8/2/16

Dominguinhos - Oi, Lá Vou Eu! [1977 Philips] 320 kbps - 94 mb (Re-Up)



Gee, I don't think you can find any funkier Country style pop then this. Dominguinhos Forró gets the deluxe disco glam finish from the Philips studios. I think this record is a total sleeper & is again, one that aged really well. Not only is the composition & performance through the roof on this, but the production is out of this world. A very nice listen from start to finish with some very subtle surprises. For those that enjoy a little accordion pop, this stands out in that genre in a big way. Enjoy!

File Under: Forró

P.S. Greg assures us that Dominguinhos recorded these two sides for the Philips label & would never receive this level of studio polish again. These are real stand-outs in this artist's catalog. Thank you kindly for these shares Greg.
This has a WICKED FUNKY EDGE & TONS OF SOUL. Those with an ear for this era of music will detect with repeated listens a highly unique fusion attempted & delivered here. D-E-L-U-X-E.
Also this artist really helps to cross-over Forró to the mainstream of MPB. Bravo!

7/25/16

Erasmo Carlos - Sonhos e Memorias 1941-1972 [1972 Polydor] 320 kbps - 120 mb



Hands down my favorite Rock & Roll LP from Brasil.  Just look at the cover with all of his favorite idols of that era.  Classic Rock from South America & a real treat!  Thank you so much for this share Greg Caz!


5/16/16

Guilherme Vergueiro - Naturalmente [1980 Independent] 320 kbps - 85 mb (Reup)


Do you like piano wizards? I do. What we have here is a glorious example of piano mastery & a beautiful self produced session. Recorded over a two year period. Half recorded in the United States & the other half in São Paulo.
Guilherme Vergueiro is a gifted keyboardist with a graceful scat style to match. Stand out player on this session is Nana Vasconcelos on percussion duties, so please listen for his work here. This is an amazing session & those who love piano will simply adore the styling of Mr. Vergueiro. There isn't one person involved in this recording that doesn't sparkle like a diamond. Really! Enjoy!

I dedicate this post to the late great DJ from the New York area Frankie Crocker whose show on WBLS in New York City would play track three "Dentro De Voce (Inside Of You)" from this LP on his broadcasts. Thank you Frankie. You're remembered!

Frankie "Hollywood" Crocker (December 18, 1937, Buffalo, New York, USA - October 21, 2000, North Miami Beach, Florida) was a famous New York radio DJ. (Coined "Hollywood" for his keen sense of showmanship and self-marketing tactics.) According to popeducation.org, Frankie began his career in Buffalo, then moved to Soul station WWRL New York before being hired by top-40 WMCA in 1969. He later worked for WBLS-FM as program director, taking that station to the top of the ratings during the late 1970s. He sometimes called himself the "Chief Rocker", and he was as well known for his boastful on-air patter as for his off-air flamboyance. When Studio 54 was at the height of its popularity, Crocker rode in through the front entrance on a white stallion. In the studio, before he left for the day, Crocker would light a candle and invite female listeners to enjoy a candlelight bath with him. He signed off the air each night to the tune "Moody's Mood For Love" by vocalese crooner King Pleasure. Crocker, a native of Buffalo, coined the phrase "urban contemporary" in the 1970s, a label for the eclectic mix of songs that he played. He was the master of ceremonies of shows at the Apollo Theater in Harlem and was one of the first V.J.'s on VH-1, the video cable channel. He also played host of the TV show Solid Gold. As an actor, Crocker appeared in five films, including Cleopatra Jones, Five on the Black Hand Side, and Darktown Strutters.
He is credited with introducing Manu Dibango's "Soul Makossa" to American audiences.


File Under: Brasilian Jazz

P.S. This is perhaps the best of the "What Music" releases. If you find yourself enjoying this then stop by the What Music page & buy a copy. OK?

3/14/16

Sonia Santos - Sonia Santos [1975 Som Livre] 320 kbps - 70 mb



Very strong debut by Sonia Santos for the Som Livre label.  Not one bad track on this album.  Excellent example of Samba circa 1975.  Very, very nice!

Marcos Valle - Braziliance! [1967 Warner Bros.] U.S. - 256 kbps - 55 mb


Beautiful LP done for the U.S. market by the very talented Marcos Valle circa 1967.  All instrumentals and a very easy listen for the Easy Listening audience.  Might that be you?

3/13/16

Ana Mazzotti - Ninguém Vai Me Segurar [1974 Top Tape] 320 kbps - 95 mb



Another beautiful album of Brasilian Soul Jazz with incredible keyboard duties by Jose Roberto Bertrami on Moog, Arp, Organ, Fender Rhodes & Melotron.  Very Nice!

Celeste - Cinco E Triste Da Manhã [1978 Tapecar] 320 kbps - 74 mb



This has aged really well.  Great singer from Bahia.  João Gilberto once said she was one of his favorite singers from that region.  A bit slow and a bit ballady in spots, but has a few very nice moments and her voice is quite nice!  Like the gentle soul vibe of it.  Nice example of Brasilian Soul.  Give it a try.

