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NanamiNanami Bossa Nova – Ipanema Mode ... CD
Arco (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $32.99
Japanese jazz singer takes a great trip to Brazil with this sweet set of bossa jazz – an album recorded in Brazil, and which even features a great guest appearance from Carlos Lyra on one track! Nanami's got a nicely flowing style to her voice – one that makes her a bit different than more familiar Brazilian singers, but in a good way – amidst backings that get nicely moody at times too. Titles include "Insensatez", "Choro Tua Tristeza", "E Dai", "As Rosas Nao Falam", "Recado", "Mas Que Nada", "Sem Voce", "Samba Em Preludio", and the duet with Carlos Lyra on "Voce E Eu". CD

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✨✧ VariousBossa Nova – Exciting Jazz-Samba Rhythms Vol 1 ... CD
Rare Groove (Italy), 1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stupid title, but a nice little set of grooves that takes material from both Brazilian and American bossa sources – in a manner that's similar to the wonderful Trip To Brazil compilation we've stocked for years! A few of these are sure to be ones you have, but there's also a huge amount of obscurities that are nicely selected and mixed together in a warm wonderful easy groove. Titles include "Lamento" by Nelson Riddle, "Canto De Ossanha" by Bossa Jazz Trio, "Samba De Uma Nota So" by Lalo Schifrin, "Exotique Bossa Nova" by Martin Denny, "Mas Que Nada" by Odell Brown, "Samba Pro Pedrinho" by Pedrinho Mattar Trio, "Berimbau" by Os Cincos Pados, "Chora Tua Tristeza" by Geraldo Trio, and "Cheiro De Saudade" by Os Cobras. 20 cuts in all! CD
(Out of print, digipack case has some light edgewear.)
 
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Dorothy AshbyDorothy's Harp (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cadet/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 29.99
One of the grooviest Dorothy Ashby albums of the 60s – a set that has her already-great jazz work on harp backed by Chicago soul arrangements from Richard Evans – all in a blend that's somewhere in the territory of the Soulful Strings, but even groovier! And as an added bonus, Odell Brown even plays a bit of Fender Rhodes on the record – which sounds especially great! Both Ashby and Evans are at the height of their powers here – mixing together bits of jazz, soul, and trippier elements in a sublime late 60s Cadet Records blend – one that's carried off perfectly on the original tunes "Truth Spoken Here", "Tornado", "Cause I Need It", and "Just Had To Tell Somebody" – but which also sounds great on some of the album's cool covers too! Other titles include Brazilian numbers "Reza" and "Canto De Ossanha" – both of which are transformed in Dorothy's hands – plus "This Girl's In Love", "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", and "Windmills of Your Mind"! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tim MaiaTim Maia (1970) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor (Brazil), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 39.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful heavy vinyl pressing – with lyric insert!)

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✨✧ PigbagDr Heckle & Mr Jive ... LP
Stiff/Y Records, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fast-riffing post-punk jazz from Pigbag – captured here at their lean and stripped-down best! The album's the group's first, and has them working in a flurry of spontaneous horn parts – saxes, trumpet, and trombone leaping together with a skittish energy that's kind of a jazz-based take on the frenetic grooves of more guitar-based UK groups of the same period. Rhythms are especially strong on most tracks, and given the tight vamping of the group along with the bass, there's a feel here that predates some of the more recent work on the club jazz scene – particularly the hard-wailing sound of Soil & Pimp Sessions. All tracks are instrumentals, and titles include "Getting Up", "Big Bag", "Dozo Don", "Brazil Nuts", "Brian The Snail", "As It Will Be", and "Orangutanto". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on Y Records, including the original inner sleeve. Cover has some edge wear.)

