela No Breu", "Manha No Posto 6", "Viva Meu Samba", "Rio Meu", and "Mascarada". CD
 
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Back PocketBuzzard Bait ... LP
Joyce, 1976. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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✨✧ Stan KentonFilm Tracks Of Stan Kenton ... LP
Joyce, Early 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
An unusual collection of film performances from 1943 and 1945! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Cannonball Adderley with Sergio MendesQuiet Nights Of Quiet Stars ... LP
Capitol/Pickwick, 1962. Very Good ... $5.99
Cannonball Adderley recorded this nice little groover in 1962, when American musicans were just getting on the bossa tip, and still keeping things pretty authentic. The record was cut in New York with Sergio Mendes' early Bossa Rio group – the legendary Brazilian jazz ensemble that featured Paulo Moura, Dom Um Romao, and Durval Ferreira. The mixture of tight bossa rhythms and Cannon's soulful sax is totally great – and it's only because the Riverside label was folding at the time that the record never got bigger fame. Includes the cuts "Joyce's Samba", "Clouds", "Minha Saudade", "Corcovado", "Batida Diferentes", and "Sambops". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Antonio AdolfoFeito Em Casa (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Artezanal/Polysom (Brazil), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
A sweet set of 70s fusion tracks from Brazilian keyboardist Antonio Adolfo! Adolfo's probably best known for his mad work for EMI/Odeon at the start of the 70s, but by this point in the decade, he'd mellowed out a bit, and was focusing on more serious jazz-based recordings – most of which were issued only briefly on the tiny label Artezanal. This rare session features Adolfo on moog, Hammond, and Arp – working with a group that includes Marcio Montarroyos on trumpet, Danilo Caymmi on flute, and some guest vocals by Joyce on one track! The overall sound is electric, but not cloyingly so – a mix of breezy, jazzy, and funky styles that really fit together superbly. Titles include "Chickote", "Venice", "Acalanto", "Feito Em Casa", "Ve", "Virry", "Variacoes", "Beijinho", "Dia De Paz", and "As Luzes Estao Brilhando". LP, Vinyl record album

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Luciano Berio, Jacob Druckman & Ilhan MimarogluElectronic Music III ... LP
Turnabout, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Collection of avant electronic pieces, with one work apiece from Berio and Jacob Druckman, and 2 by Ilhan Mimaroglu. Berio's work is "Thema", which is an hommage to Joyce, and features Cathy Berberian. Ilhan Mimaroglu's best piece is "Six Preludes For Magnetic Tape", which also features some vocals, and a poem in the middle. Wild stuff! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Vinicius CantuariaVinicius Canta Antonio Carlos Jobim ... CD
Sunnyside, 2015. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
A truly beautiful tribute to the classic songcraft of Antonio Carlos Jobim – done with warmth, reverence and soul-stirring voice and guitar by Vinicius Cantuaria! The Tom Jobim songbook is timeless, of course, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that one of the finer Brazilian voices of a later generation could handle it, but this set is exceptionally strong! Some of the best numbers are on the spare side, with Cantuaria's voice up front in the mix, giving it an intimate quality that we love – but it also includes some wonderful musicians from both Rio and Tokyo – where the tracks were recorded – plus some nice guest guitar work by Bill Frisell on a couple tunes and a lovely duet with Joyce. Includes "Ligua", "Caminhos Cruzados" featuring Joyce, "Vivo Sonhando", "So Danco Samba", "Este Seu Ohlar", "Retrato Em Branco E Preto", "Felicade", "Insensatez", "Inutil Paisagem", "Voce Vai Ver", "Por Causa De Voce" and more. 13 in all. CD

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Bob CreweComplete Elektra Recordings (Street Talk/Motivation/bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/Real Gone, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $23.99 26.98
The complete mid 70s comeback years from the great Bob Crewe – the 60s pop powerhouse who found a whole new style in the disco generation! Street Talk has Bob Crewe stretching out in an album-length concept setting – one that draws heavily on the best disco styles of the time, and which tells the tale of a young boy from the Midwest, making the scene on the west coast during the post-Stonewall years. The sound is surprisingly great – not the cheesy throwaway pop disco you'd expect for such a set – and instead this really well-crafted larger orchestral approach to grooving, drawn hevily from Crewe's contemporaneous forays into soul with Kenny Nolan. Bob sings some of the lead vocals himself, and the album also features lyrics from Richard Mirayes, Jon Joyce, and Lu Ann Simms – on titles that include "Cherry Boy", "Back Alley Boogie", "Menage A Trois", "Ah Men", and "Time For You & Me". Next up is the album Motivation. Bob Crewe is a long way from his 60s Four Seasons and Barbarella territory here – but still has all of his best strengths of arranging very firmly in hand! The album is one of Crew's mid 70s disco reinventions – and has the maestro working in a surprisingly strong soul mode, with help from a large choir called the Voices Of Inspiration – who work alongside the lead vocals from John Arrias, singing in a flanged-out style that reminds us of Nick DeCaro's 70s vocal work, but more towards a soul style. Production is by Jerry Wexler and Barry Beckett – and some of the album was recorded in Muscle Shoals, with a deeper vibe than you might expect. Titles include "Motivation", "Lady Love Song", "Give It Hell", "In Another Life", and "Merci Beaucoup". 2CD set features 9 more bonus tracks – different single and promo versions of tracks on the albums! CD

