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IlyanaMi Isla Tropical ... CD
Discos Dos Coronas, 1994. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousPanama! Vol 2 – Latin Sounds, Cumbia Tropical & Calypso Funk On The Isthmus 1967 to 1977 ... CD
Soundway (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $14.99
A second heavy dose of sounds from the Panamanian scene of the 60s and 70s – a long-overdue companion to the previous volume of the series on Soundway, filled with rare gems that are finally getting their first exposure to the world outside the isthmus! The sounds here are completely fresh – somewhat Latin-styled in the rhythms, but often put together in ways that are quite different than any more familiar music of the time – touches of tropical styles, funky grooves, and other odd elements that really keep things interesting – shifting our ears way past any easy expectations, and making us love the Soundway label all over again for their massive work in digging up the rare stuff! The package contains rich notes on the music put together by the label – a look at this oft-ignored musical culture, complete with vintage photos and record images too, so that the whole thing's almost as much of a visual treat as it is an audio one. Titles include "Descarga Superior" by Los Superiores, "Jazzy" by Los Papacitos, "Borambon" by Camilio Azuquita, "La Escoba" by Alfredo Y Su Salsa Montanera, "Love Letters" by Lord Cobra Y Los Hnos Duncan, "Piculina" by Chilo Pitty, "Ain't No Sunshine" by The Soul Fantastics, "Dreams" by The Duncan Brothers, "Tamborito Swing" by Los Silvertones, and "Ese Muerto No Lo Cargo Yo" by The Exciters. CD
(NOTE: promo copy in a slim paper sleeve with full booklet. Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBeleza Tropical – Brazil Classics Vol 1 ... CD
Luaka Bop, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first-ever record in the Luaka Bop legacy – a massive collection of Brazilian grooves that still serves as one of the best introductions to the music we can think of! Most of the artists here are the bigger names of the MPB generation of the 70s – but many are still very under-represented in the US market – which makes the collection of work here completely essential. The styles range from samba soul of Jorge Ben to the lyrical poetry of Caetano Veloso to the soulful drama of Milton Nascimento – and titles include "Ponta De Lanca Africano" and "Fio Varavilha" by Jorge Ben, "Cacada" by Chico Buarque, "Quilombo O El Dorado Negro" and "So Quero Um Xodo" by Gilberto Gil, "Quiexa" and "O Leaozinho" by Caetano Veloso, "Sonho Meu" by Maria Bethania & Gal Costa, "Caixa De Sol" by Nazare Pereira, and "Anima" by Milton Nascimento. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousSofrito – Tropical Discotheque ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 70s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The debut compilation from Hugo Mendez and the Sofrito collective on Strut – tropical dancefloor grooves from Africa, the Caribbean and South American – featuring Banda Los Hijos De La Nina Luz, Frente Cumbiero, Fair Nick Stars, Victor Uwaifo, "Dany Play", Quantic Y Su Conjunto Los Miticos Del Ritmo, Roaring Lion and more! The basis is the Sofrito parties that began in East London in the mid 80s, where lovers of vintage Latin and African dance music got together and brought tropical grooves to an appreciative British club scene. It's great stuff all the way! Titles include "Quiero Amanacer" by Banda Los Hikos De La Nina Luz, "Je Ne Bois Pas Beaucomp" by Les Ya Toupas Du Zaire, "Arrete Mal Parle" by Fair Nick Stars, "Descarga Bontempi" by El Timba, "Fa'Waka (Pt 1)" by Dany Play, "Cumbia De Mochilla" by Quantic Y Su Conjunto Los Miticos Del Ritmo, "Yiri Yiri Boum" by Gnonnas Pedro" and more. 15 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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EL V & The GardenhouseEl Doctor/Tamarita (colored vinyl) ... 7-inch
Tropical Diaspora (Germany), 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $12.99
"El Doctor" is a lively little number with a nice hint of revolution – performed here by a combo from Italy, but with a very South American vibe! The percussion is upbeat, the horns punch along with the groove, and the rolling lyrics are nice and compelling – and the flipside features "Tamarita", a tune with a bit more of a sing-song vibe! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition red colored vinyl.)

