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Ely ArcoverdeO Orgao Que Canta Sambas Vol 2 ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1963. New Copy ... $18.99
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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BellsBells ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1966. New Copy ... $9.99
The Bells serve up a great blend of garage rock modes and Brazilian elements on this debut album from the 60s – a sweet small combo style that's heavy on swirling organ lines and echoey guitar! As with some of the other jovem guarda groups of the period, these guys lean heavily on influences from America and England – singing songs here by The Beatles, Bobby Darin, and others – but as with the best of this scene, there's also something different special going on too – almost as if the songs are little pop music fantasies of life up north – trying hard, but never getting things entirely right – and therein lies the charm! Titles include "Capri C'Est Fini", "Girl", "O Muro Do Berlim", "Bittersweet Samba", "Don't Bother Me", "Do The Dive", "This Diamond Ring", and "Jailor Bring Me Water". CD

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Black JuniorsBlack Juniors ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1984. New Copy ... $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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Djalma DiasDestaque ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
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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Joao DonatoGozando A Existencia (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Discobertas (Brazil), 1978. New Copy ... $54.99
A lost 70s album from the great Joao Donato – set that was never issued at the time, but which should have been the follow-up to his classic Lugar Comum! Like that set, there's great use of electric piano on the record – over subtle and funky rhythms that mix elements from the samba soul generation with Donato's tremendous talent for arrangements – which fills the record with all these cool blue colors that are at once modern, but deeply personal – almost at the level of a 70s French or Italian soundtrack. The set features guest appearances from Djavan, Alaide Costa, and Paulo Jobim – and titles include "Canto Da Lira", "Praia", "Testamento", "Toshiro", "Zra Zra", "Aclanto Para Enganar Regina", "Gozanzo A Existencia", and "Olho D'Agua". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joao DonatoRaridades – Anos 70 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Discobertas (Brazil), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $54.99
Unreleased 70s material from the great Joao Donato – taken from a time when he gave us the classic albums Quem E Quem and Lugar Comum – but hardly did anything else at all! During this time, Donato was really shifting from his bossa roots – still with a sense of modernism in his phrasing, but also with a funkier groove as well – and as much electric piano as the acoustic version of the instrument that first gave him his fame! He also became quite a singer, too – with this raspy voice that's instantly charming, and which makes a further wonderful element in the music. A few of the cuts are alternates of tunes you might know elsewhere, Nara Leao guests on one number – and titles include "Gol Da Coreia", "No Largo Do Boticario", "Fim De Sonho", "Na Raia", "Nao Tem Nada Nao", "Gol Da Alemania", and the funky classic "Bananeira". LP, Vinyl record album

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GalaxiesGalaxies ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1968. New Copy ... $10.99
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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Nara LeaoAo Vivo Anos 60s/70s/80s (4CD set) ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 1965/1972/1978/1985. New Copy 4 CDs ... $52.99
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 ... $6.99
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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Ruy MaurityGanga Brasil ... CD
Som Livre/Discobertas (Brazil), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
Ruy Maurity didn't make very many records in the 70s, but all of them are pretty darn great – served up with this funky samba sort of style that only seems to sound better and better as the years go on! Most numbers have chorus vocals alongside Ruy's lead, and there's some electric instrumentation in the mix – but never at a level that makes things sound too commercial, as the rootsiest elements of the rhythms are always kept in place – and most numbers have raspy acoustic guitar cutting a nice edge too. Titles include "Pai Joao", "Ubirajara", "Tia Mocinha", "A Xepa", and "Festa Crioula". CD

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MPB4Barra Pesada – MPB4 Ao VIvo Nos Anos 70 (5CD set) ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), Mid 70s. New Copy 5CD ... $64.99
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 NogueiraUm Festival De Violao ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99
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 3 MoraisOs 3 Morais (1967) ... CD
Som Maior/Discobertas (Brazil), 1967. New Copy ... $16.99
The first album we've ever seen from Os 3 Morais – a group who also issued material in the US under the name of Os Tres Brasileiros! Although most of the group's late 60s/early 70s sides are in a sophisticated bossa style, this work carries more echoes of mid 60s pop – not really the straight rock of the jovem guarda generation, but instead this really nice mix of jaunty arrangements and the group's great harmonies from their two guy/one gal lineup! Many tunes are of Anglo origin, but reworked through nice arrangements by Portinho and organist Ely Arcoverde – and titles include "Sunny", "La Muito Alem", "Folhas Verdes", "Estou Feliz", "ESo Eu E Voce", "O Recruta", and "A Turma". CD

