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Ely ArcoverdeEly Arcoverde Quarteto ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1965. New Copy ... $18.99
One of the coolest albums ever from this hip Brazilian organist – a set that just features a small combo behind his lead work on the keys – in a mode that ties the album more strongly to the world of samba and bossa jazz than any of his other records of the decade! There's still lots of creative constructions on the keys, but they usually swing a bit more strongly too – given nice support by bass, guitar, and drums – on tunes that include early compositions by Marcos Valle, Hermeto Pascoal, and Edu Lobo! Titles include "Asteroide", "Deus Brasileiro", "Arrastao", "Sete Contos", "Menino Das Laranjas", "Meu Pajeu", "Vai Joao", and "Cancao Do Amor Que Foi". CD

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Ely ArcoverdeO Orgao Que Canta Boleros ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1964. New Copy ... $18.99
A set that's a bit mellower than some of the other 60s records by Brazilian organist Ely Arcoverde – but one that's still got a very groovy sound overall! As you'd guess by the "boleros" in the title, most tunes are ballads – slow-steppers with a great late nite vibe, which gives Ely plenty of room to work all this cool magic on the keys of the electric organ – at a level that's somewhere between American jazz Hammond players, and maybe the more exotic modes of an artist like Korla Pandit! As with other records, Ely finds a way to "sing" through the keys – almost an early organ-driven version of vocoder material – and titles include "Que Sera De Ti", "O Divorcio", "Sonhar Contigo", "Abraca Me", and the side-long "Selecao De Boleros". CD

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Celio BalonaEm Ritmo De Amar ... CD
Mglo/Discobertas (Brazil), 1966. New Copy ... $18.99
Sweet organ from 60s Brazil – somewhat in the territory of Wander Wanderley and some of his generation, but also maybe a bit more swinging and poppy overall! Celio Balona plays his instrument with a lean, clean sound – sometimes set to samba rhythms, sometimes more rock-based – and he's got a nice range in the choice of tones, so that each tune has a slightly different flavor – maybe more tonal variety than you'd find in some of his contemporaries. There's definitely a few groovers here that match bossa organ work, mixed with tracks that step more towards a soundtrack style – and titles include "Quem Te Vieu Que Te Ve", "T'Aimer Foullement", "Once In A While", "O Caderinho", "Free Again", and "Un Homme Et Une Femme". CD

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Luiz BandeiraNas Madrugadas Do Rio ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1966. New Copy ... $18.99
A very cool set from the Brazilian scene of the 60s – one that combines an earlier male vocal mode with some of the organ-driven samba of the time – all with results that are pretty darn sweet! Carlinhos handles the Hammond – an instrument that soars out over lively percussion on most tracks, as Luiz Bandeira deftly moves through different lyrical melodies on medley tracks on the set – then delivers a few tunes of his own as well! Titles include "Ta Tudo Ai", "Despedida", "Ja Vou", "Ronda Das Sombras", "Ja Vou", and "Eu Nao Peco Outra Vez". CD

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Black JuniorsBlack Juniors ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1984. Used ... $9.99
A real obscurity from the Brazilian scene of the 80s – an album by a group who must have been one of the first hip hop acts to cut a record down there – working in a tight mix of old school styles and electro funk modes! There's more of a street soul approach overall – as although the record does have some great beats, rhymes, and scratching – there's also some sung vocals as well, mixed up nicely, almost with modes that reflect that second wave on the New York scene, when barriers were breaking down a bit between MCs and singers. Titles include "Break Nas Ruas", "Miss Brasil", "Mas Que Linda Estas", "Hey Disc Jockey", "Super Sexy", and "Quero Ver Voce Mexer". CD

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Elizeth CardosoOutra Vez Elizeth ... CD
Som Livre/Discobertas (Brazil), 1982. New Copy ... $18.99
A great later album from samba singer Elizeth Cardoso – one that has a sophisticated sound that really matches her maturing vocals, thanks to a nice dose of jazz in the mix! Elizeth approaches the lyrics like a grand dame of Brazilian music – with a subtle sense of majesty touched by just the right of lived experience to really make the lyrics resonate – all warmed up by these really nice arrangements from Sergio Carvalho, who also plays a bit of acoustic and electric piano on the set too. Dori Caymmi arranges in a few points with Sergio, and also plays piano – and titles include "Prezado Amigo", "Viver Por Esperar", "Velha Poeira", "O Nosso Olhar", "Olha Moco", and "Bebeco E Doca". CD

