A very pleasant, beautiful surprise out of Brazil. Dom Salvador was a pianist who performed in the MPB style, and this release with his backing band, Abolição, was released in 1971.
[Music] Jorge Ben – Força Bruta – 1970 (Full Album Completo)
There are so many incredible Brazilian artists, but for some reason Jorge Ben (Jor) is among my favorites. It’s his voice and the gentle samba rhythm that sets him a notch above many others.
[Music] Seu Jorge – Lady Stardust
I don’t think there’s a corner of the earth (except in either Taliban-land or ISIS-istan) where David Bowie’s music didn’t reach out to. Here is Brazilian pop-samba artist Seu Jorge doing a sparse, beautiful cover of a classic Bowie tune.
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