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Almir RicardiFesta Funk ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1984. New Copy ... $16.99
A set that's definitely the funk festival promised in the title – but one that's also served up in an 80s-styled mode! Almir Ricardi sings in a soulful style, amidst lots of basslines and keyboards set up by Lincoln Olivetti and Robson Jorge – both Brazilian musicians with plenty of background in the groovier side of the spectrum – and who do a great job of setting up Almir in these midtempo electric funk grooves that owe a fair bit to American work by Zapp or Kleeer! The style is great – and an especially cool mix with the Portuguese lyrics – and titles include "Sao Paulo High Society", "Festa Funk", "Super Man", "Pura", "Raca", "Rebola Bola", and "To Parado Na Tua". CD

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Marcos RobertoMarcos Roberto ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 1968. Used ... $6.99
Groovy 60s pop from Brazil – a set cut at a time when the Tropicalia scene was beginning to take root, but with a vibe that's still very strongly in the mode of the Jovem Guarda years! Marcos Roberto provides a good deal of his own material here – tunes that go way past the simple covers of American music done by some of his contemporaries – at a level that shows the singer maybe reaching towards some of the growth that would expand in the 70s MPB years for other artists – although still often coming across with some of the jauntier rock styles of the time. Titles include "Chega", "Eu Tenho Amor", "Entenda", "Sera", "Em Voce Algo Estranho Eu Notei", and "Um Amor Um Carinho". CD

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Ubirajara & Seus Embaixadores De CopacabanaOrquestra Metais Dourados ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1963. New Copy ... $18.99
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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Carlinhos VergueiroContra Corrente ... CD
Som Livre/Discobertas (Brazil), 1978. New Copy ... $9.99
Brightly-tripping grooves from singer/guitarist Carlinhos Vergueiro – a lesser-known Brazilian talent from the 70s, but one who works here at a level that matches some of the bigger names in MPB! The album's got a subtle sort of sophistication – a mixture of samba and jazz in the arrangements, sometimes touched by the more complicated rhythmic changes that were coming into Brazilian music at the time – all providing a great backdrop for Vergueiro's deft lyrical twists and turns. All tracks are originals, and titles include "Trilha Sonora", "Homem Calado", "Panela De Pressao", "Prendas Do Lar", "Contra Corrente", and "Rendicao". CD

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✨✧ Os 3 MoraisOs 3 Morais Vol 2 ... CD
Som Maior/Discobertas (Brazil), 1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Ely ArcoverdeO Orgao Que Canta Sambas ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1962. New Copy ... 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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✨✧ Helena De LimaO Ceu Quem Vem De Voce ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A Brazilian singer with a hell of a voice – the lovely Helena De Lima, whose vocal range really fits the lush moods of the tunes on the set! Things are in a more melancholy look than you'd guess from Helena's look on the cover – a nice sort of blueness that's never too overdone, and which has a good balance between the lead vocals and the woodwinds and strings used in the backings. Arrangements are by Ruben Pocho Peren – an overlooked sophisticated talent – and titles include "So So So", "Fio De Cancao", "Flor Da Noite", "Cravo Vermelho", "Balada De Saudade", "Vai", "Pierrot", "Por Onde Eu Vou", and "Boa Noite Rio". CD

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✨✧ Paulinho NogueiraBrasil – Violao E Sambalanco ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1960. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Acoustic guitar and lots of lively rhythms – a set that's somewhere in the territory of early records by Luiz Bonfa and Baden Powell, but has a nice sort of flavor that's all its own! Paulinho Nogueira has a chromatic sound to his instrument – as his guitar lines cascade out gently in these little flowers of color that really illuminate the record – given only a bit of direction by light percussion on most of the tracks – which keeps things in moody territory that's somewhere in the territory or bossa or samba, but with some nice surprises along the way. No vocals at all – and titles include "Menina Moca", "Violao No Samba", "Brigas Nunca Mais", "Fita Amarela", "Noite Cheia De Estrelas", "Saudade Querida", and "Promessa". CD