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Juca ChavesJuca Bom De Camera ... CD
Som Livre/Discobertas (Brazil), 1977. New Copy ... $18.99
Juca Chaves relaxes in bed on the cover, but he's actually sounding a bit more formal throughout the album – working with great arrangements from Radames Gnatalli, always heavy on woodwinds – and with a sophisticated style that brings a lot to his music. The clarinets and other woodwinds give things a mature set of tones and colors – and titles include "Cantiga Para Yara Dormir E Sonhar", "Nos Irracionais", "A Cumplice", "Cantata Para A Condessa Alessandra", "Que Saudade", and "Por Quem Sonha Ana Maria". CD

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Djalma DiasDestaque ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1973. New Copy ... $9.99
Wicked samba from Djalma Dias – served up with a nice undercurrent of soul on a few tracks, too! Waltel Branco handles the arrangements, and gives the record a great little groove – one that's a mix of percussive samba elements and fuller backings at points – very lively overall, and not unlike some of the best EMI/Odeon projects during the Blue Brazil generation! In fact, the mix of core samba and larger sounds is a bit like Wilson Simonal at his best – as you'll hear on cuts that include "Saudades De La", "Cono De Casa Boa Noite", "Minha Serenata", "Desgruda", "Num Arredo O Pe", and "So Lagrimas". CD

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Jorginho Do ImperioJorginho Do Imperio (1987) ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1987. New Copy ... $18.99
A late 80s album from Jorginho Do Imperio – but one that's got the same sharp samba vibe as similar records from a decade or two before! The production is great – mostly in that wide, echoey RGE Records mode – which allows the lively percussion, guitar lines, and chorus vocals to resonate with this great sense of space behind Jorginho's led – which itself has this bold, resonant quality that really sends the tunes home! Titles include "Pai Joao", "Eu Vi Que Te Amo", "Mala Pesada", "Canto Pra La", "Sabia Que Voce Vinha", and "Nao Venha Me Tapear". CD

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ElizabethYo Elizabeth (with bonus track) ... CD
Cap Latino/Discobertas (Brazil), 1969. New Copy ... $18.99
A different sort of record from late 60s Brazil – straighter pop, with a bit of jovem guarda instrumentation – but done with the Latin market in mind too, as all the lyrics here are in Spanish! Elizabeth is a pretty compelling singer – working with just the right hint of echo next to the organ and strings used in the backgrounds – and unlike some of her contemporaries, she's also a surprisingly strong songwriter – as most of the tunes on the record are by the lady herself! Titles include "Soy Loca Por Ti", "Tristeza Infinita", "El Amor Que No Es Para Mi", "No Hay Luna Ni Cielo Lindo", "Me Gusta Mismo Demas", and "Yo Estoy Amando". CD features the bonus track "Kiko". CD

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Lafayette & Os TremendoesNatal Com Lafayette ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
A very cool collection of keyboard Christmas tunes – recorded in Brazil, and with a vibe that's a bit different than other records of this nature! This isn't familiar jazz organ Christmas music, but it's also not more traditional styles too – as Lafayette handles his keys with kind of a quirky vibe, getting some nice instrumental backings from Os Tremendoes – almost with currents of 60s instrumental rock, but somewhat groovier overall! Titles include "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas", "O Holy Night", "O Tannenbaum", "Christmas In Rio", "Angels We Have Heard On High", and "We Wish You A Merry Christmas". CD

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Nara LeaoAo Vivo Anos 60s/70s/80s (4CD set) ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 1965/1972/1978/1985. New Copy 4 CDs ... $38.99
Four rare slices of work from the lovely Nara Leao – unreleased live material from 1965 through 1985 – really showing the tremendous scope and development of her music! The first CD features a live concert from 1965 – definitely with some bossa elements in the mix, but also featuring a number of songs with Nara in that darker, moodier style that would showcase on her albums in coming years – where the acoustic guitar was used with much more force than more traditional bossa recordings. CD2 features a wonderful live set from 1972 – with a very hip small group that includes Paulo Moura on sax, Copinha on flute, and Dom Salvador on piano – a combo that brings lots of jazzy changes to Nara's music. CD3 has Nara with more traditional Brazilian instrumentation – working with support from Os Carioquinhas, who feature cavaqinho, bandolim, 7 string guitar, pandeiro, and other percussion. CD4 features Nara back to working mostly with acoustic guitar – a show from 1985, right at a time when Leao was going back to a bossa nova mode – which works especially well here on some longer medley tracks. Nara Leao has given us plenty of wonderful records over the years – but this overstuffed box set really adds a lot to her classic years! CD

