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UK based label Mr.Bongo gives us new portion of Brazilian music.

45 #17


A. Ely Camargo – Taieiras

Taieiras features on Ely’s 1972 album ‘Cantos Da Minha Gente’ on RCA. She recorded 12 albums between 1960 and 1983. We know very little about her and there is little information available.

Taieiras has never been released on a 7”.

Trio Esperenca – Nao Aguento Voce 

A vocal trio from Rio, formed by siblings Mário, Regina and Evinha Correia José Maria, whose three older brothers we’re the Golden Boys.

The original line up recorded seven albums for Odeon Brazil between 1963 and 1975 Não Aguento Você is taken from their self-titled 1971 album.

You may be surprised to know that Trio Esperanca still tour and release today; Regina, Evhinha and younger sister Mariza are playing dates in France and Japan in 2015. You can find out more on their website.

Has never been released on a 7”.

45 #18


Marcos Valle – Mentira

Valle is a Brazilian singer, instrumentalist, songwriter and record producer of the highest order. His roots lie in Bossa Nova and he was one of the youngest talents in the scene, extensively touring the USA and residing there for many years. Valle’s music crosses touches many styles including samba, rock, soul, jazz, boogie and disco.

Signed by Odeon in 1963, he recorded ten studio albums for them between 1964 and 1974. He also recorded for Verve, Warner and Som Livre among others.

Mentira is a re-record of his own song ‘Mentira Carioca’ – released four years earlier by Odeon – and appears on his 1973 LP ‘Previsão Do Tempo’ on Odeon.

Toni Tornado – Me Libertei

This is the second track that we have re-issued by the one and only Toni Tornado, master of Brazilian Funk.

His career began as ‘Tony Checker’, lip syncing to rock ‘n’ roll hits and touring extensively outside of Brazil. Whilst in New York he met Tim Maia and became involved in the ‘Black Rio’ movement. Toni also worked with Ed Lincoln and Antonio Adolfo amongst many others. He had a successful acting career and starred in many soap opera’s.

It appears alongside ‘O Jornaleiro’ on his sought after BR-3 LP from 1971 on Odeon. ‘Me Libertei’ has never been released on a 7”.