Category: brazil

VJQC Score: 97% 
Tim Maia – Tim Maia (1977)
Get It On Vinyl –>> http://bit.ly/TimMaia1977

The 1977 album from legendary Brazilian artist, Tim Maia. A fusion of soul, boogie, disco and MPB, featuring ‘E Necessario’. Maia released over 30 albums during his extensive and well-publicized career, touching on funk, bossa nova, disco, MPB, rock, soul and jazz. He was a driving force behind the introduction of soul, funk and disco from the USA into Brazilian music styles and was hugely influential in the ‘Black Rio’ movement in Brazil in the early ’70’s. This, his 1977 album, that epitomizes that fusion of sounds and styles. ‘E Necessario’ has been a favorite of ours for many years; included on our Brazilian Beats Brooklyn compilation and released as part of our Brazil 45’s series.

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https://youtu.be/zIuRvbFCVdU

VJQC Score: 95% |
Antonio Carlos e Jocafi – Mudei De Ideia (1971)
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1971 Brasilia classic rarity, finally reissued on vinyl! 
Mudei de Ideia is a truly fantastic record that sounds the way it looks – psychedelic rock, samba-funk and tripped out MPB. Features ‘Kabaluerê’ as sampled by Marcelo D2 on his hit ‘Qual e?’. Arranged by Rogerio Duprat, featuring legendary guitarist Lanny Gordin. Antonio Carlos and Jocafi were a very successful and famous Brazilian writing duo, born in Bahia. They worked with the likes of Wilson Simonal, Rosinha de Valença, Trio Mocotó, Milton Banana, Toquinho and more. Originally released on RCA Brazil in 1971, this was the duo’s debut LP. Two versions of the album cover exist in Brazil – this, the psyched-out, burnt out version.

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https://youtu.be/fvoCMZMRSFI

VQC Score: 93.5% | Toquinho – Toquinho
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All-time classic Brazilian album, featuring Jorge Ben on ‘Que Maravilha’, ‘Zana’ and ‘Carolina Carol Bela’ as sampled by DJ Marky on ‘LK’.
Brazilian guitarist and singer Toquinho (real name Antônio Pecci Filho) was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil in the 1940’s. His first major hit single was ‘Que Maravilha’, as featured here, that he wrote with Jorge Ben. This album also features ‘Zana’ and the ultra-famous
‘Carolina Carol Bela’, also written with Ben.
Toquinho had a prolific career releasing a huge number of albums and writing on even more. He released many records with Vinicius De Moraes during the 70’s.

‘Carolina Carol Bela’ was sampled by DJ Marky on his drum n bass hit ‘LK’ – the track that launched the sound of Brazilian drum n bass outside of Brazil.

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https://open.spotify.com/album/4mtz15W4SXNxeFoPqPfV17?si=z_RGTkDxR0eDer2nakPibg

Stan Getz / João Gilberto Featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim ‎– Getz / Gilberto (1964)

Spinning my original mono copy in tribute to master João Gilberto, who passed away yesterday at age 88. 
My lady came down with some coffee, Sunday hangout.  Upon listening to the very first passages she remarked “OMG I’m seeing that entire period we were first dating, flashing right before me.” 
That was 2001. His guitar is permanent fabric to the most important and treasured of my life’s soundtrack.  
Obrigado, Sr. Gilberto

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Getz/Gilberto (1964)
https://open.spotify.com/album/2W6Hvrtg2Zpc9dW4aBDbdP?si=LBLdUeX3RiKCH3Y1lksCJw

NEW RELEASE

Boogarins ‎– Sombrou Duvida (2019)
Vinyl Me, Please Exclusive (Ltd. #164/300 Copies) 

Indie-Brasilia moderna! Like a current Os Mutantes for the upcoming Summer Coachellal crowd, but veering on the safer side of the crossroads.  Alt-Pitchfork, but more Sergio Mendes than Sepultura. Music and buy link below, while supplies last. Check it.

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Arthur Verocai ‎– Arthur Verocai (1972)
2018Remastered, Repress, Half-Speed Master, Gatefold, 180 gram

Coffee, Smoke, Brasilia
Finally picked up a copy, a long time want crossed off the list. I wasn’t even aware that Mr. Bongo reissued a half-speed remastered version last year, so I can’t compare it to their original 2016 reissue other than to say it sounds great. More Brasilian posts upcoming, music link is right below.  Enjoy your weekend, Vinyl Junkies!  

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Ed Lincoln – Ed Lincoln (1968)

More Brasília obscura, courtesty of today’s dig at Disques Sonorama. I really love when a hype sticker succeeds at convincing me to blind-buy something I have no prior knowledge of.  This one convinced me and wasn’t lying about the psychedelic weirdo samba that’s funking up the sala right now.  I’m really enjoying discovering just how weird Brasilian music got, during the late 60s and 70s. Check out the Spotify link in the comments, shag carpet suggested.

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Ed Lincoln – Ed Lincoln (1968)

More Brasília obscura, courtesty of today’s dig at Disques Sonorama. I really love when a hype sticker succeeds at convincing me to blind-buy something I have no prior knowledge of.  This one convinced me and wasn’t lying about the psychedelic weirdo samba that’s funking up the sala right now.  I’m really enjoying discovering just how weird Brasilian music got, during the late 60s and 70s. Check out the Spotify link in the comments, shag carpet suggested.

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Tim Maia – Tim Maia (1977)

A family that Tim Maia’s together, stays together.  Our Sunday morning coffee is quality time spent spent surrounded by the good things, connecting over things that matter.  Tim Maia’s 1977 lp is a very regular spin, as we all anticipate another Summer spent together.
That’s family.  That’s vinyl.  

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Tom Zé ‎– Estudando O Samba (1976)
2019 VMP reissue (Ltd. 500), Mr. Bongo Records

This is unlike any samba record you’ll ever hear.  If John Cage and Captain Beefheart took a stab at completely deconstructing and rebuilding traditional Brasilian musical idioms, they wouldn’t sound nearly as good as “Estudando O Samba” 

David Byrne (Talking Heads) found this album during a trip to Brasil in ‘86.  The rather unique cover art is what drew him in. The liner notes describe it as “what looks like a coiled electric cable meandering its way around barbed wire” Byrne’s curiousity about this record led him to dig deeper, leading to a

Tom Zé compilation which introduced his music to a much wider audience.

Tom Zé was working at a relative’s auto garage before he was plucked from obscurity.  

Music. Is. AWESOME.

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