Hi folks! When i work with Laurindo de Almeida i get STUNNED how much work he did. And i get STUNNED by how little i know about this mans work. It feels that i only scratch the surface by laying out his records here. I got this mail from my mailform on the affiliatestore laurindo-almeida.com from a nice bloke called W Gallager. He was searching for a album plainly called "Spanish Guitar". I was numb i did not know about this?? Well.. To cut to the chase: Im looking for this and if anybody reading this have it: Please contact me on my email. CHEERS!
Monday, May 19, 2008
WOW! Got a email from Don Carnes. He is the personal assistant to Deltra Almeida (Laurindo's former wife) and publisher of Brazilliance Publishing which works hard to preserve the legacy of Laurindo Almeida to this very day. The primary work until now have been publishing of music sheets and publishing rights of Laurindos former works. But now they are beginning to release the old and forgotten albums and tapes on CDs! Oh boy was i excited! This is truly the type of work that needs to be supported. Click on the pics to go there!
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LAURINDO ALMEIDA & RAY TURNER IMPRESSÕES DO BRASIL CAPITOL RECORDS 1957 from LORONIX
What would we be without Zeca Louro and his mighty Loronix? This guy from Rio de Janeiro seem to have connections FAR beyond mine and get all the rare stuff. This record was given to Zeca from Jorge Mello and the text below is straight from Zeca Louro. Enjoy this dynaminte from Loronix.
Hello, good evening! I am very happy to update Loronix after four days, which is the largest hiatus since Loronix creation two years ago. I hope you missed myself and new music such as I did. There were four days, but seems to be four years, in the third night I had a dream I was in the middle of amazing blog posts. Anyway, I will need some adaptation time until getting the old pace, and this is the reason why I'm making this really nice record in the hope you don’t read me, kindly sent and strongly recommended by Jorge Mello. Let's see.
This is Laurindo Almeida e Ray Turner - Impressoes do Brasil (1957), for Capitol, featuring Laurindo Almeida guitar and Ray Turner piano performing a Brazilian repertoire with selected cuts from Radames Gnattali, Heitor Villa Lobos, Laurindo Almeida and the legendary Garoto. Maestro Radames Gnattali has the whole side A, the only side the unknown Ray Turner plays, while side B features two Laurindo Almeida compositions, one Villa Lobos choro and three Garoto tunes performed by Laurindo, which are the ones that I like most and worth the entire album. Thanks Jorge Mello for this first out of several unknown Laurindo Almeida LPs. Tracks include:
01 - Allegro - Concertino Nr. 2 para Violao e Piano (Radamés Gnattali)
02 - Adagio - Concertino Nr. 2 para Violao e Piano (Radamés Gnattali)
03 - Presto - Concertino Nr. 2 para Violao e Piano (Radamés Gnattali)
04 - Saudade (Radamés Gnattali)
05 - Choro Triste (Garoto)
06 - Choro Gracioso (Garoto)
07 - Nosso Choro (Garoto)
08 - Serenata (Laurindo Almeida)
09 - Crepúsculo Em Copacabana (Laurindo Almeida)
10 - Gavotta-choro (Villa-Lobos)
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Saturday, April 12, 2008
LAURINDO ALMEIDA & RADAMES GNATTALI SUITE POPULAR BRASILEIRA TEXT WRITTEN AND POST ORIGINALY PUBLISHED ON LORONIX
This Sunday is different from all others. Under normal conditions, Sunday delivers a low traffic at Loronix, but not the second Sunday of February, lasting 3 hours to the end, this Sunday is already the busiest one in Loronix history. That's why I decided to show you a special album at the beginning, sent by my good friend cvllos as of my birthday gift. I don't need to say more, just look at this cover to understand that we are facing a historical album. Let's see.