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Nathan DavisSuite For Dr Martin Luther King Jr ... LP
Tomorrow International, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A soulful and ambitious session from saxophonist Nathan Davis – a funky little gem that's got a lot more to offer than just a simple tribute to Dr King! Nathan penned the set in a mode that's expanded from most of his other albums – using larger horns and electric instrumentation to give the record a groove that's almost like funky 70s soundtrack work, but which is also offset by some shorter, more introspective tracks that feature spoken narration about King and his legacy – read by Donald M Henderson, and done in an extremely poetic way. The session's as righteous as it is grooving – and showcases a side of Davis' talents we never even knew he had – a rich larger musical vision, handled perfectly throughout! Nathan plays a range of reed instruments on the album, and Frank Cunimondo plays some sweet electric piano on the record – and singer Brenda Joyce provides lyrics on a few numbers as well. Titles include "Funk A Dilly Molly", "MLK", "Atlanta Walk", "Mean Business", "Latin Happ'n", and "New Dues". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie JeffersonMain Man ... LP
Inner City, 1977. Very Good+ ... $5.99
One of our favorite albums ever from Eddie Jefferson – one of the last sessions he ever recorded as a leader, and a stone cooker through and through! The arrangements here are by Slide Hampton, who hits a really soulful groove for the set – one that moves away from some of the more experimental modes of other Jefferson dates of the 70s, and hits a snapping, swinging style that moves Eddie back to his hippest modes of the 60s. Hampton plays trombone in the group, and other players include Charles Sullivan on trumpet, Richie Cole on alto, Junior Cook on tenor, Hamiet Bluiett on baritone, and Harold Mabern on piano and electric piano. Leon Thomas produced the record, and Joyce Lawson guests as the female voice on a remake of "Moody's Mood For Love". Other titles include a killer version of Duke Pearson's "Jeannine" that is probably worth the price of the album alone – and there's also "Benny's From Heaven" and "Freedom Jazz Dance", both of which are great, too – plus "Summertime", "Exactly Like You", and "Night Train". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wide masking tape along the top & bottom seams.)

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Edu LoboTempo Presente ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1980/1998. New Copy ... $13.99
Wonderfully warm electric work from Edu Lobo – a sublime late 70s set that we'd stack right up there with our favorite albums of the time by artists like Joyce, Marcos Valle, or Joao Donato! As with all three of those artists, Edu uses some 70s electric elements to really transform his sound – but always in a way that's never commercial or slick at all – and which instead realizes this complicated jazzy vibe that comes through even better with this instrumentation than it did during the bossa nova years! Lobo's vocals have a quality that's mature, yet really personal too – and the album's a real testament to his great songwriting skills over the years – even on the few instrumental tracks. Joyce guests on one track, as does Dorival Caymmi – and the set also features some backing vocals from Boca Livre. Titles include "Tempo Presente", "Rei Morto, Rei Posto", "Quase Sempre", "Balada De Outono", and "Dono Do Lugar". CD

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Vinicius De Moraes & OthersVinicius De Moraes Songbook Vol 1 ... CD
Lumiar (Brazil), 1993. Used ... $11.99
One of the first, and best, of the great Lumiar Songbook series. The set is a loving tribute to the great Vinicius De Moraes – Brazilian poet turned songwriter, and one of the country's greatest lyricists of all time. This first volume features artists like Tom Jobim, Ivan Lines, Simone, Antonio Adolfo, Emilio Santiago, Carlos Lyra, Toquinho, Quarteto Em Cy, Joyce, and others – all doing lively versions of some of Moraes' best works – written over the years with artists like Baden Powell, Tom Jobim, Toquinho, and others. Very nice, and with excellent production values! CD
(Out of print.)

