3/14/16

Sonia Santos - Sonia Santos [1975 Som Livre] 320 kbps - 70 mb



Very strong debut by Sonia Santos for the Som Livre label.  Not one bad track on this album.  Excellent example of Samba circa 1975.  Very, very nice!

Marcos Valle - Braziliance! [1967 Warner Bros.] U.S. - 256 kbps - 55 mb


Beautiful LP done for the U.S. market by the very talented Marcos Valle circa 1967.  All instrumentals and a very easy listen for the Easy Listening audience.  Might that be you?

3/13/16

Ana Mazzotti - Ninguém Vai Me Segurar [1974 Top Tape] 320 kbps - 95 mb



Another beautiful album of Brasilian Soul Jazz with incredible keyboard duties by Jose Roberto Bertrami on Moog, Arp, Organ, Fender Rhodes & Melotron.  Very Nice!

Celeste - Cinco E Triste Da Manhã [1978 Tapecar] 320 kbps - 74 mb



This has aged really well.  Great singer from Bahia.  João Gilberto once said she was one of his favorite singers from that region.  A bit slow and a bit ballady in spots, but has a few very nice moments and her voice is quite nice!  Like the gentle soul vibe of it.  Nice example of Brasilian Soul.  Give it a try.

P.S.  Not the most Solid Listen I've ever posted, but half of this disc is pretty good.