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Prini LorenzPrini Lorenz ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1964. Used ... $4.99
A romping little record from the Jovem Guarda years in Brazil – a time when that country was strongly embracing American rock in all its 60s styles – and turning out groovy little records like this! Prini Lorenz works before a live crowd here – in this mix of mod elements that almost feels a lot like some of the bigger Sunset Strip live dates from the same time – particularly with the upbeat vibe of albums by Trini Lopez or Johnny Rivers! But there's also a sound here that's a lot cooler than both of their work – maybe because Prini's got this cool sort of accent on his English language vocals – but also because the combo is pretty lively throughout, and seems to turn all sorts of different tunes into upbeat stompers. Titles include "Like A Baby", "Cielito Lindo", "La Bamba", "Lonesome Traveler", "America", "Gotta Travel On", and "I Want To Hold Your Hand". CD

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Luiz Loy QuintetoLuiz Loy Quinteto ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1966. New Copy ... $18.99
A really wonderful album from this hip Brazilian 60s combo – one of the best groups to record in a samba jazz mode, even though they only gave us a handful of records at the time! The quintet is led by pianist Luiz Loy, who moves the group through rhythms that are maybe in the Zimbo Trio or Tamba Trio mode – but topped with excellent work on horns, including tenor and flute from Mazola, and trumpet from Papudinho – both players who sparkle out over the top, and move the whole thing past the usual bossa trio mode. The set includes a great version of "Upa Neguinho" – plus "Brinquendo Um", "Estamos Ai", "Clichet", "Nosso Amor Existe", "Tristeza Que Se Foi", and "Deixa Pra La". CD

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MaysaMaysa (1957) ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1957. New Copy ... $18.99
Very early work from Maysa – an album recorded in 1957, before her better-known bossa sides of the 60s – and a set that shows the singer in the kind of full-voiced style that first made her a legend! Masya's got a great talent for subtle drama here – a kind of deep burning vibe that really fits her look on the cover image – almost like she's defiantly holding back her emotions, and infusing the lyrics of the tunes with this subtle sense of sadness and loss. The backings are light – fuller orchestrations, but never overdone – and titles include "Franqueza", "O Que", "To The End Of The Earth", "Se Todos Fossem Iguais A Voce", and "Ouca". CD

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Helio Mendes e Seu ConjuntoHelio Mendes e Seu Conjunto ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 1965. New Copy ... $18.99
Sweetly easygoing instrumentals from pianist Helio Mendes – half dreamy and hypnotic, and half groovy and bossa! Much of it has a driving feel that reminds us bit of Ed Lincoln's albums around the same time – most of the instrumentation on these numbers is brassy and loud, with trumpets, guitar, and voices coming into the mix – but even the more laidback tunes here have a mesmerizing feel. Titles include great versions of "Arrastao", "Atire A Primeira Pedra", "Nana", "Garota Moderna", "Trem Das Onzes", "Preciso Aprender A Ser So", "Se Piangi De Ridi" and more. 12 tracks in all. CD

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MPB4Barra Pesada – MPB4 Ao VIvo Nos Anos 70 (5CD set) ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), Mid 70s. New Copy 5CD ... $48.99
A really heft collection of unreleased live recordings by this great Brazilian vocal group – one that almost seems to double their catalog of albums from the 70s! MPB4 got their start in the 60s, at a time when Brazil was really in love with harmony styles borrowed from American groups like The Hi-Los and Four Freshmen – and while many of the other Brazilian groups used the vocal modes in a bossa style, MPB4 were always able to take things one step further – often going for musical modes that brought a different sort of complexity to their harmonies, which only increased as the group moved into the 70s! You'll hear plenty of that here – as the live recordings mostly just feature their voices with a bit of light percussion and acoustic guitar – leaving plenty of space for their amazing vocal interplay right up front in the mix. The set features five full length concerts on CD – two recorded in Peru, one in 1973 and one in 1974 – plus sets recorded in 1975 and 1976. CD

