Brazil Classics

VA - Brazil Classics 1: Beleza Tropical (1989) {Luaka Bop}  

Posted by TestTickles at Aug. 25, 2015
VA - Brazil Classics 1: Beleza Tropical (1989) {Luaka Bop}

VA - Brazil Classics 1: Beleza Tropical (1989) {Luaka Bop}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 423 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 171 mb
Genre: Brazilian, bossa nova, samba, world

Brazil Classics 1: Beleza Tropical is a 1989 compilation CD from the Luaka Bop. It consists of a wide range of Brazilian music, compiled by David Byrne of the Talking Heads.

VA - Brazil Classics 2: O Samba (1989) {Luaka Bop}  

Posted by TestTickles at Aug. 25, 2015
VA - Brazil Classics 2: O Samba (1989) {Luaka Bop}

VA - Brazil Classics 2: O Samba (1989) {Luaka Bop}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 363 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 159 mb
Genre: Braziliam, samba, world

Brazil Classics 2: O Samba is a 1989 compilation CD from the Luaka Bop label. It consists of samba variations from Brazil, compiled by David Byrne of the Talking Heads.

VA - Brazil Classics 3: Forro Etc. (1991) {Luaka Bop}  

Posted by TestTickles at Aug. 25, 2015
VA - Brazil Classics 3: Forro Etc. (1991) {Luaka Bop}

VA - Brazil Classics 3: Forro Etc. (1991) {Luaka Bop}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 370 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 132 mb
Genre: Brazilian, forro

Brazil Classics 3: Forro Etc. is a 1991 compilation CD released by the Luaka Bop. For this edition, they explore the different aspects of a style of Brazilian music called forro. This was compiled by David Byrne of the Talking Heads.

V.A. - Brazil Classics-2: O Samba (1989)  

Posted by Speedyclick at Feb. 11, 2011
V.A. - Brazil Classics-2: O Samba (1989)

V.A. - Brazil Classics-2: O Samba (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 15 | Scans | 50:23 | ~ 402 Mb & 191 Mb
Label: Warner Bros Records | 5% recovery record | World, latin, dance, brazil

From the excellent WB series "Brazil Classics" a CD with authentic brazilian sambas. This music is a respectful prayer in honor of the sweet, the feminine, the great mother, and the Earth, the Mother of all. You will find scanned a nice 16p booklet with very interesting information about the philosophy of Brazilian Samba, the songs and the artists of this quality selection. Enjoy.

Brazil Classics vol. 2 - O Samba (1990)  

Posted by bossa_curiosa at Nov. 5, 2007
Brazil Classics vol. 2 - O Samba (1990)

Brazil Classics vol.2 - O Samba (1990)
MP3 | 192 Kbps | 50 min | 69 Mb | rapidshare.com

“Happily, Byrne followed up with this equally revelatory collection of contemporary samba, this time featuring singers even more obscure to North American ears. The highly percussive samba is Brasil's national music, at times furiously rhythmic yet still capable of sustaining a rich songwriting tradition. As befits a "peoples" music (which reaches a yearly apotheosis in the wildly competitive samba schools of Carnaval), the melodies are tougher, the lyrics earthier than the romantic pop music that people usually associate with this most musical of nations. Once more we must thank David Byrne for introducing us to great singers like Clara Nunes, reigning samba queen till her untimely death in 1983, as well as the equally celebrated Beth Carvalho and Martinho Da Vila.”

Brazil Classics - Beleza Tropical vol.2 (1998)  

Posted by bossa_curiosa at Nov. 5, 2007
Brazil Classics - Beleza Tropical vol.2 (1998)

Brazil Classics - Beleza Tropical vol. 2 (1998)
MP3 192 Kbps | 56 min | 75 Mb @ rapidshare.com

“Ten years after Beleza Tropical Volume 1 turned the world on to the popular music of Brazil (MPB), along comes volume 2 to bring us up to date. The first volume did a great job covering the 1960s and '70s; volume 2 does an equally impressive job in focusing on the late '80s and the '90s. The MPB scene is as vibrant as ever. Elder voices of the movement like Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, and Sergio Mendes have recently put out some of the best work of their careers, and you'll find wonderful examples of that here. The new generation of MPB stars are also amply represented – Marisa Monte, Daniela Mercury, the late Chico Science, Moleque de Rua, Os Paralamas Do Successo, and others all contribute excellent work. The songs incorporate the technological changes of the past decade and meld elements of rock, jazz, funk, reggae, and African music with the rich traditions of Brazil. The result is music that is coherent, edgy, and creatively compelling. This compilation is very well sequenced, so that it doesn't sound like a hodgepodge of styles, but instead flows flawlessly from tune to tune.
Jeff Grubb (Editorial Review, Amazon.com)

Brazil Classics vol.1 - Beleza Tropical vol.1 (1989)  

Posted by bossa_curiosa at Nov. 5, 2007
Brazil Classics vol.1 - Beleza Tropical vol.1 (1989)

Brazil Classics vol.1 - Beleza Tropical (1989)
MP3 192 Kbps | 65 min | 89 Mb @ rapidshare.com

