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Black vinyl that may show a slight amount of dust or dirt.
Should still be very shiny under a light, even with slight amount of dust on surface.
One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so.
These marks cannot be too deep, and should only be surface marks that won't affect play,
but might detract from the looks.
May have some flaws and discoloration in the vinyl, but only those that would be
intrinsic to the pressing. These should disappear when the record is tilted under
the light, and will only show up when looking straight at the record.
(Buddah and ABC pressings from the 70's are a good example of this.)
May have some slight marks from aging of the paper sleeve on the vinyl.
Possible minor surface noise when played.
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if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record.
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cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.
One of the greatest Baden Powell albums of the 60s – a beautiful little set that's co-crafted by the bossa guitarist and Brazilian drummer Jimmy Pratt! The arrangements are a bit unusual for Powell – and feature lots of small combo woodwinds grooving around the tight percussion of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Features arrangements from Luiz Roberto and Aecio Flavio – on titles that include "Louca", "Agoniza Mas Nao Morre", "Viver Outra Vez", "Aquarela Amazonica", "Sambaterapia", "O Cavalo Branco E O Passaro Verde", "Mulher ... LP, Vinyl record album
Lord Astor is Astor Silva, the Brazilian trombone player who grooved hard on bossa sessions like the famous Os Ipanemas record. This one's from a few years before than one, and has Astor leading a tight group through some jazzy samba tunes with an upbeat dancing style. The best tracks feature ... LP, Vinyl record album
Wild is hardly a word we'd use to describe Tania Maria – mostly because we love her smooth jazzy approach to Brazilian material, one that's been honed to a "T" by this point, but never dampened in enthusiasm and honesty. The set's a great one with a strong acoustic group – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Chico Buarque was an undeniable influence on the generation of Brazilian singers that included Gal Costa, Caetano Veloso, and Gilberto Gil – and this nice best of set brings together some of great tracks from the years when he was working his magic the strongest in Brazil. 12 tracks in all, ... LP, Vinyl record album
The first in a series of groundbreaking collaborations between a young Elis Regina and Jair Rodrigues – one of Elis' first big albums ever, recorded live before a very enthusiastic crowd! The set's a mix of bossa and samba numbers – often sung in duet mode by Elis and Jair – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Gal Costa sings the music of Dorival Caymmi, but does so at a level that's completely different than his classics – often adding in currents of funk, jazz, and samba soul – sometimes with help from Joao Donato, who also plays keyboards on the set! The record's a perfect blend of modes ... LP, Vinyl record album
Caetano Veloso at the end of the 70s – still sounding wonderful, but in ways that are quite different from his earliest albums! The sound here is more restrained, and more mature – a beautiful example of the songwriting strength that Veloso evolved as his career moved on – tunes ... LP, Vinyl record album
A classic double-length collection of work by Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – titled a "Foursider" because of the 2LP format! The package is overflowing with greatness by the group – and the extra space allows the set to include some real gems from the later A&M years ... LP, Vinyl record album
An ambitious larger production from the team of Edu Lobo and Chico Buarque – the famous stage musical O Grande Circo Mistico, based on the poem by Jorge De Lima, and featuring a range of top-shelf performers that includes Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Milton Nascimento, Jane Duboc, Zizi Possi, ... LP, Vinyl record album
A collection of some of the biggest hits by some of Brazil's most well known performers from the late 1960s and early 1970s, with Caetano Veloso performing "Tudo Se Transforma", Jorge Ben and "La Vem Salgueiro", Ivan Lins doing "Quero De Volta O Meu Pandeiro" and many ... LP, Vinyl record album
A pretty nice set of samba and bossa instrumentals – all performed by the orchestra of Carioca, a leader who's got a similar style to Lyrio Panicali – mixing light and jazzy together in a 60s-styled Brazilian sound! Titles include "Nega", "Samba De Uma Nota So", ... LP, Vinyl record album