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Most of the classic work by this great Brazilian singer is now out of print on vinyl – but you can at least grab this nice extended "best of" compilation, which features 24 hard to find tracks! The style's a mix of jazzy and bossa material with some of her more serious 70's stuff ... LP, Vinyl record album
An excellent collection of the amazing work by this oft-overlooked Brazilian vocal group. The MPB4 combo managed to skirt bossa, samba, and MPB styles – and come up with a unique sound that was always extremely pleasing, and often a little challenging. This record features many great cuts ... LP, Vinyl record album
A fitting tribute to the masterful work of Brazilian poet and diplomat Vinicius De Moraes – pulled from classic records he cut in conjunction with Baden Powell, Odette Lara, Quarteto Em Cy, Toquinho, and others. The set's a great way to get some of Vinicius' best compositions on vinyl – ... LP, Vinyl record album
An early 70s packaging of an older bossa session by Deodato – done with a modern cover that's clearly trying to cash in on his fame at CTI! Don't let that fakery stop you though, because the record's a great one – a 1964 session of straight piano bossa tracks by Deodato, with ... LP, Vinyl record album
Great work by one of Brazil's most unique groups! Of all the contributions that Brazil has made to the world pop legacy, one of the greatest is their strong tradition of pop vocal groups – most of which took a basic American jazz harmony sound and turned it into something really special and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Very groovy! This is one of a few excellent albums made by the team of Jaime Alem and Nair during the 70s – and although the set's a tribute to the compositions of Dorival Caymmi, Jaime & Nair take the tunes and make them their own through some excellent jazzy backings. The arrangements ... LP, Vinyl record album
Excellent work by some of the greatest Brazilian singers and songwriters of the 70s! The material was recorded exclusively for this TV soundtrack in 1976 – and although the scope of the story stretches back to the early 20th century, the feel of most of the material is prime mid 70s MPB. ... LP, Vinyl record album
A record with a cheesy title and cover, but with a sound that's completely sublime – that transcendent vocal approach and incredible songwriting that makes just about any record by Ivan Lins a real treasure! The set's not as experimental as his earliest work, but it's got a rock-solid sound ... LP, Vinyl record album
A sweetly mellow album from singer Maria Creuza – recorded with a bit more of a modern feel than some of her previous albums for RCA, less bossa touches, and a more romantic sound overall – one that has her vocals drifting over serious arrangements that have kind of a sad and late night ... LP, Vinyl record album
A year after their debut, Elis Regina and Jair Rodrigues are back on stage with a second lively set of tracks – tightly smoking material that weaves together bossa, samba, and jazz – all with an edge that's almost even greater than Elis' later studio albums! Even at this young age, her ... LP, Vinyl record album