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!

P.S.  For my lovely wife Miranda.  We jammed on this all summer.

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.

P.S.  A big thank you to my lovely wife Miranda for all of her loving support.  This volume is dedicated to you!


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

7/27/13

Burnier & Cartier - Burnier & Cartier [1974 RCA] 320 kbps - 83 mb (Reup)


I love this back photo. These artists are actually looking at musical notation on a page. How refreshing!




I've reuped this one again. I can not get behind this amazing album enough. This duo made only 2 LP's together, this being the first. Once again the engineers at RCA are in peak form with their recording quality, but then again they really have something to work with here. I will mention that Octavio Burnier is the nephew of Luiz Bonfá, as can be noted by the Bonfá compositions & the dedication on the back of the record. This LP is a masterpiece of Pop Fusion. This guitar duo has such magical interplay. Listen carefully to the point/counterpoint work of the playing here. Real Pop craft on this debut. Drawing from the best elements floating around the early 70's Pop landscape. A little "Chicago", a little "Nilson", a little "Seals & Croft", A little "Yes" and a little "Crosby, Stills & Nash" to name a few of the things I hear. God bless the Japanese for remastering & reissuing this GEM. For extra added pleasure, break out the headphones & kick back & enjoy the ride. A great recording! Full of rare brilliance & oozing with fidelity. The tape saturation here is God-like. An amazing recording!

File Under: MPB

P.S. My friends who enjoy early 70's Pop-Rock, don't miss this!
I'll use the grading system from "This Is Spinal Tap" & call this one an 11 on a scale of 1 to 10
Also, this is the record that really tipped my off to how good the engineers at RCA Victor studios really are!  The fidelity here is high science.
                                              

7/21/13

St. Julian Samba Showdown 36 by J Thyme '13 - 193 mb - 192 kbps



St. Julian Samba Showdown 36 by J Thyme '13

01. Comunicação-Camisa 10 - Helio Matheus (1975)
02. Cadê Yayá - Reginaldo Bessa (1979)
03. Caleidoscopio - Vox Populi (1969)
04. A Velha - Paulinho Tapajós (1974)
05. Leao de Bronze - Quinteto Ternura (1974)
06. Santo Antonio Tira A Dor - Edson & Aloísio (1972)
07. Baobá - Cláudia (1971)
08. É De Quá-Quá-Quá - El Cubanito (1972)
09. Mon Ami - José Roberto (1970)
10. Nem Saudade - Eliana Pittman (1972)
11. Luzes Camera Acao - Betinho (1971)
12. Malandro Velho - Seginho Meriti (1981)
13. Vou Partir - Elizeth Cardoso (1965)
14. Simone - Angla Valle & Eustraquio Sena (1972)
15. Só Lágrimas - Djalma Dias (1973)
16. Garoto Paissandu - Dóris Monteiro (1969)
17. Manequim - Trio Ternura (1971)
18. Quem Vem La - Grupo Manifesto (1968)
19. Ossaim - Tamba Trio (1974)
20. Em Cima Da Hora - Guilherme Vergueiro (1980)
21. Exaltação A Tiradentes (Império Serrano - Samba-Enredo 1949) - Elis Regina & Escola De Samba Acadêmicos Do Salgueiro (1971)
22. Pedi Ao Céu - Os Originais Do Samba (1978)
23. Encabulada - Antônio Carlos & Jocafi (1972)
24. Vou Me Embora - Paulo Diniz (1973)

scat 2 |skat|(also scat singing )nounimprovised jazz singing in which the voice is used in imitation of an instrument.verb ( scats, scatting scatted no obj. ]sing in such a way.ORIGIN 1920s: probably imitative.Track 7, Baobá by Cláudia is a most excellent Scat Vocal.  Thank you Greg.  Great pick!Track 20, Em Cima Da Hora by Guilherme Vergueiro is another stunning example of this style used to very good effect in Brasilian song.Another favorite element of mine in Brasilian song is the use of "Call and Resonse".  Listen to track 8, "É De Quá-Quá-Quá" by El Cubanito for a great use of this element.  What a fun song!  Thank you Greg!  Great find!  Viva Bahia, Salvador!!!


This volume is dedicated to my lovely wife Miranda.  It's that Leo time of year.  A pre-birthday gift to you Miranda.  Had fun picking these with you.
Also, the biggest thank you to Greg Caz & Supernut MaraRecords.  Hey Greg, that El Cubanito is fantastic!  Thanks again for being my guide into this amazing musical landscape.

Osmar Milito - Nem Paleto, Nem Gravata [1973 Atco] 320 kbps - 96 mb (Reup)



This record is perfect in every way! Great composition, great production, amazing keyboard work & arranging by Osmir & superb vocal work too. The pacing on this LP is flawless. No wrong move here. Trust your buddy & his friend Greg on this post. Thank you Greg for this very fine share. Enjoy!

7/2/13

St. Julian Samba Showdown 35 by J Thyme '13 - 320 kbps - 197 mb



St. Julian Samba Showdown 35 by J Thyme '13

01. Isso é Muito Bom - Kris & Cristina (1973)
02. O Dia Em Que El Rei Voltou A Terra De Santa Cruz - Sivuca (1979)
03. Catavento - Alaide Costa (1976)
04. Papa Rua - Os Vips (1971)
05. Esrada Do Sol - Os Incriveis (1973)
06. Capital Do Samba - Eliana Pittman (1974)
07. Xangô, O Vencedor - Ruy Maurity (1976)
08. Menina Esperança - Marcos Samm (1970)
09. Serjane - Seginho Meriti (1981)
10. As Moças - Djalma Dias (1973)
11. Canto Puro Amor - Conjunto Sambacana (1969)
12. Vapor De Cachoeira - Edson & Aloísio (1972)
13. Lúcia Esparadrapo - Betinho (1971)
14. Samba Das Aguas - Noriel Vilela (1968)
15. Amaralina - Quarteto Em Cy (1967)
16. Andréa - Joyce (1969)
17. Ignez - Dila (1971)
18. Juazeiro - Orlandivo (1976)
19. Sexto Sentido - Antônio Carlos & Jocafi (1974)
20. Sol Quarenta Graus - Trio Ternura (1971)
21. Rosa Da Gente - Nara Leão (com Edu Lobo) (1969)
22. Violão, Meu Rei - Dóris Monteiro (1969)
23. Cabelo Pixaim - Emilio Santiago (1978)
24. Agiboré - MPB-4 (1972)
25. Alvoroco - Lenny Andrade (1973)
26. De Mala e Cuia - Dominguinhos (1976)

C'mon, you know this is a candy store raid.  That is, if MPB is your candy?

scat 2 |skat|(also scat singing )nounimprovised jazz singing in which the voice is used in imitation of an instrument.verb ( scats, scatting scatted no obj. ]sing in such a way.ORIGIN 1920s: probably imitative.I love Scat-Singing!   Track 3, Catavento by Alaide Costa is as good as it gets for an example of what scat-singing is!  Listen up!

