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Nu TropicVoce Sabe ... CD
Tropisounds, 2005. Used ... $5.99
The first full length set from a group we love for their earlier singles on Comet Records – and who step out here with a well-crafted approach to dancefloor Brazilian! Nutropic have a soulful sensibility that goes way beyond simple bossa remix tricks – a style that balances Brazilian rhythms with some warmer soul-based touches – almost in the mode of the first few singles by Mr Hermano, but often with a gentler groove and a nice use of jazz from time to time. Vocals are especially strong – sung by Fernanda Porto, Anna Torres, and Allen Hoist – and lots of the tracks have excellent keyboards that really round out the sound. Titles include "Leva E Traz", "Suave", "Galeao 70", "Sambador", "Voce Sabe", "Eastern Soul", "Saudade De Um Grande Amor", "Papa Songo", and "Pascalito's Theme". CD
 
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Beat BoysBeat Boys (with bonus track) ... CD
RCA/Lion, 1968. Used ... $8.99
A hip little set from The Beat Boys – an Argetine group working in late 60s Brazil, supposedly with a bit of an influence on the sound of Tropicalia! The sound here is a bit straighter than the work of Caetano Veloso or Os Mutantes – a bit in the Jovem Guarda sound of more mainstream Brazilian rock, but with some hipper influences too – including a strong Beatles influence that makes for some great harmonies on the vocals, and instrumentation that really pushes beyond the standard straight Anglo rock modes of the time. Instrumentation features some fuzzy guitars, which are occasionally a bit tripped-out – plus organ, bass, and drums – all topped by echoey vocals from the group. Titles include "O Meu Tamborim", "A Time For Remembrance", "A Felicidade", "Wake Me Shake Me", "Sempre Esperando", "Aria Para A Corda Sol", and "Era Uma Menina". CD reissue features some great notes on the band, plus some vintage photos – and also includes the bonus track "Canudinho". CD

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Lizzy Mercier DesclouxZulu Rock (aka Gazelles) (with download including bonus tracks) ... LP
Ze (France), 1984. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99 23.98
Quite possibly the hippest album ever recorded by Lizzy Mercier Descloux – a session done in South Africa, and featuring a variety of unusual rhythms! The sound here isn't conventional African pop, and like other gems from the Ze Records catalog, this set blends together a number of styles into its own unique groove – some of the Ze dancefloor modes from earlier records, bright guitars ala high life recordings, and even some tropical touches that seem to be borrowed a bit from reggae. The resulting sound is great, and provides a deeper foil than before for Lizzy's English and French lyrics. Titles include "Aybssinia", "Mais Ou Sont Passees Lee Gazelles", "Dolby Sisters Saliva Brothers", "Queen Of Overdub Kisses", "I'm Liquor", "Momo On My Mind", and "Sun Jive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download of the full album – plus bonus tracks too!)

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Luiz Eca Y La Familia SagradaLa Nueva Onda Del Brasil (180 gram vinyl) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Vinilisssimo (Spain), 1970. New Copy ... On August 29, 2020
An incredible batch of Brazilian grooves – a rare Mexican album cut by Luiz Eca of the Tamba Trio, featuring early work by Claudio Roditi, Nana Vasconcelos, and Joyce! The sound is a swirling mix of late bossa and the baroque grooves that were coming out of Brazil at the end of the 60s – deeply jazzy, with some nice soulful touches – and very strong use of voices and instruments together in one sweeping sound that's immediately captivating! The whole thing's great – a lost recording that only saw the light of day briefly in the late 70s, and which is finally getting a proper release today. If you've ever dug Eca's work with the Tamba Trio, or any of the vocal work of the Blue Brazil/Odeon generation, you'll really love this one! Titles include "Juliana", "Ye Me Le", "Sa Marina", "Se Voce Pensa", "Las Vamos Nos", "Please Garcon", and "Pais Tropical". (Note: Record Store Day 2020 has been rescheduled to separate special release days of August 29, September 26 and October 24. The specific release date for each previously announced title is yet to be announced and subject to change. Titles are in limited supply – and will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on August 29, September 26 and October 24 only if it is safe and responsible to open the store, with Covid-19 shelter in place orders no longer in place. Items will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online after 12pm Central on release day.) LP, Vinyl record album