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Milton NascimentoMinas (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EMI (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
A mid 70s masterpiece from Milton Nascimento – a record that still has the soaringly ambitious touches of his other work from the time, but which also comes across with a slightly personal feel too! Nascimento's voice is near-perfect – even more spacious and heavenly than before – and the backings have a positive, triumphant quality that's extremely upbeat and bright, yet without sounding commercial at all. There's still plenty of jazzy undercurrents in the music – which was co-written with Fernando Brant, Toninho Horta, and Ronaldo Bastos – and players on the record include Wagner Tiso on keyboards, Toninho Horta on guitar, and Nivaldo Ornelas on flute. There's an additional chorus on some tracks – with vocals by Joyce, Horta, and others – and although the overall sound is impossible to describe adequately, it's a heavenly mix of complicated arrangements, unusual instrumentation, and Milton's fantastic voice. Titles include "Minas", "Idolatrada", "Paula e Bebeto", "Leila", "Ponta De Areia", "Gran Circo", and "Simples". This Japanese CD edition includes 2 bonus tracks: a nice cover of "Norwegian Wood" and "Caso Voce Quiera Saber". CD

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Elis ReginaEm Pleno Verao ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the greatest records ever by this amazing Brazilian singer! This hard-to-find session from 1970 is a perfect bridge between Elis' early bossa work and her later albums as a sophisticated pop singer – and it's got a wonderfully lively feel all the way through, with loads of uptempo numbers that have a great great groove! Erlon Chaves handled the arrangements – and his style takes off from the marvelous work that Roberto Menescal did on Gal's albums from 1969, with lots of breezy orchestrations, and nice jazzy patches of instrumentation. Titles include "Ate Ai Morreu Neves", "Vou Deitar E Rolar", "Bicho Do Mato", "Nao Tenha Medo", "These Are The Songs", "Frevo", "Fechado Pra Balanco", and a version of Joyce's "Copacabana Velha De Guerra". CD

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Umas & OutrasPoucas E Boas ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
A totally groovy Brazilian trio – three female singers, working together with some of the harmony modes of a group like Quarteto Em Cy – but also coming across with a range of playful and interesting styles as well! The set's got a heady sound that really lives up to the cover – almost Sunshine Pop or late 60s French pop, mixed with some of the cooler Brazilian styles of the time – a bit of EMI/Odeon elements in the production, which is directed by Nelson Motta – and a mix of songs written by Marcos Valle, Joyce, and Nelson Angelo! There's a gently rolling groove to most of the record – not entirely funk, but not far off either – and titles include "Abrace Paul McCartney Por Mim", "Oh", "Serolav Ou Oh Meu Brasil", "Primavernado", "Trem Noturno", "Loura Ou Morena", "Ondas Medias", "Please Garcon", and "Pigmaleo 70". CD

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VariousBrazilian Love Affair Revisited ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2011. Used ... $5.99
The evolution of Far Out's excellent Brazilian Love Affair series – featuring standouts from earlier volumes as well as new and exclusive tracks! Brazilian Love Affair Revisited celebrates the series to date as well as it charts the evolving sounds of Brazil and its London interpreters – and shows where the sound is going via newer material and younger talents. A great set with both classic and contemporary legends such as Ed Motta, Marcos Valle, Joyce, Azymuth and others, respectful remixes and interpretations by Osunlade, Mark Pritchard and Kirk Degiorgio, newer tracks from more recent Far Out arrivals such as Raf Vilar and Clara Moreno. 15 tracks in all: "Os Escravos Do Jo (Precussion Edit)" and more by Friends From Rio 2, "Ponteio" by Da Lata, "Nova Bossa Nova" by Marcos Valle, "Paz" by Troubleman feat Nina Miranda, "Todos Os Santos" by Joyce, "Preguiciman" by Mamond, "Bossa Me" by Raf Vilar, "Without Words" by 4 Hero Presents Nature's Plan feat Ed Motta, "Sem Pressa (Remix By Danny Wheeler)" by Alex Malheiros And Banda Utopia feat Sabrina Malheiros and more. CD

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VariousBrazilika – 20th Year Anniversary Compilation Celebrating The Best Of Far Out, Brazil & Beyond ... CD
Far Out (UK), Mid 90s/2000s/Mid 2010s. New Copy 2CDs ... $16.99
Hard to believe it's been 20 years since the Far Out label first started making wonderful music – because their sounds are always so ahead of their time, it's as if they're still coming to us from the future! This wonderful 2CD set perfectly sums up all that's great about Far Out – their longstanding commitment to Brazilian music, their London-based ear for new styles of expression, and their way of reaching out to the globe with a vision that's continued to captivate listeners around the world for the past two decades! CD 1 features key Far Out cuts – including "Meu Samba Torto" by Clara Moreno, "Escape" by Marcos Valle, "Samba Da Silvia" by Joyce, "Brisa Mar" by Sabrina Malheiros, "Aos Pes Do Redentor" by Banda Black Rio with Caetano Veloso, "Ups & Downs" by Kirk Degiorgio, "Vagalume" by Democustico, and "Agua" by Nina & Chris. CD 2 features a huge mix of 27 tracks all handled by Spiritual South – including 11 numbers that appear here for the first time ever! CD