My other favorite element of Brasilian song craft is the choral singing.  When we consider the roots of the form and that it began as Church singing and how it transformed into something altogether modern is quite a delight!  Those are some jazzy angels!  Ha, ha.

For an example of a choral delight of mine, just listen to "Canto Puro Amor" by Conjunto Sambacana.  The angels sing, and oh, what hip angels they are!  Very cool twist on Church Choral Singing.  Those are some swinging angels!



5/24/13

Marcos Valle & Paulo Sergio Valle - Selva De Pedra OST [1972 Som Livre] 320 kbps - 72 mb (Reup)


This post goes out to my buddy Arnaud in Paris. During my stay there in July I was shocked when I asked Arnuad what he thought of Marcos. He said he wasn't very impressed with Marcos. Well Arnaud I seriously beg you to reconsider your dismissal of this very, very talented songwriting duo of Marcos & his lyricist brother Paulo Sergio Valle. This soundtrack for the Som Livre label showcases their prowess brilliantly! Only 28 minutes long & made even shorter when we consider that 2 of the compositions are two unusual drum experiments by Marlos Nobre ending each side of the LP. A flawless example of Marco's & Paulo Sergio's talents & handled nicely by various artists. Arnaud please try this & reconsider? Plus, that's Marcos lovely wife Angla Valle singing on track 3. Very tight & full of genius!! Enjoy!

Selva De Pedra OST [1972 Som Livre]
Marcos Valle & Paulo Sergio Valle
01. Capitao De Industria - Djalma Dias
02. Mandato - Osmar Milito E Quarteto Forma
03. Simone - Angla Valle & Eustraquio Sena
04. Corpo Sano Em Mente Sa - Osmar Milito E Quarteto Forma
05. Selva De Pedra - Orquestra & Coro Som Livre
06. Rhythmerton Op 27 - Marlos Nobre
07. O Beato - Marcos Valle
08. Ligacao - Orquestra & Coro Som Livre
09. America Latina - Osmar Milito E Quarteto Forma
10. Corpo Jovem - Luis Roberto
11. Longo De Dior - João Luiz
12. Ritual - Marlos Nobre

File Under: MPB/Soundtrack

P.S. A perfect example of the Television Soundtrack which goes by the name of "Trilha Sonora Original Da Novela".

Conjunto Sambacana - Conjunto Sambacana Vol.3 [1969 Odeon] 256 kbps - 58 mb (reup)



Flawless example of 7 part choral singing served up to perfection.  A masterwork of choral jazz.  Very, very nice!  Thank you Greg Caz for this amazing share.  Perfect!

5/10/13

Leci Brandão - Questão De Gosto [1976 Polydor] 320 kbps - 75 mb (Reup)


Here's one for those looking for a nice slice of deep Samba. An excellent mid 70's session with beautiful production. This one spins extremely well. Enjoy & thank you Greg for this lovely session. A real winner and a total masterpiece!

File Under: Samba

Cartola e Leci Brandão - Deixa Pra Lá - Programa Ensaio


Thank you SO MUCH, Charles. Wow!

4/1/13

Paulo Diniz - E Agora Jose [1973 Odeon] 320 kbps - 79 mb



Very, very nice!  Excellent fidelity here.  Lindolfo Gaya as musical director is respectfully noted.

3/22/13

St. Julian Samba Showdown 34 by J Thyme '13 - 192 kbps - 198 mg



St. Julian Samba Showdown 34 by J Thyme '13

01 Adeus Bonfim - Dila (1971)
02 Marina, Eu Vou - Anamaria & Mauricio (1970)
03 Pigmalião '70 - Umas & Outras (1970)
04 Das 200 Para Lá - João Nogueira (1970)
05 Só Pode Ser Você - Rosana Toledo (1971)
06 Não Tem Perdao - Tamba Trio (1974)
07 Madalena - Brazilian Singers (1971)
08 Indecisão - Betinho (1974)
09 Tudo Azul - Conjunto Sambacana (1969)
10 Partido Baixo Do Partido Alto - Elizeth Cardoso (1972)
11 No Balanco Do Trem - Emilo Santiago (1977)
12 Não Arredo Pé - Djalma Dias (1973)
13 Eu Não Sou Causa, Sou Consequência - Claudia (1972)
14 Meu Cabocio Nao Deixa - Noriel Vilela (1968)
15 Shirley Sexy - Marilia Pera (1971)
16 Eu So Posso Assim - Som Tres (1970)
17 Outra Vez Bahia - Maria Creuza (1977)
18 Vai Trabalhar Vagabundo - MPB-4 (1976)
19 As Três Capitais - Os Originais Do Samba (1972)
20 Jogado Fora - Nonato E Seu Conjunto (1974)
21 Malandragem Dela - Tom & Dito (1974)
22 Sonho Sonhado - Conjunto Samba Som Sete (1980)
23 So Quero - Trio Mocotó (1971)
24 Briga de Galo - Golden Boys (1973)
25 Lapinha - Elis Regina (1968)

This series really is a miracle of broadcasting.  This series would not be possible if it were not for some very serious collectors sharing their rare discs.  I have my hand in perhaps 20 to 30 different collectors discs.  A very big thank you and hug to all of you bloggers who have made this series possible.
Thank you Greg Caz.  You are my hero.    Thank you Abracadabra LP's do Brasil 2Acervo OriginsDusty Groove AmericaFlabbergasted VibesGlobal Groove LoronixQuimsy's Mumbo JumboSabadabadaSupernut Mara Records, Toque-musicallUm Que Tenha and all others who have shared with this page.
I dedicate this volume to my amazing wife Miranda.  Thank you Miranda for being my Bamba.  A Samba Queen bears your magical name.