P.S.  Not the most Solid Listen I've ever posted, but half of this disc is pretty good.

2/16/16

Luiz Henrique & Walter Wanderley - Popcorn [1968 Verve] U.S. - 320 kbps - 78 mb


What can I say about this yummy late 60's Brasilian Jazz-Pop crossover LP? LOTS! Those of us who've had that dopey song "Happy Birthday" sung to us, have never heard it sung this way. This version of that holiday favorite gets that Braz-Jazz reworking that's just the "Cat's Meow". VERY, VERY MEMORABLE! Next we're off to the "Caberet", which is a big tip off that, yes, he was dating young Liza Minelli at the time of this recording. I don't know who was smarter, but Luiz laid it to wax before she would do the film. So there! Good move Luiz. On both Liza & her taste in music. The whole record's great & there's even a Bossa version of "Home On The Range" which strikes me as very late 60's & slightly on a hit of acid. Home On The Range? Bizarre! A super sweet follow up to "Barra Limpa" from 1967 on the verve label also. This time with Walter Wanderley taking over where Sivuca left off on Barra Limpa. I simply adore any early to late 60's Verve LP's. This is another perfect example of their leading edge for U.S. Latin Jazz. Get this!

File Under: MPB/ U.S. Brasilian Jazz

2/10/16

Os Originais Do Samba - O Samba É A Corda...Os Originais A Cacamba [1972 RCA Victor] 320 kbps - 99 mb



This was my first exposure to this group some 10 years ago. I've since falling in love with this band's other LP's as well. This is good place to start though. The early 70's is a moment when the recording of Samba-Pop is reaching a peak. This is one such moment.

Os Originais Do Samba
O Samba É A Corda...Os Originais A Cacamba [1972 RCA Victor]

01. Do Lado Direito Da Rua Direita
02. Catimba Criolo
03. Ciranda, Cirandeia (Recife Em Dia De Festa)
04. Esperanças Perdidas
05. Cravos E Rosas
06. As Três Capitais
07. Eu Vou Pagar Para Ver
08. Tchuna Marucaiaô
09. Boi Bumbá
10. E Lá Se Vão Meus Aneis
11. Tereza
12. Lá Vem Salgueiro
13. A Volta Do Ponteiro

File Under: Samba

P.S. A Samba Masterpiece! This session is on fire. If you find yourself enjoying this album, then don't miss either - Alegria de Sambar [1975 RCA Victor] or Os Bons Sambistas Vão Voltar [1977 RCA Victor]. Both are excellent.

2/8/16

Wanda Sá - Wanda Vagamente [1964 RGE] 256 kbps - 59 mb (Reup)


I post this one simply to provide some context to my Edu Lobo offering. This lovely lady is the wife of Edu & this happens to be one the great Bossa sessions. Fans of Nara or any of the lovely ladies of this era such as Dóris Monteiro, Claudette Soares or Gracinha Leporace will love this. One of the all time great LP covers. Great design! Every time I play this record I'm singing track one "Adriana" for days. A very enjoyable listen & a fine debut.

Wanda Sá - Wanda Vagamente [1964 RGE]

01. Adriana (Luiz Fernando Freire - Roberto Menescal)
02. E Vem O Sol (Paulo Sergio Valle - Marcos Valle)
03. Encontro (Nelson Motta - Wanda Sá)
04. Só Me Fez Bem (Edu Lobo - Vinicius de Moraes)
05. Mar Azul (João Vitório - Francis Hime)
06. Também Quem Mandou (Carlos Lyra - Vinicius de Moraes)
07. Tristeza De Nós Dois (Maurício Einhorn - Durval Ferreira - Bebeto)
08. Vivo Sonhando (Tom Jobim - Vinicius de Moraes)
09. Sem Mais Adeus (Francis Hime - Vinicius de Moraes)
10. Inútil Paisagem (Tom Jobim - Vinicius de Moraes)
11. Tristeza De Amar (Luiz Roberto - Geraldo Vandré)
12. Vagamente (Roberto Menescal - Ronaldo Bôscoli)


File Under: MPB/ Bossa Nova

P.S. This is the Japanese re-issue on the Bomba imprint & that always means beautiful re-mastering.

1/30/16

Claudette Soares - Claudette Nº3 [1970 Philips] 320 kbps -137 mb


1969 & 1970 find this artist at a creative peak!  Claudette's voice and the arrangements really make this record spectacular!  Enjoy!

12/20/15

Claudette Soares - Feitinha Pro Sucesso ou Quem Não É A Maior Tem Que Ser A Melhor [1969 Philips] 320 kpbs - 71 mb


My favorite album this past year.  Just perfect!  Amazing in every way!  Great songs.  Incredible arrangements.  Claudette has one of the most incredible voices of this era.  This album is a masterpiece of Brasilian Pop circa 1969.  Enjoy!

Thank you Greg for this share.  I've spun this a hundred times, it's that good!