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La Dame Blanche2 ... LP
Tropical Diaspora (Germany), 2016. New Copy ... $9.99
A strong album from Yaite Ramos Rodriguez, aka La Dame Blanche – a Cuban-born, Paris-based singer, MC, flautist and percussionist – in set that mixes modern hip hop, cumbia, and dancehall-inspired urban production! The modern sound is pretty great, and her voice is really wonderful – singing and rhyming in Spanish, with a sound that's pretty wonderful – we're not sweating the language barrier, with a vibe as compelling as this! Titles include "Romantica", "William", "Yo Quiero", "Se Me Nota", "Olga", "Fresca", "Traka" feat Jose Luis El Nino, "Partir De 18 feat Bionik, "Yo Quiero Trabajar", "Dady Dady" and more. 12 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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Sebastiao TapajosBrasilidade ... CD
Tropical (Germany), 1990. Used ... $9.99
Mostly solo work from guitarist Sebastiao Tapajos – but a set that also features a bit of extra guitar from Marco Pereira on a few of the tracks! The sound is up-close and intimate – played in a legacy of Brazilian acoustic guitar that stretches back through Villa-Lobos, but which is brought into nicely personal focus by Baden Powell – whose 70s style Tapajos is probably closest too here. Titles include "Vila Rica", "Repentes", "Olinda Medieval", "Criancas Da Minha Terra", "Perere", and "Rancheira". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ La Fanfarria Del CapitanLa Giravada ... LP
Tropical Diaspora (Germany), 2017. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An Argentine group, but one who work here in a whole flurry of global styles – an inventive mish-mash of elements that even seems to have a slight Balkan flavor at times too! The core sound is a blend of romping rhythms and very right horns – held together by melodic currents on guitar and accordion, as well as both male and female vocals – all done without any remixing or programs at all, just live (and very lively!) instrumentation from the group! The music has a joyously leaping quality throughout, but also some nice melancholy currents amidst the grooves – and titles include "Nadi Te Quiso", "Via Nacionale", "Yayegue", "La Flor Y El Libro", "Valdivostok", and "La Marcheta". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Jorge BenPersonalidade ... LP
Philips (Brazil), Late 60s-Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
12 amazing tracks by this fantastic Brazilian artist! Unlike some of the other LPs in the Personalidade series, this one's got killer stuff all the way through – most of which is not available easily on CD. Jorge's work is always fantastic during this period – and the set's a masterpiece of funky soulful samba grooves! Titles include "Que Pena", "Take It Easy My Brother Charles", "Que Maravilha", "Pais Tropical", "Chove Chuva", and "Rita Jeep". Nice stuff! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Spanish pressing. Cover has an old price sticker on back.)

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Max CillaLa Flute Des Mornes Vol 1 ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Traditional sounds from Martinique – but played in a very jazzy way by fluteman Max Cilla – whose instrument glides and soars over a range of lively percussion! The group features a bit of piano and bass, but the various drums really lead the sound – as does Cilla's flute, which takes on so many wonderful tones over the course of the album's nicely long tracks! The notes almost make the set appear to be more of an ethnographic album – but Cilla wrote all the tunes himself, from a very modern perspective – and recorded the album in Paris, with a very hip sound. Titles include "Ballad Dans La Foret D'Ajoupa Bouillon", "La Flute Des Mornes", "La Ronde Des Ecoliers", "Crespuscule Tropical", and "La Baie Du Robert". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gal CostaGal (1969) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
Heady heady work from the legendary Gal Costa – caught here right at her early best, smack dab in the middle of the Tropicalia years! The album's one of Gal's legendary collaborations with arranger Rogerio Duprat – and it's very much in the spirit of her other incredible session from 1969, but also features some even heavier and more tripped out guitar – in a way that really pushes the psychedelic aspect of the work! The sound here is really amazing – very fuzzy and freaky at times, in ways that make the album one of the most rocking sets of the entire Tropicalia scene, but in ways that still hang onto the quirky experimental qualities of work by Os Mutantes or Caetano Veloso. Gal's vocals really rip out amazingly at times – light years away from the sweet sound of the late 70s, and more in the frenetic, urgent style you'd expect from the politically-charged scene that spawned the set. Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil join Gal on a great version of "Pais Tropical", Jards Macale guest stars on the classic "Empty Boat" – and other tracks include "Tuareg", "Meu Nome E Gal", "Pulsars E Quasars", and "Cultura E Civilizaco". Essential! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Peter CroceAgape/Maracatu Detroit/Bufe Bufe ... 12-inch
Rocksteady Disco, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99
Afro-Brazil inspired club grooves from Rocksteady Disco honco Peter Croce! "Agape" builts slow from a beat, with warmer vibe in the near distance that comes on in full as it progresses. "Maractu Detroit" mexicans electronic beats and more organic, tropical atmosphere with the latter sound kicking in strongly after the sparer beat driven opening minute or so. The closer "Bufe Bufe" makes really good use of vocals for slightly different approach. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Guido & Maurizio De AngelisIl Signor Robinson, Mostruosa Storia D'Amore E D'Avventura ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1976. Used ... $16.99
An Italian comedy take on the story of Robinson Crusoe – one that's served up with lots of light musical touches, thanks to the team of Guido and Maurizio DeAngelis! The music here is a blend of tropical themes and some of the comedic 70s modes you'd guess from the cover art – rootsier percussion and a bit of light ukulele to create the "island" elements – and some warmer, fuller passages that evoke the Italian placement of the film – although overall, the music is probably more attuned to the acoustic elements than most of its type from the time. CD features 15 tracks from the film – plus the 7" single versions of "Signor Robinson" and "L'Isola Di Robinson". CD