3/20/13

Emilo Santiago - Comigo É Assim [1977 Philips] 320 kbps - 94 mb (Reup)


I repost this wonderful album to say a fond farewell to the amazing talent of Emilio Santaiago.  R.I.P. Emilio.  You will be remembered!

Hands down, my favorite male vocalist in Brasil. What a voice. What a talent. What a gift to the world. This session from 1977 is simply one of his finest LP's. Great compositions & outstanding production by the Philips studios.
A lovely album from start to finish. Beautifully paced with excellent song choices & arranging. One of my favorites by this most gifted singer. A silky, sexy voice & Godlike phrasing. A gifted instrument indeed! Enjoy!



File Under: MPB

P.S. Japanese re-issue from 1998 with flawless remastering as always.

Emilio Santiago - O Canto Crescente de Emilio Santiago [1979 Philips] 256 kbps - 93 mb (reup)


R.I.P. Emilio Santiago. A quick re-up of this amazing vocalist. Emilio's last LP of the 70's & one that's beautifully produced & recorded. This is a Japanese issue & strangely has very little in the way of liner notes. So I can't offer much in the way of info.  Full of excellent songs handled expertly by Emilio & all involved. A super lovely outing.

Emilio Santiago - O Canto Crescente de Emilio Santiago [1979 Philips]
01. Bufete e cascudo (Wagner Dias)
02. Trocando em miúdos (Chico Buarque, Francis Hime)
03. Caridade (Erminio do Vale, Nelson Cavaquinho)
04. Outra vez (Isolda)
05. Logo agora (Jotabe, Jorge Aragão)
06. Recado (Gonzaguinha)
07. Quase sempre (Cacaso, Edu Lobo)
08. Homenagem ao malandro (Chico Buarque)
09. As rosas não falam (Cartola)
10. Rola bola (Thomas Roth, Luiz Guedes)
11. Dores de amores (Luiz Melodia)
12. Amigo é pra essas coisas (Silvio da Silva Júnior, Aldir Blanc)
Participacao Especial de Joao Nogueira


Ficha Tecnica :

Produzido e Dirigido por SERGIO DE CARVALHO

Co-Producao - PAULO LIMA
Tecnicos de Gravacao - PAULO SERGIO "Chocolate" E ARY CARVALHAES
Auxiliar de Estudio - JULINHO "Mancha Negra"
Mixagem - SERGIO DE CARVALHO E ARY CARVALHAES
Corte de Acetatos - IVAN LISNIK
Montagem - BARROSO
Estudio - POLYGRAM(16 canais)

Arranjos -
ANTONIO ADOLFO : "TROCANDO EM MIUDOS", "OUTRA VEZ" QUASE SEMPRE",
"AS ROSAS NAO FALAM", "DORES DE AMORES"
MEIRELLES : "BUFETE E CASCUDO", "CARIDADE", "LOGO AGORA", "PECADO",
"HOMENAGEM AO MALANDRO", "ROLA BOLA", "AMIGO E PRA ESSAS COISAS"

Musicos que participaram deste CD :

Piano Eletrico : MARQUINHOS
Piano Acustico e Orgao : ANTONIO ADOLFO
Violao e Guitarra Base : ZE CARLOS
Baixo : JACARE
Cavaquinho : NECO
Bateria : PAULINHO
Percussao : ARMANDO
Ritmo : GERALDO, NEI, CANEGAL, MARCAL, SERGIO
Acordeon : CHIQUINHO
Clarinete : NETINHO
Flauta : JORGINHO
Flauta e Sax Alto : MEIRELLES
Sax Tenor : ZE CARLOS
Trombones : MACIEL, MANOEL, JOAO LUIZ
Trumpetes : MAURILIO, BARRETO, MARCIO
Vocais : CARTIER, MIRIAM, BURNIER


File Under: MPB


Emilio Santiago - Emilio [1978 Philips] 320 kbps - 107 mb (Reup)


If I ever needed someone to read me the telephone book, then I would certainly hire Emilio. Truly one of the greatest vocalist of this era. These first albums by him are just perfect. For fans of this artist. Many fine numbers here. A few slow tracks, but overall great. Thank you Greg for this share. Enjoy!


File Under: MPB/Samba


2/14/13

A Quick Hello.

Just wanted to let visitors know what is going on with this page.  I have a small page here with about 130 post total, but those files have all been deleted by Mediafire.  This leaves me the task of reupping these files again.  I have reupped a few & will do my best to get most of them reposted in the coming weeks.  If there is one that's missing, just give me a nudge & I'll see what I can do.  All the best, JT

P.S.  All 33 volumes of the Samba Showdowns are reposted.  Enjoy.

8/29/12

St. Julian Samba Showdown 33 by J Thyme '12 - 320 kbps - 180 mb



Hey Samba/MPB fans.  Back with yet another volume of the Saint Julian Samba Showdown series.  I open with two excellent compositions by the team of Antonio Carlos & Jocafi.  Mercado Modêlo & Minhas Razoes really show off their songwriting skills to very good effect.  God bless Antonio Carlos & Jocafi!!!
A quick thank you to Supernut Mara Records for the use of track 4 - "Recado" by Cravo E Canela.
Wow, here's the tally of all 33 volumes...drumroll please...800 songs!  Did we just listen to 800 tracks?  I guess we did.  Hope you enjoy & if I can find another 24 tracks that sound good to my ear, I'll be back.

