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Pedro Garcia and his Del Prado OrchestraTropical Cruise ... LP
Audio Fidelity, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Sort of trad Euro easy listening, with a slight Latiny feel to it. The nicest bit's the cover, which has a pompous English-looking chap sitting on a ship's deck, peering over a book on butterflies to stare at a sexy woman in a bikini. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a streak of marker on back.)

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Los Pleneros De La 21/Quinteto CriolloPuerto Rico Tropical ... CD
Latitudes, 1997. Used ... $2.99
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Paz AntiguanaTropical Soul/First Round ... 7-inch
Holy Cane Spirit (France), 2013. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $3.99
A groovy take on Latin Soul from this ultra-chic French combo! "Tropical Soul" bubbles along with soulful trombone in the lead, and this cool piano line dancing over percussion – while two female singers work together to create a very sunny vibe on the lyrics! "First Round" is jazzier, with great sounds from the twin trombones – and a piano part that really takes off once things get going! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Tropical PanamaEl Mejor ... CD
Fonovisa, 1993. Used ... $0.99
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(Out of print.)

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VariousTropical Disco Treasures ... CD
Essential, New Copy ... About May 5, 2016 (delayed)
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✨✧ Michel Magne & His OrchestraTropical Fantasy ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful lost bit of Exotica from the early 60's! Michel Magne recorded this "adventure in exotic sounds and percussion" in the Barclay Studios in Paris – as one of the excellent albums he cut in France before moving onto more famous soundtracks – and the set's got a wonderful mix of percussion, woodwinds, vibes, and piano – but also features tiny bit of tape manipulation, which gives the whole thing an even groovier sound! The feel is way cooler than the usual exotica groove – key proof of Magne's early musical vision – and titles include "Congo", "Tabu", "Sahara", "Two Silhouettes", and "Tropical". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jimi TenorOrder Of Nothingness/Tropical Eel ... 7-inch
Philophon (Finland), 2016. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jimi Tenor's never given us "nothingness" before – and he's certainly not about to do it here – given the heavy vibe and spiritual current of this very hip single! The record follows nicely in the same vein as Tenor's recent album-length work – a mix of his earlier funk elements with stronger influences from spiritual jazz – nicely compacted around a soulful vocal on the a-side, and given a bit more of an offbeat Ethio reed twist on "Tropical Eel"! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ James White & The BlacksContort Yourself/Tropical Heatwave ... 12-inch
Ze, 1978. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A punky dancefloor classic! This is the snapping jazzy version of "Contort Yourself" mixed by August Darnell, a standout tune in the New York scene of the post-punk years! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousBig Box Of Afrosound – Rare & Hard To Find Tropical Tracks From Disco Fuentes (10 x 7" singles) ... 7-inch
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 10 x 7" ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really sweet collection of grooves – titled after the Afrosound combo who lead off the set, and featuring a wealth of vintage tracks from the legendary Colombian label Disco Fuentes! Like some of the best work on that imprint, the styles here are a really wonderful blend of modes – from African rhythms to Cuban roots to New York inflections – with a lot of sweet Central American elements thrown into the mix, too! And although Fuentes later recorded a fair bit of crossover pop or mainstream cumbia, the work here is much more earthy overall – as you'll hear in the selection of tracks that includes "Caliventura" by Afrosound, "Batukacuto" by Tita Duva/El Nuevo Ritmo De Roberto Rey, "Cumbia De Sal" by Cumbias En Moog, "El Vampiro" by Los Corraleros De Majagual, "Tamba" by Wganda Kenya, "Cien Anos" by Peregoyo Y Su Combo Vacana, and "Cachumbembe" by Fruko Y Sus Tesos. Very cool package – ten 7" singles, in a limited box! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousPanama! Vol 2 – Latin Sounds, Cumbia Tropical & Calypso Funk On The Isthmus 1967 to 1977 (promo version) ... CD
Soundway (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Promo version, but with full book included with the regular CD!)

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✨✧ Fruko & Joe ArroyoRebelion Tropical – The Very Best Of Fruko & Joe Arroyo ... CD
Nascente (UK), Late 60s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A wicked dip into Colombian music – focused around the work of two true giants of the scene! CD1 features 21 massive tracks from Fruko – one of the hardest-hitting artists working in Colombia in the 70s – often in a sound that starts out in New York salsa, but takes all these weird little twists and turns as it adapts to the local rhythms! Joe Arroyo's tracks start where Fruko's leave off – pushing the groove even more with a bolder, more confident Colombian style – still filled with some great jazzy riffs that you'd hear in salsa, but moving into some especially nice tropical touches too! The production on the material for both artists is great – often filled with some sweet studio tricks – and the booklet features notes on the artists, plus images of lots of vintage album covers too. 38 tracks in all – with tracks billed to each artist separately, or The Latin Brothers, La Verdad, or Afrosound – on titles that include "El Preso", "El Violento", "Tu Sufriras", "La Pintosa", "Ocho Dias", "El Esclavo, "Tifit Hayed", "San Juan De Puerto Rico", "Palenque", Pobre Naci, "El Son Del Caballo", "Baila Simon, "Musa Original", "Matigua", "Vuelve", "Son Apretao", and "En Barranquilla Me Quedo. CD