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Renato GamaOlhos Negros Vivo (colored vinyl – with bonus 7 inch) ... LP
Tropical Diaspora (Germany), 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99
A contemporary set from Brazil, but one with a groove that feels like it was lifted right from the 70s – especially that period later in the decade when samba soul modes were coming into play with warmer boogie modes! The set's a live one, and features the strong lead vocals of Renato Gama with a very strong backing combo – great keyboards, funky rhythms, and a pair of female singers who really balance out the rougher edges of Renato's vocals nicely – making for a blend that almost reminds us of some of our favorite work by Emilio Santiago back in the day, especially some of his albums for Philips. Titles include "Jogo", "O Futuro", "Rita", "Vai Bem", "O Iludido", "Banzo", "O Saudoso Guardador De Reses", and "Comida De Comer Com A Mao". Also features a bonus 7" single – with older album tracks "Essa Preta E Treta" and "Engraxate", both by the group Nhocune Soul. LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl with a bonus 7 inch!)

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Masaru ImadaCarnival (with bonus track) ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $22.99
Masaru Imada gets a bit tropical here, but also picks up some great help on horns – thanks to guest work from the Brecker Brothers, whose performance on a few tracks really help give the set a strong soul fusion vibe! The core sounds come from Imada's quintet – which has the leader playing both acoustic and Fender Rhodes, with guitar, bass, drums, and percussion – and on those tracks that feature the Breckers, the whole thing really comes together – with that richness of sound and surprising current of soul that we love on the best Japanese fusion albums of the time. Even the non-Brecker tracks are pretty great – and titles include "Ripples In Recife", "Surf Dance", "Sunset Walk", "Gentle Breeze", and "Carnival". CD features a bonus radio edit of "Carnival". CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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✨✧ OndatropicaOndatropica (deluxe version – with book, 7 inch, & download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2012. New Copy 3LP Gatefold & 45 ... Just Sold Out!
Colombian music, both classic and contemporary – as a group of older all-star players comes into contact with Will "Quantic" Holland! The set's easily one of the most smoking Latin-styled projects we've heard from Quantic so far – recorded in Colombia with work from Fruko, Anibal Velasquez, Alfredito Linares, and Michi Sarmiento – alongside Quantic's Combo Babaro, and the Frente Combeiro group of Mario Galeano! The sound is all classic throughout – no tricks or gimmicks, or modern remix modes at all – just old school instrumentation, filtered through a new school approach to funk – one that's come from years of digging older Colombian numbers, and finding a way to make new music that packs an equal punch. Every bit as smoking as older Central American grooves compiled by Soundway – with tracks that include "Bomba Tropica", "La Tranca", "Cien Anos", "Papi Shingaling", "Mi Negra", "Dos Lucecitas", "Libya", "Punkero Sonidero", "I Ron Man", "Suena", and "Swing De Gillian". LP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy version – with great bonus materials!)

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VariousLeve Leve – Sao Tome & Principe Sounds 70s/80s (with bonus download) ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99
Lively grooves from the islands of Sao Tome and Principe – two nations located in the gulf of Guinea – at a unique crossroads that makes for a really wonderful criss-crossing of styles and sounds! The nations are part of the older Portuguese colonial network, and share some sounds with the scene in Cameroon – but also bring in West African styles and some tropical elements from the other side of the Atlantic too – all wrapped together in the puxa style of the islands! The tunes are mostly lively, upbeat, and have strong basslines peppered with deft work on guitar – a mixture of merengue, Afro-Cuban, and highlife modes – but given a really unique spin as well, with qualities that are filled with joy and life on nearly every number. Titles include "Mado" and "Meu Di Ploco" by Conjunto Equador, "Mino Bo Be Quacueda" and "Aninha" by Africa Negra, "Corticao" and "Sun Male" by Sangazua, "Nga Ba Compensadora" by Pedro Lima, "Piquina Piquina" by Os Untues, "Tola Muandgi" by Sum Alvarinho, and "Taji Ocedo" by Conjunto Mindelo. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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VariousUnusual Sounds ... CD
Anthology, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
The sounds here aren't that unusual at all – and in fact, they're mostly pretty darn groovy – a superb selection of sound library funk from the glory days of the European scene – collected here together in support of the book of the same name! In case you're new to the scene – the Euro sound library world of the 60s and 70s was a place where extremely creative musicians could come together and create their own sort of grooves without a worry for placement on the record charts – as most of these cuts were locked in the vaults, then licensed briefly for use on radio, TV, or commercials – which led to a few of these gems getting some famous, but anonymous play on classic cop or crime shows at the time. The compilation brings together some of the best examples of this scene – loads of cuts that have been our favorites over the years – a whopping 20 tracks that include "Half Forgotten Daydreams" by John Cameron, "Funky Fanfare" by Keith Mansfield, "Weeping Eelgrass" by Mladen Franko, "Mild Maniac" by Peter Patzer, "Dream Number Two" by Roland Hollinger, "Soft Wind" by Gary Pacific Orchestra, "Tropicola" by Stringtronics, "Survivor" by Klaus Weiss, "La Dimonstrazione" by Daniele Patucchi, "Feeling Tense" by Stefano Torossi, "Xenos Cosmos" by Janko Nilovic, "Night Breeze" by Franco Micalizzi, and "Fancy Good" by Electric Machine. CD

