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VariousAndy Votel Presents Brazilika – Non Stop Subtropical Psychedelia From The Vaults Of Brazil's Som Livre & RGE ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2008. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
The hippest installment so far in the Brazilika series – a mad mix of musical styles from Finders Keepers mainman Andy Votel – all in a freaky, funky, fuzzy blend of sounds! The tracks here are much grittier than the work we're used to hearing from the Far Out label – as Votel's dug through the 60s and 70s vaults of RGE/Som Livre Records to come up with rare Brazilian rock, funk, and other heavy styles from back in the day! As with Votel's reissues on Finders Keepers, there's a sound here that's informed by beathead record collecting – a love of older grooves directed by current musical developments – all with a definite ear for the wilder side of the sound spectrum. Most tracks have a pretty heavy groove – and the styles run from psychedelic rock through Tropicalia-inspired tunes, to post-bossa, Bahian sounds, and more. Titles include "Funga Funga" by Trio Soneca, "Careta" by Betinho, "Modulo Lunar" by Os Brazoes, "Terra Livre" by Abilio Manoel, "Os Bichos" by Trio Soneca, "De Vera" by Novos Baianos, "Ciladas" by Pery Ribeiro, "Se Voce Pensa" by Moraes Moreira, "Flores Belas" by Tim Maia, "1974" by Gerson Conrad & Zeze Motta, "Gamboa" by Brazilian Octopus, "Deixe Entrar Um Pouco D'Agua No Quintal" by Os Mutantes, "Periscopio" by Azimuth, and "Gotham City" by Os Brazoes. CD
 
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Claudio FariaO Som Do Sol ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 2009. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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✨✧ Jorge AragaoRaiz E Flor ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1988. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Guilherme ArantesGuilherme Arantes ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1976. Used ... $6.99
A great bit of mainstream rock from mid-70s Brazil – composed, arranged, and sung by Guilherme Arantes – all with a catchy and compressed feel that's a fair bit like some of the best singer/songwriter work coming from the American west coast at the time! The tunes here are unabashedly well produced – but never commercial, or cloying – and Arantes has a great way with a hook on these tunes, really pushing up the vocals alongside the compressed guitars – in a way that almost shows some British early 70s styles. All titles are originals, and tunes include "Nave Errante", "Pegaso Azul", "Cuide Se Bem", "A Cidade E A Neblina", "Aguas Passadas", and "Lamento Lhe Encontrar Triste". CD
(Out of print.)

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ClaudiaClaudia (1967) ... CD
RGE/Som Livre (Brazil), 1967. Used ... $18.99
Soaring vocals from the lovely Claudia – heard here in an early session with really inventive arrangements from Francisco Moraes, and tight jazzy backings from the Luiz Loy Quintet! The style isn't as typically bossa as you might think – and Claudia shifts easily between older modes familiar on the RGE label and some of the more fluid, more exploratory styles that would be used more strongly in years to come over at the Odeon imprint. Claudia's vocals have a bit of a trill – somewhat more emotive than most of her contemporaries on a set like this, but not as much so as on the pre-bossa albums from years back. Titles include "Vento De Maio", "Mensagem", "Tempo De Espera", "Cancao De Nao Cantar", "Chora Ceu", "Acalanto", "Estorinha", and "Ninguem Da O Que Nao Tem". CD
(Out of print.)

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ExplosaoTekno Funk ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 2001. Used ... $8.99
... CD

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✨✧ Almir GuinetoOlhos Da Vida ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1988. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Almir GuinetoSorriso Novo ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1985. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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KaleidoscopioTem Que Valer ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 2004. Used ... $6.99
A wonderful take on the sound of Brazil – one that shares some elements with other recent Brazilian electronica projects, but which also has a fresh sound that's all its own! Kaleidoscopio is basically a duo – with Portuguese vocals from the lovely Janaina Lima, plus broken beats, guitar, and keys from her partner Kiko. The rhythms are strong and snapping – with bits of London criss-crossing with sunnier sounds of Italy and Rio in the mix – and the tunes have a proud, free, and buoyant quality that gives the album a really positive and progressive groove overall! Titles include "Tem Que Valer", "Madalena", "Flor De Lis", "To Que To", "Lua", "Tudo Passa", "Aqui", and "Feliz De Novo". CD
(Out of print.)