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✨✧ VariousSecao Ritmica – Instrumental Funk From 70s Brazil ... CD
Atemoya, 1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fierce funk from 70s Brazil – tracks that easily challenge the same heavy vibe you'd know from American work in the funky 45 underground of the time, or even some of the bigger jazz funk releases of the decade! The artists here aren't inspired by the sound of bossa nova – and instead take keen inspiration from the American world of jazz and soul – which they then mix with occasional instrumental touches of their own region, and often use some wonderfully trippy production to put a really unique spin on the music! So even though these tracks are filled with heavy drums, riffing guitars, and killer keyboards – they've got a special sound that really sets them apart from the American music that first gave them inspiration – all of which makes for an incredibly fresh approach to funky styles. Titles include "Sultana" by Aquarius Band, "Eu Quero Levar Voce Pra Casa" by Ed Lincoln, "The King's Bounce" by Free Sound Orchestra, "Tio Macro" by Dom Salvador, "Kool & The Gang" by Cry Babies, "Metropole" by Cesar Mariano & CIA, "Rush" by Free Sound Orchestra, "Assalto" by Ze Rodrix, "Mr Funky Samba" by Banda Black Rio, and "Tipo Africa" by Brazil Very Happy Band. Also includes "Big Splash" by Som Orlando Silveira, "Ju Ju Man" by Hot Stuff Band, "Batucada Tropical" by Jose Prates, "Bridge" by We, "The Name Of The Game" by Os Tremendoes, and "Papa Jimmy" by Guilherme Coutinho. CD

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✨✧ Carlinhos VergueiroContra Corrente ... CD
Som Livre/Discobertas (Brazil), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Brightly-tripping grooves from singer/guitarist Carlinhos Vergueiro – a lesser-known Brazilian talent from the 70s, but one who works here at a level that matches some of the bigger names in MPB! The album's got a subtle sort of sophistication – a mixture of samba and jazz in the arrangements, sometimes touched by the more complicated rhythmic changes that were coming into Brazilian music at the time – all providing a great backdrop for Vergueiro's deft lyrical twists and turns. All tracks are originals, and titles include "Trilha Sonora", "Homem Calado", "Panela De Pressao", "Prendas Do Lar", "Contra Corrente", and "Rendicao". CD

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✨✧ VariousSecao Ritmica – Instrumental Funk From 70s Brazil ... LP
Atemoya, 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fierce funk from 70s Brazil – tracks that easily challenge the same heavy vibe you'd know from American work in the funky 45 underground of the time, or even some of the bigger jazz funk releases of the decade! The artists here aren't inspired by the sound of bossa nova – and instead take keen inspiration from the American world of jazz and soul – which they then mix with occasional instrumental touches of their own region, and often use some wonderfully trippy production to put a really unique spin on the music! So even though these tracks are filled with heavy drums, riffing guitars, and killer keyboards – they've got a special sound that really sets them apart from the American music that first gave them inspiration – all of which makes for an incredibly fresh approach to funky styles. Titles include "Sultana" by Aquarius Band, "Eu Quero Levar Voce Pra Casa" by Ed Lincoln, "The King's Bounce" by Free Sound Orchestra, "Tio Macro" by Dom Salvador, "Kool & The Gang" by Cry Babies, "Metropole" by Cesar Mariano & CIA, "Rush" by Free Sound Orchestra, "Assalto" by Ze Rodrix, "Mr Funky Samba" by Banda Black Rio, and "Tipo Africa" by Brazil Very Happy Band. Bonus 7" single includes "Big Splash" by Som Orlando Silveira and "Ju Ju Man" by Hot Stuff Band. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBatucada – Capoeira ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Hot on the heels of the very successful Batucada compilations on Mr. Bongo, Soul Jazz release this excellent double-length set of rare Brazilian percussion tracks dating from 1969 to 1978. The groove is very hard and percussive, with lots of very stripped-down playing, and a lot of instrumentation on berimbau, cuica, and other Brazilian instruments. Cuts include "Sao Bente Grande" by Mestre Bimba, "Samba Quente" by Luciano Perrone, "Ensaio De Escola" by Welcome To Rio, "Hora De Rezar" by Mestre Nago, and "Mistura #2" by Mestre Geraldo. Very rootsy sound, and an excellent release if you like Brazilian folkloric percussion traditions! CD
(Out of print.)