This is Radames Gnattali e Laurindo de Almeida - Suite Popular Brasileira para Violao e Piano (1956), for the underrated Continental label. By the way, I need to say that Continental, a great label that had its peak in the 78rpm years and also in the early 70’s, recorded most of the albums released in the last five days at Loronix, Returning to this nice Continental 10-inch, Radames Gnattali delivers piano playing and all six compositions, while Laurindo Almeida plays violao eletrico "electric acoustic guitar", which is a really unusual combination. I always thought the first Brazilian album featuring violao and piano was Samambaia by Cesar Camargo Mariano and Helio Delmiro, and then comes cvllos with this one, recorded 24 years before Samambaia in the same concept. Thanks cvllos. Tracks include:
01 - Invocação a Xangô (Radamés Gnattali)
02 - Toada (Radamés Gnattali)
03 - Choro (Radamés Gnattali)
04 - Samba Canção (Radamés Gnattali)
05 - Baião (Radamés Gnattali)
06 - Marcha (Radamés Gnattali)
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Saturday, March 08, 2008
NECO'S GUITAR AND THE IPANEMA STRINGS=VELVET BOSSA NOVA LONDON RECORDS 1966
ola compadres. here is a gold piece from back in the days. i never even heard of neco and i was STUNNED by the way they play known bossa standards (and some not as quite known songs) its released on london records. i got it from a internet source and im happy. so happy im sharing this with you. MORE INFORMATION IS VERY WELCOME! download this HERE. tracklist is as follows:
02 - Insensatez
Tom Jobim - Vinicius de Moraes
03 - Saudade da Bahia
04 - A Felicidade
Tom Jobim - Vinicius de Moraes
05 - Água de Beber
Tom Jobim - Vinicius de Moraes
06 - Manhã de Carnaval
Luiz Bonfá - Antônio Maria
07 - Chuva
Pedro Camargo - Durval Ferreira
08 - Chove Lá Fora
09 - Maria Ninguém
10 - Preciso Aprender a Ser Só
Marcos Valle - Paulo Sérgio Valle
11 - Reza
Edu Lobo - Ruy Guerra
12 - Meditação
Tom Jobim - Newton Mendonça
Fonte : http://www.bossa.net/london/index.html
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Friday, February 29, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
JOE HARNELL BOSSA NOW! COLOMBIA RECORDS LEGACY OF THE KING
Howdy bossalovers. I am tired. Worked all day. Just want you to grab this masterpiece. Joe Harnell a big moviesoundtrack-creator made a series of bossarecords back in the days. More about this unknown hero is HERE. This is a fabulos album! The version of Guantanamera is the best ive heard. Grab it HERE and enjoy! Tracklist:
Guantanamera (listen below)
Blame it on the Bossanova
Music to watch girls by (the best title on a song ever?)
A man and a woman
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Sunday, February 24, 2008
Hello my beloved bossalovers! I just wanna say regarding all albums still in print in any form im redirecting you to laurindo-almeida.com. Here is a new blog with retaling for these items. Please check it out. Regarding out of print issues ill be back here.//Natanael Mattsson
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Friday, February 22, 2008
ORIGINAL COVERS TO BRAZILLIANCE 1 & 2 IN A ZIPFILE
Olá! Natanael is awake again.... Its been ages since my last post and i just wanna tell you guys it has a reason. For the first i have moved and it took me 3 weeks to get the answer i CANT get broadband with my (then) current telephoneoperator. 3 weeks is a lot of time if you like me depends on the net to feel good. Well i then got the feeling its time for mobie broadband cause my social situation isnt the most stabe. Well i tried to order that but i was declined cause it didnt have the cover in my area. Well..... 2 weeks ago i got in touch with Bredbandsbolaget (The broadband company) in Sweden and they could deliver me my long gone ADSL! So here i am just 7 weeks after i moved... ;( Sorry guys here i am.
Well this just in: the 2 original covers for the classics Brazilliance. (the VOL3 is already avalible down in the posts by the way) These are as hard to find as the original vinyls (if you like me dont have credit cards...) The are avalible for download (just 139 Kb) from my server and the link is HERE. Hope you enjoy these as much as i do.