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Rita Lee & Tutti FruttiEntradas E Bandeiras ... LP
Som Livre (Brazil), 1976. Sealed ... $19.99
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
(Recent reissue on Survival Research.)
Also available Entradas E Bandeiras ... LP 22.99

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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
Also available Entradas E Bandeiras ... LP 19.99

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Rita Lee & Tutti FruttiFruto Proibido ... CD
Som Livre/EMI (Brazil), 1975. New Copy ... $19.99
Forbidden Fruit from the great Rita Lee – a record that has her working with the Tutti Frutti combo, a line that's decidedly more mainstream than her more famous group, Os Mutantes – but one who also really let Rita focus on her newly-developed title for putting over a very catchy tune! The group bring more of a rock-heavy finish to the record than some of Rita's later work – and the guitars and vocals are nicely compressed down in the production – maybe a bit like some of the best Brit mainstream work of the mid 70s – an approach that works well for Lee, and maybe even makes some of the music feel as much like a commentary on mainstream rock as much as catchy tuneful work headed for the charts. Titles include "O Toque", "Ovelha Negra", "Pirataria", "Dancar Pra-nao Dancar", and "Carto Postal". CD

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Pedro LuisAposto ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 2015. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Manfredo & Seu Conjunto (Manfredo Fest)Bossa Nova Nova Bossa ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1963. Used ... $22.99
Groovy bossa jazz from the great Manfredo Fest – working here on piano, organ, and saxophone – and hitting a variety of rhythms that change up nicely throughout the set! As on other records from the time, Manfredo's not content to just tipple along in the same pattern all the way through – and shifts the mood of the set from track to track – working piano in the lead one minute, organ the next – and also getting some great help on the record from Hector Costita, who plays both saxophone and flute! The sound is ever-fresh throughout, and nicely free from cliche and any expectations you'd have from American bossa jazz of the time. Titles include "Ah Se Eu Pudesse", "Voce E Eu", "Olhou Pra Mim", "Nos E O Mar", "Batida Diferente", "Minha Saudade", and "Bossa Na Praia". CD
(Out of print.)

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Sidney MillerLinguas De Fogo ... LP
Som Livre, 1974. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An unusual 70s session from singer/arranger Sidney Miller – an artist we know best from his lofty Elenco work of the 60s, but who's working here in a completely different mode! The style here is personal, almost gentle at times – following in a mode that recalls some of the Milton Nascimento/Lo Borges recordings of the period, especially in the way that Miller can mix complicated backings with a heartfelt and closely-recorded lead vocal. There's a few nice jazzy touches in the phrasings of the tunes, as well as some occasional Blue Brazil-styled backings – and titles include "Alo", "Linguas De Fogo", "Cicatrizes", "Alento", "Espera", "Dois Toques", and "Pala Palavra". LP, Vinyl record album
(2015 reissue on Sol Re Sol. Includes the insert.)