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DelegationPromise Of Love ... LP
State, 1977. Very Good ... $6.99
The classic first album from Delegation – a great male soul trio from the late 70s, and one who sound great on both sweet mellow tunes and more upbeat ones! Delegation have a sound that's quite unique, especially on this album – a groove with slightly tropical traces on some numbers, and a way of putting over a tune that borrows a bit from the earlier east coast harmony scene, but which wraps things up in a completely different style of production. The balance is hard to describe accurately, but it's definitely a standout for the time – and a real maturation of an earlier male soul group mode. Titles here include the famous break track "Oh Honey", plus "The Promise Of Love", "Mr Heartbreak", "Where Is The Love", "Soul Trippin", and "Let Me Take You To The Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Martin DennyLatin Village ... LP
Liberty, 1964. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Martin Denny changes the rhythms from tropical to Latin here – but the overall groove is still highly in his best exotica mode, and nicely augmented by some additional instrumentation! There's some traces here of the shift in production for instrumental music from the time – a bit of electric bass echoing out at the bottom of some cuts, more echo than usual on the piano lines, and a floating quality that's almost even more sublime than the original Liberty sessions. But the core Denny elements are also still in place – tinkling piano, island percussion, and a playful approach to familiar rhythms that never fails to please. The Latin is more of a nod to harder Latin modes than anything else, but it does make for a nice, if subtle change – one that works especially well when Denny's piano is out front, but compressed a bit in the mix. Titles include "Flying Down To Rio", "Ho Ba La La", "Something Latin", "Girl From Ipanema", and "Latin Village". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Martin DennyLatin Village/Versatile Martin Denny ... CD
Liberty/Vocalion (UK), 1963/1964. Used ... $14.99
A great illustration of the way that Martin Denny expanded his groove in the 60s – on some sweetly inventive records like this! On Latin Village, Martin Denny changes the rhythms from tropical to Latin – but the overall groove is still highly in his best exotica mode, and nicely augmented by some additional instrumentation! There's some traces here of the shift in production for instrumental music from the time – a bit of electric bass echoing out at the bottom of some cuts, more echo than usual on the piano lines, and a floating quality that's almost even more sublime than the original Liberty sessions. But the core Denny elements are also still in place – tinkling piano, island percussion, and a playful approach to familiar rhythms that never fails to please. The Latin is more of a nod to harder Latin modes than anything else, but it does make for a nice, if subtle change – one that works especially well when Denny's piano is out front, but compressed a bit in the mix. Titles include "Flying Down To Rio", "Ho Ba La La", "Something Latin", "Girl From Ipanema", and "Latin Village". The Versatile Martin Denny definitely lives up to the versatile in the title – working through a whole host of different 50s and 60s easy tunes – played in ways that are much wider-ranging than usual! Some are percussive and slightly exotic, some have more strings and tinkling piano, and some get slightly playful instrumentation – in a very nice way. Titles include "Little Bird", "Theme From Mondo Cane", "Exotique Bossa Nova", "Quiet Village Bossa Nova", and "Strawberry Tree". CD

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John EdwardsLife, Love, & Living ... LP
Cotillion, 1976. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A stellar solo set from John Edwards – one of the tightest talents of the southern scene in the mid 70s, and a singer who would later break big with The Spinners! This album's got a really unique vibe – with some slight tropical touches hinted at by the cover image – and some deeper production from David Porter down at the Malaco and Ardent Studios – which ensures that the deep soul component of the music still stays strong! The whole thing's unlike anything else we can think of – and is a definite bridge between 70s soul scenes at the time – echoes of folks like Al Green or Sam Dees, but a tighter approach at points too. Titles include "You, Trouble, & Me", "That's That", "The Key To My Life", and "Baby, Hold On To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a tracklist sticker.)

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Eric GaleBlue Horizon/Island Breeze ... CD
Elektra/BGO (UK), 1982/1983. New Copy ... $14.99
Smooth fusion from guitarist Eric Gale – 2 80s albums for Elektra, back to back on one CD! Island Breeze has a sound that lives up to its name – one with slight tropical touches in the rhythms and the instrumentation, and a way of recording Gale's guitar that brings out a bit more brightness in the tone. Arrangements are by Bob James and Jimmy Kachulis – and titles include "Boardwalk", "We'll Make It", "Island Breeze", "Dark Romance", and "I Know That's Right". Blue Horizon is a bit more focused – a record with a style that's still relatively smooth, yet a bit more in the mode that we like on Gale's 70s work. The core group features some nice keyboards from Peter Schott and drums from Freddie Waits – and Hugh Masekela guests on flugelhorn on a bit of the album. Tracks have a solidly fusion-based approach, yet are relaxedly soulful, never with too much jamming – and titles include "When Tokyo", "Clock A Pa", "Call Me At The Same Number", "97th & Columbus", "Wait Until The City Sleeps", "Blue Horizon", and "Mako D'Amour". CD

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GimmicksGimmicks Of Sweden ... LP
Polydor (Sweden), 1972. Very Good+ ... $28.99
One of the grooviest records cut by this incredibly groovy combo! The Gimmicks are a sweet pop harmony combo from Sweden – in a style that's a lot like Brasil 66 or Bossa Rio – and like the work of those two in the early 70s, this 1972 set shows The Gimmicks expanding their sound a lot, picking up influences from 70s LA pop, electric samba from Brazil, and some of the hipper styles of European pop-oriented grooves. The record's got a sparkling electric sound and some really wonderful harmonies – and tracks include "Que Maravilha", "Once I Loved", "Somewhere In The Hills", "Colours Of Love", "It's Too Late Baby", "Ye Me Le", "Pais Tropical", and "Stone Slipper Cindy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese reissue pressing – still quite rare!)