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Joao BoscoGagabiro ... LP
Barclay (Brazil), 1984. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of Joao Bosco's best albums from the 80s! The record is more stripped down than others, and it features Joao's acoustic guitar and mellow vocals right up front in the mix – in a style that's somewhere between Joao Gilberto and Caetano Veloso on some of his more laidback sessions. There's a strong jazzy groove on most tracks, and the record's a real undiscovered gem! Titles include "Papel Marche", "Bate Um Balaio", "Ima Dos Ais", "Gagabiro", "Jeitinho Brasileiro", and "Tambores". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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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

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Dorival Caymmi & Tom JobimCaymmi Visita Tom ... CD
Elenco (Brazil), 1966. New Copy ... $15.99
A landmark meeting of two Brazilian generations! The older singer/songwriter Dorival Caymmi meets up with Tom Jobim in this moody session of stripped-down tracks recorded in the famous Elenco style – and the result is a classic album that spans two generations of Brazilian music. Dorival brought along children Nana, Danilo, and Dori Caymmi to the session, and the backing includes percussion by Edison Machando – an guitar by Dori, and flute by Danilo. Tracks include "Sem Voce", "Berimbau", "Tristeza De Nos Dois", "Vae De Vez", and "Das Rosas". CD

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Gal CostaGal (1969) ... CD
Philips/Mercury (Brazil), 1969. New Copy ... $15.99
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! CD

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Gal CostaGal A Todo Vapor – Fa Tal ... CD
Polygram (Brazil), 1971. New Copy ... $15.99
An incredible live album from Gal Costa – one that's easily as great as any of her studio albums from the time! But unlike the studio albums, the style here is quite spare and intimate – a very personal presentation of Gal's music, recorded in a way that has her starting out nearly solo at the start, then adding in band members as the concert rolls on. The first portion of the performance mostly features acoustic guitar and Gal's vocals – in a style that's a bit like late 60s Nara Leao or Maria Bethania – but the second half gets more electric, often with some trippier Tropicalia touches! Titles include "Falsa Baiana", "Coracao Vagabundo", "Como 2 e 2", "Hotel Das Estrelas", "Mal Secreto", "Assum Preto", "Antonico", "Sua Estupidez", "Fruta Gogoia", and "Perola Negro". CD

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Gilberto GilFe Na Festa ... CD
Facil (Brazil), 2010. New Copy ... $3.99
One of the freshest albums we've heard in years from Gilberto Gil – a set that seems to shake off some of the misdirections of recent records, and really get back the sharper style of his roots – while still also heading off into a new mode as well! There's a definite forro undercurrent here, especially in the rhythms – and Gil uses the style to strip things down, get a bit rootsy, and really bring up these great earthy grooves alongside his vocals – moving things towards the spirit of his late 70s music, even though things here sound totally different! Production is never too slick, and titles include "Marmundo", "Assim Sim", "Fe Na Festa", "Marla Minha", "Aprendi Com O Rei", "La Vem Ela", and "Sao Jao Carioca". CD

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Antonio Carlos Jobim & OthersTom Masculino – Eles Cantam Antonio Carlos Jobim ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $16.99
The music of Antonio Carlos Jobim opened up huge new territory for male singers in Brazil during the 60s – a way of being personal and emotive, but without any of the overdone modes of the generation before – nor some of the false bravado that was usually mixed in with the presentation of the lyrics! Instead, Jobim allowed a stripped-down, warmly poetic approach that opened up huge new territory for singers in the bossa generation and beyond – as you'll hear in this very cool collection of classic work that begins during the initial time of Jobim's first compositions, and runs through the 60s and 70s to show an array of artists who were really helping to transform his music. Titles include "Ligia" by Chico Buarque, "Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar" by Caetano Veloso, "So Danco Samba" by Joao Donato, "Tema De Amor De Gabriela" by Ney Matogrosso, "Samba De Uma Nota So" by Baden Powell & Jimmy Pratt, "So Tinha De Ser Com Voce" by Pedro Mariano, "Olha Maria" by Emilio Santiago, "Agua De Beber" by Tamba Trio, "Dindi" by Lucio Alves, and "Ana Luiza" by MPB4. CD