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MiltinhoEu Miltinho ... CD
RGE/Som Livre (Brazil), Early 60s. Used ... $6.99
A classic set of samba from Miltinho – done in a mix of lively styles and more romantic modes! Some tracks here are quite driving and upbeat, while others have a sadder, more emotive feel – a bit like Brazilian pop of the late 50s, but perhaps somewhat leaner overall – and in a way, this album is kind of a turning point in Miltinho's career – as he makes the shift towards some of the bossa-inspired styles he'd pick up more strongly in later years. The arrangements are by Ruben Perez and Nelsinho – and they're as timelesss and breezily beautiful as ever! Title include "Caminho Perdido", "Samba Do Crioulo", "E Amanha", "Samba Sem Pim Pom", "Ze De Conceicao", "Serenata Da Chuva", "Faco Um Lelele", and "Cancao De Amor". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gabriel MouraKaraoke Tupi ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 2013. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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Nacao ZumbiNacao Zumbi (2014) ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 2014. Used ... $2.99
Excellent work from Nacao Zumbi – one of the first groups to showcase the new sound of music in Brazil 20 years back – and still a combo who can come up with the good when they want to! The music here remains very true to the best NZ groove – a heady brew of rootsy elements, focused guitars, and some more abstract elements in the production – all fitted together tightly, with a compelling quality that effortlessly criss-crosses in style. There's a bit of twang to the guitars – almost surfy at times, which is very nice – and Marisa Monte guests on one track too. Titles include "Cicatriz", "Novas Auroras", "A Melhor Hora Da Praia", "Pegando Fogo", "Cuidado", "Foi De Amor", and "Bala Perdida". CD
(Still sealed.)

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NorminhaTrilha Sonora Original ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1972. Used ... $0.99
... CD

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Victor PozasMalhacao Riffs Instrumental ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 2006. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Alceu ValencaVivo ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1976. Used ... $14.99
A great live presentation of the 70s genius of Alceu Valenca – one that really keeps the organic feel of his best work in the studio, while adding in some of the spontaneity and warmth of a concert! Valenca plays acoustic guitar and sings amidst a smallish group that includes Ze Ramalho on ukulele and guitars, plus added flute, bass, and percussion – all used to build up the songs slowly and earthily, with that great mix of progressive and folksy styles we love in his work. Titles include "Descida Da Ladeira", "Voce Pensa", "Sol E Chuva", "Casamento Da Raposa Com O Rouxinol", and "Pontos Cardeais". CD
(Out of print.)

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Marcos ValleMarcos Valle (1983) ... CD
Som Livre/Mr Bongo (UK), 1983. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
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". CD
Also available
Marcos Valle (1983) (half speed master) ... LP 29.99
Marcos Valle (1983) (mint green vinyl pressing) ... LP 27.99

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Marcos ValleMarcos Valle (1983) (half speed master) ... LP
Som Livre/Mr Bongo (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 32.98
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
(Half-speed mastered and cut at Abbey Road Studios!)
Also available
Marcos Valle (1983) (mint green vinyl pressing) ... LP 27.99
Marcos Valle (1983) ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Marcos ValleMarcos Valle (1983) (mint green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Som Livre/Mr Bongo (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 30.98
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
(Indie exclusive mint green colored vinyl pressing!)
Also available
Marcos Valle (1983) (half speed master) ... LP 29.99
Marcos Valle (1983) ... CD 10.99

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Marcos ValleVontade De Rever Voce ... LP
Som Livre (Brazil), 1981. Very Good+ ... $28.99
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
(90s reissue pressing. Cover has one slightly bumped corner.)
Also available Vontade De Rever Voce (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 24.99

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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
Also available Vontade De Rever Voce ... LP 28.99

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VariousAbertura – Festival Da Nova Musica Brasileira ... LP
Som Livre (Brazil), 1975. Very Good ... $18.99
An excellent compilation that's very much in the spirit of some of the best Som Livre soundtracks from the time – pulling together some of the best of the new and groundbreaking work of the early 70s, packaged in a set with the Globo logo on the front. The tracks here are a great overview of post-Tropicalia work in the left side of MPB – with a bit of funky samba, experimental rock, and unusual pop. Titles feature "Tamanco Malandrinho" by Tom e Dito, "Bem Te Viu" by Jorge Mautner, "Vaila" by Ednardo, "Antes Que Eu Volte A Ser Nada" by Leci Brandao, "Ebano" by Luiz Melodia, "Principio Do Prazer" by Jards Macale, and "Fato Consumado" by Djavan. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousFina Estampa (television soundtrack) ... CD
Som Livre, 2011. Used ... $4.99
Music from the soundtrack to the Brazilian telenovela – includes tracks by Gonzaguinha, Ana Carolina, Jorge & Mateus, Ed Motta, Danni Carlos, Aline Calixto, and Ney Matogrosso. CD