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Masaru ImadaBlue Marine ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $22.99
Japanese pianist Masaru Imada is in his best fusion mode here – working with great help from American players Tom Browne on trumpet, Grover Washington Jr on soprano and tenor sax, Steve Khan on guitar, Anthony Jackson on bass, and Steve Jordan on drums! Imada plays both acoustic and electric piano, and the set has that perfect mix that happened with the best albums of this type – when a brilliant Japanese jazz musician came into contact with the cream of the crop of the American electric jazz scene – on a record that's got a strong sense of soul throughout! Things are tight, but never too slick or commercial – again that special balance that makes so many Japanese fusion projects so different than the smoother American work of the period. Titles include "Tropical Butterfly", "Jumpin Dolphin", "Seacret Sounds", "Blue Marine", "Angelfish", and "Smile For You". CD
Also available Blue Marine ... LP 11.99

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Masaru ImadaBlue Marine ... LP
Trio/Full House (Japan), 1982. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Japanese pianist Masaru Imada is in his best fusion mode here – working with great help from American players Tom Browne on trumpet, Grover Washington Jr on soprano and tenor sax, Steve Khan on guitar, Anthony Jackson on bass, and Steve Jordan on drums! Imada plays both acoustic and electric piano, and the set has that perfect mix that happened with the best albums of this type – when a brilliant Japanese jazz musician came into contact with the cream of the crop of the American electric jazz scene – on a record that's got a strong sense of soul throughout! Things are tight, but never too slick or commercial – again that special balance that makes so many Japanese fusion projects so different than the smoother American work of the period. Titles include "Tropical Butterfly", "Jumpin Dolphin", "Seacret Sounds", "Blue Marine", "Angelfish", and "Smile For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Filipino pressing on A&W/Horizon. Cover has some wear.)
Also available Blue Marine ... CD 22.99

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Masaru ImadaCarnival (with bonus track) ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $22.99
Masaru Imada gets a bit tropical here, but also picks up some great help on horns – thanks to guest work from the Brecker Brothers, whose performance on a few tracks really help give the set a strong soul fusion vibe! The core sounds come from Imada's quintet – which has the leader playing both acoustic and Fender Rhodes, with guitar, bass, drums, and percussion – and on those tracks that feature the Breckers, the whole thing really comes together – with that richness of sound and surprising current of soul that we love on the best Japanese fusion albums of the time. Even the non-Brecker tracks are pretty great – and titles include "Ripples In Recife", "Surf Dance", "Sunset Walk", "Gentle Breeze", and "Carnival". CD features a bonus radio edit of "Carnival". CD

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✨✧ Bob James & Earl KlughOne On One ... LP
CTI, 1979. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $2.99
A mellow mainstream fusion classic from the 70s – one that paired the gentle guitar of Earl Klugh with the sweet keyboards of Bob James – in a set that's filled with plenty of warm and laidback touches! The mode here takes off some of the darker edges from James' earlier sound, and softens it nicely with Klugh's colorful approach to the guitar – a slightly tropical mode at times, and one that dances breezily along with help from Ralph MacDonald, Ron Carter, Harvey Mason, and Gary King. Titles include the lovely "Mallorca", plus "I'll Never See You Smile Again", "Kari", "The Afterglow", "Love Lips", and "Winding River". LP, Vinyl record album

