Luiz Mendes Jr or Junior Mendes was a ubiquitous figure in the Brazilian Soul / Funk scene of the 70s and early 80s. contributing to compositions for bands such as Banda Black Rio. Tim Maia. Sandra de Sa and many more. This. his only solo album has remained off the map (unless you re a collector of rare Brazilian vinyl). Despite his huge contribution to Brazilian music the LP has remained unissued until now. 35 years after its recording.