Monday, July 8, 2013

40 Year Itch : Samba Soul from 1973

Inspired by a West Coast heat wave, I present here three great Samba Soul tunes from 1973. 

Let's begin with Tim Maia and "Gostava Tanto de Voce" from his 1973 self-titled album. Maia was one of music's great wild men and ranked by Rolling Stone as the greatest Brazilian singer. Ever.

Nobody could fuse Brazilian samba with soulful jazz rhythms like Luiz Melodia who released his highly acclaimed solo album, Perola Negra, in 1973. The title track is a classic.

Marku Ribas , the King of Samba Soul, died in April of this year. A master percussionist and vocalist, Ribas had already been recording for 20 years when he worked on the Dirty Work album with the Rolling Stones and even appeared in the music video for "Just Another Night". 1973's Underground is the place to start with this artist.

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