“Compiled by former Talking Head David Byrne and released in 1989, with liner notes and translations by Arto Lindsay, Beleza Tropical documents a New York hipster's first infatuation with the rich, deep, and varied spectrum of Brazilian popular music from the rebellious '70s. There are better Brazilian anthologies, but none so clearly assembled in order to counter the received opinion of Brazilian music as lightweight bachelor-pad fluff (although Milton Nascimento, with his beautiful high tenor, sometimes comes close). Caetano Veloso (whose magnificent “Terra” is itself worth the price of admission) and Gilberto Gil are remarkable lyricists whose music is influenced as much by the Afro-Brazilian rhythms of northern Brazil as by the Beatles. Jorge Ben contributes a pair of highfalutin yet funky soccer songs, Chico Buarque is at his most uncompromisingly poetic, and Nazare Pereira taps deep into Brazilian folklore”.
Richard Gehr (Editorial Review, Amazon.com)

Brazil Classics - Beleza Tropical vol.2 (1998)  

Posted by bossa_curiosa at Sept. 25, 2006
Brazil Classics - Beleza Tropical vol.2 (1998)

Brazil Classics - Beleza Tropical vol. 2 (1998)
MP3 192 Kbps | Original Release Date: November 1998 | Label: Warner Bros / Wea | 56 min | 75 Mb @ depositfiles.com/rapidshare.de

“Ten years after Beleza Tropical Volume 1 turned the world on to the popular music of Brazil (MPB), along comes volume 2 to bring us up to date. The first volume did a great job covering the 1960s and '70s; volume 2 does an equally impressive job in focusing on the late '80s and the '90s. The MPB scene is as vibrant as ever. Elder voices of the movement like Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, and Sergio Mendes have recently put out some of the best work of their careers, and you'll find wonderful examples of that here. The new generation of MPB stars are also amply represented – Marisa Monte, Daniela Mercury, the late Chico Science, Moleque de Rua, Os Paralamas Do Successo, and others all contribute excellent work. The songs incorporate the technological changes of the past decade and meld elements of rock, jazz, funk, reggae, and African music with the rich traditions of Brazil. The result is music that is coherent, edgy, and creatively compelling. This compilation is very well sequenced, so that it doesn't sound like a hodgepodge of styles, but instead flows flawlessly from tune to tune. – Jeff Grubb (Editorial Review, Amazon.com)

Brazil Classics vol.1 - Beleza Tropical vol.1 (1989)  

Posted by bossa_curiosa at Sept. 25, 2006
Brazil Classics vol.1 - Beleza Tropical vol.1 (1989)

Brazil Classics vol.1 - Beleza Tropical (1989)
MP3 192 Kbps | Original Release Date: October 1989 | Label: Warner Bros / Wea | 65 min | 89 Mb @ depositfiles.com/rapidshare.de

“Compiled by former Talking Head David Byrne and released in 1989, with liner notes and translations by Arto Lindsay, Beleza Tropical documents a New York hipster's first infatuation with the rich, deep, and varied spectrum of Brazilian popular music from the rebellious '70s. There are better Brazilian anthologies, but none so clearly assembled in order to counter the received opinion of Brazilian music as lightweight bachelor-pad fluff (although Milton Nascimento, with his beautiful high tenor, sometimes comes close). Caetano Veloso (whose magnificent “Terra” is itself worth the price of admission) and Gilberto Gil are remarkable lyricists whose music is influenced as much by the Afro-Brazilian rhythms of northern Brazil as by the Beatles. Jorge Ben contributes a pair of highfalutin yet funky soccer songs, Chico Buarque is at his most uncompromisingly poetic, and Nazare Pereira taps deep into Brazilian folklore”. – Richard Gehr (Editorial Review, Amazon.com)

Cuba Classics, Vol. 2: Dancing with the Enemy (1988)  

Posted by bossa_curiosa at Nov. 22, 2007
Cuba Classics, Vol. 2: Dancing with the Enemy (1988)

Cuba Classics, Vol. 2: Dancing with the Enemy (1988)
Incredible Dance Hits of the 60's & 70's
MP3 192 Kbps | Original Release Date: January 1988 | Label: Luaka Bop | 59 min | 79 Mb @ rapidshare.com
Repost (original rapidshare.de uplaod is deleted!

“One of the first of Luaka Bop's many fine South American and Caribbean collections, Dancing With the Enemy features a fertile mix of modern, son-derived cuts made in Cuba during the ‘60s and ‘70s. The collection ranges from the classic acoustic-folk sound of Maria Teresa Vera's "Es No Es Na" and the vintage rumba stylings of Chapottin y Sus Estrellas' "La Guarapachanga," to the rock-inspired boogaloo and pop of Orquesta Revés' "Fifí, Teté y Popó." Also featuring choice mambo, descarga, and tipica sides, this 16-track disc will no doubt please students of modern Cuban music with credits that include Latin music innovators like Los Van Van, Celeste Mendoza, and Orquesta Riverside. Along with other important Luaka Bop compilations in the Brazil Classics series, Cuba Classics 2: Dancing with the Enemy is an essential record for fans of international music”. – Stephen Cook, All Music Guide