P.S.  1969 was a creative peak for this artist.  Claudette released two LP's in that year and both are a delight!  Also, her 1970 album is gem too!


10/10/15

St. Julian Samba Showdown 8 by J Thyme '07 - 320 kbps - 173 mb (Reup)


Good Budd "J" on the decks today! Anyone care to party?
Step here & let's BOOGIE to a few.
24 more quick looks & listens with our funky, languid friends south of the equator & Yes, you can have a love affair with a country. This is the proof!! I wanna hear some WHOOPS & HOLLAS or else I'll have to try to rock you a bit harder. OK?


St. Julian Samba Showdown 8 by J Thyme '07

01. David - Célia (1971)
02. Europanema - Burnier & Cartier (1974)
03. Reflexos - Quinteto Villa-Lobos & Luizinho Eça (1972)
04. Iboru Iboya - Cravo E Canela (1977)
05. Neblina - Ed Lincoln (1971)
06. Não Nasci Pra Jogador - Betinho (1972)
07. Quem Vai Querer - Eliana Pittman (1977)
08. Partido Rico - João Nogueira (1974)
09. Deixa Pra La - Leci Brandão ( 1976)
10. Profissionalismo E Isso Ai - João Bosco (1980)
11. Estácio, Eu E Você - Luiz Melodia (1973)
12. Glorioso Santo Antonio - Antônio Carlos & Jocafi (1973)
13. Homenagem Ao Malandro - Emilio Santiago (1979)
14. Se Você Quiser Mas Sem Bronquear - Golden Boys (1970)
15. O Meu Violão - Trio Mocotó (1975)
16. Nao Adianta - Lenny Andrade (1973)
17. Estou Dez Anos Atrasado - Edgar E Os Tais (1970)
18. Filhos De Zambi - Trio Ternura (1974)
19. Seca Brava - Eduardo Araújo (1972)
20. Andei - Airto (1970)
21. Lá Se Foi A Imagem Do Bom Crio - Dóris Monteiro (1973)
22. Olha O Pedagio - Luis Vagner Lopes (1974)
23. Oui, Je Suis Heurese - Tuca (1974)
24. Dose Pra Leao - Osmar Milito (1973)

P.S. Here's the tally.
8 volumes = 192 songs = 9 & a half hours of music.
That's a nice party!
Also, My Samba Showdowns are my SPIRITUAL ESSENCE.
Harmony, Beauty & Joy endlessly extended to ALL. All are my family, not just a few people.
I live on Earth with EVERYBODY, not just a select few.
My Mixes are my heart's wish for JOY on this Earth extended to all who tune into my heart's FLIGHT.

7/29/15

Dave Pike plays the music of João Donato - Bossa Nova Carnival [1962 New Jazz/Prestige] 320 kbps - 88 mb (Reup)


Since I'm looking at the early genius of João Donato, then this is a perfect place to start. This recording precedes the Bud Shank LP by two years. Vibist Dave Pike lays down a perfect session of all Donato material & is joined by Clark Terry on horn & Kenny Burrell on guitar. If I had one critique of this early U.S. recording of this Brasilian talent & his material it would be with the drummer. A Brasilian on the kits would have been a better choice, but that said, this is still a very enjoyable listen. If you like vibraphones, then please don't miss this excellent vibed-out take on Donato. A winner & this is the Japanese issue & nicely remastered. Kinda deluxe in its own low-key way. Enjoy!

File Under: MPB/Brasilian Jazz

P.S. One last point. Some often think of the Early 60's as "The Beatles" era, when in truth is was as much about Bossa Nova, Bob Dylan & Motown too. To music & creativity where ever it may spring from.

1/1/15

St. Julian Samba Showdown 40 by J Thyme '14 - 175 mb - 256 kbps (reup)


St. Julian Samba Showdown 40 by J Thyme '14

01. Expresso 2222 - Wilson Simonal (1972)
02. Kathy - Moacir Santos (1974)
03. Deusa Do Rio Niger - Elza Soares (1974)
04. Exaltação a Tiradentes - Mano Décio da Viola (1975)
05. Refem da Solidao - Maria Odete (1973)
06. Alô! Alô! Taí Carmen Miranda - Brazilian Singers (1972)
07. Patria Amada - Sonia Santos (1975)
08. Ele e Ela - Quinteto Ternura (1974)
09. Uma Canção a Mais - Orquestra Som Livre (1973)
10. Quando O Carnaval Chegar - Quarteto Em Cy (1972)
11. Boca Calada - Wando (1977)
12. Maria Das Mercedes - Djavan (1976)
13. Não Adianta - Trio Mocotó (1975)
14. Ciranda, Cirandeia (Recife Em Dia De Festa) - Os Originais Do Samba (1972)
15. Ossos Do Oficio - Antônio Carlos & Jocafi (1975)
16. O Pião - Rildo Hora (1971)
17. Que Nem Giló - Claudette Soares (1969)
18. Coco Verde - Dóris Monteiro (1971)
19. Voce Abusou - Maria Creusa (1971)
20. Tele Tema (Tema De Amor) - Regininha (1969)
21. Espanta O Grilo - Cláudia (1972)
22. Cordão - Ana Mazzotti (1974)
23. Prezada Amada - Pacífico Mascarenhas (1971)
24. Cotidiano nº 2 - Toquinho e Vinícius (1971)

Enjoy!  With all my love.  Happy New Year!

