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Bossa, samba, MPB, and more -- a great selection of music, both vintage and contemporary!


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Banda Veneno Vol 1
Philips (Brazil), 1971. Near Mint-
The first in the Banda Veneno series by Brazilian maestro Erlon Chaves – and the best! Erlon's at the height of his funky powers here – coming up with some mad groovers that borrow a lot of influences from American and European funk of the time, and turn it towards some of the weirder ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Eu Te Amo
Fontana (Brazil), Early 80s. Near Mint-
Features work by Caetano Veloso, Maria Bethania, Edu Lobo & Tom Jobim, Emilio Santiago, Chico Buarque, Gal Costa, and Nara Leao. LP, Vinyl record album
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Molhado De Suor
Sol Re Sol, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
Beautifully rootsy work from singer Alceu Valenca – done with a nicely northern Brazil sound that involves plenty of acoustic percussion, guitar, and nice use of flute and craviola! The style here is almost a sophistication of earlier forro modes – done in a style that has traces of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Linguas De Fogo
Sol Re Sol, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
An unusual 70s session from singer/arranger Sidney Miller – an artist we know best from his lofty Elenco work of the 60s, but who's working here in a completely different mode! The style here is personal, almost gentle at times – following in a mode that recalls some of the Milton ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Biscoito Fino/DRG, 2014. New Copy
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 ... CD
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When It Was Done
CTI/A&M, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold
An amazing leap forward for the incredible Walter Wanderley – a record that has him mixing his earlier bossa groove with the wider vision of late 60s A&M/CTI – supported by an amazing cast of American and Brazilian artists! The vibe is wonderful from the very first note – a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Arista, 1976. Very Good+
Spacious and earthy fusion from Airto – a record that departs nicely from earlier work, yet still keeps all the best elements intact! Airto's percussion work is firmly at the core of the set – giving it a nice acoustic base to work from, while also adding in touches of electric guitar ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Manifestations
Tabu, 1979. Very Good+
An incredible batch of Brazilian fusion – cut by keyboardist Manfredo Fest, and one of the few records he ever waxed in the US during the 70s! The record mixes Fest's soaring Brazilian groove with a tight soulful set of arrangements by Jerry Peters – a bit club-oriented, with a similar ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Sobocode (Puerto Rico), 1984. Near Mint- Gatefold
An overlooked gem from Airto – recorded after his 70s years on bigger labels, but a set that almost tops all of them in the end! There's a wonderful mix going on here – a blend of rootsy and electric, and Latin and Brazilian – the former clearly from the placement of the record ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Far Out (UK), 2014. Used
DJ Tudo really lives up to his name here – by bringing in a huge amount of different influences – all sorts of Brazilian sounds and styles, but with results that are surprisingly cohesive overall! The album was recorded in various spots over the course of a few years – and it's ... CD
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Warner/Bomba (Japan), 1975. New Copy
A tremendous little album from Joyce – a rare session originally only issued in Italy, recorded in a folksy style that's a bit different than her other work! Tracks are all pretty short – many under 2 minutes long – and feature spare guitar, percussion, and lovely vocals from ... CD
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Refazenda
Warner/Bomba (Japan), 1975. New Copy
One of the funkiest albums you'll ever hear from Gilberto Gil – a really cool record that's done in the same sort of samba soul style that Jorge Ben was using in the 70s – with similarly wonderful results! The rhythms are great – a really compelling mix of rootsy elements and ... CD
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Atlantic/Bomba (Japan), 1978. New Copy
Sublime 70s samba from Candeia – a set that was recorded for the major label Atlantic, but which has a sound that's arguably even more rootsy than most indie samba sessions of the time! Most instrumentation is just guitar, cavaquinho, and percussion – used in this incredibly rhythmic ... CD
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Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s/1980s/Mid 90s. New Copy
Simply stunning compilation of the work of this fantastic Brazilian guitarist and vocalist, with 23 tracks of her best stuff ever, and put together in chronological order, and with excellent notes written by Joyce herself! Even if you've got any the Joyce Rare Tracks comp, you owe it to yourself ... CD
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Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s. New Copy
An amazing compilation of the genius work of Brazilian composer/arranger/singer Marcos Valle! Valle originally started out by writing some of the biggest hits of the bossa era, but as time and the sixties wore on, he got waaaaay out in his approach to the music, and really began experimenting with ... CD
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Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s. New Copy
Amazing! One of our favorite records of all time! We totally love the work of Marcos Valle – and we can honestly say that he's probably our favorite Brazilian artist ever. Valle had an incredible musical vision, and he was one of those rare Brazilian talents – like Edu Lobo or ... CD
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Bhanda
Trama (Brazil), 2007. Used
A gem of a record from Lo Borges – still one of the best Brazilian songwriters ever, with talents that are alive and well more than 30 years after his classic debut and famous 70s recordings with Milton Nascimento! As with other of Borges' recent albums, the style here is almost a ... CD
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Curb, Mid 60s. Used
No description available. CD
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Milton Nascimento Ao Vivo
Barclay/Nascimento (Brazil), 1983. Very Good+ Gatefold
Live set recorded in 1983, with large arrangements by Wagner Tiso that feature a string section behind a smaller rock group that includes Tiso, Robertinho Silva, and Helio Delmiro. Milton plays guitar, and his voice is still in fine form. Gal Costa sings a tiny bit – and the record includes ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Shadow Of Your Smile
Verve, 1965. Very Good+
One of Astrud Gilberto's greatest albums – and quite possibly our personal favorite! The record features beautifully understated arrangements by Joao Donato, Don Sebesky, and Claus Ogerman – and the instrumentation is a haunting mix of bossa rhythms with darker orchestrations that ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated August 02, 2015


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