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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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Casa Das MaquinasCasa Das Maquinas ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1974. Used ... $24.99
A lost Brazilian rock set from the mid 70s – one that's nicely perched between the psychedelic sounds of the indie scene and some of the more tightly fused modes of the MPB mainstream! The tunes here are all relatively tightly structured – but they're carried off with a relaxed sensibility that really makes them sparkle – an almost languid quality that really fits the spacier production on both the vocals and guitars, nicely keeping things informal – almost as if the record were some rare set on a really tiny label. Titles include "A Natureza", "Trem De Verdade", "Canto Livre", "Preciso Lhe Ouvir", "Domingo A Tarde", "Sanduiche De Queijo", and "Mundo De Paz". CD
(Out of print.)

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Juca ChavesJuca Bom De Camera ... CD
Som Livre/Discobertas (Brazil), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
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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Francis HimePassaredo ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1977. Used ... $18.99
A real 70s classic from singer/songwriter Francis Hime – a record we'd rank right up there with the best work by contemporaries like Milton Nascimento or Lo Borges! As with both of those singers, the style here is often complicated at the base, but nicely compressed in its presentation – a fusing together of strands of jazz, MPB, and larger orchestrations – all served up with a sophistication and maturity that's often way ahead of work coming out of the American mainstream at the time! Hime wrote, arranged, and directed the album himself – but he gets vocal help from Chico Buarque and Olivia Hime – and his great group here features Danilo Caymmi on flute, Wilson Das Neves on drums, and Neco on acoustic guitar. Titles include "Carta", "Pouco Me Importa", "Luisa", "Ave Maria", "Maravilha", "Meu Homem", and "Trocando Em Miudos". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Rita Lee & Tutti FruttiEntradas E Bandeiras ... LP
Som Livre/Survival Research (Italy), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A standout solo set from Os Mutantes member Rita Lee – an album that's different than both her work with that group, and her early solo material – and which sort of represents a return to the roots of rock and roll during the middle part of the 70s! The group features ex-members of Lisergia – and they back Rita up with a style that's a lot more rock and roll than some of her crossover albums of later decades – almost in that way that the Mutantes would sometimes reference rock roots and turn them on their head – but much more straightforward here. Titles include "Corista De Rock", "Lady Babel", "Departamento De Criacao", "Superstafa","Posso Contar Comigo". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Milton NascimentoTravessia ... LP
Som Livre (Brazil), 1966/1978. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Killer stuff by Milton Nascimento – and his first recorded session ever! The record's incredible, and is every bit as great as his more famous records from 1969 and 1970. The style is similar – with Milton's soulful voice ringing out among large baroque arrangements, filled with warmth, imagination, and small touches of jazz. The record includes early versions of classics like "Gira, Girou", "Tres Pontas", "Outubro", and "Travessia". Plus, there's a version of "Catavento" that's worth the price of the album alone! Wonderfully jazzy, and one that we never tire of! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some minor flaking on back near the bottom.)

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Novos BaianosAcabou Chorare (remastered edition) ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1972. Used ... $16.99
Certainly one of the greatest albums by this excellent (and oft-overlooked!) group from the 70s! The band of young Bahians deliver a great mix of tracks tinged with bits of rock, funky samba, and even a few psychedelic influences – with alternating male and female vocals, and some excellent songwriting that places the record right up there with some of the best work by Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil from the same time. We love this one to death, and find it to be one of the few records by the group that we return to again and again. Tracks include "Preta Pretinha", "Besta E Tu", "A Menina Danca", "Swing De Campo Grande", and "Tinindo Trincando". CD

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Vitor RamilVitor Ramil – A Paixao De V Segundo Ele Proprio ... LP
Som Livre (Brazil), 1984. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Titles include "Satolep", "Talisma", "As Mocas", "Seculo XX", "Poemita", "Clarisser", and "De Um Deus Que Ri E De Outros". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve.)