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✨✧ VariousUnusual Sounds ... LP
Anthology, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
The sounds here aren't that unusual at all – and in fact, they're mostly pretty darn groovy – a superb selection of sound library funk from the glory days of the European scene – collected here together in support of the book of the same name! In case you're new to the scene – the Euro sound library world of the 60s and 70s was a place where extremely creative musicians could come together and create their own sort of grooves without a worry for placement on the record charts – as most of these cuts were locked in the vaults, then licensed briefly for use on radio, TV, or commercials – which led to a few of these gems getting some famous, but anonymous play on classic cop or crime shows at the time. The compilation brings together some of the best examples of this scene – loads of cuts that have been our favorites over the years – a whopping 20 tracks that include "Half Forgotten Daydreams" by John Cameron, "Funky Fanfare" by Keith Mansfield, "Weeping Eelgrass" by Mladen Franko, "Mild Maniac" by Peter Patzer, "Dream Number Two" by Roland Hollinger, "Soft Wind" by Gary Pacific Orchestra, "Tropicola" by Stringtronics, "Survivor" by Klaus Weiss, "La Dimonstrazione" by Daniele Patucchi, "Feeling Tense" by Stefano Torossi, "Xenos Cosmos" by Janko Nilovic, "Night Breeze" by Franco Micalizzi, and "Fancy Good" by Electric Machine. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Unusual Sounds ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ A BolhaUm Passo A Frente (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Continental/Groovie/Lion, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Massively heavy sounds from A Bolha – a Brazilian group who were previously known as The Bubbles, and backed up Gal Costa during the Tropicalia years – but who work here in a fuzzy, bassy groove that's totally great – definitely an heir to the headier sounds of the UK scene at the start of the 70s! The guitars are definitely in full force here, but the basslines drive things along strongly too – echoing some of the Peruvian sounds of the time, but with a bit more Brazilian sophistication – and definitely a musical echo of lessons learned during Tropicalia, even though the set's a fully instrumental one. Organ also figures in the mix too – and titles include "Bye My Friend", "Razao De Existir", "Um Passo A Frente", "A Esfera", and "Neste Rock Forever". Bonus tracks include "Sem Nada" and "18:30 Parte 1". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 hand-numbered copies.)

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Alfonso LovoLa Gigantona ... CD
Numero, 1976. New Copy ... $7.99 16.98
Funky fusion with plenty of Latin touches – a really compelling set from the Nicaraguan scene of the 70s! The album's got the same criss-crossing of influences you'd hear in some of the best Bay Area projects of this type – no surprise since Jose Chepito Areas is a key member of the group on percussion – and there's a wonderful blend of acoustic and electric instrumentation, rootsy rhythms and free-thinking fusion – all of which make this sweet little set feel like some lost Impulse Records gem from the early 70s – particularly the label's releases that get a bit more global in their outlook! Alfonso Lovo plays loads of sweet Fender Rhodes, and also sings a bit – and titles include "Nueva Segiova", "Firebird Feathers", "Rio San Juan Drums", "Los Conquistadores", and "Tropical Jazz". CD
Also available La Gigantona ... LP 10.99

