THE BRAZILIAN SOUND. FUNKY SAMBA, BOSSA-JAZZ & BRAZILIAN FUSION
FROM AROUND THE WORLD
145 AIRTO SEEDS ON THE GROUND BUDDAH 20.00
What a lineup: Sivuca, Dom Um, Hermeto, Ron Carter, Flora and of course
the natural genius of Airto
combined on this US debut recording - fresh & inspired! "Andei",
"O Sonho", "Papo Furado" etc
152 BOCA LIVRE BICICLETA PRIVATE(BRA) 25.00
Privately pressed, Brazil-only, gatefold original release featuring
lovely vocal harmonies on the feel-good samba fusion number "Um
Canto De Trabalho". Recommended.
160 ELZA/MILTINHO E SAMBA ODEON(BRA) 25.00
The raw voice of Elza Soares always sounds fantastic and, together with
Miltinho, they turn out some rough samba diamonds. Best is probably
the wicked Afro-cuban number "Mal De Amor".
623 ED LINCOLN SAME MUSIDISC(BRA) 25.00
"Lecon de Baion" high fun factor for these quirky 60s organ
melodies. With a healthy dose of the fromage, but this particular tune
is still irresistible! 'Un, deux, s'il vous plait..'
630 CLAUDETTE SOARES DE TANTO AMOR PHILIPS(BRA) 20.00
Mad strings and grooves for sampling on this Menescal production from
889 SOM IMAGINARIO MATANCA DO PORCO ODEON(BRA) sold
Cosmic, psyched-out set led by none other than Wagner Tiso, featuring
the very nice Fender workouts "A 3", "Mar Azul".
114 FILO CANTO FATAL POINTER(BRA) 30.00
Sweet, sought after vocal fusion. Incs. the very catchy "Perfume
115 ERASMO CARLOS CONVIDA.. . POLYDOR(FRA) 15.00
Includes a nice version of "Mane Joao", arranged and accompanied
by Gilberto Gil.
116 MANITO O INCRIVEL MANITO RCA(BRA) sold
Raw, blazing funky mayhem from Brazil, fat drumbreaks alert! Busting
out on his own, former Os Incriveis
band member Manito clearly wasn't wasting anyone's time with these sessions.
Funk all the way with "Kool & The Gang", "The Funky
Judge", "Samuray", "Sock It To 'Em J.B." etc!
117 JOSE PRATES BRASIL TROPICAL POLYDOR(SPA) sold
This has been getting a lot of club play around the globe. Wicked version
of "E Nana", and if you need a
fresh, different sounding batucada, look no further - "Batucada
Tropical" is, quite simply, a monster!
118 MPB4 DEIXA ESTAR.. . ELENCO(BRA) 25.00
Consistent, tight set from these vocal wonders. Favourite here is "Beco
Do Mota" - there's something about those harmony breakdowns &
choppy rhythm changes... very different to most tunes in this category,
but it works beautifully.
119 MARCOS RESENDE & INDEX MPBC PHILIPS(BRA) sold
If it's cosmic, inspirational Fender fusion you need (!), then the search
is over... the massive "Vidigal" is the
definitive take on the genre. Lots of other goodies tucked away on this
heavyweight slab of vinyl.
120 JAYME MARQUES EN DIRECTO RCA(SPA DBL) sold
(M-/vg+/ex some tracks have a little light background noise, nice overall)
BACK IN STOCK! His rarest LP by far! They didn't press too many of these
because back in those days a double LP retailed for double the price,
see? Which is a pity, because it's right up there with his finest work
- there's the highly infectious funky samba "O Sapo" - essential
club dynamite! For lovers of jazz-samba, "Quintessencia" is
one to cherish, plus there's loads more inc. "Abre Alas" etc
121 JOAO BOSCO GALOS DE BRIGA RCA(BRA) sold
With it's blazing batucada intro and raw Afro rhythms, "Ronco Da
Cuica" is the bomb! Presented here in its undiluted, original form
and seeing as Bosco is an ace songwriter, this set also includes sweet
tunes such as "Incompatibilade De Genios", "Miss Sueter"
126 CATERINA VALENTE THIS IS ME PYE(SPA) 30.00
"Canto de Ossanha" - starts off quietly, but boy does it take
153 AGUSTIN PEREYRA ESE DIA VA A LLEGAR CABAL(ARG) 75.00
(sleeve slightly warped) Gatefold original, this is one fantastic and
in demand album, containing some beautifully constructed Afro-bossa
grooves and scats. Great tunes & harmonies, music of the highest
calibre as one would expect of Mr'Candeias' at his creative peak. Includes"Amazonas",
"Guayabas" etc This LP was released in Spain as "Brasiliana".
153 ERASMO CARLOS ERASMO CARLOS RCA(ARG) 30.00
Wow - can you say 'funk me in a hot & groovy bossa-style please?'
Just check out "Mane Joao" - tune!