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Monday, December 24, 2007
I JUST WANT TO SAY MERRY CHRISTMAS
Hi my beloved bossalovers. The clock is 15:00 Swedish time and our best christmas tradition is on. An old Disney ad movie which swedish TV has broadcasted for over 50 years. It starts now and after this its opening presents and eating good food. From all my heart a MERRY CHRISTMAS! And for all you lonely people in the world: You are not alone. There is a lot of love out there in all the sickness that plagues our fine earth in present time. If you dare to open your cold broken hearts you will find it. And my blog is all for love. AMOR E PAZ DE FRIO SUECIA.
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Sunday, December 16, 2007
THE LA 4 PAVANE POUR UNE INFANTE DEFUNTE EAST WIND LABEL JAPAN 1976 by BELLTOWNER
hi bossa lovers. its time for the second contribution by the great Belltowner and its none other than ultrarare album Pavane pour une infante defunte which LA4 released on East Wind label in 1976. By Belltowner we get it was recorded on the 15 and 16 of October @ Warner Bros recording studios in Burbank, California. Same thing here. Smooth like always concerning the king.. Please enjoy HERE.
1; pavane pour une infante defunte
2; autumn leaves
3; ces't what
6; reveil (a laurindo almeida original!)
7; samba de orfeu
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THE L A FOUR GOING HOME EAST WIND LABEL JAPAN 1977 by BELLTOWNER
Owdi pardaners. Natanael is feeling fine today. My social situation is clearer and my life is about to become a lot better. Well.. I have had a nice mailexchange with a superfine dude called Belltowner. His real name starts with D. He lives in a town which first letter is avalible in the alphabet. ;-) He had a few ultrarare L A4 stuff he wanted to share with all of you and im very happy for this.
This is Going home from 1977 for East Wind label/Japan by Belltowner. Its a classic LA4 smooth jazz album for all your needs. Belltowner informs us that it was recorded direct to disc on 29 and 30 september 1977 @ the Warner brothers recording studio in Burbank, California. It features classic quartet Laurindo Almeida, Ray Brown, Shelly Manne & Bud Shank. Enjoy this subtle masterpiece and gift from Belltowner HERE.
1; going home
2; softly as in a morning sunrise
4; things ain't what they used to be
5; recipe of love
6; romance de amor
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Monday, December 03, 2007
2) Angel eyes
3) I love You
4) Up up and way
5) Dont sleep in the subway
6) The look of love
7) When i look in your eyes
9) A beautiful friendship
11) My own true love
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Saturday, December 01, 2007
BRAZILIAN COVER OF COLLABORATION WITH MJQ BY BENUTTI
Hi my beloved bossalovers. This geezer Benutti from Salvador Bahia (AKA brazilian soul-land) is a person which im concerning to be true God from now on. His emails comes when i need them the most. Like a salvation from the good. My situation here in Scania/Sweden is terrible and when my self confidence is the badest the great Benutti shows his grace. Well Benutti i just dig you man! This is a supercool thing. This is the brazilian original covers for the "Collaboration with MJQ" album. Please download them HERE.
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Sunday, November 18, 2007
THE L.A.4 ZACA CONCORD JAZZ 1980
Hi my beloved bossa-lovers. Natanael woke up tired and sleepy. The winter in Sweden varies BIG from day to day. Yesterday it was freezing and today rainy and warm... Hmmm I would like to be in Rio right now. Dont care much for Sweden this time of year. Well im going to the computer after a nice cup of coffee and my medicin (i have ADHD and im eating a thing called Concerta) I go to Loronix as i always do the first thing after sitting down here. What do i find? THE LA4!!! Oh my GOD. Love you Zeca. The things you do for me and everyone else... This is ZACA from 1980s. Original post link HERE. Zeca told me to write some info about the group and i did. Here it follows:
OI! Thanx to Zeca for this rare post. Im happy to inform you! The L.A. 4 was a playground for Laurindo Almeida and co-musicians Bud Shank, Ray Brown, Chuck Flores (original drummer), Shelly Manne and later Jeff Hamilton replacing Flores on the drums. It was a playground cause there was no style borders for anything. They did what they felt was the most fun for the moment. The styles could include Bach, Vinicius de Moraes, Almeida (!), Cole Porter, Gerswin, Jobim etc.......... And how they interpereted these composers was set in that period of time and how they felt was the best way to make subtle music. Cause that is the only red line in all albums. Cool, smooth jazz. Like Rio de Janeiro transformed to Los Angeles. The thing is that not many ppl know that we have Laurindo de Almeida to thank for the whole bossanova-bug OUTSIDE Brazil. Many people have the impression that Jobim and Sergio Mendes made the bug in the US with thier Carneigie Hall gig. FALSE! The work of introducing the Brazilian rythms and melt it in to american jazz was made by Mr Almeida in the dreamfactory of Los Angeles in the early 50s with his Stan Kenton Orq. He then made the Brazilliance-albums with his bud, Bud Shank. This is why we had the bossa nova bug in the US. Laurindo de Almeida was a BIG influence to Mr Jobim. Im not joking. But taking credit was not the strong side of Laurindo. He wanted to play the guitar. Nothing else. Well.... After his success in the US in the 60s and 70s he teamed up with Bud Shank once again to create The L.A.4.
