• Tag Archives Bossa Nova
  • Copacabana Road Mixtape

    August 17 of 1960 is often referred to as the birthday of The Beatles because they played their first show in Hamburg where their career kicked off. As everywhere in the world, the Fab Four were big in Brazil and a lot of bands appeared that simply covered their songs and that of other groups of that time. They often translated the lyrics into portuguese and the most curious are maybe The Brazilian Beatles, see video below. To celebrate the 50th anniversary I selected and mixed some rather reinterpretations than mere cover versions by Brazilian artists.

    Tracklist:

    01. Bem Bolado – With A Little Help From My Friends
    02. Os Sambeatles – All My Loving
    03. Zumba Cinco – A Hard Day’s Night
    04. Manfredo Fest – Something
    05. Bossa Rio – Eleanor Rigby
    06. Vox Populi – Here, There And Everywhere
    07. Wilson Das Neves – Come Together
    08. Formiga E Sua Orchestra – Hey Jude
    09. Rogério Duprat & Os Mutantes – Lady Madonna
    10. Rita Lee – And I Love Him
    11. Elis Regina – Golden Slumbers
    12. Milton Nascimento – Norwegian Wood

    Don’t miss to check João Brasil’s great Funk Carioca Mashups “Let It Baile”.

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcuV5mhDISo]

    Many thanks to Robin from Filet Mignon for the realization of the cover!


  • Brazzitup Mix for Jazzitup!

    A guest mix for the Jazzitup radio show on national Estonian Raadio 2.
    Thanks Anton for inviting!

    Tracklist:

    01. Quarteto Bossamba – Chegança
    02. Conjunto Sergio Carvalho – Balaio
    03. Sambossa 5 – Câo Xângo
    04. Os Seis Em Ponto – Samba Do Carioca
    05. Mandrake Som – Soul Samba
    06. Waltel Branco – Lady Samba
    07. Mario Negrão – Canela De Velho
    08. Claudio Medeiros & Victor M – Soar
    09. Hareton Salvanini – Primitivo
    10. Dominguinhos – Baião Violado
    11. Zeca Do Trombone & Roberto Sax – Tá Legal
    12. Grupo Medusa – Ferrovias
    13. Heraldo do Monte – Forrozin
    14. Som Imaginário – A 3
    15. Grupo Um – [B(2)/10 – O.75 – K.78] – P(2) – [O(4)/8 – O.75 – K.77]
    16. A Divina Increnca – Ufa


  • The Best Of MPBC Mix

    Phonogram-Polygram released between 1978 and 1981 a series of records called MPBC which means Música Popular Brasileira Contemporânea (Contemporary Popular Brazilian Music). But has less to do with MPB or other Brazilian Pop music, but in fact with Jazz and Fusion combined with Brazilian styles like Samba, Bossa Nova and Forró. The purpose of the 11 LPs was to show new diverse tendencies of instrumental music from professional musicians, composers and arrangers.

    Download the whole album of each artist by clicking on the name, thanks to the great Abracadabra blog.

    Tracklist:

    01. Djalma Côrrea – Piano de cuia
    02. Luiz Cláudio Ramos – Ladeira do Tambá
    03. Robertinho Silva – Bionico
    04. Célia Vaz – Mar á tona no Leblon
    05. Nelson Ayres – Mientras
    06. Marcos Resende & Index – Macacheira
    07. Aécio Flávio & Quartesanato – Zero grau
    08. Túlio Mourão – Barro doce
    09. Octávio Burnier – Aproximação
    10. Nivaldo Ornelas – Ninfas
    11. Stenio Mendes – A barca dos homens, Aquarela do Brasil, 2001 uma odisséia no espaço, Hava nagilah


  • Jorge Ben Tribute Mix

    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.

    Tracklist:

    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.

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9xNq4anPOo&hl=en&fs=1]