9/8/14

St. Julian Samba Showdown 39 by J Thyme '14 by J Thyme - 192 kbps - 198 mb




St. Julian Samba Showdown 39 by J Thyme '14 by J Thyme

01. Irmãos De Sol - Wilson Simonal (1972)
02. A Procura de Um Mundo Melhor - Os Caçulas (1969)
03. Pranto Livre - Elza Soares (1974)
04. Sabiá Roxa - Os Tincoãs (1973)
05. É Sempre Assim - Ângela Maria (1971)
06. Chuva, suor e cerveja - Brazilian Singers (1972)
07. Verde e Branco - Sonia Santos (1975)
08. Dentes Brancos Do Mundo - Claudette Soares (1969)
09. Eu Nao Tenho Ninguem - Claudia Regina (1973)
10. Terremoto - João Donato (1973)
11. Chegando - Quinteto Ternura (1974)
12. Amazonas - Roberto Menescal (1969)
13. I Say A Little Prayer - Brasilia Modern Six (1969)
14. Mais Kriola - Helio Matheus (1975)
15. Não Sei - Sonia Santos (1976)
16. Santos, Em Outros Tempos - Mano Décio da Viola (1975)
17. Procissão - Luiz Gonzaga (1971)
18. Esse Meu Cantar - João Nogueira (1979)
19. O Vento Que Soprou - Pacífico Mascarenhas (1971)
20. Helena & I - Mario Castro-Neves (1973)
21. Canaa - Carlos Lyra (1975)
22. 3 Horas Da Manha - Tamba Trio (1975)
23. Meu Barato - Ed Lincoln (1971)
24. Meu Refrao - Dóris Monteiro (1966)


An end of Summer offering to friends of this page.  Hope you find something to enjoy here.  Put together with the greatest love for this era of Brasilian popular song.  
All 39 volumes equals 950 tracks.  We have listened to many songs!

The one quality that guides this series is FIDELITY!  Track 18 "Esse Meu Cantar" by João Nogueira is Ultra High Fidelity.  Listen to the bass saturation.  Clean.  Warm.  Full of centered depth.  High Art!


Gary McFarland - Soft Samba [1964 Verve] 320 kbps - 76 mb (Reup)


I present this disc to go with my last 3 posts. This is so in an easy spirit & could almost be passed over as not really that important, but it kinda is. I think this record is important on few levels. First, God bless Gary for his warm embrace of the hottest young team of songwriters called The Beatles. How Jazz of him to cool down their hot tunes with a lovely Gary McFarland reading. Perhaps he shows how "Elevator Music" they are already? The other clue is the Samba in the title. This is so aware of all that's blooming on the early 60's landscape. From a kiss to James Bonds "From Russia With Love" to Bossa, to "The Beatles", to "La Vie En Rose". This is only a 29 minute little breeze of a set, but what a lovely breeze just passed. Full of warmth & a very light heart. I think this would sit nicely with the other 3 discs that I've just presented. One last thing, this is the very same moment on the Verve label as "Getz/Gilberto" [1963 Verve] U.S. & "Getz/Gilberto #2" [1964 Verve] U.S. & we know how large those sets loom. "Soft Samba" was one of the better selling LP's of that time & that's good considering that "The Beatles" were getting ready to take over for the next few years & would basically push Jazz way out of the limelight FOREVER. A sweet Jazz album of excellent vibes & scat vocalizing by Gary & gang. Enjoy.



File Under: Latin Jazz/ U.S. Bossa Jazz

8/14/14

Os Tincoãs - Os Tincoãs [1973 Odeon] 320 kbps - 69 mb


Os Tincoãs - Os Tincoãs [1973 Odeon]

01. Deixa A Gira Gira
02. Lansã Mãe Virgem
03. Sabiá Roxa
04. Agundê
05. Na Beira Do Mar
06. Raposa E Guará
07. Saudação Aos Orixás
08. Canto Pra Lemanjá
09. Capela Daajuda
10. Obaluaê
11. A Força Da Jurema
12. Embola Embola


Been wanting to share this disc for quite some time.  Just beautiful.  12 songs done in 27 minutes is my kind of record.  Hats off to Odeon for directing it's studio wizards to hook this very sweet vocal trio up with all the loving care this set deserves.  Very striped down sound here.  Just guitar, conga and agogo and lovely three part vocal harmonies.  I love this record very, very much.  Very soothing and uplifting in its Earthiness.  Very direct and simple songwriting here.  Lovely song offerings to the Orishas.  Bravo to Odeon for giving this humble secular set of songs the proper polish to let it shine in its simplicity.  Lullibies to the elements of all creation.  Give it a few spins and let it warm your soul with its simple joy.  You won't be bored by this 27 minute recording.  Trust me.