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Rita LeeHoje E O Primeiro Dia Do Resto Da Sua Vida (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Polysom (Brazil), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $32.99
A tripped-out batch of hard jamming tracks from ex-Mutante Rita Lee – recorded with assistance from all the members of the group at the time, but in a mode that's quite different overall! Lee is clearly the star of the show here – singing all lyrics with a much fiercer vocal approach than on her earlier solo album – pushing things hard to keep up with the jamming keyboards of Arnaldo Baptista and guitar of Sergio Dias – both of whom are working with the energy that would show up in the Mutantes styles in the years after Lee departed. One of the most compelling aspects of the record is the structure of the tunes – less conventionally rockish overall than the direction Os Mutantes were moving towards – and still with that strong dramatic flair that Lee always provided when in the group. Titles include "Vamos Tratar Da Saude", "Amor Branco E Preto", "Superficie Do Planeta", "Teimoisia", "Tapupukitipa", "Beija Me Amor", and "Frique Como". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66Ye-Me-Le ... LP
A&M, 1969. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Way past the hits, and into some really great territory – a move that makes the record one of our favorite Sergio Mendes sets for A&M! The sweeter bossa pop style here is undercut with a bit more influence from late 60s Brazilian grooves – some of the more baroque turns that Sergio's contemporaries back home were taking, mixed with a few of the trippier influences that were coming into the scene as well. The overall style is still in the warm two-voiced mode that made Brasil 66 famous, but we appreciate some of the headier moments moving into the mix – partly from the guitar of Oscar Castro Neves, as well as the orchestrations by a young Dave Grusin! Titles include the fantastic title cut "Ye-Me-Le" – a wonderful groover written by Luiz Carlos Vinhas – plus a number of excellent covers, like "Norwegian Wood", "What The World Needs Now", "Moanin", and "Where Are You Coming From?". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notches, a large name in marker, and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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Gilson PeranzzettaTributo A Oscar Peterson ... CD
Canal (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
A straight jazz album from Brazilian pianist Gilson Peranzzetta – an artist who's played on countless sessions over the years, including a wealth of famous vocal records too – but who here pays tribute to the great Oscar Peterson, in a nicely stripped-down set of jazz piano trio tracks! Peranzzetta plays acoustic throughout, and has that magical soulful swing of Peterson – the fluid groove that made Oscar's work so revolutionary in the 50s, and which continues to be an inspiration all these many years later. At points, Gilson maybe brings in some darker touches of his own – especially on the intros to the tracks – and the group here features Paulo Russo on bass and Joao Cortez on drums. Titles include "I Feel Pretty", "Con Alma", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Easy To Love", "I've Got You Under My Skin", and "Somewhere". CD

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SatwaSatwa (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Time Lag Records, 1973. Used ... $9.99
A tripped-out set of acid folk guitar from Satwa – featuring Brazilian psychedelic folk genius Lula Cortes, in a feel that's very much like his own great work of the time! Satwa is one of the sweetest sets of psych folk jams we've heard in ages – with a mostly-instrumental, wholly mesmerizing sound spun by Lula on sitar and partner Lailson on 12 string guitar – a rich acoustic blend that's even deeper and more enigmatic than music of this type from the American scene! There's a bit of guest lead guitar on one track by Robertinho Do Recife – and titles include "Satwa", "Can I Be Satwa", "Alegro Piradissimo", "Lia A Rainha Da Noite", "Apacidonata", "Amigo", "Atom", "Blue Do Cachorro Muito Louco", "Valsa Dos Cogumelos", and "Alegria Do Povo". CD
(Sleeve has some edgewear.)

