Paraphrasing the Soul Sonic Force and sorting through today`s releases for tunes that could have graced Alfie & Leo`s Amnesia dance floor. JMS have reissued Henri Texier`s first two LPs. Amir from 1976, and Varech from 1977. The cover of the latter will be familiar to anyone who`s visited the Growing Bin, since Basso has […]
via Looking For The Balearic Beat / December 2018 — Ban Ban Ton Ton
What a wonderful blog they run! If you haven’t squandered all of your Christmas loot yet, Ban Ban Ton Ton have quite an impressive list of records you might want to consider adding to your collection, as well as a Mixcloud podcast to give you a sample of each.
I can’t think of a Brazilian singer I adore more than Joyce Moreno, and that’s saying quite a bit considering the legendary talent that has come out of the country.
Still, she is in top form in this album working with percussionist Naná Vasconcelos and Mauricio Maestro on vocals.
Though recorded in 1976, this release, as great as it is, didn’t see a proper release until 2009.
Some prime music by Ivan Lins, crooning away to the classic cut originally written by Antônio Carlos “Tom” Jobim.
Some mellow Bossa Nova to end the night, written by Antônio Carlos “Tom” Jobim and Chico Buarque.
It’s not enough that Take Five by Dave Brubeck is a gorgeous enough song. Add to it the vocal styling of Maria João and her band, and you have a perfect masterpiece to enjoy your martini with.
Bossa Nova was smoking hot during the early 60s. Artists like Milton Banana broke hard into the American market, and after hearing this album you’ll dig why.