Thursday, May 20, 2010

Besotted With Brazil Classics

While waiting in line to go see Caetano Veloso last month, I spotted David Byrne. I was really tempted to go up and ask him why there is no Brazil Classics 6 on Luaka Bop (his label) - there’s Volume 1 (Beleza Tropical), Volume 2 (O Samba), Volume 3 (Forro, Etc.), Volume 4 (The Best of Tom Ze – Massive Hits), Volume 5 (Tom Ze – The Hips of Tradition) , and Volume 7 (What’s Happening in Pernambuco). Because I’m a wee bit obsessive, I was curious. Plus, I think it would have been funny to see him look at me like I’m bonkers. But discretion (or cowardice) prevented me from acting on this impulse. Since I still wanted to make a Brazil Classics compilation, I just decided to include some tracks from Beleza Tropical 2 Novo! Mais! Melhor! – think of it as an honorary Brazil Classics cd, especially since it is on the Luaka Bop label.

A Felicidade Tom Ze
Balanca Pema Marisa Monte
O Fole Roncou Luiz Gonzaga
Carimbo Nacio Zumbi
San Vicente Milton Nascimento
Sarau Para Ramades Paulinho da Viola
Our Monthly Bread Tom Ze
Multiply into One Tom Ze
O Leaozinho Caetano Veloso
Ela Nao Gosta De Mim Agepe
Se Vacilar O Jacare Abraca Wado E Realismo Fantastico
Chiclete Com Banana Jackson Do Pandeiro
Bog La Bog Carlinhos Brown
Acho Carlos Careqa
Querubim Dominguinhos
Vale Do Juca Siba
Doi Tom Ze
Batuco No Chao Martinho Da Silva
Quilombo, O El Dorado Negro Gilberto Gil


Anonymous said...

thank you!

Ishkabibliophile said...

You're welcome!!!

Anonymous said...

Actually there is a 6 it's called Beleza 2 which is why we didn't want to also call it Brazil Classics 6, it just seemed too messy or something. Glad you like the series though. Yale

Ishkabibliophile said...


Thanks for the info (and I did include a couple of cuts from the very good Beleza 2.)