[Music] Ze Roberto – Lotus 72 D

Much respect to Mr. Bongo Records for releasing a track considered to be the ‘holy grail’ of Brazilian pop, Ze Roberto’s classic Lotus 72 D, a paean to Formula 1 race car driver Emerson Fittipaldi, who was crowned world champion in 1972.

Apparently, the fast version of this song is the one that is most well-known, yet it seems that version was pitched up.  Track 1 is the correct version, but both are included in this 7-inch.

[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.

    [Video] Marisa Monte – Verdade, Uma Ilusão

    My heart is happily ensconced in Brazil these days. I’m kept company by a peach of a girl I can only refer to as my fofinha, and it happens that she has impeccable taste in music. As Valentine’s Day draws near, I get the privilege of sharing a terribly romantic song with the readership. The lyrics are here, and are worth using Google Translate if you can’t understand Portuguese.

    For more on Marisa Monte, click here.