||1.||Cesar Mariano & CIA - "Metropole" (3:26)|
||2.||Banda Black Rio - "Mr Funky Samba" (3:39)|
||3.||Brazil Very Happy Band - "Tipo Africa" (3:14)|
||4.||Free Sound Orchestra - "Rush" (4:13)|
||5.||Ze Rodrix - "Assalto" (5:11)|
||1.||Hot Stuff Band - "Ju-Ju Man" (3:02)|
||1.||Som Orlando Silveira - "Big Splash" (3:13)|
Thanks to a steady stream of compilations and reissues, many are now familiar with the contribution made by Brazilian artists to the sounds of '70s jazz-funk and disco. This brilliant compilation takes a different approach, instead shining a light on the country's instrumental funk scene during that most exciting of musical decades. Largely made up of unknown cuts by obscure artists, the material combines the horn-toting, Hammond-sporting heaviness of U.S soul and funk from the period with the sun-kissed colour and jaunty swing of indigenous Brazilian music. It's a hugely attractive hybrid sound that guarantees thrills and spills throughout, not to mention a string of highlights. Check it out for yourself: we guarantee you won't be disappointed.
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