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✨✧ VariousTropical Disco Hustle ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Disco sounds from the Caribbean scene of the 70s – a really unique mix of regional styles with the kind of rhythms that were coming from New York and Philly at the time! The groove here is really unique – even different than some of the reggae or African disco numbers of the time – as the sunny style of Trinidad & Tobago and other islands turns out to be a perfect fit for clubby elements – mixing riffing instrumentation with playful lyrics that would have been right at home in older musical modes, but which are tuned just right here to match the energy of the disco generation. And these cuts have an appeal that goes way beyond any sense of novelty or gimmick – often served up with a soulfulness that meets or beats mainstream US disco of the period. Hats off to Cultures of Soul for bringing all these great grooves together – on a set that includes "Dance With Me" by Odessey One, "Feel Like Dancing" by Levi John, "Instant Funk" by Merchant, Be Yourself" by Mighty Duke, "The Rebels" and "Living On A String" by Wild Fire, "Peace Without Love" by Ronnie Butler And The Ramblers, "Rockers Delight" by Prince Blackman (a nicely simmering Jamaican funk take on "Rappers Delight"), "Got To Have You" by Joanne Wilson, "Disco Music" by Trinadad Troubadours – plus the bonus tracks "Got To Have You (Whiskey Barons Rework)" and "Dance With Me (Al Kent Version)" by Odessey One. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousTropical Disco Hustle Vol 2 – More Rare Carribean Disco ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The sound of disco left no corner of the world untouched in the late 70s – and the hipper side of the dancefloor mode had an especially strong impact down in the Caribbean! Of course, that's maybe not as much of a surprise – when you consider how much back/forth action was going on between New York and the islands at the time – a rich sharing of cultural heritage that not only helped breathe great new energy into soul and funk in the US during the 70s, but also had a strong impact back home as well! This stunning second volume of the Tropical Disco Hustle series really documents the best examples of that wonderful cultural exchange – music that carries plenty of traces of New York club, but which also brings in lots of local elements too – from styles like soca, reggae, and calypso, plus some Latin modes as well. Titles include "Music Makes The World Go Round" by The Hamilton Brothers, "Let's Party" by Tru Tones, "Socorama" by Defosto, "The Dealer" by Wild Fire, "Music Lady" by Patti Charles, "Savage" by Maestro, "My Life My Music & Me" by Keith Paul & The GT Boom Band, "Caribbean People (Waxist Selecta edit)" by C Soprann H, "Try Making Love" by Wild Fire, and "Dancing" by Tru Tones. CD
 
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Albert MangelsdorffFolk Mond & Flower Dream ... CD
CBS/Tropical (Germany), 1967. Used ... $13.99
A lost 60s treasure from trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff – a session recorded after his legendary Now Jazz Ramwong album, but far more obscure than that one! The style here is quite far-reaching at times – not entirely free, but definitely showing signs of the increasing modernism coming into Mangelsdorff's music – a fresh, bold approach to jazz that not only made him one of the most inventive trombonists in 60s jazz on either side of the Atlantic, but also an incredible leader who was able to get each group member to fully realize his unique vision! Players include Heinz Sauer on tenor and soprano sax, Gunter Kronberg on alto and baritone sax, Gunter Lenz on bass, and Ralf Hubner on drums – and the piano-less quality of the record almost makes it feel like a farther-out extension of earlier experiments by Jimmy Giuffre or Hans Koller. The horn interplay is wonderful, and Mangelsdorff's solos are unlike anything else we can think of – very uniquely phrased and shaped, and filled with meaning and imagination. Titles include "Mobile", Thema Mal 3", "Folk Mond", "Flower Dream", and "Plakate". CD
 
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David AngelCamshafts & Butterflies ... CD
VSOP, 1973/1975. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
A lost treasure from the LA scene of the early 70s – never-heard music by a really exceptional band, one who plays here with a lot more depth and feeling than you'd guess from the cover – with solos by older west coast jazz greats who include Bob Cooper and Bill Perkins! Composer David Angel heads up the group – a lesser-known, but brilliant talent – and one with an ear for penning tunes that explode in color, but in these really well-crafted ways – sort of post-Stan Kenton, taken through the complexities of the soundtrack generation of folks like Johnny Mandel or Jerry Goldsmith – then re-swung, and brought back to jazz. Titles include "Perk's Tune", "For B & D", "Lady Puttering", "Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me", "Canadian Sunburst", and "Saturday Night At The Casa Tropical". CD

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandBacao Rhythm & Steel Band ... CD
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
A fantastic full length set from the Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band – a group who've really won us over in recent years with a fast flurry of funky 45s! The group take an older steel band sound, and forge it to a might tighter rhythmic impulse – with a sound that's often even funkier than the best (and few) funky steel band tracks from the 70s – served up with razor-sharp instrumentation, and great production in a Daptone/Soul Fire mode – which really keeps things sounding raw all the way through! The group's got strong ties to the Mighty Mocambos – and some other contemporary funk acts too – and the music is top-shelf all the way through, a funkier full steel band record than you'll ever hope to find. Titles include "Beetham Highway Ride", "Scorpio", "Pimp", "Tropical Heat", "Laventille Road March", "Round & Round", "Port Of Spain Hustle", "Jungle Fever", "Love Like This", and "Dog Was A Doughnut". CD

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Mestre Cupijo E Seu RitmoSiria (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99
An incredible compilation of material by Mestre Cupijo and the musicians of Cameta – the Amazonian town where the Siria style was born! The always-great Analog Africa label turns to Brazil for this one – a nice step after their rich range of African reissues – given the nature of the material. The people of the region include many of African origin, and the music is an exciting mix of tropical rhythms and percussion, seemingly African-inspired horns, guitar and vocals. Mestre Cupijo recorded a half dozen records from the mid 70s to early 80s, capturing the time-honored regional style in a modernized setting, and this compilation puts some of the best of that material together in a really exciting set. Revelatory stuff! Includes "Mingau De Acai", "Mambo Do Martelo", Morena Do Rio Mutuaca", "Farol Do Marajo", "Cade O Anel?", "Ventinho Do Norte", "Pra Danca Meu Siria", "Passarinho Siriri" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Imcludes MP3 download.)

