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.


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!


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


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)
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.


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)


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



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.


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!


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!


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.


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.


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)


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)


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.


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.


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


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.


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!!!

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!


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!


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!


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!


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.


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.


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"
Corte de Acetatos - IVAN LISNIK
Montagem - BARROSO
Estudio - POLYGRAM(16 canais)

Arranjos -

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
Acordeon : CHIQUINHO
Clarinete : NETINHO
Flauta e Sax Alto : MEIRELLES
Sax Tenor : ZE CARLOS

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


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.


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)


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)