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!

16 comments:

  1. I ripped this myself recently, send me your email & I'll hook u up

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  2. I love your choices, your blog, etc...
    Thanks a lot

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  3. Hi J - got your message. I sent u a link the same day, did u get it?

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  4. Hey Quimsy. Thanks again for the rip. Please leave a few words about this recording. I'm curious about what you think about this gem?

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  5. Daffy samba pop redeemed by the truly seminal Ali Têm, Balanço Azul & Cochise, as good as anything Mr Lincoln ever put out.
    Kinda the soundtrack to my formative years buying Brasilian records. Cheers...

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  6. Daffy is a perfect word for this curio. Because of the light tone of this record I always just thought it a light-weight toss away, almost bordering on a novelty record. After listening to this some 20 or 30 times over the past years, I realize that this disc is full of equal parts whimsy & very clever Pop. A Latin Gem.

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  7. thx a lot! your blog is pure class

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  8. hey there. I will take your advice and give this another 20 or so spins, because indeed I still can't get past the 'daffy' vibe. I never thought of it exactly as a novelty record but I concur with your initial impression, although I also enjoyed the record when in the right frame of mind. Given the serious attention you've given the album, and the weight your opinion carries with me, I should likewise give it a more serious listen (in a light-hearted way, of course..). I guess it's always better to judge albums (or books, or art, or whatnot) on whether they achieve what they are trying to achieve, rather than whether they do what WE want them too. thx again

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  9. Hey Flabbergast. Yeah, this is just a lightweight party record, but it happens to be a very good lightweight party record that's aged really well. Spin it a few more times and you'll see what I mean. It spins so well that you could easily listen to it twice.

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  10. Hey Flabbergast. This is one of those records that really makes you appreciate MPB. I adore Samba, but I also see a wonderful "Pan-Latin" sensibility in MPB, where it reaches beyond it's Brasilian roots and embraces everything that is "Latin". If you know what I mean? Listen for all of those lovely mariachi horns & castanets evoking everything from Spain and it's bullfights to Mexico and it's influences. This record even manages to throw in Rock & Roll and a nice helping of Jazz too. What's not to like?

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  11. Hi Mommytime. I'm glad. If you love this, then you might enjoy - Brazilian Octopus? Look in my archives.

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  12. I went crazy over "O Ganso" the first time I heard it years ago and I didn´t even know of Ed Lincoln. "This song is insane" was my first thought. It still is. But I love it and you´re right about that cover. Yowza.

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