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✨✧ Erasmo CarlosCarlos, Erasmo – Erasmo Carlos (1971) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
Erasmo Carlos sounds even cooler here than usual – still working with tunes penned with his brother Roberto – but also taking on music by Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben, and Marcos Valle too! There's a heady undercurrent to the record that's maybe a filtering-through of an earlier Tropicalia vibe – a mode that Erasmo never embraced, but which leaves its impression in some of the more striking arrangements here – especially in the way things trip out at all the best times! Fuzzy guitar and offbeat production really add a lot to the set – and titles include "Maria Joana", "Agora Ninguem Chora Mais", "26 Anos De Vida Normal", "Cica Cecilia", "Mundo Deserto", "Sodoma E Gomorra", "Masculino Feminio", and "De Noite Na Cama". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLagos Disco Inferno 1975 to 1981 – 12 Red Hot Slices From The Golden Era Of Nigerian Disco ... CD
Academy, Late 70s. Used ... $6.99
Frantically funky club from Lagos – an amazing collection of post-Fela work from the Nigerian scene, lots of it with the kind of uptempo grooves you'd expect from the "disco" in the title! Yet the sound here is hardly the type you'd find over at Studio 54 – as most cuts here still veer more strongly towards Afro Funk than glittery disco – lots of heavy percussion, bumping basslines, and rough production – the kind of gritty grooves that makes tracking down records like this so great! There's definitely a bit more tightness in the instrumentation than a few years before – but things are never slick or commercial – and the overall feel is almost like some of the Banda Black Rio or Uniao Black funk coming from Brazil at the same time. Titles include "Hang On" by Nana Love, "Boogie Trip" by Doris Ebong, "Bad City Girl" by Grotto, "Don't Put Me Down" by Pogo Ltd, "Everybody Get Down" by Asiko Rock Group, "Boogie Train" by Paradise Stars, "Take Life Easy" by Christy Essien, "Boredom Pain" by MFB, and "Rover Man" by Emma Dorgu. CD
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Chico Buarque & OthersChico – Artista Brasileiro ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2015. New Copy ... $11.99
A beautiful performance that pays tribute to the legendary Chico Buarque – and one that features performances from the man himself, plus great guest artists – all in a stripped-down setting with a very personal vibe! Most of the instrumentation here is relatively spare – often just a bit of piano, acoustic guitar, and maybe a bit of cello or percussion – used to shade in the tunes alongside the vocals, which are very firmly in the lead – on a range of tunes penned by Buarque, which fit perfectly in this intimate setting. Chico himself sings "Sinha" and "Paratodos", and other tracks include "Sabia" by Carminho, "As Vitrines" by Ney Matogrosso, "Mambembe" by Moyseis Marques, "Mar E Lua" by Monica Salmaso, "Estacao Derraderia" by Pericles, and "Sobre Todas As Coisas" by Carimho & Milton Nasimento. CD

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Beth CarvalhoPandeiro E Viola ... CD
Tapecar/Ultra Vybe (Brazil), 1975. New Copy ... $23.99
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

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Lula CortesRosa De Sangue ... CD
Rozenblit/Time Lag Records, 1980. New Copy ... $8.99
The final chapter of Lula Cortes amazing run of music in 70s Brazil – a small label release that brilliantly blends together a range of psychedelic influences – all with a gritty edge that's quite different than what you might expect from the date of the album! Things here are every bit as tripped out as on some of Lula's other albums from years before – trippily poetic, occasionally folksy, and sometimes touched with heavier electric moments that really offset the gentler, more organic moments. The reissue features full notes on the music by Cortes himself – and the package offers a rare chance to hear an album whose original pressing was supposedly destroyed before it was ever released! Really great sound, and a lovely package that more than lives up to Lula's amazing music. CD

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Stan Getz with Joao GilbertoBest Of Two Worlds (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
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

