gyedu’s first album, released in 1975. super funky highlife tunes here. includes the killer tunes fa no dem ara, this hustling world and akoko ba. the album is written and produced with ebo taylor. gyedu-blay ambolley unleashed his unique brand of -simigwa- music on an eager yet unsuspecting world in 1975 with the release of this, his debut album. suffused with his larger-than-life personality, this lp ia an absolutely irresistable manifesto of his heavy afro-funk simigwa philosophy. long sought after by collectors, academy lp’s and voodoo funk have teamed up once again to revive this incredible record from the vibrant musical scene of 70’s west africa. mastered from the original master tapes and featuring the rather remarkable original sleeve, this is an ultra high-quality reissue that continues the reputation acadamy has built up with its previous releases!
“we are doing this on our own, with not much help from government. i am proud that we are building a movement. it’s like a child that you can see growing and evolving. it’s growing exponentially, but that was the plan… we are standing on the shoulders of giants. i grew up respecting the craft. there was that golden era of reggae music when everyone looked to jamaica. i know the history, i know the impact reggae music can have, and i want to be part of an era that brings it back to that stature” - protoje
célia regina cruz recorded four self-titled albums for continental between 1971 and 1977, ‘amor’ in 1982 plus several more before she sadly passed away late in 2017. célia was a brazilian vocalist who worked frequently with master arranger-composer arthur verocai in her early years and many other heavyweights over the course of her extensive career.. this, her second self-titled lp from 1972, features an all-star line up including arthur verocai, erasmo carlos, roberto carlos, marcos valle, antonio carlos jobim, nonato buzar and vinicius de moraes amongst others. célia’s version of ‘na boca do sol’ – taken from this album – is arguably her most well-known and well-loved song. an incredible take on verocai’s original, featuring waling fuzz guitars, strings, piano, horns and drums.
the second instalment of the mr bongo record club compilation series a selection of favourites, recent discoveries and sought after obscurities. files under funk/soul - but a wide variety of styles ios present here
reissue of this post-tropicalia masterpiece from one of the movements key figures and true legends of brazilian music, gal costa. features a stellar line up of musicians including gilberto gil, arthur verocai, dominguinhos, rogério duprat and tenorio jr. amongst others. tip!
back by public demand !! the album transcends the genre of brazilian music, and infact all genres. highlighted in part by the number of artists that have sampled from it, mf doom, ludacris & common, little brother, jneiro jarel aka dr who dat?, dibiase and action bronson amongst others.
rare brazil album made available again through mr bongo, incl. voce abuso & kabaluere. nice! a truly fantastic record that sounds the way it looks – psychedelic rock, samba-funk and tripped out mpb. features kabaluere as sampled by marcelo d2 on his hit qual e. arranged by rogerio duprat, featuring legendary guitarist lanny gordin. antonio carlos & jocafi were a very successful and famous brazilian writing duo, born in bahia. they worked with the likes of wilson simonal, rosinha de valença, trio mocotó, milton banana, toquinho and more. originally released on rca brazil in 1971, this was the duos debut lp. two versions of the album cover exist in brazil – this, the psyched-out, burnt out version, and a much less exciting photograph of the chaps, pressed to include the single desacato which became a popular hit in brazil and several european countries.
written, recorded and released just as brazils military dictatorship reached the climax of its long black arc, the one and only album by satwa is a divinely subtle protest, often cited as brazil s first independent record.formed after the return of lula cortes and lailson from their respective foreign xcursions the satwa project lasted only a year, perhaps due to their differing stripes.
mr bongo presents the first 12inch in a series of remix packages curated from ebo taylors brand new album yen ara. the 81-year-old composer, arranger, guitarist and vocalist has been a key figure in the evolving afro-funk sound since the seventies, working with the likes of apagya show band, ck mann and pat thomas. this 12inch combines three of the best remixers in the business - the legendary ron trent, west coast talent flako, and disco connoisseur nick the record. you will hear the high-energy afrobeat, sweet highlife, jazz and konkoma influences that ebo is famous for, and the remixes have contributed their disco pulse, house groove, and hard-hitting percussive edge to the tracks.
first time reissue of this amazing album.. worth the purchase for mirandolina & só tem lugar pra você alone.. replica with original artwork . the record features arthur verocai and luis bonfa (composer octavio burnier’s uncle) on production/arrangement
this half-speed, deluxe edition released for rsd 2017 features unseen photography from the recording session in a 16 page full-size booklet. the audio source is the continental tapes, mastered at half-speed by the legendary miles showell at abbey road in london – the most stunning reproduction ever made, accentuating the details and nuances that appear throughout this masterpiece.
in our opinion this record is a true and complete masterpiece in every sense of the word, considered by many people to be one of the greatest ever made, regardless of genre. the original continental versions of the album now fetch around $2000.
the album transcends the genre of brazilian music, and infact all genres. highlighted in part by the number of artists that have sampled from it, mf doom, ludacris & common, little brother, jneiro jarel aka dr who dat?, dibiase and action bronson amongst others.
the holy grail of brazilian music. a wicked afro psychedelic album. a joy to listen to from the beginning to the end! highly recommended! tip! pedro dos santos, born in rio in 1919, was a percussionist virtuoso, composer and inventor of instruments that apparently included oddities such as the tamba (electrified bamboo drum) and the mouth berimbau whistle. nicknamed perdo sorongo after the rhythm he invented, that features throughout krishnanda. a highly spiritual man who was regarded as a philosopher by many.