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Doces Barbaros (DVD)
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 1978. New Copy
A key post-Tropicalia moment in Brazilian music – a live set that brings together four of the strongest forces in 70s MPB – Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, and Maria Bethania – all strong survivors from the early years, working here in a richly creative style! Although ... DVD
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Studio Canal (Brazil), 1994. New Copy
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 ... DVD
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Mug Shot, 1982. New Copy
Gil Scott-Heron in the prime of his career – captured here in a well-done documentary from 1982, which features a fair bit of live performances with his Midnight Band! The film was commissioned by Channel 4 in the UK, and comes across with a very sensitive look at Gil – easily one of ... DVD
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Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2015. New Copy
A tribute to the legendary Martinho Da Vila – served up in a sparkling samba mode that does way more than just go back to the roots, and instead really opens up these tunes with a fresh, personal sense of interpretation! The instrumentation blends classic percussion with some sweet electric ... DVD
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Dois Amigos – Um Seculo De Musica
Sony (Brazil), 2016. New Copy
An incredible meeting of these two legendary artists – both musicians who transformed the sound of Brazil from the 60s onward – and who've also been a hell of an inspiration to many of us up in North America too! The passage of time hasn't dimmed the genius of Caetano Veloso or ... DVD
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Shout Factory, 2014. New Copy
The Memphis sound comes back in all its glory here – in this well-done documentary that looks at the classic legacy of the city's scene, and the role of Stax, Hi Records, and other important labels – then follows a mixture of classic and contemporary talents through the recording ... DVD
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Peoples Potential, Late 80s. New Copy
Rare performance footage from the great George Smallwood – a 30 minute program that was originally done for cable access TV, but which still has all the charm of Smallwood's records at their best! Like those recordings, the style here is decidedly low-fi – but George has a way of ... DVD
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Fonoplay (Brazil), 2006. New Copy
Always-lovely work from the Quarteto Em Cy – four ladies who still harmonize beautifully together, even in recent recordings like this! The set features the quartet working their way through a set of familiar classics, plus a few lesser-known numbers – most from either Dorival Caymmi ... DVD
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Walt Disney's Fantasia – Deluxe Collector's Edition (2CD & VHS)
Buena Vista, 1957. Used 2 CD & VHS
Includes 2 CDs, 2 VHS tapes, booklet & a nice commemorative lithograph of original concept painting. CD
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Maxwell Street LLC, 2010. New Copy
A look at the famous Maxwell Street in Chicago – home to countless street vendors and legendary bargains, and a big part of the Windy City blues scene as well! This documentary draws on a lot of archival images, and features narration by actor Joe Mantegna – to offer up a loving ... DVD
 
Updated May 24, 2016


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