Label: Universal Music - 73145181182 • Format: CD Album, Reissue • Country: Brazil • Genre: Latin • Style: MPB, Samba, Bossanova
In the interest of globalization I am going to do a quick free translation here all errors are my own. Beginning with this base, the arrangements Rita Jeep - Jorge Ben - Negro É Lindo built around him. We recorded 30, 40 songs for one single album and I believe there must be a lot of unreleased material. It was the best way to work, because the coolest thing about Jorge is the freedom.
He does not have discipline. Therefore, we had to follow along after him. In fact doing so led to just such an argument for me TODAY — one has to remember this was even more polemical in the early 70s. The liner notes would almost imply that this was a marketing strategy the black woman or man as potential consumeran interpretation which I hope is Rosemarie - Nebenwirkung & Dis-Organized Bunch Of Fuckers* - Nebenwirkung / Dis-Organized Bunch Of F me being reactionary and radical and indignant as I sometimes tend to be… Because Rita Jeep - Jorge Ben - Negro É Lindo that IS the implication, then its an insult to Jorge Ben and the massive accomplishments of his music during this period.
This pressing hails from the CD boxset released just a week ago. There will be more of it to come…. My friend in Italy is setting me up with a bunch of music on one of my favorite labels, VampiSoul. This one is the first of the bunch I will share with you, and it is really an amazing delight for the ears.
One of the biggest aural surprises I have had in a long time was putting this album on and thinking, how the HELL did this go unreleased for 8 years — and to all appearances has never seen an official release in Brazil itself. Wow you can possibly go wrong with this? Also it seems that Nelson Angelo, Joyce, and Nana Vasconcelos had a habit of working on albums that never got released in their day.
If you enjoy this album even a Rita Jeep - Jorge Ben - Negro É Lindo as much as I do, I think it will improve your day considerably. In fact the person responsible for the eventual release of the album, Rogelio Villareal, ran a hotel chain at which tons of bossa nova and MPB starts took refuge and performed regularly.
As it seems rather unlikely to me that a huge group of musicians like this would go back to the dictatorship to record this album, all signs point to it being recorded in Mexico itself. This is a fantastic record. Formerly very difficult to track down, Dusty Groove has done us all a public service by making it available again!!
Why this album remains out of print is a real mystery. The vocals are wonderful too — slightly raspy, and with a bit more feeling than we ever remember Jorge having on record — sometimes a bit intimate, yet always with an undeniable presence throughout. Criola 2. Domingas 3. Cade Tereza 4. Barbarella 5. Pais Tropical 6. Bebete Vaobora 9. Que Pena Charles, Anjo This is an essential album from Jorge Ben and until just this year!
This album marks a new chapter in his discography, considerably broadening out his sound pallete. Incidentally, I saw Caetano Veloso perform this track as an encore during his last tour — it was the highlight of the show for me, since his new record was rather lackluster and he was being backed the Brazilian equivalent of U2 in this is not a compliment, FYI. This is one of the most amazing early Jorge Ben LPs, recorded at the end of the 60s, when Jorge was singing with a stone-cold soul sound.
Wildly inventive, syncretic, experimental pop music, ranging from San Francisco-sound psychedelia to spaghetti western schmaltz, and deep, heavy samba-soul. The album is both soulful and playful, as when he sings the last half of one song in a funny voice, with his nose pinched shut, or when the string section veers into bent-note atonality.
The album art shows Ben with the emblem of the Flamengo futbol team on his guitar, and broken manacles on his wrists — the latter presumably a powerful statement about the military dictatorship which was running the country at the time, and actively trying to repress the tropicalia movement. One of his best records… definitely Pupákova Píseň Lásky - Miloslav Šimek - Povídky Šimka A Grossmanna 2 tracking down!
Some great funk here and a classic still going strong! Review by Phil Jandovsky, All Music Guide This album is undoubtedly one of Rita Jeep - Jorge Ben - Negro É Lindo greatest classics of Brazilian popular music, with Jorge Ben mixing funky samba, Afro-Brazilian beats, and crunching guitars to create one of the most fascinating sounds ever recorded in Brazil. Subscribe in a reader. No comments. Check this out: Wow you can possibly go wrong with this?
Why this album remains out of print is a real mystery review from DGA A fantastically soulful album from Jorge Ben — one of his greatest records ever, and a Cruel (Il Fait Froid, On Gèle) - Daniel Bélanger - 4 Albums Dans Le Désordre (Box Set, Album, Album) part of Brazilian music in the 70s!
Charles, Anjo 45 This is an essential album from Jorge Ben and until just this year! Tip Jar.
Dances from the Lősce Book for the Virginal, 17t Century: Chorea Ex G, Ex B, Ex G - Camerata Hungari, Küss Mich Wach - Nena - ? (Fragezeichen), Dans Tes Silences - Yvan Pion - LHomme Descend Du Songe, Waxies Dargle - The Pogues - Red Roses For Me, Afraid Of The Dark - Peking Man - Peking Man