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✨✧ Os Seis Em PontoOs Seis Em Ponto ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet bossa combo from 60s Brazil – a jazzy little group that features some very early work on piano and arrangements from Francis Hime – whose sense of tone and color is already shining through, even at a relatively young age! Hime plays piano, and Nelson Motta plays guitar – but the album really gets some great energy from the combination of flute and trombone – a mixture of light and dark, lyrical and moody, balanced out in a way that really makes the album something special! All tunes are instrumental – and although there's a few familiar bossa-era compositions in the mix, Hime also contributes a lot of originals too – and titles include "Mar Azul", "Se Voce Peansar", "Sem Mais Adeus", "A Paz De Um Homem So", "Amor A Esmo", and "Boranda". CD

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✨✧ Rosana ToledoA Voz Do Amor ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Ubirajara & Seus Embaixadores De CopacabanaSolovox De Ouro ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Elizeth CardosoO Inverno Do Meu Tempo ... CD
Som Livre/Discobertas (Brazil), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Elizeth Cardoso sounds really wonderful here – stepping out on some of the more familiar samba modes of her classics, but also mixing things up in nice ways too – using some mature, sophisticated styles that are served up by a mix of arrangers that includes Antonio Adolfo, Sivuca, Geraldo Vespar, and Radames Gnattali! Cardoso has the sort of voice that commands respect, no matter what the setting – and the variety here really helps deepen our understanding of her talents, especially as we haven't heard much from this point in her career. Titles include "Queixa", "Unhas", "No Tempo Dos Quintais", "Voltar", "De Repente", and "O Inverno Do Meu Tempo" – plus guest work from Baden Powell on "Velho Amigo", and Joao Nogueira on "Mulata Faceira". CD

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✨✧ Juca ChavesAs Duas Faces De Juca Chaves ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1960. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The two faces of Juca Chaves – one a witty samba singer, the other a straighter vocalist – served up here in a strong split album from the 60s! Side one features "satiras" – tunes that often have Juca's vocals cutting sharply alongside percussion, guitar, and some nice light woodwinds – with a lively sound throughout. Side two features "modinhas" – mellower, darker songs that often mix some melancholy strings with guitar, conducted by Simonetti. Titles include "Presidente Bossa Nova", "To Duro", "Nos, Os Gatos", "Nasal Sensual", "Menina", "Musa Infiel", and "O Tempo Passa". CD

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✨✧ Helena De LimaA Voz E O Sorriso De Helena De Lima ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1961. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Helena De Lima recorded some bossa material in her days – but here, she's taking on the role of an older style of Brazilian singer – working with moody, sophisticated backings that come across with a nicely balanced sense of emotion! Helena's got a depth to her voice, but never pushes things too much – and the light arrangements from Pocho Perez and Nelsinho often seem to hang just a bit in the background, which leaves De Lima majestically out front – on titles that include "De Agosto A Setembro", "Vem Outra Vez", "Amamha Voce Dira", "Vestida De Adeus", "Saudade Diferente", "Perdoa Meu Bem", "Cancao De Amor", "Ainda Bem", and "Pergunte A Voce". CD

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✨✧ Elza LaranjeiraA Noite Do Meu Bem ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1960. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Brazilian vocalist Elza Laranjeira steps out here in a number of different modes – sometimes lively, sometimes melancholy – often given a nice sense of variety by arranger Simonetti! There's more moods here going on than usual for a record of this time from early 60s Brazil – definitely some of the bluer tunes that a singer like Elza can do so well – but also some moments with male harmony singers, a bossa tune or two, and some other numbers that have surprising instrumentation next to the vocals! Titles include "Cuidado Cuidado", "A Noite Do Meu Bem", "Tome Continha De Voce", "Conversa", "Um Minuto So", "Porque", "Quanto Te Achai", and "Estou Amando Azul". 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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✨✧ Eliana Pittman & Booker PittmanAo Vivo Na Boate Porao 73 ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Quarteto Em CyAo Vivo Nos Anos 80 (Fortaleza/Rio De Janeiro/Niteroi/Tokyo) (4CD set) ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), Mid 80s. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic later work from one of the coolest Brazilian groups of the 60s – the Quarteto Em Cy, a key female counterpart to some of the male harmony groups who arose during the bossa nova generation! Unlike some of those groups, though, Quarteto Em Cy kept going very strongly for decades to come – really united in this warm sense of interplay that really comes through in their vocals – even though one of the original members has left the quartet by the time of these recordings. The passage of time never seems to shake up their style at all – partly because the quartet have such a honest, unadorned approach – one that really adapts to different periods, and different material. The set adds some great unreleased recordings to their too-small 80s catalog – and features concerts recorded in Tokyo, Rio, Niteroi, and Fortaleza between 1983 and 1989. CD