154 TAMBA TRIO MAGNITUDES VARIG DC-10 RCA(ARG) 40.00
What was it with Brazilians and jets in the seventies? In any case,
getting Varig to sponsor this record was a great move, as Varig were
obviously looking for something modernistic to give them a cutting edge
image and Tamba Trio were aching to experiment with synthesizers &
new rhythms. It worked out great - musically speaking - there's some
stunning moments on this record. This Argentinian issue includes "Mestre
Bimba" as well as "Visco De Jaga", "Jogo Da Vida".
154 NANA CAYMMI NANA CAYMMI TROVA(ARG) 25.00
Great funky sleeve for this Argentine issue, includes the super funky
Afro-bossa grooves of "Cala Boca
Menino", which, by the way, translates as something like "shaddup
155 TOQUINHO LA BOSSA DE EDISA(URU) 35.00
Nice album all round, but of course special mention must be made for
the wonderful "Zana" - excellent
clubby samba tune!!
156 ZIMBO TRIO ZIMBO PARNASO(ARG) 20.00
Augmented to quintet status on this LP thanks to the not insignificant
presence of Hector Costita & Heraldo Do Monte, the bigger, jazzier
sound serves them well on groovy tracks such as "Jocando",
157 JOAO BOSCO-ALDIR BLANC DISCO DE OURO RCA(BRA) sold
Masters of the left-field bossa sound. Unique, unmistakeable and oh-so-funky
tunesmiths. Includes the club classics "Bala Com Bala", "Escadas
Da Penha" (what a groove!), "Kid Cavaquinho" as well
as memorable tunes like "De Frente Pro Crime", "Incompatibilidade
158 SOM NOSSO SOM NOSSO DE CADA DIA ORFEO(ARG) sold
Funky black sounds from Rio with the unmistakeable influence of heavyweights
& Gerson King. Big bad beats on funky mover "Pra Swingar".
Oh - it's mixed by one Tony Bizarro - so you know it's gotta be good!
159 EDU LOBO SERGIO MENDES A&M(SPA) 30.00
One hell of an album, if you don't mind me saying so... this is essential
music! Incs. "Zanzibar", "Casa Forte", "Ponteio",
160 SOUNDTRACK PECADO CAPITAL SOM LIVRE(BRA) 30.00
Seventies TV soundtrack including the original Azymuth cut "Melo
Da Cuica" - heavy bass, beats, wild cuicas & moog in full effect!
161 BATIDA DIFERENTE CON SABOR DE BRASIL RCA(SPA) 30.00
Featuring great funky versions of "Xica Da Silva" & "Ronco
162 WILSON DAS NEVES SAME CARNABY(SPA) sold
Spanish issue of Brazilian mega-rarity, in demand for the club monster
"Pick Up The Pieces", AWB funky
classic done latin-style! Lots of good cuts on this hard to find LP.
163 VELLOSO/BETHANIA/GIL- BETHANIA CANTA NOEL RCA(BRA) 20.00
Love the artwork on this very early bossa release, featuring, amongst
many nice moments, the priceless
gem that is Gilberto Gil's "Roda".
164 ROLANDO & LUIZ ANTONIO LES ETOILES RCA(BRA) sold
Killer version of Joyce's funky samba bomb "Nacional Kid".
165 HERMETO PASCOAL & GRUPO SAME SOM DA GENTE(BRA SEALED) sold
No pigs or dogs were harmed in the making of this particular album,
which is up to his usual standards.
166 SERGIO MENDES & BRASIL '66 EXPO '70 A&M(SPA) 15.00
Classic LP with Sergio and Co. really getting down & stretching
out, showing the 0saka crowd what they
were truly capable of when in the mood. They turn their selection of
pop standards & Beatles covers like
"Norwegian Wood", "Fool On The Hill" and give it
that unmistakeable jazzy latin touch, bringing out the
melodies and rhythms of the tunes in a totally unconcerned manner like
few can. Pop? Jazz? Bossa? They
certainly weren't worrying about it!The extended, groovy version of
"Mas Que Nada" is an all-time club
167 SERGIO MENDES BRASIL '65 IN PERSON EL MATADOR ATLANTIC 20.00
Early incarnation of the group featuring vocalist Wanda De Sah &
guitarist Rosinha De Valencia. Formed in Rio in order to present themselves
in the USA. Includes "Noa Noa", "Reza" etc
168 URANO SOUZA SAME TONODISC(ARG) 30.00
Virtually unknown bossa singer/guitarist, with just this one LP to his
name as far as I can work out. Check
out the jazzy, brassy uptempo bossa "Amor De Mais", sounding
like vintage Simonal/Som Tres.
169 GOLDEN BOYS SAME ODEON(BRA) 75.00
(slight water damage to back sleeve) Getting their groove together on
"Eu Bebo Sim".
170 LUIZ MELODIA MARAVILHAS CONTEMPORANEAS SOM LIVRE(BRA) sold
Sinuous black samba, standouts inc. "Veleiro" & the psychedelic
(sitar!) but nicely funky "Baby Rose" etc Hot!
171 HELOISA RASO SAMBA, VIOLAO E EU ARG PROD PHONO(ARG) 150.00
With Sebastiao Tapajos. Very in demand and even rarer than the famousTapajos/Nazareth
release, you don't see this sweet vocal bossa LP very often!!!
