Roxxxan - Too Fucking Facety
Added to list of women that I want to marry
Rightly listed by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the best Brazilian albums in history, and possibly of all time (forgive me if my bias is showing), África Brasil is quite possibly the definitive album of Afro-Brasilian music legend Jorge Ben’s career.
A heavy mixture of samba and funk, Jorge Ben so perfectly captures the iconic sound and essence associated with the Música Popular Brasileira post-Bossa Nova cultural movement in Brasil, and also pays tribute to the various African cultures (e.g. Mozambican, Congolese and Angolan) that have greatly influenced the fabric of Brasilian culture to this day.
Songs such as Ponta de Lança Africano (Umbabarauma), Cavaleiro do Cavalo Imaculado, África Brasil (Zumbi) and Xica da Silva all reference and/or pay tribute to Afro-Brasilian historical icons and Afro-Brasilian history.
José Mauro- Obnoxius
Obnoxius (1970) was the first and only record from José Mauro, who died before the release of the album in a car accident.
“After José Mauro´s death the promotion of the record was cancelled, the record was never sold commercially until it was re-released decades later. Today a lot of people talk about the record as one of the best albums recorded in Brasil at that time (recorded 1970). The album is a triumph, but until today not earning the attention it is worth.
Grand orchestral Brazilian pop, influenced by Bossa Nova and brasilian folk, yet dissimilar to the established paths of back then as much as now. Composed by Jose Mauro and Ana Maria Bahiana, arranged by Gaya and recorded with the particapation of many famous brasilian musicians, the songs were new and unorthodox.”
I remember finding this two summers ago. Ah. Ah ah ah.