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✨✧ DelegationPromise Of Love ... LP
State, 1977. Very Good+ ... $8.99
The classic first album from Delegation – a great male soul trio from the late 70s, and one who sounds 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

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Lizzy Mercier DesclouxZulu Rock (aka Gazelles) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ze (France), 1984. New Copy ... $11.99 15.98
Quite possibly the hippest album ever recorded by Lizzy Mercier Descloux – a session done in South Africa, and featuring a variety of unusual rhythms! The sound here isn't conventional African pop, and like other gems from the Ze Records catalog, this set blends together a number of styles into its own unique groove – some of the Ze dancefloor modes from earlier records, bright guitars ala high life recordings, and even some tropical touches that seem to be borrowed a bit from reggae. The resulting sound is great, and provides a deeper foil than before for Lizzy's English and French lyrics. Titles include "Aybssinia", "Mais Ou Sont Passees Lee Gazelles", "Dolby Sisters Saliva Brothers", "Queen Of Overdub Kisses", "I'm Liquor", "Momo On My Mind", and "Sun Jive". CD features 5 bonus tracks – including "Cri", "Tous Pareils", "Penelope", "Confidente De La Nuit", and "Wakwazulu Kwezizulu Rock (French version)". CD
Also available Zulu Rock (aka Gazelles) (with download including bonus tracks) ... LP 19.99

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Lizzy Mercier DesclouxZulu Rock (aka Gazelles) (with download including bonus tracks) ... LP
Ze (France), 1984. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 23.98
Quite possibly the hippest album ever recorded by Lizzy Mercier Descloux – a session done in South Africa, and featuring a variety of unusual rhythms! The sound here isn't conventional African pop, and like other gems from the Ze Records catalog, this set blends together a number of styles into its own unique groove – some of the Ze dancefloor modes from earlier records, bright guitars ala high life recordings, and even some tropical touches that seem to be borrowed a bit from reggae. The resulting sound is great, and provides a deeper foil than before for Lizzy's English and French lyrics. Titles include "Aybssinia", "Mais Ou Sont Passees Lee Gazelles", "Dolby Sisters Saliva Brothers", "Queen Of Overdub Kisses", "I'm Liquor", "Momo On My Mind", and "Sun Jive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download of the full album – plus bonus tracks too!)
Also available Zulu Rock (aka Gazelles) (with bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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Manu DibangoHome Made ... CD
Fiesta/Africa Seven (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $15.99
A late 70s killer from Manu Dibango – recorded in Nigeria, and with a style that mixes his own sax-heavy funk with some of the leaner Lagos grooves of the time! The tracks are all nice and long – longer than most on any of Manu's other late 70s albums – and they stretch out in this style that avoids easy Afro-disco cliches, and which instead keeps things interesting with a lot of complexities in the rhythms, which Dibango matches with his own strong work on tenor and soprano sax! There's a sweet kick to most numbers – and the album features four long tracks – "Oh Koh", "Ah Freak Sans Fric", "Sun Explosion", and "Tropical Garden". CD

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Dr CheekoFire In D Hole ... CD
Society Hill, 2015. New Copy ... $13.99 16.98
One of the more unusual artists on the Philly-revival label Society Hill – a singer who's younger than most of their roster, and who also has roots in the Caribbean too! Production and arrangements are by Butch Ingram, who gives the set a similar modern soul update to other projects for the label – but there's a slight difference in the rhythms, which have a fair bit of tropical currents – although still more in a soul mode than dancehall or soca. Titles include "Rock Steady", "Cherish The Day", "Say I Love You", "Mama See Parade", "Fun Fun Fun", "A Nice Girl Like You", and a remake of "Right Place Wrong Time". CD

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Max Roach & Anthony BraxtonBirth & Rebirth ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1978. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A wonderful step forward for drummer Max Roach – working here in very creative company with saxophonist Anthony Braxton! Although Roach could have easily rested on his laurels as a famous bop drummer – and have spent endless years touring on highly-paid revival/reunion tours – he was a true creative giant who never stopped expanding his talents, especially during the late 70s, when he was matching up with some of the greats of the avant garde. This album is a perfect example of that commitment to modernism, as Roach duets with Anthony Braxton on a set of 7 fantastic tracks that stand apart from individual work by either artist – more loose and open than earlier Roach work, but a bit more inside than some of Braxton's – with fresh results from both players that never fail to delight! Titles include "Dance Griot", "Birth", "Tropical Forest", and "Spirit Possession". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear and a light crease.)

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Ron TrentSpaces And Places Pt 2 – Sao Paulo Sound Systems/New York City Country City ... 12-inch
Future Vision/Music & Power, 2016. New Copy ... $9.99
Contemporary stunner from the legendary Ron Trent – on his own Music & Power label! "Sao Paulo Sound Systems" has a strong, tropical percussion bent, as you might imagine, while "New York City Country City" works it's own nighttime, jazzy club magic on the other side. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Piero UmilianiLe Isole Dell'Amore (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1970. New Copy ... $22.99
A sweet little island-based soundtrack from Piero Umiliani – one that's served up in just the right blend of exotica and jazz! Some elements here resonate with Umiliani's more familiar Italian scores of the time – some sweet keyboards that trip out nicely at a level that's a few notches down from funk, with maybe a bit of bossa in the mix – while others add in a bit more percussion or strings, to flesh things out with some sunnier, more tropical elements that are a nice contrast to some of the other moments. There's a bit of vocals in the mix, but most tunes are instrumental – and titles include "Le Isolle Dell'Amore", "Tamoure Titoli", "Papete Aru", "Vele Al Vento", "Comunita' Hippy", "La Danza Del Turista", "Corale Isole Dal Tema", "Palme E Cocchi", and "Nuku". This Quartet Records edition is jam packed with bonus tracks, too – with the complete original album and many alternate versions and extended bits – with 41 tracks in all! CD