172 SEBASTIAO TAPAJOS BRASIL/ARTE DE LA GUITARRA TROVA(ARG) 20.00
Although not as well known as Baden Powell, this guitarist treads a
similar musical path and also boasts a
good number of Argentine-released LPs to his name. Always of a high
standard, this 1971 recording
includes the tough bossa-jazz of "Ganga", "A 200 P.H.",
173 SEBASTIAO TAPAJOS VIOLAO & AMIGOS RCA(BRA) 60.00
Scarce! Recorded in Rio, 1977 and featuring an impressive lineup including
Paulo Moura, Hermeto Pascoal, Mauricio Einhorn and many others. Standout
cut for me is "Tudo Bem" which builds & builds, feauring
some tasty buzzy flutework and jazzy guitar riffs (shades of Wes...)
over cool bossa beats.
174 ELIS REGINA ..EM PLENO VERAO PHILIPS(URU) sold
Classic release from one of Brazil's foremost vocal deities. Fantastic
music, very groovy - it's 1976 - so you know it's funky! "Bicho
Do Mato", "Vou Deitar A Rolar" and many, many more.
175 ZIMBO TRIO + METALES DECISAO FERMATA(ARG) 20.00
Love the Argentinian sleeve design for this one. In a nutshell - Zimbo
Trio, with huge horn section. "Ponteio"
176 AGUSTIN PEREYRA EL INCREIBLE NANA TONODISC(ARG) 20.00
Teaming up with none other than master percussionist Nana Vasconcelos,
the duo delve deep, exploring
the spiritual side & natural sounds of Brazilian music.
177 WANDO GLORIA A DEUS NO CEU... BEVERLY(PORT) 25.00
Or, 'The one with the Black Sleeve', as this LP seems to be known in
some circles! Funky Afro-brazilian
beats on "Malandro Guardado" & a nice uplifting groove
on "Lamento Do Capoeira".
178 WILSON SIMONAL ALEGRIA ALEGRIA VOL.2 EMI ODEON(URU) sold
(Ex+/vg) The sleeve shot is arguably worth the price of the record alone,
but of course it's the music that
counts and luckily the album lives up to it's promise delivering the
good groove in spades. Includes the
classic bossa-bomb "Cai Cai" Altogether now -'Um dois..'
179 WILSON SIMONAL ALEGRIA ALEGRIA VOL.3 ARIEL(ARG) 20.00
More superb grooves, it is worth mentioning, of course, that none other
than Som Tres provided the juice for Simonal's early output. Another
club classic here in the shape of "Silvia Lenheira", an Afro-bossa
shaker penned by Jorge Ben but which Simonal made very much his own.
180 DAFE PRA QUE VOU RECORDAR WARNER BROS(BRA) sold
Excellent, consistent funky soul from Rio, "De Alegria Raiou O
Dia" kicks off with a great, crisp drumbreak before getting down
to some soulful Arp, clav & brass-laden business. Wicked tune -
easy when you have Banda Black Rio on horn duties, Marcos Resende on
the keys etc!
181 FRANCO FRANCO CONTINENTAL(BRA) 25.00
"Black Samba" rocks it in a mid-tempo funky samba style, while
"Nostalgia Transviada" increases the pace in a Rhodes sort
182 OS MUTRETEIROS COISAS NOSSAS GIRASOM(BRA) 25.00
As you'd expect, the cover of Jorge Ben's "Cosa Nostra" is
present and correct, sounding raw, stripped down and satisfyingly different!
183 ANGELO ANTONIO SAME NG RECORDS(ARG) 25.00
"Mary Help" has that Afro-brazilian sweetness, with steady
rhythm guitar, tight horns & guttural vox/rap.
184 GAL COSTA CANTA CAYMMI PHILIPS(BRA) 20.00
Beautiful album, it's probably my favourite Gal LP. There's some top
players present - Antonio Adolfo, Joao Donato to name a couple - and
a bunch of sweet, sweet melodies topped off with Gal's delightful way
with a melody. "Vatapa", "O Vento", "Rainha
185 AECIO FLAVIO & QUARTEZANATO CAMINHO DA BARRA MPBC(BRA) 25.00
Released as part of a series of fusion albums in the seventies, the
standards were high on these MPBC
records (think Resende, Celia Vaz etc). The music on here is tight,
fast & furious. "Folia", "Nigritim".
186 SALGUEIRO/PORTELA/MANGUEIRA/PADRE MIGUEL
BATUCADA FANTASTICA RCA(BRA) 25.00
Chock full of - batucadas! Heavyweight selection inc. "Apresentacao
187 ANTONIO CARLOS E JOCAFI O PRIMEIRO AMOR SOM LIVRE(BRA) sold
Seventies TV series soundtrack penned by Antonio carlos E Jocafi and
performed by Osmar Milito E
Quarteto Forma, Golden Boys etc Quarteto Forma get funky on the title
188 JAYME MARQUES A FELICIDADE MARFER(SPA) 20.00
Same quality lineup as his previous outings, this 1981 release manages
to hold it's own despite the
changing times, Marques comin' through on the mellow, jazzy, Fender
189 LEE JACKSON SAMBA ROCK COLUMBIA(SPA) 15.00
"Mas Que Nada", "Xica Da Silva" and, best of all,
"Light My Fire" of course!