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Paulinho NogueiraO Fino Do Violao ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1965. New Copy ... $18.99
Really lovely guitar work from Paulinho Nogueira – a Brazilian musician who's got some deeper currents than the usual acoustic players of the 60s – with maybe some of the richer, more complicated elements that emerged in the style of Baden Powell after he moved to Europe! The set is solo guitar all the way through – and has lots of great elements that change from track to track – not just samba and bossa, but almost a painterly style of creation! Titles include "Sonho De Um Carnaval", "Preludio Da Menina So", "Historia De Pescadores", "Aruanda", "Cheganca", "Zambi", and "Momento". CD

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Os 3 MoraisOs 3 Morais Vol 2 ... CD
Som Maior/Discobertas (Brazil), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99
A killer second album from Os 3 Morais – a record that already shows them expanding out to some of the more unusual, more complicated harmonies that would make their EMI/Odeon albums such classics! Although these guys started out as a simple pop group, this album already has them hitting the complex harmonic territory of contemporaries like Tamba Trio or Quarteto Em Cy – with the two male voices criss-crossing with the female voice in a mighty nice way – all set to arrangements from Sidney Morais and Laecio De Freitas, often with a nice mix of jazz and groovy elements! Titles include "Ate 2a Feira", "Um Amor De Brinquedo", "Januaria", "Travessia", "Carolina", "Margarida", "Com Acucar Com Afeto", and "Motivos". CD

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Djalma PiresO Tempo Passa O Samba Fica ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1973. New Copy ... $18.99
Warmly soulful samba from Djalma Pires – a singer who's got a nice way of sliding into the groove, and a style that's maybe a bit gentler than some of his contemporaries – but in a way that still really fits the setting! Backings are in the best mode of the RGE label at the time – nicely bouncing, raw at the core, and never too overdone – which makes for a very personal vibe to the whole thing, and a completely performance from Djalma! Titles include "A Fonte Secou", "Obsessao", "Viva Meu Samba", "Que Rei Sou Eu", "Balanca Zona Sul", "O Orvalho VEm Caindo", and "Exaltacao A Mangueira". CD

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Eliana Pittman & Booker PittmanAo Vivo Na Boate Porao 73 ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 1966. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Vintage live material from the duo of singer Eliana Pittman and saxophonist Booker Pittman – one of the cooler musical pairs in Brazil during the 60s! Pittman plays soprano sax in a way that's worth the price of admission alone – steeped in the older sounds of the Sidney Bechet generation, but also with some knowledge of more modern styles from the 50s onwards – in a way that gives him a really nice edge, even when things seem as if they might be familiar! And Booker also sings a bit too – in this raspy style that's very warm and compelling, but which maybe also gets eclipsed by the really fantastic vocals of Eliana Pittman – one of the more soulful samba vocalists of the period, but also working here in a jazz-based mode too – which is a nice change from some of her other albums with Booker. The set's a live one – recorded at the club Porao 73 in 1976 – and titles include "Tristeza", "St Louis Blues", "Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho", "Hello Dolly", and "Summertime/Stormy Weather/You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You". CD

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Rosana ToledoA Voz Do Amor ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1963. New Copy ... $18.99
Beautiful ballads in an old school Brazilian mode – not the lighter styles of the bossa nova generation, but the richer sounds of the scene before – although maybe done with the same sort of saudade as some of the Brazilian singers to emerge in the 60s! Rosana Toledo's style here ties maybe more closely to larger South and Central American styles of the period – but the arrangements still show that special sort of sophistication that always made Brazilian music so great in the postwar years – handled by Pocho Perez, and nicely understated throughout. Titles include "Alem Do Amor", "Francamente", "Tudo De Mim", "Distancia", "Raizes", "Saber Mentir", and "Perdendo O Seu Amor". CD

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Rosana ToledoE A Vida Continua ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1962. New Copy ... $18.99
Rosana Toledo's got some mighty hefty hair on the front cover – but the album is much less stiff and formal – as the singer really taps into her emotive depths throughout – showing us that although life goes on, as promised by the title, it's not without its melancholy moments! Arrangements are relatively full, with light percussion underneath larger orchestrations – all handled by Maestro Nelsinho, on titles that include "Nao Me Diga Adeus", "Salve Ogum", "E A Vida Continua", "Porque Fui Te Encontrar", "Desolacao", "Pra Que Mentir", and "Feitio De Oracao". CD