This record goes out to my dear friend Miranda.  Thanks for listening to this one with me.  You have great taste in music.

Betinho - Os Maiores Sucessos De Betinho (Em Tele-Novelas) [1974 Soma] 320 kbps - 79 mb (Reup)




01. Subinde O Espigao (O ESPIGAO)
02. Teresa (CORRIDA DO OURO)
03. Planta Baixa (FOGO SOBRE TERRA)
04. Saque Saque (O PRIMEIRO AMOR)
05. Moco (O BOFE)
06. Supermanorla (SUPERMANOELA-ABERTURA)
07. Lucia Espararapo (O CAFONA)
08. Chega De Enganar A Nega (OSSOS DO BARAO)
09. Voce Tem Tempo (LINGUINHA)
10. Luzes, Camara, Acao (O CAFONA)
11. Nao Nasci Pra Jogador (BANDEIRA 2)
12. Garota De Aquarius (MINHA DOCE NARMORADA)

Here's a strange one. A whole LP of songs performed by Betinho from Television Novelas. Each song from a different TV movie.
This is truely one that I would suggest to hardcore Brasil collectors. A sweet little rarity shared from the collection of Greg C. Thanks Greg. Love this little record. Super nice!


File Under: MPB / Brasilian Pop

P.S. The guy must have had some talent to get all this soundtrack work? Also, you'd have to own 11 soundtracks to hear these songs, so this is a real treat! Whoever thought to compile these tracks into one disc had a brainstorm. This is my idea of a perfect Pop record! Flawless.

Luiz Henrique - Barra Limpa [1967 Verve] 320 kbps - 85 mb (Reup)


Stunning example of late 60's Bossa-Pop served up U.S. style by the Verve label. Great on every level. Superb songwriting. Excellent guitar work & vocals by Luiz. The icing on this already amazing session is Sivuca on accordion & scat vocals, so please listen for his work here. Not one wrong move on this session & that's the electric bass replacing the upright for this very fresh update of what Brasilian Jazz should sound like in 1967. This has real magic, charm & innocence. A light breeze of a session. Sway in the palms with Luiz, Sivuca & gang. Enjoy!




File Under: Bossa Jazz

P.S. Japanese Issue here & nicely re-mastered. This would sit nicely next to "Samba '68" by Marcos Valle for fans of that Verve session.

7/13/14

Wilson Simonal - Se Dependesse De Mim [1972 Philips] 320 kbps - 121 mb (reup)

I'm reposting this disc.  This page has been blessed with a deluxe rip from our friend Greg Caz.  All tracks from the original disc plus 4 bonus tracks from singles of the same moment.  Thank you Greg!

Wilson Simonal - Se Dependesse De Mim [1972 Philips]
01. Se Dependesse De Mim
02. Quarto De Tereza
03. Irmãos De Sol
04. Mexerico Da Candinha
05. Maria
06. Saravá
07. Feitio De Oração
08. Gloria e Paz Nas Alturas
09. Ninguém Tasca (O Gavião)
10. Expresso 2222
11. A Quem Interessar Possa
12. Noves Fora
13. Não Me Deixe Sozinho
14. BONUS: Tanauêra
15. BONUS: Paz e Arroz
16. BONUS: Homem De Verdade
17. BONUS: Viva Em Paz

Hands down my favorite album by this amazing singer.  I like the switch to the Philips label.  The production and song choices are simply amazing.  Standout tracks for me are, "Irmãos De Sol" with it's heavenly vocal arrangement and Wilson's voice just soars to the heavens on this one.  The angels sing!
"Feitio De Oracao" with it's jazzy stylings and smooth delivery from Wilson's suave voice.  Wonderful arrangement!  "Paz e Gloria Nas Alturas",  lovely buildup and very nice choral payoff and funky, funky, funky finish.   "Expresso 2222" retells Gilberto Gil's composition and polishes it up with very fleshed production and outstanding choral backing.  Incredible recording on every level.  A real treat for fans of MPB of this era.  Enjoy!

St. Julian Samba Showdown 18 by J Thyme '08 - 256 kbps - 152 mb (reup)



Well friends, I present my end of Summer post. With these last weeks of Summer here's volume 18 of the Saint Julian Samba Showdown series. If you've not heard the other 17 volumes of this series, then I don't think that this is best place to start. Please try earlier issues of this compilation series first. For those of you who do like the sound of Brasil in the 70's & are ready to continue on with this carnival celebration, then by all means jump aboard. Goodbye Summer & hello to Autumn. If you find yourself missing the warm days of Summer then just throw this on. Enjoy!

