This mix is a tribute to the master of Sambarock, Jorge Ben, containing cover versions of his songs in various styles of Brazilian music of the 60’s and 70’s.
01. Que Maravilha – Os Brazões
02. Cadê Tereza – Os Originais Do Samba
03. Chove Chuva – Elza Soares
04. Que Pena (Ele Já Não Gosta Mais De Mim) – Gal Costa
05. Crioula – Os Incríveis
06. Ela É Minha Menina – Os Carbonos
07. Agora, Ninguém Chora Mais – Erasmo Carlos
08. Morre O Burro, Fica O Homem – Osmar Milito
09. Amante Amado – Emílio Santiago
10. Tá Na Hora – Bedeu
11. Rita Jeep – Osmar Milito
12. País Tropical – Dom Salvador
13. Fio Maravilha – Tania Maria
14. O Telefone Tocou Novamente – Som Três
15. Cosa Nostra – Meirelles E Sua Orchestra
16. Taj Mahal – Brasil 4 Ever
17. Capoeira – Eumir Deodato & Os Catedráticos
18. Mas Que Nada – Os Intocáveis
19. Oba Lá Vem Ela – Milton Banana Trio
20. Pulo Pulo – Zimbo Trio
21. Tim Dom Dom – João Donato e Seu Trio
22. Por Causa De Você Menina – Bossa Rio
23. Zazueira – Elis Regina
24. Bebeto Vão Bora – Wilson Das Neves
25. Caramba!… Galileu Da Galileia – De Savoya
26. Camisa 10 – Luis Américo
27. Brother – Emílio Santiago
28. Maria Domingas – Trio Mocotó
Jorge Ben whose real name is Jorge Duílio Lima Meneses is known for his special guitar and music style. In his first fase he was dedicated to Bossa Nova. His first and maybe biggest hit “Mas Que Nada” has gained new popularity in the version of Sérgio Mendes feat. Black Eyed Peas in 2006. When he adopted to play electric guitar in the 70’s he created the style called Sambarock. The records of this decade are marked as well by esoteric influences. In the 80’s when his sound tourned into more Pop he became famous in the US. By then he changed his name to Jorge Ben Jor. The reason for this seems to be not quite sure, but most probably the purpose was not to be confused with George Benson. His latest record Recuerdos de Asunción 443 comprises almost only unreleased material of the 70’s and 80’s. The songs only have been finished in 2007 after the forgotten tapes have been found in the studio of Som Livre residing in Rua do Assunção 443 in Rio de Janeiro.
Get most of his records here and specials and more goodies here.
The best new recent covers are from Los Sebosos Postiços. The band is made up of members of Nação Zumbi and Mundo Livre S/A from Recife’s Manguebeat movement. They make re-interpretations mostly of the less popular songs and do this in an unique style between MPB, Indie and Dub. Get a live recording here.