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Gilberto GilGilberto's Samba ... LP
Sony/Polysom (Brazil), 2014. New Copy ... $32.99
One of the best records we've heard from Gilberto Gil in many, many years – a stripped-down session that focuses on his voice and guitar work – in a style that takes us back to Gil's earliest days in music! The album feels like some lost session that Gilberto might have recorded in the 60s – before his Louvacao debut – done with mostly just a bit of light percussion from the enigmatic Domenico, plus some help from Moreno Veloso – who also co-produced the record as well, with that great sense of space he always brings to his own music too. A few cuts feature extra touches – a bit of accordion, or some flute from Danilo Caymmi – but the main focus is on Gil, who hasn't sounded this great in years – still able to capture our imagination when he works in a straightforward style like this. Titles include "Milagre", "Um Abraco No Joao", "Tim Tim Por Tim Tim", "Eu Sambo Mesmo", "Aos Pes Da Cruz", and "Desde Que O Samba E Samba". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joao GilbertoPrado Pereira De Oliveira (with bonus tracks) ... CD
WEA (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $14.99
A great live recording done for Brazilian TV – and a set that's also one of the most intimate recordings that the great Joao Gilberto made during the 90s! There's a very spare, stripped-down vibe to the album – very much in the spirit of Gilberto's classic material, with an undeniable charm, and an amazing ability to do a hell of a lot with just a little – then make the whole thing seem completely effortless! Gilberto's one of the few of his generation who just seemed to get better as the years go on – as you'll hear from his beautiful work on guitar, and his always wonderful vocals. Rita Lee joins in on the track "Jou Jo Balangandas", Bebel Gilberto duets on "Chega De Saudade", and the other tracks include "Menino Do Rio", "Cuarare", "O Pato", "Canta Brasil" – and CD-only bonus tracks "Estate", "Tim Tim Por Tim Tim", "Bahia Com H", and "Aquarela Do Brasil". CD

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Glue TripGlue Trip (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Production Dessinee (Japan), 2015. New Copy ... $14.99
A very cool Brazilian duo – working here with a sound that's nicely tripped-out, but which also has acoustic elements that take us back to Brazilian styles of the 70s too! Acoustic guitar figures strongly on many tracks – right up front in the mix, as on a Jorge Ben record – but often set to more contemporary rhythm and production modes, with keyboards or gentle beats stepping in the background, as raspy, rootsy lyrics match the acoustic vibe upfront! Some moments are sweet, some are a bit moodier – but the whole thing is never overdone, nor just a head-noddy blend of familiar elements – definitely something fresh and new, with a great voice of its own. Titles include "La Edad Del Futuro", "Birds Singing Lies", "Elbow Pain", "A New Place To Start", "Old Blood", and "Lucid Dream". CD

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✨✧ Rita LeeHoje E O Primeiro Dia Do Resto Da Sua Vida (Brazilian pressing) ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1972. Used ... $15.99
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". CD
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Andre Marques/John Patitucci/Brian BladeViva Hermeto ... CD
Boranda, 2015. New Copy ... $16.99
The music of Brazilian genius Hermeto Pascoal, turned into a sweet set of jazzy trio numbers from Andrew Marques on piano, John Patitucci on bass, and Brian Blade on drums! The group really hit the right sort of essence for Hermeto's tunes – that open, fluid, yet highly rhythmic vibe that's always made us love his songs – delivered here in a setting that's a lot more stripped-down instrumentally than Pascoal's initial recordings, but with a vibe that's no less compelling! Blade and Patitucci have to do a hell of a lot of work on the set – moving around with dexterity and color that's got us appreciating their talents in whole new ways – and on a few cuts, the group's also joined by percussionist Rogerio Boccato. Titles include "Bebe", "Ferragens", "Boiada", "Chorinho Pra Ele", "Quaraquaua", "O Ovo", and "Ramos De Girassol". CD

