Walter Wanderley Trio – Chegança (1966) (1971 reissue)

The Walter Wanderley Trio – Cheganca Original release 1966 on Verve 1971 Reissue MGM Records Series: MGM Latino Series – 10,010 MGS 610 Like many musicians looking for reprieve from the turmoil of mid-60s Brazil, keyboardist Walter Wanderley had left the country and settled in the United States.   He emigrated at the behest of Creed Taylor and made half a dozen albums for Verve. Most of them can be classed under ‘lounge’ or ‘exotica’ music, which has its own charms, … Continue reading

Gene Chandler & Jerry Butler – Gene & Jerry, One & One (1970)

Gene Chandler & Jerry Butler – Gene & Jerry, One & One Vinyl rip in 24 bit 96 khz | Art at  300 dpi Mercury Records SR 61330 | Released 1970 | Soul – Funk Here we have two masters of soul in a short collection of gems which, to my knowledge, has never been issued on CD.  I have featured the laid-back funk track “Sho’ Is Groovin’” on the radio and in one of my podcasts, but a person could … Continue reading

Angel Canales – El Diferente (1981) (Senelac Records LP8881)

Angel Canales – El Diferente 1982 Senelac Records LP 8881 Salsa / Latin-Jazz / Fusion Well Brazil has jumped the shark, so I’m going to devote some musical energy to other places for a while.  The U.S. still has a chance of climbing back out of the rabbit hole it’s gone down.  And that is in no small part due to the ever-evolving demographic changes that terrify the White Nationalists so much.  So, here’s an album from the great Ángel … Continue reading

Ismael Silva – Se você jurar (1973)

  Ismael Silva Se Você Jurar 1973 RCA-Victor (original release) 2004 Reissue RCA Victor 82876640692 Tonight, Brazil is poised on the brink of an abyss where half the country is ready to elect a military thug who openly celebrates the dictatorship of 1964-1985, and promised to initiate a new one .   It’s been a while since I’ve been able to visit there, and watching events unfold from a distance has been a slow, muted kind of heartbreak.  No matter what … Continue reading

Jards Macalé – Jards Macalé (1972) (Polysom reissue)

Jards Macalé – Jards Macalé Vinyl rip in 24 bit 96 khz | Art at  300 dpi 24 bit 96 khz – 927 MB | 16-bit 44.1 khz 235 MB Polysom 33124-1| Released 2012 (Orig.1972)  | Brazilian / Post-Tropicália / Samba / Soul – Funk This record seems to fit the mood right now.   It is, somehow, a demonstration of how to remain calm while everything falls apart around you.  Brazil is very close to electing an right-wing extremist so … Continue reading

One Way featuring Al Hudson – Music / Now That I’ve Found You (1979) (12″ extended single)

One Way featuring Al Hudson – Music / Now That I Found You (12″ extended single) Vinyl rip in 24 bit 192 khz | Art at  300 dpi 24 bit 96 khz – 312 MB | 108 MB 16-bit 44.1 khz MCA Records L33-1853 White Label Promo | Released 1979  | Disco / Soul / Funk I’ve been too busy to blog but not to boogie.  Here is a quick snack, an extended mix of the jam “MUSIC” from One … Continue reading