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Sylvia VrethammarDanca Samba Med Mej ... CD
Sonet/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $9.99
Funky samba soul – but recorded in Scandinavia, and sung with Swedish lyrics by the lovely Sylvia Vrethammer! The album's a completely unique blend of modes – and features core rhythms from the Trio Pandeiros De Ouro, set to larger backings from jazzer Rune Ofwermann, all given a slightly sweet spin to match Slyvia's more pop-styled vocals! The rhythms are quite dynamic on some numbers – either from the rootsy samba backings, or the fuller sound of the orchestra – and the record's almost a mix between the groovier styles of Odeon/EMI in Brazil at the time, and some of the genre-crossing experiments over at MPS. Titles include "Att Fa Resa (Pais Tropical)", "Madalena", "Take Me Back To Piaui", "I Skymnigen (Wave)", "For Han E Pianist (Mocoto)", "Blasvart Samba", and "Dansa Samba Med Mej". CD

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✨✧ VariousInvasion Of The Mysteron Killer Sounds – Presented In 3D – Dancehall Digital Dub ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1990s/2000s. Used 2CDs ... $11.99
Soul Jazz brilliantly bridges pioneering Jamaican digital dancehall to contemporary and future funk practitioners schooled in the style – the epic Invasion Of The Killer Mysteron Sounds compiled by The Bug and Stuart Baker! Mysteron Killer Sounds comes a with loose, comic book theme – "Alien Sound Lord Abductors" come to capture souls while the "Digital Defenders" have arrived to protect them – and it's fitting! The material here cherishes the hertiage of Jamaican and other points tropical dance music with sweaty, feverish rhythms – be they first wave Jamaican dancehall revolutionaries or next phase innovators. Fantastic material on Soul Jazz – work that will stand the test of time! CD 1 is compiled by Kevin Martin (The Bug) and includes "Streetsweeper" by Steely & Clevie, "Now Thing" by Lenky & Sly, "The Return" by Dave Kelly, "Suymmerbounce" by Annex Crew, "Yoga Riddim" by Team Shadatek, "Hummer Version" by Fira, "Diplo Rhythm" by Diplo, "Aktion Dub" by The Bug and more. CD 2 is compiled by Stuart Baker of Soul Jazz Records and includes "Clothes Pin Rhythm" by Fat Eyes, "Corners Boy" by Sly Dunbar and Christopher Birch, "Steel Plate" by Fat Eyes, "No False Hair" by Firehouse Crew, "Great Stone Version" by Prince Jazzbo, "What You Gonna Do" by Kickin' Productions, "In My Heart Version" by Wiz Kidz Team, "Peenie Peenie" by Jammys "Jam 2" James and more. 19 tracks in all. CD
(Comes with the cool bonus comic book!)

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VariousKoute Jazz – A Collection Of Jazz Tracks From The French West Indies ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
A really beautiful collection of jazz with strong Caribbean roots – music from the French West Indies, and served up with a vibe that's completely unique! This isn't calypso jazz, or reggae-inflected Jamaican jazz – and not even Cuban jazz, either – but instead this very fresh strand with wonderfully soulful elements – often a mixing of electric and acoustic elements, with rhythms that are quite different than the usual! If anything, there might be a stronger link here between the hippest African jazz of the late 70s – and maybe some of the spiritual jazz in the US a few years before – but there's also a rhythmic complexity that's very much this scene's own – and which often makes these tunes come alive in ways that are extremely vital, and well worth discovering. Many numbers mix keyboard or guitar parts with raw acoustic percussion, and strong reed or trumpet solos – and titles include "Gwadloup" by Edmondy Krater & Zepiss, "Kominike" by Erick Cosaque, "Vini Coute E Tann" by Jse Macliere, "Nikita" by Kat-Tet, "Mama Says" by Max Labor, "Crepuscule Tropical" by Max Cilla, "Wache" by Francisco, and "Soprann Aux Antilles" by Camille Soprann Hildevert. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPopcorn Exotica – R&B, Soul, & Exotica Rockers From The 50s & 60s ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), 1950s/1960s. New Copy ... $13.99
Exotica sounds, but with an especially soulful feel – which makes the tracks a perfect choice for this excellent collection! The work is in a special place between exotic instrumentals, teen pop, and deeper soul of the late 50s and early 60s – and most numbers here have that special balance you'll find in the popcorn soul underground – the kind of midtempo steppers that have really been getting a lot of play on dancefloors in recent years – especially when you want to cool off a bit from Northern Soul! As with other titles on the Croydon Municipal label, the track selection is divine – and titles include "The Riddle Of The Papawhos" by Danny Staton, "Call Of The Jungle" by Carl Stevens, "Cafe Bohemian" by The Enchanters, "The Web" by Abie Baker, "Tabou" by The Jokers, "On A Tropical Island" by Anna Valentino, "Little Indian Girl" by Billy & The Moonlighters, "Cat Walk" by Jack Costanzo, and "Arabia" by The Delcos. CD

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VariousPsychedelic Pernambuco ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
70s psychedelia from the northeastern state of Pernambuco, Brazil – incredible stuff that combines rawly percussive tropical sounds with a world of psychedelic creativity and possibilities – one of the best compilations ever put together by Mr Bongo! Lula Cortes was a pivotal figure in the scene and he's pretty well represented here, including his influential recordings with Ze Remalho. Even more exciting, though, is the stuff we've never been fortunate enough to hear before now – and there's a pretty good deal of it! The fusion of global psych and folk sounds into a distinctly Brazilian sound is nothing short of amazing – regional and traditional percussion underneath sitars, lutes, keyboards and more. It features songs by the great Lula Cortes & Ze Ramalho, Geraldo Azevedo & Alceu Valenca, Marconi Notaro, Flaviola E O Bando Do Sol and The Gentleman. 19 tracks in all: "Sorriso Delvagem" by The Gentlemen, "O Tempo" and "Desespero" by Flaviola E O Bando Do Sol, "Antropologica", "Maracatu" and "Fidelidade" by Marconi Notaro, "Mister Misterio", "Virgem Virginia" and more by Geraldo Azevedo & Alceu Valenca, "Bailado Das Muscarias" and "Maracas De Fogo" by Lula Cortes & Ze Ramalho, "Noite Preta" by Lula Cortes and more. CD