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Caetano VelosoCaetano Veloso (1967) ... CD
Philips/Elemental (Spain), 1967. New Copy ... About June 20, 2018
One of the building blocks of the late 60s Tropicalia scene in Brazil – and a standout solo debut from the young Caetano Veloso! The album's got an approach that's as dynamic and trippy as its cover image might imply – the same amazing blend of sounds and styles you'd hear on contemporaneous records by Gal Costa or Os Mutantes – served up with similar wit, wisdom, and charm! Caetano's vocals are amazing throughout – filled with raspy power that goes beyond the barriers of language – and the production has loads of surprising elements tripping through the mix – some rootsy, some slightly orchestrated – but with a softer approach that resonates strongly with more psychedelic use of organ and guitar. The album's as powerful today as it was decades ago – an essential recording that holds up beautifully year after year! The kickoff track is "Tropicalia" (surprisingly enough!), and the album is a non-stop ride through gems like "Alegria, Alegria", "Onde Andaras", "Paisagem Util", "Ave Maria", and the groovy "Soy Loco Por Ti America", written by Gilberto Gil. CD

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Caetano VelosoCaetano Veloso (1967) ... LP
Philips/Elemental (Spain), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... About June 20, 2018
One of the building blocks of the late 60s Tropicalia scene in Brazil – and a standout solo debut from the young Caetano Veloso! The album's got an approach that's as dynamic and trippy as its cover image might imply – the same amazing blend of sounds and styles you'd hear on contemporaneous records by Gal Costa or Os Mutantes – served up with similar wit, wisdom, and charm! Caetano's vocals are amazing throughout – filled with raspy power that goes beyond the barriers of language – and the production has loads of surprising elements tripping through the mix – some rootsy, some slightly orchestrated – but with a softer approach that resonates strongly with more psychedelic use of organ and guitar. The album's as powerful today as it was decades ago – an essential recording that holds up beautifully year after year! The kickoff track is "Tropicalia" (surprisingly enough!), and the album is a non-stop ride through gems like "Alegria, Alegria", "Onde Andaras", "Paisagem Util", "Ave Maria", and the groovy "Soy Loco Por Ti America", written by Gilberto Gil. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Beth CarvalhoPandeiro E Viola ... CD
Tapecar/Ultra Vybe (Brazil), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title's no lie, as the album features plenty of guitar and percussion next to the great vocals of Beth Carvalho – just the sort of lively samba backings that make her 70s albums so wonderful! There's a stripped-down, no-nonsense approach to the set – that surprisingly rootsy approach that was often used on the best samba albums of the generation – in ways that makes them instantly timeless, especially when graced with such a strong lead singer as Beth! Carvalho's voce is incredible – expressive, but without ever being overdone – with a soulful depth that grabs us right away, and holds us rapt throughout the entire record. Titles include "Gota D'Agua", "Cansaco", "Sente O Peso Do Couro", "O Dia De Amanha", "So Queria Ser Feliz", and "Pandeiro E Viola". CD
(Part of the Brasilian Music Love Affair series!)