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Earl KlughWishful Thinking ... CD
Capitol, 1984. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Smooth fusion from one of the greats – and although an 80s set, a record that still holds onto most of the best warmth of Earl Klugh's earlier years! The production is surprisingly laidback at points – never too many 80s gimmicks or easy attempts at a hit – and Earl plays with arrangements from Dave Matthews, Don Sebesky, and Johnny Mandel – all top-shelf talents who know best how to keep the sound in line. All tracks are Klugh originals – and tunes include "Tropical Legs", "Wishful Thinking", "A Natural Thing", "All The Time", and "The Only One For Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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Mighty SparrowHot & Sweet ... LP
Warner, 1974. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A bit late to be classic calypso, but a really stunning example of the style – recorded by Mighty Sparrow for Warner with some very hip production by Van Dyke Parks! The record's not only one of the best-produced that Sparrow also cut, it's also a great illustration of the different styles that were brewing up in Van Dyke's music of the time as well – that cool tropical vibe that shows up in Discover America and some other albums – presented here with a bit more authenticity. Sparrow's lyrics are as sharp as ever, and the backings are great too – nice and tight, with arrangements by Earl Rodney, and orchestrations from Asquith Clarke. Titles include "Sparrow Dead", "Hello People", "Mr Walker", "More Cock", "Jane", "Maria", "Who She Go Cry For", and "English Diplomacy". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ SplendorSplendor ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Very Good+ ... $8.99
The only full length set we've ever seen from Splendor – a great little group who record here with some help from Philip Bailey, in a sound that's got plenty of Earth Wind & Fire touches! The sound is kind of in the groove laid down by EWF, but slightly mellower and more laidback – occasionally with some breezy and tropical touches that give Splendor their own sort of style. Vocals are both male and female on most tracks – with contributions from Bailey, Robert Nunn, Dianne Reeves, and Clydene Jackson – and titles include "Sunny Side Up", "Follow Your Dream", "A Brighter Day", "Carnival", "All Night Long", and "Always On Your Side". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the lyric sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp, tracklist sticker, large name in marker, and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ VariousGroovy Vol 6 – A Collection Of Rare Jazzy Club Tracks ... CD
Irma (Italy), 1970s. New Copy ... $15.99
Latin, jazz, funk, and soul – the best-ever volume in this always-great series, and a real treasure throughout! The set was put together by Luca Trevisi of LTJ Xperience, and it's steeped in his rich knowledge of classic vinyl and obscure groovers. Every cut's a winner, and the set bubbles over with a soulful finish that shows that Luca really has his ears in the right place – going for the subtle cuts that really hold up over time, and which make a compilation like this as exciting as finding a rare record from the 70s! Titles include "To Prove My Love" by Ned Doheny, "Never Gonna Let You Go" by Curtis Lundy, "Motherland" by Jon Lucien, "Vibe Samba" by Velho 4, "Neo Terra" by Freddie Hubbard, "Free" by Seawind, "Trying Hard To Look Inside" by Waters, "Comin Over Me" by Willie Bobo, "Kashba" by Angel Poco Gatti, "Tiki Tiki Donga" by Syreeta, "Fever" by Patti Drew, and "Pais Tropical" by Augusto Martelli. CD

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VariousIt's A Groovy Thing Vol 3 – The Amazing Jazz Funk Sax Sound ... CD
Irma (Italy), Late 90s/2000s. New Copy ... $15.99
The third volume in this wonderful series from Irma Records – and, like the rest, a great reminder of the way the label revived a classic jazz funk mode back in the 90s – at a time when few folks were willing to give it a try, and almost never got it this right! Saxophone is the lead instrument on most of these tracks, but there's also plenty more going on too – great grooves, warm keyboards, and a soulful current that shows the Italian scene really maturing and finding its own voice. The retro style of the cover is well-placed, but most of these tracks have a nice contemporary crackle too – and titles include "Strange Days" by Italian Secret Service, "Lolita" by Michel Villari, "Dwellers Of The Parallel World" by Napolageles, "Manhattan Skyline" by Black Mighty Wax, "Close To My Heart" by Jestofunk, "Shape Your Life" by Live Tropical Fish, "Life" by Bossa Nostra, "Gate 74" by Redsolution, and "Instant Love" by Aaron Tesser & New Jazz Affair. CD
 
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Orquesta MaravillasDelicias Tropicales ... LP
Decca, 1966. Sealed ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ VariousShow Direitos Humanos No Banquete Dos Mendigos (3CD set) ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 1973. Used 3CD ... Out Of Stock
One of those magical moments in Brazilian music – an all-star concert that brings together some of the most compelling talents of the time, all in performances that are a great change from their studio material! This special show – put together by Jards Macale in 1973 – rivals some of the better-preserved Festival performances of the late 60s, which led to the growth of Tropicalia and the shift in Brazilian music after the bossa years. The music here is every bit as important – almost a re-grounding in Brazil, after some troubled years – and the 3CD set is brought back from the original master tapes recorded by Macale in 1973, with a few songs apiece by artists who include Milton Nascimento, Gal Costa, Paulinho Da Viola, Edu Lobo, Jorge Mautner, Luiz Gonzaga Jr, Johnny Alf, Chico Buarque, Raul Seixas, Luiz Melodia, Pedro Dos Santos, and even Macale himself! 44 tracks in all – and a great document of this moment! CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase.)