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UbirajaraBira E Os Grandes Sucessos ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1965. New Copy ... $18.99
Brazilian keyboardist Ubirajara plays an instrument few folks could ever make sound this groovy – the lean Solovox electric piano – whose fuzzy sounds soar out over some really great larger arrangements! Some songs are bold and brassy, others have a more exotic vibe – and Ubirajara shows us once again that he's the kind of keyboardist that deserves much wider international appreciation – an artist we'd put right up there with Korla Pandit, Earl Grant, or Walter Wanderley for his sense of tuneful experimentation. Titles include "Fica Mal Com Deus", "Perfida", "El Manisero", "Maria La O", "Frenesi", "Amor Scusami", and "Torna A Surriento". CD

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UbirajaraSolamente Sucessos ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1964. New Copy ... $18.99
Unusual organ lines, mixed with some great Brazilian rhythms – all at a level that's a bit unlike anything else we've ever heard! As on his other 60s records, Ubirajara plays the tiny Solovox – a very small keyboard that maybe has the tonal range of an accordion, but the guts of an electric organ – so that there's this unique compressed vibe to the whole thing, as the leader solos in strange, almost other-worldly ways – over rhythms provided by maestro Hector Laguna Fietta! Tunes are a mix of samba and pop, mostly instrumental save for a few choral passages – and titles include "Blue Star", "Rhythm Of The Rain", "Sabra Dios", "Cara De Pau", "Bigorrilho", "Encandenados", and "Vola Colomba". CD

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UbirajaraSolovox De Ouro Vol 3 ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1963. New Copy ... $18.99
Brazilian keyboardist Ubirajara serves up some mighty cool sounds on the Solovox – an instrument that almost feels as if an electric organ has been tied to a theremin – in a way that creates some really otherworldly sounds! The settings are relatively conventional – familiar pop tunes, set up with Latin-styled rhythms – but the unusual keyboard sound is what really makes the whole thing wonderful – glowing out with these weird tones and strange phrasing that almost make you feel like someone's dropped in from outer space to sit in on a record of 60s instrumentals! Titles include "Blame It On The Bossa Nova", "Tudo De Mim", "Uno Per Tutte", "Afrikaan Beat", "Sonhar Contigo", and "El Relicario". CD

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Ubirajara & Seus Embaixadores De CopacabanaSolovox De Ouro ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1963. New Copy ... $18.99
The Solovox is a mighty cool keyboard – kind of a smaller version of an electric organ, with a really otherworldly sound – and it gets a great showcase here in a hip album of 60s instrumentals from Brazil! Ubirajara plays the keys – which often have these flowing waves of sound – and arranger Waldemiro Lemke provides the larger backings, which are heavy on percussion and punches of horns – all providing a nice contrast to the electric flow upfront! As you'd guess from the title, many of the tunes are hits – but they're really transformed here into new versions, with a list that includes "El Suco Suco", "Stella By Starlight", "Moscow Nights", "Tender Is The Night", "Come September", "Caminito", "Quem E", and "Donde Estas Corazon". CD

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Zimbo TrioZimbo Com A Participacao De Hector & Heraldo ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1976. New Copy ... $19.99
A sweet 70s set from the amazing Zimbo Trio – a record that really has them stretching out with a much more complicated vibe than the bossa years – mixing in some elements of 70s Brazilian fusion, as they work with an expanded group that includes Hector Costita on sax, and Heraldo Do Monte on guitar! The sound is warm and open – never overindulgent, but stretching out in ways the core bossa trio could never do on their own – using the best rhythmic qualities of the sax and guitar to carve out some wonderful grooves! The album includes a very nice version of "Tudo Bem", a cover of Milton Nascimento's "Fe Cega Faca Amolada", and the cuts "Viola Violar" and "Laurecy Ate Ja". CD

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VariousBrasa 4 ... CD
Bemol/Discobertas (Brazil), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99
A cool collection of late 60s rock and pop from Brazil – and a set that stands as a nice contrast to some of the "song festival" albums from the time on Philips and Odeon! Like those sets, this one presents up-and-coming artists working through a variety of material – but rather than showcasing new styles, the modes here are maybe more in the jovem guarda style of the mid 60s – a bit more slavishly tied to American and European styles, although a few of the tunes here are of Brazilian origin too. There's a bit more complexity and sophistication to the music than the chart pop of a few years before – kind of in the way that west coast pop rock acts were letting their hair down a bit by the late 60s – and titles include "Como E Grande O Meu Amor Por Voce" by Os Intrusus, "O Que Ha De Mal Em Mim" by Bitons, "You Only Live Twice" by Os Agitadores, "When Summer Is Gone" by Analfabitles, "Voce Nao Serve Pra Mim" by Amir Francisco, and "Travessia" by Edinho. CD

