Friday, April 24, 2009

black rio 2

azambuja & cia - tema de azambuja

second volume from Strut of killer post-Tropicalic samba-funk. RIYL: being alive, sunshine, good moods.  "tema de azambuja" has those great floaty berlin-bowie tinny synth pads and will go well with your stunningly pleasant friday afternoon. 

"While Volume One brought together pioneers of the movement like Tim Maia, Gerson King Combo, UniaoBlack and Jorge Ben, Volume 2 digs much deeper, exploring more of the key artists and some of the short-lived bands and smaller labels of the time. Highlights include the dynamite funk / samba jam Faz Tanta Tempo by Renata Lu, a great funky cover of Gilberto Gil’s Bananeira by Emilio Santiago and a rare slice of breezy soul, Supermarket, by Pete Dunaway aka Paulistano, one of many artists giving themselves a Western-sounding name at the time.

The album is compiled and annotated by leading Brazilian music DJ Cliffy, the man behind long-running London club night Batmacumba."

1. Zeca Do Trombone & Roberta Sax – Coluna Do Meio
2. Renata Lu – Faz Tanto Tempo
3. Guimaraes E O Grupo Som Sagrado – Our Sound
4. Rubinho E Mauro Assumpcao – Ta Tudo Ai
5. Emilio Santiago - Bananeira
6. Watusi – Oi Gere (CD only)
7. Os Diagonais – Nao Vou Chorar (CD only)
8. Claudia – Salve, Rainha (CD only)
9. Pete Dunaway - Supermarket
10. Super Som Lord – BR Samba
11. Azambuja & Cia – Tema De Azambuja
12. Avan Samba - Ibere
13. Cry Babies – It’s My Thing
14. Balanca Povo – Novo Dia
15. Edson Frederico E A Transa – Bobeira (CD only)
16. Bebeto – Princesa Negra De Angola (Instrumental version)
17. Marlene – Sinal Vermelho
18. Sonia Santos – Poema Ritmico Do Malandro

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