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Alfonso LovoLa Gigantona ... LP
Numero, 1976. New Copy Gatefold ... $10.99 18.00
Funky fusion with plenty of Latin touches – a really compelling set from the Nicaraguan scene of the 70s! The album's got the same criss-crossing of influences you'd hear in some of the best Bay Area projects of this type – no surprise since Jose Chepito Areas is a key member of the group on percussion – and there's a wonderful blend of acoustic and electric instrumentation, rootsy rhythms and free-thinking fusion – all of which make this sweet little set feel like some lost Impulse Records gem from the early 70s – particularly the label's releases that get a bit more global in their outlook! Alfonso Lovo plays loads of sweet Fender Rhodes, and also sings a bit – and titles include "Nueva Segiova", "Firebird Feathers", "Rio San Juan Drums", "Los Conquistadores", and "Tropical Jazz". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available La Gigantona ... CD 7.99

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Som Okey 5Som Okey 5 ... CD
RGE/Som Livre (Brazil), 1969. Used ... $18.99
Very groovy pop from late 60s Brazil – a post-bossa combo who harmonize along with their grooves, and who work here on a mix of organ, guitar, and piano! The style's a fair bit like some of the best harmony vocal work coming out of EMI/Odeon during the same stretch – a great blend of earlier bossa modes and more baroque pop influences – all soaring along in a mix of different rhythms that continue to delight throughout the entire set! There's a real Blue Brazil sort of feel to the whole record – a tightness and love of rhythm that graces both the vocals and small combo instrumentation. Tracks include "Tava Na Cara", "Beto Rockfeller", "Cantiga Por Luciana", "Que Maravilha", "Mar", "Juliana", "Hier Encore", "Duro De Roer", and "Pais Tropical". CD
(Out of print.)