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Arnaldo BaptistaLoki (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polygram/Polysom (Brazil), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
A freaky little solo album by Arnaldo Baptista of Os Mutantes – a set that's every bit as wild as you might guess from the cover! The album was recorded right after the first few classics by Os Mutantes – in 1974 – and Baptista wrote all of the songs, except for one, which lists "Os Mutantes" in the credits – which is an illustration of how strongly the sound of the record is tied to that group. Unlike the vocals of the group albums, though, the tracks feature Arnaldo's booze-drenched vocals right up front – with backing by piano, and some very theatrical arrangements that are quite different than the work of his earlier Tropicalia group. The record is tough to describe – sort of a mix of early 70s Euro singer/songwriter trends, particularly those of the Saravah scene – with maybe a bit of post-psych rock, with piano as the most dominant instrument in the mix. There's a surprisingly personal feel to the whole thing – and titles include "Uma Pessoa So", "Nao Estou Nem Ai", "Desculpe", "E Facil", and "Navegar De Novo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Erasmo CarlosCarlos, Erasmo – Erasmo Carlos (1971) ... CD
Philips/Light In The Attic, 1971. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
Erasmo Carlos sounds even cooler here than usual – still working with tunes penned with his brother Roberto – but also taking on music by Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben, and Marcos Valle too! There's a heady undercurrent to the record that's maybe a filtering-through of an earlier Tropicalia vibe – a mode that Erasmo never embraced, but which leaves its impression in some of the more striking arrangements here – especially in the way things trip out at all the best times! Fuzzy guitar and offbeat production really add a lot to the set – and titles include "Maria Joana", "Agora Ninguem Chora Mais", "26 Anos De Vida Normal", "Cica Cecilia", "Mundo Deserto", "Sodoma E Gomorra", "Masculino Feminio", and "De Noite Na Cama". CD

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Erasmo CarlosSonhos E Memorias 1941 to 1972 ... CD
Polydor/Light In The Attic, 1972. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
A record filled with cover images that run from Richard Nixon to Elvis Presley, to Mick Jagger, Caetano Veloso, Chairman Mao, Jorge Ben, Jimi Hendrix, and Andy Warhol – and a set whose sound definitely seems to live up to such heady company from the 20th century! Erasmo Carlos is at his inventive best here – very playfully creative, yet in a way that refines his style from his trippier years – almost a reinvention of the singer's approach for a new generation of MPB – in a manner that some of the Tropicalia artists were doing at the time. The songwriting and production are great – and if the album were in English, it may well have been a global hit (although it did pretty well at home back in Brazil!) – and titles include "Mane Joao", "Largo Da Segunda Feira", "Sabado Morto", "E Proibido Fumar", "Preciso Encontrar Um Amigo", and "Mundo Cao". CD
Also available Sonhos E Memorias 1941 to 1972 (180 gram pressing) ... LP 21.99

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Erasmo CarlosSonhos E Memorias 1941 to 1972 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Light In The Attic, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $21.99 23.98
A record filled with cover images that run from Richard Nixon to Elvis Presley, to Mick Jagger, Caetano Veloso, Chairman Mao, Jorge Ben, Jimi Hendrix, and Andy Warhol – and a set whose sound definitely seems to live up to such heady company from the 20th century! Erasmo Carlos is at his inventive best here – very playfully creative, yet in a way that refines his style from his trippier years – almost a reinvention of the singer's approach for a new generation of MPB – in a manner that some of the Tropicalia artists were doing at the time. The songwriting and production are great – and if the album were in English, it may well have been a global hit (although it did pretty well at home back in Brazil!) – and titles include "Mane Joao", "Largo Da Segunda Feira", "Sabado Morto", "E Proibido Fumar", "Preciso Encontrar Um Amigo", and "Mundo Cao". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sonhos E Memorias 1941 to 1972 ... CD 13.99

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Gal CostaEstratoferica – Ao Vivo ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2017. New Copy 2CD ... $29.99
A nice little live set that follows off the same sort of energy as the studio album Estratoferica – which has Gal Costa coming across with a more youthful vibe than she's had in years! As with that record, Gal's working here with a group of younger musicians – players who bring more rock currents to the music than you might expect, with especially strong use of electric guitar and keyboards – which Costa matches with a surprising degree of power in her voice! The tunes are pretty straightforward – no Tropicalia experiments here –but the overall approach still feels more 70s MPB than much of Gal's more recent material. Titles include "Meu Nome E Gal", "Estratosferica", "Por Um Fio", "Cabelo", "Quando Voce Olha Pra Ela", "Casca", "Dez Anjos", "Nao Identificado", "Mal Secreto", "Ecstasy", "Os Alquimistas Estao Chegando", and "Por Baixo". CD

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Gal CostaO Carnaval De Gal ... LP
Philips (Brazil), 1970s/Early 80s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A collection of Gal Costa's work from the 70s, plus a few added tracks from the early 80s. Most of this material was recorded in the post-Tropicalia years, but it's still strong stuff – showing Gal as one of Brazil's best vocalists of the time. Titles include "O Bater De Tambor", "Bloco De Brazer", "E Luxo So", "Festa Do Interior", "Grande Final", "Estamos Ai", "Massa Real", "Balance", "Canta Brasil", "Pegando Fogo", and "Olhos Verdes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker on the opening.)