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✨✧ Gal CostaGal (1969) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
Also available Gal (1969) ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Stan Getz with Joao GilbertoBest Of Two Worlds (remastered edition) ... CD
Columbia, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful return to the sounds of Brazil for Stan Getz – a 70s album that reunites him with Joao Gilberto, but in a style that's somewhat different than the pair's older Verve recordings! The sound here is looser, freer – more in that breezy Brazilian mode that evolved out of the initial bossa years – and Stan's tenor sounds great in the setting, with those loose yet heartfelt lines we love so much from this period! Joao's great too – somehow even more "present" on the record than before, with that amazing ability to do so much with so little – as on some of his own great 70s recordings. Miucha contributes some English language vocals to the record alongside Joao's Portuguese ones, and Oscar Castro Neves handled the arrangements with a nicely stripped-down style that has plenty of focus on the percussion and rhythms. Titles include a sublime English language version of "Aqua De Marco (Waters Of March)", plus the tracks "Double Rainbow", "Falsa Bahiana", "Ligia", "Izaura", "Eu Vim Da Bahia", and "E Preciso Perdoar". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gilberto Gil & Milton NascimentoGil & Milton ... CD
Warner (Brazil), 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A groovy set of duets between two of Brazil's greatest singers – done in a mostly stripped-down setting that leaves a strong focus on the amazing vocals of the duo! Most tracks are done in a style that begins with either singer taking the lead on the first verse or two before handing things off to the other vocalist. There's a few clunkers on here that you might want to avoid – but overall, there's plenty of nice moments, especially on the more soulful songs, which really bring out the best in Nascimento's voice. Titles include "Bom Dia", "Duas Sanfonas", "Dora", "Xica Da Silva", "Dinamarca", "Baiao Da Garoa", and "Yo Vengo A Ofrecer Mi Corazon". CD

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✨✧ Tim MaiaTim Maia (1977) ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
70s soul from Brazil – and a tremendously strong effort from the legendary Tim Maia! This record was Tim's first after an initial run on Polydor – and it shows Maia tightening up his groove even more, but still avoiding the slicker sounds of later years. There's a really focused sound here that's totally great – one that shows that Maia's work was hardly just some happy cross-cultural accident, and instead the careful work of an artist who was out to challenge the best American soul acts of the time! There's a warm little groove to most of the tracks – tripping along lightly in the vein of some of our favorite US mellow soul from the mid 70s – an approach that's mostly soul, but with some funky undercurrents – and often smooth, but never cloying or overly commercial. Titles include "Ride Twist & Roll", "Flores Belas", "Let It All Hang Out", "Sem Voce", "E Necessario", "Leva O Meu Blue", "Pense Menos", and "Musica Para Betinha". CD

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✨✧ ThelmaHaunting New Voice From Brazil ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Late bossa vocals from the lovely Thelma – a singer who we've only ever seen on this American album from the late 60s! The record's got a gentle pop bossa feel – Thelma's lighter vocals over woodwinds and strings that trip along at a nice lazy pace, but which never get too sloppy or sleepy. Songs are a strong batch of familiar numbers, set in arrangements that make them sparkle a bit more than usual – and tracks include "Deus Brasileiro", "Chega De Mentira", "Garota De Ipanema", "Samba Do Carioca", "Camara", "Samba De Roda Da Bahia", and "Deixa". LP, Vinyl record album
(2 eye mono pressing.)

