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Various Artists / Black Rio 2: Original Samba Soul 1971-1980
Album:Black Rio 2: Original Samba Soul 1971-1980 Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:06/2009
Label:Strut-Records 

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Add Date:2009-06-28 Pull Date:2009-08-30 Charts:Reggae/World
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Album Review
Don Farrell
Reviewed 2009-06-29 
VARIOUS ARTISTS compiled by DJ Cliffy (a British club
(Batmacumba) record spinner). compilation of Black Rio Samba Soul & Funk in Brazil during the 1970's All tracks are pretty good dance numbers
****1: 2:58 fast Portuguese, male vocal & chorus with very cool chang-a-lang funk guitar, with brass & bass+ Brazilian percussion
2: 2:24 more vocal, almost an early 60's pre Motown girl group sound
****3: 3:23 fast fast funk fusion with percussion, keyboards, male chorus harmonizing
***4: 2:31 fast Samba, male vocal, big bass
5: 2:59 fast male vocal to a funky more bossa groove, 10 second fade at end
6: 1:55 very nice female vocal, mid tempo Tropicalia sound, Big bass
***7: 2:35 almost a James Brown soundbed, female vocalists, cool sound, 6 sec fade at end
**8: 3:27 almost a Earth Wind &Fire soundbed, female vocalists, nice harmonizing
****9: 4:55 Isaac Hayes Shaft sound, male vocal in English. not much hint of Brazilian influence, but still very cool sound
10: 2:52 mid to faster bossa groove, instrumental
***11: 4:25 female chorus, slower sultry groove, various percussion
12: 4:07 berimbau intro, male chorus, mid to faster, nice percussion
13: 2:33 fast soul groove, female vocal with effects
14: 2:37 fast Samba with CUICA, male vocal, slows a bit with male chorus
****15: 3:14 funky keyboard with great Brazilian percussion, female chorus
****16: 3:39 big rhythm section, fast, male vocal, chang-a-lang funk guitar
**17: 2:18 big rhythm section, fast, female vocal,
****18: 2:55 cavaquinho, CUICA, female vocal mid to fast.
D  Farrell  06/2009

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Zeca Do Trombone & Roberta Sax Coluna Do Meio
2.Lu, Renata Faz Tanto Tempo
3.Guimaraes E O Grupo Som Sagrado Our Sound
4.Rubinho E Mauro Assumpcao Tu Tudo Ai
5.Santiago, Emilio Bananeira
6.Watusi Oi Gere
7.Os Diagonais Nao Vou Chorar
8.Claudia Salva, Rainha
9.Dunaway, Pete Supermarket
10.Super Som Lord Br Samba
11.Azambuja & Cia Tema De Azambuja
12.Avan Samba Ibere
13.Cry Babies It's My Thing
14.Balanca Povo Novo Dia
15.Edson Frederico E A Transa Bobeira
16.Bebeto Princesa Negra De Angola
17.Marlene Sinal Vermilho
18.Santos, Sonia Poema Ritmico Do Malandro