Tim Maia - Tim Maia (Apple Red & Brown Vinyl)
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A fusion of soul, boogie, disco and MPB, featuring 'E Necessario'.
Tim Maia is rightly recognised as one of the biggest icons in Brazilian music. He
was born in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro 1942, and released over 30 albums
during his extensive and well- publicised career, touching on funk, bossa nova,
disco, MPB, rock, soul and jazz. In the 1970s, Maia started to record albums and
perform shows promoting his synthesis of American soul and Brazilian music
with elements of samba and baiao. The movement gradually took the workingclass suburbs of the north side of Rio de Janeiro, exploding in 1976 with the
black movement and producing artists such as Toni Tornado, Banda Black Rio
Maia's funky style was still at its best when he released this album in 1977. It was
his frst and only recording for Som Livre, the legendary Brazilian label. Recorded
across three studios, featuring topsession players and producedby Maia himself,
this self-titled tour de force deserves to be shortlisted among his fnest albums.
It was a milestone recording in the black movement and epitomises the synergy
of American and Brazilian sounds and styles. It combines soul, funk, MPB and
jazz with Latininfuences, disco and pop. The album features classic tracks, such
as 'E Necessario', one of the best of his career and a favourite of ours for many
years, and the boogie gem, 'Verao Carioca'. These soulful, funky tracks sit next to
beautiful, heart- wrenching ballads and theequally funky instrumental'Flores
Presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on limited edition apple red and
brown coloured vinyl.
Tracks: Pense Menos / Sem Voce / Verao Carioca / Feito Para Dancar / E
Necessario / Leva O Meu Blue / Venha Dormir Em Casa / Musica Para Betinha /
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