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✨✧ VariousSenegal 70 – Sonic Gems & Previously Unreleased Recordings From The 70s ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
Sweet sounds from 70s Senegal – a nation whose music was overflowing with Cuban influences at the time – which resulted in this amazing hybrid of Latin and African styles in the rhythms! The collection's one of the best to dip into the Senegalese groove we've ever heard – as it doesn't just pull together famous tracks, but also includes some rare and unreleased numbers that really illuminate this unusual style – cuts with a very complicated, sophisticated approach to their grooves – often topped with amazing instrumentation on reeds, piano, and guitar! As usual with other Analog Africa sets, the presentation is stunning – with a huge amount of notes and images that are well worth the price of the package alone – which ensures that the whole thing packs a very heavy cultural punch. Titles include "Sanga Te" by Orchestre Laye Thiam, "Ma Penda" by Orchestre Bawobab", "Kiko Medina" by Tropical Jazz, "Marlama" by Fangool, "Bour Sine" by La Saourouba De Louga, "El Carretero" by Amara Toure & Le Star Band De Dakar, "Africa" by Orchestre GMI, and "Ndlourel" by Gestu De Dakar. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSofrito – International Soundclash ... CD
Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $7.99
No soundclash here – as the grooves are all right on the money, and fit perfectly together throughout – a blinding blend of tropical-styled sounds that really lives up to the promise of the package! Sofrito have outdone themselves here – and come up with the kinds of tracks we'd never have found in a million years of digging – mostly vintage numbers from the late 70s and early 80s tropical scene – mixed with a few contemporary numbers that seem to have an equally classic sort of vibe! The package is an instant global grooves party right from the start – and titles include "O Ti Yo" by Midnight Groovers, "Cumbia Y Tambo" by La Pesada, "Ebolo" by Bell'A Njoh, "Vibrations Groove" by Lord Shorty & Vibrations International, ""Mwekuru Muthao" by Melodica Teens Band, "La Zorra Y El Perol" by Grupo Canalon De Tinbiqui, and "The Path (Sofrito edit)" by Concept Neuf. CD

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VariousWest Indies Funk Vol 2 ... LP
Trans Air (Puerto Rico), 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99
Rare Caribbean funk from the 70s – the second volume of West Indies Funk – once again delivering a stylistically diverse take on the classic funky soul from groups such as The Troubadours, Boo & The Tru Tones, Roosevelt Johnson & His Spice Islanders, The Cassanovas, Blue Rhythm Combo and others! All the things we dug about the first volume are in the mix once again – and ultimately the set goes even further with the range and boundlessly funky styles. Includes numbers that could just as easily come from the funky underground of the regional US and others that roll out grooves that are purely indicative of the Caribbean – with steel drums, tropical rhythms and all around breezier, sunnier touches. Even better than the first one! Includes "Funk Good Feeling" by The Troubaodours, "Have A Party" by The Esquires Now", "Don't Blame This Joint" by Boo & The True Tones", "Shango!" by Steel Image, "Something's Definitely Going On" by Mamwaw, "Look-Ka-Py Py" by L Charmers, "Funky Crookie" by Exile 1, "Sing A Simple Song" by The Cassanovas, "The Big Pay Back" by Kenny & The Beach Boys and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Martin DennyLatin Village ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... About April 27, 2016 (delayed)
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". CD
 
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A BolhaUm Passo A Frente ... LP
Continental/Groovie (Spain), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99
Massively heavy sounds from A Bolha – a Brazilian group who were previously known as The Bubbles, and backed up Gal Costa during the Tropicalia years – but who work here in a fuzzy, bassy groove that's totally great – definitely an heir to the headier sounds of the UK scene at the start of the 70s! The guitars are definitely in full force here, but the basslines drive things along strongly too – echoing some of the Peruvian sounds of the time, but with a bit more Brazilian sophistication – and definitely a musical echo of lessons learned during Tropicalia, even though the set's a fully instrumental one. Organ also figures in the mix too – and titles include "Bye My Friend", "Razao De Existir", "Um Passo A Frente", "A Esfera", and "Neste Rock Forever". LP, Vinyl record album

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Arnaldo BaptistaArnaldo Baptista Box (Loki/Elo Perdido/Faremos Uma Noitada Excelente/Singin Alone/Let It Bed) (5CD set) ... CD
Philips/Canal (Brazil), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 5 CDs ... $64.99 102.99
A special box set of work from this key member of Os Mutantes – one that looks at all the many facets of his compelling solo career! The first album in the set is the landmark Loki – an incredibly crazy and messed-up album of tracks cut by Arnaldo Baptista after the breakup of Os Mutantes. Baptista wrote all of the songs, except for one, which lists "Os Mutantes" in the credits – and the tracks feature his 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-psyche 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". The package also features Singin Alone, from 1982 – a very spare, very boozy solo LP by this ex-Mutantes member. Most of the tracks have him sitting at the piano, singing along in very raspy vocals, with most of the lyrics in English. The record is very different from the Mutantes records, but is an excellent bit of work in the rock singer-songwriter tradtion (which might here include Leonard Cohen or Tom Waits, as comparable examples.) We don't really know what Baptista's up to at this point, but the record is a haunting solo work, with many great tracks like "Jesus, Come Back To Earth", "I Fell In Love One Day", and "O Sol". Next is Elo Perdido – a collaboration with Patrulha Do Espacao - followed by Let It Bed, a more recent album that shows that Baptista had developed into a surprisingly sensitive songwriter. But maybe most amazing is Faremos Uma Noita Da Excelente – a live set from 1978 that also features work from Patrulha Do Espacao – and which wasn't issued at the time! CD
Also available Arnaldo Baptista Box (Loki/Elo Perdido/Faremos Uma Noitada Excelente/Singin Alone/Let It Bed) (5CD set) ... CD 59.99