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Vicentico ValdesLo Mejor De Vicentico Valdes ... LP
Tico, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A collection of Valdes' earlier work, featuring arrangements by Joe Cain, Tito Puente, and Javier Vazquez. Titles include "Soy Feliz", "Dulce Desengano", "No Lo Hago Mas", "Si Me Dices Que Si", "Corazon No Llores", "Tus Ojos", "Sin Ti", "Nueva Vida", and "Guaguaco En Tropicana". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sergio MendesIn The Key Of Joy (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Concord, 2020. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Back in the day, Sergio Mendes was best known for the core energy of his groups – the legendary Brasil 66 and Brasil 77 – but in the 21st Century, Sergio's also become quite a collaborator – part of a legacy that's definitely continued here on a set of tracks that features work from guests who include Common, Roge, Cali Y El Dandee, Sugar Joans, Shelea, and Buddy – as well as more familiar Brazilian talents Guinga, Hermeto Pascoal, and longtime vocalist Gracina Leporace! The style bounces along in a mix of modern R&B and older Rio elements – but there's also maybe a wider pan-Latin vision to the whole project, much more so than some of Mendes other 21st Century albums – proof that the man is alive and well, and always still working hard to build a bridge between cultures. Titles include "Love Came Between Us", "Sabor Do Rio", "Bora La", "La Noche Entera", "Samba In Heaven", "Catch The Wave", "Times Go By", "This Is It", and "Tangara". 2CD edition features 16 more tracks – the "official soundtrack" of Key Of Joy – with titles that include "Lamento", "Reza", "Pais Tropical", "So Many Stars", "Tonga", "Fanfarra", "Never Gonna Let You Go", "Consolacao", and "Primitivo". CD
Also available In The Key Of Joy ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Cal TjaderLatin Kick ... LP
Fantasy, 1956. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent 50s Latin work from Cal Tjader – and a set that boasts some especially nice tenor from the legendary Brew Moore! Moore's sound here anchors the date nicely – bringing in a bit more of a bottom sound than usual for a Cal Tjader Latin date – really rooting the record with a strong sense of soul has he blows with that wonderful tone he had in the 50s. Other players include Manuel Duran on piano, Carlos Duran on bass, Beny Velarde on timbales, and Luis Miranda on congas – and titles include "Invitation", "Tropicana", "Manuel's Mambo", and "All the Things You Are". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s lightning label pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousStrange Breaks & Mr Thing – Rock, Funk, Soul, Jazz & Soundtrack Breaks For Modern Living (2CD version) ... CD
BBE (UK), 1970s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the hippest collections on BBE we've heard in years – a really underground batch of breaks that features fantastically rare tracks in a variety of different genres! The set beautifully shows just how far the funky scene has come in recent years – because many of these cuts are from sources and genres folks wouldn't have thought of touching a decade before – unusual global rock groups, odd sound library records, and obscure category-defying artists who are only getting their due all these many years later. There's a sharp-edged quality to the set that's definitely in keeping with the "breaks" in the title – but the grooves here aren't the simple James Brown variety, nor are they the familiar cuts you might hear in some of those overdone "as sampled by" collections. Instead, most tracks here are ones you probably don't already have in your collection – and titles include "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More" by Lloyd Charmers, "Calypso Rock" by Original Tropicana Steel Band, "Rocking Bird" by Emphasis, "Yes We Can Can" by The Discoettes, "Tramp" by Bergendy, "Shack Up" by Blockbuster, "Hogtied" by Chain Reaction, "Funky Soul (part 1)" by David Batiste & The Gladiators, "Boxe Et Violence" by Daniel J White, "Boogie Man" by The Crystal Mansion, "Godofallofus" by New Hope, "Black & Blue" by Yan Tregger, "Why Don't You Take Us" by Sky King, "Tighten Up" by Steve Smith, "Percumatics #11" by Bob Ascroft, "Soulful Illusion" by Soulful Illusion, "Food Stamps" by Leaf, and "Superstar" by Society Of Seven. Special bonus – also includes a full second CD, with a mix of most of the tracks done by Mr Thing! CD
(Out of print. Cover has minor edgwear but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Jonah Jones/Ivy Pete & His LimbomaniacsJonah Jones/Ivy Pete & His Limbomaniacs ... CD
Alma, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
An unusual combination of records – both pretty darn great! First up is Jazz Tropical from Jonah Jones – one of the coolest albums ever from this legendary trumpeter – a set that's got a strongly Latin flavor, and which provides a very unique setting for Jonah's horn! The backings feature loads of great elements – dreamy piano lines, some nice vibes, and plenty of Latin percussion to set up some sweetly syncopated grooves that make for a really nice change from the Jones style of the 50s – but which are still topped by his warm approach to a trumpet solo. Titles include "Eddie's Bossa Nova", "Yellow Days", "Where Is Your Laughter", "Jurame", "Claudia", "Jonah's Pachanga", and "La Pollera Colora". Next is Limbo Party from Ivy Pete – seemingly a dance craze cash-in, but a set that also seems to mix in a fair bit of Latin elements with the Caribbean styles! The record is way better than the usual limbo set from the time – as the instrumentation is razor sharp, and filled with tight, fast percussion riffs that really drive the grooves – while flute provide much of the melody, and sweet electric guitar lines come into the mix to hold the whole thing together! Pete sings a bit with the group on the record, always jumping along with the rhythms – and titles include "Donkey Wants Water", "Little Brown Skin Girl", "Sly Mongoose", "I Adore Her", "Man Smart Woman Smarter", and "Peas & Rice". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roberta FlackOasis ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
Roberta Flack sounding freshly inspired in the late 80s – her first new album in years – and it's a really strong one! The first thing that jumps out at us is how wonderful her voice continues to be –she's recognizable from the first syllable, and it's right it home with a contemporary sound – though classical soul-inclined – thanks to smart production and arrangements by Marcus Miller, Jerry Hey and Michael Omartian. There's a little bit of a tropical vibe in couple places – hence the title – especially the opening and closing tunes "Oasis" and "(His Name) Brazil" – and other cuts include the nice and hooky Ashford & Simpson tune "Uh-Uh-Ooh Look Out (Here It Comes)", plus "All Caught Up In Love", "Shock To My System", "You Who Brought Me Love", "And So It Goes", "Something Magic". CD
(Out of print.)

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OrmTropic (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Panton/GAD (Poland), 1983. New Copy ... $12.99
Cool electro pop from Czechoslovakia – material recorded by a group who'd done some disco tunes in the 70s, but who here work more in an 80s electronic style! The tunes are often all electric, with rhythms from drum machines, and a wide variety of spacey keys – and the group mix together uptempo, catchy cuts with some moodier, darker ones – almost a bit like some of the German electronic pop of the period, but with a more stripped-down, keyboard heavy sound. These guys are a lot warmer than any cold wave material of the time, but have a similar appeal if you like that work – especially on the instrumental tracks which seem to dominate the record. Titles include "Nippon", "The Monkey Serenade", "Weekend Is Beginning", "Rilay Sheila", and "Disillusionment". Features bonus tracks – single mixes of "My Champion" and "Weekend Is Beginning" – plus "Mefisto" and "I Can't Sleep". CD

