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(Cover has a bumped corner, small peeled spot, and center split in the top seam.)
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Vinyl may be dirty, and can lack a fair amount of luster.
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This is the kind of record that you'd buy to play,
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with nothing too deep that would ruin the overall record.
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cover without the paper sleeve, or heavily played by a previous owner
and has some marks across the surface. The record should play okay,
though probably with surface noise.
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An excellent album by Brazilian guitarist Bola Sete, and one that has him leading an orchestra through a set of tracks he composed and produced himself. The orchestra gives a beautifully full sound to the record, and is a nice counterpoint to other Sete albums from the time, which could sometimes ... LP, Vinyl record album
Early bossa jazz from Sergio Mendes – recorded with his famous Bossa Rio combo, in the years before he moved to America! The album's a classic in Brazilian jazz – a tight album of bossa-inflected jazz tunes played with razor-sharp precision, handled with a style that went on to ... LP, Vinyl record album
An early collection, before lambada was packaged cheaply and shipped out to the rest of the world – with tracks by Chiclete Com Banana, Novos Barbaros, Olodum, Banda Mel, Sossega Leao, and Aurelio Do Sax. LP, Vinyl record album
The official album of the 1980 MPB Festival in Brazil – with work by Joyce, Diana Pequeno, Elza Maria, Exporta Samba, Dercio Marques, Oswaldo Montenegro, Fernanda, Baby Consuelo, Quinteto Violado, and others. LP, Vinyl record album
Killer work by Astrud Gilberto – very different than her Verve sides of the 60s! The album was produced by Astrud, arranged by Deodato – and has that wonderful warm full jazz feel of her classic album on CTI, but also a bit more like some of the funky work of Jorge Ben at the time ... LP, Vinyl record album
Very groovy bossa tracks – very much in the mode of some of the Verve hit recordings of the mid 60s! After the success of the Astrud Gilberto/Joao Gilberto work with Stan Getz, it's clear that Philips and Luiz Bonfa wanted to get in on the act – and they've paired Bonfa's guitar with ... LP, Vinyl record album
An excellent compilation of unusual Brazilian music! The comp features work by the legendary Brazilian producer Roberto Quartin – pulled from his self-named Brazilian record label – his second after the legendary Forma label, home to many bossa nova classics of the mid 60's. The scope ... LP, Vinyl record album
A Brazilian rock classic! The band had a very sophisticated sound that mixed nice vocal production with spare arrangements supported by guitar, piano, and bass. The sound is difficult to describe – but the record has some extremely compelling songwriting, and great vocal work that carries ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sublime work from Frankie Beverly and Maze – smooth, mellow, and perfectly put together, with a level of care and class that you'd be hard pressed to find in many of the group's contemporaries! The album's not one of the group's most famous, but that makes it even more of a treat, as you'll ... LP, Vinyl record album
Seminal early funk work from Roy Ayers! The record catches him at that perfect point when he was turning from a straight jazz player into a sinister force in 70s funk – and the group on the session includes super-hip soul jazz giants like Charles Tolliver, Sonny Fortune, and Harry Whitaker, ... LP, Vinyl record album