Black Rio Volume 2: Original Samba Soul (Discontinued) - Vinyl Record
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Whilst Tropicalia had given Brazils musicians and songwriters a powerful political voice during the 60s, the Black Rio movement had to battle the odds black soul was perceived as not being authentically Brazilian and the country was under the rule of General Emilio Garrastazu Medicis oppressive dictatorship which effectively suffocated cultural expression between 1969 and 1974. Still, the movement took hold as disenchanted black Brazilian youth mirrored the struggles of their contemporaries in the US with their own potent brew of samba, soul and funk. Black Rio parties attracted thousands, bands including Banda Black Rio and Uniao Black were created from the scene and music figureheads like Jorge Ben began exploring more dense, Afro directions on albums including Africa Brasil.
While Black Rio Vol. 1 brought together pioneers of the movement like Tim Maia and Gerson King Combo, Volume 2 digs deeper still, exploring more of the key artists and many of the short-lived bands and smaller labels of the time. Highlights include the dynamite funk / samba jam Faz Tanta Tempo by Renata Lu, a great funky cover of Gilberto Gils Bananeira by Emilio Santiago and a rare slice of breezy soul, Supermarket, by Pete Dunaway aka Paulistano, one of a group of artists giving themselves a Western-sounding name at the time.
2. Renata Lu - Faz Tanto Tempo
3. Guimaraes E O Grupo Som Sagrado - Our Sound
5. Emilio Santiago - Bananeira
6. Watusi - Oi Gere
7. Os Diagonais - Nao Vou Chorar
8. Claudia - Salve, Rainha
9. Pete Dunaway - Supermarket
10. Super Som Lord - BR Samba
11. Azambuja & Cia - Tema De Azambuja
12. Avan Samba - Ibere
13. Cry Babies - Its My Thing
14. Balanca Povo - Novo Dia
15. Edson Frederico E A Transa - Bobeira
16. Bebeto - Princesa Negra De Angola (Instrumental version)
17. Marlene - Sinal Vermelho
18. Sonia Santos - Poema Ritmico Do Malandro
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