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VariousOlha Que Coisa Mais Linda – Uma Homenagem a Tom Jobim ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 2001. Used ... $9.99
The genius of Tom Jobim needs no introduction – which is one of many reasons why this loving set of tributes to his work is so great! The 16 track compilation is put together from a set of live performances dedicated to Jobim – and Brazilian singers of recent and classic vintage run through some of his greatest compositions in a warmly intimate setting. Titles include "Sem Voce" by Leila Pinheiro, "Garota De Ipanema" by Simone, "Corcovado" by Daniela Mercury, "A Felicidade" by Martinho Da Vila, "Insensatez" by Paulo Ricardo, "Aguas De Marco" by Joao Bosco, "Por Toda Minha Vida" by Ed Motta, "Wave" by Lenine, "Estrada Branca" by Chico Buarque, and "Luiza" by Carlinhos Brown. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousPlunct Plact Zum (Master Trilhas Series) ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1983. Used ... $14.99
A quirky little soundtrack from the second decade of the Brazilian novela genre – one that's got a fair bit of mainstream rock modes, but also some of the more playful elements you might expect from the title and cover! We haven't seen the show, so we're at a loss as to the nature of the narrative – but the music definitely lives up to the image on the front, and often has some slightly tripped-out elements that keep things interesting, even though the overall instrumentation and production is a bit more contemporary. Titles include "1 + 1 E Bom Demais" by Eduardo Dusek, "Planeta Doce" by Jo Soares, "Brincar De Viver" by Maria Bethania, "Gruta Das Formigas" by Sergio Sa, "O Carimbador Maluco" by Raul Seixas, and "Ilha Da Higiene" by Ze Rodrix. CD
(Out of print, Som Livre Masters pressing.)

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✨✧ Nana CaymmiSem Poupar Coracao ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 2009. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nana Caymmi's still sounding great after all these years – and this recent album has all the grace, charm, and subtle emotion of her best sets from many years back! Nana's always been one of the mellower members of the Caymmi family – and this set has her sounding beautiful on some very spare, fragile ballads – tunes that usually just feature a bit of piano, or a touch of strings for instrumentation – moving along in that slow-but-fluid quality we really love in her music. Titles include "Visao", "Duvida", "Contradicoes", "Sem Poupar Coracao", "Confissao", "Esmeraldas", and "Violao". CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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✨✧ Nana, Dori & Danilo CaymmiCaymmi ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 2013. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Caymmis do a great job of summing up their family legacy here – working on a set of tunes mostly written by the elder Dorival Caymmi, but given a set of youthful arrangements by Dori Caymmi – and sung beautifully by all three members of the family! Vocals alternate nicely – so that Nana's dusky style is in the lead at some times, Danilo's jazzier approach dominates at others, and Dori's soulful sound holds the whole thing together. Dori produced and arranged the set, and also plays acoustic guitar – and titles include "Retirantes", "Acaca", "Cantiga De Cego", "Fiz Uma Fiagem", "Roda Piao", "Historia Pro Sinhozinho", "Caminhos Do Mar", and a few "pot pourri" tracks". CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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✨✧ Vinicius De Moraes with Toquinho & Marilia MedalhaComo Dizia O Poeta ... CD
RGE/Som Livre (Brazil), 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest 70s collaborations between Vinicius De Moraes and Toquinho – and a record that's made even nicer by vocals from co-composer Marilia Medalha! Arrangements here are full and lofty – still driven with some of the lighter bossa rhythms of the pair's other albums, but given a bit more cohesion through the efforts of arranger Jose Briamonte – who kind of takes the whole thing to the next level, and gives the record the grander feel of earlier records on labels like Forma or Elenco, which are clearly the inspiration for this one! Titles include "Como Dizia O Poeta", "Tarde Em Itapoan", "Tomara", "Samba de Gesse", and "Samba da Rosa". CD
(Still sealed.)

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✨✧ Zeca PagodinhoPatota De Cosme ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Still sealed.)