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Arnaldo BaptistaArnaldo Baptista Box (Loki/Elo Perdido/Faremos Uma Noitada Excelente/Singin Alone/Let It Bed) (5CD set) ... CD
Philips/Canal (Brazil), 1970s/1980s. Used 5CD ... $59.99
A special box set of work from this key member of Os Mutantes – one that looks at all the many facets of his compelling solo career! The first album in the set is the landmark Loki – an incredibly crazy and messed-up album of tracks cut by Arnaldo Baptista after the breakup of Os Mutantes. Baptista wrote all of the songs, except for one, which lists "Os Mutantes" in the credits – and the tracks feature his 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-psyche 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". The package also features Singin Alone, from 1982 – a very spare, very boozy solo LP by this ex-Mutantes member. Most of the tracks have him sitting at the piano, singing along in very raspy vocals, with most of the lyrics in English. The record is very different from the Mutantes records, but is an excellent bit of work in the rock singer-songwriter tradtion (which might here include Leonard Cohen or Tom Waits, as comparable examples.) We don't really know what Baptista's up to at this point, but the record is a haunting solo work, with many great tracks like "Jesus, Come Back To Earth", "I Fell In Love One Day", and "O Sol". Next is Elo Perdido – a collaboration with Patrulha Do Espacao - followed by Let It Bed, a more recent album that shows that Baptista had developed into a surprisingly sensitive songwriter. But maybe most amazing is Faremos Uma Noita Da Excelente – a live set from 1978 that also features work from Patrulha Do Espacao – and which wasn't issued at the time! CD
(Includes original digipacks with booklets and slipcase – all in good shape!)
Also available Arnaldo Baptista Box (Loki/Elo Perdido/Faremos Uma Noitada Excelente/Singin Alone/Let It Bed) (5CD set) ... CD 64.99

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Chico BuarqueOs Primeiros Anos (Chico Buarque De Hollanda Vols 1, 2 & 3) ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1966/1967/1968. New Copy 3 CDs ... $29.99
A beautiful collection of work from Chico Buarque – one of the most important singer/songwriters in Brazilian music during the past 50 years! The three records in the set are the classic Chico Buarque De Hollanda Vols 1, 2, & 3 – real standard-setting records that still stand as some of Chico's finest music ever! The first album is Chico Buarque's debut, and a groundbreaking batch of tunes that helped shape the sound of popular music in Brazil for years to come! Buarque predates the Tropicalia era, but is working here in a style that clearly allowed for their later impact – a mode that draws on styles from bossa, folklore, and samba – but which somehow manages to rise into a groove that's all its own. Buarque's genius can immediately be summed up in classics on the set – like "Pedro Pedreiro", "A Rita", "Tem Mais Samba", "A Banda", and "Ole Ola" – all wonderful numbers that make the album an essential one in any collection! Volume 2 features simple, effective, straightforward tunes – and music that has had a resonance in Brazil for many decades since! At one level, the sound here draws heavily from the samba recordings of previous years – but at another level, there's a greater level of sophistication that predates the growth of the MPB generation during the 70s – a sound that blends in some larger backings and airy production, all for a sound that's completely heavenly! Titles include "Noite Dos Mascarados", "A Televisao", "Fica", "Com Acucar, Com Afeto", "Logo Eu?", "Ano Novo", "Realejo", and "Um Chorinho". Volume 3 is a record that seems to draw on all the best elements of 60s Brazilian pop, and forge them into a sound that's all its own! At one level, there's a post-bossa style of larger arrangements here that recalls the work of Edu Lobo – handled by Maestro Gaya in a mode that recalls some of the best bits of the time on the Elenco or Forma labels. But at another level, there's also a personal and slightly folksy style that reminds us of the initial power of Geraldo Vandre – a sound that's clearly present in Buarque's work, and which stands in a direct line to the best strengths of the emerging Tropicalia generation. The set's filled with classics that include "Carolina", "Roda Viva", "O Velho", "Ate Pensei", "Sem Fantasia", and "Desencontro" – and a few tracks feature Chico in duets with either Toquinho, Cristina, or MPB4! CD

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Gal CostaGal Costa (1969) ... CD
Polygram/Dusty Groove, 1969. New Copy ... $8.99 12.98
One of the most mindblowing albums ever recorded – anywhere, anytime! This 1969 set stands as one of the greatest records ever cut by Gal Costa – done at the height of the Tropicalia movement, and featuring a sublime mix of styles that really gets the spirit of the movement right. Arrangements are by the legendary Rogerio Duprat – who effortlessly shifts the backings between stark electronics, sweet bossa, gliding strings, jazzy piano, and baroque orchestrations that dance around with a surprising amount of grooves! Tunes include some classics by Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben, and Gilberto Gil – served up in amazing new versions by Gal and Duprat! Titles include "Nao Identificado", "Lost in the Paradise", "Que Pena", "Sebastiana", "Namorinho De Portao", "Divino Maravilhoso", and "Deus E O Amor". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Gal CostaPrograma Ensaio 1994 – TV Cultura (DVD) ... DVD
Studio Canal (Brazil), 1994. New Copy ... $16.99
Some of the greatest Gal Costa work we've heard from the 90s – a live TV performance done in the intimate style of the Ensaio program, featuring Gal with very spare small combo backing, in a mode that's quite different than any of her records from the time! There's a spontaneity here that's totally great – a side of Gal that we're really surprised to see, and which takes us back to the genius that emerged on her first few important records of the late 60s and early 70s. Overall, there's a relatively laidback feel to the instrumentation – letting Gal dominate on vocals, and also giving her the space to talk a bit about her life and music in between some tracks. Show runs for 86 minutes long, and titles I nclude "Tropicalia", "Baby", "Coracao Vagabundo", "Olhos Verdes", "As Time Goes By", "Meu Nome E Gal", "Canto Triste", "Folhetim", "Joao Valentao", and "Desde Que O Samba E Samba". DVD
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Fumaca PretaImpuros Fanaticos ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $9.99 11.98
A wonderfully fuzzy little set – created by a group who are clearly influenced by the best sounds of Tropicalia and other hip South American rock at the end of the 60s – influences that they use strongly to forge into their own wonderful sound on this set! The album's the group's second, and is even more well-developed than before – a brooding masterpiece of dark sounds that do a good job of getting away from any sense of self-consciousness – all with the sort of right, raw, creative interplay we love in early records by Os Mutantes – but with maybe a bit of the soul of early Caetano Veloso too. Titles include "La Trampa", "Morrer De Amor", "Baldonero", "Impuros Fanaticos", and "Decimo Andar". CD
Also available Impuros Fanaticos ... LP 15.99