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ToquinhoBoca Da Noite ... CD
RGE/Som Livre (Brazil), 1974. Used ... $18.99
A fantastic album from Toquinho – one of the best that he cut during the 70s! This album's got a much more stripped-down sound than others – with a soulful mix of vocals and spare acoustic guitar that sounds somewhere between the early 70s work of Baden Powell and Terry Callier – and which is way different than the bossa revival work Toquinho cut with Vinicius De Moraes! There's some larger arrangements lurking at the back of most tracks – but these are kept clean, and relatively spare – so that the strongest focus is on Toquinho's voice and guitar. Titles include a sparkling remake of "Asa Branca", done with a spare style that still retains the grandiose quality of the song – plus "Sem Enredo", "Boca Da Noite", "1969, Aeroporto Do Galeo", "Noite Longa", and "Lembrando Josh White". CD
(Out of print.)

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Marcos ValleMarcos Valle (1983) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Som Livre/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Marcos Valle might look a bit sad and forlorn with all those fruity drinks on the cover – but the record itself is a wonderfully upbeat session, and one that's very much in the same modern soul mode of his 80s groove Vontade De Rever Voce! As on that record, the sound here shows strong traces of Marcos' early 80s collaborations with Leon Ware in California – and the overall groove is a nice mix of boogie, two step, and smoother soul – a genre that we never would have expected during Valle's bossa years, but which comes off tremendously well here! There's lots of warmly stepping bass amidst smooth jazzy horns – and the tracks all have a compressed groove that keeps things nice and crisp – plenty classy, in a way that's supremely appealing if you dig early 80s mellow soul. Titles include a remake of "Viola Enluarada", plus "Naturalmente", "Estrelar", "Samba De Verao", "Dia D", "Mals Que Amor" ,"Fogo Do Sol", "Tapa No Real", and "Tapetes Guardanapos Cetins". LP, Vinyl record album