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VariousOkeh Vol 2 – A Northern Soul Obsession ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s. Used ... $9.99
A stunning selection of Chicago soul – with many many rare singles from the legendary Okeh label, one of the best-ever for the Chi-soul sound! Titles include "End Up Crying" by The Vibrations, "Let Me Show It To You" by The Fundamentals, "You Can't Take It Away" by Azie Mortimer, "Yesterday Is Gone" by The Variations, "Hello Heartaches, Goodbye Love" by Joyce Davis, "Can't Live Without Her" by Billy Butler, "You're Gonna Be Sorry" by The Opals, "Cool Breeze" by Gerald Sims, "Memories" by The Triumphs, and "After You There Can Be Nothing" by Walter Jackson. CD

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Elis ReginaElis, Essa Mulher ... CD
Warner/Bomba (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... About July 18, 2015 (delayed)
Really great late work from Elis Regina – recorded in the company of arranger Cesar Mariano, whose masterful touch made for some of Elis' best albums of the 70s! Cesar arranged and conducted here, and although the production is perhaps a bit more contemporary than Elis' work for Philips, the vocals are sublime – much more driving and jazzy than a few years before, really working hard to dig deep and get the best sound out of each of the tunes! Titles include "Cai Dentro", "Basta De Clamares Inocencia", "Eu Hein Rosa", "As Paraencias Engagem", and a nice version of Joyce's "Essa Mulher". CD

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✨✧ Wanda Sa & Celia VazBrasileiras ... CD
Bomba (Japan), 1993. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A beautiful set of Brazilian vocals – inflected with a bit of bossa inspiration, but coming off a lot more freely overall! Wanda Sa and Celia Vaz sing dual vocals on a haunting set of tracks that have a strangely spacey sound, thanks to the lilting loveliness of the ladies' voices. The overall effect is kind of like a prime late 70s/early 80s Joyce session – and it's no surprise that Joyce guests on the record, along with Gal Costa, Nana Caymmi, and Quarteto Em Cy. Titles include "Amazon River", "Aqua de Beber", "Lugar Comum", "Uma Bencao", and "Molambo". Very nice! CD

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Teca & RicardoCade O Povo ... LP
Pulp Flavor/Dare Dare (France), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Sweetly jazzy Brazilian grooves from the team of Teca & Ricardo – a lovely album recorded in France in the mid 70s, and unheard for years! The feel here is not that dissimilar from some of the recent work by Tom & Joyce, or classic work by the team of Jaime & Nair – Teca's lovely vocals upfront in the mix, often joined in harmony by Ricardo, with backings that are spare and which include lots of acoustic guitar. Post-bossa jazzy vocals with a slight electric twist – warm and intimate, but with lots of groove-oriented touches! Titles include "Saranda", "Estrela Da Cancao", "Cafune", "Trovaoda", "Pra Que Tanta Explicao", and "Le Son Hante". LP, Vinyl record album
(Please note that there is a small split on the spine of the top of the LP jacket.)

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✨✧ Doug CarnAdams Apple ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The last album in a legendary run of music from keyboardist Doug Carn – his final album for the Black Jazz label, and a set that pushes even farther than his previous efforts! Jean Carn isn't in the group this time around, but the set does feature a totally great twin-vocal approach – with singing by Joyce Green and John Conner, blending their voices together in a style that's right up there with the most righteous 70s jazz experiments by Horace Silver or Billy Gault! This vocal balance really brings a new sort of power to Carn's music – furthering the righteous spirit of earlier years with a hell of a lot of energy – also aided by great instrumental work from Ronnie Laws on tenor and soprano sax, Thurman Green on trombone, Calvin Keys and Nathan Page on guitars, and Big Black on percussion. Titles include the classic "Higher Ground" – plus "Adam's Apple", "Western Sunrise", "Chant", "Sanctuary", "The Messenger", and "Mighty Mighty". CD

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✨✧ Ana MartinsLinda ... CD
Rip Curl (Japan), 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fragile album of bossa loveliness from Ana Martins – the daughter of Joyce and composer Nelson Angelo! Angelo helps Martins quite a bit with this album – providing arrangements, guitar, piano, and a bit of guest vocal – and the overall style is gentle bossa, almost in the mode of some of Jobim's more complicated yet spare recordings. Ana's voice isn't as strident as her mother's, but she's got a gentle approach that works well with the material. Titles include "O Tal De Samba", "Berimbau", "Correnteza", "Saudade Fez Um Samba", "Linda", "Alegre Menina Porto", "Tardes Cariocas", "Ninho De Vespa", and "Pra Que Discutir Com Madame?" CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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