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Nation Beat / Growing Stone
Album:Growing Stone Collection:World
Artist:Nation Beat Added:Nov 2011
Label:Barbes Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-12-11 Pull Date:2012-02-12 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Feb 12Jan 29Jan 15Jan 8Jan 1Dec 25Dec 18

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 12, 2014:Global Warming
Forró For Salu
4.Jul 14, 2012:Bouge Mood
Puxa O Boi
2.Aug 15, 2013:The Doldrummer
Hook & Sling
5.Mar 04, 2012:no voices aloud: kzsu party mix edition
Rafa's Pé
3.Dec 13, 2012:Cacao!
Growing Stone
6.Feb 19, 2012:No Voices Aloud
Rafa's Pé

Album Review
Don Farrell
Reviewed 2011-12-11 
NYC based Brazilian group playing the rhythms of Northeast Brazil, kind of similar to root music of the American South. Dedicated to the plight of the family farmer.Invited to play Farm Aid concert by Willie Nelson.
***1: 3:19 fast female vocal almost rap, funky guitar
***2: 3:45 INSTRUMENTAL, very cool fast fiddle, Brazilian Country with Rock guitar
3: 4:54 mid tempo female vocal, almost a surf guitar sound, faster mid way through.
****4: 2:41 fast fast INSTRUMENTAL, Brazilian frevo
****5: 3:40 Cajun/country fiddle, female vocal in English, mid to faster, Maracutu
percussion. Title Track Written for Farm Aid.
****6: 3:10 INSTRUMENTAL, Maracutu percussion, country fiddle, a two step forro.
7: 3:47 mid tempo to faster fem vocal, down home fiddle
***8: 3:38 slower fem vocal intro. At 1:10 fast fast frevo rhythm, fast e guitar
9: 4:05 fast percussion & Zydeco fiddle, sax, clarinet, country/rock, mostly INSTRUMENTAL
***10: 4:18 fast fem vocal in English, frevo rhythm, trombone, fiddle. fast Spiritual sound.
***11: 4:49 country fiddle with brass, faster fem voc, chorus, trombone.
****12: 4:12 INSTRUMENTAL, e guitar with Maracutu percussion, fast
13: 4:32 slow, country fiddle, lap steel guitar & piano, fem voc in English D  Farrell 12/2011

Track Listing
1.Puxa O Boi 7.Sumiço Do Urucu
2.Biçu De Lambu 8.Tropicana (Morena Tropicana)
3.Meu Girassol 9.Crown Heights Boogie
4.Rafa's Pé 10.City Blues
5.Growing Stone 11.Sebastiana
6.Forró For Salu 12.Hook & Sling
 13.Whispering Moon