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Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66Ye-Me-Le (Japanese pressing) ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1969. Used ... $5.99
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?". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Milton Nascimento & Dudu Lima TrioTamarear ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 2015. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the greatest settings in years for legendary Brazilian singer Milton Nascimento – a record that has the giant working with just a jazz trio for backing – led by bassist Dudu Lima, and with a sound that really takes Milton back to his roots! Nascimento's always had a very special style, but some albums of the past decade or two don't always bring it to the forefront – yet here, with just a piano, bass, and drums for accompaniment, Milton hits the kinds of soulful strides he initially made in the company of keyboardist Wagner Tiso on his 70s classics – this kind of spacious, almost heavenly mode that's filled with soul. The musicians move between acoustic and electric elements, but the sound is pretty stripped-down throughout – although guitarist Stanley Jordan joins the set on two numbers. The group really change up some Nascimento classics, too – and titles include "Clube Da Esquinha No 2", "Gran Circo", "Som Do Ceu/Nada Sera Como Antes", "Tamerar", "Belafante", "Fe Cega Faca Amolada", and "Nascimento/Travessia". 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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Jair OliveiraSimples ... CD
Unimar (Brazil), 2006. Used ... $12.99
The title's an apt one – as the record's the most earthy and stripped-down effort we've heard from Jair Oliveira so far – a real change from his more beat-centric albums for Trama, and a set that unlocks an especially soulful side in his music! In a way, there's a style here that's a little bit like Seu Jorge's work on Cru – a mix of percussion, acoustic guitar, and warmly raspy vocals that are totally great – served up with an almost universal appeal, despite the language difference. A few elements here are electric, but these are used sparingly, and the acoustic elements in the music always take center stage – which makes for an especially warm sound throughout – even on the more groove-heavy tracks! Titles include "Todo Dia", "Simples", "Eu Voce", "Sete E Meia", "Bracos E Iemanja", "Intacto", "Pele", "Casa Da Dor", and "Eu Tambem Tive Um Sonho". CD
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PapeteBerimbau E Percussao – Music & Rhythms Of Brasil ... LP
Universal Sound/Soul Jazz (UK), Mid 70s/Early 80s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Great stuff! This is Soul Jazz's compilation of the beautiful music of the Brazilian percussionist Papete. The work here spans a wide range of styles, but like all the Soul Jazz comps, it's put together in a fantastic way that spins and swirls through an amazing mix of music. Some cuts have a strident jazzy feel to them, like the album's great cover of "Ponteio", while others are much more stripped down and folkloric sounding. Never a dull moment, and Papete plays a range of instruments – from drums, to cuica, to tamborim, to marimbas – and a whole lot more! If you like some of Airto's stuff, or if you were one of the many who've bought the Quarteto Novo LP from us – you'll love this one! LP, Vinyl record album

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Ze RamalhoZe Ramalho De Paraiba ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), Mid 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $13.99
Vintage live work from this legendary Brazilian rocker – a series of different concerts, all brought together in a very cool 2CD package! The set features material from the shows Atlantida (1973), Um Dia Antes Da Vida (1976), Tres Aboios Diferentes (1974), and Coletiva De Musica Paraibana (1976) – plus one more track from a 1977 show – all with Ze Ramalho on vocals and guitar, working in relatively stripped-down settings with deeply personal inflections! The collection's a great contrast to some of his more produced studio albums – and titles include "O Monte Olimpia", "Avohai", "A Arvore", "Puxa Puxa", "Brejo Do Cruz", "Jacarepagua Blues", "Taxi Lunar", and "Aboio Eletronico". CD

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Catherine Ribeiro & AlpesPaix ... LP
Philips (Brazil), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
One of those key records that shows the really unique side of the French scene at the start of the 70s – an underground world that was a bit hippie, certainly trippy, and very open to other ideas too – wrapped up in a sound that was both cosmic and intellectual at the same time! Catherine Ribeiro sings here with the group Alpes – a combo who might be more prog in another setting, but who get a more sensitive sound and style from Ribeiro's vocals – while still allowing themselves to take off on flights of fancy when they want – sounding especially cool on their use of "cosmophone" and "percuphone"! The groove moves between long electric solos and more dramatic vocal moments from Catherine – and titles include the side-long "Un Jour La Mort" – plus "Roc Alpin", "Paix", and "Jusqu'A Ce Que La Force De T'Aimer Me Manque LP, Vinyl record album

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Wanda SaWanda Sa Ao Vivo (Brazilian pressing) ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2014. Used ... $6.99
Some of the coolest, most compelling work we've heard in years from Wanda Sa – a very spare, stripped-down session that really gets back to the roots of her music from the 60s! Wanda Sa has been reviving her bossa sound for the past decade or more, but most of those recordings often have a decidedly modern feel in some of the instrumental and production choices – while this album really goes for a classic vibe all the way through, as Wanda sings beautifully without any extra trappings, and plays guitar with this sublime sense of tone and color to really illuminate the lyrics! The music has some extra backings, too – but really in a light, small combo bossa mode – save for some points when Sa is joined by Marcos Valle, Joao Donato, and Carlos Lyra – all of whom approach the project in a similar way. Titles include "O Que E Amar", "Novo Acorde", "Vagamente", "Ciume", "Pra Sempre", "Minha Saudade/Bim Bom", and "E Nada Mais". Also features bonus tracks with appearances from Jane Monheit and Dori Caymmi! CD
Also available Wanda Sa Live (Wanda Sa Ao Vivo) ... CD 9.99

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

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Joao Donato/Eumir DeodatoDonato-Deodato ... LP
Muse, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joao DonatoDonato-Deodato ... LP
Muse, 1973. Used ... Temporarily 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting in the spine.)

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