St. Julian Samba Showdown 33 by J Thyme '12 - 320 kbps - 180 mb

01. Mercado Modêlo - Vanusa (1973)
02. Minhas Razoes - Antonio Carlos & Jocafi (1972)
03. Atras do Trio Eletrico - Claudette Soares (1969)
04. Recado - Cravo E Canela (1987)
05. O Palácio De Lemanjá - Germano Mathias (1967)
06. Aruê-Lá - Eliana Pittman (1971)
07. Homem De Verdade - Djalma Dias (1973)
08. Saque Saque - Betinho (1974)
09. Chiclete de Hortelã - Mussum (1978)
10. Ate Eu - Maria Creusa (1973)
11. Jandira - Tom & Dito (1971)
12. Boteco do Arlindo - João Nogueira (1986)
13. Casa Da Zezé - Elizeth Cardoso (1975)
14. Navegante Apolinário - Pedrinho Rodrigues (1972)
15. Nao Muda, Nao - Joyce (1968)
16. Eu Agradeço - Os Originais do Samba (1977)
17. Balançou No Congá - Nonato e seu Conjunto (1981)
18. Um Abraco No Bengil - Orlandivo (1976)
19. Eu Quero, Eu Quero, Eu Quero - Dóris Monteiro (1971)
20. A Feira - Jackson do Pandeiro (1970)
21. Tudo Azul N'America Do Sul - Abilio Manoel (1971)
22. Segura Nêga - Bebeto (1975)
23. Recungue - Ana Maria E Mauricio (1972)
24. Atravessou - Paulinho da Viola (1978)

4/19/12

St. Julian Samba Showdown 32 by J Thyme (2012) 320 kbps - 186 mb



Happy spring everyone!  With all my love, Jus.  I'm such a nice guy that I made each one of these compilations 70 minutes long, so that you could rip these to a CD.   For those who still use CD's?
I'm also such a nice guy, that I laid out the covers so that you could easily locate a good LP should you care to buy one?  That's the kind a guy I am.  Kind!  Gotta go now.  The Samba line is passing by now & it looks like such good fun I'm jumping aboard.  Bye!


St. Julian Samba Showdown 32 by J Thyme (2012)

01. Suzana - Arnoldo Medeiros (1975)
02. Roda de Samba - Maestro Jose Briamonte (1967)
03. Tudo Joia - Orlandivo (1976)
04. Mestre Antônio - Dóris Monteiro (1974)
05. Pé de Bode - Antônio Carlos e Jocafi (1978)
06. Lenço Branco - Eliana Pittman (1980)
07. Barão das Cabrochas/ Que Bate-Fundo É Esse? - Marçal (1978)
08. Tarde De Verão - Samba 4 (1973)
09. Com Que Roupa - Maria Creusa (1975)
10. Eu Vou Pagar Para Ver - Os Originais Do Samba (1972)
11. Areia, Areia - Zuzuca (1972)
12. Quero Que Volte - Lui Ayrão (1977)
13. Saravando Xango - Noriel Vilela (1968)
14. La Mulata - Emilio Santiago (1975)
15. Sex Appeal - Marilia Pera (1971)
16. Garota De Aquarius - Betinho (1971)
17. Ai Meu Calo - Ivon Cury (1973)
18. Panorama, Segundo Rodrigo - Rildo Hora (1971)
19. Irmaos Coragem - Jair Rodrigues (1970)
20. Tapa Na Tristeza - Wando (1973)
21. O Dia Que O Diabo Roubou O Bar - Arnaud Rodrigues (1976)
22. Cirandeira - Nonato E Seu Conjunto (1978)
23. Mané João - Téo Azevedo (1974)
24. Você Quer Voltar - Grupo Fundo de Quintal (1980)
25. Desacato - Claudia (1972)


3/30/12

St. Julian Samba Showdown 31 by J Thyme '12 - 196 MB - 192 kbps

Greetings everyone!  A very happy spring to friends of this page.  A little something from my home to yours.  25 lovely tracks to delight the senses...if South American song is your thing?  I know there are a few of you out there.  For those who do enjoy this culture, then joy awaits!  Alegria!  Alegria!

St. Julian Samba Showdown 31 by J Thyme '12

01. Ladrão Que Entra Na Casa De Pobre Só Leva Susto - Elias de Lima (1972)
02. Linha Na Pipa - Ana Rosely (1977)
03. Bola Branca (Loteria Esportiva) - Germano Mathias (1971)
04. Frevo Do Saberé - Os Originais Do Samba (1973)
05. Me Achei De Novo - Jair Rodrigues (1972)
06. Só o ôme - Noriel Vilela (1968)
07. Parei Na Sua - Abilio Martins (1970)
08. Festa Crioula - Antônio Carlos & Jocafi (1978)
09. Tua Beleza/ Não Diga A Ela Minha Residência - Marçal (1978)
10. Vou Deitar E Rolar (Quaquaraquaqua) - Dóris Monteiro (1970)
11. Coco Só Coco - Medida Certa (1978)
12. Se Quiser Valer - Os 3 Morais (1971)
13. Ultimamente - Fernando Ribeiro (1976)
14. Só Quero Sambar - Bebeto (1975)
15. Dia Da Caça - Ivon Curi (1973)
16. Dez Pras Seis - Nonato Buzar (1971)
17. Pecado Capital - Paulinho da Viola (1975)
18. Maria Sapatão - Chacrinha (1984)
19. Você Pode Partir - Zuzuca (1972)
20. Pressentimento - Elza Soares (1972)
21. Adeus à Solidão - Dona Ivone Lara (1979)
22. Moço - Betinho (1974)
23. Agora Ou Nunca Mais - Ana Mazzotti (1974)
24. O Mutilado - Carlos Lyra (1975)
25. Capitao De Industria - Djalma Dias (1972)

P.S.  I would like to say that the number of downloads on these compilations and the amount of comments do not match at all.  If you find yourself enjoying this series, then please leave a "thank you" in my comment box.  I don't get paid to do these and a simple "thank you" is not much to ask.


12/3/11

St. Julian Samba Showdown 30 by J Thyme (2011) 320 kbps - 188 mb

My message with this series is pretty simple. Look at the cover art. It communicates a love of the "LP" and "The Song". Look at the cover art. It says,"here's a great LP and a song from that LP." That said, here's 25 more tasty bites of sound sushi. I could eat these all day long.
Wow. Did we just listen to 726 tracks? That was fun. Let's do it again real soon! I just love Brasilian song from the sunny shores of the 60's/70's. Our time-travel machine transports us safely from the easy glide postion. Enjoy the ride.
Happy holidays everyone. A season's greetings from me to fans of this page & new ones too. Welcome & Enjoy!