The official years you said are right Zeca. 1974-1982. But the LA4 lived for as long Laurindo lived. In various compilations and live gigs in the US. And thanx again for the post.
AS ALWAYS IN ZECA´s HEROISM THERE IS 2 LINKS FOR FLAC (BETTER QUALITY) AND THEY ARE HERE & HERE
Upplagd av Nathanael på 9:36 AM
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
RAFAEL MENDEZ AND LAURINDO ALMEIDA TOGETHER DECCA 1968
OI my beloved bossalovers! Somedays God shows himself when most needed. Ive been blue for a while now for various reasons. The winter is setting in Sweden. My social situation is dragging me down etc etc. Then from nowhere a email from a supercool geezer in Salvador Bahia comes in my mailbox. His name is benutti. You saved my week just as so you know my dear friend. He brings us a collaboration with Mendez and Almeida!
Well its not Sergio Mendez im talking about. Its the one and only mexican trumpet virtuoso Rafael Mendez. I propably should say im not a expert on him exept my father who loves him! (my father plays the trumpet ;) The true biography of Rafael Mendez is avalible HERE. The things i CAN say is that he was born in Mexico and grew to be a megastar in the US and the world via his contributions in Hollywood-movies. Laurindo needs no further presentation. The collaboration is MAGIC. Please grab this gift from benutti HERE.
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Wednesday, October 31, 2007
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET WITH LAURINDO ALMEIDA COLLABORATION PHILIPS 1964 OUT OF PRINT
Hi and hello my dear co-bossa-lovers. This is an old post (one of the first of the blog actually) and ive forgotten about it and its grace until “jolly bossa chap” sent me a link to this masterpiece. And for his sake and for musiclovers here is a repost of bossa novas greater albums of all time. MJQ maybe the most casual jazz bands of all time. They experimented in a wide range of styles and their sign um was improvisation of all kind in any form. As old musicians behind Dizzy Gillespie they aught to know how to right?..... The backbone of the quartet was Milt Jackson (vibraphone) and John Lewis (piano) and they found a perfect match in Laurindo Almeida on guitar when to catch up in the new beat trend of Brazil. Casual meets casual = MJQ & Laurindo Almeida “Collaboration”. 1964 for Philips, gift by “jolly bossa chap” please enjoy HERE.
Please download brazilian original covers by Benutti HERE.
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L.A. 4 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS CONCORD JAZZ 1978 OUT OF PRINT
Hi my beloved bossafriends. Natanael is newly home from the swimminghall were i swimmed some uw. This means Under Water for possible future notices (freediving is my big passion besides bossanova...;) Well....
This just in. Got a happy and friendly email from a british geezer which (like me and the rest of you) adore Laurindo and also had seen him with the Modern Jazz Quartet on their european tour in 1964-65, which is the same era as the superb video on the right menu (LAURINDO LIVE) Well what a story.... Im quite impressed. Lets call him “jolly bossa chap” cause he truly is. He brings me and all of you out there a lot of joy cause he has given us this masterpiece by The L.A. 4 called Watch what happens. Its an album of 1978. This quartet sets standard for easy listening music.. The thing is that an L.A.4-album sets mood for ALL types of places. If you want to relax by yourself in the couch its fine.. If you want to play it on a small party its fine.. Big parties its fine.. You get the pic.. Its so perfect. Such timing. Well you all have ears of your own and i just hope you grab this one. Please enjoy Watch what happens, gift from “jolly bossa chap” HERE.
