So, Brazil's out. We'll say goodbye to O Pentacampeão with a couple of more tracks that could have gone into ESB Brazil a couple weeks back.
PAULO BAGUNÇA EA TROPA MALDITA - Olhos Risonhos
As Tim Perlich noted a few weeks back in his vinyl and reissue hunting column, Discos Mariposa has reissued Paulo Bagunça ea Tropa Maldita's self-titled album from 1974. What a record! Although, I must say, I agree with Perlich about the Bagunça's "distance" from Tropicalismo. You kind of get the sense Bagunça (which means "garbage" in Portugese) made this record six years too late, but at the same time, acts that play music 40 years too late are all the rage, so why fault a 70s artist playing Nugget-like rays of tropicalian sunshine?
CéU - Rainha (sample)
Her name means "sky" in Portugese, and her music seems to come from there. She's young, and relatively unknown in North America, but that didn't stop some fans from coming to see her play this afternoon on a CIUT broadcast at Harbourfront Centre. Her music incorporates all her favourite sounds in samba, dub and turntablism, and her band of diverse backing musicians allows for these sounds to shimmer with the same kind of light that some of the key bossa nova records had in the early 60s. Check out more here.
on July 15th, CIUT will be broadcasting a super-special, one time only concert featuring some of the artists profiled in Jamaica to Toronto : Soul Funk Reggae 1967-1974. It's a compilation that's being released by Seattle's A Light in the Attic, who made themselves famous with last year's Free Design remix project. The concept of this Jamrock-to-T-Dot release is to bring back some of those lost records from Jamaican emigrees to Toronto in the late 60s and early 70s. Few people know this, but Toronto had its share of Jamaican legends who came to Toronto and started the local reggae scene, only months after it took off in Jamaica. All of the following musicians came to Toronto during the great immigration wave of not only Caribbeans but Asians and Eastern Europeans that shaped the city's future: Leroy Sibbles of the Heptones, who were cuttin' party records as far back as the 50s; Jackie Mittoo of Studio One fame; and Waynie McGhie, who came back into the light with a reissue of The Sounds of Joy a couple years back.
Jamaica to Toronto will be released officially the night of the concert (Saturday July 15th, 9:30pm at the Harbourfront outdoor main stage), and it's a FREE SHOW!!! This is an incredibly rare opportunity for Torontonian fans of early reggae, soul and funk. XLR8R has an excellent interview with Kevin Howes, who had a hand in putting the comp together.
JO-JO + THE FUGITIVES - Chips-Chicken-Banana-Split
WAYNE MCGHIE + THE SOUNDS OF JOY - Fire (She Need Water)
NEW YOUNG PONY CLUB - Get Lucky
VITAMINSFORYOU - Leave My Head Around
FASCADE @ 137dB - Ten Days
SINEWAVE - Life Day
HERBERT - We're in Love
HERBERT - Birds of a Feather
THE SAFFRON SECT - Withywindle Way
THE SAFFRON SECT - All Leads Back To You
THE SAFFRON SECT - Phosphorous Flash
THE SAFFRON SECT - Clink Clink
THE SAFFRON SECT - Aquamarine Ink
THE SAFFRON SECT - Wilds Of The North
FRENCH KICKS - Also Ran
FRENCH KICKS - No Mean Time
FRENCH KICKS - Basement D.C.
THE SHIRTS - Only The Dead Know Brooklyn