190 LO BORGES NUVEM CIGANA EMI(BRA) 30.00
Up to his very high standards, if you dig 'the Borges' there's lots
of great, soaring music to dig into here.
"Todo Prazer", "Vai Vai Vai" etc
191 DJALMA CORREA BAIAFRO MPBC(BRA) 30.00
In contrast to the other releases in this great series, this particular
recording concentrates instead on
exploring the raw, undiluted rhythms of Brazil, featuring awe-inspiring
extended rhythm workouts,
afro-brazilian chanting and sounds that are just out of this world.
"Samba De Roda Na Capoeira"
192 ORLANN DIVO SAME MUSIDISC(BRA) sold
(taped cover) "Samba No Japao"
193 SYLVIA TELLES BOSSA BALANCO BALADA TROVA(ARG) 20.00
"Rio", "Bossa na Praia", "Samba Do Aviao".
194 LUIZ ARRUDA PAES BRASIL DIA E NOITE ODEON(BRA) 20.00
195 MPB4 MPB4 ELENCO(BRA) sold
(Ex+/vg+) Rare early release from '66. "Agora E Cinza"
196 MILTON NASCIMIENTO CLUBE DA ESQUINA 2 EMI(BRA DBL) 25.00
As you'd expect from a mid-seventies collaboration between Milton &
Lo Borges, the music is of the highest calibre, great listening material
on both discs, with "Reis E Rainhas Do Maracatu" providing
the groove factor in funky samba fashion. Nice!
197 SERGIO MENDES & BRASIL '77 PRIMAL ROOTS A&M(MEX) 10.00
It's always a treat when Brazilian musicians of the calibre employed
by Sergio Mendes explore their roots. Here, in '72, the timing was ripe
for such a project and the results are jaw-dropping. Drop the needle
on Edu Lobo's "The Circle Game/Jogo Da Roda" and prepare to
198 MARLUI MIRANDA OLHO D'AGUA CONTINENTA(BRA) 20.00
Late-seventies jazzy MPB ensemble featuring Egberto Gismonti on keys.
"Olho D'Agua" is a furious workout.
199 JOAO & HIS BOSSA KINGS COOL SAMBA BATTLE sold
Sixties bossa sextet led by none other than the legendary Joao Meirelles.
"Nacao Nago", "Batucada", "Essa Nega Sem Sandalia"
200 GILBERTO GIL EXPRESSO 2222 PHILIPS(BRA) sold
Fantastic, lavish foldout sleeve. Classic Tropicalia release in it's
collectable, original form.
201 AGUSTIN PEREYRA SAME TONODISC(ARG) 25.00
(vg+/vg cover nice, record has soft background noise in places) Lovely
debut LP from 1970 filled with gentle bossa melodies and jazzy female
scatting. Very consistent and satisfying throughout. "Pro Forma",
"Canto De Ossanha", "O Astronauta" etc
202 MINA MINA FERMATA(ARG) 30.00
(Ex/vg+ plays clean) In demand set featuring the lovely "L'Uomo
Della Sabbia" - musical backing provided by
none other than the one & only Augusto Martelli. What a beautiful,
203 ORQUESTA ENCANTADA SAMBA Y BOSSANOVA BELTER(SPA) 20.00
Funky samba & bossa mega-medleys recorded in Spain inc. "Upa
Neguinho"/"Mas Que Nada".
204 CLAUDIA PASSARO EMIGRANTE EPIC(SPA) 25.00
Fierce fusion from Brazilian. Tons of great vocal cuts with attitude;
"Salve Raina" killer funky
Fender/percussive groove & soaring harmonies!
205 ANTONIO ADOLFO BRAZILIAN POPULAR MUSIC NATIONAL ARTS FOUNDATION(BRA)
This is actually the same release as "Feito Em Casa" an album
self-released by Antonio Adolfo and subsequently taken up by the Brazilian
National Arts Foundation. Limited promotional-only copies were distributed
of this LP, both pressings being very rare! Lovely Fender grooves including
"Beijinho" a sultry diamond groove, plus Joyce harmonising
dreamily on a couple of stunning downtempo cuts "Acalanto",
"Ve". Also standout is "Chickote" - a hard'n fast
206 BONG PENERA A SAMBA SONG PENNY ROSE(PHIL) sold
Red hot demand for this mega-rare bossa gem. Cool vocal tunes with gorgeous
keys, flute & tasty percussion. Includes the monster "Samba
Madrugada", "Beat Contemplation" etc!!
207 MANDUKA MANDUKA RCA(VEN) sold
"Brasil 1500", "Entra Y Sale" etc
208 GUILHERME VERGUEIRO AO VIVO ESTUDIO ELDORADO(BRA) 15.00
Quartet recorded live in concert at the Montmartre International Jazz
Festival, Copenhagen 1982.
