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A killer selection of rare bossa tunes from the best early years of the genre – pulled from the catalog of EMI/Odeon in Brazil, one of the best labels for the music at the time! The set's got a very lovely color cover – with some cool 60s typography, listing the title and names of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Great work by Elis Regina presented here in a Mexican only compilation, including "Roda" from 1966 and the Jobim tribute portion from "Elis Especial", a late-60s effort that seems to mix her bossa leanings with a slight nod to some of the Tropicalia changes that were going on ... LP, Vinyl record album
Magical early work from Dorival Caymmi – and the kind of record that easily shows why he was such a huge influence on Brazilian music! The album bubbles along with a lively mix of samba and larger orchestrations – Caymmi's wonderful vocals and songs filling up the set with a sense of ... LP, Vinyl record album
The first pairing of Elza Soares and Miltinho is a delight throughout – a set that follows on the Brazilian duet style of the time, but seems to handle things with even more charm and flair throughout – never just forcing the two singers together in the company of a tune, but really ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mellow bossa guitar – in the tradition of Bonfa or Gilberto, but lacking the same sort of soul. Not bad, but kind of a "cash in on the big names" release by Capitol – although the record was originally recorded in Brazil, so it's at least got some sort of cred. Titles ... LP, Vinyl record album
A classic bit of lost funky electric piano from Brazil! The album has a similar feel to Deodato's early 70's work, and includes a killer electric version of "Also Sprach Zarathustra" that's very similar to Deodato's "2001" – soaring along on a great funky groove, with ... LP, Vinyl record album
Elis Regina hits the London scene of the late 60s – with amazing results that make the album one of her best from the early years! The style here is still quite bossa-oriented, but backings are done by Peter Knight – who'd worked with Scott Walker and some of the other hip British ... LP, Vinyl record album
A rare Brazilian album from the 80s, but one that's quite different than you might expect – as these guys have a clear love of keyboards that resonate with some of the bigger electro pop acts of the UK and European scene of the time! The group's really just a duo – Billy Jaguar and Gel ... LP, Vinyl record album
An obscure little funky group from Flint, Michigan, one with a tight ensemble sound that's very much in the Earth Wind & Fire mode – complete with a really great horn section, plenty of bass-heavy grooves a the bottom, and a relatively spiritual feel that comes through strongly on the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Shelly Manne scored big with a jazz version of the Peter Gunn soundtrack in the 50s – and he does it again in this 60s version of Henry Mancini's music for the full-length Gunn movie! The style here is a bit more far-reaching and looser than before – showing not just Manne's ... LP, Vinyl record album