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✨✧ Ely ArcoverdeBalanco Balanco Balanco ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1964. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing session of bossa organ grooves – and one of the few rare 60s sessions by keyboardist Ely Arcoverde! The record's done in a style that's similar to Ed Lincoln or Walter Wanderley's albums from the time – clean organ lines dancing over tight samba and bossa percussion – played by a small combo with a really driving edge that seems to set the organ notes on fire! But even better is a small vocal group that harmonizes with most of the tunes – mixing male and female voices with cascading lines that share a lot in common with Tamba Trio or Os Cariocas! The sound is really unique, and completely wonderful – dreamy 60s bossa at its best, carried out perfectly from start to finish! Titles include "Mas Que Nada", "Sambao", "Sambossa", "Amanhecendo", "Telefone", "Vagamente", "Coalhada", and "Negro". CD

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✨✧ Ely ArcoverdeO Orgao Que Canta Sambas ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1962. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderfully weird bossa organ from the lesser-known Ely Arcoverde – a record that stands in nice contrast to better-known 60s Brazilian organ sessions from Walter Wanderley and Ed Lincoln! The rhythms are often in a samba mode – arranged by Waldemiro Lemke – but Ely's got a way of playing the organ that often makes the notes come out sideways – kind of watery and fluttery, with a really unique quality that shows up especially on the solos – where it feels like the organ is almost singing! Most numbers feature some sort of horn in the group – giving the tunes a good little punch – and titles include "Ta Hi", "Carinhoso", "Fechei A Porta", "Favela", "Marina", "Rosa Morena", "Helena Helena", and "Eu Nao Tenho Onde Morar". CD

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✨✧ GalaxiesGalaxies ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A cool Brazilian quartet with a very groovy sound – one gal and three guys, and a group who aren't afraid to show their love of American music! Most tunes here are sung in English, and are covers of work by Anglo groups of the time – including two especially sublime takes on tunes by Love, which are completely transformed in this setting – but in a really wonderful way! The production is lean, with a garagey quality to most of the instrumentation – and the group sometimes harmonize, but often have a single singer in the lead – which makes for a nice sense of variety in the songs. Love tunes include "Que Vida" and "Orange Skies" – and other songs include "Hey", "Mellow Yellow", "Farmer John", "Slow Down Baby", "Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover", "Ain't Gonna Lie", and "I'm Not Talking". CD

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✨✧ Ely ArcoverdeO Orgao Que Canta Sambas Vol 2 ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of the weirdest, wildest organ work we've ever heard – and that's coming from folks with a record collection stuffed with Jack McDuff, Jimmy Smith, and even Sun Ra! Ely Arcoverde is a bit in the territory of Brazilian 60s organ contemporary Walter Wanderley – especially in the way that he mixes his melodies with samba rhythms – but he's also got a very different approach on the keyboard, and often uses the instrument to "sing" – in ways that are very much like the "canta" promised in the title! At some points, we'd swear that Ely was almost using an early variation of a vocoder – not that the sound is 80s, but that he gets this really cool "voice" out of the instrument – as it moves between percussion, occasional chorus vocals, and some nicely jazzy instrumentation. Titles include "O Morro Nao Tem Vez", "Cidade Maravilhosa", "Madame Fulana De Tal", "Samba Da Minha Terra", "Canta Maria", "Tem Bobo Pra Tudo", and "Agua Com Areia". CD

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✨✧ Waldecir LimaRevelacao ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Really moody vocals from Waldecir Lima – an artist with a sound that's a lot deeper and more resonant than most other Brazilian 60s singers who were pictured on the cover holding an acoustic guitar! The style here isn't the light mode of the bossa generation – which usually comes with a package like this – but instead a fuller, richer approach that's almost more resonant with older Cuban vocal modes than sounds from Rio – as Lima's voice is set up with light orchestrations, slow-stepping percussion, and some backup vocals. Titles include "Perfida", "Mulher Nao Muda", "Tudo Ou Nada", "Que Queres Tu De Mim", "Imitacao De Cristo", "Tres Palavras", and "Quantas Palavras". CD