209 JORGE BEN SALVE SIMPATIA SOM LIVRE(BRA) 15.00
Brimming over with infectious rhythms & good vibes, includes "Adelita"
funky afro-samba with a touch of
146 ELIANA PITTMAN QUEM VAI QUERER! RCA(BRA) sold
Back in stock - at last! "Quem Vai Querer" rough, rough funky tune
that's almost Afro in feel. A club bomb!
1387 ELIANA PITTMAN VIVA A VIDA RODA FERMATA(POR) sold
Culled from a live performance, although the recordings don't sound
live (no crowd noise etc). Great versions of "Se Voce Pensa" & "Summertime".
166 TECA & RICARDO CADE O POVO ARC(FRA) sold
Can never keep this one in stock, original gatefold issue this time.
A very special LP - gentle, touching melodies, including one of their
best tunes "Saranda". Warm & uplifting rhythms!
300 GRUPO AMARO DE SOUZA SAME ARION(SPA) sold
Getting plays!! Wicked, highly original sounds including a very fat
Afro-beat funky monster with original Brazilian licks (like Fela in
Rio!). There's also a tough, very fresh batucada with choruses &
striking piano, and soaring baritone sax tones on a lovely samba groover!
1321 JAYME MARQUES SO MUCH FEELING RCA(SPA) sold
It's one of those… an all-time classic which by rights -judging from
the wide-ranging appeal it has - should be nestling in the collection
of every discerning collector worldwide. Beautiful music, and a dancefloor
monster in the shape of "Veracruz" a 12 minute odyssey into deep samba-jazz
territory complete with scat breakdown by Pedro Ruy-Blas!
1322 JAYME MARQUES QUE COSA MAS LINDA! EMI
Getting asked for this one more and more lately. Jayme Marques in 1981,
still riding high. Good version of "Madalena"!
1268 CATERINA VALENTE THIS IS ME PYE(SPA) 35.00
"Canto de Ossanha" starts off quietly, but boy does it ever take off!
1269 HIMMEL EXPRESSEN LATINAMERIKANSK OLIE EUTERPE(SPA) 35.00
Heavy Scandinavian fusion, incs. outstanding afrojazz cut "African
Girl" with large percussion breaks and sharp horns. "Southern Latitude"
hots things up even more with some breakneck Brazilian fusion, not forgetting
the smooth bossa grooves of "My Lady".
1270 ALFONSO SANTISTEBAN PRESENTA - BOSSA '68 SINTONIA(SPA) sold
So rare!! Original compositions written by Alfonso Santisteban and
performed with his sextet for small indie label Sintonia. The tone is
relaxed, jazzy but with a nice raw edge, and things start to happen
on the more uptempo, brassy numbers "Triste Sabor", "Un Momento Mas".
(pressing fault - background hiss on beginning of tracks 1 & 2,
side A. price drastically reduced!)
1271 LUCIANO PERRONE E SEUS RITMISTAS BRASILEIROS
BATUCADA FANTASTICA VOL.3 MUSIDISC(BRA) 25.00
Well, all I can say here is "Capoeira (Em 3 Andamentos)" - phew! Some
of the best, most original sounding batucada grooves are to be found
on this volume, including Luciano's killer solo scat beat!
1272 GREEN & YELLOW GREEN & YELLOW VARIG(BRA) 30.00
(vg+) Includes the English version of "Caminho Do Samba" hilarious
spoken guide to Brazil and it's various rhythms, with accompanying beats!
Sponsored by Varig, the flip also features groovy instrumental versions
of "Memorias De Marta Sare", "Se Voce Pensa" etc
1273 OS RITMISTAS BRASILEIROS BATUCADA FANTASTICA
(vg+) First release in this series of solid, wall-to-wall batucada
recordings. Stuffed with beats!
1274 CESAR MARIANO & CIA. SAO PAULO BRASIL
Rare original seventies pressing, classic fusion masterpiece which
is currently enjoying a big revival, "Futebol De Bar" getting lots of
plays. The stunning "Fabrica" also deserves a big mention!
1275 CALATAYUD-SILVIA NOVA JAZZ ORFEON(MEX MONO) sold
Rare sixties bossa-jazz from Mexico. Languid versions of "Dindi", "Ola
(Wave)" with lovely vocals by Silvia.
1276 EMILIO SANTIAGO ENSAIOS DE AMOR PHILIPS(BRA) sold
Cool mix of modern soul with Brazilian flavours on "Dentro de Voce",
a liberal adaptation of Leon Ware's "Inside Of You".
1384 EMILIO SANTIAGO EMILIO SANTIAGO CID(BRA) sold
His debut album, with the proper sleeve - him sitting on a stool looking
funky! Great funky samba session, black Brazil in full effect with the
club classic "Bananeira".
1277 WILSON SIMONAL OLHAI BALANDRO.. PHILIPS(BRA) 40.00
1973 session, delivering the funky word on "Colecionador De Amigos",
look out for those wild, uptempo breaks on "Rio Grande Do Sul.."!