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✨✧ Joao DonatoJoao Donato (aka Donato-Deodato) ... CD
32 Jazz/Muse, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
The legendary meeting of the two biggest Brazilian keyboard talents of the 70s – Joao Donato and Eumir Deodato – coming together in beautifully funky formation! The sound is a great blend of the moody electric work of Donato's classic Quem E Quem album, and some of the fuller, funkier grooves on Deodato's work for CTI – served up here in a double-keyboard blend with help from a host of great guest musicians! Other players include Randy Brecker on trumpet, Romeo Penque on flute, Mauricio Einhorn on harmonica, and Michael Gibson on guitar – plus plenty of percussion from Airto and Ray Barretto, who both join in to round out this all star session. Tracks are nicely long, and very jamming at times – and titles include the funky "Whistle Stop", plus "Where's JD", "Capricorn", "Nightripper", and "Batuque". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gilberto GilGilberto Gil (1971 – plus bonus tracks) (Brazilian pressing) ... CD
Philips (Brazil), 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
A rare British recording from Gilberto Gil – sung completely in English, and recorded while living in London, in political exile along with Caetano Veloso! The album's somewhat similar to Veloso's famous London album from 1971 – certainly in structure, as the backings are relatively stripped-down, and mostly feature acoustic guitar, bass, and percussion, alongside Gil's English lyrics. But the record's somewhat different too – in that it's got a brighter, more redemptive feel – almost an indication that Gilberto's time abroad hadn't been such a terrible thing – especially given that the record is a new creative departure in his music! The English lyrics are really a treat – and are sometimes sung as a broken strand of familiar words, trying to work themselves together into a fragile tapestry of emotion – sometimes succeeding, sometimes not – but always beautiful, and always filled with the emotion of his experiences in exile! Titles include "Volkswagen Blues", "The Three Mushrooms", "Babylon", "Nega (Photograph Blues)", and "Mamma" – plus 3 bonus cuts: "Can't Find My Way Home", "Up From The Skies", and a great version of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band". CD
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✨✧ Edu Lobo & Maria BethaniaEdu & Bethania ... CD
Elenco (Brazil), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pivotal album in the careers of Edu Lobo and Maria Bethania – united in a series of unique duets for this classic Elenco session from 1966! The album pre-dates most of Bethania's other work, and is done in a style that's got all the best touches of Lobo's baroque post-bossa arranging style – but with an overall sound that's a bit more stripped-down and rootsy. Edu and Maria duet on about half the tracks, trading vocals back and forth over some incredibly beautiful arrangements – and the remaining tracks feature each artist singing solo. The whole thing's amazing, and titles include great versions of "Upa Neguinho", "Lua Nova", "Candeias", "Veleiro", "So Me Fez Bem", "O Tempo E O Rio", and "Boranda". CD

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✨✧ Ron Trent Vs Lono Brazil Vs Dazzle DrumsManchild (In The Promised Land) (Ron Trent full vocal, Dazzle Drum dub) ... 12-inch
BBE (UK), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A triple-header of talents – all working here to make a cut that really lives up to the soulful legacy of Ron Trent! The main version begins with bubbling percussion and beats, inflected by these cosmic keyboards – while a spoken lyric gives the whole thing a strong sense of knowledge as the tune unfurls! The flipside is much more percussive – definitely the "dazzle drums" promised on the label – with a more tribal groove overall! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Erasmo CarlosSonhos E Memorias 1941 to 1972 ... CD
Polydor/Light In The Attic, 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Quinteto VioladoAte A Amazonia ... LP
Philips (Brazil), 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
A stunning cover – even trippier than the group's music! Titles include "Profissao De Fe", "Cancao Marginal", "Conto Do Canto", "Palavra Acesa", "Mestre Vitalino", and "Taeiras". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ ToquinhoQue Maravilha 1966 to 1974 (A Bossa Do Toquinho/Toquinho/Botequim/Boca Da Noite) (4CD set) ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
Four early albums by Toquinho – packaged together here in a single set, and with two bonus tracks too! First up is A Bossa Do Toquinho, from 1966 – an honest to goodness actual bossa nova session from Toquinho – one that's recorded during the 60s, and not one of his bossa-revival styled sets from later years! The Toquinho here is a bit more tender and tentative than in later years – playing acoustic guitar in a setting that evokes the work of Baden Powell or Luiz Bonfa, but with a close-up style that's even more intimate and personal – even at moments when the instrumentation is slightly expanded by organ, flute, or other instrumentation. There's a great sense of melancholy running through the record – almost like Baden Powell on his best European sessions – and although spare, the record has a tremendous sense of power, one that we don't always hear in Toquinho's later work. Titles include "Ole Ola", "Da Me", "Allemande", "Antes E Depois", "Canto De Ossanha", "Zambi", "Valsa De Euridice", and "Triste Amor Que Vai Morrer". 1970's Toquinho is an album done before his famous collaborations with Vincius De Moraes, and with a very different groove! The record features guest appearances by Jorge Ben on two tracks – and much of the record seems to have Toquinho absorbing a bit of Ben's spirit – using lively samba rhythms on some of the best tracks, which creates a groove that's really unexpected – and which makes the album a real standout in his catalog! Toquinho's guitar work is wonderful in the setting – maybe even more compelling in its deftness, and no less full of feeling – and titles include a killer reading of "Que Maravilha", done with Jorge Ben, who also guests on "Carolina Carol Bela" – and other titles include a version of "Bachianinha No 1" with Paulinho Nogueira; a great cover of Ben's "Zana"; and the tracks "Evocacao A Jacob", "Chuva Na Praia De Juqui", "Evocacao De Jacob", "De Ontem Pra Hoje", and "Na Agua Negra Da Lagoa". Botequim is one of the most compelling albums from the early years of Toquinho – a set that was done in collaboration with Gianfrancesco Guarnieri, who co-wrote the songs – in a mode that's much more soaring and spacious than some of Toquinho's other work! Female vocalist Marlene sings lead on about half the tracks, with Toquinho on the others – and there's an ambitious vibe to the album that's almost in territory of Edu Lobo, especially given the brightness of the arrangements. Titles include "Dane Se", "Quem Sabe Mais", "Cancao Do Medo", "Esperando Por Voce", "Quanto Vale Uma Crianca", "Embolada No Carrapato", and "Boboeu Nao Vai Entender". Boca Da Noite is a fantastic album from Toquinho – one of the best that he cut during the 70s! This album's got a much more stripped-down sound than others – with a soulful mix of vocals and spare acoustic guitar that sounds somewhere between the early 70s work of Baden Powell and Terry Callier – and which is way different than the bossa revival work Toquinho cut with Vinicius De Moraes! There's some larger arrangements lurking at the back of most tracks – but these are kept clean, and relatively spare – so that the strongest focus is on Toquinho's voice and guitar. Titles include a sparkling remake of "Asa Branca", done with a spare style that still retains the grandiose quality of the song – plus "Sem Enredo", "Boca Da Noite", "1969, Aeroporto Do Galeo", "Noite Longa", and "Lembrando Josh White". Set also features 2 bonus tracks – "Primavera" and "So Tinha De Ser Com Voce/Vivo Sonhando". CD