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✨✧ Pap's Modern SoundPap's Modern Sound ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
That's Pap, not pop – Brazilian trumpeter Papudinho, who blows his horn over some very groovy arrangements in this rare set from the start of the 70s! The vibe here is a lot like the best Odeon sessions of the Blue Brazil generation – a tight mix of jazz, samba, and soul – all instrumental, and with a combo that has some really great organ, tenor, and guitar over quick-moving rhythms – which creates a beautifully playful vibe that transforms any tunes that the group gets their hands on! Titles include "Som Tropical", "Que Mara Vilha", "Hare Krishna", "Custe O Que Custar", "Looky Looky", "Aquarius", "You've Got Your Troubles", and "Pais Tropical". CD

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✨✧ Soso Da BahiaSoso Da Bahia ... CD
Sigia/Discobertas (Brazil), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Soso Da Bahia Sings here with backings from Waltel Branco – who you might know from his own records of the 70s, and who brings a nice current of funk and soul to the mix! The approach is a bit more subtle than other samba soul records of the 70s, but definitely in similar territory – as sweet electric basslines and keyboards mix with rootsier percussion that highlights the more soulful aspects of Soso's great vocals! An overlooked gem – with titles that include "Sete Ondas", "Comidinha Bos", "Santo Antonio", "Nana", "Conclusao", "Talves", "Ago Ago Bahia", and "Prazer Em Te Conhecer Bahia". CD

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✨✧ Paulinho NogueiraUm Festival De Violao ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A one-man guitar festival from the great Paulinho Nogueira – captured here in one of his later albums from the 60s, with an even richer, more sophisticated sound than before! Nogueira's skills on the strings is amazing – very different than a simple rhythmic or melodic pulse, with all these complicated shifts and unusual phrasing as he makes his way through the tunes – sometimes with fuller backings that shade things in with a bit of darkness, sometimes with lighter, more lyrical instrumentation that might include a bit of percussion or flute. There's just a touch of vocals on the record, but the main focus is the guitar – on titles that include "Malaguena", "O Cantador", "Here There & Everywhere", "Preludio No 20", "Historia De Uma Ciranca", "Lua Cheia", "Ouvi Tua Voz", and a version of the Marcos Valle tune "Viola Enluarada". CD

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✨✧ Os IncriveisLos Increibles ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A rare Mexican album from this very cool Brazilian group of the 60s – one of the sharpest guitar-based combos of the pre-Tropicalia years, stepping out in a guitar-heavy blend of vocal and instrumental tunes! The instrumentals are maybe the best – as they've got lots of really fantastic interplay and fresh techniques on the strings – often recorded with a bit of echo that really expands the electric sound – and occasionally given a nice kick by a tenor sax solo, or some weird use of effects! Titles include "Peter Gunn", "Veneno", "Cabalgata", "Macaca Foo", "Tierra Maravilloda", "Es Inutil", "El La Cuidad", and "Oleducto". CD

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✨✧ Juarez SantanaVendedor De Sucessos ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Juarez Santana plays some mighty groovy organ on this set of instrumentals from 60s Brazil – in styles that are a lot more wide-open than the bossa and samba-styled music of the Walter Wanderley generation! Instead, Juarez draws on sounds from a whole host of sources – including a fair bit of American pop tunes of the time, plus some more local tracks and originals too – often handled with very offbeat rhythms that augment the unusual phrasing that Santana brings to the keys of his instrument. Tracks include a great take on "Bond Street" – plus "Copacabana Beach", "Puppet On A String", "O Vendedor De Successos", "Tema Das Rosas", and "Minha Namorada". CD

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✨✧ Ubirajara & Seus Embaixadores De CopacabanaOrquestra Metais Dourados ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The Solovox organ sounds mighty great here – very different than 60s Hammond, and even the up-and-coming Lowrey – as Brazilian keyboardist Ubirajara plays the instrument with all sorts of sounds and effects, but all without ever losing the groove of the tunes! Ubirajara almost has the tonal range of Korla Pandit back in the US – and maybe some of the otherworldly qualities in his music too – but his approach is tighter, groovier, and often set to rhythms that move between samba and Latin modes, which really keep things moving forward in a very cool way! Titles include "Marta", "La Golondrina", "Filme Triste", "Poema Do Olhar", "El Reloj", and "Abraca Me". CD
 
 
 



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