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

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

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

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


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!