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Dori EdsonDori Edson ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1968. New Copy ... $9.99
A heartfelt singer from 60s Brazil – one who crafts his vocals with some of the soulful sensitivity that you might have found in the early work of Roberto Carlos before his trippier years – working here with arrangements that have some nice dark corners in the background! The lyrics are relatively straightforward, but the production and presentation have that depth that marked Brazilian records from the bossa years onwards – very unusual inflections to common instruments – which in this case seems to be especially true with the organ and flute that are used on the record, in ways that really pull out some of the bluer elements of their sound. Portinho handled the backings, and most tracks are originals by Dori – with titles that include "Seu Adeus", "O Amor Que Nos Fara Voltar", "Boa Noite", "Encantamento", "Fingimento", and "Perto Dos Olhos Longe Do Coracao". CD

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Prini LorenzPrini Lorenz ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1964. New Copy ... $9.99
A romping little record from the Jovem Guarda years in Brazil – a time when that country was strongly embracing American rock in all its 60s styles – and turning out groovy little records like this! Prini Lorenz works before a live crowd here – in this mix of mod elements that almost feels a lot like some of the bigger Sunset Strip live dates from the same time – particularly with the upbeat vibe of albums by Trini Lopez or Johnny Rivers! But there's also a sound here that's a lot cooler than both of their work – maybe because Prini's got this cool sort of accent on his English language vocals – but also because the combo is pretty lively throughout, and seems to turn all sorts of different tunes into upbeat stompers. Titles include "Like A Baby", "Cielito Lindo", "La Bamba", "Lonesome Traveler", "America", "Gotta Travel On", and "I Want To Hold Your Hand". CD
 
 
 



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