A Chave Do Sucesso
Orlann Divo, the man who could play samba with a bunch of house keys, teamed up with the best in the business to record his first killer LP in 1962. A huge early influence on Jorge Ben, this band later evolved into the Ed Lincoln group.
Whatmusic.com presents Charlie Mariano's Finnish funkiness from 1974. Pioneering US alto Mariano cut this kaleidoscopic LP in Helsinki with top Finnish jazzmen plus legendary conguero Sabu Martinez.
O Som Do Black Rio
Whatmusic.com presents The Sound of Black Rio, from veteran samba soul singer & percussionist Dom Mita. This new all-star album dedicated to soul legend Tim Maia stays true to the Black Rio sound that funked up Brazil in the 70s!
Edson e Tita
Novidade de Vida
Whatmusic.com presents Novidade de Vida, one of the lost classics of the Brasilian 70s explosion. Tita's haunting mellow voice soars above classic arrangements by João Donato & Paulo Jobim on this rare independently produced LP from 1981
Direct Drive & First Light
Whatmusic.com presents Time Machine, the ground-breaking 1981-82 British Jazz Funk Oval 12"s from Direct Drive & First Light featuring Paul Hardcastle. Time Machine showcases Derek Green's soulful vocals with Direct Drive (Hardcastle/Mick Ward/Pete Quinton/Bob Williams/Bones) & First Light, with Hardcastle on all instruments.
Open Sky Unit
Open Sky Unit
Whatmusic presents this treasured funky jazz LP featuring Belgian alto sax legend Jacques Pelzer with his group Open Sky Unit. OSU showcases pianist Ron Wilson's compositions, rhythmic soulful Fender Rhodes and vocals in unison with Pelzer & Steve Houben (reeds), Janot Buchem (electric bass) and Pelzer's daughter Micheline on drums.
A swinging mix of jazz, samba & scat vocals, this album features stellar contributions from such luminaries as Jose Neto, Nana Vasconcelos & Clarice Taylor.
O Som Do Copa 7 Volume 2
Tougher and more streetwise than Banda Black Rio, the Copa 7 named themselves after the Meirelles group of the same name. Mature & tough samba based funk tracks with impeccable hooks, scat vocals and killer horn breaks!
Ronnie Biggs' Story
whatmusic.com presents 'Mailbag Blues', the 1974 original soundtrack to the life of Ronnie Biggs. This is Ronnie's story expressed by some of the great musicians of the day in Brazil, led by his friend and fellow music lover, the American Bass player Bruce Henry. Recorded in Rio de Janeiro 30 years ago, this is the first time this album has ever been released!
whatmusic.com presents 'Orlann Divo' - the 1963 2nd LP of organ-led dancefloor ditties from the sambalanço master who put the fun into funky bossa!
Luciano Perrone E Seus Ritmistas Brasileiros
Batucada Fantastica Vol III
whatmusic.com presents ‘Batucada Fantastica Vol 3’, the 1972 batucada classic full of pysch effects & studio trickery from veteran drummer Luciano Perrone & friends!
Edson e Tita Lobo
whatmusic.com proudly presents ‘Gosto Tanto’, the new all-original album from bossa legends Edson & Tita Lobo.