St. Julian Samba Showdown 18 by J Thyme '08

01. Girl - Tuca (1974)
02. Fim De Tristeza - Caçulinha (1975)
03. Mon Ami João - Nonato Buzar (1975)
04. A Cor Da Esperanca - Cartola (1979)
05. Faz Tanto Tempo - Renata Lú (1971)
06. Anastácio - Samba Enredo Para Um Sambista Morto - César Costa Filho (1973)
07. Contra Tempo Na Contra Danca - Sonia Lemos (1976)
08. Raiz E Flor - Roberto Ribeiro (1985)
09. Sorriso De Criança - Dona Ivone Lara (1979)
10. Bisavô - Nonato E Seu Conjunto (1974)
11. Exaltacao a Tiradentes - Maria Creuza (1976)
12. Rei Sem Saber - Jorginho do Império (1975)
13. Tenha Fé, Pois Amanhã Um Lindo Dia Vai Nascer - Salinas (1972)
14. Teté Das Lendas Rurais - Arnaud Rodrigues (1976)
15. Vaidosa - Os Magnatas Do Samba (1971)
16. Pelo Amor de Deus - Emilio Santiago (1982)
17. Sob O Mar - Jaime Alem & Nair Candia (1974)
18. Sempre Mangueira - Nelson Cavaquinho (1972)
19. Grande Dor - Os Cinco Crioulos (1968)
20. Tem Dendê - Osmar Milito (1973)
21. Vou Levanto Meu Canto - Os Originais do Samba (1977)
22. A Cor Da Esperança - João Nogueira (1978)
23. Kabaluere - Antônio Carlos & Jocafi (1971)
24. O Mundo Melhor de Pixinguinha - Brasilian Singers (1974)

2/7/14

Célia - Célia [1971 Continental] 320 kbps - 76 mb (Reup)


I've just returned from a month long stay in Paris & had a chance to listen to this lovely LP with my host Arnaud who like me is quite fond of a lovely female voice kissing the eardrums. I'm reupping this one for those who missed it the first time I posted it. I'll confess that I find this LP a little slow at the beginning of the disc, but after the first 2 songs this very fine LP really kicks in a big way. Célia happens to have a very sexy voice & the songwritiing & arrangements really make this very much worth your attention. I really enjoy this session & what a heavenly voice. Stand outs are "Durango Kid", "David" & "To Be" & "Abrace Paul Mc Cartney Por Mim". Thank you Greg for this share & super nice find. Brasilian Pop at its very best & a very nice look at a fine group of emerging songwriters. This lovely lady can convey a song properly! A real talent. Superb. Enjoy!

Célia - Célia [1971 Continental]
01. Blues (Capinan - Joyce)
02. No clarão da lua cheia (Ronaldo Monteiro - Ivan Lins)
03. Durango Kid (Toninho Horta - Fernando Brant)
04. David (Nelson Ângelo)
05. To be (Joyce)
06. Abrace Paul McCartney (Joyce)
07. Pelo teletipo (José Jorge - Ruy Maurity)
08. Adeus batucada (Sinval Silva)
09. Para Lennon e McCartney (Márcio Borges - Lô Borges - Fernando Brant)
10. Zózoio - Como é que é (Nelson Ângelo)
11. Fotograma (Tibério Gaspar - Antônio Adolfo)

File Under: MPB

Reupped!

12/10/13

Giovana - Qem Tem Carinho Me Leva [1975 RCA Victor] 320 kbps - 68 mb (Re-reup)


Beautiful example of the Samba form at its purest with an amazing Electric Bass surprise. Full of rare charm & overflowing with JOY & FIDELITY. This record grooves mightily. A real winner! Get this. AMAZING!!! A Greg C share.
Thank you so much for this gem Greg.

File Under: Samba

P.S. Love this label. Keep your eye on that "RCA" sound, early/mid 70's. Sweet & very together!
Thank you Sabadabada blogspot for the lovely scan on this very fine rarity.
This is one of those sessions where everything comes together perfectly for a style. Nicely recorded.

12/7/13

Zeca Do Trombone & Roberto Sax - Zeca Do Trombone & Roberto Sax [1976 Pirata - São Paulo ] 320 kbps - 76 mb


Hey everybody. Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I decided to post an LP that I once had up on this page about 3 years ago. So here's Zeca Do Trombone & Roberto Sax from 1976 on the Pirata label out of São Paulo. I've really grown to love this little session with its amazing blend of Samba rhythms meets U.S. Soul & Funk. Fans of 70's U.S. Soul & Funk should be right at home here. If you like Earth, Wind & Fire then you might enjoy this groovy little LP. This is a nice set with at least 8 of the 10 tracks being very listenable & worthy of your time. Fans of the Samba Showdowns will certainly know a few of these selections from the series. Please enjoy Zeca Do Trombone & Roberto Sax. Thank you Greg Caz for this share!  Many, many thanks!

Zeca Do Trombone & Roberto Sax - Zeca Do Trombone & Roberto Sax [1976 Pirata - São Paulo]

01. Na Cara Desse Cara
02. Coluna Do Meio
03. Na Passarela
04. Nanar Contigo
05. My Brother Zeca
06. Tá Legal
07. Nega Louca
08. Santa Inquisição
09. Ave Anne
10. Tributo A Martin Luther King/Black Is Beautiful/What's Going On?