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✨✧ Amalia RodriguesFados Classicos Vol II ... CD
Som Livre (Portugal), 1950s/1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ AzymuthAzimuth (Linha Do Horizonte) (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Som Livre/Far Out (UK), 1975. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... 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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✨✧ Osmar MilitoE Deixa O Relogio Andar ... LP
Som Livre/Vinilisssimo (Spain), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A beautiful album of post-bossa tunes – done by Osmar Milito in a dreamily floating style that's totally great – almost in the mode of some of Marcos Valle's work from the time! The record features the group Quarteto Forma singing vocals on a number of cuts – but the real charm is from Osmar's arrangements, which mix together piano, horns, and lively rhythms in a complicated way that reminds us of some of the best mix of jazz, soul, and baroque touches that showed up heavily in the Blue Brazil work of the EMI/Odeon crowd! No surprise, the album features great versions of Marcos Valle's "Garra", "To Rio For Love", and "Que Bandeira" – plus good covers of "Cantalope Island", "Rita Jeep", "What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life", "Mudei De Ideia", and "Mercy Mercy Mercy". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Marcos ValleMarcos Valle (1983) ... LP
Som Livre/Mr Bongo (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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
Also available
Marcos Valle (1983) (half speed master) ... LP 29.99
Marcos Valle (1983) (mint green vinyl pressing) ... LP 27.99
Marcos Valle (1983) ... CD 10.99
 
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✨✧ Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo Vice VersaViajando Com O Som – The Lost 76 Vice Versa Studio Sessions ... CD
Far Out (UK), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A never-issued album by the great Hermeto Pascoal – recorded in the space between his 70s classics Slaves Mass and A Musica Livre – and every bit as amazing as those classics! The music here is fluid, open, and a fantastic mix of jazz and all of Hermeto's new ideas about musical structure – performed at a level that's highly organic, and with that completely individual vision that Pasocal brought to his sound from the start! This isn't typical Brazilian fusion of the time, but nor is it anything like the tighter sounds that Airto and Flora Purim were recording up in the US – instead, a musical mode that's completely in its own space, and which needs only one listen to convince you of the master's genius. The group here is overflowing with young talent – Lelo Nazario on keyboards, Nivaldo Ornelas and Mauro Senise on saxes and flute, Toninho Horta on guitar, Zeca Assumpcao on bass, and Ze Eduardo Nazario on drums – all important musical visionaries on their own, working together here to hit an even new level of creativity. Aleuda Chaves sings wordlessly on a bit of the record – and the whole thing has that blend of soaring sound and lyricism that marks Pascoal at his best. Titles include "Danca Do Paje", "Natal", "Casinha Pequinina", and "Mavumvavumpefoco". CD
 
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Paula LimaPaula Lima ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2003. Used ... $6.99
Solo work from Paula Lima – the singer from Funk Como Le Gusta, stepping out in a whole new style! The album's a blend of Brazilian funk, American soul, and even has some jazzy touches to it – as Paula's clearly trying to expand her horizons, and work in the mode of a more sophisticated soul singer. The whole thing's pretty great – and very different than her album for Mr Bongo. Tracks include "Gafieira SA", "Estou Livre", "Segunda Via", "Quatro", "Valera A Pena", "Serenata Ao Luar", "Pactocombaco", and "O Olhar Do Amor". CD
(Out of print.)

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Edu LoboTempo Presente ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1980/1998. Used ... $14.99
Wonderfully warm electric work from Edu Lobo – a sublime late 70s set that we'd stack right up there with our favorite albums of the time by artists like Joyce, Marcos Valle, or Joao Donato! As with all three of those artists, Edu uses some 70s electric elements to really transform his sound – but always in a way that's never commercial or slick at all – and which instead realizes this complicated jazzy vibe that comes through even better with this instrumentation than it did during the bossa nova years! Lobo's vocals have a quality that's mature, yet really personal too – and the album's a real testament to his great songwriting skills over the years – even on the few instrumental tracks. Joyce guests on one track, as does Dorival Caymmi – and the set also features some backing vocals from Boca Livre. Titles include "Tempo Presente", "Rei Morto, Rei Posto", "Quase Sempre", "Balada De Outono", and "Dono Do Lugar". CD
(Out of print, 1998 Japanese pressing – includes obi.)
Also available Tempo Presente ... LP 48.99