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✨✧ Ranil Y Su Conjunto TropicalRanil Y Su Conjunto Tropical (with bonus download) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mindblowing Amazonian cumbia from Ranil – music created way up in the mountain territory of Iquitos – with a lean vibe that maybe speaks of the isolation of the artist and his group! The tracks are mostly instrumental, and have a fair bit of electric guitar in the lead over rootsy percussion – a mode that's like more familiar chicha, but with a spare quality that's extremely haunting, and which makes the rhythm pop even more – as congas, bongos, and basslines come together beautifully – while guitar dances over the top in this really other-worldly way! Titles include "Cumbia Sin Nombre", "La Danza De Don Lucho", "Muevete Mi Amor", "Las Oladas", "Lamento", "La Minga", "Licenciado", "Mi Querido Ucayali", and "Rojo Lamento". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 2000 copies! Includes download and poster.)

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RadaTropical Cosmic Sounds From Space ... LP
El Palmas, 1980s. New Copy 2LP ... About February 15, 2020 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download with bonus tracks!)

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VariousFiesta Tropical Vol 1 (6LP set) ... LP
RCA (Mexico), 1950s/1960s/1970s. Very Good+ 6LPs ... $28.99
A huge collection of Latin music from the 50s through the 70s – with work by Perez Prado, Los Carinosos, Tony Camargo, Lobo Y Melon, Beny More, Hermanos Montoya, Arturo Nunez, Luis Carlos Meyer, Orquesta Aragon, and others! LP, Vinyl record album

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EL V & The GardenhouseEl Doctor/Tamarita ... 7-inch
Tropical Diaspora (Germany), 2018. Sealed (pic cover)... $2.99
"El Doctor" is a lively little number with a nice hint of revolution – performed here by a combo from Italy, but with a very South American vibe! The percussion is upbeat, the horns punch along with the groove, and the rolling lyrics are nice and compelling – and the flipside features "Tamarita", a tune with a bit more of a sing-song vibe! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red vinyl pressing.)

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Os MutantesOs Mutantes (1968) ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1968. New Copy ... $7.99
A landmark album from late 60s Brazil! This is the first – and the wildest – album by this legendary group that was one of the founding forces of the Tropicalia movement – a brilliant musical statement that easily ranks with some of the most groundbreaking late 60s American work by The Velvet Underground, Captain Beefheart, or The Stooges! The music is a wonderful blend of 60s rock and early MPB – hard-driving with plenty of guitars, but also produced with beautifully baroque touches that echo through simultaneous albums by Caetano Veloso and Gal Costa – both of whose 1969 albums are strongly resonant with this one. In fact, Caetano contributed a number of tracks to the album, including "Panis et Circenses", "Bat Macumba", "Trem Fantastma", and his great "Baby", which is done fantastically here. Great stuff all 'round! CD

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Tom ZeEstudando O Samba ... CD
Continental/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A record with "samba" in the title, but a set that hardly sounds like samba at all – given that the record is one of the groundbreaking 70s albums from the legendary Tom Ze! Ze first rose to fame as an experimentalist in the Tropicalia scene – but here, he's years past that movement, yet still one of its most creative proponents – working in a mode that takes older Brazilian rhythms and infuses them with all the new sounds, styles, and sense of poetry that Tom was bringing to his music – often quite playful, but at a level that's quite moving as well. The whole thing's got the subtle "beyond language" power of some of the best by Caetano Veloso – even though Tom Ze is completely his own man throughout. The set features arrangements from Jose Briamonte, production from Heraldo Do Monte, and titles that include a rootsy take on "A Felicidade", plus the nutty instrumental "Toc", and the original tracks "So", "Ma", "Vai", "Ui", "Indice", "Hein", and "Mae". CD
Also available Estudando O Samba ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ Tom ZeEstudando O Samba ... LP
Continental/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
A record with "samba" in the title, but a set that hardly sounds like samba at all – given that the record is one of the groundbreaking 70s albums from the legendary Tom Ze! Ze first rose to fame as an experimentalist in the Tropicalia scene – but here, he's years past that movement, yet still one of its most creative proponents – working in a mode that takes older Brazilian rhythms and infuses them with all the new sounds, styles, and sense of poetry that Tom was bringing to his music – often quite playful, but at a level that's quite moving as well. The whole thing's got the subtle "beyond language" power of some of the best by Caetano Veloso – even though Tom Ze is completely his own man throughout. The set features arrangements from Jose Briamonte, production from Heraldo Do Monte, and titles that include a rootsy take on "A Felicidade", plus the nutty instrumental "Tom", and the original tracks "So", "Ma", "Vai", "Ui", "Indice", "Hein", and "Mae". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Estudando O Samba ... CD 10.99