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Marcos ValleVontade De Rever Voce (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Som Livre/Vinilisssimo (Spain), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Funky soul from the great Marcos Valle – a great blend of mellow grooves and upbeat tunes recorded at the same time Valle was working in the US with Leon Ware! The style here is very similar to Ware's 2 albums for Elektra – both of which feature work from Valle, and include tunes that are also done here in Portuguese versions! Marcos makes a real departure from some of his earlier work here, and emerges as a surprisingly great soul star with plenty of talents for penning two-step tunes and keyboard-heavy tracks that glisten with a sweet California groove. A few tracks recall some of Valle's Odeon work – like the baroque instrumental "Camina Grande" – but we're most partial to the soul tracks that dominate the record, and which include "Bicho No Cio", "Pecados De Amor","Garimpando" and "A Paraiba Nao e Chicago". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousEscalada – Trilha Sonora Original Da Novela ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1975. Used ... $16.99
One of the stranger titles in this series of rare Brazilian soundtracks – a record that mixes together older styles of jazz and popular music to fit the themes and time of the story. There's a few vintage recordings on the set, plus others that are in an easy and orchestral mode – and titles include "Beatrice" by Walker, "Marina" by Dick Farney, "Labios Que Beijei" by Orlando Silva, "Dobrado 27 De Janeiro" by A Bandinha, "Festa De Algodao" by Ruy Maurity, "Escalada" by Orchestra Som Livre, "Aos Pes Da Cruz" by Orlando Silva, and "Pedreira" by Coral Som Livre. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousMPB 80 Vol 1 ... LP
Som Livre (Brazil), 1980. Near Mint- ... $4.99
The official album of the 1980 MPB Festival in Brazil – with work by Joyce, Diana Pequeno, Elza Maria, Exporta Samba, Dercio Marques, Oswaldo Montenegro, Fernanda, Baby Consuelo, Quinteto Violado, and others. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousO Melhor Nacional De Novelas ... LP
Som Livre (Brazil), 1990. Near Mint- ... $3.99
A collection of songs used on Brazilian soap operas – work by Gal Costa, Oswaldo Montenegro, Zizi Possi, Ary Sperling, Wanderlea, Cazuza, Simone, Marisa Monte, and others! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ AzymuthAzimuth (Linha Do Horizonte) (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Som Livre/Far Out (UK), 1975. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the sweetest electric records to come from 70s Brazil – the fabulous first effort from the Azymuth trio, and work that's hardly been matched again! Although the group here have plenty of the warm keyboard touches of their more famous later work, they're also moving in territory that's a bit more abstract as well – using some noisier electronics amidst the smoother ones, to create a style that's somewhere between fusion, electric funk, and some of the more soaring Brazilian rhythms of the post-bossa years! The keyboards of Jose Roberto Bertrami are worth the price of admission alone – and include Fender Rhodes, Arp, and clavinet – plus bits of Hammond organ too! There's more than a few great breaks and samples on the set – and titles include "Brazil", "Caca De Conta", "Melo Dos Dois Bicudos", "Manha", "Periscopio", and "Montreal City". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ DjavanA Voz – O Violao – A Musica De Djavan ... CD
Som Livre/Bomba (Japan), 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The earliest album we've ever seen from the legendary Djavan – and a record that's even better than some of his classics for Columbia! The album has a sound that's relatively spare – with Djavan's wonderful vocals backed by a small combo that mixes up samba and jazz – using electric piano to especially great effect to give some of the best numbers a really soulful vibe! Most numbers are upbeat and lively – and not nearly as overblown as some of Djavan's later work. Titles include "Fato Consumado", "Flor De Lis", "Para Raio", "Ventos De Norte", and "E Que Deus Ajude". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ MaysaCancao Do Amor Mais Triste ... CD
RGE/Som Livre (Brazil), 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maysa sings here with great arrangements from maestro Erlon Chaves – warm, round, and fluid – in a way that mixes leaner bossa rhythms with the more romantic styles of an earlier generation! Maysa's more emotive qualities are nicely kept in check by the approach – and her vocals her flow along beautifully with the blend of strings, piano, and percussion used by Chaves – all presented in ways that remind us a lot of Deodato's best full orchestrations from the same period. The whole thing's nicely compressed, and never overdone – and titles include "Favela", "O Amor Que Acabou", "Mil Flores", "Ah Se Eu Pudesse", "Round Midnight", "Fim De Noite", "Cancao Do Meu Amor", and "Agua De Beber". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Novos BaianosVamos Pro Mundo ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredibly beautiful work from Os Novos Baianos – a record that has the band shaking off some of the rougher edges of earlier records, but still sounding plenty darn great – and without any of the too-smooth styles of later years! There's some really tremendous work here on a variety of acoustic stringed instruments – guitar, cavaquinho, bandolim, and other instruments that dance along with the earthy percussion of the album amidst lead vocals from Baby Consuelo and Paulinho Boca De Cantor. The group's blend of older samba and hipper progressive modes has never come off better – and the record's a genre-busting gem that's easily one of the group's best ever! Titles include the funky "America Tropical", plus "O Menina", "Chuvisco", "Guria", "Vamos Pro Mundo", "Um Bilhete Pra Didi", "Escorrega Sebosa", and "Tangolete". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tom e DitoSe Mandar M'Imbora Eu Fico ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky samba genius from the team of Tom e Dito – a great duo who lie somewhere between the mid 70s work of Jorge Ben and the funkier sides by Antonio Carlos E Jocafi! Not surprisingly, Antonio Carlos and Jocafi actually produced the album – giving it the lightly soulful approaches of their own work – and helping Tom and Dito to structure their tunes with a very nice little groove. The sound is great here – very chunky 70s Samba Soul – and titles include "Jogo Duro", "Malandragem Dela", "Eu Cansei", "Resolucao", "Tamanco Malandrinho", and "Branco Na Paixao". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousO Espigao (Master Trilhas Series) ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice little set in the best spirit of the excellent Som Livre soundtracks of the early 70s – a rich blend of funky samba, groovy soundtrack tunes, and some strong vocal numbers – all jumping madly from track to track with a fresh and wounderful feel! As with others in the genre, there's a really lively feel that makes the album incredibly vibrant – way more so than you'd guess from a simple TV soundtrack! The set includes lot of tracks we've not seen elsewhere – and titles include "Botaram Tanta Fumaca" by Tom Ze, "Malandragem Dela" by Tom e Dito, "Alfazema" by Walker, "O Espigao" by Ze Rodrix, "Voce Vai Ter Que Me Aturar" by Sonia Santos, and "Ciladas" by Pery Ribeiro. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousO Rebu (Master Trilhas Series) ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
Raul Seixas had a big hand in crafting this early 70s Brazilian soundtrack – and about half the tunes here bear traces of his own fuzzed-out work of the time! Raul wrote most of the tracks here – some in collaboration with Paulo Coelho – and the styles are a bit different than some of the other novela albums from the period – still somewhat groovy at times, but also with a bit more mainstream rock influences at others. As usual with these scores, there's a fair bit of under-discovered funky gems – great samba soul tunes that are heavy on runky rhythms, and which also use some more traditional instrumentation – served up with a warmly soulful style. Titles include "Murungando" by Betinho, "Como Vovo Ja Dizia" by Raul Seixas, "Agua Viva" by Raul Seixas, "Salve A Mocidade" by Elza Soares, "O Rebu" by Orquesta Som Livre, "Trambique" by Joao Roberto Kelly, "Senha" by Orquesta Som Livre, and "Vida A Prestacao" by Trama. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Moraes MoreiraMoraes Moreira (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Som Livre/Polysom (Brazil), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Some of the coolest work we've ever heard from Moraes Moreira – a really unique hybrid of styles that includes samba soul, jazzy funk, and other Brazilian modes from the 70s – all wrapped up into a beautifully fresh and personal approach! There's elements here that would please any fan of Jorge Ben from the time, while other cuts have a more offbeat quality that echoes some of the very hip soundtrack material that was coming out at the time – especially on some of the records by some of Moraes' contemporaries on the Som Livre label. The whole thing is great – a really wonderful musical discovery – and titles include "Do Som", "Desabafo E Desafio", "Guitarra Baiana", "Sempre Cantando", "Violao Vagabundo", and "Se Voce Pensa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Elizeth CardosoOutra Vez Elizeth ... CD
Som Livre/Discobertas (Brazil), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousOnda De Amor – Synthesized Brazilian Hits That Never Were 1984 to 1994 ... LP
Soundway (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A captivating slice of work from Brazil – not the samba, bossa, or even Tropicalia sounds you might be used to – but instead a selection of tracks that owe plenty to the changes in soul, rock, and pop that took place in the Anglo world during the 80s! Much of this music has a fair bit of electronics, in both the rhythms and melodic instrumentation – but there's also this warmth that bubbles up right from the start, as in some of the best crossover cuts from the UK during the early part of the decade – particularly cuts that played well on both the rock and soul charts! No surprise, there's a great Sade cover on the album – alongside lots of other cuts that share a similar vibe – titles that include "Saramandaia" by Dado Brazzawilly, "Cheira (7" version)" by Batista Junior, "Break Da Rua (long version)" by Villa Box, "A Festa E Nossa" by Grupo Controle Digital, "Voce Vai Se Lembrar" by Ricardo Bomba, "Tabu" by Vania Bastos, "Africamerica" by Dodo Da Bahia, and "Love Is All" by Via Negromonte. Also includes a few new mixes – "Contos De Escola (Milos Kaiser edit)" by Os Abelhudos, and "Livre Pra Voar (Milos Kaiser edit)" by Nanda Rossi. LP, Vinyl record album

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SambalivreSamba, Suor, & Ourico ... LP
Soma (Brazil), 1976. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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✨✧ Luiz Gonzaga Jr (Gonzaguinha)Plano De Voo ... CD
EMI (Brazil), 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the best albums by Luiz Gonzaga Jr from the 70s – recorded with a complicated jazzy backing that adds a whole new level to his own rootsy vocals and songwriting! The backings are by Grupo Modo Livre – an ensemble that features some great keyboard work by Gilson Pernazzetta – and they provide a slight jazzy touch that pushes Gonzaga's vocals into the realm of Lo Borges or Milton Nasimento. The record includes the baroque groover "O Comeco Da Festa", plus the tracks "Contos De Fadas", "Catatonia Integral", "Plano De Voo", "Gas Neon", and "Assim Seja, Amem". CD
(Out of print.)

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