St. Julian Samba Showdown 30 by J Thyme (2011)

01. Das 200 Para Lá - Eliana Pittman (1971)
02. Ninguém Ensaiou - Os Magnatas Do Samba (1971)
03. Em Cada Verso Em Cada Samba - Juan Bourbon (1972)
04. Ao Amigo Tom - Claudette Soares (1971)
05. Do Lado De Ca - Ana Maria E Mauricio (1972)
06. Briguemos - Briguemos (1977)
07. Muito Obrigado - Djavan (1976)
08. Catimba Criolo - Os Originais Do Samba (1972)
09. Coração - Paulinho Da Viola (1971)
10. Pelas Ruas Do Recife - Cynara E Cybele (1968)
11. Sete Boia - Abaetê (1977)
12. Beija-Me - Marcos Samm (1970)
13. Bonita - Antonio Carlos & Jocafi (1971)
14. Antes Que A Tristeza Venha - Cyro Aguiar (1976)
15. Incompatibilidade de Genios - João Bosco (1976)
16. Despedida De Mangueira - Johnny Alf (1971)
17. Quem Vem De La - MPB 4 (1970)
18. Morrendo Verso Em Verso - João Nogueira (1972)
19. Patota De Ipanema - Maria Creuza (1973)
20. Acreditar - Roberto Ribeiro (1976)
21. Comunicação - Dóris Monteiro (1970)
22. A Historia Se Repete - Sivuca (1979)
23. Roda Mundo - Ana Mazzotti (1974)
24. Casa De Bamba - Martinho Da Vila (1969)
25. É Isso Aí Moço - Jorginho Pessanha (1971)

This series is nothing more then an experiment in continuity. It's also a look at a highly literate musical culture. I can learn something about "Musical Literacy" from this culture! Bravo to that!


8/19/11

St. Julian Samba Showdown 29 by J Thyme (2011) 320 kbps - 179 mb


This one was for June 21st, but was busy with travels, so I put a little extra love into this volume since I was slightly delayed. For my friends of this page. You know who you are!
Quick question? Does anyone find studying this form of musics from South America slightly mythic? I sometimes feel as I study this music much the same way as if were studying Greek or Roman mythology. Anyone have similar findings?


St. Julian Samba Showdown 29 by J Thyme (2011

01. Caminho Livre - Ana Maria E Mauricio (1972)
02. Tristeza De Uma Embolada - João Bosco (1973)
03. Rosa Da Gente - Claudette Soares (1969)
04. Beco Sem Saída - Silvio Cesar (1971)
05. O Meu Amor Tem Preço - Dona Ivone Lara (1979)
06. Coração Leviano - Paulinho da Viola (1978)
07. Você Não Tá Com Nada - Marlene (1972)
08. Partido Do Lê Lê Lê - Elza Soares (1974)
09. Ave Maria Do Salgueiro - Os Originais Do Samba (1977)
10. Bandeira 2 - Marilia Pera (1972)
11. O Que E Que Houve - O Som Livre (1971)
12. Bahia Comigo - Paulo Diniz (1973)
13. Eu Sou Mais Eu - Ana Mazzotti (1974)
14. Roça Errada - Antonio Carlos e Jocafi (1980)
15. Um Tem P'ro Simon - Johnny Alf (1974)
16. Doce Veneno - Os Magnatas Do Samba (1971)
17. A Noite É Uma Criança - Os 3 Morais (1975)
18. Palavras Perdidas - Maysa (1972)
19. Se é questão de adeus, até logo - Dóris Monteiro (1973)
20. Tudo Está No Seu Lugar - Benito Di Paula (1976)
21. Maria da Pá-Virada - Jackson do Pandeiro (1970)
22. Na Baixa Do Sapateiro - Wando (1975)
23. Pisa No Tabuado - Abaetê (1977)
24. Ta Hi Alo Alo - Brasilian Singers (1974)
25. Hoje Não - Jorginho Pessanha (1971)

A few words about this volume. Caminho Livre by Ana Maria E Mauricio is noteworthy for the super-lovely flute work. Listen to the clarity of recording on the flute. Nice trilling at the end of the song with some additional scatting by the flute player. Sweet!
Track two by João Bosco is amazingly handled by arranger Rogério Duprat. This track is so major. A moment when classical ideas are merging with popular modern folk forms creating a new type of "Modernist Pop". The combination of RCA Victor on the science end of things & Rogério Duprat's trippy classical framing bring a whole new mythic quality to the language that would become MPB. Listen to the special care given to the Surdo. RCA Victor deserves gold stars for their ideas on FIDELITY. The bass register is so masterful. Grounded, full & expertly played & recorded. Fidelity is depth, width & breadth of a sound. The handling of the Surdo here is faithful to the concept of fidelity!!! The song starts like a cloudy day with promises of storm & when the choral singers emerge it is as if the sun shines again. "Baroque Samba" is what I'm left with after studying this song.
Track 3 Rosa Da Gente by Claudette Soares from 1969 is another example of perfectly selling a song. There's another version of this song on the "Coisas Do Mundo" LP by Nara Leão, also from 1969. Of the two, Claudette's version wins me over by the crispness of the arrangement. This is a lovely Marching song. When I think of the "Marches" transformed from their humble roots as military music & morphing into something as light hearted as this type of "March" I just marvel at the genius of it. I adore her voice & Claudette's reading is simply perfect & inspired. Love the counter-point flutes here as well.
Short break...be back with more insights shortly.

5/18/11

St. Julian Samba Showdown 28 by J Thyme (2011) 320 kbps - 174 mb

Happy full moon.
Happy Birthday to me and you too, since you get the same present as me. I'm happy with it and I hope you are too? I adore Música Popular Brasileira. In this volume I pay a little extra attention to the style called Forró. I really start to really fall in love with this country style that filters it's way into the musical landscape of the Brasilian sound. There are certain sounds that I associate with this style. The acoustic guitars, the accordians and the triangle.
All I can say about this volume for now is, that when you love something it does love you back.
I feel all the love I give to this series come back to me instantly! Let's see if you feel that love too. Thank you to all of you out there who have followed me this far. You're real bunch of Sambistas & Forró-heads. As always, ENJOY!

