Category Archives: Samba

SONG OF THE DAY Les Hommes – Canticle

Today’s song is rather alluring, mysterious and, with its kooky sound effects, deliciously quirky. The cascading melody ripples and creases as its sinuous body snakes its way around in a meandering fashion – the whole experience leaves me feeling rather … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Vinicius De Moraes and Baden Powell – Canto De Lemanjá

When I first heard this song earlier, the two words that sprang to mind were ethereal and otherworldly – It’s a pretty enchanting one is this!  Canto de Iemanjá is a piece of music written over 50 years ago by … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Os Ipanemas – Nanã

If you want to summon the sunshine, Nanã is a great place to start! In fact, the whole record from which this song comes is like a blast of heady sunshine; add to this enough time to play the record … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Billy Larkin & The Delegates – Pigmy (Part 2)

Organist Billy Larkin and The Delegates immediately came to the attention of the Los Angeles jazz audience when their first record was released, but they also picked up a larger audience when the teenagers discovered they could dance to it!! … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Nico Gomez And His Afro Percussion Inc. – Baila Chibiquiban

Today’s song is a sizzling scorcher that will surely get the blood boiling! Released in 1972, Baila Chibiquiban is a fiery Latin-Funk delight, infused with golden flames of Afro-Cuban soul and smouldering flickers of smooth Samba.  If, like me, you … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Kit Sebastian – Rain (باران)

Even before I listened to Kit Sebastian, I was intrigued, if not overwhelmed, with a desire to hear what “a meeting point of different genres from Anatolian Pyschedelia and Brazilian Tropicalia to 60’s European pop and American jazz…” sounded like! … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Caetano Veloso – It’s A Long Way

Today’s song works for me on so many different levels.  Initially when I first heard it I didn’t think too much, it started like an ordinary laid-back folk track which I was quite impartial to, but 50 seconds in and … Continue reading

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