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Gal CostaProfana ... LP
RCA (Brazil), 1984. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A warmly jazzy album from Gal Costa – much more so than you'd expect from her slightly creepy white face on the cover! There's a fair bit of keyboards in the instrumentation – usually stepping around with a relatively mellow feel, which lets Gal concentrate on ballads and gently soulful numbers – all put together by a variety of arrangers who include Lincoln Olivetti, Paulo Ramiro, Luizinho Avelar, and Cleberson Horst. The sound is light years from the Tropicalia generation, but Gal more than proves herself to be a good interpreter in any situation. Titles include "Nada Mais", "Ave Nossa", "Vaca Profana", "Tililingo", "Cabeca Feita", and "Chuva De Prata". LP, Vinyl record album
(Argentine pressing.)

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Miguel De DeusBlack Soul Brothers ... CD
Lion, New Copy ... About December 15, 2017 (delayed)
Fantastic work from Miguel De Deus – an artist with more than enough funky talent to live up to the ambitious title of the album – given that he started his career working in the famous Os Brazoes combo! That group were a key part of the Tropicalia years, and mixed up a heady brew of funk and psych – and by the time of these tracks, Miguel is out on his own, working in an even more soul-drenched style that shares plenty with the New York funk scene of the time – particularly the sharp, tight modes of Fatback Band, and some of the groups recording for the De-Lite Records label! Lyrics are all in Portuguese, but the grooves are very universal – and the album's got a sort of global funk appeal that you'll only find in a rare few records from the Samba Soul generation of the 70s. Titles include "Black Soul Brother", "Cinco Anos", "Mister Funk", "Flaca Louca", "Pode Se Queimar", and "Fabrica De Papeis". CD

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FagnerAve Noturna ... LP
Continental (Brazil), 1976. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Excellent early work from Raimundo Fagner, with an edge that you don't ever get in his later recordings! The album's a mix of post-Tropicalia MPB styles – with some of Caetano's intimate songwriting, and a fair bit of rock influences sneaking into the mix, but often supressed in the arrangements in ways that make the best of a sharp-edged guitar, or a sadness-tinged minor chord. Titles include "Astro Vagabundo", "Riacho Do Navio", "Fracasso", "A Palo Seco", "Ultima Mentira", and "Estrada De Santana". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original insert.)

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Vernon JoynsonPotpouri Of Melodies & Mayhem – Latin American & Canadian Rock, Pop, Beat, R&B, Folk, Garage, Psych, & Prog 1963 to 1976 (paperback) ... Book
Borderline (Scotland), 2017. New Copy Book ... $79.99 99.99
A long-overdue book from this legendary expert on psychedelia – a huge volume that matches the depth of Vernon Joynson's Tapestry Of Delights, but which looks at the rich legacy of music in Canada and Latin America! If you think there's not much to talk about here, then think again – because the book is huge, and overflowing with page after page of information on groups who never got full exposure at the time – amazing acts who were plenty darn experimental, and often in ways that were different than Anglo psych artists at the time. The book even gets into richer strands of Brazilian music – rightly giving Tropicalia and MPB artists some overdue credit in the world of psych – and the book offers up listings on hundreds of groups, along with information on their members, their record, and their histories – alongside hundreds of album covers too. The whole thing is huge – a super-heavy 884 pages, very large and detailed – with most images in black and white, but some color images in the middle. Book

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✨✧ LimonadaLimonada ... LP
Sondor/Lion, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
An amazing little record from the free-thinking scene in Uruguay at the end of the 60s – a strange mix of styles, but a brilliant one too! Limonada only ever cut this one record, but it's a real masterpiece – a blend of 60s beat group instrumentation, candomble rhythms, and some of the headier styles floating around the Brazilian and Peruvian scenes at the time – modes that were experimental, but always playful, and are handled here by Limonada in a sound that's instantly appealing, no matter what your language or politics! The record has a tremendously groovy sound from the very start – a compressed, slightly psychedelic sound that features lots of weird twists and turns, but always moves back into a straightforward groove in the nick of time. The production alone is worth the price of admission – at a level similar too, but rougher than, some of the Tropicalia work of the time – and titles include "Ojos Que Miran Lejos", "Pies Descalzos", "Lejos Estas", "Barrio De Casas Bajas", "Veo Luz En La Ventana", "Cambiar La Rosa", and "Viejo Tambor". Deluxe reissue package too – heavy vinyl and cover, and an insert with notes! LP, Vinyl record album

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Novos BaianosAcabou Chorare ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1972. New Copy ... About November 15, 2017 (delayed)
Certainly one of the greatest albums by this excellent (and oft-overlooked!) group from the 70s! The band of young Bahians deliver a great mix of tracks tinged with bits of rock, funky samba, and even a few psychedelic influences – with alternating male and female vocals, and some excellent songwriting that places the record right up there with some of the best work by Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil from the same time! We love this one to death, and find it to be one of the few records by the group that we return to again and again – a real post-Tropicalia classic that's filled with great songs. Tracks include "Preta Pretinha", "Besta E Tu", "A Menina Danca", "Swing De Campo Grande", and "Tinindo Trincando". CD
Also available Acabou Chorare (remastered edition) ... CD 16.99