P.S. Don't be fooled by the lightweight album cover with the barely sketched figures because the sounds inside are nicely produced for a tiny little session. Really!

10/28/13

Quinteto Ternura - Quinteto Ternura [1974 RCA Victor] 320 kbps - 84 mb


Quinteto Ternura - Quinteto Ternura [1974 RCA Victor]


01. Quando Gosto E Pra Valer
02. O Amigo
03. Leao de Bronze
04. Baby
05. Consegui Concluir
06. Ele e Ela
07. Eu Preciso Te Encontrar
08. Velha Amizade
09. Come To Me Together
10. Chegando
11. Logo Cedo
12. Falsos Caprichos

Between this album and the 1971 incarnation of this very fine soul-pop vocal group, I think I prefer the Trio Ternura for overall continuity.  The tracks that are good are very, very good here.  Super worth having for those great tracks and the, as always, outstanding production from RCA Victor Brasil.  Enjoy!

10/27/13

Trio Ternura - Trio Ternura [1971 CBS] 320 kbps - 83 mb



Trio Ternura - Trio Ternura [1971 CBS]

01. Sol Quarenta Graus
02. Sempre Existe Alguem
03. Uma Sombra Na Estrada
04. Liz
05. A Garota Do Sorriso De Marshmellow
06. Por Isso Eu Digo: Brasil Eu Fico
07. Manequim
08. Vou Morar No Teu Sorriso
09. Ve Se Da Um Jeito Nisso
10. Cartao Postal
11. Tenho Amor Comigo
12. Ah! Se Eu Pudesse


Beyond words incredible!  Brasilian Soul-Pop at its very finest.  Outstanding production on each and every track.  Just perfect and one I've grown to fall in love with more deeply with each listen.  This one has been growing on me for well over ten years.  A classic of Soul-Pop.  Grab this!


Ana Maria E Mauricio vol.2 [1972 Chantecler] 320 kbps - 82 mb



Ana Maria E Mauricio vol.2  [1972 Chantecler]

01. Caminho Livre
02. O Trem Azul
03. Recungue
04. Do Lado De Ca
05. Fatal, Fatal
06. O Galho Da Roseira
07. Serearei
08. Mandato
09. Cara De Paquera
10. O Mar E Meu Chao
11. Podes Crer
12. Loucura Pouca E Bobagem

I offer these words by our dear friend of this page Greg Caz.

"Anamaria and Mauricio were a mystery co-ed vocal duo of the early 70s about which very little is known, a la Barbara & Ernie. They were discovered by Antonio Adolfo singing in a club in São Paulo around 1969 and he resolved to get them signed and produce them, resulting in their 1970 debut release, "No No No...Estamos Na Nossa," a pleasant and groovy sunshine pop/bossa outing on which they were back by a later iteration of the Jongo Trio. Its tracklist was a sweet collection of gems by Adolfo, Marcos Valle, Ivan Lins, Ruy Maurity and others. Following its release, A & M contributed a few tracks to TV Novela soundtracks and released several singles while preparing their second LP which would turn to be both their masterpiece and their final release, "Vol. 2." This album showed them growing and expanding their musical universe by leaps and bounds, roping in the likes of Hermeto Pascoal and Arthur Verocai to create a stunningly mature and consistent, and at times even experimental, set of tracks. Everything from sharp jazzy samba/bossa to progressive pop to baroque flourishes to semi-musique-concrete passages make "Vol. 2" an outstanding and highly memorable release. A & M sadly faded from the scene in the years following "Vol. 2"'s 1972 release, and one or the other of them is said to have perished in a car accident later in the 70s, although no concrete documentation seems to exist anywhere to confirm this due to the duo's unjust obscurity. But their recorded work, a brief and precious catalog, remains and speaks quite loudly for itself."

Thank you Greg for these insights and sharing these with this page.

10/26/13

Walter Santos - Bossa Nova [1963 Audio Fidelity] 320 kbps - 76 mb


Super nice break out Bossa session recorded for the Audio Fidelity label in the very fine year of 1963 in New York. The very same year as the legendary concert held at Carnergie Hall. Gee, even the Beatles passed through the same hall the very same year. If you get my meaning? Great voice. Fine song-writer & super nice support coming from the organ playing of Mr. Walter Wanderley. This may be one of my favorite sightings of Wanderley on organ. Very, very nice!

File Under: Bossa Nova

P.S. Not my usual type of post, but a session I really stand behind.
Thank you Greg for this share. Skips & pops & all.

10/25/13

Mario Castro Neves & Samba S.A. [1967 RCA Victor] 320 kbps - 91 mb



Wonderful Brasilian Jazz with amazing scat vocals!  Enjoy!
Japanese reissue from 2000 with three bonus tracks.

