Friday, July 4, 2008
Swboy used to do some great compilations over at El Reza's blog. In the comments for the Brazil Rhodes compilations here, reader Jur expressed a desire for a brasilian singer mix, and Swboy offered to provide, so here it is, and naturally it's a great one! Over to you swboy :
Swboy says :
Here's a mix of vocal music from Brasil featuring Samba, Bossa Nova and MPB (Música Popular Brasileira).
Samba (sung by Clara Nunes and Beth Carvalho here) has its roots in the early 20th century. It features vocal chorus call and response, percussion, and African, Native Indian, and Portugese influences, most famous now as carnival music. An earlier form, Choro, can be heard in Marisa Monte's track "Onde Andaras". The sound of a Brasilian tamborine (pandeiro) is often very present in Samba and Choro.
Bossa Nova, a "new wave" extension of Samba is best known from the early 1960s hit ''Girl from Ipanema'' by Tom Jobim. Bossa is represented in this collection by Jobim, Elis Regina and Rosa Passos, and often has a gentle jazz flavor. The softer and romantic sounds of 'Samba-Cancao' from the 1940s and 50s are the precursor to Bossa Nova.
The most recent music here is MPB (Brasilian popular music), a mix of styles influenced by the Beatles and other pop and rock music. Most of the MPB in this mix looks toward Bossa and Samba traditions, but the songs by Gilberto Gil, Margareth Menezes and Djavan have more overt Rock and R&B elements.
01 Clara Nunes - Tristeza Pe No Chao
02 Beth Carvalho - Traco De Uniao
03 Gal Costa - São Salvador
04 Caetano Veloso - Guarde Seu Conselho
05 Gilberto Gil - Maracatu Atômico
06 João Bosco - Coisa Feita
07 Virginia Rodriguez - Ojú Obá
08 Beth Carvalho - Goiabada Cascão
09 Luiz Caldas - Badauê
10 Elis Regina & Tom Jobim - Brigas Nunca Mais
11 Margareth Menezes - Até Rir O Mar
12 Marisa Monte - Onde Andaras
13 Simone - Reis e Rainhas do Maracatu
14 Fafa De Belem - Sem Companhia
15 Alcione - Ai, Paixão
16 Caetano Veloso - Qual E Baiana
17 Clara Nunes - Senhora das Candeias
18 BR6 - O Morro Não Tem Vez
19 Rosa Passos - Sorriu Para Mim
20 Djavan - Luz
21 Agepe - Deixa Eu Te Amar