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Fumaca PretaImpuros Fanaticos ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $15.99 19.98
A wonderfully fuzzy little set – created by a group who are clearly influenced by the best sounds of Tropicalia and other hip South American rock at the end of the 60s – influences that they use strongly to forge into their own wonderful sound on this set! The album's the group's second, and is even more well-developed than before – a brooding masterpiece of dark sounds that do a good job of getting away from any sense of self-consciousness – all with the sort of right, raw, creative interplay we love in early records by Os Mutantes – but with maybe a bit of the soul of early Caetano Veloso too. Titles include "La Trampa", "Morrer De Amor", "Baldonero", "Impuros Fanaticos", and "Decimo Andar". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Impuros Fanaticos ... CD 9.99

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Gilberto GilGilberto Gil (1969) (Brazilian pressing) ... CD
Philips (Brazil), 1969. Used ... $9.99
The rare 3rd album by Gilberto Gil, and a key piece of the Tropicalia puzzle – one of the most wildly experimental albums from those years, and Gil's last before going into exile! The sound is much more electric than his other albums from the late 60's – and the production, songwriting, and instrumentation get very crazy at times – but never too crazy to cover up Gilberto's excellent singing, which is still as filled with feeling as ever. Arrangements are by the mighty Rogerio Duprat, who does as great a job here of balancing Gil's sensitivities as he does on Gal Costa's sublime efforts from 1969 – and the instrumentation is a weird and wonderful mix of Bahian rhythms, fuzzy guitar, and crazy electronics – all heartfelt one minute, freaked out the next. Tracks include "Cerebro Eletronico", "Volks Volkswagen Blue", "Futurivel", and "2001", which was written by Tom Ze and Rita Lee – plus the wild cut "Objecto Semi-Identificado", which is sort of a John Cage-esque track of found radio and electronics, with vocals by Gil! CD

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Jards MacaleContrastes (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A straighter album than some of the early experimental work of Jards Macale – but maybe a greater album as well – and one that really shows the singer coming into his own, and finding a way to nestle his fresh ideas within the best settings of 70s MPB! The shift's a bit like the maturation some of his contemporaries were going through at the time – like Caetano Veloso or Gal Costa – reaching for a new level of sophistication in his arrangements, which might tie him back to older historical modes – yet still with a delivery that marks his willingness to reach for new styles. Elements of jazz, samba, and even some more offbeat qualities show up on the record – and the arrangements are handled by Wagner Tiso, Gilberto Gil, and Paulo Moura. Titles include the weird electronic/vocal number "Passarhino Do Relogio", which has a mad abstract Tropicalia-era sound – plus the tracks "No Meio Do Mato", "Negra Melodia", "Sim Ou Nao", "Sem Essa", and "Black & Blue". CD features two bonus tracks – "Sassaricando" and "Classificados". CD

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Tim MaiaTim Maia (1970) ... CD
Polydor/Oficial Arquivos, 1970. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
The incredible first album by Tim Maia – Brazil's greatest soul star in the 70s, and for good reason too – given that Tim was one of the few who could match the depth of American soul and funk at the time! Yet the music here is way more than just a Brazilian version of American soul – as Tim brings in some rootsier elements from local musical styles, and even some of the trippier elements that were running through Brazilian music in the wake of Tropicalia – all to make for this heady brew of sounds that's completely unique, and completely wonderful all the way through! There's plenty of tracks here that would fit well alongside both familiar soul, and the modes of funky artists like Marcos Valle at the time – and the set also features work on guitar and backup vocals by Cassiano, who'd soon go onto become a Brazilian soul star on his own. Titles include the break-heavy "Padre Cicero" and "Voce Fingiu" – plus "Tributo A Booker Pittman", "Cristina No 2", "Jurema", "Flamengo", "Corone Antonio Bento", and "Primavera". CD

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✨✧ Marisa MonteBarulhinho Bom – Uma Viagem Musical ... CD
EMI (Brazil), 1996. Used 2CDs ... $9.99
A great album that's probably our favorite one by this modern Brazilian singer! The album's a 2CD set with one disc of live material, and one disco of studio songs – all produced by Arto Lindsay and Monte, with a great blend of styles that keeps all the tracks super-fresh. The record features a version of the Tropicalia "Panis et Circensis", plus "Bem Leve", "Cerebro Eletronico", "Chuva No Brejo", "Blanco", "Ainda Lembro", and "Give Me Love". Nice packaging, too! CD
(Out of print.)