1278 CORISCO E OS SAMBALOUCOS SHOW DE BOSSA PHILIPS(BRA
very sought after sixties bossa-jazz rarity. Incs. "Samba De Minha
1279 GEMINI V EN MEXICO ODEON(MEX) sold
Many of the Brazilian greats recorded an album in Mexico at some point
in their careers. Here, under the watchful eye of director & arranger
Luis Carlos Vinhas, we have the truly fortuitous union of the legendary
Bossa Tres, Leny Andrade and Pery Ribeiro. Together, they make up Gemini
V, and some excellent sounds are the result of this union. "Guanta O
Rato" is a smokin' bossa-jazz workout, ten mindblowing minutes that'll
have you begging for more! Also incs. versions of "Samba De Minha Terra",
"Reza", "Agua de beber" etc
1280 ROSINHA DE VALENCA PRESENTANDO A ELENCO(MEX) 45.00
Her rare debut LP, arranged by Oscar Castro Neves. Great flute &
guitar interplay on the tight "Tema de Boneco"!
1281 DAVE VALENTIN PIED PIPER ARISTA 15.00
Although usually seen churning out smooth jazz-funk and e-z latin,
it's always worth remembering that Dave is master of his craft.. you
will not believe the fierce fusion sound of "Sambiando". Check that
1286 DAVE VALENTIN IN LOVE'S TIME ARISTA sold
Cool, original & clubby sounding arrangement for the Milton Nascimiento
classic "Clove And Cinnamon". Sweet Brazilian fusion underpinned by
some tight, subtle beats. Scorching!
59 DOM UM ROMAO HOTMOSPHERE PABLO sold
What an album.. Glorious fusion of pure Brazilian sounds
and urban America in 1976. Explosive combination, great music, and an
unbelievable lineup too! "Escravos De Jo", "Amor En Jacuma" etc
1283 DJAVAN A VOZ, O VIOLAO, A MUSICA DE SOM
Beautiful debut album, can't recommend it highly enough. So many quality
tunes, including some Brazilian club classics.."Flor De Lis", "Para-Raio",
"Maria Das Mercedes", "Fato Consumado".
1284 JOAO DONATO A BAD DONATO BLUE THUMB sold
A funky classic! "Almas-Irmas", "The Frog" etc
1285 ED MOTTA E CONEXAO JAPERI BMG(BRA) 25.00
Boogie soul and two-step sounds from Brazil. "Seis Da Tarde"
1287 AIRTO I'M FINE, HOW ARE YOU? WARNER BROS. 15.00
Top tune "Celebration Suite" - wait for those horns!
1288 MADE IN BRASIL TUDO JOIA PAUSA sold
Hard to believe this band was formed in Chicago, this is funky jazz-samba
at it's best! Includes the dancefloor classic "Babete".
157 MINA ALLA BUSSOLA DAL VIVO PDU(ITA) 40.00
In demand! Rare sixties live recording produced by Augusto Martelli!
Cool, intriguing version of "Upa Neguinho". Gatefold sleeve.
1289 MINA CANTA O BRASIL PDU(ITA) 60.00
She made a great team with Augusto Martelli, who seems to back her
on just about every outing she ever made (ok, so he calls himself Bob
Mitchell here!). Rare 1970 session stuffed with goodies: "Canto De Ossanha",
"Upa Neguinho", "Tem Mais Samba" etc
1290 MINA CANZONISSIMA '68 PDU(ITA) 40.00
Featuring the lounge jazz groover "Sacumdi' Sacumda'", similar in tempo/feel
to Wilson Simonal's "Nem vem Que Nao Tem".
1291 MINA DALLA BUSSOLA. PDU(ITA) 40.00
Gatefold, with attached photo booklet. More vintage Mina, in fine jazzy
form. Great version of "Laia Ladaia".
1293 ASTILLERO EXCELSIOR EXCELSIOR(MEX DBL) 40.00
Leftfield jazz outta Mexico city, sponsored by a national newspaper.
Several excellent tracks, with some beautiful moments and percussion/flute/ac.guitar
excursions into fierce samba-jazz-fusion territory! "Los Olivos", "El
Duende", "Caoba Mujer" etc
1282 FESTI JAZZ FESTI JAZZ VOL.1 DISCOS PUEBLO(MEX) 40.00
Various Mexican artists contributing, head straight for the Joao Enrique
cut, a slamming version of
Maria's "Sangria" - excellent!
1367 FLORA PURIM & AIRTO HUMBLE PEOPLE GEORGE
1368 OS ORIGINAIS DO SAMBA O SAMBA E A CORDA..
Featuring the irresistible club hit "La Vem Salgueiro" - tight, uptempo
samba rhythms breaking into a batucada chorus.. sweaty!
1369 EXPORTA SAMBA REUNIAO DE BACANA KELO MUSIC(BRA) 10.00
Straight up samba.
1370 ZECA ROTA-MAR TIMBRE(BRA) 50.00
Zeca sings and plays a mean trombone, mixing Black Soul with funky
Brazilian beats, a sound which is very much in favour at the moment.
