An amazing collection – every single Jorge Ben album recorded for Philips – one hell of a massive legacy in music, packaged here with a bonus CD of rare material too! The albums in the collection are the stuff of legend – amazing discs that forever changed the face of Brazilian music with Jorge's unique blend of samba and soul, plus a touch of funk as the 70s came on – and together, the music is a mindblowingly heavy batch of work that few other artists could ever match! Titles include Samba Esquema Novo, Sacudin Ben Samba, Ben E Samba Bon, Big Ben, Jorge Ben (1969), Forca Bruta, Negro E Lindo, Ben, 10 Anos Depois, A Tabua De Esmeralda, Solta O Pavao, Gil E Jorge, and Africa Brasil. Rarities disc is unique to this set, from what we can tell – and is filled with goodies too!
Great debut! Banda do Casaco surely had the knowhow and when freedom of speech came to Portugal (1974…so late) they started recording one album each year, and this was the first, in75. Itґs not better nor worst than their other abums from the 70ґs, at least the ones i know (the first three), wich indicates that this was a very consistent group of musicians despiste the formation changes and various guests…
Emilinha Borba was the queen of Brazilian radio's golden era. Over four decades she cemented her position as one of the country's best-loved crooners, producing 117 records featuring more than 200 tracks, and exporting the Brazilian sound worldwide.
10 great hits from forró, becomes very hard not to like the CD because it brings the most popular hits of Brazilian music with Luiz Gonzaga, Elba Ramalho, Fagner and others.