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✨✧ Osvaldo Sbarro E Conunto SerenataHora Da Saudade ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1958. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Osvaldo Sbarro definitely evokes an hour of sadness here – in a set of melancholy instrumentals that are almost a mellower transformation of a Brazilian choro mode – all delivered with help from his Conjunto Serenata! There's often a bit of accordion or woodwind in the lead – echoing the same blue-tinged lines from a jauntier choro tune, but slowed down a lot more here, and set to a bit of strings – with a mood that's a lot more late nite than the image on the cover. Titles include "Dirce", "Vera", "So Pelo Amor Vale A Vida", "Anfitrite", "A Valsa Da Morte", "Noite De Reis", and "Antes Nunca Te Visse". CD

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✨✧ Silvery BoysDe Com Forca – Pra Frente ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The Silvery Boys have a groove that's as shimmering as their name – a unique blend of organ, guitar, bass, drums, trumpet, and trombone – the last of two which come as a nice surprise – as they glide through the other instrumentation, and bring a slightly different vibe to this garagey little set! The approach is almost like some of the work from the Texas scene around the same time – especially the way that the organ bubbles with the guitar – but there's also a distinctly Brazilian approach to the vocals and the way they come across – especially when the group sing together, in a mode that's a bit like their contemporaries The Golden Boys. (Hmmm . . . Was that the reason for the Silvery Boys name?) Most tunes are originals – and titles include "Voce E De Chorar", "Coracao De Papel", "O Paquera", "Depois De Voce Ninguem", "Nao Valo De Amor", and "Tagarela". CD

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✨✧ Jackson Do PandeiroAnos 60 (A Braza No Norte/O Cabra Da Peste/Jackson Do Pandeiro E Sucesso/Mais Um Pouquinho Raridades) (4CD set) ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), Late 60s. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
A great samba artist from the Brazilian scene – represented here by three full albums from the 60s, plus a bonus disc of rare material well! Jackson Do Pandeiro takes his name from the percussion instrument used in his music – kind of a bigger, more drum-like tambourine – used to emphasize the vocals alongside Jackson's soulful lead vocal style! The music here is a bit fuller than 70s samba – larger orchestrations at times, but matched with equally great percussion – so that the rootsy core of the music is preserved overall. And, given Jackson's style of singing, you might even be able to call these sides precursors to later soulful samba-styled work by artists like Wilson De Simonal or Jorge Ben – a vibe that's not that different, just a few notches back historically. 4CD set includes the full albums A Braza No Norte, O Cabra Da Peste, and Jackson Do Pandeiro E Sucesso – plus a bonus CD of 17 rare tracks! CD

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✨✧ Gilberto GilGilberto Gil – Anos 70s Ao Vivo (Back In Bahia/Umeboshi/Ao Vivo Na USP) (6CD set) ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 1972/1973. Used 6 CD's ... Out Of Stock
A huge amount of undiscovered material from one of the most important points in the career of Brazilian music legend Gilberto Gil! The tracks here were all recorded live, during important concerts that Gil performed in his native land after returning from time in London – where both he and Caetano Veloso spent time in exile, and recorded albums in English! This work is all Portuguese, but definitely reflects the Gilberto Gil that changed in London – as the singer is more personal, more powerful, and uses his acoustic guitar to underscore the power of his lyrics – a mode that was first explored on his English language record, and is maybe explored even more here than on any of Gil's full albums of the time. Two concerts, both recorded in Rio, feature a small backing group with Tutty Moreno on drums, and some nicely slight use of keyboards – and the final set features just Gil on guitar and vocals, really blowing us away in this raw settng. The 6CD set brings together three different concerts, all with double-length selections of material – and titles include "Umeboshi", "Oriente", "Ele E Eu", "Duplo Sentido", "Minha Nega Na Janela", "Doente Morena", "Iansa", "Essa E Pra Tocar No Radio", "Back In Bahia", "Edyth Cooper", "Ojeto Sim Objeto Nao", "Expresso 2222", "O Bom Jodagor", "Aquele Abraco", and "Cultura E Civilizacao". CD
 
 
 



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