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UK label MR BONGO presents new BRAZIL 45’s #45 & #46.

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BRAZIL 45’s #51

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Que Vida É Essa’ is a certified samba-rock classic from 1973, taken from one of Wal’s sought after 7”’s. Uptempo for the dancers, with percussive grooves, chic and even some wave sounds for extra sunshine vibe.

‘Atôa Atôa’ is a samba-jazz-fusion classic by Ronald ‘Ronie’ Mesquitafeaturing Burnier & Cartier. Taken from the sought after ‘Ronie & Central Do Brasil’ LP on Tapecar. Previously unreleased on 7”.

#52

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‘Gloria Glorinha’ – quirky, upbeat MPB-funk with soaring vocals, JB esque stabs, horns and bubbling piano. Originally released as part of a 4-track 7” EP on Odeon from 1970. This is the third appearance for Antonio Adolfo in the Brazil 45 series, previously with ‘Transamazonica’ (BRZ45.11) and ‘Dois Minutos De Uma Nova Dia’ (BRZ45.048).

‘Coqueiro Verde’ is taken from Erasmo’s sought after ‘Erasmo Carlos E Os Tremendões’ LP from 1970 on RGE. Uplifting percussive Samba/MPB laiden with horns and woodwind. Erasmo – one of the leading figures in 70/80s Brazilian alongside Jorge Ben, Tim Maia and Veloso – also appears on our ‘Brazilian Beats Brooklyn’ compilation with the brilliant ‘Jeep’; this is his first appearance in the Brazil 45’s series.