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Novos BaianosAcabou Chorare ... CD
Som Livre/Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
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

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Novos BaianosNovos Baianos (1970) ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1971. New Copy ... $15.99
Rare work from Novos Baianos – one of the hippest Brazilian groups of the post-Tropicalia years, heard here in a selection of tracks from the start of their career! The material is from the group's first record ever, originally a 7" EP – and the four track set is relatively short, but totally great all the way through – with material from 1970 that has the group embracing a trippier style of presentation that's almost in modes similar to territory Os Mutantes or Caetano Veloso were hitting at the time – sophisticated, slightly psychecelic, and very powerful overall! Two tracks feature vocals from Morais Moreira and two more feature Paulinho Boca De Cantor – on titles that include "Psiu", "29 Beijos", "Globo Da Morte", and "Mini Planeta Iris". As we say, the whole thing is relatively short – but it's a much-needed addition to the other CDs of their music from these key years! CD

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Novos BaianosNovos Baianos (aka Linguagem Do Alunte) ... CD
Continental/Bomba (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
Rootsy samba and hipper 70s MPB influences – all filtered down into a really unique little groove! Back in these early years, Novos Baianos had an inventive sound that was really a standout in 70s Brazilian music – a sense of earnest, open-handed music making that was something of a legacy from the Tropicalia years – but one that also carried with it some of the more hippie-dippy influences in the Brazilian underground of the early 70s! The style here is a bit sparer and more acoustic than on some of the group's other records – often comprised from samba percussion and guitar, but occasionally augmented by more electric instrumentation, as well as some folkloric flute! Titles include "Reis Da Bola", "Isabel", "Bolado", "Miragem", "Fala Tamborim", "Ao Poeta", and "Eu Sou O Caso Deles". CD

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Os PilantrocratasPilantocracia ... CD
Whatmusic (UK), Late 60s. Used ... $14.99
A mad batch of tunes that are a perfect example of the "pilantragem" (piracy) movement in Brazil at the end of the 60s! Similar to some of the pluralistic cultural influences running through Tropicalia, pilantragem borrows music from a world of different sources – working in a style that offers a pastiche of many different strands, many ideas, all filtered into one groovy sound! The core of the group on this set is a jazz one – with players that include Paulo Moura on saxes, Pascoal Meirelles on drums, and Wagner Tiso on piano – but the bouncing groove of the set is way more than jazz, and is in the best tradition of the mad Brazilian mix-up music we love so much. Titles include "El Relicario", "O Ebrio", "Ana Cristina", and "Barril De Chopp". CD
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PridjeviPridjevi ... CD
Trouble In Mind, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99
A stunner from Pridjevi – the dreamy joint project of a trio of Croatian songwriters, with influences that span the globe – recalling some of the greatest psychedelia of the late 60s onward! It's held together by laidback male and female vocals floating by to hypnotic effect – over stylistic nods to Tropicalia at its most tripped out, strains of psych from the east coast of the US to the Far East, both fuzzed out electric and gentle acoustic guitars, and raw percussion throughout. They cover a lot of stylistic territory, but it's tightly crafted, with only a couple songs that breach the 4 minute mark – really impressive stuff! We've SO appreciated the wealth of underground sounds the Trouble In Mind label has introduced to us so far, and Pridjevi is right up there with the best of it! Includes "Ako Je", "Kantarion (Ili Gospina Trava)", "Pjesma O Drvecu", "On Je Jesen", "Lucifer I Ja", "Ubila Sam Cvijet", "Pozuri Polako", "Tuzna". CD

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Sergio SampaioEu Quero E Botar Meu Bloco Na Rua (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
A mix of post-Tropicalia Brazilian rock and some of the more soulful elements filtering through the country's music in the early 70s – and one of the most enigmatic albums by this unique singer! Sergio's got a sound that's incredibly hard to describe – at once sweet and melodic, but also kind of twisted, in an intimate singer/songwriter mode. The production of the album is compressed with a number of post-Beatles touches that make it sparkle like work by Caetano Veloso in the mid 70s, or some of the Peruvian rock by groups like We All Together – and hearing the record gives us the same sort of excitement of new discovery as when we heard their best work. Titles include "Rulzito Seixas", "Viajei De Trem", "Pobre Meu Pai", "Labirintos Negros", "Filme De Terror", and "Lero E Leros E Boleros". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sao Paulo Underground (Rob Mazurek)Tres Cabacas Loucuras ... CD
Cuneiform, 2011. Used ... $8.99
The third and best album yet from Sao Paulo Underground – formed by Chicago scene veteran and sonic adventurer Rob Mazurek – with a sound that's informed by the rhythms and creatively boundless possibilities of Tropicalia era Brazil and well beyond, along with the cosmic spirit of other Mazurek projects such as the Exploding Star Orchestra. This is hypnotic, attention seizing work that pushes boundaries and challenges tradition while still respecting it – it's never less than fully engrossing and pulls you right in, but it also skirts convention on just about every level. Mazurek's on coronet and electronics that fracture and fuzz out the atmosphere, creating some really dynamic interplay with instrumentation. Mauricio Takara is on cavaquinho, drums and percussion, Guilherme Granado on keys, loops, samples and percussion and Richard Ribeiro on drums. A pair of excellent tracks feature fellow modern greats with roots in the Chicago underground – vibes player Jason Adasiewicz and drummer John Herndon on "Just Lovin'" and "Six Six Eight" – the latter also featuring bass player Matthew Lux. The entire album is no less impressive, though! Titles include "Jagoda's Dream", "Pigeon", "Carambola", "Colibri", "Lado Leste", and "Rio Negro". CD
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SinkaneMean Love (with download) ... LP
DFA, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99 17.98
The best yet from Sudan-born, Brooklyn-dwelling Sinkane – distilling a lot of diverse sonic influences into his own distinct soul! There's a lot going on here, inspiration wise – with modern synth-stoked twists on 70s Afrobeat influences, tropically-inflected R&B and lots of other stylistic twists and turns – but it all works together really well, thanks in no small part to memorable songs and his airy voice. Very cool stuff! Titles include "How We Are", "New Name", "Yacha", "Young Trouble", "Moonstruck", "Mean Love", "Hold Tight", "Galley Boys", "Son" and "Omdurman". LP, Vinyl record album
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