3. Mona Lisa
5. Land Of Make Believe
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Sunday, October 28, 2007
Oh wow. This is a special day. My excitement makes me num in my fingers. Cant imagine what to write. Ill take it from the start... I got a post from a brazilian geezer called bonito. He runs a blog in portuguese called Regalame esta noche. Click the pic! This guy is supernice. And he had a L.A 4 album in his posts! The thing is that The L.A. 4 is quite hard to get (if you like me dont have any credit cards)
Samba for Ray (Listen below)
Teach me tonight
Rado´s got the blues
Bachianas Brasileiras #5
Please enjoy this gift from bonito HERE.
Upplagd av Nathanael på 9:39 AM
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
COCKTAIL´S AT THE BEACH HOUSE LEGACY OF THE KING VOL3
Oi meu amantes de bossa! The legacy of our king Laurindo de Almeida continues.... This time ive put together a collection of cocktail-songs for the brazilian beachhouse parties as it should happen during the decadent 60s in the Carioca area. Well my imagination aint starvin..... If some time machine would be invented i wouldnt go to see the dinosaurs or the birth of Jesus. (well maybe the last one...) I would go to Rio de Janeiro in 1964. I would mingle on the Bottles bar and find the best sugar-mama avalible. Then go to her beachhouse for some cocktails. Well........ Klick! Time to wake up Natanael. Ahhh 2007 again.... Well this music will have to do. Please enjoy these 15 cocktail-tracks HERE.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2007
LENITA BRUNO WORK OF LOVE (LAURINDO ALMEIDA GUITAR) NUCLEUS RECORDS 1967
OI! Natanael have been on the sunny side of life for a while but exhausted by other matters. I will get out my big wallet after new year and buy the "impossible" albums.... You can figure the rest out by yourselves. If you want to contribute to this blog and post any album which you currently have in possesion please mail me or send it to THIS address. Your name will be credited if you want or anonymous if this is your will.
Well what is this? This is Lenita Bruno Work of love from 1967. This is the evidence for Laurindo´s greatness. I stumble over his works everywere and there is NO way to know it all. There is work being done for a database of ALL Laurindo´s studio gigs. Think im excited? This album-post wouldnt be possible without the mighty Loronix and his magnificant music rescue work. Thanx Zeca. (and for this particular MR T )The stuff you do for brazilian music and its survival have no competition. A funny anecdote is that it was Zeca Louro who inpsired me to open this blog. And he was the one helping me out in the start. He introduced me to Youtube and the jungle of stuff you need to know about in the blogworld. That makes you to the godfather of "Laurindo de Almeida :: Boss of the nova ::" Zeca.... Muito brigado! To all of you: Please take this one. The bossa nova version of Hector Vila Lobos "Bachians Brasileiras #5" is a must! Please listen to it below! The info from Loronix follows here: (Written by Zeca Louro)
Today is Mr. E. birthday, Happy Birthday Mr. E. and in spite of being a special date to Mr. E. the gift is from Mr. E. to Lonixers. I really glad to celebrate Mr. E. birthday on such a wonderful manner, making another of those awesome Mr. E. releases.This is Lenita Bruno - Work of Love (1967), for Nucleus Records (USA). It is a shame that I never knew this album existence before, an important album recorded by a really important Brazilian singer, making her first appearance at Loronix. There is a lot to say about this release, Work of Love has the participation of renowned American Musicians, such as Clare Fischer as arranger, Laurindo Almeida, Bud Shank, Paulinho da Costa, Jose Marino, among others. Lenita Bruno recorded an essential record for Festa in 1959, Por Toda a Minha Vida, with arrangements by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Leo Peracchi, which is considered as important as the legendary Cancao do Amor Demais by many reviewers.Work of Love is part of Lenita Bruno discography in the United States, where she released also Lenita Bruno em Hollywood, just a year after this one. Thanks a million Mr. E. for providing Loronixers with such wonderful music and before I forget, happy birthday. Tracks include:
PersonnelLenita Bruno(vocal)Laurindo Almeida(guitar)Clare Fischer(arrangements, piano, harpsichord, organ)Paulinho da Costa(drums, percussion)Bud Shank(flute)Jose Marinho(bass)Ray Neopolitan(bass)Allen Harshman, Anatol Kaminsky, Willy Wanderburg, Gerald Vinci(string quartet)Track List01 - Canta Canta Mais (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)02 - Dindi (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira / Vrs. Ray Gilbert)03 - Stay My Love (Dá-me) (Adilson Godoy / Vrs. F. Jay)04 - Someone To Light Up My Life (Se Todos Fossem Iguais a Você) (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes / Vrs. G. Lees)05 - Baquianas Brasileiras Nº 5 (Villa-Lobos)06 - Old Guitar On (Laurindo de Almeida / Mercer)07 - Wave (Tom Jobim)08 - Constant Rain (Chove Chuva) (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor" / Vrs. Norman Gimbel)09 - Winter Moon (Laurindo de Almeida)10 - Sonho de Um Carnaval (Chico Buarque)11 - Saudade não tem cor (Lauro Miranda / Octavio Miranda) (*)12 - That old black magic (Harold Arlen / Johnny Mercer) (*)(*) Mr. E. Bonus Tracks from Lenita's participation on the long-play "7 de ouros" (Odeon SMOFB 3259).This is Lenita Bruno - Work of Love (1967), at Loronix, HERE
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Thursday, October 18, 2007
REPOST LAURINDO ALMEIDA & BOSSANOVA ALLSTARS VIVA! BOSSANOVA CAPITOL 1962
Hi ppl! This is a salut from a sunny south Sweden this Thursday of the 18th. They have opened a brand new swimming hall in Höör were i live. Been there twice today. I feel GREAT! Visit Bjorkvik Auqarena HERE. Well...
This is a repost of my alltime favourite album of the king. (second best is Guitar from Ipanema) I posted the "other" VIVA (Olé bossa nova) a while ago. These albums belong together like sister and brother. They launched Laurindo Almeida in the US. They also made bossa nova the BUG it became. Before these albums Laurindo was a pure studio knight with guestplays on most of the records containing the words "bossa nova". On these (VIVA and OLÉ) he launched the Laurindosound for the big public together with his mates in The bossanova allstars. They both went high in the charts once and for all making Laurindo Almeida the true father of bossa. Please feel free to enjoy HERE.
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Monday, October 15, 2007
LEGACY OF THE KING #2 LOVERS ANTHEMS VOL1 COMPILATION BY NAT
OPA! Ive made a compilation for the magic moments. Moments of love and care. The comp contains 15 tracks selected by me myself and i. I hope you will enjoy this "Legacy of the king" #2. Amor e PAZZ de Natanael por você.
Feel free to enjoy HERE.
Cal Tjader - Aquarius
Lenine - O Ultimo por do sol
Toninho Horta - Mountain flight
Tom Jobim - Estrada do sol
Marcia - Boemio do samba
Orq. Milionarios del Rio - Bronzes e cristais
Quarteto em Cy - Imagem
Lyrio Panicalli - Desafinado
Laurindo Almeida - Teach me tonight
Ze Maria - Deixa eu ficar
Os Gatos - E nada mais
Petrula Clark - Um dernier doigt de champange
Piero Piccioni - Aspetto ancora un giorno
Dany Marco - La radio ne le sait pas (listen below)
Coro Colombia - Avental da pastoria
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Sunday, October 14, 2007
Hi my beloved friends. I made a cool blog-"discovery" today. This cool geezer Justin Thyme makes his own collections of samba, funk, bossa and all brazilian music you can imagine. He has made 12 of these and each is about 190 megs. Please check him out by clicking on the pic. Peace Justin.
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