Clara Nunes – Claridade (1975)

CLARA NUNESClaridade Released 1975 1-O mar serenou (Candeia)2-Sofrimento de quem ama (Alberto Lonato)3-A deusa dos Orixás (Toninho – Romildo)4-Juizo final (Élcio Soares – Nelson Cavaquinho)5-Tudo é ilusão (Tufy Lauar – Eden Silva – Anibal da Silva)6-Valsa de realejo (Guinga – Paulo César Pinheiro7-Bafo de boca (Paulo César Pinheiro – João Nogueira)😯 último bloco (Candeia)9-Ninguém tem que achar ruim (Ismael Silva)10-Às vezes faz bem chorar (Ivor Lancellotti)11-Vai amor (W.Rosa – Monarco)12-Que seja bem feliz (Cartola) I am in love with Clara … Continue reading

Carmen Miranda, for Caymmi (1914-2008)

Well, I wanted to make a tribute to Dorival Caymmi, the tower of Brazilian song who passed away yesterday in Rio at 94 years of age. But until I have time to do vinyl rips, I found I had nothing to share that isn’t available over at Loronix, where you will also find a very nice post remembering Caymmi with some wonderful quotations from notables who have been deeply affected and influenced by the man and his music. Instead I’ve … Continue reading

Erkin Koray 1967-1973 Turkish Psych

Big thanks to Josh W for telling me to look out for this cat. Aside from the oddball, mediocre-but-still-fun-to-listen-to covers like songs by The Moody Blues, or ‘Land of a Thousand Dances,’ the rest of this collection is some stunning and creative psychedelia, cream of the crop of the Turkish rock scene. Erkin Koray – download via Rapidshare 1 Mesafeler 3:40 2 Askimiz Bitecek 3:22 3 Yagmur 3:41 4 Silinmeyen Hatiralar 4:11 5 Istemem 3:29 6 Cicek Dagi 2:39 7 … Continue reading

João Gilberto – João Gilberto (1973)

This is my favorite João Gilberto record, absolutely and without doubt. Not that I claim to have his entire discography (it is pretty massive), but this record simply cannot be surpassed. I had an old review I had written for this record in 2004 that I was going to post here, but it strikes me as a bit silly now so I’m including some commentary from others below. What I will say is that this record has an intimate ambiance … Continue reading

Eugene McDaniels – Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse (1971) VBR

No time for a personalized review today but this one has been in the cue for a while and its about time I shared it. Heavenly and heavily minor-key dissonant cluster chord funk soul-jazz with bitingly droll lyrics, how can you go wrong? this It’s a lot of fun, you shouldn’t miss this! I would upload my vinyl copy of the follow up, ‘Outlaw’ but I have no time for a vinyl rip for the next… few years or so. … Continue reading