Various - Brazil Primitivo vol.1: Rhythms, Legends & Styles (1899-1963)

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The great majority of Brazilian music compiled, notoriously abroad, always has been focused on the same musical definitions, and stereotypes as trad-samba, carnival clichés and recycled bossa-nova. Until now!

Sound Miracle Recordings, proudly presents the first volume, the kick-off, of a collection called "Brazil Primitivo - Rhythms, Legends & Styles”.
As the inter-title suggests, you will be taken to listen to certain rhythms you may have known in a different clothing, but likely for the first time in its most rootsy, raw, and primitive manner. Styles that have changed through the years, are presented in here in its most unadulterated form. In brackets, you will find its respective genre or style named.

This 16 track vinyl (counting with two extras tracks on the bonus cd) surfaces, not only to repair this huge gap as well as to celebrate certain rhythms, creators, and sui generis styles that had been forgotten, and overlooked, at least, for six decades.
Have you heard about Lundu, Chorinho, Capoeira, Xaxado or Toada? Likely not, and this is a spectacular chance to dive into the likes of neglected genius as Pixinguinha or Monsueto. Also the album includes Ô Abre Alas, allegedly, the very first Brazilian musical recording made in 1899, and celebrities such as Carmen Miranda (yes, the pin-up actress) and Raul Seixas (yes, the all time greatest Brazilian Rock icon) on his inaugural musical adventure recorded under the alias Raulzito E Os Panteras.

Too many highligths, - and this depends much more of your musical taste and inclinations than quality per se – to pick it up, however a few are essentials. Xisto Bahia in his Isso É Bom (1902) invokes - nearly acapella punctuated by a waltzy piano that inserts stoned circles on the song frame - a hypnotic chant-mantra in a raw-loop chorus. Later recorded by Caetano Veloso, Eu Quero Essa Mulher Assim Mesmo (1962) turns up in here in a naked and crude version. If you understand the Portuguese language (or a little bit of it) you will be exposed to a sex desire poetically detailed. Na Cadência Do Samba (1932) by Ataulfo Alves is a very expressive, and unusual fusion of an emotive jazz-music-hall immersed in a soft-samba mood. Enjoy your discoveries from the past being now a total futurist exploit.

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