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  • Brasileiro Brasileiro Quick View

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    Brasileiro won the 1992 Grammy Award for Best World Music Album. The album was released at June 17 in 1992.

    Mendes went back to the taproots of his heritage, calling upon a plethora of explosive tracks from L.A. sessionmen and give the production a finished sheen. Combining Forro and Samba Reggae with Indiado stomps and shouts, What Is This is a romping Bahian take on Hiphop and grafts Portuguese vocals onto a swinging American Funk groove. And the unusual ¾-meter samba Pipoca is the creation of do-everything mystery man Hermeto Pascoal.

    Mendes draws upon the giants and comers of Brazilian songwriting like Ivan Lins, Gilberto Gil, Joao Bosco, Carlinhos Brown, and Guinga. Mendes vocal blend is Gracinha Leporace who sounds more vibrant than ever. Bassist Sebastian Neto also returns to the Mendes fold.

    1. Fanfarra (Cabua-Le-Le)
    2. Magalenha
    3. Indiado
    4. What Is This?
    5. Lua Soberana
    6. Sambadouro
    7. Senhoras Do Amazonas
    8. Kalimba
    9. Barabare
    10 Esconjuros
    11. Pipoca
    12. Magano
    13. Chorado
    14. Fanfarra (Despedida)
    Sergio Mendes
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • I Remember (Pure Pleasure) I Remember (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    I Remember (Pure Pleasure)

    Jazz singer Dianne Reeves was born into a family rich in musical background. Her uncle, Charles Burrell, a bass player with the Denver Symphony Orchestra, introduced her to the music of jazz singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and, especially impressive to Reeves, Sarah Vaughan.

    Her musical career includes a tour with Eduardo del Barrio's group Caldera; singing with Billy Childs' jazz band Night Flight; touring with Sergio Mendes; from 1983-86 touring with Harry Belafonte as a lead singer. She also sang at the closing ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.

    Reeves has been awarded four Grammys for Best Jazz Vocal Performances for the albums In the Moment - Live In Concert (2001), The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan (2002), A Little Moonlight (2003), and Good Night and Good Luck (soundtrack) (2006).

    Recorded at Madhatter Studios, Los Angeles, California on September 10-11, 1990 and The Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on April 27-28 and May 9, 1988.


    • 180g Vinyl

    • Re-mastered by Ron McMaster at Capitol Studios


    • Dianne Reeves, vocals

    • Kevin Eubanks, acoustic guitar

    • Bobby Hutcherson, vibraphone

    • Greg Osby, alto saxophone

    • Justo Almario, saxophone

    • Charles Mims, piano

    • Billy Childs, piano

    • Donald Brown, piano

    • Mulgrew Miller, piano

    • Chris Severin, bass

    • Charnett Moffett, bass

    • Billy Kilson, drums

    • Marvin Smitty Smith, drums

    • Terri Lyne Carrington, drums

    • Ron Powell, percussion, wind chimes

    • Bill Summers, percussion

    • Luis Conte, percussion

    About Pure Pleasure

    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.

    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.

    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.

    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.

    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.

    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. Afro Blue
    2. The Nearness Of You / Misty
    3. I Remember Sky
    4. Love For Sale
    5. Softly As In The Morning Sunrise
    6. Like A Lover
    7. How High The Moon
    8. You Taught My Heart To Sing
    9. For All We Know
    Dianne Reeves
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Superbad (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    First Time On Vinyl

    One Side Features A Screen Print

    Features a mix of Lyle Workman songs written for the film and killer tracks from Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66, Rick James, The Bar-Keys and more. Numbered edition of 2000 on double vinyl, 3 sides of music, one side a stunning screen print!

    Lyle Workman - Super What?
    The Bar-Kays - Too Hot To Stop
    Lyle Workman - Seth Pulls Into Lot
    Lyle Workman - Cops See Fogel's ID/ Seth Saves Evan
    Jean Knight - Do Me
    Lyle Workman - Flashback Party Weekend
    Curtis Mayfield - P.S. I Love You
    Lyle Workman - Evan Runs
    Lyle Workman - Sleeping Bags
    Lyle Workman - Like A Pimp
    The Roots f/ Malik B. & Dice Raw - Here I Come
    Lyle Workman - Seth Runs On Track
    Rick James - Bustin' Out (On Funk)
    Lyle Workman - Evan's Basement Jam
    Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 - Roda
    Lyle Workman - Goldslick/Seth Fantasy
    The Bar-Kays - Soul Finger
    Lyle Workman - Funk McLovin
    Various Artists
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