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Os MutantesDivina Comedia Ou Ando Meio Desligado (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Polysom (Brazil), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
The third album from the legendary Os Mutantes – part of the essential trio of sides released during the Tropicalia years! The record's got a sound that's tighter and a bit more straightforward than their previous efforts – stricter song formats, and styles that lean heavily on rockish guitars and organ. But as the odd cover images on the front and back will attest, the band is still in a very creatively arty mode here – still working strongly with arranger Rogerio Duprat, in a wash of sounds and moods that fold contemporary music back upon itself with plenty of odd twists, turns, and surprises! Titles include "Desculpe Babe", "Oh Mulher Infiel", "Quem Tem Medo De Brincar De Amor", "Hey Boy", "Haleluia", "Ave, Lucifer", and "Meu Refrigerador Nao Funciona". LP, Vinyl record album

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Marcos RobertoMarcos Roberto ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 1968. New Copy ... $16.99
Groovy 60s pop from Brazil – a set cut at a time when the Tropicalia scene was beginning to take root, but with a vibe that's still very strongly in the mode of the Jovem Guarda years! Marcos Roberto provides a good deal of his own material here – tunes that go way past the simple covers of American music done by some of his contemporaries – at a level that shows the singer maybe reaching towards some of the growth that would expand in the 70s MPB years for other artists – although still often coming across with some of the jauntier rock styles of the time. Titles include "Chega", "Eu Tenho Amor", "Entenda", "Sera", "Em Voce Algo Estranho Eu Notei", and "Um Amor Um Carinho". CD

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Pedro SantosKrishnanda ... CD
CBS/Mr Bongo (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99 11.98
A totally unique album from the Brazilian scene of the 60s – a set that was recorded right in the middle of the big Tropicalia years, but which has more of the earthier touches that would emerge in the Brazilian scene during the 70s! Yet there's also a sense of tight arrangement here too – a bit like the soulful crackle that came from some of the EMI/Odeon sessions, but served up with a more folklyric sense of instrumentation – lots of percussion, cuica, and other regional elements – sometimes topped with a single horn, or maybe just a string flourish – but never in a way that dampens the earthy energy at the core! The sound is fantastic – mostly instrumental, although with some spare vocals too – and titles include "Agua Viva", "Ritual Negro", "Desengano Da Vista", "Dual", "Arabindu", "Quem Sou Eu", "Advertencia", and "Sem Sombra". CD
Also available Krishnanda ... LP 23.99

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Pedro SantosKrishnanda ... LP
CBS/Mr Bongo (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
A totally unique album from the Brazilian scene of the 60s – a set that was recorded right in the middle of the big Tropicalia years, but which has more of the earthier touches that would emerge in the Brazilian scene during the 70s! Yet there's also a sense of tight arrangement here too – a bit like the soulful crackle that came from some of the EMI/Odeon sessions, but served up with a more folklyric sense of instrumentation – lots of percussion, cuica, and other regional elements – sometimes topped with a single horn, or maybe just a string flourish – but never in a way that dampens the earthy energy at the core! The sound is fantastic – mostly instrumental, although with some spare vocals too – and titles include "Agua Viva", "Ritual Negro", "Desengano Da Vista", "Dual", "Arabindu", "Quem Sou Eu", "Advertencia", and "Sem Sombra". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Krishnanda ... CD 10.99

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Chico Science & Nacao ZumbiDa Lama Ao Caos (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Chaos/Polysom (Brazil), Early 90s. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
A mad mix of loud guitar, wild samples, and heavy Brazilian percussion – all nicely topped with the soulful vocals of Chico Science! The record's one of the group's earlier ones, and it's filled with a sense of raw power and experimentation that easily demonstrates why the band grabbed so much attention so quickly. Forget all those cliches you keep hearing about the postmodern power of Tropicalia – this stuff's equally as complex, and filled with bits and pieces you wouldn't even imagine! Titles include "Da Lama Ao Caos", "Salusatiano Song", "Riso Flora", "Coco Dub", "Rios, Pontes & Overdrives", and "A Cidade", which has a nice little snippet from Mark E Smith! LP, Vinyl record album

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Raul SeixasKrig-Ha Bandolo (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
An incredible album from Brazilian rock legend Raul Seixas – easily one of the most important artists to emerge after the Tropicalia generation – and a singer with a sound that's as striking as his image on the cover! The album's got an explosive blend of styles – everything from psychedelic samba to country rock to easy rock tunes – all bound together by the strong sense of presence that helped Seixas elevate to become one of Brazili's most controversial rock stars of the time, all with the kind of legacy you might expect from the cover image! The sound is great – very different than what American and Anglo groups were doing at the time, although with sly nods to their modes from time to time – and titles include the English track "How Could I Know", plus "As Minas Do Rei Salomao", "Mosca Na Sopa", "Cachorro", "Al Capone", and the strange electronic "Introducao". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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