Mario Castro Neves & Samba S.A. [1967 RCA Victor]

01. Candomble
02. Yearning Lovers
03. Nana
04. De Brincadeira
05. Bye Bye Blackbird
06. E Nada Mais
07. Keep Talking
08. Vem Balancar
09. Once More
10. Morte De Um Deus De Sal
11. Ta Por Fora
12. Corcovado
13. Costa Brava (Bonus)
14. Rosa Morena (Bonus)
15. Estrada Do Sol (Bonus)

10/21/13

St. Julian Samba Showdown 38 by J Thyme '13 - 320 kbps - 196 mb


St. Julian Samba Showdown 38 by J Thyme '13

01. Choraras - Brazilian Singers (1973)
02. Posso Ver O Mundo Pela Janela - Trama (1973)
03. João Ninguem - Sonia Santos (1977)
04. Velho Sermão - Ivan Lins (1977)
05. Malandro - Elza Soares (1976)
06. Não Posso Viver Sem Ela - Cartola (1976)
07. Sinhazinha - Claudette Soares (1969)
08. Obá-Lá-Lá - El Cubanito (1972)
09. Pisa Nesse Chão Com Força - Giovana (1975)
10. São Paulo Menino Grande - Geraldo Filme (1980)
11. Você Tem Tempo? - Betinho (1971)
12. Sai De Perto Dele - Ed Lincoln (1972)
13. Irene - Wilson Das Neves (1969)
14. Poeira - Fuzi 9 (1970)
15. Para Ela - Os Originais do Samba (1970)
16. Lourinha - Marília Pêra (1971)
17. Alagados - Tom & Dito (1971)
18. Sá Marina - Wilson Simonal (1968)
19. Tá Legal - Zeca Do Trombone & Roberto Sax (1976)
20. Pra Swingar - Som Nosso (1977)
21. Tobogã - Os Vips (1971)
22. Candomble - Mario Castro Neves & Samba S.A. (1967)
23. Mas Que Doidice - Maria Creusa (1971)
24. Morte Do Amor - Carlos Gazineo e Inema Trio (1967)
25. Vamos Partir Pro Mundo - Dóris Monteiro (1971)

9/28/13

St. Julian Samba Showdown 37 by J Thyme '13 - 320 kbps - 194 mb


St. Julian Samba Showdown 37 by J Thyme '13

01. Era A Sereia - El Cubanito (1972)
02. Recado Censurado - Téca & Ricardo (1975)
03. Quando Nasce O Filho De Um Sambista - Sonia Santos (1977)
04. Dinheiro Vem, Dinheiro Vai - Jorginho do Império (1975)
05. De Pilantra e de Poeta - Dóris Monteiro (1971)
06. Camisa 10 Da Gávea - Jorge Ben (1975)
07. Tema De Cristina - Lindolfo Gaya (1970)
08. Ah! - Vox Populi (1969)
09. De Brincadeira - Mario Castro Neves & Samba S.A. (1967)
10. Minha Ex-Namorada - Pacífico Mascarenhas (1971)
11. Bloco Da Salidao - Brazilian Singers (1971)
12. Atoa Atoa - Ronie & Central Do Brasil (1975)
13. Abertura - The Youngsters (1969)
14. Puma Branco (The White Puma) - Deodato (1973)
15. Glória Glorinha - Claudette Soares (1970)
16. Qui Nem Jiló - Eliana Pittman (1971)
17. Brasil, Brasa, Braseiro - Paulo Diniz (1970)
18. Maria Espingardina - Germano Mathias (1962)
19. Planta Baixa - Betinho (1974)
20. Malvadeza Durão - Elizeth Cardoso (1965)
21. Mister Yes - Jane Duboc (1971)
22. Tema De Suzi - Umas & Outras (1970)
23. Consegui Concluir - Quinteto Ternura (1974)
24. Ogum - Os Incriveis (1973)
25. Ah! Se Eu Pudesse - Trio Ternura (1971)
26. Vestido Branco - Os Originais do Samba (1970)

Greetings fans of MPB!  I always post one last compilation at the end of summer, so here it is.  Managed 26 tracks this volume.  Hope you enjoy?  I know I do!  Be back soon with another roundup as soon as I find my favorites.  Have a lovely Autumn!  All the best from my home to yours.



9/20/13

Brazilian Singers - Brazilian Singers [1973 London] 320 kbps - 75 mb (reup)



With all due respect to "Trix Vinyl Rips Blogspot" for the inside information on these recordings for the London imprint by the Brazilian Singers. Trix has told me that these are super rare meetings of some very fine talents fused to the SAMBA REVIVAL MOVEMENT. The Golden Boys,Trio Esperança & Evinha are some of the artists involved here.
This is a nice look at what was bubbling on the Samba Pop horizon of that year. Nicely done & full on Samba bass drum, cuica & whistles in abundance all the way through, not to mention that lovely choral section.



P.S. A big THANK YOU to a certain friend to the south of me with a green parrot friend for this gracious share.


8/24/13

Jorginho do Império - Viagem Encantada [1975 Polydor] 320 kbps - 82 mb (Reup)



A very nice Samba LP from 1975 by Jorginho do Império.  Mid - 70's Brasil is a sure bet!  Thank you as always for this & all your super lovely shares...Greg C. This record ROCKS.

File Under : Samba