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VariousBody Beat – Soca Dub & Electronic Calypso 1979 to 1998 (3LP set) ... LP
Soundway (UK), Late 70s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $32.99
A great set that moves towards the farther reaches of the Caribbean scene in the 80s – music that's much more underground than some of the bigger soca and tropical hits of the time! As you might expect from the Soundway label, the work here is a very unusual, very well-done presentation of a fresh slice of global music – Caribbean cuts that borrow bits from electro soul, house music, and other styles of the time – and weave the newer elements into island rhythms with a very forward-thinking feel! The tunes are heavy on keyboards and beats, yet still have a indie soul sort of charm – and as usual with Soundway, the whole thing comes with very detailed notes on the music. Most tunes are b-sides, dubs, or edits – and titles include "Last Days" by The Millers, "Wild Indian Band" by Andre Tanker, "Zion Gates (dub)" by Mohjah, "I Want Your Love" by Peter Britto, "Hotter & Hotter (dub edit)" by Juno D, "D'Jab Jab Dance (bad lad mix)" by Colin Jackman, "Fighting Soldier" by Cito Jarvis, "Stand Up & Rock Your Body (inst)" by Roger Bain, "Fire (ext dub edit)" by D Ivan, "Body Beat" by Bill Campbell, and "It's Alright" by Adonijah. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandBacao Rhythm & Steel Band ... CD
Big Crown, 2016. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic full length set from the Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band – a group who've really won us over in recent years with a fast flurry of funky 45s! The group take an older steel band sound, and forge it to a might tighter rhythmic impulse – with a sound that's often even funkier than the best (and few) funky steel band tracks from the 70s – served up with razor-sharp instrumentation, and great production in a Daptone/Soul Fire mode – which really keeps things sounding raw all the way through! The group's got strong ties to the Mighty Mocambos – and some other contemporary funk acts too – and the music is top-shelf all the way through, a funkier full steel band record than you'll ever hope to find. Titles include "Beetham Highway Ride", "Scorpio", "Pimp", "Tropical Heat", "Laventille Road March", "Round & Round", "Port Of Spain Hustle", "Jungle Fever", "Love Like This", and "Dog Was A Doughnut". CD

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✨✧ Gilberto GilGilberto Gil (1969) (Brazilian pressing) ... CD
Philips (Brazil), 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The rare 3rd album by Gilberto Gil, and a key piece of the Tropicalia puzzle – one of the most wildly experimental albums from those years, and Gil's last before going into exile! The sound is much more electric than his other albums from the late 60's – and the production, songwriting, and instrumentation get very crazy at times – but never too crazy to cover up Gilberto's excellent singing, which is still as filled with feeling as ever. Arrangements are by the mighty Rogerio Duprat, who does as great a job here of balancing Gil's sensitivities as he does on Gal Costa's sublime efforts from 1969 – and the instrumentation is a weird and wonderful mix of Bahian rhythms, fuzzy guitar, and crazy electronics – all heartfelt one minute, freaked out the next. Tracks include "Cerebro Eletronico", "Volks Volkswagen Blue", "Futurivel", and "2001", which was written by Tom Ze and Rita Lee – plus the wild cut "Objecto Semi-Identificado", which is sort of a John Cage-esque track of found radio and electronics, with vocals by Gil! CD
(Out of print – with great bonus tracks!)

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✨✧ Chico BuarqueChico Buarque De Hollanda Vol 1 ... LP
RGE/Audio Clarity (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The debut of a legend – Chico Buarque's first album for RGE, and a groundbreaking batch of tunes that helped shape the sound of popular music in Brazil for years to come! Buarque predates the Tropicalia era, but is working here in a style that clearly allowed for their later impact – a mode that draws on styles from bossa, folklore, and samba – but which somehow manages to rise into a groove that's all its own. Buarque's genius can immediately be summed up in classics on the set – like "Pedro Pedreiro", "A Rita", "Tem Mais Samba", "A Banda", and "Ole Ola" – all wonderful numbers that make the album an essential one in any collection! LP, Vinyl record album
(Plays at 45rpm!)