St. Julian Samba Showdown 28 by J Thyme (2011)

01. Bom Dia, Portela - Elza Soares (1974)
02. Tudo Sobre Eva - Péricles Cavalcanti (1991)
03. Aldeia Global - Burnier & Cartier (1974)
04. Baby - Quinteto Ternura (1974)
05. Contra-Veneno - Antônio Carlos & Jocafi (1975)
06. O Namoro De Maria - Maria Creuza (1976)
07. Brinde Ao Cansaço - Candeia (1975)
08. Contrariedade - Os Originais Do Samba (1977)
09. Sabiá Marrom - Alcione (1980)
10. Canto Da Ema - Jackson do Pandeiro (1970)
11. Forró - Baiano & Os Novos Caetanos (1975)
12. Menino Da Lera - Nonato E Seu Conjunto (1978)
13. Chuculatera - Luiz Gonzaga (1971)
14. Minha Viola - Téca & Ricardo (1978)
15. Enganadora - João Nogueira (1979)
16. Alì Fevereiro - Dóris Monteiro (1972)
17. Meu consolo é a viola - Os Magnatas Do Samba (1971)
18. Dono De Casa Boa Noite - Djalma Dias (1974)
19. Porta Aberta - Brasilian Singers (1974)
20. Batuque Na Cozinha - Martinho Da Vila (1972)
21. Sentimentos - Paulinho Da Viola (1973)
22. As Mariposas - Adoniran Barbosa (1974)
23. Não Entendi Bulufas - Gordurinha (1962)
24. Foi No Carnaval - Zuzuca (1972)
25. Há Quem Diga - Jorginho Pessanha (1971)

P.S. I really want to highlight that track 3 by Burnier & Cartier. This is one of the finest examples of Brasilian Basswork. Listen to the umph on the Bass. Up front for a supporting instrument. Not just upfront, but beautifully recorded electric bass. Lovely pluckings from this player and masterfully recorded by the fucking genius's over at RCA Victor. This is that allusive "11" that they go on about in "This Is Spinal Tap". After hearing this track, this is way I want to hear the bass recorded! BOLD! VIGOROUS! LIVELY! BASS TEMPO!
One last tally for all 28 volumes = 676 tracks. Those of you who have listened thus far have the appetite of a scholar. I know, I'm one.  http://www36.zippyshare.com/v/64676664/file.html

3/18/11

St. Julian Samba Showdown 27 by J Thyme (2011) 320 kbps - 198 mb




This is my hello to Spring post. Spring has come a few days earlier here, so I'm sharing my latest installment of the Samba Showdown series. I hope you fans of MPB enjoy this. If I can find another 24 tracks that sound good, then I'll be back. Until then, enjoy this tour through 70's Brasil. Happy Spring!
My favorite track here, in terms of fidelity, is the Elton Medeiros track "Vazio". I marvel at the amazing tape saturation, compression and warmth of the composition & the expert handling of material. When this sits next to another track, the jump in fidelity is quite noticeable!

St. Julian Samba Showdown 27 by J Thyme (2011)

01. Até Parece - Dóris Monteiro (1973)
02. Desfigurado - Cartola (1977)
03. O Patrão Mandou - Paulinho Soares (1978)
04. Toda Tarde - Trio Mocotó (1975)
05. Menina Da Ladeira - João Só (1971)
06. Perspectiva - Antônio Carlos & Jocafi (1975)
07. Tatuagem - Nelson Cavaquinho (1972)
08. Terecô - Nonato E Seu Conjunto (1978)
09. Tá Chegando Fevereiro - Os Originais Do Samba (1970)
10. Pimenta No Vatapá - João Nogueira (1977)
11. Nao é Hora de Tristeza - Elza Soares (1974)
12. Ironia - Batatinha (1976)
13. O Mundo Encantado de Monteiro Lobato - Jair Rodrigues & Escola De Samba Acadêmicos Do Salgueiro (1971)
14. Não Suje O Meu Caixão - Alcione (1979)
15. Num Arredo O Pe - Djalma Dias (1974)
16. Tocar Na Banda - Adoniran Barbosa (1975)
17. Caramba - Ed Lincoln (1966)
18. Dia 4 Dezembro - Aquarius Y Luiz Antonio (1973)
19. Maria Portugal - Paulo Diniz (1973)
20. Miudinho - Paulinho Da Viola (1978)
21. Requenguela - Brasilian Singers (1974)
22. Vazio - Elton Medeiros (1973)
23. Pros Filhos Do Ze - Ely Arcoverde (1972)
24. Tem Mais Samba - Chico Buarque de Hollanda (1966)
25. Que Samba é Esse - Jorginho Pessanha (1971)

P.S. This very special post goes out to my friend Paul Kennedy. This one's for you Paul. Happy belated Birthday and congratulations on your new home & new family member.
Also, I could compare this series to "raiding the candystore". All 27 volumes of this series equals 651 tracks and that's a lot of gathered candy.http://www.divshare.com/download/23722309-400http://www36.zippyshare.com/v/52150263/file.html

2/12/11

Ed Lincoln - Ed Lincoln [1966 Musidisc] 320 kbps - 72 mb (reup)


So much of what is contained on this really fun slice of mid-60's MPB can be sensed by the LP cover. What a great cover! I must have spent the past 2 or 3 years trying to decide what I really think of this set. At first I thought it just a sweet little record with a slightly comical edge, almost a novelty record. A nice pop vibe and an almost light-weight and humorous recording, but I've since grown to really fall in love with this latin gem.
Ed Lincoln has a warm, jumpy organ style & has put together a nice Rock/Soul/Jazz slice of MPB. Groovy would be a good word for this album. Upbeat & light-hearted too. I won't hype this and call it the greatest record ever out of Brasil, but it is a very good little record with a nice, fun vibe & every track is a winner. Also, this one is fairly rare & out of print. This was up on the Loronix site for a while, but since that page is missing in action I chose to give this another shot at being heard. As always, enjoy!