1399 QUARTETO EM CY CAMINHOS CRUZADOS RGE(BRA) 40.00
Includes the stunning Edu Lobo penned "Vento Bravo". For this version
they keep the large piano groove, eastern motifs & add their unique
harmonies to the affair.
1410 GUILHERME VERGUEIRO NATURALMENTE PRIVATE(BRA
Here it is, rare private release in all it's original glory. Fierce
jazz & scats with a strong Brazilian flavour. "Manhattan's Dreams",
"A Sangue Quente" etc
154 JORGE BEN BIG
BEN STRIKES AGAIN PHILIPS(BRA) 30.00
Rare sixties release, acoustic but very groovy and
featuring classics such as "Bicho Do Mato", a very good loping version
of Orlandivo's "Onde Anda Meu Amor" etc!
158 NONATO BUZAR O DONZELO RCA(BRA) 60.00
Music from the 1970 film, featuring some Hammond
pressure on "Tema De Perseguicao" fast-paced funky car chase theme!
627 SAIL-JOIA SAME CARNABY(SPA) sold
By now we're getting used to all sorts of fantastic
musical combinations coming out of Belgium, but this Brazilian funky
folky melting pot is still a bit of a headspinner. Includes the excellent
floating jazz samba rhythms of "Go For The Others".
628 NONATO BUZAR E O PAIS
TROPICAL COPACABANA(BRA) 20.00
The other Nonato, "Ta Chegando A hora", "Visita
Da Velha Cigana" has quite a tough groove, jazzy with male vocals similar
in style to Edu Lobo.
835 JORGE BEN A BANDA DO
ZE PRETINHO RCA(ARG) 15.00
Nice price for this well-established Afro-Brazilian
classic. "Mi Estrella Es De Oriente".
881 ALMA BRASILEIRA ALMA
BRASILEIRA WEA(BRA) 40.00
(vg+) Seven smoking batucada cuts, put together
in the studio with lavish attention to rhythmic detail. "Escada Da Penha"
885 TIM MAIA MUNDO RACIONAL
VOL.1 SEROMA(BRA) sold
Don't know what was going through his mind when
he recorded this.. There's extended rants about rational energy (what?),
and apparently he alienated both church and government with his cultish
associations, hence the lack of sales and consequent rarity of this
LP. But thankfully, he did lay down some mesmerizing tunes to go with
his deranged philosophies! The majestic "Rational Culture" grooves brilliantly
for over 12 funky as hell minutes. Released on his own independent Seroma
886 MIGUEL DE DEUS BLACK SOUL
BROTHERS UNDERGROUND(BRA) sold
Excellent funk bomb from Brazil. Sporting the biggest
Afro wig it's possible to hold on your head without snapping your neck
(even more bizarre- it's sittting on top of another real afro hairdo),
De Deus & his spaced out fellow freaks drop heavy breaks, blistering
tunes, & even manage to get a fusion edge on things with Flaca Louca".
"Fabrica de Papeis", "Pedacos" etc Needless to say, it's also ultra-rare!!
103 OS INCRIVEIS MINGO, NENE
E RISONHO RCA(BRA) 50.00
Great funky version of the club classic "Kriola".
115 SUPER EROTICA NA INTIMIDADE NEW
Contains a rare version of the latin-funk/rare groove
classic "Jungle Fever".
116 VARIOUS III FESTIVAL
DA MPB RGE(BRA) 30.00
Of particular interest for the contribution from
Erasmo Carlos - "Capoeirada" - great Afro-brazilian tune!
117 TANIA MARIA VIA BRASIL BARCLAY(SPA) sold
Utterly amazing LP, I'll never forget the first
time I dipped the needle on these sublime grooves. "No Ano Que Vem",
"Transamazonica" - essential soul/bossa/jazz with Tania Maria sounding
her absolute best.
118 TANIA MARIA BRAZIL WITH MY
SOUL BARCLAY(JAP) 25.00
With that infamous raw doublebass on the opening,
"Para Chick" needs little introduction - fierce piano-led bossa jazz.
121 MARKU BARRANKEIRO PHILIPS(BRA) sold
Rough Afro-brazilian funk. Includes the joyous "Kalenda"
and the uptempo, clubby "Mulher".
143 OS MARACATU ALEGRIA DO
BRASIL MARFER(SPA) 25.00
Afro-brazilian samba moves from this popular group.
"Besta E Tu"
143 SEBASTIAO TAPAJOS BIENVENIDO
TAPAJOS MPS BASF(SPA) 25.00
Gatefold. Known for his special way with a groovy,
guitar-driven bossa, this record sees Tapajos in fine form,leading a
percussion/bass/guitar quartet formation. Quality stuff, including "Um
Abraco No Sorongo".
143 DOGLIOTTI CANDOMBE FOR
EXPORT SONDOR(URU) 100.00
Super-rare funky grooves from Uruguay. Candombe
is a unique, very danceable, percussion-heavy rhythm and Dogliotti was
one of it's main exponents. Here, the band stretches out on an earthy,
extended latin-tinged version of Herbie Hancock's "Chameleon". The differences
are subtle - less electronic harshness, more natural rhythms and sound,
but the result is a very fresh-sounding version!
