Recomendações Brasileiras

I have become obsessed with Brazilian tunes lately. I’d love to hear your recommendations. Any genre is cool: MPB, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Disco, Boogie, Balearic, Rock, Pop etc.

Here’s a few favourites of mine to start things off:

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I know that others will know far, far more than me but I’ll get in here with this gem. Perfect for a summer’s day, never tires.

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A perfect album from start to finish. Love his work.

Celia’s version of Na Boca Do Sol is ridiculously good too.

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Some great tunes on this compilation that came out recently:

“Brazil 45 Boxset Curated By DJ Marky – 5 x 7” Vinyl – Mr Bongo" Brazil 45 Boxset Curated By DJ Marky – 5 x 7" Vinyl – Mr Bongo

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Brill thanks. Really enjoyed the DJ Format edition. Didn’t realise there was a DJ Marky comp too.

Amazing cover version:

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https://youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nRPalwvqyb-ohbafmFnLS0li_AwMHEgLM

I don’t want to flood the thread so I’ll start with these which are desert island status to me.

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Oodles of “Os”-
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRQKT-Cu2_2S26KTGzg8b_E2-dxllwEL-

This is such a rich vein to tap in to and you’ll be significantly less rich after you tap in to it plus I’ve had more condition disputes with Brazilian sellers than with the rest of the world combined. That said Brazil has produced some of the world’s most soulful and unique music.

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all day every day. the joy this record brings me every single time.

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another Mison special

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Both Gal Costa albums from 1969 are killer

Struggle to think of a better 2 albums by the same artist in a single year. Any ideas?

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Probably one of my most played comps over the years and a gateway to all sorts of goodness. Tropicalia – A Brazilian Revolution in Sound | Soul Jazz Records

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This has gotta be Balearic!?

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This is such a deep, spiritual record, one of the all-time greatest ever. He re-recorded it later (that’s the version that’s on Spotify) and it’s nice, but the OG is really something. It’s a level-set record for me, a touchstone I return to time and again.

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Elis & Tom - great pairing, superb melancholic record, not a note out of place.

Another great 70s Elis record - love the arrangement, what a voice.

So many in Caetano’s back catalogue, this is a fave from the Jóia album:

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I second that. One of the first Brazilian records I ever heard, and still one of the best. Never tire of it.

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Heard this years ago on a madlib mix, only a couple of minutes long but absolute magic

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This tune from the UK made me start looking for the Brazilian records that inspired it.

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2 minutes of brilliance

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