P.S. Many thanks to Quimsy's Mumbo Jumbo blogspot for this lovely share!
One last thing. The length of this is only 29 minutes. I really marvel at the tightness of the compositional style and production of classic 60's/70's MPB. Twelve songs in less then a half hour is very punchy Pop songwriting! How many artist can you think of today who can deliver 12 songs in such a "to the point" way? Very few, if any!

1/27/11

Toquinho - Toquinho [1970 RGE] 320 kbps - 97 mb (reupped)


What more do I need to say about this very fine guitarist other then that he would go on to collaborate with the mighty Vinícius de Moraes to become the duo of Vinícius & Toquinho, who released many fine albums during the 70's. I'll remind those new to this page about the importance of Vinícius de Moraes, who wrote the play "Orfeu da Conceição" that would later become the film Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro). There is no greater break out moment for the popularization of Brasilian song then the very important international film sensation "Black Orpheus" from 1959. It introduces us to not just the talents of Vinícius de Moraes, but Antônio Carlos Jobim, Luiz Bonfá & Bola Sete as well. This very fine document finds Toquinho working with Jorge Ben on a few outstanding Pop numbers, "Que Maravilha", "Zana" & "Carolina Carol Bela", but also leans towards classical styles on many numbers to show off Toquinho's learned skills on the guitar. I really enjoy this early look at this talented artist. A sweet album from 1970. This would sit nicely next to "Jorge Ben (1969)" or "Samba é de lei" by Os Originais Do Samba as a point in time. This is a little slow in spots and leans towards the classical a bit, but wins out for me as a very nice start to the 70's in Brasil. Enjoy!

P.S. Really nice mix of Classical meets MPB. The Pop numbers are great and the classical pluckings of Toquinho are majestic!      

12/30/10

Trio Mocotó - Muita Zorra! [1971 Forma] 320 kbps - 71 mb


I remember when I started really falling in love with the music of Brasil in the late 90's this was one of the first LP's that made me a big fan of 70's MPB. This one is the Japanese remaster from the short lived Forma label. 11 tracks that spin beautifully at 32 minutes. This one just breezes by. My favorite record of the Forma imprint hands down! Not one bad number on this masterpiece. One can easy see why this band was Jorge Ben's band circa 1969-1971. There are many things in common with this band & Os Originais do Samba who also backed Jorge Ben during the same era. I adore this recording, but also really enjoy the 1975 LP which has a slightly better sound then this set. I find the LP cover of this record kinda funny. Look closely at their faces. They seem to be looking out at a mass of screaming girls and the two guys on the ends seem a little worried about pleasing all those girls while the guy in the center looks ready to jump them all. Very funny! I had this up on this page a few years back, but decided to post it again. A very solid spinner. For those of you who are just discovering the charms of 70's MPB, enjoy.

P.S. Some words that I can add to describe to this excellent session are, funky, soulful & rockin'. So don't miss this gorgeous listen. If I have to sum up what I think of this recording I would say that it spins so well that one could easily spin it twice.

12/19/10

Os Originais do Samba - Alegria de Sambar [1975 RCA Victor] 320 kbps - 102 mb


1975 must just be the most perfect time for Samba Pop in Brasil and this record is proof of that fact. What a great band! At the peak of their powers and amazingly recorded by RCA Victor studios. I'm very impressed with the way RCA Victor records its artist like this group and others on that label. Such depth of fidelity here that it's slightly mind-blowing. This may or may not reveal itself on the first listen, but after a few spins it really opens up sound-wise. 1975 is a peak year in MPB. Grab this and see what I speak of. May this put a smile on your grumpy butt. A big, big thank you to Zecalouro @ Loronix for this share. Since Loronix seems to be out of business, then I'll host those posts that I've suggested at this point. R.I.P. Loronix.

P.S. Since these guys sing in six part harmony they kind of remind me of "The Beach Boys", just a little more macho.
For those that get what's going on here in this era of Brasilian popular song, this record is "The BOMB". The cuica player of this band is rough and ready and the choral singing here is super outstanding. The engineers over there at RCA Victor are Albert Einstein brilliant. So says my ear.

2/22/09

The Goal Of This Page.

I've spent the past few years posting these Samba Showdowns to take a focused look at MPB & Samba in the 70's. It's true that I like certain LP's more then others & have drawn from some LP's endlessly, but that is my style. I've never offered any volume without adding a few tracks from LP's that we've never heard before, but I do like the production & fidelity on some records more then others. It's been said that I repeat some LP's too much. Well, that's an insight about not being foolish enough to leave behind any good track off of a masterwork. If I introduced anyone to a few good albums & focused on how good they are by dipping back repeatedly to certain LP's on my compilations, then that is what will tip a DJ off to not sleep on such records. I'm more focused on continuity & in reality no 24 tracks has ever been heard in that combination before.
This page is here to look at key albums from the 70's & I feel that I've done a nice job of introducing the world to a few gems from this lovely movement. In truth, I was ready to stop at volume 12, but I listened to my inner guidance which informed me that there is nothing wrong with focusing on the LP's which I enjoy the most. This page is devoted to the LP & one's I like to call a "SOLID LISTEN". So why would I not draw heavily from the LP's that I post? This series is nothing more then an experiment in continuity. I hope you've enjoyed discovering a few great albums of the 70's in Brasil. Thanks for tuning in & hey, hop on a plane and go visit sunny Rio or Bahia.

P.S. I'm sitting on in the area of 3000 Brasilian discs & trust me when I tell you that it takes time to sort through that many titles.
I can only digest so many discs at a time and I will not lie when I say that I may study a group of discs very deeply over a few year period. It's taken me several years of study before a disc like "E Lá Vou Eu" by João Nogueira will suddenly open up like a flower & reveal its profound beauty & brilliance. So please know that there's an organic rhythm to my efforts here. It takes time for a gringo like me to fully discover this lush, tropical landscape.

