João Bosco – João Bosco (1973)

João Bosco – João Bosco Original release 1973 2003 reissue RCA / BMG France 74321 965032   In 1972, João Bosco only had a split 7-inch single under his name as a recording artist, but the fact that the other side of that 7″ was from Tom Jobim should tell you the high regard he was held in even at this stage. That same year, Elis Regina would record her first Bosco/Blanc-authored song, Bala Por Pala, and songs from the prolific writing … Continue reading

Popol Vuh – Nosferatu The Vampyre (1978) (Original Soundtrack)

Popol Vuh – Nosferatu the Vampyre (Original Sound Track) 2019 Reissue (Germany) Original releases, 1978, as “On The Way To A Little Way” and “Brüder Des Schattens – Söhne Des Lichts “ Werner Herzog had one of the most notable and singular relationships between a director and a composer/musician through his friendship with Florian Fricke (who was basically Popul Vuh – he did the “solo-artist-with-guests-marketed-as-a-band” thing long before the indie kids).  The soundtrack to the classic Nosferatu The Vampyre film … Continue reading

Arsenio Rodríguez – Primitivo (1965)

Arsenio Rodríguez Primitivo Original release, 1965 – Roost Records LP 2261 CD reissue, 1999 Tico Records SLP-1173 The blind Afro-Cuban tres player, percussionist, composer and bandleader Arsenio Rodríguez was one of a handful of individuals who fundamentally changed Latin music in the twentieth century, a fact which history and audiences were somewhat slow to recognize.  This record features a lean, stripped-down ensemble he put together in early 1958 at the behest of Teddy Reig, who for some reason sat on … Continue reading

Tamba Trio – Tamba Trio (1975)

Tamba Trio (self-titled) RCA 888430906624 Original release 1975 Reissue 2014 (EU) 1 – 3 Horas Da Manhã  (Ivan Lins, Waldemar Correia) 2:42 2 Visgo De Jaca (Sergio Cabral, Rildo Hora) 2:35 3 Ou Bola Ou Bulica (Aldir Blanc, Joao Bosco) 2:12 4 Beira-Mar (Ivan Lins) 2:19 5 Olha Maria (Amparo) (A.C. Jobim) 4:45 6 Chorinho No. 1 (Durval Ferreira) 1:44 7 Jogo Da Vida (Sidney Miller, Danilo Caymmi) 3:15 8 Sanguessuga (Fernando Brant, Toninho Horta) 3:47 9 Janelas (Ivan Lins, … Continue reading