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Edu LoboTempo Presente ... LP
Philips (Brazil), 1980. Very Good+ ... $48.99
Wonderfully warm electric work from Edu Lobo – a sublime late 70s set that we'd stack right up there with our favorite albums of the time by artists like Joyce, Marcos Valle, or Joao Donato! As with all three of those artists, Edu uses some 70s electric elements to really transform his sound – but always in a way that's never commercial or slick at all – and which instead realizes this complicated jazzy vibe that comes through even better with this instrumentation than it did during the bossa nova years! Lobo's vocals have a quality that's mature, yet really personal too – and the album's a real testament to his great songwriting skills over the years – even on the few instrumental tracks. Joyce guests on one track, as does Dorival Caymmi – and the set also features some backing vocals from Boca Livre. Titles include "Tempo Presente", "Rei Morto, Rei Posto", "Quase Sempre", "Balada De Outono", and "Dono Do Lugar". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the inner sleeve with lyrics. Cover has a small import sticker in one corner.)
Also available Tempo Presente ... CD 14.99

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MaysaMaysa (1966) ... CD
BMG (Brazil), 1966. Used ... $19.99
A pretty great record by this Brazilian singer from the 60s! The album's got some fairly dramatic material – as was Maysa's wont – and it features sophisticated arrangements by Erlon Chaves that mix a post-bossa sound with styles that were being used by some of Europe's bigger singers at the time. Includes an incredibly haunting version of "Canto De Osshana", plus "Fantasia De Cellos/Primavera", "Fantasia De Trombones/Demais", "Canto Livre", "Tristeza", and "Morrer De Amor". Also features an English version of "Just In Time" and a French version of "Ne me Quitte Pas". CD also features 2 bonus cuts – "Palavras Palavras" and "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life". CD
(Out of print and still sealed!)

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✨✧ Elza SoaresElza Soares (1974) ... CD
Tapecar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Standout samba from Elza Soares – a cracker of an album from the mid 70s, and exactly the best sort of record to get you started appreciating her talents! Elza's got a great blend here – some of the soulful elements of her samba contemporaries, mixed with a bit of the fullness of Brazilian divas from years back – never as overblown as romantic pop, but filled with a great sense of feeling that really works nicely with the grooves! Instrumentation is tight, and right on the money – warmed up a bit by the production, which also deepens the soul – and titles included "Louvei Maria", "Partido Do Le Le Le", "Desabafo", "Bom Dia Portela", "Pranto Livre", "Nao E Hora De Tristeza", and "Giringonca". CD

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Hermeto PascoalMusica Livre De Hermeto Pascoal ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
Quite possibly the clearest moment of genius ever from the legendary Hermeto Pascoal – a tremendous album that helped reshape instrumental Brazilian music for many years to come! At one level, the record shares a sound with some of the fuller, richer orchestrations going on in the post-bossa years – especially the work of Edu Lobo and Marcos Valle – but at another, it's filled with the kind of inventive instrumental interplay that's always made Hermeto so great, but which has never come off so perfectly as it does here! As you might expect from Pascoal, there's some especially great reed passages – crafted in a flurry of colors and tones – but there's also a warmer, more flowing quality to the whole album – less of the dark notes and pointy edges that show up often in Hermeto's work from later years. Bits of strings help the whole thing glide tremendously – and the record's a genre-busting blend of jazz, Brazilian roots, and complicated arrangements – unlike anything else we've ever heard, and still one of our favorite albums of all time! Titles include "Bebe", "Asa Branca", "Carinhoso", "Plin", "Gaio Da Roseira", and "Sereiarei". CD