2/22/08

St. Julian Samba Showdown by Justin Thyme (2006) 320 kbps - 174 mb



St. Julian Samba Showdown by Justin Thyme (2006)

01. O Rei Do Calango (Calangotango) - Abaetê (1977)
02. Conceição da Praia - Antônio Carlos & Jocafi (1971)
03. Rock De Minas Gerais - Arnaud Rodrigues (1976)
04. Negra Brecho - Azambuja & Cia (1975)
05. Camisa 10 - Brasilian Singers (1974)
06. Lenda Das Amazonas - Burnier & Cartier (1976)
07. Mambembe - Chico Buarque (1972)
08. De Noite Na Cama - Dóris Monteiro (1971)
09. Bezouro Mangangá - Eliana Pittman (1972)
10. Barao Beleza - Elza Soares (1972)
11. Com Que Roupa - Gilberto Gil (1991)
12. Laborio - Giovana (1975)
13. Sabia, Diga La - Jaime Alem & Nair Candia (1974)
14. O Ronco da Cuica - João Bosco (1976)
15. Não Põe A Mão - Manoel Conceição (1975)
16. Não Tem Nada Não - Marcos Valle (1973)
17. Você Não Passa De Uma Mulher - Martinho da Vila (1975)
18. Bola Preta Pra Mim - Miltinho (1969)
19. Partido Alto - MPB-4 (1972)
20. Malvadeza Durao - Nara Leão (1965)
21. Foi Um Rio Que Passou Em Minha Vida - Paulinho da Viola (1969)
22. Levante A Cabeça - Som Nosso (1977)
23. Xamego De Ina - Trio Mocotó (1971)
24. Samba Pra Vinícius - Vinícius & Toquinho (1973)

St. Julian Samba Showdown 2 by J Thyme '07 - 224 kbps - 198 mb (reup July '10)


St. Julian Samba Showdown 2 by J Thyme '07

01. Bobeira - Edson Frederico (1975)
02. Adivinhação - Sergio Bore (1981)
03. Vou Correr - Manoel Conceição (Mão De Vaca) (1975)
04. Qual E? - Djavan (1973)
05. Tema De Azambuja - Azambuja & Cia. (Conjunto Aiymuth) (1975)
06. Balanca Povo - Martinho Da Vila (1972)
07. Guardei Minha Viola - Paulinho da Viola (1972)
08. Quem Tem Carinho Me Leva - Giovana (1975)
09. Eu Bebo Sim - Golden Boys (1973)
10. Quem Vem La - Antônio Carlos & Jocafi (1971)
11. Se E Questao De Deus Ate Logo - Tamba Trio (1974)
12. Cidad„o da Mata - Baiano E Os Novos Caetanos (1974)
13. Bala Com Bala - João Bosco (1973)
14. Sandalia De Prata - Johnny Alf (1973)
15. Promessa De Pescador - Papete (1975)
16. Gago Apaixonado - Cravo E Canela (1977)
17. O Orvalho Vem Caindo - Carlos Lyra & Verônica Sabino (1991)
18. Boi Da Cara Preta (Eneida, Amor e Fantasia) - Brasilian Singers (1974)
19. O Comeco Da Festa - Luiz Gonzaga Jr. (1975)
20. Dama Da Noite - João Nogueira (1979)
21. Balanco Do Violao - Hyldon (1975)
22. Do Lado Direito Da Rua Direita - Os Originais Do Samba (1972)
23. É isso Aí - Dóris Monteiro (1971)
24. Tereza Guerreira - Antônio Carlos & Jocafi (1973)

I leave a few clues here for my DJ friends. When you see an LP cover appear again & again over several volumes of these mixes, then you can rest assured that the LP is a strong one. An example would be, Geraldo Filme [1980 Estúdio Eldorado]. This LP is all over my Samba Showdowns. A Masterpiece in every way!
The other key thing is repeats on artists over several mixes. A few names on repeat are João Bosco, Antônio Carlos & Jocafi, João Nogueira, Dóris Monteiro, Martinho Da Vila, Emilio Santiago, Candeia, Os Originais Do Samba, Paulinho Da Viola, etc, etc.

St. Julian Samba Showdown 3 by J Thyme '07 - 320 kbps - 199 mb


My favorite thing to do when I've just done it, is to do it again. Here's to doin' it again & again & again. Brasil is one of the most fertile musical areas on this here Earth. May these compilations be the PROOF that this music is endlessly enjoyable & highly spinable. Bravo to the infinite bliss that is the music of South America! Enjoy.

St. Julian Samba Showdown 3 by J Thyme '07

01. Afina O Meu Violao - Emilio Santiago (1978)
02. Segure Tudo - Martinho Da Vila (1971)
03. O Babulina - Dominguinhos (1976)
04. Nago - Trio Mocotó (1971)
05. Dia De Azar - João Nogueira (1979)
06. Dona Da Casa Boa Noite - Noite Ilustrada (1976)
07. Pra Que Tanta Explicao - Téca & Ricardo (1976)
08. Os Caras Querem - Wilson Das Neves E Conjunto (1976)
09. Figa De Guiné - Anamaria & Mauricio (1973)
10. Nega Dina - Nara Leão (1965)
11. As Pastorinhas - Morais Moreira (1991)
12. Baton Cereja - Abaetê (1977)
13. Na Cara Desse Cara - Zeca Do Trombone & Roberto Sax (1976)
14. Roendo As Unhas - Paulinho Da Viola (1973)
15. Solidao - Dóris Monteiro (1981)
16. Pirim Pim Pim - Paulo Diniz (1974)
17. Irmaos Coragem - Som Tres (1970)
18. François - Som Nosso (1977)
19. Dona Da Casa - Antônio Carlos & Jocafi (1973)
20. Capoeira Poeira - Cravo E Canela (1977)
21. Uma Sombra Na Estrada - Trio Ternura (1971)
22. Agua De Coco - Papete (1975)
23. Malandro Velho - Seginho Meriti (1981)
24. Moeda Quebrada - Leilão - Miltinho (1969)

File Under: MPB / Samba

P.S. May we from other lands come to respect the GREATNESS that is the music of sunny Brasil.