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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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✨✧ SplendorSplendor ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
The only full length set we've ever seen from Splendor – a great little group who record here with some help from Philip Bailey, in a sound that's got plenty of Earth Wind & Fire touches! The sound is kind of in the groove laid down by EWF, but slightly mellower and more laidback – occasionally with some breezy and tropical touches that give Splendor their own sort of style. Vocals are both male and female on most tracks – with contributions from Bailey, Robert Nunn, Dianne Reeves, and Clydene Jackson – and titles include "Sunny Side Up", "Follow Your Dream", "A Brighter Day", "Carnival", "All Night Long", and "Always On Your Side". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a tracklist sticker, a promo stamp, and light wear.)

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✨✧ Gilberto GilGilberto Gil (1969) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The rare 3rd album by Gilberto Gil, and a key piece of the Tropicalia puzzle – one of the most wildly experimental albums from those years, and Gil's last before going into exile! The sound is much more electric than his other albums from the late 60's – and the production, songwriting, and instrumentation get very crazy at times – but never too crazy to cover up Gilberto's excellent singing, which is still as filled with feeling as ever. Arrangements are by the mighty Rogerio Duprat, who does as great a job here of balancing Gil's sensitivities as he does on Gal Costa's sublime efforts from 1969 – and the instrumentation is a weird and wonderful mix of Bahian rhythms, fuzzy guitar, and crazy electronics – all heartfelt one minute, freaked out the next. Tracks include "Cerebro Eletronico", "Volks Volkswagen Blue", "Futurivel", and "2001", which was written by Tom Ze and Rita Lee – plus the wild cut "Objecto Semi-Identificado", which is sort of a John Cage-esque track of found radio and electronics, with vocals by Gil! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBody Beat – Soca Dub & Electronic Calypso 1979 to 1998 ... CD
Soundway (UK), Late 70s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A great set that moves towards the farther reaches of the Caribbean scene in the 80s – music that's much more underground than some of the bigger soca and tropical hits of the time! As you might expect from the Soundway label, the work here is a very unusual, very well-done presentation of a fresh slice of global music – Caribbean cuts that borrow bits from electro soul, house music, and other styles of the time – and weave the newer elements into island rhythms with a very forward-thinking feel! The tunes are heavy on keyboards and beats, yet still have a indie soul sort of charm – and as usual with Soundway, the whole thing comes with very detailed notes on the music. Most tunes are b-sides, dubs, or edits – and titles include "Last Days" by The Millers, "Wild Indian Band" by Andre Tanker, "Zion Gates (dub)" by Mohjah, "I Want Your Love" by Peter Britto, "Hotter & Hotter (dub edit)" by Juno D, "D'Jab Jab Dance (bad lad mix)" by Colin Jackman, "Fighting Soldier" by Cito Jarvis, "Stand Up & Rock Your Body (inst)" by Roger Bain, "Fire (ext dub edit)" by D Ivan, "Body Beat" by Bill Campbell, and "It's Alright" by Adonijah. CD
Also available Body Beat – Soca Dub & Electronic Calypso 1979 to 1998 (3LP set) ... LP 32.99

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✨✧ VariousLeve Leve – Sao Tome & Principe Sounds 70s/80s ... CD
Bongo Joe (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Lively grooves from the islands of Sao Tome and Principe – two nations located in the gulf of Guinea – at a unique crossroads that makes for a really wonderful criss-crossing of styles and sounds! The nations are part of the older Portuguese colonial network, and share some sounds with the scene in Cameroon – but also bring in West African styles and some tropical elements from the other side of the Atlantic too – all wrapped together in the puxa style of the islands! The tunes are mostly lively, upbeat, and have strong basslines peppered with deft work on guitar – a mixture of merengue, Afro-Cuban, and highlife modes – but given a really unique spin as well, with qualities that are filled with joy and life on nearly every number. Titles include "Mado" and "Meu Di Ploco" by Conjunto Equador, "Mino Bo Be Quacueda" and "Aninha" by Africa Negra, "Corticao" and "Sun Male" by Sangazua, "Nga Ba Compensadora" by Pedro Lima, "Piquina Piquina" by Os Untues, "Tola Muandgi" by Sum Alvarinho, and "Taji Ocedo" by Conjunto Mindelo. CD
Also available Leve Leve – Sao Tome & Principe Sounds 70s/80s (with bonus download) ... LP 34.99
 
 
 



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