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Samba LivreSamba, Suor E Ourico Vol 2 – Os 19 Melhores Sambas Do Momento ... LP
Soma (Brazil), 1977. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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✨✧ Hermeto PascoalMusica Livre De Hermeto Pascoal ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite possibly the clearest moment of genius ever from the legendary Hermeto Pascoal – a tremendous album that helped reshape instrumental Brazilian music for many years to come! At one level, the record shares a sound with some of the fuller, richer orchestrations going on in the post-bossa years – especially the work of Edu Lobo and Marcos Valle – but at another, it's filled with the kind of inventive instrumental interplay that's always made Hermeto so great, but which has never come off so perfectly as it does here! As you might expect from Pascoal, there's some especially great reed passages – crafted in a flurry of colors and tones – but there's also a warmer, more flowing quality to the whole album – less of the dark notes and pointy edges that show up often in Hermeto's work from later years. Bits of strings help the whole thing glide tremendously – and the record's a genre-busting blend of jazz, Brazilian roots, and complicated arrangements – unlike anything else we've ever heard, and still one of our favorite albums of all time! Titles include "Bebe", "Asa Branca", "Carinhoso", "Plin", "Gaio Da Roseira", and "Sereiarei". CD
(2015 Japanese pressing from the Brasil 1000 Best Collection – includes obi.)
Also available Musica Livre De Hermeto Pascoal ... CD 13.99

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Nara LeaoManha De Liberdade (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $13.99
A beautiful early gem from Nara Leao! This one has a similar feel to her classic O Canto Livre album – in that it's got a deeper approach than some of her bossa work, with a mix of some of the more complicated, slightly folksy styles used by singers like Geraldo Vandre or Chico Buarque De Hollanda. The sound is wonderfully dark – a moodier approach to the music than used by some of Nara's contemporaries – without any of the sweeter styles you'd get from other Brazilian female singers of the 60s. Titles include Nara's great single "A Banda", plus "Favela", "Funeral De Lavrador", "Cancao Do Bicho", "Faz Escuro Mas Eu Canto", "Ladainha", and "Ana Vai Ambora". Arrangements by Geni Marcondes – and a great cover! CD features 2 bonus tracks – "Funeral De Um Lavrador (French)" and "Diz Que Fui Por Ai (live)". CD

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Hermeto Pascoal E GrupoFesta Dos Deuses ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $13.99
A later album by Brazilian genius Hermeto Pascoal – but a set that crackles with all the fire and imagination of his classic recordings! The mood here takes us back to Slaves Mass or A Musica Livre – a mad mix of catchy rhythms, tight jazzy solos, and an insane approach to arrangement – that fast-moving genius that we've never heard from anyone this well, but which Hermeto has used to touch countless later generations of musicians! The grooves are wonderful – very freewheeling, but focused – and there's some soaring reed solos that really give the album a great sense of personality – as angular rhythms burst into the frenzy, and move the music to the heavens. There's a bit of vocalizing on the record – but always at a level that's on par with the instrumentation – and titles include "Tres Coisas", "Fazenda Nova", "O Galo Do Airan", "Pensamento Positivo", and "Chapeu De Baeta". CD

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✨✧ Nara LeaoManha De Liberdade (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Brazil), 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful early gem from Nara Leao! This one has a similar feel to her classic O Canto Livre album – in that it's got a deeper approach than some of her bossa work, with a mix of some of the more complicated, slightly folksy styles used by singers like Geraldo Vandre or Chico Buarque De Hollanda. The sound is wonderfully dark – a moodier approach to the music than used by some of Nara's contemporaries – without any of the sweeter styles you'd get from other Brazilian female singers of the 60s. Titles include Nara's great single "A Banda", plus "Favela", "Funeral De Lavrador", "Cancao Do Bicho", "Faz Escuro Mas Eu Canto", "Ladainha", and "Ana Vai Ambora". Arrangements by Geni Marcondes – and a great cover! CD features 2 bonus tracks – "Funeral De Um Lavrador (French)" and "Diz Que Fui Por Ai (live)". CD
Also available Manha De Liberdade (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99
 
 
 



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