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Various - DJ Cliffy Presents Black Rio - Brazil Soul Power 1971-1980



DJ Cliffy Presents Black Rio
Various - DJ Cliffy Presents Black Rio - Brazil Soul Power 1971-1980
(CD/2xLP) Strut STRUTCD/LP015, 2002-02-18

"It's late '60s, early '70s Rio where, for a few glorious years in the sun-drenched ghettos, the sun, samba and funk fused in a heady mixture of afros, black power and huge funk parties catering to up to 10,000 people. This is the story of Brazil's most forgotten movement: Black Rio. Black Rio mirrored the struggles in North America, maintaining a particularly close link to the soul brothers in Harlem. What started out as a simple expression of the universal power of black music became a symbol for the struggle of poor black Brazilians to leave the ghetto and choose their own destiny, their own music and fashion. Artists like Tim Maia, Genival Cassaino (Os Diagonais) and Toni Tornado drew from the US soul and funk of Motown, Stax and James Brown to create their own blend of 'soul brasileiro'. At one point there were over 300 sound systems spread around Rio, each one accompanied by a group of dancers. Dom Filo of WEA Records, Brazil explains: "What we liked in the black American was his pride in the beauty and characteristics of our race. We felt like brothers, but also like Brazilians. Life here is different. With soul, we wanted to reintegrate our happiness and daily problems."

'Black Rio' is compiled and annotated by DJ Cliffy, the man behind the successful 'Future World Funk' album series and club nights and the Brazilian club 'Batmacumba' at London's ICA. The package features extensive sleeve notes by Cliffy, rare photos, club flyers and memorabilia."

DJ Cliffy Presents Black Rio
Various - DJ Cliffy Presents Black Rio - Brazil Soul Power 1971-1980
(CD/2xLP) Strut STRUTCD/LP015, 2002-02-18

Tracklisting CD :
01 Gang Do Tagarela - Melo Da Tagarela (Rapper's Delight) 4:10
02 Copa 7 - Copa 7 No Samba 2:53
03 Grupo Arembepe - Iaia 3:04
04 Uniao Black - Black Rio 2:46
05 Miguel de Deus - Cinco Anos 4:56
06 Jorge Ben - Comanche 2:58
07 Trio Mocotó - Nago 3:40
08 Banda Black Rio - Gafiera Universal 3:06
09 Toni Tornado - Podes Crer, Amizade 2:30
10 Eklipse Soul - Psicose 2:11
11 Manito - Na Baixa Da Sapateiro 3:28
12 Orlandivo* - Onde Anda O Meu Amor 3:46
13 Dom Salvador e Aboliçao - Som, Sangue E Raca 2:46
14 Antonio Carlos E Jocafi - Kabaluere 2:22
15 Orquestra E Coro - Kriola 2:27
16 Gerson King Combo - Uma Chance 5:25

Tracklisting 2xLP :
A1 Gang Do Tagarela - Melo Da Tagarela (Rapper´s Delight) 4:10
A2 Copa 7 - Copa 7 No Samba 2:53
A3 Grupo Arembepe - Iaia 3:04
A4 Uniao Black - Black Rio 2:46
B1 Miguel de Deus - Cinco Anos 4:56
B2 Jorge Ben - Comanche 2:58
B3 Trio Mocotó - Nago 3:40
B4 Eklipse Soul - Psicose 2:11
C1 Banda Black Rio - Gafiera Universal 3:06
C2 Toni Tornado - Podes Crer, Amizade 2:30
C3 Manito - Na Baixa Da Sapateiro 3:28
C4 Orlandivo* - Onde Anda O Meu Amor 3:46
D1 Dom Salvador e Aboliçao - Som, Sangue E Raca 2:46
D2 Antonio Carlos E Jocafi - Kabaluere 2:22
D3 Orquestra E Coro - Kriola 2:27
D4 Gerson King Combo - Uma Chance 5:25

Note from the front cover of the compilation :
"Retrospective of classic 70's Brazilian funk and soul including alternative version of 'Rapper's Delight' and tracks by Jorge Ben, Banda Black Rio, Trio Mocoto and Gerson King Combo. Package features extensive sleeve notes by DJ Cliffy with rare photos and flyers."

Links :
strut-records.com
myspace.com/strutrecords
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