Various Artists / Pulse of Brazil, the
Album:Pulse of Brazil, the Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:Feb 2004
Label:Arc Music Inc. 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-05-10 Pull Date:2004-07-12 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Jul 11Jul 4Jun 27Jun 13Jun 6May 30May 16

Recent Airplay
1.Feb 07, 2019:Cafe Nakhil
Aquuele Um
4.Jul 01, 2004:Sun in Libra, Moon in Pisces
Mexe Mexe
2.Feb 13, 2006:caranaval slot interim
5.Jun 22, 2004:Sun in Libra, Moon in Pisces
Aquuele Um
3.Jul 06, 2004:At the Cafe Bohemian
Aquuele Um
6.Jun 11, 2004:No Cover, No Minimum
Aquuele Um

Album Review
Captain Dee
Reviewed 2004-05-08 
This is a collection of modern Brazilian/samba tunes, all featuring Grupo Raca. Other contributing artists are mentioned below. The instrumentation varies between piano, sax, guitars, and different drums. Vocalists vary - both chorus and solo tracks.

Straight up, I found this album pretty boring. I’m a huge bossa nova fan (though I guess this isn't quite bossa nova), but this just didn’t do it for me. Many of the vocalists had no flair, and nothing seemed too original.

2, 3, 7, 11, 13 are the worthwhile tracks. Especially 3 and 13.

- Captain Dee (Doug)

1. Muted trumpets in the intro. Male chorus, strumming guitars, and a simple Brazilian beat. One guy goes solo for a bit. Cheerful.
*2. Quiet guitars, steady beat, happy & muted saxophone, and female singing. This strikes me as good morning music.
*3. Instrumental track. Jazzy piano, carefree samba beat and soft drumming. This cut is really fun.
4. Synth, beat and bassline reminiscent of 80’s pop. Somewhat distanced male vocals.
5. More rhythmic, strumming guitars, solo singing. Finger snapping and background grunting vocals comes in at interludes, disturbs the otherwise mellow flow.
6. Blues-like feel with male solo vocals. Bass and quiet sound effects. Organ/keyboard like notes anchor the background.
*7. Flute, playful guitar. Second beat comes in, and everything becomes jazzy and fun. Flute has its own fun as well.
8. The background sounds like a Casio demo – dare I suggest Wesley Willis style? Chanting, distanced female vocals.
9. Male vocals, steady beat, strumming background guitar. Celebratory, but in a contained way. Classic-sounding Brazilian percussion. Muted trumpet solo.
10. Live recording. Male lead vocals followed by a background chorus. Predictable and boring percussion.
*11. Sexy male vocals, with an occasional chorus of background Ahs and ethereal chimes. Mellow background instrumentation.
12. Cheesy, repetitive background instrumentation. The support vocals sound strained. The solo singer sounds constipated. *13. Classy! Fully instrumental. Great interplay between multiple guitars and occasional sax.
14. More quintessential Latin percussion, male vocals. Festival music, perhaps?
15. Funky bassline intro, female vocals. Latin percussion, predictable beat.
16. Live recording. Female background vocals, lead male clearly a showman. Trumpets, piano, xylophone-like sounds.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Grupo RacaIsaura
2.Ribeiro, RitaBanho Cheiroso
3.Avelar, LuizAquuele Um
4.Moraes, PauloO Fricote De Galinha
5.Carvalho, JorjaoCaxanga
6.Baiao De CordaO Do Borogodo
7.Carvalho, NilzeAssanhado
8.Banda ExplosaoMadagascar Medley
9.Cesar, ChicoBeleza Mano
10.Da Silva, BezerraMalandragem Da Um Tempo
11.Baiao De CordaPe Do Lajeiro
12.Terra, EvandroPrefixo De Verao
13.Carvalho, NilzeMurmurando
14.Banda MapsomMexe Mexe
15.Britto, MarcioDoce Multidao
16.Genival LacerdaSeverina Xique-Xique