Tropicalia -- A Revolutionary Movement Of Sound
A compilation of some of the benchmark tunes of the Tropicalia musical revolution of late 60s Brazil -- 12 indisputably thrilling tunes -- even if the package is a bit bare bones given the reverential treatment the material has deservedly received in other quarters! This set from Universal US features the amazing anthems and adventurous tunes from Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Os Mutantes, Gilberto Gil and more -- and as such it's a fine starter set that should get you digging for much, much more! Titles include "Soy Loco Por Ti America", "Coracao Materno", "Alegria, Alegria" and "Bat Macumba" by Caetano Veloso, "Baby" by Gal Costa & Caetano Veloso, "Divino Maravilhoso" by Gal Costa, "Domingo No Parque" and "Luta Contra A Lata Ou A Falencia Do Cafe" by Gilberto Gil, "The Empty Boat" by Cag Costa & Jards Macale, "Bat Macumba" and "Adeus Mara Fula" by Os Mutantes.
Incredible grooves from the Indian film scene -- mod little numbers that are a fair bit different than most Bollywood work that usually shows up on CD! As the title implies, the work here is more in a nightclub mode than a funky o... Incredible grooves from the Indian film scene -- mod little numbers that are a fair bit different than most Bollywood work that usually shows up on CD! As the title implies, the work here is more in a nightclub mode than a funky one -- and the tunes are a great blend of romping rhythms, electric guitar, and quirky vocals -- all wrapped together in an extremely playful way! The tunes here almost remind us a bit of some of the Japanese soundtrack work we've been stocking from the 60s -- especially in the stark sounds and dramatic use of instrumentation -- and the package here provides some great references for this under-discovered music, by offering up beautiful images from the films, and a wealth of helpful notes! The whole thing's tremendous -- easily one of the best Bollywood sets I've seen -- and titles include "Kati Patang" by RD Burman, "Gumnaam" by Shankar Jakishan, "Kismat" by OP Nayyar, "Loafer" by Laxmikant Pyarelal, "Bluff Master" by Kalyanji Anandji, "Ek Phool Char Kante" by Shankar Jaikishan, and "Hamara Adhikar" by Chitragupta. (Expensive, but an amazing package as well -- very heavy vinyl and cover, with full images throughout, even on the inner sleeves!)
I'm smiling cause I just rediscovered the bold face sound of Undisputed Truth. Now I'm Funked! "Smiling Faces Sometimes..."
Thailand soul, panoramic grooves, funkadelia, and kaleidoscopic pop, need I say more?