143 JADIR DE CASTRO BATUCADA
NO.2 PHILIPS(BRA) 25.00
Awesome, thunderous selection of batucadas presented
with verve by the Escola De Samba Da Cidade. Immensely danceable instrumental
rhythms with a twist - this is not your average selection of batucadas
and the choice of instrumentation in each case adds something new to
the genre. Check out the fantastic "Bossas & Bossas", "Timbales
Na Batucada" etc Good price too!
144 MANDRAGORA MANDRAGORA PREN(MEX) sold
In demand Mex only rarity -getting plays! Great
cut "Cozumel" - airy Brazilian fusion similar to Joyce in style.
145 TAMBA TRIO TAMBA TRIO RCA(BRA) 40.00
Self-titled release from 1976 (the blue sleeve!)
which ranks amongst their very best work, and is experiencing some demand
at the moment. The mix of vocal harmonies and fender fusion is sublime,
check out "Jogo Da Vida", "Visco De Jaca" etc
144 FRANK VALDOR LIVE IN
RIO SOMERSET(GER) 20.00
The very defintion of dodgy, as in good ol' dodgy
bossas, with the odd batucada beat and a cover of (but of course) "Mas
Que Nada". Bring it on, Frank!
145 PERY RIBEIRO PERY RVV(MEX)
Mega-rare Mexican only release of quality sixties
jazzy bossa vocals, backed by the Primo Quinteto. "Agua De Beber", "Arrastao",
"Mas Que Nada" etc
146 THE GIRLS FROM BRASIL REVOLUCION
CON BRASILIA WARNER BROS. 15.00
Otherwise known as Quarteto Em Cy, legendary in
brazil for their fantastic harmony-infused samba/bossa releases. This
was their first (last?) US LP following a move from Bahia to Burbank,
California in the late sixties. "Berimbau", "Tem Mais Samba", "Dindi"
147 ZIMBO TRIO + CORDAS E TEMPO
DE SAMBA RGE(BRA) 40.00
(vg+/vg++ plays clean, slight damage back sleeve)
String-laden sixties bossa-jazz which works exremely well, particularly
in the contrasts between the tight grooves and soaring melodies. "Anoiteceu",
148 VICTOR ASSIS BRASIL ESPERANTO TAPECAR(BRA) 40.00
Produced by the legendary Roberto Quartin whose
work has always been greatly in demand. Moving away from his normal
style of playing, Assis Brasil delivers a blistering jazz version of
"Gingerbread Boy", fast, hard and funky!
149 TECA & RICARDO CAMINHO
DAS AGUAS MOSHE NAIM(FRA) 35.00
Gatefold. "Recado Censurado" is a must for lovers
of sweet bossa harmonies. Killer swaying rhythms carry the gentle horn
refrains, female scats and lush choruses.
150 BETH CARVALHO PRA SEU
GOVERNO TAPECAR(BRA) 20.00
151 BADEN POWELL IMAGES ON
GUITAR MPS BASF(SPA) 15.00
Gatefold. Nice full-sounding quintet get behind
the groove on "Ate-Eu", the superb "Blues A Volante", "E De Lei" - some
of his most dancefloor oriented jazz productions with great percussive
backing, cool scats and groovy guitar licks.
152 LO BORGES A VIA LACTEA EMI(BRA) sold
Long-time Milton collaborator went it alone on this
release and outdid the master with his version of "Tudo Que Voce Podia
Ser". A classic!
153 MILTON NASCIMIENTO MILTON EMI(BRA)
Gatefold original. Unique sounding afro-bossa from
1970, backed by the Som Imaginario band, lots of good tunes, not forgetting
of course, "Para Lennon E McCartney".
154 EDU LOBO LIMITE DAS AGUAS CARRERE(FRA) 25.00
Has a unique left-field bossa sound, jazzy with
unexpected chord changes and exciting rhythms. There's some fantastic
music here that totally gets under your skin including the tasty title
tune, "Negro Negro" and the clubby "Cinco Crianzas".
155 EMILIO SANTIAGO COMIGO
E ASSIM PHILIPS(BRA) sold
His second LP, released in 1977 and it was a stormer!
Includes the smoking uptempo funky samba "Nega" and an all time soul/funk
Brazilian classic "No Balanco Do Trem" a warm, very soulful vocal monster
which starts off slowly and builds beautifully to a climax of soaring
156 TIM MAIA DISCO CLUB ATLANTIC(BRA) sold
Top slice of handclappin' disco-party funk outta
black Rio from the don of the scene. "Sossego" has the club beef. Great
157 JOYCE PASSARINHO URBANO CONTINENTAL sold
Recorded as part of an international folk series
of some sort, this is more usually referred to as 'the girl with the
afro drinking a coke'! Soft, gentle rhythms, relaxing vocals, this is
Joyce at her most hippy-ish. Having said that, it's a top quality selection
with some essential tunes and a pleasure to listen to.